I cherish working on 6th Street. It truly is the Heart of Texas City. Wonderful stories simply walk through the doors of our building. They say timing is everything and Ms. Lula May King, now Singletary, brought us a story…
Commissioners passed a resolution on Tuesday, urging the State Legislature to provide significant and meaningful tax relief to Texas individuals, families and businesses. Specifically, local officials asked for immediate property tax relief beyond the adoption of the revenue cap legislation known as Senate Bill 1.
I’d like you all to take a trip back down memory lane. Did any of you learn cursive writing in schools? Do you remember the first time you were introduced to this handwriting style? I do. It was in the third grade and I remember the feeling of excitement that engulfed me when I realized that I would learn the “pretty” and “professional-looking” handwriting I had seen my parents, relatives and older friends use. I remember that learning how to write in cursive was very similar to a young child learning how to write for the first time. We were taught a few letters each day and, in order to practice, we were given those infamous lined pages and had to make sure our letters matched the ones that were provided in the sample. After a few weeks of learning and practice, our teachers insisted that we wrote only in cursive. In fact, some of my teachers were so strict that—if we wrote in print—we had points taken off our work.
I waited 14 years to do something that I should have done my first year of teaching: shadow a student for a day. It was so eye-opening that I wish I could go back to every class of students I ever had right now and change a minimum of ten things – the layout, the lesson plan, the checks for understanding. Most of it!
While heading back to school may mean buying supplies, for parents of children with asthma, getting ready requires additional steps. Asthma accounts for more than 10 million lost school days every school year.