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Lost: Large black dog with long hair, name is Lucky, 1 blue eye, has rabies tag, last seen on CR 329, Floresville. Any information call 830-391-2438.
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The Floresville Independent School District is accepting applications for Grounds Maintenance Worker. Terms of employment: 260 days, 5 days per week, 8-hour workday per year; hours may be modified based on changes in mission requirements. Primary purpose: To help maintain the physical school plant in a condition of operating excellence so that full educational use of it may be made at all times. Education/Certification: License requirements, Texas Motor Vehicle Operators License, Structural Pest Control Board Technician Pesticide License. Special Knowledge/Skills: 1. Good knowledge of the operation, trouble shooting, repair and maintenance of ground maintenance equipment. 2. Must demonstrate good mathematical calculation skills and reading comprehension skills. 3. Good knowledge of safety precautions to avoid injury to himself and other. Experience: Prior lawn care experience or grounds maintenance experience in an educational institution or environment. Interested applicants will need to apply online at www.FISD.us.
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Remembering Echevarria Spanish School


Remembering Echevarria Spanish School
Students of the Echevarria Spanish School in Stockdale gather with their teacher, Julian Echevarria (in doorway). Names of all the students are unknown, but include (back, from left) Francisco Yanis, Lalo Vasques, Leonel Rodriguez (fifth), Raul Rodriguez (seventh), Esteban Contreras (far right), and (front) two Yanis sisters from Nixon, Mariana Olvera (eighth from left), Eloisa Echarria, and Magge Jimenez.


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In the early 1900s, a small one-room schoolhouse existed on West Main Street in Stockdale. The school was located between the Echevarria home, which is still standing, and the present Lucas Cabrera home. Julian Echevarria was the schoolteacher.

Echevarria sailed from Bilbao in northern Spain, near the Bay of Biscay, in 1871, embarking on a two-month voyage to Mexico. He was educated in Mexico and was a professor in Coahuila. In 1917, he migrated to Salinas, Texas.

He married Maria de Rodriguez; together, they had several children.

In 1918, he arrived in Stockdale and established the Echevarria Spanish School. Echevarria taught many of the Mexican-American children in Stockdale from elementary to high school level. Students were taught in Spanish and given a basic education until they attended the schools in the Stockdale Independent School District.

Julian Echevarria retired in 1936 and died in 1938. He is buried in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Stockdale.

The little school eventually was torn down.

This information was compiled by Wilson County historians John and Shirley Grammer and Maurine Liles, who interviewed Stockdale resident Belen Denecamp on Feb. 24 about the Echevarria Spanish School. Denecamp is a descendant of schoolteacher Julian Echevarria.

Sesquicentennial Committee members: LaJuana Newnam-Leus, 830-393-2166; Shirley and John Grammer, 830-947-3176; Maurine Liles, 830-393-4959; Gene Maeckel, 830-484-2536.
 
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