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September 28, 2016

New stadium will honor astronauts of fallen flights

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  • oledad posted at 6:00 am on Sun, Mar 16, 2014.

    oledad Posts: 74

    Nice tribute the CCISD school board to sway to your emotional side to name the not-approved yet (could be wrong on this point) sports facility after our fallen heroes. It is my belief that our fallen Astronauts would like to have seen these funds go to Math and Science Programs rather than a sports venue. We currently have sufficient facilities or maybe with some minor upgrading for non-educational activities such as sports.

  • carlosrponce posted at 12:42 pm on Sun, Mar 16, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6205

    How about for Fine Arts? The stadium can also be used for UIL Marching Competition. Clear Creek, Clear Lake, Clear Falls, and Clear Springs may be getting tired of going to Sam Vitanza Stadium.[beam]

  • Jbgood posted at 1:34 pm on Sun, Mar 16, 2014.

    Jbgood Posts: 2471

    In my opinion, CCISD is a first class school district operated by first class individuals who value not only first class educational opportunities for their children, but will not shy away from obtaining and providing for first class facilities to help motivate, and inspire their students to be the best they can be in academics as well as sports! Like I told my three high school girlfriends years ago, "there is room for more than one here!"
    When you are first class,...I say BE first class from back to front, and front to back. There is not one thing wrong with a district as fine and big as CCISD having more than one stadium, in order to schedule all the many activities they have to schedule.
    Another positive thing which is obvious is their constituents and tax-payers are working up close,... and hand in hand maintaining,and keeping their district as one of the best around,...focusing on potential new growth of new businesses, and in residential as well! So, I'd like to say, to the people of League City, and CCISD the same words the late Wilson Pickett named one of his songs:
    "YOU LOOKING GOOD!" Congratulations and keep up the good work,...the kids deserve any advantage they can get in order to help prepare them to work together in a very diverse world,... in a TEAM atmosphere as well as solo!

  • oledad posted at 1:56 pm on Sun, Mar 16, 2014.

    oledad Posts: 74

    Jbgood, I don't mind being 1st class in education. But when they start thinking we're motivating students from watching a small group of people benefit from something that has absolutely nothing to do with education, at my expense, ya been watchin' way too much Friday Night Lights. And please, don't retort how these 1st class facilities attract more tax dollars to my tax base and with a few other sleight of hand movements actually benefit me.

  • Jbgood posted at 2:30 pm on Sun, Mar 16, 2014.

    Jbgood Posts: 2471

    Oledad, you are not the only one who pay taxes nor are you the only one who is allowed to have an opinion on this forum. I might be missing something here,..but I don't think so. I posted my opinion, and nowhere in it did I mention your name, calling you out for what you believe.
    So, you keep believing what you want, and my position has not changed. Congratulation CCISD on your plans for a beautiful facility. "You looking Good!"

  • oledad posted at 2:31 am on Mon, Mar 17, 2014.

    oledad Posts: 74

    "Called you out", mmmm, I'm not really sure what you mean. If it was using your web ID in connection with your stated opinion, if that's the case I guess you "called me out" because of my opinion...not really sure. But for those of you in the forum believe the way I do or others do be careful how you state things. Forums, like emails are often misconstrued due to the lack of true emotional intent. My apologies[smile]

  • Jbgood posted at 10:21 am on Mon, Mar 17, 2014.

    Jbgood Posts: 2471

    I accept your apologies,....now we can move on. [wink]