Rattler Sports Report - Sept. 5, 2007 - Volleyball Makes Statment


Ronald Reagan High School
Rattler Sports Report
September 5, 2007

The Reagan Rattlers made quick work of the Madison Mavericks Tuesday Night at Littleton Gym winning 25-12, 25-16, 25-9.  Lead by Amber Tatsch and her 9 kills, the Rattlers improved their record to 16-4 and 3-1 in district play.  With the Match well in hand Coach Carter played some of his younger players getting them some much needed experience late in the contest.  Allie Murray who leads the area in assist also had a stand out performance with 23 assists and 3 service aces.  Courtney Miller pitched in 15 digs, and Preslie Alexander dropped in 4 blocks.

Rattler Sports Report - Sept, 3, 2007 - Cross Country Update

Ronald Reagan High School
Rattler Sports Report
September 3, 2007


Cross Country

The Rattler Cross Country Teams both competed at the Southwest ISD Cross Country Meet this past weekend.  The Southwest Meet is always one of the biggest and best early season local meets and this year was just as competitive.  One change this year from years past was the route was moved from the path down by the river to a mainly road course near the high school and ending at the football stadium.  The Varsity Girls kicked off the meet by destroying the other teams and winning with a score of 49 points a good 79 points in front of second place Churchill and well over a hundred points ahead of Third place Boerne.  Boerne had won the NISD meet the week before and were considered by some to be the favorite coming into the meet.  Along with the team victory Sr. Courtney Nelson paced the field and won individual honors over Katie Carroll of Churchill.

Rattler Sports Report - Sept 2, 2007 - Rattlers Keep On Winning

Ronald Reagan High School
Rattler Sports Report
September 2, 2007

If the 65 yard TD run to open the season is foreshadowing then the Rattlers have good things on the horizon.  The Rattlers beat O’Connor Friday night to the tune of 21-14 in front of a packed house at Farris stadium.  Marcus Wright led the way with 194 yards on the ground with Derrick Walls QB and Nathan Dawson RB also contributing.  What was more impressive about this win was how Reagan won!  Unlike how Reagan ended last year the game was not a score fest with Reagan just trying to score as much as they could because the opponent was doing the same.  This game saw Reagan make some adjustments at half on defense and shut out the Panthers in the second half.  Oh I am sure at some point the scoring will come for the Rattlers and we will again see 40-50 points lighting up the scoreboard, but it was nice to see a defensive dominated affair going the way of the Rattlers.
Next up is Georgetown Saturday night at Comalander.  As we know from last season G-Town is no slouch and they just got finished beating the defending 4A state champs (Alamo Heights) this past Friday night at home.  Game time is 7:00pm for Saturday games so make plans to come early, purchase some sprit gear from the boosters and enjoy a hot dog or two
This Weeks Schedule
Thursday 5:00pm – Freshman Football vs Antonian at Antonian
Thursday 5:30pm – JV Football vs Georgetown at Georgetown
Saturday 7:00pm – Varsity Football vs Georgetown at Comalander Stadium

Back on August 21st the Rattlers lost a 4 game match to Churchill, weather that was a wakeup call or not the Rattlers have been on a mission since that defeat.  Going into the Austin ISD tourney the Rattlers had been not only beating anyone that stood in their way but also flat out destroying the competition.  Things did not change this weekend as the Varsity squad brings home the 1st place trophy out of Austin.  The Rattlers wining in convincing fashion, with out dropping a game.  Not only did they sweep the tourney but they also did not allow a single opponent to score over 20 points in a single game.

Don't Miss the Trash Man Monday!

Labor Day holiday schedule of City services

Garbage, recyclables and brush will be collected on Monday, September 3, while City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed to observe the Labor Day holiday.

Other City services will operate as follows:

  • Central Library and all branch libraries will be closed.
  • Municipal Court, 401 S. Frio, will be closed.
  • Downtown parking meters will not be enforced.
  • Animal Care Services lobby and adoption center will be closed.
  • Las Palmas and Valley View Community Link Service Centers will be closed.

Rattler Sports Report - August 31, 2007


Ronald Reagan High School
Rattler Sports Report
August 31, 2007

Varsity Football Kicks off their season tonight at Farris Stadium vs the Areas #3 ranked O’Connor Panthers.  As you may remember Reagan ended O’Connor’s season last year in the Alamodome in a 4OT Playoff game that some called the greatest Rattler Football game ever.  O’Connor will be returning a lot of last year's team and will be looking for revenge against the Rattlers.  The two teams also met up last season in the first game of the year with O’Connor taking the victory in that contest.  This should size up to be a great game as both schools will want to get the 2007 season off to a good start.


Cone Zone This Weekend!

August 25 – 27, 2007
US 281 Southbound between Isom and Sunset (COMPLETE CLOSURE)

Beginning at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday August 25, 2007 crews will issue a complete closure of the US 281 Southbound main lanes between Isom and Sunset.  Crews will also close one to two lanes on US 281 Northbound, on an as needed basis, due to crane overhang. The Entrance Ramp from Jones Maltsberger and the Exit Ramp to Sunset will also be closed.

Due to the location of the beam placement, crews will have to close the exit to Terminal Drive, Westbound Terminal Drive between Jones Maltsberger and US 281, and the US 281 Southbound Frontage Road between Jones Maltsberger and the IH 410 Westbound Frontage Road.

New Traffic and Criminal Laws Effective Sept. 1st

If you have a young driver with a learner's permit, you'd better put down the book or DPS will throw it at you. 

There are new Texas laws that become effective September 1st.  You might want to read about them if:

  • You own a dog (Lillian’s Law)
  • You have a driver with a learner’s permit (pay attention or else)
  • You have a concealed handgun license (continuing education required)
  • You own a car (new minimum liability coverage amounts for insurance)
  • You are 79 or older (new driver license rules)
  • You own an ATF (new registration requirements)

There are 29 different bills covering everything from the theft of copper wiring to tougher penalties (including GPS monitoring) for sexual predators.  The entire document can be found here.

Top Ten Signs You’ve Had Too Much Rain, The Sequel

Here we go again... 

10.      The only high ground in the area consists of fire-ant mounds.

9.        It’s August and you’ve only used the lawnmower twice.

8.        So much dirt has been tracked in that seedlings are springing up in your carpet.

7.        You can sleep through the alarms on your weather radio.

6.        The high population of bugs is causing the birds to become morbidly

A Little Friday Humor

Best "Out of Office" Automatic e-mail Replies:

1. I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position.  Be prepared for my mood.

2. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office.  If I was in, chances are you wouldn't have received anything at all.

3. Sorry to have missed you, but I am at the doctor's having my brain and heart removed so I can be promoted to our management team.

4. I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from vacation. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.

Flashing Beacons Light Up School Zones


City Councilman Kevin Wolff was riding high in a cherry-picker this morning as he unveiled the new overhead flashing beacon on Evans Road at Tejeda Middle School.  The beacons are part of his Safe Schools Program and are funded through District 9 NAMP (Neighborhood Access and Mobility Program) funds.  Wolff has earmarked $255,000 for school zone flashing beacons at fourteen schools in District 9 – five of them in the Reagan cluster. 

Councilman Wolff reported that once school starts, his office receives a flood of calls from parents concerned about school zone safety.  “The benefit of the overhead flashing beacon is that it is visible to all lanes of traffic (moving in the same direction) which will lead to increased compliance in school zones,” Wolff states.  The overhead beacons at District 9 schools are the first of their kind in San Antonio. 

Dr. Richard Middleton, Superintendent of Northeast ISD attended the ceremony and thanked Wolff and the City of San Antonio.  He credited Councilman Wolff for his work in getting the recent bond issue to rebuild Bulverde Road approved.  NEISD Executive Director for Safe and Healthy Schools, Speedy Gonzales (yes, that’s really his name) said the growth in Stone Oak is a real logistical challenge for NEISD.  He’s already working to meet the traffic challenge the new hospital will bring to Sonterra.