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Dr. Amy Moreland named Sul Ross Assistant VP for Institutional Effectiveness

January 29th, 2015

ALPINE – Dr. Amy Moreland will spearhead the Sul Ross State University’s re-accreditation process by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Amy Moreland

Moreland, assistant professor of Political Science, has been appointed assistant vice president for Institutional Effectiveness, a part-time position effective immediately, In this capacity, Moreland will provide …

April 16 investiture for 12th Sul Ross President Dr. Bill Kibler

January 29th, 2015

ALPINE – Investiture ceremonies have been scheduled Thursday, April 16 for Dr. Bill Kibler, 12th President of Sul Ross State University.

Ceremonies will be held at 2 pm in the Pete P. Gallego Center. Kibler was confirmed as Sul Ross’ President by the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System on July 9, 2014. …

Dr. Jay Downing named Sul Ross Dean of Arts and Sciences

January 29th, 2015

Jay Downing

ALPINE – Dr. Jay Downing, a 23-year faculty member, has been appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sul Ross State University.

Downing, professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BASS), succeeds Dr. Jim Case, who will become Executive Vice President and Provost. …

Ummi Chanez is Kids, Kows and More essay winner

January 29th, 2015

MARFA – Marfa Elementary School student Ummi Chanez is this year’s winner of the Kids, Kows and More essay contest.

The Kids, Kows, and More Live Ag Expo is offered every fall by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to all third- through fifth-grade students in Presidio County.

Essay winner Ummi Chanez, center, with …

Five 4H leaders receive first responder training

January 29th, 2015

MARFA – Five Presidio County 4H Leaders and the County Extension Agent received training and became certified in CPR and first aid for both youth and adults on Saturday January 24.

(photo by JESSE LEA SCHNEIDER)From left, Anabel Gallegos, Reeves County CEA; 4H leaders Sterry Butcher, Michael Roch, Jason Corbin, Brenda Klein, and …

School board addressing concern of parent-teacher: morale and retention

January 22nd, 2015


MARFA – A Marfa educator’s concern about teacher morale was coincidentally addressed as Marfa school board members presented their district goals at Tuesday’s board meeting.

During public comments, parent and Montessori teacher Crawford Marginot shared her concerns about teacher retention and morale. Marginot’s triplet children, who have attended Marfa public school since kindergarten, …

Presidio ISD District-wide Educational Improvement Council elects first student chairperson

January 16th, 2015

April Crowder


PRESIDIO – When Presidio ISD Superintendent Dennis McEntire suggested four years ago that the District-wide Educational Improvement Council (DWEIC) include student representatives as members, he might never have thought it would come this far. Last week, April Crowder – a senior at Presidio ISD high school – was elected …

Presidio ISD tuba player selected for all-state honors

January 16th, 2015

Max Ferguson


PRESIDIO – To some, he is known as FullyMaxxed, the 15-year-old masked DJ, who performs electronic music beneath the guise of a neon orange jumpsuit and cardboard headdress. To his peers, he is simply Max Ferguson, a Presidio ISD sophomore. But no matter the moniker, Ferguson is making …

Marfa High School students now using Industrial Arts building

January 15th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Industrial arts teacher Josh Steinburg, second from right, talks to his shop students in their new building.


MARFA – This is Josh Steinburg’s first year as a teacher and so far, he loves his job, despite a big hurdle with his Industrial Arts shop. Ever …

Marfa High School robotics team trains in El Paso

January 8th, 2015

(MARFA ISD photo)Marfa robotics team members learn about the electronic portion of their robot from University of Texas at El Paso Professor Dr. Virgilio Gonzalez during a robotics competition kickoff last week in El Paso.


MARFA – Several Marfa High School students spent part of their Christmas vacation in El …

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