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Student Council Honored with National Park Service Award

Student Council Honored with National Park Service Award

July 13th, 2017

O’Banion Middle School Student Council members who won the annual award from Fort Davis National Historic Site.

FORT DAVIS — Fort Davis NHS is pleased to announce O’Banion Middle School Student Council, out of Garland Texas, received the regional George and Helen Hartzog award for Outstanding Youth Group Service.

For the third consecutive year, this student …

Five weeks of Summer Camp for local youth provided by Marfa Studio of Arts

July 6th, 2017

(photo courtesy of MARFA STUDIO OF ARTS)Marfa teaching artists and students pose by the mural they painted at the elementary school.

MARFA – Over the course of five weeks, Marfa Studio Arts led a series of studio art camps for grades K-6.

Teaching artists Rae Anna Hample, Stephanie Mei Huang, Callie Meeks, Emma Rogers, and Cate …

McNair students present research July 5-6 at Sul Ross

July 6th, 2017

ALPINE — Thirteen Sul Ross State University students are working on undergraduate research projects this summer as part of the 2017 McNair Program. The students present their findings July 5 and 6 from 1-3 pm in SRSU’s Lawrence Hall, room 309.

A fourteenth student in the Sul Ross McNair Program, Yelixza Avila, Tornillo, was accepted to …

Fort Davis Education Foundation receives $13k grant

July 6th, 2017


FORT DAVIS – The Fort Davis Education Foundation has received a $13,200 grant from Still Water via a fund from the Permian Basin Area Foundation to purchase computers for students in grades three, four and five at Dirks-Anderson Elementary School.

Elementary Principal and Fort Davis Education Foundation Board Member Alison Scott told the Marfa …

Valentine girl competes at The National History Day Contest

Valentine girl competes at The National History Day Contest

June 22nd, 2017

(photo courtesy CONGRESSMAN WILL HURD’s OFFICE)From left, Valentine teacher Bianca Porras, national finalist Jaci Garcia, and Valentine ISD Superintendent Debbie Engle.


VALENTINE – Valentine student, Jaclyn Garcia, competed at The National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park, MD, last week.

During her trip to Maryland, Garcia visited the office …

Marfa student on UNT Dean’s List

June 8th, 2017

DENTON – University of North Texas student Sean Michael Scanlon of Marfa was named to the Dean’s List for the 2017 spring semester, according to a university news release.

To be named to the Dean’s List, undergraduates must complete at least 12 academic hours with a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9.

UNT is one of …

Sul Ross State University students experience cultural encounter in China

Sul Ross State University students experience cultural encounter in China

June 8th, 2017

(photo courtesy DR. ESTHER RUMSEY)Sul Ross student Andylyn Heckart practices Chinese calligraphy as part of SRSU’s Cultural Encounter Program.

ALPINE — Three Sul Ross State University students are in China, where they are completing the second half of the university’s Cultural Encounter Program for 2017. Andylyn Heckart (Runaway Bay), Dakoata Tyson (Sweetwater), and Ruoxi Wu …

Area students named to Sully 2017 Spring Dean’s List

June 8th, 2017

FAR WEST TEXAS – A total of 275 Sul Ross State University-Alpine Campus students were named to the 2017 Spring Semester Dean’s List. The list recognizes students who maintain a grade point average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Undergraduate students enrolled for 12 or more semester credit hours are eligible for the Dean’s …

Fort Davis summer reading program set

June 8th, 2017

FORT DAVIS — “Build a Better World” is the theme of Jeff Davis County Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program.

Registration began June 1. Forms are available at the library or by email from

Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library are donating one prize for adults and one prize for children for Summer Reading Program participants …

Marfa 4-H sets events for June

June 8th, 2017

MARFA – This summer Marfa 4-H has several exciting events coming up, and the community is welcome to attend.

June 10 – Team Roping and Archery Shootout at the Marfa Fairgrounds and Arena

June 11 – Ice Cream Social and Awards Banquet at the Marfa ISD Robinson Cafeteria @ 2 pm

June 27 – Food Challenge Day Camp …

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