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HCISD picked for virus testing program

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen school district feels privileged to be part of a pilot program using COVID tests which offer up quick results. “Harlingen CISD...

School district holds groundbreaking ceremony for life skills house

HARLINGEN — Meredith Brownell thanked everyone for building a house where her son and his classmates can learn skills of everyday living. “He’s a life...

Students have mixed reactions to face-to-face learning

HARLINGEN — Yarely Aguilar is excited about returning to in-person school. “I like that I can talk to the teachers, ask them questions,” said Yarely,...

Harlingen schools now offering in-person instruction

HARLINGEN — It’s ready. They’ve been stuck at home for months, logging in to class amidst the distractions and isolation of their separate environs. Now Harlingen...

Lifting spirits: Teacher sings parody to live COVID-19 blues

HARLINGEN — “You say quarantine is draining and you can’t go onnnnnnnn!” A grieving “King George,” a.k.a Alfonso Gonzalez, pouts, puts his hand up and...

School board approves tax cut; Reduction comes as property values increase

HARLINGEN — In the time of COVID-19, every penny counts — and the Harlingen School Board of Trustees knows it. At its monthly meeting this...

Home school: Teachers, students start school year in virtual time

HARLINGEN – Zaida Rodriguez moved quickly about her classroom, speaking excitedly about her third graders returning today, albeit remotely from their homes. “We are getting...

Officials pave way for school building sale

HARLINGEN — The city is paving the way for the school district’s sale of its old administration building to a national convenience store chain. This...

School district begins device distribution

HARLINGEN — Alicia Vargas walked out with her new digital device, a smile spreading across the face behind her mask. “I am grateful,” said Alicia,...

Harlingen school district releases new plan for school year

HARLINGEN — It’s time to get plugged in. When teachers and students in the Harlingen school district begin the 2020-2021 school year Sept. 8, they’ll...

First year teacher excited about opportunities

HARLINGEN — It’s only been a year, but she’s already jazzed about teaching. “ It was a new journey for me, but I absolutely loved it,”...

HCISD asks for parents’ feedback

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen school district is sending parents surveys asking what kind of instructional model they’d like for their children this school year. “ We’re...

Safety measures: Schools take strict precautions this summer

HARLINGEN — Safety at every turn. Before a student even leaves the vehicle for a class this summer, a Harlingen school district employee checks his...

Grand finale: Principal finds creative way to finish school year

HARLINGEN — The kids couldn’t come to their graduation, so he took the graduation to the kids. Harlingen’s schoolchildren missed so much this year when...

Harlingen High School grads walk the stage

HARLINGEN — It’s been a memorable year. Angela Berry seemed to feel privileged to have experienced a virtual graduation last month. Not everyone can say...

HCISD principal named top performer in state

HARLINGEN — She’s the best of the best in the Lone Star State. Irma Davis, principal at Dishman Elementary School, is in the news again....

Schools plan for coming academic year

HARLINGEN — Across the country, school districts are planning for one of the most challenging school years in modern history as officials monitor the...

HCISD survey looks at local opinion on summer school

HARLINGEN — Checking the pulse. This is usually a routine procedure performed by a nurse, but there’s nothing routine about the survey sent out by...

Medical students preparing to enter UTRGV

HARLINGEN — It’s the life they’ve dreamed of and the reality for which they’ve yearned. And now, four graduating seniors from the Harlingen School of...

Teacher in number one spot at local school

HARLINGEN — She’s “it.” That’s why Diana Garcia’s peer teachers at Travis Elementary have nominated her as the school’s Teacher of the Year. “ It’s an honor,”...

Class of 2020 to graduate in virtual time

HARLINGEN — Adjust, adapt, overcome. Those three words describe Harlingen’s Class of 2020, which has demonstrated its capacity for innovation in the midst of the...

HCISD to hold ‘virtual’ graduation ceremonies

High school seniors from the Class of 2020 have missed out on prom, school events and to many the most important - their graduation...

HCISD coaches develop a way to keep kids active

Jaime Davalos is enjoying P.E. class. “ The P.E. coaches are very fun and they bring a lot of enthusiasm,” said Jaime, 10, a fourth grader...

Year in Review: Changes, accomplishments mark schools in 2019

HARLINGEN — Big changes and grand successes were the hallmark of local school districts, looking back at education through our area in 2019. Local school...