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Presidio County 4H needs adult leaders

September 12th, 2013

PRESIDIO COUNTY – Do you have skills in photography, art, dance, cooking, swine, lambs, meat goats, or more?

Presidio County 4H Clubs in Marfa and Presidio have a place for you to make a difference in the life of a young person by volunteering to be an adult leader with either the Marfa or Rio Grande …

Final GED orientation is Saturday

September 12th, 2013

The fall Big Bend GED class members and instructors got acquainted Saturday, September 7, during an orientation. Class members are Glenda Desbiens, Guadalupe Garcia, Shelby Locke, Ashley Martinez, Ester Miranda, and Havi Vargas. Instructors pictured are Kathy Stein, Janith Stephenson, Jane Farley and Selsa Lerma, Odessa College ABE Director.


Homecoming week at Marfa ISD begins Monday

September 12th, 2013

MARFA – The Marfa Shorthorns will be celebrating Homecoming throughout the week beginning on Monday with Jersey Day.

Opposite Day will follow on Tuesday, followed by Nerd Day on Wednesday and the students will dress up as their favorite movie star, rock star, or hero. Friday, Homecoming day, will be the traditional Purple Day.

This year’s Homecoming …

Fort Davis ISD recognizes staff who inspire others

Fort Davis ISD recognizes staff who inspire others

September 12th, 2013

From left, Debbie Aufdengarten, administrative assistant; John Heiner, School Board President; Adele Coffey, Dirks-Anderson Paraprofessional; and Dr. Judi Whitis, Superintendent.

FORT DAVIS – Debbie Aufdengarten and Adele Coffey were honored as the September Spirit Award winners for their tremendous efforts and contributions to Fort Davis ISD.

Fort Davis Independent School District is continuing …

Jacob Gernentz named Sul Ross interim rodeo coach

September 12th, 2013

ALPINE – Jacob Gernentz has been named interim rodeo coach at Sul Ross State University. He replaces Chance Campbell, who resigned earlier this year.

Gernentz, Las Cruces, N.M., began his new duties Sept. 3.  He is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, where he was a two-year member of the rodeo team. He also …

David Gibson named Chief Information Officer at Sul Ross

September 12th, 2013

ALPINE – David Gibson has been named Chief Information Officer at Sul Ross State University.

Gibson, who will assume his new duties Oct. 1., is presently the Director of Computing Services at Abilene Christian University. He replaces Chandragupta Gudena, who resigned in July to accept a position at Richard Bland College of the College of William …

Astronomy, Reformation classes offered through Museum of the Big Bend

August 30th, 2013

ALPINE – Classes on astronomy and the Reformation will be offered at the Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University, beginning Thursday, Sept. 5.

“Introduction to Astronomy I: The Sky and the Solar System,” taught by David Oesper, will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday evenings, Sept. 5-Oct. 10. Cost is $75 …

El Paso Ex-Shorthorns to staff fest fundraising booth

August 30th, 2013

(El Paso Times photo by RAMON RENTERIA) El Paso Ex-Marfa Shorthorns will be at the Marfa Lights Festival raising money for their scholarship fund. From left, Armando and Yolanda Uranga, Ernesto “Surdo” Minjarez, Delma and Luis Sotelo, Ted and Sylvia Hesford.

EL PASO, MARFA – The Ex-Shorthorns alumni group from El Paso will …

GED classes offered this fall in Marfa, Alpine

August 30th, 2013

MARFA, ALPINE – Free on-line GED classes are being offered this fall by Odessa

College in cooperation with Sul Ross State College.

Classes will be held in both Alpine and in Marfa for the convenience of those in the tri-county area.  Required orientation sessions will be held September 7 and 14 from 9am to 4pm with a …

Buses will run a bit earlier

August 30th, 2013

MARFA – School starts sharply at 8am for all grade levels.

Pre-kindergarten and Montessori students will be released at 3:15pm; kindergartners through fifth grades at 3:35pm, and sixth-graders through seniors at 3:37pm.

The buses will drop off all students at the cafeteria for breakfast at 7:35am, so that means students will be picked up about 10 minutes …

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