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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 …

Scholarship to benefit Sul Ross women’s rodeo

August 16th, 2013

ALPINE – A scholarship fund has been established to benefit women’s rodeo participants at Sul Ross State University.

The Evelyn Bruce Kingsbery Rodeo Scholarship Fund, created July 23 (and superseding an agreement executed August 31, 2012), will award scholarships to Sul Ross juniors and seniors, with preference given to female rodeo participants.

Eligible recipients must be current …

Sul Ross enrollment up for second summer session

Sul Ross enrollment up for second summer session

August 15th, 2013

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University’s Summer II enrollment continued the upward trend, increasing 4.9 percent over 2012 figures.

As of Tuesday, August 6, a total 619 students were enrolled, 29 more than this time in 2012. Semester credit hours totaled 2,729, a 6.6 percent increase over the corresponding period last year (2,561). The 2013 totals …

New student registration under way at Marfa ISD

August 8th, 2013

MARFA – Students who are new to Marfa are encouraged to register next week at the elementary school.

Registration for both campuses will be from 9am-3pm Tuesday, August 13 through Thursday, August 15.

Please bring a copy of birth certificate, social security card, immunization records. A photo copy of the parent’s drivers licence or I.D. is also …

Marfa ISD is no longer AU

Marfa ISD is no longer AU

August 8th, 2013

MARFA – When the campus “report cards” are released by the Texas Education Agency later today, the Marfa Independent School District campuses no longer will be academically unacceptable.

“We are no longer AU,” Superintendent Andrew Peters said Wednesday afternoon.

AU the past two years, Marfa ISD campuses now have “met standard,” the new nomenclature that replaces the …

Barrier turned into research for McNair scholar

July 26th, 2013

By STEVE LANG, SRSU News and Publications

Sul Ross State University student Fernanda Arroyo hurdled a language barrier, then turned the challenge into a McNair Program research project.

Arroyo, who was born in the United States and

graduated from Presidio High School, grew up across the border in Ojinaga, Mexico. She did not start

speaking English until the age …

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