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2017 All-Star Team
Champions for Kids

The 5.3 million students in our Texas public schools depend on the adults in their communities to see that their educational opportunities are the best they can be. Our schoolchildren can’t vote in bond elections, can’t debate testing or vouchers, and can’t run for the school board. They are totally dependent on us to provide for them.

It is absolutely critical that we adults take this responsibility seriously. We must be the guardians who ensure that we have excellent, nurturing, inspirational schools for our children—all of our children. We can’t focus solely on our own children; we are responsible both for them and for the others who will make up their communities in the future.

Take the time to learn what you need to know to carry out your responsibility to our children. Vote in elections. Understand the issues. Stand up for Texas public schools when you talk with your neighbor and when you speak to your representatives in Austin.

Additionally, take a moment to say thank you to your fellow citizens who have stepped up to serve as trustees for our public schools.

In Texas, more than 7,100 generous people have offered to help through board service. They receive no pay for their dedicated efforts. They not only volunteer their time and effort for our local schools, but they also speak up for our system of public education on a statewide level. They are your neighbors, and they care.

These public servants sit through meetings, read detailed reports, listen to parents’ concerns, and do the hard work to benefit the students and the community at large. They bring a variety of skills and backgrounds to their task, and they take their responsibilities seriously. And the whole community benefits from their vigilance in providing good schools.

Each January, we pause in our regular activities to say thank you to these dedicated volunteers. We appreciate their generous sharing of time and energy on behalf of our children and our communities. Local school board members are an all-star team, focused on our schools. Join me in celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January by expressing your support and gratitude to them.

Board members serving Santa Anna ISD are: President-Janice Fellers, Vice President-Ray Jones, Secretary-Denise Montgomery, Mike Pritchard, Laurel Guthrie, Roger Guerrero Jr., & David Herrod.

Debate News @ Santa Anna ISD

Recently, a debate team from Santa Anna High School competed at the district cross-x debate meet. The team of Jaymee Corns and Mia Whaley placed third in the meet making them the alternate team for the state meet. These two girls spent many hours researching their topic and learning about debate tactics prior to the meet. These students said they learned a lot this year and were excited to represent SAHS at the meet.

Santa Anna Cemetery Association
Annual Meeting Notice

Saturday January 21st 2017 at 4:00 PM
Santa Anna Housing Authority
High Rise Community Center
700 Wallis Avenue, Santa Anna, Texas
Members, Guests, Donations,
and Memorials are Welcomed
Spring Workday will be April 8th 2017

Coleman County Electric Cooperative To Sponsor 2 Students on Trip to D.C.


High school students can win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 7-16th, through your electric cooperative. Apply now!

The Government-in-Action Youth Tour is a youth leadership program sponsored by Coleman County Electric Cooperative and organized by Texas Electric Cooperatives and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. For more than 50 years, electric cooperatives across the state and nation have been sending young adults to the nation’s capital for an action-packed tour.

Highlights of the trip include meeting congressional leaders, visiting national monuments and historic sites, touring Smithsonian Institution museums, going on a boat cruise on the Potomac River, seeing a show at the Kennedy Center and rallying with more than 1,700 fellow students for a day of inspirational leadership speakers.

To win what has been called the trip of a lifetime, apply now for the CCEC contest. To apply, submit an application where you will then be judged independently in an interview through Coleman County Electric Cooperative.

Eligible entrants must:
• Be in 10th, 11th and 12th grade;
• Be a dependent of a CCEC member with permanent resident status in the co-op’s service area, or attend a school served by the co-op; and
• Submit an Application where you will then be judged in an interview over the questions provided in the application packet.

For more information about the Youth Tour, please visit CCEC’s website at where you will be directed to the application packet and other great information.

Applications must arrive at CCEC by February 15th, 2017. and are more great sites to find more information on this once in a lifetime trip.

Feel free to contact a Youth Tour Coordinator at 325-625-2128.

The deadline is February 15th, 2017. Apply now! If you win, you’ll have a flight to catch.

New Tractor Supply Company Store Planned for Coleman

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (Nov. 30, 2016) – Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that construction is underway on a new location in Coleman, the Company’s 189th location in Texas.

The Coleman Tractor Supply store will be located at 2303 S. Commercial Ave., and will employ an estimated 15 full- and part-time team members. The store will be approximately 21,607 square feet, including sales floor and support service space. A fenced exterior space will be used for storage and displaying items such as fencing, sprayers and livestock equipment.

“Tractor Supply looks forward to being a member of the Coleman community,” said District Manager Danny Click. “Coleman is a great fit for Tractor Supply due to the horse owners and part-time and hobby farmers in the area. Many of our new customers are pleasantly surprised by our unique mix of product offerings, which in addition to farm products and hardware, also includes pet food and supplies and clothing items for the entire family.”

The contractor for the project, Westmoreland Builders, began construction on Oct. 17. A completion date has been tentatively set for mid-January 2017.

About Tractor Supply Company Tractor Supply Company operates more than 1,500 stores in 49 states. Located in the outlying towns in major metropolitan markets and in rural communities, Tractor Supply Company stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. The Company offers a comprehensive selection of merchandise for the health, care, growth and containment of horses, livestock and pets including select Purina and Nutrena brand feeds; hardware, truck, towing and tool products; and seasonal products, including lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys. In addition, the company sells work/recreational clothing and footwear for the entire family and maintenance products for agricultural and rural use. For more information on Tractor Supply, access the website at

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