new school names in Pasadena

I always wondered how the names for schools were chosen…

New schools named for Pasadena
— reported by the Pasadena Citizen

Two Pasadena schools are slated to get new names.

According to Pasadena ISD school board member Fred Roberts, there were more than 80 names submitted for consideration in choosing a name for both the Jessup Relief Elementary school, and the Hobby area middle school which will host fifth and sixth graders. The new schools are to be built for Pasadena and opened next fall.


The Jessup Relief elementary will be named after U.S. first lady Laura Bush and will be called Laura Bush Elementary School. It will be the first school in the nation to take Mrs. Bush’s name.

The Hobby Area Middle School, which will serve fifth and sixth graders, will be called the Rick Schneider Intermediate School, after current Pasadena ISD superintendent Rick Schneider.


Spanish newscast in Georgia

I used to live in the South, so this is great news to me:

Georgia’s Hispanics get own newscast
— reported by the Atlanta Business Journal

Fledging Hispanic television station Georgia TeVe has partnered with WAGA/Fox 5 to offer the first Spanish language local news broadcast, “Georgia TeVe Noticias,” starting Dec. 5.

The 30-minute show will air on Georgia TeVe, on Comcast Cable Channel 150, five nights a week, starting at 7 p.m. The show will be the first of its kind for Georgia Hispanics, a population which the U.S. Census Bureau says is the third fastest growing Hispanic population in the country.

The reporters for the station — Jorge Buzo, Ana Catalina Varela and Victor Martinez — will work out of WAGA’s headquarters in Atlanta, while the anchor for the show, Mariella Egusquiza Eames will work from Georgia TeVe’s offices in Woodstock. Collectively, the group have worked with such news companies as CNN, Fox News, Telemundo, ABC News, National Public Radio, Reuters, Univision and Televisa.


I’ll have to ask the friends I still have in that city to check it out for me.