classifieds    contact    advertise    archives    download newspapers

Education

Bishop is valedictorian, Galliete is salutatorian as the PHS class of 2016 graduates Saturday

May 26th, 2016

Valedictorian Asa J. Bishop and Salutatorian Mace A. Galliete

Grads are first from Soza Early College High School

PRESIDIO — The Presidio High School class of 2016 will receive their diplomas during commencement ceremonies at Manuel O. Hernandez Stadium on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30pm.

Asa J. Bishop is this year’s valedictorian. The son of …

Presidio rocketry club best dressed at national competition

Presidio rocketry club best dressed at national competition

May 19th, 2016

Presidio Rocketry and Robotics Club members Azmeyda Tavarez, Ivye Dolino, Milo Garcia, Luis Peraza, Jose Saenz, Jonathan Almuina, Liza Barron, Gaspar Piña, Beatriz Valles, Leslie Mendoza and Raul Leon.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The Presidio Rocketry and Robotics Club brought home a “best costumes” award from the national Team America Rocketry Challenge in Arlington, Virginia …

Judge Ferguson gives Marfa seniors a civics lesson

May 12th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)The six-member jury is sworn into service by 394th State Judicial District Court Judge Roy Ferguson. Ferguson gave the Marfa High School seniors a civics lesson through a mock jury selection.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – 394th State Judicial District Court Judge Roy Ferguson asked the young …

Blue Origin provides first-time tours to area high schools

April 28th, 2016

(photo courtesy of RICK STEPHENS)Presidio High School students at the the Blue Origin Test Site.   Also pictured are Congressman Will Hurd (TX-23), Jenny Tavarez of WIll Hurd’s district staff, PISD Superintendent Dennis McEntire, Rocketry Team Advisors Aimee Peralta and , Belinda Dolino, Scott Wasserman, Birth2Work staffers Elane V Scott and Rick Stephens and Blue Origin …

Reading and literacy front and center at Marfa ISD

Reading and literacy front and center at Marfa ISD

April 21st, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – As the end of the school year nears, the Marfa ISD board of trustees and school administration are taking steps to gear up for the 2016-2017 school year.

Superintendent Andrew Peters and Principal Oscar Aguero presented the board a reading plan for the upcoming school year. The plan has been in …

Presidio robotics team impresses judges at Botball competition

April 14th, 2016

(Photo courtesy of AIMEE PERALTA)Presidio Rocketry and Robtics Club won multiple awards at the Botball Regional Tournament.

PRESIDIO — Students in the Presidio Rocketry and Robotics Club brought home two awards from the Botball Regional Tournament in Houston this past weekend.

Presidio High School students won the Judges’ Choice award for outstanding engineering design …

Presidio high school rocketeers advance to national challenge

April 14th, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO — Two teams from the Presidio High School Rocketry and Robotics team successfully qualified for the national Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). Teams Light-year and Blue Nova will compete against each other and 98 other teams from across the country at the TARC Final Fly-Off on May 14 in Virginia.

Presidio’s Rubner recognized as Texas STEM Educator of Excellence

April 14th, 2016

PISD Technology Director Carmen Rubner

By CAMERON DODD

PRESIDIO — Presidio High School Technology Director Carmen Rubner will be recognized next month as a teacher of excellence by the statewide organization Educate Texas.

Educate Texas is a private-public partnership supported by, among others, the Office of the Texas Governor, the Bill and Melinda Gates …

Marfa Rotary partners with school for blanket program

April 7th, 2016

From left, Joslyn Lujan, teacher Mrs. Thornsburg, Mona Garcia, Johnnie Gomez, school principal Mr. Aguero, Martin Zapata, Gaby Soto, and Rotary Club President Clint Weber.

MARFA – The Marfa Rotary Club has a new community project within the Marfa school district thanks to the hard work of Mrs. Peggy Thornsburg and to generous donations …

Marfa ISD students, parents to read in statewide event Monday

April 7th, 2016

MARFA – Marfa ISD will join tens of thousands of Texas students and their families on Monday in a statewide celebration of literacy called Texas Reads One Book when students simultaneously watch a videotaped reading of the first chapter of Charlotte’s Web by Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett.

Across the state, more than …

about   advertise   archives   contact   download newspapers   home   subscribe