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Presidio educator is outstanding principal of year

September 3rd, 2015

Dr. Edgar B. Tibayan

PRESIDIO – Dr. Edgar B. Tibayan, principal of Lucy Rede Franco Middle School in Presidio, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as a Region 18 Outstanding Principal of the Year. As such, Tibayan will be eligible to compete for the state …

Presidio ISD makes cuts to budget to prepare for loss of state aid

August 27th, 2015


PRESIDIO – How do you balance a budget that is about to lose about 12 percent of its total revenue? That’s what the Presidio ISD school board is trying to figure out.

The Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction (ASATR), a form of state aid that was enacted to provide school …

2015-2016 Presidio school year commences Monday

August 20th, 2015


PRESIDIO – Sharpen your pencils, kids. School’s back in session. The 2015-2016 school year starts next Monday, August 24.

At Presidio High School, students are expected to arrive at 7:45am with classes slated to start at 7:50am. The tardy bell will ring at 7:55am. Breakfast will be served at 7:30am.

At …

New school year begins Tuesday at Marfa ISD; events planned Monday, too

August 20th, 2015

MARFA – Marfa ISD students return to school on Tuesday, August 25.

The first bell rings at 8:05am. Tardy bell is 8:10am.

Breakfast is served for free to pre-kindergarten to eighth-graders from 7:40-8:05am in the cafeteria. High school students may eat at 9am.

Pre-K through sixth-graders may be dropped off at the cafeteria. Junior …

$10,000 College Natural Resource Scholarships available; deadline September 30

August 13th, 2015

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF) and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (SALE) have joined forces to offer five (5) $10,000 Natural Resource-Excellence in Education Scholarships in the fall of 2015. 

The scholarships will be awarded to five freshmen at Texas universities who are majoring in natural resource related fields …

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 …

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