February 2012

Ag Students Place High at Stock Show

By Alexandra Gutierrez | File Photo by Ashley Armentrout

From Feb. 9-26, agriculture students spent a few of their days at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, showing their animals and taking different places in their competitions.

Varsity, JV Cheer Excel in Fla.

By Brittany Weaver | Photo by Yvonne Machado

It all came to this point; this was the moment when the cheerleaders would be able to show off their skills. On Feb. 9-14, JV and varsity cheerleaders competed in Orlando, Fla. at the ESPN Sports Center.

Swim team travels to Austin to support Bates

By Kristian Bush | Photo by Morgan Taplin |

Wake up, swim, go to school, swim and repeat that is the typical routine for Leia Bates. And it has earned her a trip to the state swim meet this weekend in Austin.

Art Competition Advances Students to State

By Samantha Sanburn | Photo by Kristen Ruiz |
Seniors Ashley Martin, Sylvia Gutierrez, and Edwin Calderon will all be honored on Feb. 22 for their advancement to a state wide art competition to be held in April.

TEA Shirts Offers Unique Products, Experiences

By Richard Hernandez |After gaining inspiration from other clothing brands, such as Underbelly and What If Co., the juniors Melanie Allen and Joey Hechler went out to create their own creative brand known by the name of Thrifty Exhibit Applications, or TEA Shirts.

Review: The Band Perry Burns For You

By Alexandra Gutierrez |Fresh off their Grammy tribute with Glen Campbell and Blake Shelton, siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid made their first stop, center stage, at the AT&T Center on Feb. 15 for the biggest crowd of their careers, they say.

Grammatical Errors Lurk in Teen Texts

By Sarah Thibodeaux |

With improving technology and the newest feature for smart phones called auto-correct, the last things students think about when texting or using the internet is grammar.

Norgan Epitomizes Teacher of the Year

By Victoria Guerrero | “Live fully. Laugh often. Love much.” These are the words Kacy Norgan lives by. She tries to make the most of every day. That’s exactly why Norgan is teacher of the year.

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