Education

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D.

Closing thoughts: Why would graduation rates matter to a community?

A word from superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. Graduation rates are something all schools across the nation focus on, especially at this point in the year. For a high school administrative team, there is always a last-minute push…

Victoria I.S.D. board of trustees names new principals for 2022-23

Here is a look at the new principals

VICTORIA, Texas - On Thursday, the Victoria I.S.D. board of trustees appointed the following individuals as new principals: Tonya Patterson, Ed.D as the principal of Victoria West High School, Denise Moreno as the principal for Stroman STEM Academy, Yasmina St.…

Victoria I.S.D. school board approves salary increases

The district is hiring for 2022-23 school year, offering stipends

VICTORIA, Texas - On Thursday, Victoria I.S.D. School Board trustees approved 6-1 pay increases for staff across the district. They also previously approved the retention and acquisition stipends at the January 2022 school board meeting. The Victoria ISD continues to…

Amaya Celine Alvarez wins City coloring contest

Several first-to third-grade students participated in the contest

VICTORIA, Texas - The City of Victoria awarded Amaya Celine Alvarez as the winner of a coloring contest hosted by the City of Victoria for Public Service Recognition Week (May 1-7). Alvarez is a third-grade student at O'Connor Elementary…

Texas teen making history as youngest ever Black law graduate in US

Haley Taylor Schlitz will graduate from Southern Methodist University

Originally Published: 14 MAY 22 13:47 ET By Alexis Wainwright Click here for updates on this story DALLAS (KTVT) -- A Texas woman is making history this weekend. Haley Taylor Schlitz, 19, is graduating from Southern Methodist University this Saturday.…

A word from Supt. Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D.

Closing Thoughts: Breakdown on the road

Dr. Quintin Shepherd, Supt. of the Victoria I.S.D. The following is an article written by Victoria I.S.D. Supt. Quintin Shepherd: I ride a bicycle quite a bit on the weekends. I have various routes all over the county and plan…

City of Victoria implements stage one water restrictions

Under stage 1, residents are asked to practice voluntary water conservation measures

VICTORIA, Texas - The City of Victoria has entered stage one water restrictions to reduce the need for pumping and avoid overuse of the backup reservoirs. Residents are encouraged to conserve water due to low rainfall upstream the Guadalupe River.…

V.I.S.D. students participate in Shattered Dreams

The Shattered Dreams program shows students the dangers of drinking and driving

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria East High School students participate in Shattered Dreams to raise awareness on drinking and driving. On Thursday and Friday, (VEHS) students will participate in Shattered Dreams. Victoria I.S.D. participates in…

Top headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun Now: Former mayor, police chief dies

CALHOUN COUNTY, Texas - Here are some of the top headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave this week. Former mayor, police chief dies Always willing to work for the city was how Allen Eugene Tharling was described. Tharling, a two-term…

Victoria ISD students display art at State

A five rating system breaks down the scoring

VICTORIA, Texas - Eight Victoria I.S.D. art students have advanced to State in Texas Art Education Association's (TAEA's) Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE). The 2022 State VASE event took place at San Marcos High School on Saturday, April 30.…

Fourteen students were inducted into a Victoria College honor society

Here are the list of inductees

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria College’s Zeta Gamma Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society inducted fourteen students recently. To be eligible, students must have a 3.5 GPA and maintain a 3.1 higher after induction. According to VC,…

Voters in the Bloomington ISD pass $1.1 million bond issue

Bond proposal to renovate and build school facilities passes

BLOOMINGTON, Texas - Voters in the Bloomington ISD approved a $1.1 million bond proposal. Proposition A is a $1.1 million bond issue to build and renovate school facilities. The bond passed with 61% of voters saying yes to the proposal.…

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D.

Closing thoughts: An injury that just won’t heal

A word from superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. A minor injury can be so frustrating. They are an annoyance more than anything else. Most people (myself included) recognize that although these minor issues are not ideal, they seem…

Wharton I.S.D. reschedules STARR test due to power outage

Campuses began dismissing students at 10:45 a.m.

WHARTON, Texas - Wharton I.S.D. announced a power outage on Thursday. According to a letter from the district, the power will not restore before 1 p.m. Due to the power outage, W.I.S.D. had to stop STARR testing for Wharton Junior…

2 fall semester scholarships to be offered in memory of Dr. David Hinds

Dr. Hinds was the former Victoria College president, passed away on April 2

VICTORIA, Texas - According to a press release from Victoria College, the VC Foundation will award two fall semester scholarships in memory of Dr. David Hinds, former VC president. Hinds, who passed away on April 2, served VC as president…

Goliad I.S.D. Superintendent takes professional leave immediately

Holly Lyon will serve as Interim Superintendent

GOLIAD, Texas - On April 25, the Goliad I.S.D. Board of Trustees accepted Dr. Stacy Ackley's request for professional leave effective immediately. Holly Lyon will serve as Interim Superintendent to finish off the school year. Here is a statement from…

ATTENTION: Bay City Junior High currently without power

Parents can pick up their student through entrance off of Sycamore Avenue

BAY CITY, Texas - On Wednesday, at approximately 12 p.m., Bay City ISD informed the community of a power outage at Bay City Junior High. The campus is currently without power. The district expects restoration of power at 1:30 p.m.…

Cuero ISD to host Magical Monday on April 25

iTeach Texas will present information on alternative teacher certification program

CUERO, Texas - Are you interested in becoming a teacher through an alternative teacher certification program? Cuero ISD is hosting Magical Monday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on April 25. iTeach Texas will attend the Cuero ISD Magical Monday. Presenters…