I have been truly blessed to have Ms. Emily as my son’s teacher. After a considerable period of time, Kurtina voiced concern over the purpose and legality of the search. Breaking news, in depth reporting, multimedia dispatches and a community forum for and about the Big Bend. The Big Bend Sentinel is a weekly newspaper covering Presidio, Brewster and Jeff Davis counties. Just type that string into the URL field on your browser and it will come right up. Recent Post by Page. In these times of divisiveness and mistrust, why would any among us fan the flames of discontent? 1984-1992 Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Ms. Emily always validated the children’s feelings and made each child feel important. We lost all that. The sad thing is, we really wanted to have a valuable conversation with these young people. 2004. 148 talking about this. But we stayed, invigorated by the prospect of sending him to the Montessori program at Marfa Elementary. 298 talking about this. We do not have enough good words to say about our experience. She then related this story, not in shock or anger, just sadness and disappointment. Ms. Emily believes in each of her students. 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. Websites. Opening the trunk, checking under the vehicle, requiring all occupants to stand outside the car where they were required to show ID. I approached the apparent person in charge and asked what they were up to and how they liked their visit to West Texas. 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. TY - GEN. T1 - Letter to the Editor. 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. 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. 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 … [volume] (Marfa, Tex.) Unfortunately, the city police elevated their welcome to the next level. We had options: homeschool, Presidio, Alpine, Fort Davis or Marfa. We were exceptionally pleased that Amaya started reading halfway through her very first year of school. 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. We are and will continue to work with the local health advisors and adjust our plans as needed. As of May this year, a new local group has formed called the Big Bend Beardsmen. 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. With a soft handshake and a sad smile she introduced herself as Kurtina. 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. Y1 - 2004. or. USA. The Big Bend Sentinel covers local news and events in the Marfa area. See more of The Big Bend Sentinel on Facebook. 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. Dear editor, The brush fires that were burning Friday evening near Alamito Creek and Loma Pelona were contained. Join to Connect West Texan Media Group || The Big Bend Sentinel. Research output: Other contribution. November 12 Letters to the Editor. Create New Account. She is one of the greatest teachers I have met. 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. 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. I feel like my children learn better in that type of environment. Ariele Gentiles is the copyeditor for The Big Bend Sentinel. 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.”. Most of us are well aware of the Marfa speed traps, which often leave a lasting impression on visitors. Our mailing address is The Big Bend Sentinel, Drawer P, Marfa, Texas, 79843. Roman has learned manners and life skills by integrating with older children and Ms. Emily was instrumental in all of this. Teachers and staff are working twice as hard to make sure that every child has the resources needed to be successful. The Big Bend Sentinel is a weekly newspaper covering Presidio county and Far West Texas since 1926. Being in the program has made a big impact on his transformation. It certainly got my attention, mainly because the assertion is plainly wrong. ER - Abani C. Letter to the Editor: Big Bend Sentinel. The Marfa independent and the Big Bend sentinel. They will accomplish, remain proud, make our society better. And works with each of them in their own individual need. So a big thanks to the Montessori program and its teachers! Copyright 2020 / West Texan Media Group LLC /, /github.com/Dav909/Tri-County2/blob/master/Tri-County%20example.pdf. Today at 8:13 AM. 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. 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. 113 talking about this. It certainly got my attention, mainly because the assertion is plainly wrong. Now I can’t get him to be quiet! N1 - Type: Poem. USA. I’m writing in regards to last week’s article about the Montessori program. 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. February 28, 2019 600 AM . MARFA — For years, Marfa has been an art town without art supplies. Why not be that exception that changes minds? Breaking news, in depth reporting, multimedia dispatches and a community forum for and about the Big Bend. So those are the stories. By Big Bend Sentinel . 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. PY - 2004. The Big Bend Sentinel is a weekly newspaper covering Presidio county and Far West Texas since 1926. Visit the Sentinel; Home; News; Features; Government; Schools; Culture; Opinion; Contact; … A few of the others had made it to Alpine and had entered one of our local restaurants. What this means for us is more dramatic jumps in data. By Big Bend Sentinel . November 25 Letters to the Editor. 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. or. Abani, C 2004, Letter to the Editor: Big Bend Sentinel. Thank you for reading. I replied that this is not a good tactic, since scared people generally do stupid things. 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. The group was in West Texas to film a documentary. We wanted to know where and what they studied, all about the documentary project, their dreams and history. We applaud Ms. Barton, Ms. Aguero and Ms. Steriti for being honest about the challenges they are facing, especially concerning remote Montessori education, which ordinarily focuses on hands-on experiential and sensory learning. 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. Big Bend Sentinel newspaper website Big Bend Sentinel on Twitter All local news media in Marfa, Texas . 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. The point was clear… we really would rather you find someplace else to eat. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. My perception of people is generally spot on. Create New Account. 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. These young people are the legacy I treasure… They are the ones that will make and keep America great. Letter to the Editor : Big Bend Sentinel. You had a chance to make a difference but instead you reinforced a fear. One thing for certain, we moved to Marfa because of the Montessori program. 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. November 19 Letters to the Editor. We are ensuring that every student receives the education they deserve in the safest environment possible. Breaking news, in depth reporting, multimedia dispatches and a community forum for and about the Big Bend. His speech was delayed and didn’t talk much. Log In. Breaking news, in depth reporting, multimedia dispatches and a community forum for and about the Big Bend. I am writing to you today about the positive experience I’ve had with the Montessori program, including Ms. Emily’s classroom. We carefully weighed all of our options. 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. In July 2019, La Frontera Publications, Inc sold the Sentinel to Maisie Crow and Max Kabat. And I prefer my children to be in the Montessori program than in a traditional classroom setting. If you do this with the Presidio data, you will immediately see it is not exponential. It looks like generally that is what the news media is trying to do. 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 They clearly were traveling in a caravan of sorts, as their open trunks exposed piles of top line luggage and nice clothes. Breaking news, in depth reporting, multimedia dispatches and a community forum for and about the Big Bend. There is a 400-word limit for all letters. CY - USA . After agreeing to a 30-minute wait, they quietly took a seat and a while later were informed the wait might be considerably longer. 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. We did however manage to apologize for you, City of Marfa, and your arrogant police officer, and you, Alpine restaurant. By Big Bend Sentinel . By Big Bend Sentinel . 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. As a child of the Vietnam era, I was raised on fear and hate and war. The driver didn’t complain as she freely admitted exceeding the limit by 5 mph or so. Welcome to Marfa. Editor’s note: This year is not the first time Confederate namesakes have entered the public conversation. 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. Over the Labor Day weekend, my wife and I took a scenic loop around our area that took us through Marathon. These are top of the line, first rate, sharp, educated, talented, ambitious folks. Apparently we wish to continue that tradition. Log In. 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. Although the fire did cross to the east side of FM 170, no residences were affected. 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. I have been stopped countless times, but never once has a passenger been required to show ID. She has been nothing but supportive with my child and my child loved going to her classroom. 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. 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. The quickest way to reach us is by submitting a message down below. See more of The Big Bend Sentinel on Facebook. If you treat them like children, they will have temper tantrums like children too. T2 - Big Bend Sentinel. M3 - Other contribution. We’ve made a commitment to the Marfa community and to the Marfa Montessori program. Managing Editor at The Big Bend Sentinel Marfa, Texas 220 connections. Welcome to Alpine. 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. 1984-1992 [volume] (Marfa, Tex.) He is learning more and making friends. 2004. And as a parent that helped out in the classroom, I can say it was respectful, kind, caring, understanding and nurturing towards each student. As we walked the surprisingly well-occupied main street, we ran into a group of exceptional young people. 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. 521 talking about this. This is not to discount the seriousness of the situation, but we still have to keep some basic principles in mind. A keen eyed reader, Dave Leet of Alpine, reached out following the story to let us know that the statement was mathematically inaccurate. Both our children started in Ms. Emily’s class in their first official year of school. 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. Email * The King's College. I would bet on it. 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. Gene Carpenter, 89, of Parkersburg, went to meet the Lord on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at Cedar Grove Assisted Living. Ariele Gentiles is the copyeditor for The Big Bend Sentinel. This newspaper is owned by Maisie Crow and Max Kabat. Circulation estimate: 2,576. She is always so kind and caring and willing to listen to anything you have to say. Judging by my perception of the tellers, I deem them to be pretty accurate. Founded in 1926, it is the region's oldest news source. 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. Managing Editor . The Big Bend Sentinel is a weekly newspaper covering Presidio county and Far West Texas since 1926. 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. Once again, thank you to everyone that has contributed to the beginning of a great school year. The Big Bend Sentinel. Share to Facebook Print this article Email this article. Every day our children would come home telling us something new they learned. The main core of ten or so were stoically scattered in quiet conversation. 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. The Big Bend Sentinel. / Abani, Chris. Breaking news, in depth reporting, multimedia dispatches and a community forum for and about the Big Bend. 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. The reader can look at a demonstration of this on Github at /github.com/Dav909/Tri-County2/blob/master/Tri-County%20example.pdf. “To tell you the truth, Mr. Jackson, it has been an eye opener.” One of the cars was stopped by local police in Marfa. AU - Abani, Chris. 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