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Marfa Live Arts awarded grant for their commitment to arts education

June 22nd, 2015

Marfa Live Arts

AUSTIN, MARFA – Texas Women for the Arts (TWA) selected 24 arts programs across the state to receive more than $260,000 in grants during their 10th annual meeting in San Antonio.

Marfa Live Arts was awarded a grant for their 2016 Marfa Live Arts Education Program, a program that presents in-school …

congressman pete p. gallego

congressman pete p. gallego

August 21st, 2014

Back-to-School, teachers and students rule

By Pete P. Gallego

 August is special for many reasons. I spend the entire month meeting with constituents and traveling in the 23rd District of Texas. I visit my mom and family members in Alpine, Fort Stockton and El Paso. But, my biggest event of the month …

Marfa, Presidio ISD, MIS enrollment up as school begins

Marfa, Presidio ISD, MIS enrollment up as school begins

August 29th, 2013

FAR WEST TEXAS – First class day student attendance numbers in area public schools are down for the most part from last year’s figures, but Marfa and Presidio schools appear to buck the trend.

Joel Nuñez, the Presidio ISD security office director and the Presidio County Sheriff’s office chief deputy, conducts an emergency …

Guest commentary

Guest commentary

May 24th, 2012

Chase Dreams, Not Children


While nationwide teen birth rates have significantly declined over the last several years, rates in Texas have actually increased. That’s bad news in a country which already has the highest rate of any developed country.

Teen pregnancy prevention is one of the Centers for Disease Control’s six top priorities, partly …

Photo: Lujan signs with ASU

Photo: Lujan signs with ASU

February 20th, 2012

Marfa High School student athlete senior Jarett Lujan, center, signs a letter of intent to run track at Angelo State University in San Angelo in the fall, where he will major in biology and pre-medicine. His parents are, from left, Johnny and Tina Lujan. The signing took place Monday afternoon at Gregg …

Hicks hired as Fort Davis principal

February 2nd, 2012

FORT DAVIS, MARFA – Graydon Hicks III, the Marfa Junior/Senior High School principal the past five years, is the new Fort Davis ISD secondary principal.

At a special Fort Davis ISD board of trustees meeting Wednesday afternoon, school board members voted 6-0 to offer Hicks the job, Superintendent Judy Whitis said. Hicks begins his new duties …

Marfa Junior Senior High School student passing rate improves

January 19th, 2012


MARFA – Students passing at Marfa Junior Senior High School improved from 93.7 percent at this time last year to the current passing rate of 95.5 percent.

“I had a failure list of two and half pages last year but it’s much better now,” MJSHS Princial Graydon Hicks III said during Monday’s school board …

Regents for Sul Ross re-elect chairman, chairwoman

November 29th, 2011

The Board of Regents of The Texas State University System re-elected Charlie Amato as chairman of the board and Donna N. Williams as vice chair.

Amato and Williams were re-elected unanimously during the Board of Regents meeting held Nov. 18 on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.

Amato is the chairman and co-founder of …

Marfa school board honors student achievement

November 29th, 2011


MARFA – It was celebration time at the Marfa Independent School District board of trustees meeting Monday night.

The cause for celebration was the Marfa Junior/Senior High School band, the Lady Shorthorn volleyball team, and the varsity cross country team, many of whom were in attendance.

Despite being without a band director, who quit as …

Marfa musician offers guitar lessons; gigs Fridays at Jett’s

November 29th, 2011

Andy Schneider plays guitar and accompanies himself on drums.

MARFA – Marfa musician Andy Schneider now is offering guitar and bass lessons, and he is performing weekly at Jett’s Grill at the Hotel Paisano.

Andy’s weekly gig begins at 5:30pm on Fridays.

Schneider’s been a professional musician for 24 years, and he enjoys passing on his passion for …

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