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Rattlers ‘D’ takes the sting out of the Yellowjackets Sharyland to face Calallen in area round

20141114 Sharyland v E-E Playoff Football Small dy 009For the second straight week, Sharyland’s defense shut down the opposing offense and held them scoreless to help lead the Rattlers to a 29-0 victory over Edcouch-Elsa on Friday at Richard Thompson Stadium in the 5A bi-district playoffs.

Sharyland (10-1 overall, 6-0 district) defeated Rio Grande City 38-0 in the season finale on Nov. 6 to finish undefeated in district and claim the 31-5A title.

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SISD names interim Sharyland High principal

sharyland-logo-copy-1Ivan Karr took over as interim principal for Sharyland High School on Nov. 3. Karr has been with the Sharyland school district for nine years as an assistant principal. He has been with the high school for four years and prior to that he was employed by a Sharyland elementary.

“We looked at the current school leaders under Ms. Wilson and felt that in order to have continuity of administration, one of the assistant principals would be selected,” Interim Superintendent Filomena Leo said. “After speaking with them individually and speaking to their site-based team, made up of teachers, community representatives, parents, it was my opinion that Mr. Karr would be able to provide that leadership.”

Every school has a Campus Educational Improvement Council, or site-based team, whose purpose is to improve instruction at the campus. The council was state mandated in 1989 and each year it prepares a campus plan with strategies to help the students thrive.

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Sharyland ISD students and staff honor veterans

20141114 SISD-Veterans-Day-6Sharyland ISD students and staff took time to honor the men and women who have served in the military on Veterans Day.

Students took part in lessons and other activities to celebrate and learn why it is important to recognize all those who have dedicated their lives to the United States. Some schools had student performances and invited relatives who are veterans, while others honored them with a luncheon or breakfast appreciation.

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the celebration was originally known as Armistice Day which commemorated the end of World War I. The day was changed throughout the years, with Pres. Gerald Ford officially declaring November 11 as Veterans Day.

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Rattlers to take on Yellowjackets

20141024-Sharyland-v-Pioneer-Football- dy-074For the past two seasons the Sharyland Rattlers have taken almost identical paths to and through the playoffs. After having back-to-back undefeated seasons, Sharyland went on to defeat a Laredo team in the first round and the Harlingen Cardinals in the second round before seeing their 2012 and 2013 seasons both come to an end at the hands of San Antonio Madison in the third round.

As a result of the UIL’s most recent realignment and with Sharyland’s drop in classification to the new 5A (formerly 4A), however, the Rattlers are looking at having to take an entirely new path through the playoffs this year. And that path begins at Richard Thompson Stadium tonight against one of the Valley’s perennial powerhouses the Edcouch-Elsa Yellowjackets.

In his third season as the Rattlers head coach Ron Adame knows that if the Rattlers are going to earn their third straight bi-district title tonight they will have their work cut out for them against the Yellowjackets.

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Couple hopes to restore William Jennings Bryan home

20141110 MISSION William-Jennings-Bryan-House 0669Several years ago, Jane Wilson was watering the plants outside her house when she looked up and saw a busload of Winter Texans stopped on the street and watching.

She smiled and turned around and continued watering because it wasn’t an unusual occurrence. Over the years, Wilson has had people ask to take photos outside her home and a few even got to tour it. They weren’t interested in the home itself, though it is unique in South Texas, but its history.

The house was for William Jennings Bryan. Bryan, “The Great Commoner,” was a leader in the Democratic Party in the early 1900s and was a three-time candidate for presidential candidate before he was named Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson.

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  17. Sharyland Foundation awards nearly $30,000 in grants
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  19. 19th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival starts Nov. 1
  20. Sharyland football will add a new chapter in the history books when the first-year Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks and top-ranked Sharyland Rattlers face each other for the first time in the inaugural Snakeskin Classic at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Richard Tho

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