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Sharyland ISD bids farewell to district retirees

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*Note: The following story has been amended to correct the name of Frank Perez. We apologize for the error*

After years of working with the district, a total of 23 staff members from the Sharyland school district-ranging from custodians, teachers and even its district superintendent-will be leaving the district at the end of the school year.

These 23 individuals were recognized by the district at its 3rd Annual Teachers of the Year and Retirees Luncheon-held Thursday, May 3 at Balli’s Social Event Center.

The luncheon recognized all the retirees as well as the teacher of the year from each of the district’s 13 campuses. Each of these teachers received a $500 check from the Sharyland Education Foundation and from there, the foundation will select the elementary and high school teacher of the year at the next school board meeting scheduled for May 29. Both of those teachers will receive a check for an additional $250.

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Sharyland school board incumbents retain their seats

20180505 SISDBoardWith nearly 66 percent of the votes, Sharyland School Board Trustee Jose “Pepe” Garcia secured a second term on the school board Saturday.

Garcia, a principal at the La Joya Independent School District, received 975 votes, handily beating his opponent Oton “Tony” Guerrero who received 505 votes.

Current school board member Melissa Smith ran unopposed and also secured another term on the school board.

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Letter to the editor

otonGuerreroSharyland ISD taxpayers:

I read an article in the Friday April 20th issue of Sharyland Times, it referenced a workshop, and a decision about the possibility of naming either a football field at Richard Thompson Stadium, or the stadium at Pioneer High School after a sitting member of the present Sharyland Independent School District Board of Trustees.

I asked WHY? I questioned a LEGACY? Defined as 12 years on the board......

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Sharyland ISD hires new superintendent

20180430 VidaurriSigningNearly eight years since she left the district, Maria “Mimi” Vidaurri is officially coming back to Sharyland as its new superintendent.

Last month, the Premont native was selected by the Sharyland Board of Trustees as the lone finalist for the district superintendent position and during Monday’s meeting, Vidaurri’s hiring was unanimously approved.

“It feels like I came home, it’s such a privilege and honor to be serving such an incredible community,” Vidaurri said. “I can’t wait to be a part of that.”

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SHS welcomes class of 2022

20180424 SHSOrientationOn Tuesday, Anapaula Martinez took her first steps toward the start of her high school career.

She, as well as other 8th grade students from B.L. Gray Jr. High School, attended Sharyland High School’s freshman orientation to be familiarized with the campus.

“I’m nervous, but also excited to be here,” Martinez said. “I have older cousins who’ve attended the school but I’d be the first in my immediate family to attend here. I’m going to become the older sibling that makes her own memories and tells them to her younger relatives.”

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Early voting underway

STVotingGuideWith early voting underway, the Progress Times has prepared this guide filled with the bios and related articles running in the city of Mission.

Below are the candidates for the city of Mission, Sharyland ISD Board of Trustees, Mission CISD Board of Trustees, Agua Special Utility District and South Texas College. Early voting begins today and runs through May 1. Election Day is Saturday, May 5. 

Be sure to pick up our latest issue for early voting locations in the city.

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