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For New Superintendent, Guadalupes Are A “Homecoming”
July 23, 2015

After a 25-year career with the National Park Service, in points from the Pacific islands to the canyonlands of Utah, Eric...
At Sierra Blanca ISD, Loeffler Hopes to Bring “Fresh Eyes” to Her Hometown School
July 23, 2015

Evelyn “Ebby” Loeffler begins work as Sierra Blanca ISD superintendent Aug. 3, and the Hudspeth County native hopes she can provide the “fresh eyes” and “new perspective” necessary to improve student achievement at the school.   “The first priority is to get the student scores up,” Loeffler said. “Those kids need every opportunity that we can give them to be successful.”   A 1975 Sierra Blanca grad, Loeffler has spent the last three years as superintendent...
Sag-Ashus - The Great Goat-Milking Contest
July 23, 2015

As many of our readers may recall, Ole Sag has, for the last 40 years or so, enjoyed the privilege of working within the state and county court systems, both as a bailiff and a Spanish and English interpreter. From 1973 until 1980 we did this full-time under Judge Jerry Woodard, who presided over the 34th district court. In those days the 34th was the only criminal court for El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson counties, and we traveled periodically to Sierra Blanca and Van Horn to hear both civil and criminal...
Commissioners Oppose Culberson County Nuclear Waste Proposal
July 17, 2015

In a 3-to-1 vote, Hudspeth County commissioners Tuesday (July 14) took a stand in opposition to a proposal to store high-level...