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Presidio ISD has a new education foundation

August 18th, 2017

Presidio Education Foundation board of directors, from left, Brian Vasquez, Jose Leyva, Rogelio Zubia, Hipolito Acosta, Hugo Ramos, Vicky Carrasco, and Velva Saenz.

PRESIDIO, TX — This past Monday officially marked the beginning of the school year for teachers and staff with a 3 day Teacher Professional Development program. In addition to training, day one …

‘Made for Marfa’ project supports art classes at Marfa ISD

August 18th, 2017

MARFA – The Marfa Studio of Arts is asking any artist who cares about Marfa to make a small artwork that will be sold to help support the upcoming scholastic year of art classes at the Marfa Elementary School. The Marfa Studio of Arts has offered daily art classes in the school through the “Studio …

Presidio solar car powers through solar car challenge

August 3rd, 2017

(photos by and courtesy of Presidio ISD)The Presidio solar vehicle takes the checkered flag at the Texas Motor Speedway.

PRESIDIO – The PHASCar racing team of Presidio ISD has done it again, according to a school news release. This is our third year participating in the Solar Car Challenge, where high school students design, build …

Alpine ISD school board is a 2017 Regional Honor Board winner

August 3rd, 2017

AUSTIN – The Alpine ISD school board is one of 11 state school boards honored by Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) School Board Awards as a Regional Honor Board winner.

Each year, the program recognizes outstanding Texas school boards for commitment and service that has made a positive impact on Texas public school students.

Since 1971, …

Presidio, Alpine, Valentine students earn PBAF scholarships

July 27th, 2017

PRESIDIO, VALENTINE – The Permian Basin Area Foundation announced $551,372 in scholarship awards at its 21st Annual Scholarship Dinner held last week at the Midland County Horseshoe.

Dafne Rodriguez of Presidio, Ernesto Riverea of Alpine, and Gabriela Tarango of Valentine received the Ted & Von Dean Lawson Memorial Scholarship.

About 300 students, parents, donors, and community leaders …

Dates for Marfa Mini-Cheer Camp announced

July 27th, 2017

MARFA — Marfa ISD Varsity and Jr. High Cheerleaders will host the 2017-2018 Marfa Mini-Cheer Camp, Sunday-Monday, August 20-21, from 5-6:30pm, at the Marfa Shorthorn Gym.

The Mini Shorthorns will learn three cheers and perform during home football game halftime shows.

Entering Pre-K-6th grade girls and boys are eligible to participate.

Sign-up forms and $30 registration fee are …

Comments on passage of Senate Bill 19 Teacher Bonus and TRS Care Boost

July 27th, 2017

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement following the passage of Senate Bill 19 on second reading with a strong bipartisan 28 to 3 vote. Final passage of the bill was later iin the evening.

“Just before Special Session began, I announced it was my priority to direct more of our education funding to …

Texas Prepaid Tuition program’s newborn enrollment deadline approaches

July 20th, 2017

AUSTIN — The deadline is extended through July 31 for Texas families to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund SM and pay this year’s rates for all or some future tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities. Newborns are children younger than one year at the time of …

Marfa High School student earns degree from Park University

July 20th, 2017

PARKVILLE – Park University’s El Paso (Texas) Campus Center and Fort Bliss (Texas) Campus Center held a combined commencement ceremony on July 14 at the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center.

Destiny Tiana Catano, who attended Marfa High School, earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Psychology.

The University had 214 students eligible to participate …

Sul Ross grad begins dental internship

July 20th, 2017

ALPINE – Former Sul Ross State University cross country runner Jaycie Lubbers (El Paso/Americas) will be stepping closer toward her dream of becoming a dentist in August.

Lubbers, who received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology in May, will begin her dental training with an internship through El Paso Community College with Bella Dental West …

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