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Sul Ross employees receive Bar-SR-Bar awards

May 18th, 2017

ALPINE — Heather Harrell, training coordinator, Small Business Development Center; Emery Scown, secretary, Behavioral and Social Sciences (BASS); Resa Tyree, employment specialist, Human Resources; and Manuel Valles, central receiving supervisor, Physical Plant, are the 2017 recipients of Sul Ross State University’s Bar-SR-Bar Award for Employee Excellence.

The citations, which include cash awards and recognize exemplary service, …

Parson cites the power of ordinary people at Sul Ross commencement

May 18th, 2017

ALPINE — Ordinary people, banding together, can make an extraordinary difference, Judy Parsons reminded Sul Ross State University graduates.

Parsons, Professor Emeritus of History who taught 50 years at Sul Ross (1965-2015), delivered the address during spring commencement exercises Friday evening (May 12) in the Pete P. Gallego Center. She also received an honorary doctorate for …

Summer reading program returns to Marfa Public Library

May 18th, 2017

MARFA — It’s that time of year again! The Marfa Public Library is gearing up for Summer Reading and we’d love for your whole family to join us this year! This summer’s theme is “Build a Better World” and we’ve got books for all reading levels about people who have made the world a better …

Theatre prof Schwab to retire July 31 from Sul Ross

Theatre prof Schwab to retire July 31 from Sul Ross

May 18th, 2017

Gregory Schwab

ALPINE — Gregory Schwab believes that Sul Ross State University is “where a small-town North Dakota boy was meant to be.” Schwab, Professor of Theatre, will retire July 31, 2017 after 29 years’ service as both a faculty member and administrator.

“This has been a wonderful experience,” he said. “Sul Ross has great faculty, …

Sul Ross student juried art awards presented

May 18th, 2017

ALPINE — Jesus H. Guerrero, El Paso, received the first-place award, and Gunner Gardner, Granger, won People’s Choice in the annual Sul Ross State University Juried Art Awards competition. Winners were announced at a reception held Thursday, May 4 in the Francois Fine Arts Building Gallery.

Guerrero’s self-portrait “Jesus,” an oil painting on canvas, received first …

Solar car team raises $700 in quilt raffle

Solar car team raises $700 in quilt raffle

May 18th, 2017

Presidio High Aficianados of Solar Car team, from left, Mr. Rolando Gloria, Miguel Ontiveros, Marty Martinez, Manuel Ortega, Luis Peraza, Damaris Perasa, Mr. Jesus Zubia, Sonny Armendariz, Ryan Castillo, Michael Harris, Yolanda Carlos, Vanessa Rios and Mr. Ian Dolino.

PRESIDIO — Presidio Elementary School student Anton Morales is the winner of a quilt raffle that …

Presidio High School student to attend UT Arlington summer institute

Presidio High School student to attend UT Arlington summer institute

May 18th, 2017

Izabella Ornelas

ARLINGTON – Izabella Ornelas, a Presidio High School freshman, has been selected to participate in the 2017 Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Summer Residential Institute at the University of Texas at Arlington.

She is the daughter of Arian Velazquez-Ornelas and Abraham Ornelas of Presidio.

The program dates are Sunday, June 4 to Saturday, July …

Presidio ISD Summer School

May 18th, 2017

Presidio ISD Summer School

Place:   High School Campus ONLY

PARTICIPATING GRADES:  5TH,  8TH,  EOC (ALGEBRA 1, ENGLISH 1)

Dates:  June 5-22  MONDAY – THURSDAY ONLY

ARRIVE AT 7:45 –  1:00 P.M.

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED- NO ONE WILL BE RELEASED UNTIL 1:00 P.M.

Students will be notified if they need to attend summer school.

Buses will run their Normal Routes

Escuela de …

Marfa educators receive AEP Teacher Vision Grants

May 11th, 2017

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Two Marfa ISD educators, Jamie Avalos and Jose Salgado, have been awarded American Electric Power Company (AEP) Teacher Vision Grants and will both receive $500.

The grants aim to help teachers fund creative classroom projects that improve students’ academic experience. AEP places emphasis on science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety, alongside the …

Presidio student chosen for summer UT Arlington math and science program

Presidio student chosen for summer UT Arlington math and science program

May 11th, 2017

Victor Contreras

ARLINGTON — Victor Contreras of Presidio High School has been selected to participate in the 2017 Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Summer Residential Institute at the University of Texas at Arlington.

UBMS is a federally funded program that offers a chance for top-quality students to experience college life, take part in activities related …

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