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Sully concert today is dedicated to AHS in remembrance of September 8 tragedy

October 6th, 2016

ALPINE – A dedication to Alpine High School and a celebration of William Shakespeare will highlight the Sul Ross State University Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble performance Thursday, Oct. 6 in Marshall Auditorium at 7:30pm.

There is no admission charge, and the public is invited.

The Chorale Prelude on “O, Death, How Bitter You Are,” from Four …

School district could save $1.4 million on bond refinancing deal

September 29th, 2016


PRESIDIO —  Presidio school board members approved a potential deal that could save the district $1.4 million on bond repayments over the next 10 years.

The Presidio Independent School District (PISD) board of trustees at its regular meeting Wednesday, September 21 approved engaging a bond advisor and bond attorney and …

Motivational speaker comes to Presidio schools

September 29th, 2016

(photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Presidio teachers participate in Batimana’s motivational dance.

Danny V. Batimana


PRESIDIO – Last week Danny V. Batimana visited Presidio High School to lecture on happiness.

Danny is a member of several professional organizations and a motivational speaker connected to rhythm.

Of Philippine origin, Danny …

Marfa school board, superintendent revive band program, new band director on the job

September 22nd, 2016

(MISD photo)New Marfa ISD band director Vincent Smith addresses his 8th grade band class.


MARFA – The band plays on as the Marfa ISD board of trustees officially hired Vincent Smith as the new band director. The board also allowed the Marfa Shorthorn Athletic Boosters Club …

Shorthorn Boosters decorate for homecoming

September 22nd, 2016

MARFA – The Shorthorn Athletic Boosters are planning to decorate our town for homecoming week.

They are meeting Sunday September 25, at 4 at Martin Field. Anybody can come, and the more the merrier. There will be streamers and purple and white paint. Bring anything that you have to help, including, tape, scissors, streamers, …

Donations sought for anti-bullying program

September 22nd, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Ernesto Zubia, left, and the Rev. Vicar Jeremiah Griffin, right, present a check to Marfa PTO President Sarah Fellows Martinez toward the Rachel’s Challenge curriculum fundraiser. The program promotes a positive climate in the classroom.


MARFA – Marfa ISD needs donations …

The late Lucy Rede Franco Scholarship established at Sul Ross

September 15th, 2016

PRESIDIO, ALPINE – A scholarship endowment honoring the late longtime Presidio teacher Lucy Rede Franco has been established at Sul Ross State University.

The endowment agreement was recently established by family representatives Yvonne Franco Hinojos and Carmelina Holloway, Ph.D, and Sul Ross President Dr. Bill Kibler.

The Lucy Rede Franco Scholarship Endowment and Fund …

Read Marfa seeks fall semester volunteers

September 15th, 2016

MARFA – READ MARFA, the read-aloud program to improve literacy at Marfa Elementary, has openings for new volunteers.

READ MARFA connects adult volunteers with the school, promotes reading as a fun and enjoyable activity, and assists Marfa ISD in their goal to improve student reading and listening skills. It’s also a great way to …

Stock show meeting Monday

September 8th, 2016

BIG BEND – All members and interested persons are invited to attend the September meeting of the Big Bend Livestock Show Association starting at 5:30pm Monday, September 12 at the Big Bend Telephone Conference Room in Alpine.

Officers will be elected, with two positions that will be empty and need to be filled. They …

Third party to hear former MISD CFO’s grievance

September 8th, 2016


MARFA – Marfa ISD’s former Chief Financial Office (CFO) will air her grievance to a third party due to a school board decision last week.

After an executive session, the board addressed during an open session the possible handling of a grievance filed by former CFO Victoria Sanchez. Per …

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