Bell’s Hill Elementary School student Tommy Deleon wants to be the example other students can look up to, and he knows that starts with how he treats others, he said.
The last thing the people in the Caribbean, Florida and Southeast Texas needed this week was news of Maria, a hurricane headed up the same path as Irma, future path uncertain. The survivors are just beginning the rebuilding efforts that are going to take years, even with the amazing and inspiring ways in which thousands, if not millions, have joined them in acts of helping one another.
Last week the nation learned cybercriminals stole more than 143 million credit records including Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and addresses from Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies. It might not seem like a cyber hack of this magnitude could get any worse. After all, very private and personal information has been exposed and could cause a financial nightmare for so many people.
Sunday’s Trib report on enrollment at local school districts and charter schools might at first glance seem to offer little new. Yes, enrollment at school districts such as Midway and China Spring continues to grow. Yes, charter schools are drawing more and more students. Yes, student numbers are relatively flat in Waco Independent School District. In the old days, we labeled this scenario “white flight.” Some of it likely still is.