Middle school student Grant Burbach reads up to 13 books a week. Because of a new program in the school district, he many never have to worry about library dues or how to transport all those books home.


Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District launched an e-book program earlier this year, giving all students to access more than 1,000 books through online databases Overdrive, Rourke Interactive Books and Rourke e-Books.


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Person of the Week: Shawn Wreden

Schawn Wreden applies the concept of trying something new to everything she does. From opening new business ventures to developing solutions, everything can be traced back to her personal motto.


"I've always enjoyed looking out of the box for solutions,"Wreden said. "I like to think I apply that in all aspects of life.

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Zavala Elementary hosts multi-district workshop for Student Council Officers



Student Council Officers from campuses across the Rio Grande Valley gathered for a day of collaboration and leadership development.

A total of 147 students took part in the Leaders 'R' Us Workshop hosted by Zavala Elementary School   
on Oct. 3

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Ben Milam Elementary and HSH team up for the Record Day



The students of Ben Milam Elementary School were in for a treat as special guests arrived for a morning of story telling.
Ben Milam celebrated Read for the Record Day with Harlingen High School South football players, cheerleaders and Southern Stars Oct. 4.

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HCISD celebrates International Walk to School Day


Students, parents and staff members from across the HCISD walked to class to support International Walk to School Day on Oct. 3.


Before the school day started, participants were given the opportunity to gather as a group and walk safely to campus. While walking, students were able to show their school spirit with signs and chants.


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Lamar Elementary hosts an evening for reading


 Parents and children sat together to listen to the sounds of story telling ring through the library at Lamar Elementary School.


Lamar hosted its monthly Family Literacy Night on Sept. 27. The event provides families the opportunity to come together and promote the advancement of reading skills to Lamar students.


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Dr.Flores selected to participate in Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Institute



The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) has selected HCISD's Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores to participate in the Future-Ready

Superintendents Leadership Institute.


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Harlingen South Tennis Team headed to 5th District Title



The Harlingen High School South tennis team won 17-2 over the Brownsville Hanna Eagles.
 This win assures the Hawks of their 5thstraight district championship.

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 HHS teams place in top ten at HESTEC



 Two Harlingen High School teams placed in the top ten at the first SeaPerch Competition hosted by HESTEC on Sept. 28.


HHS pre-engineering teachers Gabe Valdez and Paul Tenison sponsored the two teams, which finished third and seventh, respectively.


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HHS marching band earns top prize at two competitions



The Harlingen High School earned top awards 3at two separate marching band competitions on Sept. 29.


The band earned first place at both competitions hosted by Valley View High School and PSJA High School. There were more than 25 schools that came to the competition. The next marching competition will be on Oct. 13.  

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