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Book grants available to Sul Ross students from Brewster, Jeff Davis, Presidio counties

August 13th, 2015

Apply today for fall 2015

BREWSTER, JEFF DAVIS, PRESIDIO counties – The George Bechtel Fund now is taking applications for its book grants for the fall 2015 semester at Sul Ross State University.

The Book Grant program provides money to qualified Sul Ross students to help them purchase textbooks.

Certain requirements apply. Qualified students must …

Enrollment opens for Marfa International School’s fourth year

August 13th, 2015

MARFA – Marfa International School has offered an alternative education environment to the children of Marfa the past three years, and year four begins later this month.

Its mission is to equip children for success and engagement in an interdependent, competitive, multilingual and multicultural world; to provide progressive education in an inspiring, enriching environment …

Today is last day to register for school

August 13th, 2015

MARFA – All students – new and returning – are asked to come to Marfa elementary today, Thursday, August 13 and register for classes. Hours are 9am-1pm and 2-4pm.

New students please bring your shot record, government form of ID (photo of the parent), birth certificate, social security card. Returning students must bring a …

Presidio native earns doctorate

August 13th, 2015

Florencio Urias Aranda III

LUBBOCK – On Saturday, August 8, 2015, Florencio Urias Aranda III, a Presidio native, graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas with his Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education.

The 29 year old Ph.D., focused his doctoral research on analyzing Latino Male U.S. Congressmen from the …

Trustees, administration prepare for new school year

August 13th, 2015


MARFA – Marfa ISD board of trustees had much to discuss at their August 3 meeting, as the start of 2015-2016 school year gets closer. With the first day of school on Tuesday, August 25, the board needed to discuss a proposed budget and other matters before students return to …

A balanced budget, a lower property tax rate for Marfa ISD

August 13th, 2015


MARFA – Marfa school board members by unanimous vote Monday approved a proposed fiscal 2015-2016 budget and property tax rate.

The proposed budget of $3.9 million is the second consecutive balanced budget after several years of deficit budgeting by the district. It’s also $325,000 less than the 2014-2015 budget of $4.3 …

Lobo Fieldhouse dedication August 12 at Sul Ross

August 6th, 2015

Sul Ross State University Lobo Fieldhouse

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University’s Lobo Fieldhouse will be officially dedicated Wednesday, Aug. 12, with the ceremony incorporated with the August 13-14 meeting of the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System.

An open house of the facility will begin at 4:45pm, followed …

It’s time to register for school

August 6th, 2015

MARFA – All students – new and returning – are asked to come to Marfa elementary next week, Monday-Thursday, August 10 – 13 and register for classes.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, hours are 9am-1pm and 2-4pm. Wednesday will be from noon to 6pm.

New students please bring your shot record, government form of ID …

Marfa ISD to host property value workshop Monday

August 6th, 2015

MARFA – Marfa ISD will host an informational workshop for the interested public on the property value study at 7pm Monday, August 10 in the boardroom, 400 West Lincoln Street.

City and county public officials are also invited.

Carla Pope-Osborne with Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott law firm will conduct the workshop, an …

Shorthorn mini cheer camp begins Monday

July 30th, 2015

MARFA – The Shorthorn cheerleaders are gearing up for another sports season with their annual mini cheer camp beginning Monday.

Registration begins at 5pm, and the cheer learning runs to 7:30pm, all at the Marfa Shorthorn Gym. The camp continues through Thursday, August 6.

Camp fee is $20 for first child, $15 for a …

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