TMI-THE EPISCOPAL SCHOOL OF TEXAS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION RAISED MORE THAN $10,000 FOR AN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP during the 17th annual Modified Sporting Clay Shoot. Held Sept. 8, shooters included alumni, faculty and staff, parents, friends of the school, and current TMI Corps of Cadets members. The first-place team included Brent Clifton, Grady Engelken, Avery Kibbe from the Class of 2000, and Justin Kibbe, Class of 1992. The best all-alumni team included Kenner Coon, March Kimmel and Jeff Vineyard, Class of 1988, and Johnny Neese, Class of 2006. Next year’s event is Sept. 7.

LEGACY AT CIBOLO DEVELOPERS RECENTLY ASKED BOERNE OFFICIALS TO POSTPONE A VOTE FOR RECLASSIFYING A TRACT PORTION FROM MU-1, or mixed-use residential district, to R-4, multifamily residential district. The issue has created some controversy because the proposed development is located near a popular nature preserve. “We have made great progress educating the community about our project and the sound reasoning behind the rezoning request, but we need a little more time to fully communicate this information,” said Ed Garahan, CEO at Carbon Companies. The 26.6-acre luxury, high-end retail and residential mixed-use development is planned for 17 Herff Road.

FAIR OAKS RANCH CITY COUNCIL IS CONSIDERING A GOLF-CART ORDINANCE allowing the vehicles to continue operating on public streets. The proposed law was discussed Oct. 19 and will come up again at 6:30 pm. Nov. 16 in council chambers, 7286 Dietz Elkhorn Road. Suggested regulations include mandating safety belts for children under age 6 to match the state’s minimal standards. If approved, new guidelines become effective Jan. 1. For more, visit

FOR THE SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THE NORTHSIDE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD RECENTLY VOTED not to raise the property-tax rate. Though it remains $1.3755 per $100 valuation, property appraisals in many neighborhoods have increased, affecting taxes owed. An average home in NISD appraised at $218,540 could see a monthly increase of $14.01.

AUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCHILDREN EXPERIENCED A PERSONAL ACCOUNT  ABOUT THE 9/11 ATTACKS FROM PRINCIPAL KATHY HAYES, whose brother died in the collapse of New York City’s twin towers. Her sibling was on the 105th floor of one of the buildings when passenger jets commandeered by radical Islamists slammed into the structures on Sept. 11, 2001. Hayes presented magazine and newspaper articles, plus the flyer her family used in hopes of finding her missing brother. “The students’ reactions were priceless as they learned about such an important day in our history from an important person in their lives,” said fourth-grade teacher Drew Randolph. “No doubt, students will remember this story in our history for many years to come.”

SEVERAL BOERNE AND NORTHSIDE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT FOOTBALL PLAYERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SAN ANTONIO SPORTS ALL-STAR GAME set for the Alamodome Jan. 6. Presented by H-E-B, the event showcases top local high school talent in an East vs. West format. Cory Collinsworth, defensive tackle; Taylor Posey, defensive end; Cade Pollard, punter; and Davis Brin, quarterback, are Boerne-Champion High School selections. Brooks Klutts, quarterback; Caelan Keenan, center; and Kade Hunter, linebacker, were chosen from Boerne High School. From NISD, center Will Draker, defensive tackle Brandon Matterson, and wide receiver Jalen Griffin are Brandeis High School representatives. Clark High School tight end Ben Sims was recognized. Roel Sanchez, quarterback; Jalen Hughes, wide receiver; Millard Bradford, defensive back; and Michael Lyssy, kicker, were O’Connor High School picks.

FABRA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S AIDA PEREZ IS THE 2017 BILINGUAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR, named by Education Service Center-Region 20. The dual-language coordinator was recognized during the ESC-20 World Language Conference Nov. 1-3. A Colombia native and University of Illinois graduate, she credited numerous teachers, administrators and students’ parents for her success. Perez said she was surprised to win, but added the honor filled her heart with joy and gratitude. “She has a thirst for learning and she is good at developing new strategies to teach students,” said Fabra Principal Beto Hinojosa.

TMI-THE EPISCOPAL SCHOOL OF TEXAS SENIOR ALEX HOMMA RECENTLY ACHIEVED A COMPOSITE SCORE OF 36 ON HIS ACT COLLEGE-READINESS TEST, the highest possible, officials said. Homma is a JROTC Corps of Cadets battalion scholastics and retention officer, and National Honor Society member.

GENEVA SCHOOL OF BOERNE JUNIORS WILLIAM CONE AND THOMAS RYKERT WON THE PUBLIC FORUM EVENT during a recent O’Connor High School debate tournament. Luke Hardin and Seth Ramsey, sophomores, reached the quarterfinals. Junior Eleanor Galbreath advanced to the semifinals in humorous interpretation.

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