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Take the MISD survey online

June 2nd, 2011

MARFA – Marfa ISD is requesting that all students, parents of students, and district staff complete a survey regarding the district’s education efforts.

The online survey is located on the district’s website: www.marfaisd.com.

This survey is one opportunity for community input concerning education programs, budgeting, extra-curricular activities, facilities, and teaching staff.  Marfa ISD is committed …

Sample cabrito and celebrate Goat Awareness Day

May 31st, 2011

ALPINE – Goat Awareness Day will be from 10am-2pm Wednesday, June 8 at the Brewster County Courthouse in Alpine.

Each year the celebration has had its own theme, and this year’s theme is an effort to expand inclusiveness: “Affirming practices that include chickens, guard animals, gardens, and livestock!”

Area goat raisers will exhibit some of their goats …

MISD adopts flexible school day for at-risk students

MISD adopts flexible school day for at-risk students

May 26th, 2011

By STERRY BUTCHER

MARFA – For kids who have tough home lives or have to work to keep the household going or have kids themselves, going to school can seem like the last of their priorities. Marfa High School next year will try a new program, called the Flexible School Day, that targets students who have …

Presidio High School seniors graduate Saturday

Presidio High School seniors graduate Saturday

May 26th, 2011

PRESIDIO – Presidio High School graduation exercises take place at 8pm Saturday at Manuel O. Hernandez stadium. The community is welcome to attend the ceremony.

Valedictorian for the class of 2011 is Fidel H. Baeza. The son of Fidel and Raquel Baeza, Fidel earned a 3.51 grade point average. He will attend the University of Texas …

MHS class of 2011 graduates Friday

MHS class of 2011 graduates Friday

May 26th, 2011

MARFA – Sixteen Marfa High School seniors will receive diplomas at the graduation ceremony set for 7pm Friday at Martin Field.

In case of inclement weather, graduation will be held at Marfa Shorthorn Gymnasium. Guest speaker at the event is Allison Scott, an MHS graduate and former Marfa High School educator. The community is welcome to …

“Deserts” from the BBC film “Planet Earth” shown May 19 at SRSU

May 12th, 2011

ALPINE – The Big Bend Regional Sierra Club’s May 19 meeting features a showing of “Deserts” from the BBC series celebrating our planet’s spectacular scenery and its captivating natural history.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in room 309 Lawrence Hall, Sul Ross State University.

Deserts are surprisingly varied, from Mongolia’s Gobi desert where wild Bactrian …

CDRI celebrates International Migratory Bird Day Saturday

May 12th, 2011

FORT DAVIS – Saturday, May 14 is International Migratory Bird Day, and the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute is ready to celebrate!  Bring the whole family out to enjoy a family bird walk with avid birder Josh Burns, hummingbird banding with local expert Kelly Bryan, or make a bird house to take home.

Hummingbird banding will begin …

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 …

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