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Marfa 4H hosts team roping, archery shootout next week; sponsors wanted

June 1st, 2017

MARFA – Calling all headers and heelers and those who can take a bow and arrow and make a bull’s-eye, the Marfa 4H Club is hosting a team roping and indoor archery shootout on Saturday, June 10 at the Marfa Fairgrounds and arena.

Here’s the skinny on the roping: #8 capped at a 4; #12 open; …

Area students earn Sul Ross degrees

June 1st, 2017

FAR WEST TEXAS – A total of 225 students, 149 from the Alpine campus and 76 from Rio Grande College, were candidates for degrees during 2017 spring commencement exercises at Sul Ross State University.

Ceremonies for Sul Ross-Alpine graduates were held Friday, May 12 in the Pete P. Gallego Center.

Alpine Campus graduates, their degrees and hometowns …

Presidio ISD free summer food program begins June 5

June 1st, 2017

PRESIDIO – The Presidio ISD cafeteria will serve up good nutrition for local children from Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 30 at the high school cafeteria.

Summer meals are free and lunch is served from noon-1pm.

Presidio ISD wants to bring healthy summer meals to children, which ensures that kids have a healthy vacation and return …

Presidio students are UTPB nursing grads

June 1st, 2017

ODESSA, PRESIDIO – Karen Hernandez and Crystal S. Salgado of Presidio earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin on May 13, according to a university new release.

The diplomas were awarded at a ceremony held at Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center in Midland.

Presidio High School graduation is Saturday: Piña is valedictorian, Barron is salutatorian

Presidio High School graduation is Saturday: Piña is valedictorian,  Barron is salutatorian

May 25th, 2017

Valedictorian Gaspar Piña and Salutatorian Liza Barron

PRESIDIO — Presidio High School will graduate 113 seniors at a commencement ceremony this weekend.

Graduation is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 at Manuel O. Hernandez Memorial Stadium. The commencement speaker is Brian Vasquez, Presidio High School class of 1991 and vice president of the Presidio Education …

Marfa graduating class of 2017 receives $92,213 in scholarships

May 25th, 2017

Scholarship recipients:

The Marfa Big Bend Sentinel, $250, Epifanio Cataño.

Buck Johnston and Camp Bosworth, $250, Gisselle Lujan.

Career Colleges and Schools of Texas, $3,000 as $1,000 to Mariano Ornelas, $1,000 to Andrew Briones, and $1,000 to Donny Martinez.

Cindy Hibbitts Memorial Scholarship, $500, Steven Granado.

C.K. Stephenson Rotary Scholarship, $1,000 as $500 to Steven Granado, and $500 to John …

La Banda returns to the Camp Summer Shake-Up program

La Banda returns to the Camp Summer Shake-Up program

May 25th, 2017

Marfa students with Juan Tarango Martinez, Manuela Martinez, David Beebe, and Primo Carrasco at last year’s La Banda.

MARFA — This year’s Camp Summer Shake-Up weeklong workshop, “La Banda,” will bring back teaching musicians Juan Tarango Martinez, Manuela Martinez, David Beebe, and Primo Carrasco.

These musicians will teach Tejano through various forms, such as Ranchero and …

Regents approve naming of Sul Ross’ Zuzu Verk Memorial Amphitheater

May 25th, 2017

ALPINE — The Zuzu Verk Memorial Amphitheater will be the centerpiece of  Sul Ross State University’s outdoor classroom area, following action by the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System. The board met Thursday and Friday (May 18-19) at Texas State University, San Marcos.

Other Sul Ross agenda items included acknowledgement of gifts and …

Brandon Leos, Kendra Saenz named Mr & Miss MHS during Scholarship Ceremony

Brandon Leos, Kendra Saenz named Mr & Miss MHS during Scholarship Ceremony

May 25th, 2017

Kendra Saenz and Brandon Leos

Brandon Leos and Kendra Saenz have been named Mr. & Miss MHS. Teachers choose the two students given this honor. Requirements for being a candidate include having an 80.0 or higher GPA, and must have good academic standing. Students who receive this honor must have also demonstrated leadership, service, and …

Presidio students earn Sul Ross degrees

May 25th, 2017

ALPINE – A total of 225 students, 149 from the Alpine campus and 76 from Rio Grande College, were candidates for degrees during 2017 spring commencement exercises at Sul Ross State University.

Ceremonies for Sul Ross-Alpine graduates were held Friday, May 12 in the Pete P. Gallego Center.

Alpine Campus graduates, their degrees and hometowns are listed …

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