Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 81, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 16, 1993 Page: 2 of 10
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The newly formed children's choir from Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in
Roma was joyously received by the parishioners as they were presented at the noon
Mass on Aug. 22. Directing the children's choir are Mr. Adrian Guerra and Mrs.
Teresa Ramirez. In the front row, from left to right, are Anna Romero, Jorge Yunes,
Yamil Yunes and Mayra de Leon. In the middle row arc Stephanie Garcia, Agripina
Garcia, Janie Lopez, Krica Ramirez and Alonzo Alvarez III. In the back row are Mr.
Adrian Guerra and Mrs. Teresa Ramirez, choir directors.
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Most of the houses were concrete
block, some were frame and a few
McDonald indicated, "Most of ihe
damage came from the arroyo
farther north. People said a
tremendous wall of water came
down at a very fast rate. The water
was sweeping cars away. We had a
lot of reports of cars being moved."
She stressed, "A flash flood is
always devastating to the people
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VOLUNT EKRS NEEDED — Volunteer Velma Perez works with student Guillermo
Gutierrez during the 1992-93 school year at Ringgold Intermediate as part of the
very successful HOSTS Program. Community members are encouraged to volunteer
their time to Help One Student To Succeed. (RGCCISD Photo by Rl)
Volunteers needed for
RGCCISD HOSTS program
involved because it is so
unexpected. People were literally
scrambling for their lives."
McDonald noted, "As soon as the
water receded, people moved back
into their homes if they could and
started to clean up."
She noted that "just the people
from the mobile homes have been
driven from their homes." The
mobile homes seriously damaged
were located on four different
streets: Jefferson, Gonzalez, Allendc
The Alzheimer's Support Group
of Starr Count will hold their
monthly meeting on Thursday,
Sept. 16 at 5 p.m.
The meeting will take place in
the conference room of the
Community Action Council of
South Texas, located at 111 Pete
Diaz Jr. Avenue in Rio Grande
Anyone seeking further
information should call 487-3488
All Starr County youth interested
in joining 4-H arc encouraged to
come by the County Extension
Office at their convenience to sign
up as members of this organization.
The County Extension Office is
located at 5(X) North Britton in Rio
Grande City, located north of the
courthouse parking lot.
Anyone seeking further
information should call the County
Extension Office at 487-2306.
HOSTS (Help One Student To
Succeed) is a structured academic
mentoring program that teaches lan-
guage arts (reading, writing, vocab-
ulary, listening, study skills and
HOSTS provides individual
help by using community adult and
cross-age volunteers to mentor/tutor
The HOSTS program will be
implemented at the following
schools of the Rio Grande City
C1SD for the 1993-94 school year.
Please contact the HOSTS Teacher
at cither campus for additional in-
formation on serving as a
mentor/tutor. They welcome your
participation. Less than an hour of
your time is required weekly to
Help One Student To Succeed.
contact: Virginia Garcia
487-5591 ext. 239
Griilla Middle School
The mentor/tutor's role is to
work wilh an individual student on
materials and activities prescribed
by the HOSTS teacher; to help
build a positive self-image by pro-
viding a friendly and supportive en-
vironment within which students
can enjoy learning; to communicate
your concerns regarding your stu-
dents, their work, and the program,
to the HOSTS teacher; and to
enjoy the experience.
The following poem is a tribute
to mentors by Darrell Brandenbcrg:
"1 COULD HAVE"
I could have finished my shop-
Or gotten the laundry done.
I could have taken a trip.
And had a lot of fun.
1 could have watched a game
Or visited with a friend.
I could have balanced my check-
Or brought the yard work to an
But, I used my precious lime
In a very special way.
1 helped a child
Learned to read today.
The "True Believers," who first
made the program possible in 1992-
93, included Superintendent Ruben
Saenz, Federal Programs Director
Joel Salinas, the school board,
Regional HOSTS Representative
Dr. Lucas Hinojosa, and Valley
Support Services Representative
Individuals who served as men-
tors/tuiors for the program were di -
vided into three categories: com-
munity volunteers, school person-
nel, and high school students, who
were all presented certificates at a
luncheon in May for having
"Helped One Student To Succeed."
Ringgold Intermediate HOSTS
teacher Mrs. Garcia termed the
1992-93 program, "quite effective,
with the students showing a great
deal of growth. With the program
only in effect for three and a half
months, the volunteers' efforts were
well worth the time with a 1-3 year
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reading skill increase shown on the
Individual Reading Inventory of the
Gruila Middle School HOSTS
teacher Mrs. Cruz stated, "It was
our first year in the HOSTS
Reading Program. Together we
have experienced the making and
the growing of the program. It will
continue to grow and to improve.
HOSTS would not be, if it did not
have so many loving and caring
volunteers All of us working to-
gether make an incredible difference
in the lives of many children."
Superintendent Saenz said, "In
looking at the results of the pro-
gram, we look forward to having a
full year with the program, to inter-
pret the results, then expand to
other campuses. Others need help
In assessing last year's results,
Saenz said, "All the students have
improved. Their attendance im-
proved; discipline referrals went
down. Also, self-confidence, which
is difficult to measure, improved.
Beside every successful young per-
son, there's a person who cares.
That's why the program is accom-
plishing what it is developed to
Referring to the volunteers, he
stated, "The success of the program
is directly related to your help. The
commitment has been tremendous.
Even school board members have
served as mentors. We will need
even more community involve-
Pretty soon, employers may
learn to appreciate you as much
as your friends and family do.
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Roberts, Kenneth. Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 81, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 16, 1993, newspaper, September 16, 1993; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth195410/m1/2/: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rio Grande City Public Library.