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Amy Hernandez may have set school record

March 14th, 2014

By ELLIS WILLIAMS

MARFA/ALPINE – Lady Shorthorn Amy Hernandez won 2nd in the 300m hurtles with a time of 49.4, which may be a new school record. She also placed 4th in 100m hurdles with a time of 18.4, and 2nd in the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:32.0.

“The weather was cold and windy Saturday, …

Marfa parents invited to personal graduation plan meetings

March 13th, 2014

MARFA – Marfa ISD will host a series of informational meetings for parents of current 8th – 11th grade students to go over new high school graduation requirements from House Bill 5 (HB5).

The first meeting will be held at 6 pm Wednesday, March 19 in the cafeteria. The targeted audience is parents of students currently …

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards $20,000 to Local Schools and Organizations

February 20th, 2014

(photo by DIANA AGUIRRE)From left, School Principal Brenda Witty, Presidio Librarian Carmen Elguezabal with Dollar General Manager Azucena Romero who delivers the checks.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – In recognition of Presidio’s strong community support to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation in 2013, the City of Presidio Library and the Presidio ISD Adult Education Program …

Marfa International School celebrates Valentine’s Day with open house, benefit

February 20th, 2014

(staff photos by ROBERT HALPERN)David Sudderth, new head of MIS for next academic year, and Sabrina Franzheim, MIS Board president, talk to the children.

Sudderth to lead MIS next year

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – The Marfa International School celebrated the Valentine’s Day weekend with an open house and benefit intended to raise funds …

The history of Hunter Gymnasium

February 20th, 2014

From The Shorthorn, May 1942.

By MIKE GREEN

Back when Ernesto Chavez attended Marfa High School, being inside Hunter Gym was like being inside a church, with natural light filling the interior. School janitor Ernesto shared this memory with me after he had unlocked the doors to the gym, and we stood inside the …

Five Marfa ISD employees take last round of resignation incentives

February 20th, 2014

MARFA – Four Marfa ISD teachers and one staff member have accepted resignation incentives from the MISD board of trustees. The board voted at last month’s meeting to offer one last round of incentives after some employees asked Superintendent Andrew Peters about it. Peters was hesitant at first, but felt these incentives will help balance …

Marfa ISD considers campus switch, and options for Industrial Arts building

Marfa ISD considers campus switch, and options for Industrial Arts building

February 20th, 2014

Marfa school board members are considering several locations for the new Industrial Arts building.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa ISD might switch the Marfa Junior/Senior High School and Marfa Elementary campuses. Superintendent Andrew Peters presented the idea to the board of trustees at the Monday, February 17 board meeting to start a …

Texas Big Game Awards 2014-2015 College Scholarship Applications Now Available

January 30th, 2014

SAN ANTONIO – Applications are now available for the 14th Annual Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) Wildlife Conservation College Scholarship Program, sponsored by Carter’s Country Outdoor Stores and the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Texas. Over $15,000 will be awarded in college scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year.

All applicants for the TBGA scholarship program must be …

Fort Davis student on A&M Dean’s List

January 30th, 2014

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University has named its honor students for the fall semester, recognizing them for outstanding academic performance.

Among those recognized was Gerald Aufdengarten of Fort Davis, a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Ag Leadership & Development.

The Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes students taking at least 15 semester hours during the …

Rio Grande Electric Cooperative offers scholarships through video contest

January 30th, 2014

FAR WEST TEXAS – Students ages 14-18 whose parents/legal guardians are members of Rio Grande Electric Cooperative (have an electric account in their name) have the opportunity to vie for two $1,500 scholarships being awarded in the 2014 “My Co-op Rocks” Student Video Contest.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, February 3.

Entry forms are available from area …

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