The Big Bend Sentinel’s pages are pasted up with major issues of the day (the death of Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court justice, on a nearby luxury … The second point is our small population in the tri-county area naturally provides more variability than the larger populations people are accustomed to seeing data on, like COVID-19 infections and deaths in the U.S. or in Texas, for example. The quickest way to reach us is by submitting a message down below. I would bet on it. And works with each of them in their own individual need. The main core of ten or so were stoically scattered in quiet conversation. Copyright 2020 / West Texan Media Group LLC /, New drop off and pick up procedures to allow for social distancing, Hallway flow of traffic plans for social distancing, Seating arrangements that allow for social distancing, Face masks required by all staff, visitors, and students, Cleaning out all air filters for better air circulation, Purchasing of sanitation machines to better sanitize all areas throughout the day, Bus drivers are sanitizing the bus before and after each use, Hallway doors left open to limit touching of door handles, Playground equipment is off limits to stop frequent touching, Eating lunch in classroom to eliminate large gatherings. Managing Editor at The Big Bend Sentinel Marfa, Texas 220 connections. Member Travis Drenner shared they are a group of facial hair enthusiasts who do volunteer work in the Bend Area and raise money for local charities. Log In. With a soft handshake and a sad smile she introduced herself as Kurtina. Create New Account. See more of The Big Bend Sentinel on Facebook. The Big Bend Sentinel is a weekly newspaper covering Presidio county and Far West Texas since 1926. In July 2019, La Frontera Publications, Inc sold the Sentinel to Maisie Crow and Max Kabat. The Big Bend Sentinel covers local news and events in the Marfa area. Every day our children would come home telling us something new they learned. Big Bend Sentinel newspaper website Big Bend Sentinel on Twitter All local news media in Marfa, Texas . TY - GEN. T1 - Letter to the Editor. So those are the stories. [volume] (Marfa, Tex.) The first one is if you want to show something as being exponential, you really need to plot its data on a semi-log scale. In our story, “Explosive COVID, tourism and the future of testing in the Big Bend,” from the December 3 issue of the newspaper, a health authority was quoted as saying cases had “gone up exponentially.”. Dear editor, The brush fires that were burning Friday evening near Alamito Creek and Loma Pelona were contained. His speech was delayed and didn’t talk much. I had a conversation with friends recently much along these lines, who mentioned it may be worth a bit of sensationalism in order to scare people into acting sensibly around this virus, if that’s what it takes. 2004. As the new school year begins, one unlike any before, I want to thank every staff, board and community member that has helped to make Marfa ISD a great place to learn. Ms. Emily always validated the children’s feelings and made each child feel important. ER - Abani C. Letter to the Editor: Big Bend Sentinel. While our family has decided to pursue homeschooling this year with our eldest and remote learning for our 3-year-old, who would be entering his first year in early education Montessori, we will be doing our best to “follow the child” and give our children the same care and attention that they would receive in the classroom … even if we don’t have the myriad “works” (learning implements) Ms. Steriti has accumulated in her decades of teaching and has arranged so thoughtfully throughout the classroom. Copyright 2020 / West Texan Media Group LLC /, /github.com/Dav909/Tri-County2/blob/master/Tri-County%20example.pdf. Here are a few of the things that we are doing: While this is not an exhaustive list, Marfa ISD is continuing to research and implement ways of keeping our school community as safe as possible. Share to Facebook Print this article Email this article. I have been truly blessed to have Ms. Emily as my son’s teacher. Maybe we should just post a sign: “DON’T STOP IN THIS TOWN.”. After agreeing to a 30-minute wait, they quietly took a seat and a while later were informed the wait might be considerably longer. This is just the nature of it, that Tversky and Kahneman famously (and humorously) labeled the Law of Small Numbers when they saw this principle ignored repeatedly by participants in their experiments, even by the statistically savvy. The last issue of The Big Bend Sentinel had a very arresting graphic on the front page, showing how the epidemic has gone “exponential” in Presidio County. These are top of the line, first rate, sharp, educated, talented, ambitious folks. By Big Bend Sentinel . Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. There is a 400-word limit for all letters. Jaime Juarez Distribution Maria Gerardo Distribution The Big Bend Sentinel (ISSN 1076-1004 USPS 055-800) is published weekly, on Thurs- days, 50 times a year by West Texan Media Group LLC, Drawer P, Marfa, TX 79843. By Big Bend Sentinel . We were exceptionally pleased that Amaya started reading halfway through her very first year of school. We are here to be part of the solution, whatever the Montessori program needs, we’re here to roll up our sleeves and make it happen. Ariele Gentiles is the copyeditor for The Big Bend Sentinel. 1984-1992 [volume] (Marfa, Tex.) 521 talking about this. In these times of divisiveness and mistrust, why would any among us fan the flames of discontent? USA. Though we have lived in town for 11 years now, when our son was born, we entertained the idea of moving away because Marfa has not always seemed super child-friendly. MARFA — For years, Marfa has been an art town without art supplies. The point was clear… we really would rather you find someplace else to eat. This newspaper is owned by Maisie Crow and Max Kabat. Leet, a mechanical engineer, offered some data to us and our readership that hopefully will give a more in depth view of the stats behind the COVID-19 numbers in the area. If you treat them like children, they will have temper tantrums like children too. Both our children started in Ms. Emily’s class in their first official year of school. NOTE: The text of a letter to the editor is below, and a PDF of the actual article is at the bottom of this post. Ariele Gentiles is the copyeditor for The Big Bend Sentinel. November 25 Letters to the Editor. Being in the program has made a big impact on his transformation. Now, with COVID-19 concerns, it is understandable that both parents and teachers would be nervous about opening back up, especially given reports from other schools around the country –– and locally –– that have seen coronavirus outbreaks among faculty and/or students within days or weeks of everyone returning. Welcome to Marfa. Most of us are well aware of the Marfa speed traps, which often leave a lasting impression on visitors. The Big Bend Sentinel is a weekly newspaper covering Presidio county and Far West Texas since 1926. If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor, follow the form below. The Big Bend Sentinel is a weekly newspaper covering Presidio county and Far West Texas since 1926. Breaking news, in depth reporting, multimedia dispatches and a community forum for and about the Big Bend. The Big Bend Sentinel. Breaking news, in depth reporting, multimedia dispatches and a community forum for and about the Big Bend. We wish every parent and guardian the best this year; hopefully we can navigate it together as a community that savors nuance, respects differences of opinion and puts our children first. USA. M3 - Other contribution. The group was in West Texas to film a documentary. Breaking news, in depth reporting, multimedia dispatches and a community forum for and about the Big Bend. November 19 Letters to the Editor. We had options: homeschool, Presidio, Alpine, Fort Davis or Marfa. Ms. Emily believes in each of her students. Email * The sad thing is, we really wanted to have a valuable conversation with these young people. I have been stopped countless times, but never once has a passenger been required to show ID. We are and will continue to work with the local health advisors and adjust our plans as needed. I replied that this is not a good tactic, since scared people generally do stupid things. By Big Bend Sentinel . Dear Editor, As an instructor of rock climbing and rappelling for 22 years, one of my personal safety rules has been, “If there is a simple thing that we can do to make it safer, do it.” Often there are simple steps that require very little effort, that may not normally be necessary, but that can make a BIG difference if things go wrong. After a considerable period of time, Kurtina voiced concern over the purpose and legality of the search. Y1 - 2004. As we walked the surprisingly well-occupied main street, we ran into a group of exceptional young people. These young people are the legacy I treasure… They are the ones that will make and keep America great. Gene Carpenter, 89, of Parkersburg, went to meet the Lord on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at Cedar Grove Assisted Living. Websites. The King's College. Founded in 1926, it is the region's oldest news source. CY - USA . Research output: Other contribution. I am not an epidemiologist, but know enough math to know I can find the exponent of exponential data by measuring the slope of a straight line made by the logarithmic vertical axis data vs. the arithmetic horizontal axis data. Not Now. This is not to discount the seriousness of the situation, but we still have to keep some basic principles in mind. As a child of the Vietnam era, I was raised on fear and hate and war. I approached the apparent person in charge and asked what they were up to and how they liked their visit to West Texas. As of May this year, a new local group has formed called the Big Bend Beardsmen. Welcome to Alpine. The Big Bend Sentinel. Breaking news, in depth reporting, multimedia dispatches and a community forum for and about the Big Bend. Today at 8:13 AM. But we stayed, invigorated by the prospect of sending him to the Montessori program at Marfa Elementary. A keen eyed reader, Dave Leet of Alpine, reached out following the story to let us know that the statement was mathematically inaccurate. Despite the distance learning, we look forward to seeing how Amaya and Roman will continue to grow in Ms. Barton’s class, and eventually Mrs. Aguero’s class. Christopher Gill to Editor of Big Bend Sentinel on Elk Removals by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department I felt that several comments made by TPWD Executive Director, Carter Smith, defending elk removals, needed rebuttal. He is learning more and making friends. Although the fire did cross to the east side of FM 170, no residences were affected. I’m writing in regards to last week’s article about the Montessori program. Letter to the Editor : Big Bend Sentinel. I am writing to you today about the positive experience I’ve had with the Montessori program, including Ms. Emily’s classroom. We bought a house in town, and quickly integrated our little family into the Marfa community we have now come to know and love, joining both the MEF and MSA boards and volunteering with the PTO. Jaime Juarez Distribution Maria Gerardo Distribution The Big Bend Sentinel (ISSN 1076-1004 USPS 055-800) is published weekly, on Thurs- days, 50 times a year by West Texan Media Group LLC, Drawer P, Marfa, TX 79843. Our eldest son attended Ms. Steriti’s class from ages 3-5 (until the coronavirus interrupted his kindergarten year), and we are so grateful for the opportunity to place him in a safe and stimulating, child-led schooling environment a short walk from our home. The reader can look at a demonstration of this on Github at /github.com/Dav909/Tri-County2/blob/master/Tri-County%20example.pdf. Our mailing address is The Big Bend Sentinel, Drawer P, Marfa, Texas, 79843. Over the Labor Day weekend, my wife and I took a scenic loop around our area that took us through Marathon. AU - Abani, Chris. She is one of the greatest teachers I have met. The Big Bend Sentinel and Presidio International are located at 209 1/2 W. El Paso St. in Marfa, Texas, 79843, and our phone number is (432) 729-4342. N1 - Type: Poem. Opening the trunk, checking under the vehicle, requiring all occupants to stand outside the car where they were required to show ID. Dear Editor, The last issue of The Big Bend Sentinel had a very arresting graphic on the front page, showing how the epidemic has gone “exponential” in Presidio County. By Big Bend Sentinel . So a big thanks to the Montessori program and its teachers! Forgot account? 2004. PY - 2004. The search and indignities then ended. / Abani, Chris. If you do this with the Presidio data, you will immediately see it is not exponential. We lost all that. November 12 Letters to the Editor. This is one of the steps required to find the infamous Ro number, as it turns out. 298 talking about this. Breaking news, in depth reporting, multimedia dispatches and a community forum for and about the Big Bend. “To tell you the truth, Mr. Jackson, it has been an eye opener.” One of the cars was stopped by local police in Marfa. The driver didn’t complain as she freely admitted exceeding the limit by 5 mph or so. She has been nothing but supportive with my child and my child loved going to her classroom. 1984-1992 Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. February 28, 2019 600 AM . We loved the idea that Roman would be in PreK and big sister Amaya would be in the same class with the “big kinder kids.” It was perfect for so many reasons. They clearly were traveling in a caravan of sorts, as their open trunks exposed piles of top line luggage and nice clothes. Apparently we wish to continue that tradition. We do not have enough good words to say about our experience. See more of The Big Bend Sentinel on Facebook. Sara Button | Marfa, Texas | Freelance Writer at West Texan Media Group || The Big Bend Sentinel | 500+ connections | See Sara's complete profile on Linkedin and connect Visit the Sentinel; Home; News; Features; Government; Schools; Culture; Opinion; Contact; … Roman has learned manners and life skills by integrating with older children and Ms. Emily was instrumental in all of this. Why not be that exception that changes minds? While we continue to maintain a working relationship with MISD administration, we credit the incredible progress our children have made to Ms. Emily and the Montessori program. 148 talking about this. We are ensuring that every student receives the education they deserve in the safest environment possible. The Big Bend Sentinel is a weekly newspaper covering Presidio county and Far West Texas since 1926. It looks like generally that is what the news media is trying to do. Living in Casa Piedra for the last 10 years, and raising our children in the Big Bend region for five of those 10 years, we knew we had a big choice to make when it came to their education. Maisie Crow, Editor-in-Chief & Max Kabat, Publisher The Big Bend Sentinel & Presidio International The Big Bend Sentinel & Presidio International - COVID-19 Local News Fund is a program administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501 (c) (3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association. We certainly never aim to mislead our readers and apologize for using the quote without checking the case-rise’s exponentiality or, in this case, lack thereof. Log In. Circulation estimate: 2,576. And I prefer my children to be in the Montessori program than in a traditional classroom setting. Editor’s note: This year is not the first time Confederate namesakes have entered the public conversation. It certainly got my attention, mainly because the assertion is plainly wrong. She then related this story, not in shock or anger, just sadness and disappointment. We’ve made a commitment to the Marfa community and to the Marfa Montessori program. The Marfa independent and the Big Bend sentinel. Once again, thank you to everyone that has contributed to the beginning of a great school year. Create New Account. or. or. Breaking news, in depth reporting, multimedia dispatches and a community forum for and about the Big Bend. We were heartened to read last week’s story by Stephen Paulsen on the 150th anniversary of educator Maria Montessori’s birth, highlighting Marfa ISD’s unique public Montessori program spearheaded by Emily Steriti and a handful of intrepid parents and school administrators several years ago. One thing for certain, we moved to Marfa because of the Montessori program. Judging by my perception of the tellers, I deem them to be pretty accurate. Teachers and staff are working twice as hard to make sure that every child has the resources needed to be successful. Join to Connect West Texan Media Group || The Big Bend Sentinel. After meeting with Superintendent Oscar Augero, who gave us a lengthy tour of the school and introduced us to two of the three Montessori teachers, we knew we found the perfect fit for our children. We wanted to know where and what they studied, all about the documentary project, their dreams and history. I am only pointing this out as a caution against using anything sensational or arresting to the eye that is not accurate; please keep up the good work at The Sentinel. What this means for us is more dramatic jumps in data. The Big Bend Sentinel is a weekly newspaper covering Presidio, Brewster and Jeff Davis counties. We did however manage to apologize for you, City of Marfa, and your arrogant police officer, and you, Alpine restaurant. And as a parent that helped out in the classroom, I can say it was respectful, kind, caring, understanding and nurturing towards each student. She is always so kind and caring and willing to listen to anything you have to say. 113 talking about this. You had a chance to make a difference but instead you reinforced a fear. Whether or not to send one’s child back to school is a difficult decision to make for some and an impossible catch-22 for others. Managing Editor at The Big Bend Sentinel See all employees Updates West Texan Media Group || The Big Bend Sentinel 4w. Managing Editor . Thank you for reading. Recent Post by Page. It appears, for some reason, we would rather have them hover in the back seat of the car, afraid to say anything above a whispered, “Yes sir.” Whatever the reason, my mind goes back to 1964. Unfortunately, the city police elevated their welcome to the next level. Now I can’t get him to be quiet! We carefully weighed all of our options. T2 - Big Bend Sentinel. 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