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Michael Casas, a fifth-grade student at Sam Houston Elementary, is always a few steps ahead of his opponent when it comes to the game of chess, so much so that even his coach has n[...]
Students from all across HCISD participated in the fifth annual Elementary UIL District Meet held on Saturday, February 18 at Memorial Middle School. Stuart Place Elementary took t[...]
  As part of its annual Teacher of the Year Banquet, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley recognized Dorraine Araiza, a teacher at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent [...]
The Houston Elementary Girls’ Chess Team from earned top marks at the Texas Girl’s State Championship hosted at St. Alban’s Episcopal School in Harlingen on September 26. The[...]
On May 8-10, Michael Casas from Sam Houston Elementary competed in Nashville, Tennesee at the 2015 National Elementary (K-6) Championship and placed 6th out of 290 players from acr[...]
  Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District chess teams recently earned top marks at the Regional Chess Tournament hosted at San Benito Veterans High School. As a tea[...]
A philanthropist at heart, Vivian Peña, is always looking for ways to help. She is the Student Council President at Houston Elementary, and she is using her position as leader of h[...]
The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District has partnered with Texas State Technical College and HEB’s Read 3 Early Literacy Program in an effort to improve literacy rat[...]
The chess teams at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District earned top marks at the chess tournament hosted by Treasure Hills Elementary on March 1. As a team in the [...]
Harlingen High School’s Brandon Garza made the decision to pursue his education and athletic career. Garza signed his letter of intent to play college football at the University of[...]
When Norann Cantu sees her students at the beginning of each day; she only has one goal in mind. That goal is help them create their legacy at not only Sam Houston Elementary but a[...]
Jacob Fox, a fourth grade student at Sam Houston Elementary, is making all the right moves in the game of chess. So much, that one of the greatest in the world has taken notice. Fo[...]
The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District will expand its Dual Language Academy to include three more campuses during the 2013 – 2014 school year. In Fall 2013, Dual L[...]
Two Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District campuses are being recognized for their efforts to increase diabetes awareness diabetes. Fourth grade students from Sam Houst[...]
  When superintendents and administrators walked into the classrooms of Sam Houston Elementary teacher Roxanna Shimotsu and Vernon Middle School Head Band Director Keith Di Sa[...]
Schools from the Harlingen Consolidated School District earned top marks for their problem solving skills in the Cameron County Math Contest on March 28. Houston Elementary, Long E[...]
The Sam Houston Chess Team continued their streak of excellence during the 2013 Texas Scholastic Championships on March 23. The team placed third in both the K1 and K3 Championship[...]
If you ask a student on one of the chess teams at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District what their favorite phrase is, their response will most likely be, “check m[...]
  The chess teams at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District continued to make their mark this competition season by earning top prizes at the Los Fresnos High [...]
  Sam Houston Elementary teacher Roxanna Shimotsu helped change the future of Texas Public Education by sharing her passion for student success. Shimotsu, who teaches bilingua[...]
The sound of cheers and spirited chants filled the air at Ben Milam Elementary as the students geared up for a morning of baseball and stories on Jan. 23. Members of the Houston As[...]
The Sam Houston chess team put their skills to the test at the Hanna High School Scholastic Chess Tournament on Jan. 12. The team was awarded first place in the Kindergarten divisi[...]
The HCISD chess teams left an impression at their most recent tournament hosted by Ed Downs Elementary on Nov. 10. The  Sam Houston Elementary team competed in the high school divi[...]
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