66-year-old Lobo Returns with Memories and Plans for Two Degrees

• by Paul Slocumb • Among Sul Ross State University’s new spring enrollees is a former student with quite a few Lobo Land stories to tell. Carlton Oglesby, who attended SRSU from fall 1971 to summer 1973 has returned to Alpine to pursue both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology.  [...]

January 18, 2019|

Daytrip! The Mission Trail: San Elizario, Socorro, and Ysleta

• by Paul Slocumb • The story of El Paso's Mission Trail begins thousands of years ago with the hunter-gatherers who first inhabited what is now the El Paso/Ciudad Juárez metro area.  These hunter-gatherers began moving towards agricultural food production around 400 A.D., and their transition culminated in complex pueblos built [...]

January 15, 2019|

Sul Ross Grad Student Connects WWII Airman with Lifesaving History

• courtesy of Karen Adams • On April 18, 1942, Lt. Col. James "Jimmy" Doolittle of the United States Army Air Forces led the first U.S. air attack on Japan.  Compared to other WWII actions, the Doolittle Raid caused relatively little material damage, but the courageous effort improved morale in [...]

January 7, 2019|

Daytrip! El Paso Museum of Art: Jacob Lawrence’s Toussaint L’Ouverture

• photo story by Paul Slocumb • Already a graduate of New York's American Artist School, the 20-year-old Jacob Lawrence began an ambitious series of tempera panels in 1937 designed to tell the story of the Haitian Revolution.  Depicting the struggle to overcome social injustice and create a new nation, [...]

January 4, 2019|

Photo Recap: Fall 2018 Scholar’s Luncheon

• by Paul Slocumb • Sul Ross State University honored 19 students graduating with honors at the Fall 2018 Scholar's Luncheon on Dec. 14 inside the Pete P. Gallego Center.  At Fall Commencement later that evening, the students were further recognized with gold cords for their academic achievements.  Five donors [...]

December 20, 2018|

Sul Ross Freshman Wins Saddle Bronc World Championship at JNFR

• by Paul Slocumb • Brandon Lansford enrolled at Sul Ross State University based on the reputations of Rodeo Coach C.J. Aragon and the University’s agriculture program.  Now, halfway through his freshman year, Lansford has already earned a world championship reputation of his own. Competing Dec. 6-10 in saddle bronc [...]

December 17, 2018|

Roadtrip! Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

• photo story by Paul Slocumb • Examples of prehistoric carving and engraving of rock can be found at numerous locations in the United States, including many in the Big Bend; however, few sites offer both direct public access and a large number of petroglyphs for viewing.  Located five hours [...]

December 7, 2018|