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End of year awards presented at LRFMS

June 4th, 2015

The sixth Annual Triple AAA awards from Lucy Rede Franco Middle School were presented at an awards ceremony last night. Photos will be published in next week’s issue of The International.

The following awards were preented:

Student of the Year:

7th, Paul Valeriano, Adaly Ramirez 8th Grader, Cole Galliete, Alejandrina Elms ,9th Grader, …

Marfa ISD Industrial Arts program hosts an open house

May 28th, 2015


MARFA –The Marfa High School industrial arts program held an open house on Saturday, May 16, in the new IA building. What was supposed to be ready for students on August 25, the first day of the 2014-2015 school year, wasn’t ready until the beginning of the spring semester in …

Marfa ISD saves taxpayers $1.5 million in refunded bonds

May 28th, 2015

MARFA – Marfa ISD last week closed on the sale of a 2015 tax refunding bond issue, saving taxpayers $825,260. It’s the third refunding issue over the past nine years, resulting in a total savings for its taxpayers of $1.5 million, according to a school district news release.

Here is a short summary of …

MHS class of 2015 scholarship recipients

May 28th, 2015

U.S. Border Patrol Big Bend Sector, $1,000, Cesar Torres.

Ex-Shorthorn Group of El Paso, $2,500, Orlando Sanchez; $2,500, Marissa Garcia. (The Ex-Shorthorn scholarships this year are presented in memory of Ex-Shorthorns Dr. Jose Roman and Ernesto Mendoza.)

Marfa Rotary Club, $ 1,000, Marissa Garcia; $ 1,000, Isaiah Martinez; $ 1,000, Juanita Nuñez.

Marfa National …

Torres is valedictorian, Briggs is salutatorian as the MHS class of 2015 graduates Friday

May 28th, 2015

Valedictorian Cesar Torres (left) and Salutatorian Dakota Briggs (right)


MARFA –The Marfa High School Class of 2015 will receive their diplomas during commencement exercises at 7:30pm Friday, May 29, at Martin Field.

Cesar AlanTorres is this year’s valedictorian and he graduates with a grade point average of 98.038.

MHS inducts new NHS members

May 21st, 2015

The newly inducted National Honor Society members: sitting from left Coby Seegers, Crystal Cataño, Kevin Pippen, Zulemma Sanchez, Pricila Serrano, Rebecca Ontiveros, Brizelda Mendoza, Maria Quezada and Maria Fabela. Back row from left, Arron Luna, Caitlin Du Plooy, Adrianna Pineda, Dillon Orr, Edwin Baca, Julio Baeza, Casey Walker, Amber Olvera, Diego Chacon. …

TEA says Marfa ISD may be a ‘rich’ district

May 21st, 2015


MARFA – Graduation is just around the corner, which is good news, but the 2015-2016 school year is already looking glum.

Marfa ISD Superintendent Andrew Peters shared a letter with the Marfa school board that states the 2014 property values determined by the state and the projected number of students will …

300-plus attend Presidio ISD adult education commencement

May 21st, 2015

The Presidio ISD Adult Service Center 2015 graduates and director, Samuel Carrasco, center. (staff photo by Diana Aguirre Armendariz)


PRESIDIO – The 14 annual Presidio ISD Adult Service Center commencement was held on May 14, and with 45 students receiving certificates of completion or participation, this was one of the largest adult education …

Robohorns meet teams from around the world at FIRST World Championship

April 30th, 2015

(staff photos by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)The Marfa Robohorns chat with two of the many judges, right, who visited with them about their team.


ST. LOUIS – When the Marfa High School robotics team wasn’t competing in matches at the FIRST World Championship last week in St. Louis, the …

Rookie Robohorns may not have won, but, oh what an “awesome” experience

April 30th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Robohorns Cesar Torres, Gisselle Lujan, Gavin Livingston, and Chris Ibarra take Babbage the robot into competition in St. Louis.


ST. LOUIS – Asking the Marfa High School robotics team to describe their experience at FIRST Robotics World Championship last week in St. Louis, …

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