Sam Houston Elementary teacher Roxanna Shimotsu helped change the future of Texas Public Education by sharing her passion for student success.


Shimotsu, who teaches bilingual second grade, along with teachers and superintendents from across Texas provided their testimony in November on behalf of students across the state in the school finance trial. Their statements supported the issue of underfunding in public schools.


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Person of the Week: Cortez puts others first for HCISD


Rachel Cortez strives every day to help others. Whether it's her children or teachers she is always on the look on how to make difference.


Cortez, the Director of Employee Benefits and Risk Management, and her department are charged with helping HCISD employees with a range of issues related to their benefits.

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HHSS students get college ready with AVID course



Students at Harlingen High School South are achieving academic success and preparing for college.


Eighty students in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) class participated in a tutor-training course on Jan. 30. The training course is aimed to facilitate rigorous, collaborative tutorials.

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High school swim teams blaze past competition at UIL District Meet


The high school swimming teams blazed past the competition at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) District 32-5A Swim Meet

on Feb. 2.


Over 25 students from

both teams placed in the

top six of their division, and earned a spot to compete at the UIL Regional VIII-5A

swim meet on Feb. 8.

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HHSS Speech, Drama and Debate earn top spots during district meet


The Harlingen High School South's Speech Drama and Debate teams had an outstanding performance at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) 32-5A CX Debate District Meet on Jan. 31.


Seniors Luana Chaires and Dante Colmenares were named district champions by earning first place.

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Bowie students make music with ACE Program


Fourth graders at Bowie Elementary School are being drawn into the arts with the help of the Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) program.


Bowie students interested in joining band during middle school are enthusiastically learning to play the recorder as part of the ACE Recorder Club.

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Middle school students show off spelling skills at district competition


Middle school students from the Harlingen Consolidated School District took to the Memorial Middle School stage to show off their spelling skills on Feb. 5.


Students competed at the district's spelling bee for the opportunity to be named one of the top spellers.

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Cub Scouts get crash course in television production


Cub Scouts from Stuart Place Elementary, Rodriguez Elementary, and St. Alban's Episcopal Day School got a crash course in television production on Feb. 4.


The scouts took an interactive tour of the KHGN studio at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District.

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Cano Freshman Academy, HHSS to host drill team tryouts


Harlingen High School South and Dr. Abraham P. Cano Freshman Academy will host drill team tryouts on March 22.

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HCISD's Parent Survey

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