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Alton student lives with diabetes

20141031 Walk-for-the-Cure Jensen 4Alton native Emma Rodriguez was 4 years old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Now 11, she goes about her 6th-grade life, attending class, playing volleyball and intermittently injecting herself with insulin.

The act has become so routine it doesn’t even phase her anymore. The 25-gram, wireless pump attached to her arm is part of her, but it does not define her.

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SISD brings architect on board for ongoing projects

ArchitectSharyland ISD board members approved the authorization Tuesday for GMS architects to work with the district on an “as-needed” basis regarding additional ongoing projects.

“We would like to have the firm serve on a more expanded basis and be available to guide us and lend their professional point of view on the other projects that are still going on simultaneously while we bring closure to the needs of Pioneer High School,” interim Superintendent Filomena Leo said.

Gomez Mendez Saenz Inc. will be assisting in the district with the construction and supervision of the agricultural barn project, which was supposed to be finished Nov. 1, but barely broke ground this week. The architect company has worked with SISD for the last 20 years and built most of the structures within the district.

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Crunch time for Palmview Lobos!

20141024-Sharyland-v-Pioneer-Football- dy-209It’s been said that revenge is sweet. It’s also been said that it is a dish best served cold. Seeing as how the same things can be said about ice cream, Coach Mage Requenez and the Palmview High School Lobos enjoyed the equivalent of a quadruple scoop waffle cone last Friday night as they exacted revenge on their cross-town rivals, the Juarez-Lincoln High School Huskies, by a score of 24-19.

Having lost to Juarez-Lincoln the four previous times they met on the gridiron, the Lobos continued their winning ways this season using the same run oriented offensive scheme that’s been working for them all year long. So much so that all three Lobos touchdowns came by way of the run with senior running back Jose Bernal scoring two in the first quarter and junior running back Abel Flores scoring in the fourth.

Still basking in the glory of his team’s fourth district win in as many games, Requenez took a few minutes to share what the win over the Huskies meant to him and his team shortly after the game.

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Two-day festival celebrates ‘All Souls Day’

sugar-skullMcALLEN – Two days of activities are lined up for the fourth Dia de los Muertos Festival at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS). It’s scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. IMAS is located at 1900 Nolana.

Saturday includes a reception for the exhibit opening of “Memories” honoring Sam Z. Coronado. Visitors can decorate sugar skulls, work with paper maché, hop into the Catrina photo booth, line up for face painting and more.

There will be dance performances to watch and a sand painting demonstration by Shinzaburo Takera.

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Rattlers overwhelm Diamondbacks, win inaugural Snakeskin Classic

20141024 Sharyland v Pioneer Football Small 012-portraitCopyright 2014 Progress Times

By Ed Salas

The Sharyland Rattlers showed their little brothers some tough love en route to a 58-6 victory over the Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks on Friday to take home the trophy of the inaugural edition of the Snakeskin Classic at Richard Thompson Stadium and remain undefeated in District 31-5A.

“It’s a bitter-sweet victory,” Rattlers head coach Ron Adame said. “We spent a lot of time with those kids across on the other side. They aren’t ours anymore, but a big part of our heart is still with those kids. At the same time we’ve got to hit the playoffs in stride. We got things we certainly need to work on. Our boys performed tonight and they showed what they’re capable of and I’m proud of them.”

The Rattlers struck and struck often during an overwhelming performance against the Diamondbacks. Sharyland improved to 7-1 overall, 4-0 in district. The loss dropped Pioneer to 3-6, 1-4.

“We talked to our kids beforehand,” Adame said. “As head coaches and a coaching staff, we pretty much understood that this is a game and nothing more than a game. For it to lead to something where there is unnecessary roughness type of activity, that’s not what their about, that’s not what we’re about. I’m proud of both teams for showing the Sharyland ISD a good night of entertainment.”

And it was entertaining, for the Rattlers.

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  1. Sharyland Foundation awards nearly $30,000 in grants
  2. South Texas Indian Dancers Pow Wow is Oct 24-25
  3. 19th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival starts Nov. 1
  4. 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
  5. UTPA hosts its last ghoulish gala
  6. Patriots round up Diamondbacks
  7. Rattlers defense stifles Gladiators
  8. Sharyland High School celebrates Teen Read Week
  9. Voters to decide on hospital district
  10. Residents protest Taylor Road expansion
  11. Patriots vs Diamondbacks: Winning could mean district championship
  12. Exploring Mexican Folk Art
  13. Diamondbacks fall to Sabercats
  14. MissionPink boosts breast cancer awareness
  15. ‘Meet the Mormons’ documentary opens today at Cinemark
  16. SHS’s Principal Wilson moves MCISD
  17. Mission Eagles hold lead in Football Contest
  18. Diamondbacks look to bounce back against Vela
  19. Drainage District sets 2015 tax rate, budget
  20. Free V.I.P. Wynonna concert tickets

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