Member of the Hempstead City Council were in San Antonio on July 24-25 to attend the Newly Elected City Officials’ Orientation, sponsored by the Texas Municipal League and the Association of Mayors, Council members and Commissioners, an affliliate of the TML. Elected officials from all over the state attended the meeting, which provided an opportunity for newly elected city officials and other officials to enhance their knowledge of city government and sharpen their leadership skills.

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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.

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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.

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