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Presidio teams compete in national rocketry events

Presidio teams compete in national rocketry events

May 12th, 2011

By RENÉ CARDONA

PRESIDIO – This weekend a group of Presidio High School (PHS) students under the guidance of teacher Shella Condino will be in Virginia to  participate in the National Rocketry Challenge.

The 9th Annual Team American Rocketry Challenge will begin at 8:30am this coming Saturday, May 14, in The Plains, Virginia. One hundred teams from …

Marfa’s Chelsea Rios wins 2011 SRSU Scholar-Athlete, Sportsman Awards

Marfa’s Chelsea Rios wins 2011 SRSU Scholar-Athlete, Sportsman Awards

May 12th, 2011

ALPINE – Candice Johnson, Payson, Ariz., was voted Sul Ross State University’s Female Athlete of the Year, while Jimmy Martinez, El Paso (Andress High School), received Male Athlete of the Year honors as student-athletes were recognized May 3 for the past year’s performances.

Chelsea Rios, Marfa and Ricardo Vera, Hebbronville, were selected as 2011Scholar-Athletes. The annual …

Sul Ross spring commencement is Saturday

Sul Ross spring commencement is Saturday

May 12th, 2011

ALPINE – A total of 145 Sul Ross State University students are candidates for degrees during Saturday, May 14 spring commencement exercises.

Ceremonies will be held at 10am in the Pete P. Gallego Center on the Alpine campus.

Charlie Amato, Chairman of the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System, will deliver the commencement address …

Forging a winning tradition

Forging a winning tradition

May 12th, 2011

By STERRY BUTCHER

MARFA – How great are the Shorthorn industrial tech kids?

Pretty darn great. Try number one in the state – again.

Last weekend’s Texas Technical Students Association competition in Waco saw the Shorthorns earn the state 1-A industrial technology championship for the fifth time in the last six years.

Also deserving praise is the junior high …

Kirkpatrick excels at district 4-H contest

Kirkpatrick excels at district 4-H contest

May 5th, 2011

GARDEN CITY – Competing against senior 4-Her’s from Del Rio to El Paso, Kimberlie Kirkpatrick of Marfa earned top honors in 4-H district competition last Saturday.

Kim’s quilt earned third in the Accessory and Home category of the Textiles Division, while her hand crafted purse won Champion Senior in the Accessory Division.

Both projects were completed under …

Lujan honored with Region 18 GT parent award

Lujan honored with Region 18 GT parent award

May 5th, 2011

MARFA – Tina Lujan, Marfa ISD’s newly appointed school board trustee, has been named the Region 18 recipient of the Texas Association of the Gifted and Talented Parent of the Gifted Award.

Marfa High School Principal Graydon Hicks nominated Lujan for her support of Marfa programs such as robotics, STEM, academic UIL, one act play, ag …

Alpine voters consider $22 million school bond

May 5th, 2011

By STERRY BUTCHER

ALPINE – Alpine voters on May 14 will decide a $22 million school bond proposed to pay for the construction of a new high school, new vocational facilities and a sports complex with softball, football and track facilities.

The bond issue, if approved, would raise school taxes in Alpine from a total of $1.26 …

Regents chair Amato to deliver Sul Ross commencement address May 14

Regents chair Amato to deliver Sul Ross commencement address May 14

April 28th, 2011

ALPINE – Charlie Amato, chairman of the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System, will deliver the commencement address during spring graduation ceremonies at Sul Ross State University-Alpine, Saturday, May 14.

Commencement exercises will be held at 10 a.m. in the Pete P. Gallego Center.

Dr. David Cockrum, former Sul Ross Provost and Vice President …

Schools brace for budget cuts

Schools brace for budget cuts

April 28th, 2011

By STERRY BUTCHER

AUSTIN – Marfa ISD will take a 10.18 percent cut and Presidio ISD stands to lose 13.32 percent of its revenue in the next biennium if projections hold true on the state education budget now pending in the Legislature.

HB 2485, filed by Houston Democrat Scott Hochberg, has cleared the Public Education Committee and …

Lujan appointed to school board

April 21st, 2011

By STERRY BUTCHER

MARFA – Tina Lujan is Marfa ISD’s newest trustee.

After a brief closed session on Monday, school board members unanimously and regretfully accepted the resignation of Elvia Agan, who plans a move from the area, and appointed Lujan to the empty Place 6 seat. Lujan was sworn in and then joined the rest of …

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