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Tue
23
Aug

School board election has contested races

Filing for the November 2016 CCCCSD School Board election ended Monday with several contested races. Travis Davidson, Dean Fierro and Butch Gonzalez have filed to run for the At- Large seat, currently held by David McWilliams.
 

 

Tue
23
Aug

CCCCSD class ranking policy updated, drug testing discussed

By Melissa Perner
 
The CCCCSD School Board discussed and approved updates to several district policies, including class ranking and drug testing, during their Aug. 17 regular meeting. On the class ranking policy approved by the board, changes include when a student in the graduating class of 2017, 2018 or 2019 transfers semester grades for courses that would be eligible to receive additional weight under the district’s weighted grade system, the district shall include the grades in the calculation of class rank. 
 
Tue
23
Aug

A new school year begins

by Melissa Perner
 
It was an upbeat and smooth start to the school year Monday for Ozona students, teachers and staff. Superintendent Raul Chavarria said final enrollment numbers will not be available until after the Labor Day Holiday, and that a lot of students were sent home the first day for immunization records.
 
Tue
23
Aug

Ozona family cites 'choking game' as cause of son's death

By Melissa Perner
 
An Ozona family is mourning the loss of their 13-year-old son, Anthony Hester-Smith. The family says their son was playing the blackout, or “choking game.” Anthony’s mother, Susan Armstrong, said she found her son Friday afternoon in their house with a rope around his neck that “looked like it slipped.”
 

 

Tue
16
Aug

CCCCSD meets state standards

By Melissa Perner

CCCCSD and all three Ozona school campuses have met state accountability standards, according to ratings released Monday by the Texas Education Agency. This is the second year in a row for the district and campuses to be given met standard. Two years, the district, Ozona Elementary School and Ozona High School were all placed on the improvement required list. Districts, campuses, and charters receive one of three ratings under the accountability system: Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard, or Improvement Required.  

 

Tue
16
Aug

School starts Monday

By Melissa Perner

 

Ozona Schools are gearing up for the first day. Teachers and staff reported Monday for their first day. Superintendent Raul Chavarria welcomed everyone and congratulated the district for meeting the state accountability standards. "I'm not going to quit bragging on the work you all did," Chavarria said. "You won't believe how much growth we have had. That is due to your hard work." 

 

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Tue
16
Aug

Library bash a hit

JEREMY MUNOZ (left) eats fire during his magic and entertainment act, while Courtney Cortina-Pineda (right) with Wild Things Zoofari talks to children about the Red Kangaroo Joey she has during the Crockett County Public Library's Back-to-School Bash on Aug. 10. The library had more than 86 children and 40 adults attend the bash. 

 

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Tue
09
Aug

OHS Band working on one

By Dacie Taylor
 
The OHS Band is preparing to stand as one this year. OHS Head Band Director Vincent Del Vecchio is working to instill a love of music and performing in his students with the help of Assistant Band Director Lynsey Gold. “The goal this year is to be great, but necessarily to get a one.” Del Vecchio said. Del Vecchio also said he was very excited to be working with the first class he taught here in Ozona, this year’s freshman class.
Tue
09
Aug

Care Center cleared of state fines

By Melissa Perner
 
The Crockett County Care Center does not owe any fines to the state. During the Aug. 6 regular meeting, Interim Care Center Administrator Tom Killingsworth told the Crockett County Care Center, Health and Emergency Services Board that he met with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, and other state officials, and that all fines have been paid and settled.
 
Tue
09
Aug

Commissioners approve increase in tax rates

By Melissa Perner
 
Crockett County Residents will see an increase next year on their property taxes. At Monday’s regular meeting, the commissioners approved 2016 tax rates for the county and Crockett County Consolidated Common School District. The county’s general maintenance tax rate will be $.61496 per $100 evaluation with an interest and sinking rate of $.18504 per $100 evaluation for a total of $.80. This rate is around a 20-cent increase from last year’s rate.

 

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