If you're like Rodney Hu, Jason Grossmiller, and Jon Eagan of the Arizona Distilling Co., distilling bourbon begins with making a few good friends. After meeting in high school at Tempe's Marcos de Niza-- with Hu later taking over operations at Yucca Tap Room and Grossmiller quitting his job as a bl ... More >>
If you've seen the historic-looking Copper City Bourbon bottle springing up around town at your favorite watering holes, like Casey Moore's, Little Woody and even Tucson's historic Club Congress, you probably didn't get a chance to read the back label. If you did, you'd have read the story of the Co ... More >>
Carla Morrison's return to the Valley is a bit of a homecoming: She attended high school at Marcos de Niza and took music classes at Mesa Community College before dropping out to perform with friends in Tempe's Babaluca. They built a local following for three years before Carla moved out to Mexico C ... More >>
Large Marge is scheduled to perform Saturday, December 10 at Hoodlums MusicWhat can we say? We're suckers for a good cause. Hoodlums Music's Art Rocks! event is certainly a good one. The indie record store is teaming with Arts Council for Youth, Marcos de Niza High School, Kyrene Middle Schoo ... More >>
Marcos de Niza officials made a deal with former teacher Tamara Hofmann (above) to keep quiet about her alleged affair with a student. Documents in a lawsuit against the Arizona State Board of Education show that Marco de Niza High School officials made a deal with a former teacher to keep ... More >>
MCSO mug shotSixto BalbuenaA 48-year-old former teacher at Tempe's Marcos de Niza high school is at the center of an apparent love triangle with two young students that ended in murder.Accounts from court records state that Sixto Balbuena, 20, arrived unexpectedly at the home of his "girlfriend," te ... More >>
NEARLY HALF OF ARIZONA'S HISPANIC CHILDREN DROP OUT OF PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS. SOME PARENTS THINK THE SOLUTION IS HISPANIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.