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Bechtel book grants awarded to local students

January 30th, 2014

Alvarez of Fort Davis is new director

PRESIDIO, BREWSTER, JEFF DAVIS counties – The Board of Directors of the Bechtel Fund met Sunday and awarded $4,000 in book grants at $400 each to 10 Marfa, Presidio, Alpine, and Fort Davis students attending Sul Ross State University in Alpine.

Directors also elected Robert Alvarez of Fort Davis to …

Marfa Education Foundation receives $10,000 from Mitchell foundation

January 30th, 2014

MARFA – The Marfa Education Foundation is building momentum!  We are very pleased to accept a generous gift of $10,000 from the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.

MEF will use the donation to help support the dual-credit program at Marfa High School, in which students can earn their associate’s degree from UTPB by the time they …

George Hernandez to retire from Sul Ross on January 31

George Hernandez to retire from Sul Ross on January 31

January 30th, 2014

George Hernandez

ALPINE – George Hernandez’ retirement will complete a total of 81 years of service to Sul Ross State University by the Hernandez brothers.

George, a grounds keeper in the Physical Plant, will retire Jan. 31 after 19 years’ service at Sul Ross. Brothers Salvador (retired 2010) and Danny (retired 2012) worked 29 …

Nine Presidio students advance to Future Business Leaders of America state competition  

January 23rd, 2014

EL PASO – On January 17th, students traveled to El Paso to participate in the Future Business Leader of America Area Competition and nine of the students qualified to compete at the state level.

The following students advanced to the Future Business Leaders of America State Competition, which will be held in Corpus Christi on March 13-15: …

Presidio students compete in virtual robotics competition at MIT

January 16th, 2014


PRESIDIO – A comet is hurtling toward planet Earth, sure to devastate its inhabitants. The only hope to save humankind and preserve life as we know it is to either use gravitational force to disrupt the comet’s orbit or destroy the rogue body utilizing powerful lasers.

That’s the scenario faced by the nine …

Area Sul Ross students receive degrees at fall commencement

January 10th, 2014

ALPINE – A total of 216 students, 131 from the Alpine Campus and 85 from Rio Grande College, were candidates for degrees during fall commencement exercises at Sul Ross State University.

Ceremonies were held Saturday, Dec. 14 in the Pete P. Gallego Center for Sul Ross-Alpine graduates and in the Uvalde High School Auditorium …

Sul Ross spring semester classes begin January 16

Sul Ross spring semester classes begin January 16

January 10th, 2014

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University Spring 2014 semester classes will begin Thursday, Jan. 16.

Residence halls will open at noon Monday, Jan. 13. On Tuesday, Jan. 14, a faculty-staff meeting will be held at 9am in Marshall Auditorium, followed by college and departmental meetings at 10:30am 

Lobo Days orientation will be conducted for new …

70th Big Bend Livestock Show begins tonight

70th Big Bend Livestock Show begins tonight

January 9th, 2014

Entries aplenty from Presidio County

PRESIDIO, BREWSTER, JEFF DAVIS counties – For the 70th consecutive year, the Big Bend Livestock Show Association (BBLSA) will take center stage in all three Big Bend counties – Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio.

Bailey Walker and her grand champion pig. (photo by and courtesy of Janie Walker.

Weigh-in of animals …

Marfa Education Foundation among Permian Basin Area Foundation grant recipients

December 19th, 2013

MARFA, FORT DAVIS, MIDLAND – The Permian Basin Area Foundation announced $618,300 in grant awards to regional nonprofit organizations during a news conference held Tuesday at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum.

Among the recipients were the Marfa Education Foundation, the Fort Davis Historical Society, and McDonald Observatory

The education foundation received $7,500, which will be awarded to …

Fall commencement exercises Saturday at Sul Ross-Alpine

December 13th, 2013

ALPINE – Fall commencement exercises are scheduled Saturday, Dec. 14 at Sul Ross State University-Alpine Campus and Rio Grande College.

Sul Ross-Alpine ceremonies will begin at 10am in the Pete P. Gallego Center. State Representative Alfonso “Poncho” Nevárez will deliver the commencement address.

A total of 224 students, 139 at Sul Ross-Alpine are candidates for degrees.

At Alpine, …

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