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Sul Ross Symposium addresses cyber-security

Sul Ross Symposium addresses cyber-security

November 26th, 2014

Elbert Bassham of Marfa speaks at the Cyber Security symposium.

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University’s CSI – Computer Science Initiative – addressed cyber-security during a Nov. 13 symposium at the Gallego Center.

The symposium, which featured experts from Washington, D.C. and California, addressed the “Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education” designation …

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

November 26th, 2014

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

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

Completed applications must be received by noon Friday, January 16, 2015.

Certain …

Register now for Spring 2015 classes at Odessa College

November 26th, 2014

ODESSA – Registration for Odessa College spring 2015 fast and focused eight weeks term classes is underway.

For information or to start the registration process, visit the Wrangler Express Center in the new Saulsbury Campus Center today. Current students should visit their Student Success Coach to review their degree plan and develop a schedule. Log on …

Presidio students meet the Stem Challenge

November 20th, 2014

By CARLA MILLS

PRESIDIO – Presidio ISD students from grades K-12 competed in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) challenge held at the LRFMS Cafeteria on Saturday. All 104 participating students were given a written exam in science and math in the morning. In the afternoon, students were placed in groups according to age group …

Marfa ISD receives good fiscal audit

November 20th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA –Marfa ISD board of trustees approved a clean, unqualified fiscal audit report for the 2013-2014 school year.

“I think you’re going to see a very positive audit report this year in multiple aspects,” said Auditor Jeff Marshall, from Lubbock.

Marshall presented the audit at Monday night’s meeting. Besides one minor finding, MISD’s fund …

Contractor released from IA building after more delays

November 20th, 2014

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Marfa ISD’s new Industrial Technology building

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Thanksgiving is now the target date for the new Industrial Arts building’s completion.

The project, which has become an on-going issue for Marfa ISD this year, is very slowly but surely coming together. However, this delay has directly …

Presidio ISD Superintendent honored as among America’s top school leaders

November 20th, 2014

Dennis McEntire

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – Presidio ISD superintendent Dennis McEntire was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the 100 top school leaders from across America to participate in the National ConnectED Superintendents Summit held at The White House on Wednesday, November 19.

McEntire is one of just a …

New student resource center helps students navigate courses, college entry

November 13th, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Marfa High School student Eva Guevara studies in the Student Resource Center.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa High School students looking for assistance with their studies and college applications can do so in the new Student Resource Center.

Marfa ISD school board member and parent Mahala Guevara spearheaded …

Marfa High School students learn graphic design at ‘Brand U’

October 30th, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Anissa Lujan, at the computer, shows off the mood board she made during the workshop. Superintendant Andrew Peters, right, designers Juliana Goodman, third from right, and Josh Distler, fourth from right, look on.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Graphic designer Juliana Goodman was impressed on Monday. It was …

Marfa High School juniors design video games

October 30th, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Marfa High School students attend a video game workshop.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The Austin indie game collective Juegos Rancheros hosted a video game workshop on Saturday, October 25, at LabMarfa, an education space.

Before the students were allowed to play, David Kalina and Brandon Boyer first discussed …

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