Hardy Oak’s first Market and Wellness Fair a success

 By noon nearly 300 people had perused the many items for sale at Saturday’s Market Days and Wellness Fair, and there was still two hours to go. Despite this being the first fair hosted by Hardy Oak Elementary School the outpouring of community support had already convinced organizers the event was a definite hit.
“So far it’s been very successful,” said fair organizer Kelley Ebin. “Everyone’s very excited.”

Boundaries and buses on tonight’s school board agenda

 A decision on where Johnson’s enrollment boundaries will lie and continued discussion of the cancelled Bush Middle School bus route are on tonight’s NEISD board meeting agenda.

READY TO LAUGH? Lend Me a Tenor Opens tonight at Reagan High School

Diana uses her powers of persasion on Max

Reagan Theatre to perform a wildly entertaining farce… Lend Me a Tenor written by Ken Ludwig Lend Me a Tenor is a clever and wildly entertaining contemporary farce that “sends audiences on a wild romp of desperate measures and compromising situations.” In simple terms, farce is broad, basic comedy in which confusion, mistaken identity, innuendo and slapstick are key elements. The story is set in 1934. The Cleveland Grand Opera is celebrating its biggest night in history.

NEISD schools collecting Toys for Tots Nov. 1-30

Throughout the month of November area schools, businesses and youth organizations will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, a nationwide program striving to provide every needy child with a gift at Christmas time.
Donation centers may be found within Reagan High School, Bush and Lopez middle schools and Stone Oak, Canyon Ridge, Hardy Oak and Wilderness Oak elementary schools.

Midwest boy comes to be Texas Prinicipal

Kris Wickerham, Principal at Johnson HS

Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Lady Bird Johnson High School Principal, Kris Wickerham, did not imagine himself as a school administrator.

Third public forum to discuss Johnson boundaries canceled

NEISD has decided not to hold a third public meeting to discuss attendance boundaries for the future “Lady Bird” Johnson High school. The meeting had been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7, in case the district felt additional public input was needed. Two community forums were held last month to reveal proposals and hear concerns by parents of Reagan High School students, some of which will transfer to the new school east of U.S. 281 near Stone Oak Parkway as early as the 2008-09 school year.

Big ticket items up for bid at Reagan Gala

 Christmas will come early for those lucky enough to land one of the many hot items up for bid at the 9th Annual Reagan Diamondbacker All Sports Gala. Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, the fund-raising event will include over 300 silent auction items ranging from furniture, restaurant vouchers and Spurs tickets to spa packages, a flat screen television and satellite radio.

The cauldron boils on Reagan stage

Reagan High Schoo Theatre
The curtain will go up tonight at Reagan High School with the first of four performances of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Students have been rehearsing the dark tragedy for roughly six weeks now and have created a riveting play that will leave audiences mesmerized by the talents of these bright, young stars.

Only one day left to submit Johnson mascot suggestion


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.

Reagan Wins BIG over Lee at Homecoming 65-35


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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.