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After somewhat sleepwalking through the first half the Rattlers turned up the heat after halftime and player Reagan football for the final two stanzas. With the game tied at the halfway point there was a buzz in the stands as the homecoming king and queen were announced. But it was not the surprise of the homecoming court it was the surprise of the scoreboard. Reagan came out after half and after two plays Marcus Wright raced down the near sideline and score yet another touchdown. After that score it was the defensive unit turn to shine. Holding Lee to the three and out and then recording a safety on a bad punt attempt by the Vols, the Rattlers started to pull away. Fullback Nathan Dawson would add a couple of TDs and back up QB Josh York would also find the end zone before the night was over. After the game Coach Wetzel reminded the boys they DO have school tomorrow and next Thursday is a Big game for the Rattlers. Smithson Valley comes to town and the Rangers will be looking to settle a score from last year. This time last year the Rattlers were struggling to make the playoffs and were in a must win situation heading to Smithson Valley. In what is one of the biggest upsets in 26-5A history the Rattlers beat the Rangers on their own field. That win vaulted the Rattlers into the playoffs and eventually to the Region championship. This year the stakes are not as great as the Rattlers have all but wrapped up a spot in the post season and the Rangers too. But Thursday night Comalander stadium will be packed and the place will be going crazy for some good old Texas High School Football.
From badgers, beavers and bunnies to jaguars, javelinas and jellyfish, the animal kingdom is well represented among the roughly 80 mascot suggestions received by the new Lady Bird Johnson High School.
The Mascot Committee will continue to take ideas through Friday, Oct. 19. But, don’t bother suggesting lady bugs, llamas, manatees or Blue Spider Monkeys because – believe it or not – they’ve already been submitted. As have nightingales, whales, leprechauns, larks, lighting and lynx.
On Oct. 11 the committee, comprised of parents, students and school administrators, met for the first time to discuss the suggestions received so far. Most have already been tossed out because they were similar to mascots of neighboring schools or had no connection to Johnson’s namesake, the region or its school colors of Navy and Columbia Blue. Although it’s the mascot of NEISD’s Lee High School, the jaguar was kept on the list because it is the most popular suggestion to date.
NEISD presented two new proposals of enrollment boundaries for Johnson High School at another public meeting held Wednesday night. This brings the total possible scenarios to five, although NEISD Superintendent Dr. Richard Middleton said one of the new proposals will most likely be the final boundary line approved by the Board of Trustees.
Options One though Three, discussed at the Oct.3 public meeting, were good starting points, said Middleton, but “four and five are really listening to what has been said.”
Another suggestion of just splitting 281 with everyone east of the highway attending Johnson and those on the west attending Reagan was readily dismissed by Middleton.
The San Antonio Sports Foundation has named NEISD's Executive Director of Athletics Jerry Comalander to the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame. Comalander was chosen for his outstanding contribution to the sports community and his accomplishments in the district. He will be honored at the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute on February 15, 2008 in the Alamodome.
Comalander has more than 40 years of experience in education. He was a high school head coach of various sports for 27 years and has been an athletic director for 17 years. He became the head football coach at Churchill High School in 1975, and during his 15 years at the school compiled a 125-28-3 record. His 1976 team went undefeated (15-0) and won the Class 4A, now 5A, State Championship.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/17/2007 - 3:12pm.
NEISD will hold a public meeting to discuss its boundary proposals for Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson High School, opening in 2008. The meeting will be held at the Auditorium at Reagan High School, 19000 Ronald Reagan, at 7:30pm.
The community is invited to review the district's plans and provide feedback on them at these meetings.
Submitted by Erin Seligman on Tue, 10/16/2007 - 11:49am.
Parents are expressing their outrage over a decision to eliminate bus service for students living within two miles of Bush Middle School. To date, 491 signatures have been gathered on a petition asking NEISD Board of Trustees to reinstate the school bus route and designate Evans Road, Knights Cross Drive and Las Lomas Boulevard as roads too hazardous for students to walk along.
“I’m not amazed we have that many signatures,” says Tricia Wilson, who began the petition Aug. 16. “I am surprised we had to acquire that many signatures to get the district’s attention…and I’m not even sure we’ve done that.”
Submitted by Erin Seligman on Tue, 10/16/2007 - 9:21am.
First daughter Jenna Bush will visit the Stone Oak area Tuesday, speaking to students at Reagan High School in the morning and promoting her new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble later that evening.
The visit is the latest stop on her nationwide tour spotlighting her highly-publicized book, Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope. The non-fiction work chronicles the life of a 17-year-old girl in Panama dealing with AIDS and motherhood. Bush met the young woman through her work there as an intern for UNICEF, an organization dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
Submitted by reagantheatercompany on Mon, 09/10/2007 - 1:10pm.
Ronald Reagan Theatre Company announces it's 2007 2008 Season!
MACBETH by William Shakespeare
Lend Me a Tenor, a Comedy, by Ken Ludwig
Submitted by reagantheatercompany on Tue, 08/14/2007 - 10:52pm.
“Double, double, toil and trouble,
If you took a poll and asked where these words come from, many people would probably reply that it’s a song in the third Harry Potter movie, The Prisoner of Azkaban. These “lyrics” in fact are taken from Shakespeare’s MACBETH, Act IV, Scene I. Like the popular Harry Potter series, MACBETH mixes together a tale of dark witches, murder, betrayal, a greedy thirst for power, and a misleading prophesy. We add in costumes, blood and gore make-up, and special effects then top it off with heart-stopping stage combat and the thrill of seeing it all happen LIVE in front of you. You’ll have an unforgettable evening’s entertainment!
Submitted by reagantheatercompany on Thu, 09/27/2007 - 1:14pm.
If you have ever seen one of Shakespeare's plays done in a "stand and deliver" fashion,
where the actors recite the lines, depending on the words to convey all the meaning, then
you haven't seen Shakespeare as old Will meant it to be.and as the Reagan Theatre
Company will present Macbeth, full of action and far from dull! There are battle scenes,
ambushes, and murders involving traditional swordplay and less traditional weapons like
antlers. These scenes have been carefully choreographed by Mark Keith, our technical
director, who is trained in stage combat. Safety first is always his primary concern. There