‘Family Matters’ meetings to begin
Dr. Howell Wright

A re you a parent that is troubled about your child’s behavior? If you are like most parents it is not unreasonable to worry about this common concern. There are Rockdale community citizens who have heard some of these issues and are willing to help.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 in the recreation hall of St. John’s United Methodist Church the initial “Family Matters” meeting will be conducted.

The meetings are designed to inform parents of the available resources to support them with the challenges of their child’s misbehavior. Raymon Puente will organize and oversee the programs.

The meetings will be held the first Wednesday of each month until Rockdale ISD is dismissed for the summer. The first topic is specific to serious behavior issues that some children are having and what assistance is existing for parents who are seeking help.

Family speakers for the evening are: Daniel Wheeler a Juvenile Probation Officer from Milam County; Angela White Counselor at Rockdale Junior High School; and Andy Isaacs Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3.

Topics will include truancy prevention and reduction; discipline procedures parents can use to help prevent unwarranted behavior; counseling programs and assistance, and ideas parents can employ to avoid discipline problems and pitfalls when dealing with their pre-teens and teenagers.

For more information regarding this program please contact Raymon Puente at or 210-638- 5701.

Also, on Saturday, Feb. 23, Save Texas Schools will host a rally in downtown Austin beginning at 11 a.m. The march begins on Congress Avenue and ends at the Capital where the rally will be held from noon to around 1:30 p.m. Several national and state speakers (including Diane Ravitch) are scheduled.

Funding for public education continues to be reduced and it is time for Texans to demand the $5.3 Billion in cuts from the previous legislative session are returned to educate this state’s future. You can find more info at

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