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Marfa’s One Act Play advances in competition

Marfa’s One Act Play advances in competition

March 31st, 2011

MARFA – “The Last Sherlock Holmes,” Marfa High School’s One Act Play, advanced last week from zone to district competition.

The district contest was Wednesday in Big Lake.

Marfa outdistanced Van Horn and Fort Hancock at Zone competition last week in Wink and in doing so took the following honors:

Daniel Martinez, Best Actor.

Jarett Lujan, All-Star Cast

Jasmin Pineda, …

Marfa’s new robotics team shines in state-wide tournament

Marfa’s new robotics team shines in state-wide tournament

March 31st, 2011

By STERRY BUTCHER

MARFA – Oh, those brainy Shorthorns!

Marfa High School’s first-ever robotics team earned fifth place overall and a special design award at last weekend’s Texas Botball Tournament in Houston.

“They had so much fun,” teacher Benjie Rosaldo reported this week. “We need to build future leaders and train students in science, technology and math. This …

Marfa team competes in regional STEM competition

March 24th, 2011

By LAUREN MACIAS-CERVANTES

MARFA, EL PASO – Solarity Telecom was one of 15 regional high school teams that competed in the STEM Challenge2 March 4 and 5 in El Paso at the University of Texas at El Paso College of Business.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Challenge2, led by Workforce Solutions Upper Rio Grande staff, provided …

Green Scene April 2 in Terlingua

March 24th, 2011

TERLINGUA – The third annual sustainable living and creativity festival Green Scene is Saturday, April 2 in Terlingua Ghost Town.

There will be live demonstrations on everything from Earthship construction to rain catchment.

John Wells, recently featured in the New York Times, will show his new Field Lab Technology.

All day there will be music, food, beer, art, and even …

MISD considers busing cuts, partnerships to weather stormy finances

MISD considers busing cuts, partnerships to weather stormy finances

March 24th, 2011

By STERRY BUTCHER

MARFA – Marfa ISD is bracing for state funding cuts that could total $564,000 over the next two years.

“It will be a significant loss of revenue,” district Chief Financial Officer Victoria Sanchez said Wednesday. “From all the information I’ve received since day one of the legislative session, our average loss has ranged between …

Rainwater catchment class March 24

March 17th, 2011

MARFA – Spring is just around the corner and with it will come the Spring Rainwater Catchment Seminar slated from 8:45am to 3pm March 24 in the Hotel Paisano.

The seminar is being conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service offices in Presidio and Brewster/Jeff Davis counties.

“We’ll cover some serious topics during the seminar, but we’ll …

Marfa principals’ contracts renewed

March 3rd, 2011

By STERRY BUTCHER

MARFA – School board trustees on Monday extended contracts for the two Marfa ISD principals through June 2013.

No other changes were made to the contracts of Elementary Principal Liana Sawyer and Junior-Senior High School Principal Graydon Hicks.

Both principals are entering their fourth year with the district.

Before trustees considered the principal contracts, each administrator …

Presidio High School students meet with success at recent UIL meet

February 24th, 2011

PRESIDIO – Presidio high school students met with success while participating in the UIL competition at the McCamey Invitational late last month.

The following students placed in their categories:

Poetry Interpretation

Priscilla Jimenez 3rd place, Allyssa Acosta 6th place;

Prose Interpretation

Itzel Garcia 5th place;

Number Sense

Nikki Biantan, 5th place, Jaime Garcia 5th, Kimberly Sauceda 6th,

Team Presidio

Nikki Biantan, Kim Sauceda, Jaime …

Presidio students soar at science, math competition

February 18th, 2011

LUBBOCK – Presidio ISD students put forth great effort and earned terrific results at last Saturday’s Science Technology Engineering and Math competition on the Texas Tech campus.

The event is open to students in grades 6-12. The contest tests student abilities in core math and science topics that relate to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills …

Hunter ed course offered in Presidio

February 11th, 2011

PRESIDIO – A hunter education home study course will be conducted from 10am to 2pm this Saturday at Fort Leaton.

Cost is $15; check or money order only – no cash, please.

The course is open to everyone, youth and adults. If you were born on or after September 2, 1971, you must have this class to …

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