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Local businessman is sole new name to the Sharyland school board

HectorRiveraThis story was updated from the print version to include comments from Noel Edward Oliveira.

A Mission businessman is running unopposed on the Sharyland school board of trustees along with two other incumbents.

Hector Rivera, whose business Hector Rivera EA provides tax consultations services, is running on the school board to replace Noel O. Garza who will not be running for reelection after 12 years as a school board member.

Garza could not be reached as of press time.

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SISD to add more cameras to school bus fleet

Sharyland-LogoBy April, the Sharyland school district will have installed two more cameras to each of their 73 school buses.

The additions, which means a total of five cameras per school bus, was discussed during a Tuesday meeting of the district’s Business, Operations, & Finance Committee Meeting.

In a presentation led by district Transportation Director Enrique Mata, Mata explained to members that three cameras were installed in each school bus in 2017.

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Sharyland Water Supply holds groundbreaking on new $4.2M headquarters

20190129 SharyWaterGroundbrreakingAfter celebrating its 50th anniversary last year, the Alton-based Sharyland Water Supply is taking the next steps in growing to meet the needs of their 18,000 customers.

Local representatives with the water company and neighboring cities met at a ceremony last week for the groundbreaking of the company’s new headquarters, a project that is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

“This project has been a long endeavor and a sign of the vital partnership between the water company and the cities it serves,” Alton City Manager Jorge Arcaute said. “We need that partnership to support the growth in our city and know your new building represents that growth in the area.”

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Sharyland students participate in wreath cleanup

20180115 CemetaryCleanupA group of Sharyland elementary students participated in a beautification project last week at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.

The 12 students from Lloyd and Dolly Bentsen Elementary School spent the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 15 picking up holiday wreaths that were laid down at headstones for the veterans last month.

The students were 5th and 6th grade student council representatives from their campus, student council advisor Thelma Longoria said.

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Sharyland ISD approves District of Innovation

Sharyland-LogoThe 2019-2020 school year will officially start one week earlier than usual for students in the Sharyland school district.

During Monday’s school board meeting, trustees approved a plan for the district to receive a District of Innovation designation to exempt them from starting school in the fourth week of August as state law requires.

“It’s a great benefit for our students as they will now have instructional time in the fall,” Carolyn Mendiola, the district’s assistant superintendent for student services and community relations. “Five more days of instruction will make all the difference for students."

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SHS athletes donate $2,500 in shoes to migrant students

20181218 SISDShoeDonationWith the Christmas season approaching, athletes with the Sharyland High School Boys Basketball Program ensured that a group of students in their district received some holiday cheer.

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, students with the SHS Boys Basketball Program met with all the 55 elementary migrant students in the district to present each of them with a new pair of basketball shoes.

Jose D. Moran, head boys basketball coach, spearheaded the idea after discussing it with a former player, Moran said Tuesday.

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