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Help the RoboHorns get to world competition

April 16th, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Babbage the robot lifts a load during a demonstration at the Marfa National Bank last week.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The Marfa High School robotics team is heading to the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis next week, but they still need funds to get …

After 67 years, military vet returns to town for MHS diploma

April 9th, 2015

(staff photo by ROBERT L. HALPERN)Marfa ISD Superintendent Andrew Peters introduces U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Manuel Espudo before he presented Espudo a diploma at Marfa High School. Espudo left Blackwell Junior High in 1948.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – It’s been over 60 years since he left the town of Marfa, …

PISD Department of Public Safety unveils new initiatives at school board meeting

April 2nd, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – At last week’s Presidio ISD school board meeting, the board received a number of progress reports from entities within the district, including an interactive presentation by the Presidio ISD Department of Public Safety.

PISD police chief Joel Nuñez introduced several of the department’s new initiatives, as well as …

Marfa students advance to UIL regionals, but choose to compete in robotics

April 2nd, 2015

MARFA – Marfa robotics instructor Rob Crowley calls them ‘renaissance students’ because they not only attend their classes but also take part in extracurricular academics, sports, band, 4H, etc.

Four Marfa High School robotics students who advanced to the regionals at the district UIL contest March 24 at Fort Davis have decided they’d rather …

Shorthorn band to perform at Chihuahuas’ game

April 2nd, 2015

MARFA / EL PASO – The Marfa High School Band will make an appearance at an El Paso Chihuahuas baseball game on Thursday, April 16.

They will play the National Anthem before an El Paso home crowd as the Chihuahuas take on the Reno Aces. The game is scheduled for 6:30pm MST and the …

Robohorns advance to world contest

Robohorns advance to world contest

April 2nd, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)The world-competition-bound Marfa Robohorns, back row from left, Dillon Orr, Cesar Torres, Andy Garcia, Chris Ibarra, Gavin Livingston, Caleb Seegers, Michael Vega-Reyes, Isaiah Martinez; front row from left, Eva Guevara, Michaela Serrano, Gisselle Lujan and Anissa Lujan.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The science classroom at …

Alpine band in NYC

March 16th, 2015

The Alpine High School band performed at Carnegie Hall in the heart of New York on Monday, one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical and popular music.

The Statue of Liberty from the dinner cruise.

The Carnegie Hall website, announcing the National Youth Concert

It …

Marfa robotics team introduces its robot to the school board

February 26th, 2015

(staff photo by ROBERT L. HALPERN)That’s Babbage the robot, sporting the team name, the Robohorns.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa High School robotics team showed off what they’ve been working on all semester at the Marfa ISD board of trustees meeting on Monday, February 23.

The team, dubbed Marfa …

Trustees discuss multi-grade classrooms, teacher housing

February 26th, 2015

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa ISD board of trustees had a healthy debate at Monday night’s meeting over potential elementary class alignment changes for the 2015-2016 school year.

“That’s why I think if we’re going to have this discussion, we have it now before we start stressing out teachers or concerning parents,” …

Buck band’s silent auction grows

February 12th, 2015

ALPINE – Alpine Band Boosters have received more items for the silent auction to be held in conjunction with a spaghetti supper on February 25 at the Granada Theater.

The auction is designed as a final big push to raise money for Alpine High School musicians to play at Carnegie Hall in New York next month.

A …

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