Sally Gaytan feels better about letting her son lace up his cleats and play football for the Vela Middle School Panthers on Saturday mornings, she said.

Starting this school year, students participating in athletic programs at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District are going to have a tougher time coming back to practice after sustaining a head injury.

"The additional steps they are taking to make sure students are 100 percent healthy after a head injury makes me, as a parent, feel that these programs have the students' safety in mind," said Gaytan, a parent of an eighth grade football player at Vela Middle School and teacher at Harlingen High School South.



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Wilson Elementary student receives state recognition for essay


While most kids are watching television and playing video games, Kevin Vasquez is writing award-winning essays.
Vasquez, a fifth grade student at Wilson Elementary School, was honored with a special recognition in the Save Texas History Essay contest sponsored by The Texas General Land Office Save Texas History Program.


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Person of the week: Baker prepares students for knowledge with a good meal 


Judy Baker wakes up every day with food on her mind. But it is not because she is hungry.


I've always had an immense interest in cooking and nutrition," said Baker, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District director for child nutrition, who is responsible for maintaining operations at the district's cafeterias.

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Board approves location for School of Health Professions, sidewalk construction at Memorial Middle School

The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved two proposals that will assist in the district's transformation during its regular meeting on Tuesday.

First, the board approved a location for the School of Health Professions.

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Board of Trustees approves tax rate for the 2012 - 2013 
school year

The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a tax rate of $1.218 for the 2012 - 2013 school year during its regular meeting Tuesday night.


The administration based the 2012-2013 Budget on a tax rate of $1.218. There was no increase to the tax rate from the previous year.


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HCISD collaborates for success at Harlingen Learning Community meeting



The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District continued to set the standard for empowering its administration and professional staff with knowledge during the Harlingen Learning Community meeting on Sept. 12. 


HLC members gathered to share the progress of transformational initiatives and collaborate on techniques they can apply to their positions and campuses.


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Harlingen High School South vs. PSJA Memorial gallery


The HCISD photographers captured all of the excitement at the first home game for Harlingen High School South 

on Sept. 7.  


Parents, staff, administrators and students came to Boggus Stadium in the masses to cheer on the Hawks during their battle against PSJA Memorial. 


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