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Norma Zamarripa, the  girls’ basketball coach at Harlingen High School, has been named Region VII Junior Director of the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) for the 2012 –[...]
The Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South cross-country teams competed at the 38th Annual Harlingen Cross Country Meet on Oct. 6. The HHS boy’s team placed first ov[...]
  Middle school student Grant Burbach reads up to 13 books a week. Because of a new program in the school district, he many never have to worry about library dues or how to tr[...]
Schawn Wreden applies the concept of trying something new to everything she does. From opening new business ventures to developing solutions, everything can be traced back to her p[...]
The students of Ben Milam Elementary School were in for a treat as special guests arrived for a morning of story telling.   Ben Milam celebrated Read for the Record Day with Harlin[...]
The Harlingen High School South tennis team won 17-2 over the Brownsville Hanna Eagles. This win assures the Hawks of their 5th straight district championship.   Both men’s and wom[...]
Student Council Officers from campuses across the Rio Grande Valley gathered for a day of collaboration and leadership development A total of 147 students took part in the Leaders [...]
  The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) has selected Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores to participate in the F[...]
Students, parents and staff members from across the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District walked to class to support International Walk to School Day on Oct. 3. Before[...]
The Harlingen High School earned top awards 3at two separate marching band competitions on Sept. 29. The band earned first place at both competitions hosted by Valley View High Sch[...]
  Dr. Rodriguez Elementary recognized Journey Torrez the 5th grade student of the month. Minerva Simpson of Fairway Mortgage awarded her with a 25 person Peter Piper Pizza Par[...]
  Parents and children sat together to listen to the sounds of story telling ring through the library at Lamar Elementary School. Lamar hosted its monthly Family Literacy Nigh[...]
Since a young age, Diana Alfaro has looked forward to visiting the library to see the stacks of books and the librarians hard at work. “My mom would take me to the library, and I w[...]
The Vela Middle School drumline knows how to win a crowd over with their multi-dimensional percussion arrangements. The 12 percussion students banned together for an epic performan[...]
  Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores represented the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District and the Rio Grande Valley on Friday afternoon, serving on a panel at the T[...]
Tony Southern’s office has four wheels, and his business hours are a little out of the ordinary. Southern, a guard for the loss prevention night patrol at HCISD, patrols Harlingen [...]
The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District was selected by Texas Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams to participate in the Texas High Performance Schools Cons[...]
The incoming freshmen of 2013 are closer to knowing what colors they will be wearing for spirit days and the mascot they will be rooting for. The Ninth Grade Campus Identity Commit[...]
The Harlingen High School South Speech, Drama and Debate team took home the overall top spot at the Texas Forensic Association Qualifying Tournament in Sugar Land, Texas, earlier t[...]
The sounds of applause rang through the air as a young man signed papers that would once again make him a high school student in the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School Distr[...]
Sally Gaytan feels better about letting her son lace up his cleats and play football for the Vela Middle School Panthers on Saturday mornings, she said. Starting this school year, [...]
The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District continued to set the standard for empowering its administration and professional staff with knowledge during the Harlingen Le[...]
Bajo la ley Que Ningún Nino Se Quede Atrás (NCLB) de 2001, la agencia local de la educación (local education agency, LEA) o distrito escolar que recibe fondos del Título I, parte A[...]
September 14, 2012   To the parents of students attending Harlingen CISD:   Under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, a Title I, Part A-funded local education ag[...]
The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved two proposals that will assist in the district’s transformation during its regular meeting o[...]
Judy Baker wakes up every day with food on her mind. But it is not because she is hungry. “I’ve always had an immense interest in cooking and nutrition,” said Baker, the Harl[...]
The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a tax rate of $1.218 for the 2012 – 2013 school year during its regular meeting Tuesday nigh[...]
While most kids are watching television and playing video games, Kevin Vasquez is writing award-winning essays. Vasquez, a fifth grade student at Wilson Elementary School, was hono[...]
As part of its efforts to provide high quality support to schools, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District is excited to continue a professional development initiati[...]
Grandparents and students came together at Dishman Elementary School to celebrate all generations at the Grandparents Social. Breakfast was provided to everyone that attended, and [...]
Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores commenced his weekly campus visits for the school year. Administrators, staff and students welcom[...]
Veronica Kortan, with her pink notebook in hand, conquers motherhood and professional organization without breaking a sweat. “I have about eight or nine completely filled pink note[...]
By the time most students are getting up for the school day, the women’s cross-country teams at Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South are already running their thir[...]
Sitting in the cafeteria at Vernon Middle School, a group of about 100 students sat at the lunch tables with notebooks and worksheets, awaiting the beginning of a free program that[...]
Saxophonist Keith DiSantis has performed in restaurants, concert halls, airplanes, and he will add the Al Sears Jazz Festival to that list later this month. Di Santis, the band dir[...]
Ben Milam has sent a team to the National Scholastic Chess Championship for four consecutive years, placed fifth as a team this past year and developed students equipped with probl[...]
Treasure Hills Elementary Principal Ginger Armstrong was one of 23 Texas school administrators to receive a grant from Raise Your Hand Texas to attend the Improving Schools: The Ar[...]
No one knows Harlingen’s streets better than Ismael Cardenas. Cardenas, or more commonly known as “Smiley,” is a dispatcher for the Harlingen Consolidated Independent S[...]
The classrooms were filled with excited students as the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District opened its doors for the 2012- 2013 school year on Monday. “Our administr[...]
Members of the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District community gathered at Pendelton Park to celebrate Texas Parents Day 2012 on Aug. 24. The event provided games and [...]
The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District celebrated the start of a new year with the help of 21st century technology. HCISD hosted its first digitally distributed kic[...]
Families attending Meet the Teacher Day at Treasure Hills Elementary were treated to bags with school and nutritional supplies from Robert and Bobby Muñiz of Muñiz Pharmacy. The ba[...]
Valley Morning Star readers will be treated to more stories about Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District students, staff and schools. HCISD is proud to announce its new[...]
ACE Coordinator Roxana Kozem received state honors when she was named Top Site Coordinator for cycle 6 earlier this month at the Ace Convention in Austin. Kozem, the coordinator fo[...]
When you walk in any Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District campus or facility, the work of Ken Lee is displayed. Lee, the maintenance director for HCISD, has been with[...]
Administrators and teachers from Travis Elementary School gathered today to begin their three-day seminar entitled “Leader in Me”. The “Leader in Me” initiative is a school-wide mo[...]
Registration for the new Memorial Middle School began with much excitement yesterday. Students and teachers will be starting the school year in a completely new campus facility tha[...]
Using style to help support educational programs, Dare 2 Be Different (D2BD) held its 4th annual “Stride with Pride” fashion benefit to raise a total of $14,000 for the Harlingen A[...]
All Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District teachers and staff will receive a pay increase after the Board of Trustees approved the item for the 2012-2013 school year bu[...]
After 23 years working at J.W. Long Elementary, Lori Romero was named as the executive director for school leadership for the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District dur[...]