Sunday, April 20, 2008

UTB/TSC MAY HAVE HIT A HOME RUN, AND SOUTHMOST IS BROWNSVILLE AT ITS BEST

UTB/TSC seems to be doing something right - so in fairness I must report it. They hired me as Juliet Garcia’s replacement - just joking. They are starting a new program in hopes of improving the academic success of the TSC freshman. TSC freshman who have to take Read 0322 will be allowed to do it with Intro to Government. The idea is the Read instructor will use the Government readings as her/his text. Effectively the Read course will act as a tool to help the TSC freshman to read for success in the Intro to Government Course. I do believe this will be a very successful program. Finally something which will help our children.

LIVING SOUTHMOST IS LIVING BROWNSVILLE AT ITS BEST

Well Saturday, I finally got around to finish preparing my lawn for the Spring rains - what rain? Anyway after a long day, I watered in the weed feed. There is nothing like the smells of Southmost on the weekends. Kids were out playing basketball with a makeshift net on a pole. The fajitas were simmering over well seasoned mesquite. I stood there watering in the weed feed just loving the vision of children playing, traditional Mexican music filling the air, and the smell of roasted beef, chicken and sausage mixed with mesquite.

When you live Southmost you live the best of Brownsville. The community is old with generation after generation remaining true to their roots. I have neighbors who are 3rd generation living in the same area. They know their neighbors and care deeply for their neighborhood.

They are the inspiration for so much of my writing. I rarely do much more than listen to learn of the heart and soul of the community. I love even more when I am at Boca Chica and they fill the beach from end to end. The Southmost community prefers Boca Chica over SPI. There is nothing like a Southmost weekend at Boca Chica.

I love my community. I listen to their complaints and help when I can. I take their complaints to the proper channels in hopes of something coming of their concerns. Sometimes such as with BISD we win, other times our complaints fall on deaf ears. For these people every day is a battle - but they persevere because Southmost is the best of Brownsville.

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