Jada Campos got track!

Jada Campos got track!

By Lillie RubyJada Campos of Brookshire is a track star on the rise. Running since the age of...

Teachers participating

Teachers participating

By: Royal ISDFifty-five welding teachers from across the state attended a Texas Industrial...

Sheriff’s Office & District Attorney address the press about rumors

Sheriff’s Office & District Attorney address the press about rumors

By Lillie RubyThe July 14 council meeting of the City of Pattison had an agenda item by Alderman...

Peaceful protest and prayer service held for Sandra Bland

Peaceful protest and prayer service held for Sandra Bland

By Lillie RubyFriday, July 17, a Peaceful Protest was held in Hempstead over the death of Sandra...


Peaceful protest and prayer service held for Sandra Bland

By Lillie Ruby
Friday, July 17, a Peaceful Protest was held in Hempstead over the death of Sandra Bland. Ms. Bland was found deceased in the Waller County Jail. Preliminary reports listed her death as asphyxiation. Approximately seventyfive people marched from the Waller County Sheriff’s Office to the Waller County Courthouse. While few Waller County residents were in attendance at the protest, it received wide coverage by media.

Sheriff’s Office & District Attorney address the press about rumors

By Lillie Ruby
The July 14 council meeting of the City of Pattison had an agenda item by Alderman Joe Garcia to discuss creating a resolution in support of keeping the Waller County Annex in Pattison.Commissioner Justin Beckendorff has been pushing for a new office and location since entering office. The possible location would be near elected officials’ homes in the Katy area.

Teachers participating

By: Royal ISD
Fifty-five welding teachers from across the state attended a Texas Industrial Vocational Association (TIVA) workshop hosted by the Royal High School Welding Department. The event was part of the week long TIVA Conference where teachers gather to share information and provide hands-on continuing education for all members. The Summer Conference which serves 10 various Career Clusters took place in Houston July 13-17

Jada Campos got track!

By Lillie Ruby
Jada Campos of Brookshire is a track star on the rise. Running since the age of nine, Campos holds a State record for the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAFF) for the 100 yard dash with a time of 14.5 seconds. She now runs for the Track Houston Youth Track Club. In order to join Track Houston, Jada had to best her State record. After hard training, she continues to tick off her time and now runs the 100 yard dash in 12.3 seconds- shaving 2.2 seconds off her State record for TAFF.

Gomez and Gomez Dual Language Institute provides training

By Susan Hopkins
Royal ISD bilingual teachers received training Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14 from Dr. Joy Esquierdo from theGomez and Gomez Dual Language Institute. Dr. Esquierdo trained teachers from across the district and one teacher from Austin on Project Based Learning and Bilingual Research Centers. Teachers were taught to ask driving questions that would allow students to complete research and dive into their learning. Pictures and websites were shared so teachers could did deeper into the information given.

Angela Hardy wows Watermelon Festival crowd

by Rick Welch
Angela Hardy appeared in her first large public event during the Hempstead Watermelon Festival. Angela has been performing on a semi-regular basis at the HIll Country BBQ Gospel Music Nights. The special music nights are held on the second Saturday of each month. Angela also performs in area churches. Hardy, along with her parents Ruth and Larry Hardy, is a community activitst, supporting the betterment of Hempstead and are members of the Citizens Against the Landfill in Hempstead.