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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.


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 …

Bechtel book grants awarded to local students

January 30th, 2014

Alvarez of Fort Davis is new director

PRESIDIO, BREWSTER, JEFF DAVIS counties – The Board of Directors of the Bechtel Fund met Sunday and awarded $4,000 in book grants at $400 each to 10 Marfa, Presidio, Alpine, and Fort Davis students attending Sul Ross State University in Alpine.

Directors also elected Robert Alvarez of Fort Davis to …

Marfa Education Foundation receives $10,000 from Mitchell foundation

January 30th, 2014

MARFA – The Marfa Education Foundation is building momentum!  We are very pleased to accept a generous gift of $10,000 from the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.

MEF will use the donation to help support the dual-credit program at Marfa High School, in which students can earn their associate’s degree from UTPB by the time they …

George Hernandez to retire from Sul Ross on January 31

George Hernandez to retire from Sul Ross on January 31

January 30th, 2014

George Hernandez

ALPINE – George Hernandez’ retirement will complete a total of 81 years of service to Sul Ross State University by the Hernandez brothers.

George, a grounds keeper in the Physical Plant, will retire Jan. 31 after 19 years’ service at Sul Ross. Brothers Salvador (retired 2010) and Danny (retired 2012) worked 29 …

Nine Presidio students advance to Future Business Leaders of America state competition  

January 23rd, 2014


EL PASO – On January 17th, students traveled to El Paso to participate in the Future Business Leader of America Area Competition and nine of the students qualified to compete at the state level.

The following students advanced to the Future Business Leaders of America State Competition, which will be held in Corpus Christi on March 13-15: …

Presidio students compete in virtual robotics competition at MIT

January 16th, 2014


PRESIDIO – A comet is hurtling toward planet Earth, sure to devastate its inhabitants. The only hope to save humankind and preserve life as we know it is to either use gravitational force to disrupt the comet’s orbit or destroy the rogue body utilizing powerful lasers.

That’s the scenario faced by the nine …

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