Parent and Family Engagement Conference

The annual McAllen ISD Parent and Family Engagement Conference will be Saturday, January 21, at McAllen High (2021 La Vista Ave.). Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. with sessions starting at 8:45 a.m. Sessions will cover topics like parenting, health and nutrition, discipline, college and career readiness, McAllen ISD programs, community safety programs and more. Call 956-971-1113 for

8th grader organizes picnic for homeless

Katie Blackwell likes to help others. The 13-year old organized a picnic Wednesday, December 7 to help feed those in need. An 8th grader at Homer J. Morris Middle School, she arranged for meals, care packages and medical attention for those who are less fortunate. “It’s a group effort,” Blackwell said. “My parents have always taught

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