New Braunfels Canyon knocks off Seguin in pivotal district clash; Vasquez’s catch lifts Clark past Roosevelt; Sam Houston tops Brackenridge in overtime
Week 9's high school football action set the stage for an incredible finish to the 2022 regular season, as Canyon, Clark Stevens and Sam Houston all earned pivotal district victories.
Former law enforcement officer convicted of making threats against Biden in 2019
A former Judson ISD police officer from New Braunfels was convicted Monday of making threats against then-presidential candidate Joe Biden in 2019, according to the United States Attorney’s Office Western District of Texas.
Triva Corrales assumes new role as Judson ISD Athletic Director
After leading the Judson girls basketball team to five straight UIL State semifinal appearances, head coach Triva Corrales is stepping down to assume a new role: serving as Athletic Director for Judson ISD. Corrales replaces Mike Miller, who is retiring.
BCSO leaves suspect at scene of standoff during domestic violence investigation in north Bexar County
After cordoning off part of a north Bexar County neighborhood street to investigate a reported case of domestic violence Thursday afternoon, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office investigators left the suspect at the scene more than four hours later.
Free COVID-19 tests for Southside, Southwest and Judson ISD students returning from spring break
SAN ANTONIO – Community Labs has partnered with three San Antonio-area school districts to provide free COVID-19 testing this weekend before students and staff return to class after spring break. Students and employees in Southside, Southwest and Judson school districts and their families can be tested at no charge and without proof of insurance. Southside ISD will have two Covid-19 testing sites on Saturday. Southwest ISD will have one testing location on Saturday. Educational Resource Center (ERC) at 8205 Palisades Dr., Live Oak, 78233 will offer testing from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Judson ISD to test students, staff for COVID-19 weekly to help detect asymptomatic cases
SAN ANTONIO – School officials at the Judson Independent School District are doing everything they can to keep their students and staff safe as they work to combat the coronavirus. On Thursday, the school district began testing students and staff for the virus. The school district is in partnership with Community Labs, who are conducting the weekly testing at 30 Judson ISD campuses. Results for the tests can be expected in 24 hours for students and staff, according to district officials. Judson ISD said they’re focusing on asymptomatic transmission between students and staff to make sure there’s not a surge in cases.
Judson to launch search for new trustee
Judson ISD next week will officially launch its search for a seventh board member after receiving the resignation of one of its trustees late last month. She notified the Judson Independent School District on Oct. 26 of her move and subsequent resignation from the board. The Judson school board will meet on Nov. 19 to announce the process they will follow in order to fill the vacant District 7 seat, which is an at-large seat and open to any Judson ISD resident. Trustee seats 1-5 are districted within the school district, while trustee seats 6 and 7 are at-large, meaning anyone can run, no matter where they reside in the district. “She is just a service leader and all about what’s best for the children, what’s best for the faculty, what’s best for the administration in general.mysanantonio.com
Friday’s game canceled between Judson, Smithson Valley due to COVID-19
SAN ANTONIO – The Big Game in our Big Game Coverage this Friday night between Number 1 ranked Judson vs. Number 3 Smithson Valley has had to be postponed due to COVID-19 and contact tracing at Judson. The cancelation comes days after other high school football programs in the San Antonio area were forced to cancel games for similar reasons. Last week, Harlandale, Veterans Memorial and Southside High School each canceled their game last week due to COVID-19. Find more high school sports coverage on our BGC page.
Alarming failure rates among Texas students fuel calls to get them back into classrooms
The problems are concentrated among students trying to learn from home, more than 3 million of the state’s 5.5 million public school students, according to administrators’ accounts. According to KVUE-TV, about 11,700 Austin ISD students are failing at least one class this year, a 70% increase from last year. San Antonio’s Northside ISD has not changed its expectations for virtual students, despite seeing higher failure rates, said Superintendent Brian Woods. Since many students learning from home are low income, Black and Hispanic, lowering academic standards for those students could end up deepening existing inequities, he said. Bizuayehu has dyslexia and dysgraphia, which impacts his ability to write clearly by hand, and he’s found virtual learning much easier.
These are the San Antonio school districts that will close for Election Day
Multiple San Antonio school districts are making Election Day a holiday for students due to the anticipated influx of people on campus to vote. The districts include North East ISD, Northside ISD, East Central, Judson ISD and Harlandale ISD. North East ISD said it made the change in an effort to lower campus traffic and to keep students safe. This year, Northside ISD is hosting 67 polling sites and East Central ISD has 3. He said their Board of Trustees approved to switch Columbus Day to a school day in order to have Election Day as a holiday.mysanantonio.com
Converse Fire Department hosts private stair climb to honor 9/11 heroes
In previous years, the Converse Fire Department climbed the stairs at the Tower of the Americas as part of San Antonio 110′s 9/11 Memorial Climb. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the event was held virtually, encouraging registered participants to plan a tribute challenge. Converse Fire Chief, Luis Valdez opted to continue with the traditional stair climb, with limited capacity. Converse Fire Department hosts private stair climb to honor 9/11 heroes (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.) Valdez said he hopes the stair climb at the local stadium in Converse becomes an annual event open to the community.
City of Converse honors fallen 9/11 heroes with stair climb
SAN ANTONIO – The City of Converse and Judson ISD honored those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, with a stair climb at D. W. Rutledge Stadium. The stair climb began following a brief remembrance ceremony Friday morning. The stair climb was closed to the public due to COVID-19, and participants started in waves. Also on Friday, a special wreath-laying ceremony to honor LTC Karen Wagner will be held at Fort Sam National Cemetery. Wagner, who graduated from Judson High School in 1979, died at the Pentagon during the attack.
Staff at Judson ISD say they need more time to prepare for start of school year
San Antonio A recent survey of employees at Judson ISD shows educators want more time to prepare and ensure a smooth start to the school year. Students and staff are currently gearing up for the start of the school year on Aug. 18. We need to have the devices in-house to be able to accommodate our one to one initiative, Linscomb said. The district, Linscomb said like many others is facing unchartered territory, so they anticipate some bumps on the road, but they ask for flexibility. The Judson ISD School Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday afternoon.
Judson ISD delays start of school by almost a week, officials say
SAN ANTONIO The start of the school year for Judson ISD staff and students will be a bit later than expected in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. As cases continue to surge in San Antonio and Bexar County, the Judson ISD Board of Trustees held a special meeting Thursday where they approved an instructional calendar with a new start of school date of Aug. 24. The new start date is almost a week later from the original start date of Aug. 18 and will give staff and students more time to prepare for the school year and gather supplies. The new start date of Aug. 24 had a majority of support from employees, according to Judson ISD officials. RELATED: Staff at Judson ISD say they need more time to prepare for start of school year
Judson ISD gives parents option of online, in-person or hybrid learning for 2020-2021 school year
Face To Face Instruction: That provides students with in-person instruction on campus. Remote Learning: 100% remote learning Monday through Friday (this includes live remote or recorded remote.) These students will receive instruction 100% in-person from Monday through Friday, including the Northeast Lakeview College courses. 100% remote learning Monday through Friday including the Northeast Lakeview College Courses. Remote Learning: 100% Remote learning Monday through Friday (this includes live remote or recorded remote.)
Judson ISD cancels in-person graduation ceremonies for high schools due to COVID-19 mandate
SAN ANTONIO The new COVID-19 mandate by Bexar County that limits gatherings to no more than 100 people has put a stop on large in-person graduation ceremonies. Due to crowd limits, Judson Independent School District canceled all in-person graduation ceremonies for the districts high schools. The district said there will not be any consideration of graduation ceremonies in July or December for the 2020 graduates. The affected ceremonies include Judson, Wagner and Veterans Memorial high schools, as well as Judson Early College Academy and Judson Learning Academy. The original graduation ceremonies were set for June 29, 30 and July 1 at Rutledge Stadium.
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
Affidavit: Judson ISD teacher accused of sexually assaulting 8-year-old student
Affidavit: Judson ISD teacher accused of sexually assaulting 8-year-old studentRyan Patrick England, a Judson ISD elementary teacher, was charged with aggravated sexual assault after an 8-year-old student said he touched her inappropriately, according to an arrest affidavit. Ryan Patrick England, a Judson ISD elementary teacher, was charged with aggravated sexual assault after an 8-year-old student said he touched her inappropriately, according to an arrest affidavit. Photo: Bexar County Sheriff's Office Photo: Bexar County Sheriff's Office Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Affidavit: Judson ISD teacher accused of sexually assaulting 8-year-old student 1 / 1 Back to GalleryA Judson ISD elementary teacher was charged with aggravated sexual assault after an 8-year-old student said he touched her inappropriately, according to an arrest affidavit. When investigators spoke to the victim, she said the teacher touched her inappropriately multiple times, the affidavit continued. Judson ISD has placed England on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, the district said in a statement.mysanantonio.com
Vacancies Attract Aspiring Trustees in North East, Judson, and South San ISDs
The recent resignations of trustees in Judson, North East, and South San Antonio independent school districts have left openings on each respective seven-member school board. Judson ISDFor the second time in two months, Judson ISD trustees are filling a board vacancy. District 2 covers the southwest portion of Judson ISD and three candidates applied: Sonny-Peter Merrell, Edward Leon Woods, Sr., and Shatonya King. Merrell is a longtime resident of Judson ISD, having lived in the area for nearly 25 years. The board appointed Stacey Alderete to serve District 7 and Kevin Rasco to serve District 2 during the districts Sept. 18 meeting.therivardreport.com