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Marfa, area Sul Ross students awarded Bechtel Fund grants

February 2nd, 2017

ALPINE – Thirteen Sul Ross State University students have received Bechtel Fund grants for Spring Semester 2017. The grants, for $500 each, may be spent on books and other educational materials at the Sul Ross Bookstore.

Undergraduate students who graduated from a high school in Brewster, Presidio, and Jeff Davis counties, or have a GED issued …

RGEC to award 22 scholarships to members’ students

February 2nd, 2017

WEST TEXAS — The Rio Grande Electric Cooperative will award $33,000 in the form of 22 individual $1,500 scholarships.

Graduating seniors in any accredited public, private, or home school, whose parents/legal guardians are members of Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, are eligible.

Deadline to apply is April 21, 2017. Download the rules/entry forms at

RGEC electrical safety poster contest announced

February 2nd, 2017

FAR WEST TEXAS — Rio Grande Electric Cooperative is once again sponsoring their annual Electrical Safety Poster Contest for students in grades 1-3 and 4-6 in any county served by the Co-op.

All schools/students are eligible to participate, regardless of whether the children’s parents are members of RGEC.

Every child who designs a poster will receive a …

Presidio High School Band Students Perform At Region Concert

January 26th, 2017

Picture from left: Maxwell Ferguson, Daniel Bailon, Andres Villa, Adrian Escontrias, Bryan Dominguez

Five students from the Presidio High School Blue Devil Band achieved the honor of performing with the Region 6 All-Region Band on Saturday, January 21 at Midland Lee High School in Midland.

The bands performing were the Region 6 Concert Band under the …

Lucy Rede Franco Middle School band students perform at region concert

January 26th, 2017

Picture from left to right: Back row: Alejandra Valles, Anais Valdivia, Juan Dominguez, Myla Goldston, Nathalia Montemayor, John Arcayan, Michael HernandezFront row: Adriana Sanchez, Loven Omar, Kaycee Valenzuela, Alejandra Armendariz, Emilio Rios, Jamila Tibayan, Miranda Sanchez (Not pictured: Andrea Navarrete)

PRESIDIO — Fifteen students from the Lucy Rede Franco Middle School Band achieved the honor …

Sul Ross theatre offers Broadway trip May 14-20

January 26th, 2017

ALPINE – The Best of Broadway, a seven-day, six-night program exploring New York City’s theatre district, will be offered through the Sul Ross State University Theatre Department, May 14-20.

Dona Roman, professor of Theatre, will lead the tour, featuring two Broadway musicals, a Broadway comedy or drama and a ballet performance in the Lincoln Center. In …

Star party, hot dogs hosted by Marfa ISD science classes

January 26th, 2017

MARFA – Marfa ISD science classes and the Marfa Education Foundation will host a free star party on Friday, January 27. Students, families, and the general public are invited to join and learn about our solar system.

The event kicks off at 5:30pm in Robinson Cafeteria, where hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be served. School …

Marfa robotics teams fare well at competition

January 26th, 2017


Marfa fifth- and sixth-grade robotics team members are, front row from left, Isaac Nuñez, Ummi Chanez, Delia Jones, Zaley Porter, Lesly Torres, Victoria Torres, and Samuel Salgado; back row from left, teacher Rob Crowley, Annalise Marquez, Garrison Nation, Tristan Kelly, Joel Martinez, Jaidan Villa, Francis Benton, Victor Culbertson, Willem Zuniga, and Desiree Campos. Not …

After school program reaches record popularity

January 26th, 2017

FORT DAVIS — Club Fort Davis, the After School Program, is averaging over 50 children a day enjoying playing with their friends or getting help with their homework in a friendly and safe environment.

“The elementary school provides us the wonderful gym space and playground for kids to run off energy after a long day of …

Bechtel awards book grants to Presidio, Marfa, Alpine, Fort Davis, Valentine students

January 19th, 2017

FAR WEST TEXAS – The Bechtel Book Grant board of directors are happy to announce that 13 scholarships of $500 each totaling $6,500 have been awarded to area Sul Ross students for the spring 2017 semester.

The recipients are:


Molly Glenn Ferguson, Guadalupe Licon, Anai Moreno, and Dafne Elvira Rodriguez.


Marissa Nicole Garcia and Lora Lee Leos.


Oscar Ray …

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