‘Blessed to come from a place like this’: DeMarvin Leal sets sights on breakout season at Texas A&M, giving back to Judson community
Texas A&M star defensive end DeMarvin Leal has seen and heard all the hype, but on this quiet Saturday morning at Rutledge Stadium, the place he used to call home, Leal is reflecting on some of the moments that got him here.
Judson trustee resigns, moving out of state
The Judson School District has interviewed candidates for an open slot on the school board after the resignation of Trustee Lynette Perez late last month. Perez said she handed her letter of resignation to Judson Superintendent Jeanette Ball and Judson Board President Renee Paschall on Oct. 26. “For the entirety of the 12 years I have lived here, the one constant has been Judson ISD,” she said. While licensed to practice law in Texas and now, since September, in Arkansas, her initial ties to Judson were in substitute teaching. With her husband’s siblings living in the area, the trips to Little Rock became more frequent.mysanantonio.com
These are the 10 best public middle schools in the San Antonio-area, according to Niche
SAN ANTONIO – There’s a new list that ranks the best public middle schools in the San Antonio-area. The list was released by Niche, a company that gathers and analyzes data, reviews and surveys to come up with rankingsKSAT has previously reported on Niche’s rankings for best high schools and best elementary schools. For a full list of the best public middle schools in the San Antonio-area, click here. Niche isn’t the only organization that ranks schools. View the list below to see other articles about top-rated San Antonio schools:
These are the 10 best public elementary schools in the San Antonio area, according to Niche
SAN ANTONIO – There’s a new list that parents may be interested in that ranks the best public elementary schools in the San Antonio-area. Here is Niche’s list of the top 10 elementary schools in the San Antonio-area by rank:Six of the top 10 elementary schools on the list are in the North East Independent School District, one is in the Randolph Field Independent School district and the remaining three are public charter schools. For a full list of the best public elementary schools in the San Antonio-area, click here. Niche isn’t the only organization that ranks schools. View the list below to see other articles about top-rated San Antonio schools:
These are the 10 best public high schools in the San Antonio-area, according to Niche
SAN ANTONIO – There’s a new list that ranks the best public high schools in the San Antonio-area. BASIS San Antonio is a charter school. For a full list of the best public high schools in the San Antonio-area, click here. Niche isn’t the only organization that ranks schools. View the list below to see other articles about top-rated San Antonio schools:
With Texas schools struggling to find lost students, state offers temporary financial reprieve
With fewer students enrolling in many Texas schools this fall, state education officials announced Thursday they'll wait six weeks longer than originally planned before considering cutting funding for districts seeing declines because of COVID-19. Knowing that the transition to remote learning has been difficult for many schools and students, Texas had already agreed to fund school districts for the first 12 weeks of school based on their projected attendance numbers. To receive the extension, school districts must offer in-person instruction to all students whose parents who want it. About 1 million of the state's 5.5 million public school students are learning in person, according to a TEA calculation. School districts, the letter reads, are experiencing decreases in enrollment ranging from 2% to 7% going into October.
Converse fire captain honored with outdoor memorial service
Converse Dozens of first responders from across the state and community members gathered Saturday outside Judson High School to honor a Converse fire captain that died from COVID-19 complications. The service was held outside and heard inside vehicles to make sure coronavirus safety protocols could be followed. Captain Bryant Anderson served with the Converse Fire Department for 16 years and was described as a selfless leader who loved serving his community and his family. During the memorial service, Converse Mayor Al Suarez promoted Bryant to First Battalion Chief and issued a proclamation that Aug. 29 would be known as Chief Bryant Anderson Day. RELATED: Converse fire captain, 16-year veteran of department, dies of COVID-19
Two star San Antonio football transfers will not play for Judson in 2020
CONVERSE – Judson football suffered some tough news today. Dual-threat quarterback Jordan Battles and running back L.J. Butler will not be able to play for the Rockets this season, at least for the time being. KSAT 12 has been informed that the District Executive Committee for District 27-6A voted 6-0 against both players suiting up for “J-Rock.”“Me and L.J. Both will continue to train and stay ready in the hopes of playing their senior seasons with Judson.
Judson QB Mike Chandler commits to Colorado
CONVERSE After lighting up football fields across Texas with his arms and his legs, dual-threat Judson quarterback Mike Chandler has officially committed to continue his football career at the Division I level with Colorado University. MORE LOCAL FOOTBALL COVERAGE
Funeral held Friday for Bryce Wisdom, teen who passed away after battle with cancer
SAN ANTONIO – A public viewing and private funeral will be held Friday for Judson High School teen Bryce Wisdom, who died Sunday after a battle with cancer. The motto, “Bryce Strong,” touched hearts and minds across the nation, even reaching the ears of his beloved Seattle Seahawks. Throughout 2019, the Rockets walked out for pre-game ceremonies holding an orange “Bryce Strong” shirt, and he was often spotted on the sidelines wearing a uniform. From San Antonio to NFL: Tributes pour in for Judson’s Bryce Wisdom after cancer battleTo my young warrior my young king. Mr Bryce Wisdom aka BNice aka Mr Drip.
Judson’s Bryce Wisdom passes away after battle with cancer
SAN ANTONIO – Bryce Wisdom’s battle with cancer has captivated the San Antonio community. His motto, “Bryce Strong,” has touched hearts and minds across the nation, even reaching the the ears of his beloved Seattle Seahawks. In his own words, “I won.”Bryce Wisdom has died of kidney cancer. Mr Bryce Wisdom aka BNice aka Mr Drip. #BryceStrong — Richard Wisdom (@RWisdom12) July 27, 2020Bryce always believed in me, even when nobody else did... y’all know what I owe him..
High School Football season in jeopardy, Judson may be out first two games
AUSTIN The start of the 2020 high school football season in South Texas is very much in jeopardy. That order, if upheld, would cancel the first two weeks of the high school football season in Travis County and have rippling affects across the state. San Antonio schools regularly compete against Austin-area schools early in the regular season. Of particular note, the Judson Rockets had been scheduled to play Lake Travis in the second week of the season on Sept. 4. Williams also revealed that Judson was already in talks to cancel their season-opener against DeSoto due to the surging COVID-19 pandemic.
Several high-profile area prep football players supplement school workouts with rigorous training
SCHERTZ, Texas With the rise in Covid-19 cases, many Texas high schools have opted to suspend summer workouts. Several of San Antonios top football prospects have been supplementing school summer conditioning at BSA Sports Lab in Schertz and now that school workouts have been put on hold, these training sessions have become even more important. Butler has been a regular fixture at BSA Sports Lab and he said hes grateful to be able to maintain his fitness routine after Judson closed summer conditioning. Most of those in attendance are on track to play collegiate football many projected to sign with Division I FBS programs. Players, including Judson senior linebacker Donnie Moody, said they are a little nervous about a cancelled, or incomplete season.
Judson and North East School Districts suspend summer strength and conditioning camps
SAN ANTONIO The Judson and North East School Districts have joined the Harlandale and Edgewood School Districts in suspending their summer strength and conditioning camps starting on Monday. The suspension is a result of the alarming increase in positive coronavirus tests in the greater San Antonio area. Judson head coach Rodney Williams confirmed with the The Fuel, Judsons student newspaper, that the school district will shut down their strength and conditioning camps at least until July 13 while continuing to monitor the situation. JUST IN: Judson Athletics suspends summer workouts. Harlandale became the first area school district to shut down their summer program on June 17, followed by Edgewood on June 22.
Former Brandeis QB Jordan Battles excited to work with new Judson teammates
CONVERSE – As Judson football progresses through their second week of strength and conditioning workouts, new transfer Jordan Battles, the former Brandeis quarterback, is slowly acclimating to the new environment and is excited to work with and learn from his new Rockets teammates.
Former Brandeis QB Jordan Battles excited to work with new Judson teammates
Former Brandeis QB Jordan Battles excited to work with new Judson teammatesPublished: June 17, 2020, 3:14 amAs Judson football progresses through their second week of strength and conditioning workouts, new transfer Jordan Battles, the former Brandeis quarterback, is slowly acclimating to the new environment and is excited to work with and learn from his new Rockets teammates.
Judson ISD holding Class of 2020 graduation virtually
Published: May 20, 2020, 3:53 pm Updated: May 21, 2020, 8:43 amSAN ANTONIO – Judson ISD has announced that it will not hold in-person graduation ceremonies this year due to the pandemic. Instead, the district will hold virtual graduation ceremonies for three high schools this Saturday. The district partnered with San Antonio tech firm TINT to hold the virtual commencement ceremonies — one of four options allowed by Gov. According to a news release from TINT, Judson was selected as the first local district to use its virtual commencement service. How high school graduations will look in Texas
Judson grad Alton Robinson drafted by Seahawks
Syracuse edge rusher Alton Robinson got the call from the Seattle Seahawks early in the 5th round of the 2020 NFL Draft. In his last two seasons with the Orange, the 6-foot-3, 264 pound pass rusher developed into a consistent threat, recording 14.5 sacks and 85 tackles. During his junior year, Robinson posted a team-high 17 tackles for loss en route to earning second-team All-ACC honors. He followed that performance up with another solid campaign in 2019, notching 9.5 tackles for loss and three pass breakups in 12 starts. Robinson will join fellow former Judson Rocket Tre Flowers on the Seahawks roster.
Judson ISD keeps the cafeteria line going
Judson ISD keeps the cafeteria line goingVehicles line up Friday in front of the entry to Judson High School, where they received lunches through the districts curbside food service program. less Vehicles line up Friday in front of the entry to Judson High School, where they received lunches through the districts curbside food service program. Close to 1,000 lunches left the Judson High School driveway on Friday, the culmination of a second week of the schools curbside food service program in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Daniel, busy handing out bags of lunches at the Judson High site Friday, estimated that between 650 and 1,000 lunches would be handed to patrons in the one-hour time slot for lunch. Daniel said the meals are available to anyone with children in the Judson school district.mysanantonio.com
UIL State Girls Basketball Championships 2020 Recap
SAN ANTONIO – A full recap of all of this week’s girls basketball action at the 2020 UIL State Tournament, as Judson seeks to defend their Class 6A title, and Veterans Memorial and Fredericksburg vie their first championships in Class 5A and 4A respectively. FULL GAME RECAPSCLASS 6A STATE SEMIFINALS: Judson vs. DuncanvilleCLASS 5A STATE SEMIFINALS: Veterans Memorial vs. Mansfield TimberviewCLASS 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Veterans Memorial vs. Frisco LibertyCLASS 4A STATE SEMIFINALS: Fredericksburg vs. Argyle
Boys HS Basketball Highlights: March 7th
SAN ANTONIO – For the first time in program history, the Brandeis Broncos will play in the UIL State Tournament after defeating Judson to claim the Class 6A Regional Title. Meanwhile, the Wagner Thunderbirds (Class 5A) and Cole Cougars (Class 3A) punch their tickets to state for the second straight season after hard-fought victories in their respective Regional Finals. BOYS BASKETBALL REGIONAL FINAL RESULTS
Judson girls preparing to defend Class 6A State Title
CONVERSE – The only thing that has stopped the Judson Rockets so far is the school’s fire alarm. After a brief intermission, the girls basketball team returned to practice, preparing to defend their Class 6A State title against Duncanville in the state semifinals on Friday night in the Alamodome.
Go Public Cool Schools Winner: December 2018
SAN ANTONIO – Congratulations to the Judson Theater Arts department for being voted as the Go Public Cool Schools feature for December! The chanting of fired up theater arts students is what you'll hear inside the Judson High School auditorium and for a good reason. "They are very, very dedicated," said Larry Bailey, lead theater instructor at Judson High School. One student who's continuing to inspire even after graduating from Judson -- is 19-year-old De'Jah Allen, a 2016 Judson High School graduate. Thank you to Go Public and Orangetheory Fitness for making these Cool Schools features possible.
Teen airlifted to hospital after being hit by car
CONVERSE, Texas – Converse police are investigating how two teens were injured after being hit by a car Friday evening. One teen, a 15-year-old girl, was airlifted to University Hospital in critical condition. Both teens are Judson High School students. I have two daughters that attend Judson High School. There's a lot of children that walk this way," Palacios said.