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These declarations, under certain circumstances, gives special provisions to school districts when setting tax rates and dealing with the expenses or loss of revenue associated with a disaster. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Skip McCambridge, Executive Dir. of Administrative Services, Lake Worth ISD, has been named New Super of Coleman ISD.

Joe Kucera, Asst. Superintendent, China Spring ISD, has been named New Super of Lorena iSD.

Dr. Marc Smith, Superintendent, Marshall ISD, has been named New Super of Duncanville ISD.

Dr. Christopher Moran, Superintendent, Brownsboro iSD, has been named New Super of Whitehouse iSD.


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Vacant Moody ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Manor ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Yantis ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services (Temporarily Postponed)INFO
Vacant Victoria ISD; Search by Waterford Search Services, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Beeville ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. with Educational Consultant Gary Patterson. INFO
Vacant Klein ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Rockwall ISD - Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston ; INFO
Vacant ESC 20 Associate Director, Administrative & Instructional Services; Search by ESC 20 InfoINFO
Vacant Katy ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Mason ISD; Search by Education Solution Services INFO
Vacant Scurry-Rosser ISD; Search by Scurry-Rosser ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Cross Roads ISD ; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant North Hopkins ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Anderson-Shiro CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Lazbuddie ISD; Search by Dr. Gary Bigham Info AnnouncementINFO
Vacant Brooks County ISD ; Search by Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
Vacant Chico ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Coupland ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C.  InfoINFO
Vacant McLean ISD; Search by McLean ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Marshall ISD; Search by the Marshall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Galveston ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Aubrey ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Vacant Brownsboro ISD; Search by School Executive Consulting, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Cuero ISD; Cuero ISD Board of Trustees  InfoINFO
Vacant Roosevelt ISD; Search by Roosevelt ISD Board & Jimmy Parker InfoINFO
Vacant Highland Park ISD (Amarillo) ; Search by Potter County Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Pettus ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
Vacant Mineral Wells ISD ; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Vacant Santa Gertrudis ISD; Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.and  Dr. Ann Dixon, Search ConsultantINFO
Lone Finalist Prairie Valley ISD - Tim West, Principal,Prairie Valley ISD; Search by: Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Pasadena ISD - Dee Ann Powell, Deputy Superintendent ,Pasadena ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Sherman ISD - David Hicks, Executive Dir. for Secondary Academic Programs,Denton ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Sheldon ISD - King Davis, Dept. Superintendent,Everman ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Pecos - Barstow - Toyah ISD  - Jim Haley, Superintendent,Cuero ISD; Search by the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Paducah ISD - Brian Patterson, Superintendent,Darrouzett ISD; Search by Jerry Baird InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Terrell County ISD - Amanda Ann Magallan , Principal Lamar Elementary,Midland ISD ; Search by Kenn Norris, Interim Superintendent Info INFO
Lone Finalist Winona ISD - Cody Mize; Search by Consilience LLC - Wes Hickey & Jennifer Jones InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Poth ISD - Paula Renken , Interim Superintendent,Poth ISD; Poth ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Falls City ISD - Todd Pawelek, High School Principal ,Poth ISD; Search by FCISD Board of Trustees and Interim Superintendent Gary PattersonINFO
Lone Finalist Cotton Center ISD - Jeff Kirby, Elementary Principal ,Waelder ISD; Search by Cotton Center ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist La Grange ISD - Bill Wagner, Asst. Superintendent,La Grange ISD; Moak, Casey and AssociatesINFO
Lone Finalist Three Rivers ISD - Dr. Mary Springs, Superintendent,Santa Gertrudis ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Jacksboro ISD - Dwain Milam, Superintendent,Collinsville ISD ; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Lampasas ISD 
  - Chane Rascoe, Superintendent,Moody ISD; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Hale Center ISD - Steven Plyburn, Superintendent,Crowell ISD; Search by ESC 17INFO
Lone Finalist Petersburg ISD - Drew Howard, Principal ,Peaster ISD; Search by ESC 17 and Petersburg ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Nederland ISD - Dr. Robin Perez, Asst. Superintendent,Humble ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Rule ISD - Rick Moeller, Superintendent,Paint Creek ISD ; Search by the Rule ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Blue Ridge ISD - John Wink, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction,Tatum ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Wellman-Union CISD - Aaron Waldrip, Principal,Brownfield Middle School ; Search by the Wellman - Union Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Chester ISD - Cory Hines, Principal,Martins Mill ISD; Search by the Chester ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Lone Finalist Southside ISD - Mark E. Eades, Superintendent,San Marcos CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Webb CISD - Humberto D. Gonzalez; Search by J. Cruz & Associates, LLC Info RequirementsINFO
New Super Fruitvale ISD - Rebecca Bain, Curriculum Director,Fruitvale ISD; Fruitvale ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super ESC XIII Service Center - Rich Elsasser, Deputy Executive Director for Academic Services at Region 13; Search by ESC 13 Board of Directors InfoINFO
New Super Progreso ISD - Martin Cuellar, Adult Education Supervisor,Region 1 ESC ; Search by: Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
New Super Dew ISD - Darrell Evans, Superintendent,Bosqueville ISD; Dew ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Erath Excels Academy - Mike Scott, Principal,Santo ISD; Search by Erath Excels Academy Board of Trustees Info No longer taking applications INFO
New Super Culberson County Allamoore ISD - Dalia Benavides, Principal North Elementary,Lamesa ISD; Search by Lead Your School InfoINFO
New Super Pampa ISD - Tonya Larkin, Asst. Superintendent,Pampa ISD; Larry Blair. PhD -|INFO
New Super Lamesa ISD - Jim Knight, Superintendent,Anton ISD; Search by Lamesa ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Palacios ISD - Alexandro Flores, Asst. Superintendent of Academic & Pupil Services,Natalia ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Spurger ISD - Kendall Smith, High School Principal ,Overton ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
New Super Frenship ISD - Michelle McCord , Interim Superintendent,Frenship ISD; Search by ESC 17 InfoINFO
New Super Goliad ISD - David Plymale, Superintendent,Trinity ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Brownwood ISD - Dr. Joe Young, Deputy Superintendent ,Corsicana ISD; Search by ESC Region 15 InfoINFO
New Super Marathon ISD - Guadalupe Singh , District Administrator,Presidio ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Burkburnett ISD - Tylor Chaplin, Superintendent,Falls City ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super San Benito ISD; Search by Waterford School Services InfoINFO
New Super Loraine ISD - Brandon McDowell, Principal,Eldorado ISD; Search by Dennis Hill, Interim Superintendent InfoINFO
New Super Garrison ISD - Richard Cooper, Superintendent,Kennard ISD; Search by Interim Superintendent, Arnie Kelley and Garrison ISD Board. InfoINFO
New Super Hearne ISD  - Raul Nuques, Superintendent,Zapata County ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Medina Valley ISD - Kenneth Rohrbach, Super,Three Rivers ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Aspermont ISD - Tim Bartram , Principal,Iowa Park ISD; Search By Aspermont ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super East Bernard ISD - Courtney Hudgins, Interim Superintendent,East Bernard ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Queen City ISD - Charlotte Williams, Interim Superintendent,Queen City ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Wills Point ISD - Scott Caloss, Superintendent,Poth ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Rankin ISD - Keith Richardson, Interim Superintendent,Rankin ISD; Search by the Rankin ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Mt. Vernon ISD - Greg Weiss, Superintendent,New Summerfield ISD; Search conducted by Leasor Crass, PC InfoINFO
New Super Thorndale ISD - Adam Ivy, Asst. Superintendent,Latexo ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Lometa ISD - David Fisher, Asst. Superintendent of Business and Finance,Lometa ISD; Search by Lometa ISD Board of Trustees INFO
New Super Kennard ISD - Malinda Lindsey, Executive Director C&I ,Nacogdoches ISD; Search by DRV Executive Searches InfoINFO
New Super May ISD - Mike Carter, Melissa High School Principal ,Melissa ISD; Search by Education Service Center Region 15 InfoINFO
New Super Whitehouse ISD - Dr. Christopher Moran, Superintendent,Brownsboro ISD; Search by Whitehouse ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Lorena ISD - Joe Kucera, Asst. Superintendent,China Spring ISD ; Search by James Baize - Search Consultant Info INFO
New Super Coleman ISD - Skip McCambridge, Executive Director of Administrative Services,Lake Worth ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
New Super Sam Rayburn ISD - Dr. Cole McClendon ; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Hallsville ISD - Jeff Collum, Superintendent,Benton, Arkansas; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Trinity ISD - John Kaufman, Superintendent,Mount Vernon ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Wall ISD  - Russell Dacy, Wall High School Principal,Wall ISD; Search byv Wall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Big Sandy ISD (Dallardsville)  - Eric Carpenter, Secondary Principal ,LaPoynor ISD; Search by Big Sandy ISD Board of Trustees Info BrochureINFO
New Super Fannindel ISD - Jack Ellis, Retired Superintendent ,Brazos ISD; Search by the Fannindel ISD Board of Trustees INFO

Howe ISD Remains Closed but Howe students helping beyond the classroom

April 2808:40 AM

HOWE, Texas (KXII) -- It could be several days before classes are back in session, after an EF-1 tornado ripped through Howe heavily damaging the high school and several houses and injuring five people in the city.  Crews are working to repair the school and those homes.  Classes are canceled at all Howe schools tomorrow, but dozens of students will still be hard at work learning a important lesson outside the classroom. view article arw


April 2806:41 AM

Willis ISD says it will remain closed Thursday, a day after a severe storm system stuck southeast Texas.  School officials say they have not been able to get power restored to all the buildings. view article arw

STAAR test question with no right answer among dozens of complaints as Texas school chiefs say results can’t be trusted

April 2805:19 AM

Updated at 9:05 p.m. with a response from ETS.  Nearly 50 superintendents say Texas’ STAAR standardized testing system deserves an “F” for widespread problems this year ranging from including a question on a test that had no correct answer to tests being delivered to a church.  The superintendents, mostly from the Houston area, sent a letter to the state’s education commissioner this month outlining their complaints and urging him not to use some test results in accountability ratings, according to a copy of the letter obtained by The Dallas Morning News. view article arw

Pilgrim’s Pride recalls 4.5 million pounds of chicken sold to schools

April 2707:52 AM

Repost from yesterday! - js  - WACO, Texas (AP) — Pilgrim’s Pride ordered a massive recall of cooked chicken products Tuesday after consumers and federal meat inspectors found contamination by such foreign material as wood, plastic, rubber and metal. The recall of almost 4.6 million pounds of fully cooked chicken products announced Tuesday is an expansion of an earlier recall, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That one, announced April 7, covered almost 41,000 pounds of cooked chicken nugget products. view article arw

Preventive Law: New Overtime Rules Closer to Reality – Or Are They?

April 0708:41 AM

On March 14, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its final changes to proposed revisions to the rules that determine which employees are exempt from overtime and minimum wage requirements. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the new rules are expected to affect millions of employees currently considered exempt from overtime, requiring them to be reclassified as nonexempt. Almost immediately, however, on March 17, 2016, House and Senate Republicans introduced legislation to block the rules from going into effect.

Donna ISD board members await verdict on multi-million-dollar lawsuit

April 2808:40 AM

McALLEN—A jury will continue deliberating Thursday to determine if four board members from the Donna Independent School District retaliated against six district employees for political reasons.  Attorneys delivered closing statements Wednesday morning after a two-day trial to determine the outcome of a multi-million-dollar federal lawsuit filed in February 2015 claiming DISD and five board members violated the plaintiffs’ due process, freedom of speech and First Amendment right to choose political associations. view article arw

El Paso ISD Administrators Indicted for Cooking the Books on TAKS Testing

April 2808:40 AM

Its a lot easier for a school to do well on high stakes standardized testing, if all the dumb kids are at home on test day.    That, essentially, is what administrators and principals in the El Paso ISD, according to a fraud indictment filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio.   The five, including an associate superintendent and several assistant principals, are charged with coming up with bogus excuses to keep low performing students out of the classroom on days when testing was underway.   view article arw

5 educators arrested in EPISD scheme

April 2808:40 AM

Five El Paso educators have been charged with scheming to defraud the federal accountability system and, in some cases, retaliating against co-workers who cooperated with the FBI's 5½ year investigation of the city's largest school district.  One of the administrators arrested was a former El Paso Independent School District associate superintendent, while the other four worked at Austin High School. view article arw

Shapleigh: Arrests mean justice is being done

April 2808:39 AM

Former state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh said "justice is being done" after the arrest Wednesday of five El Paso Independent School District educators allegedly involved in a conspiracy to defraud the state and federal accountability programs back in 2010. view article arw

Waco:  Some area districts face additional cuts in state funding

April 2808:39 AM

WACO, Texas (KWTX) It's a battle school districts across the state have been fighting for decades and it's not over yet.  The Midway ISD is faced with the loss of $1.6 million. (Photo by Ke'Sha Lopez)  This time it's happening because the Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction program, or ASATR, which provides extra money to school districts is expiring in 2017.  The Texas Legislature created ASATR after voting to reduce property tax rates by one-third starting in 2006 to ensure districts could maintain the same level of per-student funding as they received in the previous school year.  Then in 2011, the state reduced funding for public education, and some of the cuts were made through a percentage reduction to ASATR.

Kilgore:  KISD sticks to ‘wait & see’ plan on tax exemption

April 2808:37 AM

Repost from yesterday! - js - (Local Option Homestead Exemption)  Monday the Kilgore ISD Board of Trustees took no action to reinstate a local homestead exemption amid questions regarding the legality of last year’s decision to rescind the 20 percent local exemption.  Presented with the agenda item by KISD Chief Financial Officer Revard Pfeffer, trustee John Slagle said, “I’m of the opinion that we do nothing, and we wait for the lawyers to figure it out.” The original 5-2 decision to take back the 20 percent exemption – a separate homestead exemption from the mandatory one granted by the state – came during a special board meeting on June 29, 2015. The reasoning some board members used when advocating for eliminating the exemption for the current fiscal year was language in a ballot measure which said district offering exemptions would be locked into those levels for the next five years or longer if Texas legislators so chose. view article arw

Math scores slip, reading flat for nation’s 12th-graders

April 2808:36 AM

The nation's high school seniors are slipping in math and failing to make progress in reading, with just one-third of the 12th graders ready for the academic challenges of college. view article arw

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Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, P.C.

School Construction Basics

April - May 2016

If your district wants to build then you need to start out with the right foundation. This training will help you build that foundation beginning with the board's initial decision to procure construction through the signing of the construction contracts.

Topics We'll Cover

  • Requirements for Construction Procurement
  • The steps the board and administration must follow in order to properly procure construction services
  • The methods of delivery that will be best for your project
  • Developing the request for bids or proposals
  • Practical exercises in construction procurement with form suggestions

Who Should Attend

This seminar is appropriate for Board Members, Facility Committee Members, Superintendents, Business Managers and others on your district's construction team.

This training will be conducted by David P. Hansen.

For more information and to register online, click here.

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School back in session for Sealy ISD

April 2808:33 AM

School bells rang again Monday morning for Sealy students, the somewhat dry hallways now teeming with scholars who were forced into a week’s break by the flooding in Sealy and southeast Texas last week.  view article arw

Garland ISD claims an edge by getting to market ahead of $4.8 billion in 2015-16 Dallas-area school bond projects

April 2808:31 AM

With the first projects from Dallas ISD’s record $1.6 billion November bond election about to go to market and area districts asking for another $1.6 billion this May 7, Garland ISD believes it is reaping the benefits of getting to the front of the line. view article arw

Texas Teachers Fight New Rating System

April 2808:30 AM

Two teacher associations have sued Texas, challenging its new rules on teacher appraisals, an important step in determining whether teachers will keep their jobs.      The Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) and Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA) sued Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath in separate lawsuits on April 20, in Travis County Court.      Regulations adopted on April 6 will replace the teacher appraisal system that has been in place since 1997. view article arw

Arlington school leaders’ feelings mixed on state pre-K grant

April 2808:30 AM

The Arlington school district could receive almost $2 million in new funding this year to enhance its pre-kindergarten programs, thanks to a piece of 2015 legislation championed by Gov. Greg Abbott. view article arw

Texas A&M system pulls the trigger on finalized campus carry rules

April 2808:30 AM

AUSTIN – The generally permissive campus carry rules proposed for the Texas A&M University System’s schools received on Wednesday what amounts to a final OK, as the system’s Board of Regents took no action to amend the suggested policies. Come August, the licensed concealed carrying of handguns will be allowed in all classes, nearly all dorms and likely most all faculty offices at Texas A&M and other schools. Guns will remain barred at sporting events, patient care facilities and some other areas. view article arw

David Cox lone finalist for Hart school superintendent

April 2808:29 AM

Les Miller, interim superintendent for Hart ISD, has announced that David Cox of Dimmitt is the lone finalist for superintendent. He currently is in his first year as high school principal for Dimmitt ISD. view article arw

Meet the 2 Alaskans who want to be Anchorage’s next school superintendent

April 2808:29 AM

The Anchorage School Board has whittled down the list of superintendent candidates from 84 to two finalists who have different visions for the future of the state's largest school district.  view article arw

Snyder ISD hires Mandrell as new AD, Head Football Coach

April 2808:29 AM

Some big news out of Snyder on Wednesday came after a four-hour closed session of its school board. It was there, the board made its choice on a new Head Football Coach and Athletic Director. view article arw

Katy ISD board chooses six superintendent candidates for first-round interviews

April 2808:29 AM

The Katy ISD board of trustees reviewed the applications of 26 candidates for the district’s superintendent position, choosing six applicants for an initial round of interviews.  The board of trustees met in a closed special meeting April 26 for three hours, said David Thompson, an attorney with Thompson & Horton LLP—a law firm hired by the district to conduct the search. “We had 26 total candidates, and had some very strong ones in there,” Thompson said. Thompson said the board first narrowed the list of applicants from 26 to 10 candidates. After more thorough review, the board narrowed the list to six candidates. view article arw

Celina ISD names new assistant superintendents

April 2808:28 AM

A pair of Celina ISD school principals will move into district administrative positions in July. view article arw

Why Katy ISD’s new football stadium will now cost more than Allen’s

April 2808:28 AM

Allen's Eagle Stadium is no longer the most expensive high school stadium in the state. According to the Houston Chronicle, the price tag for Katy ISD's second football stadium, which is currently in construction, has increased by $4.5 million, pushing it past Eagle Stadium's $59.6 million initial cost. The Katy ISD stadium will now cost roughly $62.5 million.  view article arw

FBI arrests five in a Texas ISD test-rigging scandal orchestrated by ex-DISD official

April 2808:25 AM

After a 5 1/2-year investigation, the FBI arrested five current and former El Paso ISD educators on Wednesday morning on federal charges related to alleged attempts to defraud state and federal accountability programs through a widespread test-rigging scheme. view article arw

Navarro ISD parents and educators talk apps, teenagers

April 2808:25 AM

 Apps are developing faster than we can count, Navarro ISD’s Chief Instructional Officer Lacey Gosch said during a recent meeting between parents and educators in Geronimo. view article arw

Rusk ISD athletic director arrested for alleged assault of wife

April 2808:25 AM

The athletic director for Rusk Independent School District was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife. view article arw

UIL, Texas schools trying to find way to distribute TV revenue

April 2808:25 AM

In April 2014, representatives from some of the state’s most successful districts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area filed into an office at the Fox Sports Southwest main office in Las Colinas. view article arw

Lawsuit, technology track on trustees’ table

April 2808:25 AM

A tax lawsuit submitted by a local homeowner’s association and an update on the track and field complex were discussed by Port Aransas ISD trustees on Wednesday, April 20. A technology update requiring the reallocation of bond funds also was passed by trustees. Tax lawsuit view article arw

22 area teachers honored at GLOBE awards

April 2808:25 AM

Twenty-two East Texas educators were recognized Tuesday for their work with students during the annual GLOBE Teacher of the Year ceremony at LeTourneau University. view article arw

Round Rock students’ photo with Confederate flag investigated

April 2808:15 AM

A series of incidents involving “hateful language” and a group of Round Rock middle school students posing behind a Confederate flag is under investigation. view article arw


April 2808:15 AM

All seven Barbers Hill ISD schools remain under a shelter-in-place order with an armed, suicidal man contained by police not far from a high school campus. Baytown SWAT officers is assisting Mont Belvieu police with the situation on Eagle Drive. The Barbers Hill ISD superintendent previously tweeted that the man was in a field about 500 yards from the campuses and the schools were on lockdown. Carla Rabalis, the school district's spokesperson, said the order for lockdown has been downgraded to shelter in place around 10am. view article arw

Commercial, military aircraft involved in evacuation test in June

April 2808:15 AM

A category 4 hurricane pushing a fierce storm surge forces officials to use commercial airliners and military aircraft to evacuate hundreds of residents out of San Benito High School. view article arw