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Fort Davis ISD to review candidates for vacant board position

November 7th, 2013


FORT DAVIS – Fort Davis ISD will discuss potential candidates for a school board vacancy at the school board meeting on Monday, November 11 in Fort Davis.

Former trustee Mark Wetzel resigned several months ago.

The candidate for the at-large position will be named in December and will fill it for the rest of …

Marfa 4H news and notes

November 1st, 2013

By Brielle Gonzales
Marfa 4H Club reporter

MARFA – The Marfa 4H Club met on Monday October 1, 2013 at the Marfa Cowboy Church for their first meeting of the year.

Thee meeting started with the 4H motto and pledge, and the pledge of allegiance to the American flag read by Donny Martinez. Cesar Torres read the group …

Marfa ISD moving forward, district principal says

Marfa ISD moving forward, district principal says

October 24th, 2013


MARFA – Dr. Ross McGlothlin addressed the Marfa ISD board of trustees during its Monday meeting to give an academic status report since he became the first district-wide principal.

It was a busy meeting for the board as they also discussed a new industrial arts facility and additional employment contracts.

Architectual …

Marfa PTO fall festival is Sunday

October 24th, 2013

MARFA – The Marfa ISD Parent Teacher Organization invites the entire community to the annual Fall Festival Sunday from 1-6pm in Hibbitts Gym.

Volunteers are still needed. You can contact the school or Sarah Fellows Martinez if you can assist.

There will be tickets on sale for the various activities. Decorated cupcakes, pumpkins, arts and crafts, and …

Marfa International School

Marfa International School

September 27th, 2013


(photos by RON PARRISH (glider fieldtrip), LESLEY BROWN (playground), and MIS (sports image)

Clockwise from top, the Marfa International School inaugurated a new playground for the 2013-2014 school year, constructed by Marfa builders Joe and Ross Cashiola and Riley O’Brien. Mrs. Raquel Leos Jenkins’ 3rd-5th-grade students took a recent fieldtrip to Burt Compton’s Marfa Gliders. And …

Dr. Martin Urbina named new Sul Ross Criminal Justice graduate coordinator

September 27th, 2013


RGC Media Relations

ALPINE – Dr. Martin Guevara Urbina, Professor of Criminal Justice at Rio Grande College, has been named the graduate coordinator for the Criminal Justice Department at Sul Ross State University.

He will oversee all aspects of the program including admissions, enrollment, teaching schedules, and mentoring. Because all coursework for the Master of …

Standing room only at LRFMS PTO meeting

Standing room only at LRFMS PTO meeting

September 27th, 2013

The LRFMS cafeteria was packed for the PTO meeting.

PRESIDIO – The Lucy Rede Franco Middle School Open House/PTO meeting took place in the cafeteria on September 19 with more than 200 parents in attendance.

People were standing along the walls of the cafeteria after all the seats were taken.

Title 1, Gear Up, and …

National Public Lands Day in Big Bend National Park begins September 28

September 20th, 2013

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK – Mark your calendars! Saturday, September 28, is National Public Lands Day!

What could that mean for you? Free entrance into Big Bend National Park, a chance to join with others to support public lands, and have a fun-filled weekend!

In celebration, the National Park Service has designated September 28 as a fee-free …

Marfa, Van Horn 4H summer fieldtrip takes students to the Texas Gulf Coast

Marfa, Van Horn 4H summer fieldtrip takes students to the Texas Gulf Coast

September 20th, 2013

MARFA, PRESIDIO, VAN HORN – 4H Club members from Presidio and Hudspeth counties competed a seven-month learning module with a fieldtrip to Corpus Christi, Texas the week of July 8-12.

Students strike a pose in front of their vessel the Karma.

Titled “Linking Inland to the Gulf,” this  educational water program was conceived and …

Sul Ross fall semester enrollment jumps 12 percent

September 19th, 2013

Sul Ross fall semester enrollment jumps 21 percent

Highlighted by a 54 percent surge in freshman numbers, Sul Ross State University’s fall semester enrollment showed a 12 percent hike as 12th class day numbers were released Monday afternoon.

Enrollment increased 208 students, from 1,736 in 2012 to 1,944. Semester credit hours rose seven percent, from 18,977 to …

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