Archive for 2013

Reese graduates encouraged to be the very best

Thirteen Reese Education Center students walked the stage of the Frenship High School Performing Arts Center Thursday night, Dec. 19, to receive their high school diplomas. Darryl Flusche, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction at Frenship Independent School District, asked the students to recognize the difference between what they can and cannot control, and to […]

Acts of Kindness honoree wins for being a friend

The first Acts of Kindness award winner at Frenship High School for the 2013-14 school year said she is excited about winning an award, but believes she was just being a friend. Mashay Garza has been friends with another junior for the past two years of high school. Her friend has a problem hearing. “I […]

Willow Bend students connect through Christmas cards

Students at Willow Bend Elementary School exchanged Christmas cards with other students across Texas and in other states this month. Stacey Price, a second-grade teacher at Willow Bend, said her class received cards from other second-graders in McKinney and Jacksonville in Texas, as well as from Carthage, Mo. Those students are also learning in a […]

Denim and Diamonds Gala funds student learning

Teaching biotechnology to high school students can be tricky, but Ana Garcia found a way this semester to get students more interested. After purchasing equipment, she had her students looking at two different DNA samples to determine which patient is more likely to develop breast cancer. “The students are very familiar with cancer, but they […]

Frenship school district gets clean audit report

Frenship Independent School District’s Board of Trustees approved a clean audit report from Davis Kinard and Co. on Monday night. Jeromy Stephens, a certified public accountant with Davis Kinard, said the format of the audit has changed, but the bottom line for the Board of Trustees is that the district’s financial statements present fairly the […]

Wolfforth gets new rec center

The deed to the Wolfforth Public Recreation Facility at Preston Manor was accepted by the Wolfforth City Council on Monday night by a 4-0 vote. The council voted first to approve an agreement with the Lubbock Central Appraisal District to assess and collect funds for a public improvement district by a 4-0 vote, allowing LCAD […]

Officials: Cooper, FISD climb more about growth than transfers

Two growing school districts in Lubbock don’t expect that growth to slow anytime soon. Both Frenship Independent School District and Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District have handled an increasing student population by asking voters to approve bond elections and building new schools. “There’s vibrancy in the growth, and there’s opportunity in the growth,” Frenship Superintendent David […]

Watsons turn their home into holiday wonderland

Since she was a small girl, Sharon Watson has enjoyed Christmas decorating. The resident of 6714 W. Second St. said her mother decorated “big time,” and Watson also enjoyed going to Lubbock’s Santa Land as a child. “Once Mike (Watson) and I got married, our imaginations just took over,” Watson said. For 22 years, they’ve […]

Preston Manor rec center set to open Jan. 2

Jan. 2, 2014: It’s the day many Preston Manor residents in Wolfforth have been looking forward to for many years. The Wolfforth Public Recreation Facility, located in the Preston Manor subdivision, will open. Residents of the subdivision will be assessed $1,500 annually with their taxes through the Lubbock Central Appraisal District. But other people in […]

Willow Bend student wins first at city Spanish spelling bee

Willow Bend Elementary School’s first entrant in the Lubbock Spanish Spelling Bee at Texas Tech won first place. Karla Corrales, a fourth-grader, said she has been taught in both English and Spanish since birth. As a student at Willow Bend, she has been in bilingual classes, learning in both languages. The kindergarten bilingual teacher, Robert […]