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The RoboHorns arrive in St. Louis

April 23rd, 2015


ST. LOUIS, Missouri – After a 4am wake-up call, a half day of delayed flights and anxious students, the Marfa High School robotics team arrived in St. Louis Tuesday afternoon. The RoboHorns are competing with more than 600 robotics team from around the world in the FIRST …

Montessori education to expand at Marfa ISD

April 23rd, 2015

By ANDREW PETERS, Superintendent

I am excited to announce the expansion of Montessori education at Marfa ISD. When Marfa Montessori, a private, successful not-for-profit organization agreed to merge their services with the Marfa ISD to provide free education for three-, four-, and five-year-olds of Marfa, none of us knew how well this approach to …

Shorthorn Band performs National Anthem at Chihuahuas game

April 17th, 2015

The Marfa Shorthorn Marching Band performs the National Anthem Thursday evening to start the Chihuahuas’ final game of their homestand against Reno at Southwest University Park. Daniel Hernandez is the band director. (photos by and courtesy of MARK LAMBIE, El Paso Times)

The Marfa Shorthorn Band, under the direction of Daniel Hernandez, opened …

Donors needed for Presidio local scholarships

April 16th, 2015

The annual tradition of helping Presidio High School graduating seniors on their way to college is upon us, once again.

In an initiative started by Antonio Manriquez and Dr. Juan Nieto in the 1980’s, then renewed in 2000 by the late Bo Coffman, the Presidio Local Scholarships yearly assist as many local graduating seniors …

PHS senior selected as finalist in college scholarship

April 16th, 2015

Tatum Galliette


PRESIDIO – Presidio ISD High School senior Tatum Galliete is a finalist in the Church Hill Classics’ “Frame My Future Scholarship Contest” for 2015.

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to five students out of more than 5,500 entrants. Galliete was one of 24 finalists who …

PHS rocketry team blasts to finals

April 16th, 2015

PRESIDIO – Presidio High School’s rocketry team “The Fierce Five” will advance to the national finals of the 2015 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the world’s largest rocketry contest, on May 9.

The team, comprised of Edwin Anaya, Taylor Galliete, Jose Medrano, Tatum Galliete and Mace Galliete, will compete against 100 teams from 27 …

4H team takes top honors

April 16th, 2015

(photo by Presidio County Agent JESSE LEA SCHNEIDER)From left, Jesse Walker, Trevor Klein, Huck Roch, Tanner Klein, and Jasper Klein.

MARFA – A Presidio County 4H team competed at the Sul Ross Invitational Monday, April 13 and garnered top honors in the Wildlife, Grass ID, and Ag Mechanic Divisions.

The contests included …

Help the RoboHorns get to world competition

April 16th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Babbage the robot lifts a load during a demonstration at the Marfa National Bank last week.


MARFA – The Marfa High School robotics team is heading to the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis next week, but they still need funds to get …

After 67 years, military vet returns to town for MHS diploma

April 9th, 2015

(staff photo by ROBERT L. HALPERN)Marfa ISD Superintendent Andrew Peters introduces U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Manuel Espudo before he presented Espudo a diploma at Marfa High School. Espudo left Blackwell Junior High in 1948.


MARFA – It’s been over 60 years since he left the town of Marfa, …

PISD Department of Public Safety unveils new initiatives at school board meeting

April 2nd, 2015


PRESIDIO – At last week’s Presidio ISD school board meeting, the board received a number of progress reports from entities within the district, including an interactive presentation by the Presidio ISD Department of Public Safety.

PISD police chief Joel Nuñez introduced several of the department’s new initiatives, as well as …

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