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SERTEX QUARRY recently COLLECTED 9,610 POUNDS OF PROVISIONS for the Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program’s food pantry. The company partnered with Garden Ridge, Cibolo Valley, Watts, Wiederstein, Green Valley and Sippel elementary schools.

MARY WHITFIELD BURKS PARK IN SCHERTZ held a grand opening July 26. Located at 3175 Schertz Parkway between Ashley Park and Jonas drives, it features outdoor fitness equipment, benches, a drinking fountain and a connection to the Schertz Parkway Hike & Bike Trails. The park is named for the longtime African-American community leader, one of the city’s first in the 1960s.

THE YMCA OF GREATER SAN ANTONIO PRESENTED CIBOLO with the Community Partner Award. The honor, bestowed at an annual celebration in June, recognizes the city’s “dedication to a healthy, more connected community,” according to City Manager Robert Herrera. City officials referenced the Cibolo Youth Sports Complex, which is part of a joint venture with YMCA.

FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE Judson Independent School District for the 2018-19 academic year. An online application can be found at schoollunchapp.com. Information will be mailed to each registered student’s household before school commences. All applications are confidential. The paperwork can be submitted on campus. Only one application is necessary per household, but a new one must be submitted each year even if families qualified previously. For more, call 210-945-6720.

THE JUDSON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT’S 2018-19 SCHOOL-SUPPLY LIST can be found at judsonisd.org/district/parents/supplies. Click on the appropriate campus to view.

THE SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-UNIVERSAL CITY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT have temporarily relocated. Due to maintenance on the Malish Building, offices are housed in the old Rose Garden Elementary School, 506 North Blvd. in Universal City, until mid-November. Visitors should use the back entrance.

IN JUNE, KAREN BLEVINS BECAME THE NEW COORDINATOR FOR THE GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM at Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District. Blevins began her career with the district as a campus gifted-and-talented, or GT, instructional specialist at Crestview Elementary School. She also worked as a fifth-grade teacher and campus GT coordinator at Schlather Intermediate School. Starting in 2016, she was its GT instruction coach.

THE FIRST GRADUATES OF CLEMENS HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS OF 1968, are holding a 50-year reunion in October and are hunting for fellow alums. Contact Gail Biegert Hyatt at lala1950@sbcglobal.net or Karen Spears Robb at krobb5@hotmail.com.

RANDOLPH-BROOKS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION DONATED AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT to the Selma Fire Department recently. An automatic screen, ceiling-mounted projector and speakers, and enclosed multimedia cabinet were added to the department’s training room. Victor Andrade, a resident, RBFCU employee and graduate of the 2018 Citizens Public Safety Academy, organized the initiative.


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