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Ummi Chanez is Kids, Kows and More essay winner

January 29th, 2015

MARFA – Marfa Elementary School student Ummi Chanez is this year’s winner of the Kids, Kows and More essay contest.

The Kids, Kows, and More Live Ag Expo is offered every fall by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to all third- through fifth-grade students in Presidio County.

Essay winner Ummi Chanez, center, with …

Five 4H leaders receive first responder training

January 29th, 2015

MARFA – Five Presidio County 4H Leaders and the County Extension Agent received training and became certified in CPR and first aid for both youth and adults on Saturday January 24.

(photo by JESSE LEA SCHNEIDER)From left, Anabel Gallegos, Reeves County CEA; 4H leaders Sterry Butcher, Michael Roch, Jason Corbin, Brenda Klein, and …

School board addressing concern of parent-teacher: morale and retention

January 22nd, 2015


MARFA – A Marfa educator’s concern about teacher morale was coincidentally addressed as Marfa school board members presented their district goals at Tuesday’s board meeting.

During public comments, parent and Montessori teacher Crawford Marginot shared her concerns about teacher retention and morale. Marginot’s triplet children, who have attended Marfa public school since kindergarten, …

Presidio ISD District-wide Educational Improvement Council elects first student chairperson

January 16th, 2015

April Crowder


PRESIDIO – When Presidio ISD Superintendent Dennis McEntire suggested four years ago that the District-wide Educational Improvement Council (DWEIC) include student representatives as members, he might never have thought it would come this far. Last week, April Crowder – a senior at Presidio ISD high school – was elected …

Presidio ISD tuba player selected for all-state honors

January 16th, 2015

Max Ferguson


PRESIDIO – To some, he is known as FullyMaxxed, the 15-year-old masked DJ, who performs electronic music beneath the guise of a neon orange jumpsuit and cardboard headdress. To his peers, he is simply Max Ferguson, a Presidio ISD sophomore. But no matter the moniker, Ferguson is making …

Marfa High School students now using Industrial Arts building

January 15th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Industrial arts teacher Josh Steinburg, second from right, talks to his shop students in their new building.


MARFA – This is Josh Steinburg’s first year as a teacher and so far, he loves his job, despite a big hurdle with his Industrial Arts shop. Ever …

Marfa High School robotics team trains in El Paso

January 8th, 2015

(MARFA ISD photo)Marfa robotics team members learn about the electronic portion of their robot from University of Texas at El Paso Professor Dr. Virgilio Gonzalez during a robotics competition kickoff last week in El Paso.


MARFA – Several Marfa High School students spent part of their Christmas vacation in El …

Dollar General donates $40,000 to Presidio ISD elementary school

December 17th, 2014


PRESIDIO – Dollar General surprised Presidio Elementary School with a donation of $40,000 to promote reading and literacy programs within the school.

Presidio ISD elementary students and faculty assembled in the school library last Thursday morning to meet with representatives from the bargain retail chain, who read stories to the attentive youths.

Following a …

Marfa ISD bolsters staff

December 11th, 2014


MARFA – Marfa ISD board of trustees added more teachers to the roster at their meeting Monday night.

The board voted to hire Aidi Wong as a Spanish teacher, in addition to last month’s hiring of Oscar N. Aguero as the new MISD curriculum director and Crystal Garcia for fifth- and sixth-grade math.

Wong …

Marfa kids join nation in Hour of Code

December 11th, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Hatch Marfa’s Emily Keeton, left, leads Marfa students during The Hour of Code Monday afternoon at the Crowley Theater.


MARFA – Students from Marfa ISD and Marfa International School participated in the nation-wide Hour of Code this week.

Hour of Code is a weeklong event that …

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