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Don't Drive Distracted

Girls on Fence

For the past nine years, NEISD PTSA volunteer Melinda Cox has spent hundreds of hours inspiring students at Johnson High School to change the culture of distracted driving. She teaches students they can make a difference and that they have a civic duty to engage with the world around them. Through the years, the influence of the JHS Smart Driving club has increased, culminating in a competition this month through the SAFE 2 SAVE program that rewards drivers for their safe driving behaviors.  

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April Cover of Right at HOME magazine

No driver can ignore warnings about distracted driving. Texas law even made using the phone while driving illegal in 2017. Deep inside we agree distracted driving is dangerous and wrong, but somehow when we hear that tone ping, the compulsion to check our phone is so strong it overwhelms our best intentions. 

Clinic Connects Aspiring Dancers with Reagan High School Performers

Mark your calendars and register now for the 2020 Ronald Reagan Dance Clinic. This annual event, beloved in the Stone Oak community by young girls aspiring to one day join Reagan’s award-winning dance teams, is one thing Covid won’t cancel. “Dancing Our Way Through Reaganland” will be held Saturday, November 7, from 8-10:30 a.m., in person if safe and allowed, or virtually as backup.

Help for Mommy Burnout

Help for Mommy Burnout

Mom Mayday! – It has been months, and the kids are still home! For all you weary Stone Oak moms out there, hope is in sight. CrossBridge Community Church’s VINE program (formerly Mothers of Pre Schoolers) fall schedule is just around the corner. Leaders have designed a three-tiered program to allow moms of small children to tailor their participation to suit their family’s needs and comfort level.

Your Debt is Paid: Lifehouse Church Cancels $3.1 Million of Unpaid Medical Debt as Easter Gift to Neighbors

Your Debt is Paid

This Easter, congregations of churches all over the city will be celebrating the holiday much differently than usual. Instead of gathering together to hunt eggs, worship and share a special meal, people are looking for meaningful ways to commemorate the season as they comply with the Stay at Home order. 

NEISD will pay all employees during COVID-19 closure

NEISD will pay all employees during COVID-19 closure

The North East ISD Board of Trustees has approved a resolution that will allow the District to pay all its employees during this emergency closure.

 

Board members voted Friday to give the superintendent the power to continue to compensate both hourly and salaried employees, even if they are working from home due to social distancing recommendations because of COVID-19. This includes teachers, bus drivers, custodians, and more.

 

Open for Business!

Open for Business!

It is important to listen to our local, state and national leaders during this coronavirus pandemic.  However, it is also important to continue to do business with our local businesses in Stone Oak. They need your support now, more than ever.

 

How can you help?  Here are some suggestions:

 

1. Order food for take-out, curbside pickup, delivery or Uber Eats from your favorite restaurant.

2. Shop online at your favorite store websites. 

3. Consider purchasing a gift card now to use in the future or to give as gift.

Fiesta postponed to the Fall

Fiesta postponed to the Fall

According to KENS5.com today, San Antonio's Fiesta will be postponed this year, but event and city leaders say the party

Bank robbery suspect still on the loose

Bank robbery suspect still on the loose

Police are asking for your help to find a man they say robbed a Stone Oak bank two weeks ago. According to a Crime Stoppers release, the suspect walked into the BB&T bank in the 19100 block of Stone Oak Parkway Feb. 26 while wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans and a gray mask, which partially covered his face.

Officials say the suspect took out a handgun and demanded money from the bank teller, who gave cash to the suspect as the teller feared for her life.

Shattered Dreams Program Aims at Saving Lives

Shattered Dreams Program Aims at Saving Lives

This week, Johnson High School involved its junior and senior students in an interactive program to remind them of the dangers of impaired and distracted driving – just in time for spring break. Shattered Dreams, put together by the PTSA and involving community first responders, stages a fatal drunk driving accident, complete with an emergency rescue and funeral, conducted right in front of the student’s eyes.