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Robohorns advance to world contest

Robohorns advance to world contest

April 2nd, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)The world-competition-bound Marfa Robohorns, back row from left, Dillon Orr, Cesar Torres, Andy Garcia, Chris Ibarra, Gavin Livingston, Caleb Seegers, Michael Vega-Reyes, Isaiah Martinez; front row from left, Eva Guevara, Michaela Serrano, Gisselle Lujan and Anissa Lujan.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The science classroom at …

Alpine band in NYC

March 16th, 2015

The Alpine High School band performed at Carnegie Hall in the heart of New York on Monday, one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical and popular music.

The Statue of Liberty from the dinner cruise.

The Carnegie Hall website, announcing the National Youth Concert

It …

Marfa robotics team introduces its robot to the school board

February 26th, 2015

(staff photo by ROBERT L. HALPERN)That’s Babbage the robot, sporting the team name, the Robohorns.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa High School robotics team showed off what they’ve been working on all semester at the Marfa ISD board of trustees meeting on Monday, February 23.

The team, dubbed Marfa …

Trustees discuss multi-grade classrooms, teacher housing

February 26th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa ISD board of trustees had a healthy debate at Monday night’s meeting over potential elementary class alignment changes for the 2015-2016 school year.

“That’s why I think if we’re going to have this discussion, we have it now before we start stressing out teachers or concerning parents,” …

Buck band’s silent auction grows

February 12th, 2015

ALPINE – Alpine Band Boosters have received more items for the silent auction to be held in conjunction with a spaghetti supper on February 25 at the Granada Theater.

The auction is designed as a final big push to raise money for Alpine High School musicians to play at Carnegie Hall in New York next month.

A …

After school art program under way

February 12th, 2015

MARFA – Marfa High School students, have you seen this poster around town?

The High School Art After School had its first meeting Tuesday, February 11 to begin making things and preparing artwork for an exhibition at Marfa Contemporary.

In this program, you will have the opportunity to create, install, show, and sell your artwork …

Presidio ISD Formula 1 teams compete in Austin

February 5th, 2015

Team “The Blue Fusion”: Edgar Sotelo, Arturo Alferez III, Ryan Jaime & John Valeriano.

Team “The Fierce Five”: Edwin Anaya, Taylor Galliete, Jose Medrano, Tatum Galliete & Mace Galliete.

Team “The Light Speed”: Homero Leyva, Raul Rios, Franz Biantan, Arturo Madrid & Braxtyn Carrasco.

PRESIDIO – Three teams from Presidio ISD High …

CDRI scholarships available to Sul Ross grad students

February 5th, 2015

The late Dr. James Scudday (right)

ALPINE – The Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute (CDRI) will offer two $1,000 scholarships in 2015 to Sul Ross State University graduate students conducting research in the Chihuahuan Desert region.

Recent growth of the Dr. James F. Scudday CDRI Endowed Scholarship has provided funding for the two scholarships. Preference …

Sul Ross BRI receives $20,000 for research from West Texas Safari Club

February 5th, 2015

(Photo Courtesy Louis Harveson)Vice President, Cal Hendricks (left) and President, Matt Bell (right) of the West Texas Chapter of Safari Club International present a check to Dr. Louis A. Harveson, Director of the Borderland’s Research Institute.

ALPINE – The West Texas Chapter of Safari Club International (WTCSCI) of Midland/Odessa recently awarded $20,000 to …

Sul Ross preliminary Spring enrollment shows 7.5 percent increase

February 5th, 2015

ALPINE – Preliminary Spring 2015 figures show a 7.5 percent enrollment increase at Sul Ross State University.

Eighth-day totals (Thursday, Jan. 29) showed 1,811 students on the Sul Ross-Alpine Campus, compared to 1,686 a year ago and 1,698 for Spring 2013. Semester credit hours totaled 18,693, 6.4 percent more than last year (17,569) and seven percent …

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