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Alpine Middle School gets new principal

Alpine Middle School gets new principal

August 23rd, 2013

ALPINE – Brian Lowe has been hired as the new Alpine Middle School principal.

(staff photo by BRYON GARRISON) Brad Low is the new Alpine Middle School principal.

Lowe grew up in the San Angelo area and started coaching and teaching in Sonora before his career moved him to East Texas. He is …

Silverhorn passes available

August 23rd, 2013

MARFA – The Marfa Shorthorns welcome the entire community to all athletic events, and this year the Silverhorn pass will once again be made available to citizens ages 65 and over.

If you have a Silverhorn pass from previous years, it remains valid.

The pass is good for all home athletic events.

Please stop by the Administration Office …

All Marfa ISD free meals now served at Robinson Cafeteria

August 23rd, 2013

MARFA – Marfa ISD will continue to serve free meals this year for all students, but this year breakfast won’t be served in the classrooms.

As piloted in the spring last year at the secondary campus, both campuses will eat breakfast before school starts at 8am at Robinson Cafeteria.

The cafeteria will open to students at 7:30am, …

Buses will run a bit earlier

August 23rd, 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 …

It’s back to school Monday morning in Presidio

August 22nd, 2013

Classes will begin on Monday August 27. Bell schedules for each campus are


PK3 (3 Year old Program)-  2nd Grade: 7:40 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3rd Grade- 6th Grade:  7:40 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.


7th Grade- 9th Grade: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


10th Grade- 12th Grade: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WSECHS: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fort Davis ISD will appeal TEA rating

August 22nd, 2013

Terlingua district: ratings are no-win for schools


FORT DAVIS, TERLINGUA – Only two school districts in Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties failed to meet standards in the new Texas Education Agency’s ratings released recently, and Fort Davis ISD plans to challenge the state agency, while the Terlingua Common School District superintendent believes Austin’s …

Sul Ross convocation is Sunday, and yes, there’s an ice cream social

August 22nd, 2013

ALPINE – The 15th annual Sul Ross State University new student convocation will be held Sunday at 7:15pm in Marshall Auditorium.

Convocation 2017 welcomes all new Sul Ross students and acquaints them with the history and traditions of Sul Ross.  Among the events will be the traditional passing of the Spirit Stick from a Class of …

School year begins Monday at Marfa ISD

August 22nd, 2013

MARFA – Marfa public school students will return to school Monday, but some events begin today and Saturday.

In addition, several changes are in place for this school year, including the Montessori School now partnering with Marfa ISD.

There’s a meet the first- through fifth-grade teachers today, and the Montessori orientation on Saturday.

Junior high and high school …

Marfa ISD adopts smaller budget, smaller property tax rate

August 22nd, 2013


MARFA – Looks like taxpayers will save some pennies.

The Marfa Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a 2013-2014 budget and property tax rate at its meeting on Monday.

The 2013 tax rate is now $1.33 per $100 valuation, three cents lower than last year, because one of the district bonds was refinanced. …

McNair project shows fence modifications enhance pronghorn populations

August 16th, 2013


News and Publications

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University student Jim Wyche, Midland, spent several months “mending fences” with the Marathon Basin pronghorn population.

Actually, Wyche’s McNair Program project studied how fence line modifications affected the movement of pronghorn – both resident and relocated — between pastures.

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is designed …

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