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  • New HOMES and new SCHOOLS in Haslet,Texas!

    Posted Under: Schools in Haslet, Home Buying in Haslet, In My Neighborhood in Haslet  |  May 1, 2014 3:13 PM  |  501 views  |  No comments

    Students choose mascot, colors for new Northwest high school

    By Erika Pedroza | Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    {{{*}}}The blue and green Eaton Eagles will soar against their opponents come 2015.

    At the recommendation of a committee of students and parents, the mascot of Northwest ISD’s third comprehensive high school, V.R. Eaton High School, will be the Eagles and the color scheme blue and green.

    A committee of 16 students from each of the three middle schools that will feed into the high school – Tidwell, Wilson and Chisholm Trail middle schools – compiled a list of 16 mascots and color schemes, which was narrowed to two by a panel of parents.

    All sixth, seventh and eighth graders at the three middle schools voted on the two options, and the prevailing recommendation was presented to the board at its meeting Monday.

    “One of the kids said, ‘We want to win. And not just in athletics. But we want a school that is known to be a winner in academics, in athletics, how they embrace their peers, how they’re welcoming,’” said Damon Edwards, executive director of secondary education, who led the committees. ” … These choices will help establish the groundwork for that rich tradition and culture for students at Eaton High School.”

    V.R. Eaton

    The school, which is named after the father of Messenger owner and publisher Roy Eaton, is slated to open in August 2015 with freshmen and sophomores only.

    Current enrollment projections indicate the school will open with approximately 1,000 students. Another grade level will be added each year until the campus has ninth through 12th grades in the 2017-18 school year.

    PARKER NAMED DAMON’S SUCCESSOR

    The report on the Eaton High School colors and mascot was Edwards’ last as an employee of NISD.

    He will join the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, northeast of San Antonio, as assistant superintendent of student and academic services. The board named Linda Parker, a Wise County resident, his successor.

    Linda Parker

    “Dr. Parker is an experienced educator with proven leadership skills in Northwest ISD,” Dr. Karen Rue said. “She has shown tremendous commitment to the district’s vision and core beliefs, and I’m confident she will excel in this role.”

    Parker brings 28 years’ experience in education, including 17 years in the classroom and 11 in administration.

    She is currently principal at NISD’s Byron Nelson High School, where she has led the campus since its opening in 2009.

    She has served the students and staff of Northwest ISD since 2001. Prior to coming to NISD, Parker worked in Boyd ISD and O’Donnell ISD.

    “I am excited to serve the community, staff and students in this new position,” Dr. Parker said. “I am looking forward to continuing to bring positivity and leadership to an organization that is focused on student success and achievement.”

    She earned her doctorate in education at Nova Southeastern University. She holds a master’s degree in education from Texas Woman’s University and a bachelor of science degree from Texas Tech University.

    She was selected as a member of the 2013-2014 Principals’ Visioning Institute, where she trains and works with fellow principals across Texas who are focused on the transformation of education.

    She is an adjunct professor for Dallas Baptist University and has presented across the state at various conferences such as the Texas Association of High School Principals and the Conference for Advancement of Mathematics Teaching. She serves on the board of directors for the Texas Association of School Principals.

    Parker will finish the school year as principal at Byron Nelson High School. A new principal will be named before the end of the current school year.

    I look forward to working with you!

    Lucy A. Puniwai
    REALTOR®
    (214)783-6416 – Cell/Text
    (682)224-8050 – Fax
    puniwai@fathomrealty.com

    https://www.facebook.com/Alliance.Haslet.NorthFort.Worth.TexasRealtor

                
    In God We Trust
  • New HOMES and new SCHOOLS in Haslet,Texas!

    Posted Under: Schools in Alliance, Home Buying in Alliance, In My Neighborhood in Alliance  |  May 1, 2014 3:12 PM  |  439 views  |  No comments

    Students choose mascot, colors for new Northwest high school

    By Erika Pedroza | Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    {{{*}}}The blue and green Eaton Eagles will soar against their opponents come 2015.

    At the recommendation of a committee of students and parents, the mascot of Northwest ISD’s third comprehensive high school, V.R. Eaton High School, will be the Eagles and the color scheme blue and green.

    A committee of 16 students from each of the three middle schools that will feed into the high school – Tidwell, Wilson and Chisholm Trail middle schools – compiled a list of 16 mascots and color schemes, which was narrowed to two by a panel of parents.

    All sixth, seventh and eighth graders at the three middle schools voted on the two options, and the prevailing recommendation was presented to the board at its meeting Monday.

    “One of the kids said, ‘We want to win. And not just in athletics. But we want a school that is known to be a winner in academics, in athletics, how they embrace their peers, how they’re welcoming,’” said Damon Edwards, executive director of secondary education, who led the committees. ” … These choices will help establish the groundwork for that rich tradition and culture for students at Eaton High School.”

    V.R. Eaton

    The school, which is named after the father of Messenger owner and publisher Roy Eaton, is slated to open in August 2015 with freshmen and sophomores only.

    Current enrollment projections indicate the school will open with approximately 1,000 students. Another grade level will be added each year until the campus has ninth through 12th grades in the 2017-18 school year.

    PARKER NAMED DAMON’S SUCCESSOR

    The report on the Eaton High School colors and mascot was Edwards’ last as an employee of NISD.

    He will join the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, northeast of San Antonio, as assistant superintendent of student and academic services. The board named Linda Parker, a Wise County resident, his successor.

    Linda Parker

    “Dr. Parker is an experienced educator with proven leadership skills in Northwest ISD,” Dr. Karen Rue said. “She has shown tremendous commitment to the district’s vision and core beliefs, and I’m confident she will excel in this role.”

    Parker brings 28 years’ experience in education, including 17 years in the classroom and 11 in administration.

    She is currently principal at NISD’s Byron Nelson High School, where she has led the campus since its opening in 2009.

    She has served the students and staff of Northwest ISD since 2001. Prior to coming to NISD, Parker worked in Boyd ISD and O’Donnell ISD.

    “I am excited to serve the community, staff and students in this new position,” Dr. Parker said. “I am looking forward to continuing to bring positivity and leadership to an organization that is focused on student success and achievement.”

    She earned her doctorate in education at Nova Southeastern University. She holds a master’s degree in education from Texas Woman’s University and a bachelor of science degree from Texas Tech University.

    She was selected as a member of the 2013-2014 Principals’ Visioning Institute, where she trains and works with fellow principals across Texas who are focused on the transformation of education.

    She is an adjunct professor for Dallas Baptist University and has presented across the state at various conferences such as the Texas Association of High School Principals and the Conference for Advancement of Mathematics Teaching. She serves on the board of directors for the Texas Association of School Principals.

    Parker will finish the school year as principal at Byron Nelson High School. A new principal will be named before the end of the current school year.

    I look forward to working with you!

    Lucy A. Puniwai
    REALTOR®
    (214)783-6416 – Cell/Text
    (682)224-8050 – Fax
    puniwai@fathomrealty.com

    https://www.facebook.com/Alliance.Haslet.NorthFort.Worth.TexasRealtor

                
    In God We Trust
  • New HOMES and new SCHOOLS in Haslet,Texas!

    Posted Under: General Area in 76052, Schools in 76052, Home Buying in 76052  |  May 1, 2014 3:09 PM  |  433 views  |  No comments

    Students choose mascot, colors for new Northwest high school

    By Erika Pedroza | Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    {{{*}}}The blue and green Eaton Eagles will soar against their opponents come 2015.

    At the recommendation of a committee of students and parents, the mascot of Northwest ISD’s third comprehensive high school, V.R. Eaton High School, will be the Eagles and the color scheme blue and green.

    A committee of 16 students from each of the three middle schools that will feed into the high school – Tidwell, Wilson and Chisholm Trail middle schools – compiled a list of 16 mascots and color schemes, which was narrowed to two by a panel of parents.

    All sixth, seventh and eighth graders at the three middle schools voted on the two options, and the prevailing recommendation was presented to the board at its meeting Monday.

    “One of the kids said, ‘We want to win. And not just in athletics. But we want a school that is known to be a winner in academics, in athletics, how they embrace their peers, how they’re welcoming,’” said Damon Edwards, executive director of secondary education, who led the committees. ” … These choices will help establish the groundwork for that rich tradition and culture for students at Eaton High School.”

    V.R. Eaton

    The school, which is named after the father of Messenger owner and publisher Roy Eaton, is slated to open in August 2015 with freshmen and sophomores only.

    Current enrollment projections indicate the school will open with approximately 1,000 students. Another grade level will be added each year until the campus has ninth through 12th grades in the 2017-18 school year.

    PARKER NAMED DAMON’S SUCCESSOR

    The report on the Eaton High School colors and mascot was Edwards’ last as an employee of NISD.

    He will join the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, northeast of San Antonio, as assistant superintendent of student and academic services. The board named Linda Parker, a Wise County resident, his successor.

    Linda Parker

    “Dr. Parker is an experienced educator with proven leadership skills in Northwest ISD,” Dr. Karen Rue said. “She has shown tremendous commitment to the district’s vision and core beliefs, and I’m confident she will excel in this role.”

    Parker brings 28 years’ experience in education, including 17 years in the classroom and 11 in administration.

    She is currently principal at NISD’s Byron Nelson High School, where she has led the campus since its opening in 2009.

    She has served the students and staff of Northwest ISD since 2001. Prior to coming to NISD, Parker worked in Boyd ISD and O’Donnell ISD.

    “I am excited to serve the community, staff and students in this new position,” Dr. Parker said. “I am looking forward to continuing to bring positivity and leadership to an organization that is focused on student success and achievement.”

    She earned her doctorate in education at Nova Southeastern University. She holds a master’s degree in education from Texas Woman’s University and a bachelor of science degree from Texas Tech University.

    She was selected as a member of the 2013-2014 Principals’ Visioning Institute, where she trains and works with fellow principals across Texas who are focused on the transformation of education.

    She is an adjunct professor for Dallas Baptist University and has presented across the state at various conferences such as the Texas Association of High School Principals and the Conference for Advancement of Mathematics Teaching. She serves on the board of directors for the Texas Association of School Principals.

    Parker will finish the school year as principal at Byron Nelson High School. A new principal will be named before the end of the current school year.

    I look forward to working with you!

    Lucy A. Puniwai
    REALTOR®
    (214)783-6416 – Cell/Text
    (682)224-8050 – Fax
    puniwai@fathomrealty.com

    https://www.facebook.com/Alliance.Haslet.NorthFort.Worth.TexasRealtor

               
    In God We Trust
  • New High School,New homes in Haslet,Texas

    Posted Under: Schools in Haslet, Home Buying in Haslet, In My Neighborhood in Haslet  |  October 14, 2013 2:20 PM  |  878 views  |  No comments
    New homes are coming up around the new Elementary and High Schools in Haslet,Texas!

    V.R. Eaton High School
    The district’s third comprehensive high school is named in honor of Wise County resident and rancher, V.R. Eaton. Eaton 
    served as a member on the first Northwest ISD school board and assisted in the organization of the district’s consolidation. 
    As the owner of Chisholm Trail Ranch near Rhome, Eaton was an advocate for the Northwest High School vocational 
    agricultural program. His son Roy, was a founding director of the Northwest ISD Education Foundation and a graduate of 
    Northwest ISD. V.R. Eaton High School will open in the north Fort Worth/Haslet area in 2015. A committee will meet in the 
    spring of 2014 to determine school colors and select the school’s mascot. Attendance boundaries are expected to be 
    approved by the NISD Board of Trustees in June 2013.

    Lucy A. Puniwai
    REALTOR®
    (214)783-6416 – Cell/Text
    (682)224-8050 – Fax
    puniwai@fathomrealty.com

    https://www.facebook.com/Alliance.Haslet.NorthFort.Worth.TexasRealtor

                
    In God We Trust
  • New High School in North Fort Worth!

    Posted Under: Schools in 76052, Home Buying in 76052, In My Neighborhood in 76052  |  October 14, 2013 2:12 PM  |  800 views  |  No comments
    New homes are coming up around the new Elementary and High Schools in Haslet,Texas!

    V.R. Eaton High School
    The district’s third comprehensive high school is named in honor of Wise County resident and rancher, V.R. Eaton. Eaton 
    served as a member on the first Northwest ISD school board and assisted in the organization of the district’s consolidation. 
    As the owner of Chisholm Trail Ranch near Rhome, Eaton was an advocate for the Northwest High School vocational 
    agricultural program. His son Roy, was a founding director of the Northwest ISD Education Foundation and a graduate of 
    Northwest ISD. V.R. Eaton High School will open in the north Fort Worth/Haslet area in 2015. A committee will meet in the 
    spring of 2014 to determine school colors and select the school’s mascot. Attendance boundaries are expected to be 
    approved by the NISD Board of Trustees in June 2013.

    Lucy A. Puniwai
    REALTOR®
    (214)783-6416 – Cell/Text
    (682)224-8050 – Fax
    puniwai@fathomrealty.com

    https://www.facebook.com/Alliance.Haslet.NorthFort.Worth.TexasRealtor

               
    In God We Trust
  • Commercial/Residential Realtor in Haslet,Texas - Amazon.com

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Alliance, Schools in Alliance, Home Buying in Alliance  |  January 7, 2013 2:52 PM  |  405 views  |  No comments
    A. Lee Graham
    Reporter

    Online retailer Amazon.com has leased 67 acres in the thriving Alliance development in Haslet near Fort Worth Alliance Airport.

    According to court records obtained by theFort Worth Business Press, the Seattle company has signed a 15-year lease from Westport Park No. 7 Ltd., a Texas limited partnership by Hillwood Alliance Management LP.

    Amazon.com did not return calls seeking comment, and Tom Harris, senior vice president of operations with Hillwood, declined to discuss the deal.

    The retail giant has been scouting potential sites for months, reportedly considering Alliance and the city of Coppell, where Hillwood also owns land. The Haslet tract is near the 700 block of Westport Parkway.

    Whether Amazon.com sought tax incentives from the city of Haslet could not be confirmed, but a Fort Worth official called the lease good news for the region.

    “I knew that they were looking at some property in the general area, but wasn’t aware of the exact location,” said Robert Sturns, Fort Worth’s economic development manager. “That’s some good news to hear.”

    An area economic analyst agreed.

    “Amazon’s decision to locate a new distribution center at Alliance is continuing proof that North Texas is among the best places for logistics activities in the nation,” said Terry Clower, director of the Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas.

    Though the site has ample space for a distribution center, Amazon.com officials were not available to confirm its specific use.

    Central location, transportation infrastructure and developments such as Alliance give the North Texas region a competitive edge, Clower said.

    “Amazon’s high profile will help attract other retail distribution activities in North Texas while providing new job opportunities and ancillary business activities,” Clower said.

    At the Nov. 19 Haslet City Council meeting, Hillwood executive Russell Laughlin mentioned a company interested in a tract of land matching the description in the aforementioned county court document confirming the Amazon.com lease. Russell declined to reveal the company’s name at the council meeting, citing a non-disclosure agreement, but said the site would house an e-commerce sales center in a 1.1 million square foot building.

    In November, Amazon.com secured a tax abatement agreement with the city of Schertz in Guadalupe County in confirming plans for a $166-million distribution warehouse.

    But some of the company’s other experiences in Texas have been rocky. It received a $269-million tax bill from Texas Comptroller Susan Combs in September 2011 before reaching an agreement to start collecting state sales taxes, a practice that the company had fought to avoid.

    The dispute prompted the company’s decision to shutter an Irving distribution center, but the subsequent agreement saw it promise to create 2,500 jobs and $200 million in capital investments in the next four years.

    The company, launched in 1995 and grown into a Fortune 500 powerhouse, enjoyed third-quarter 2012 sales growth of 27 percent, reaching $13.8 billion in net sales compared to $10.8 billion in third-quarter 2011.




    I am your Haslet Realtor!

    Lucy A. Puniwai
    REALTOR®
      (214)783-6416 – Cell/Text
    (682)224-8050 – Fax
    puniwai@fathomrealty.com

    Facebook: 
    https://www.facebook.com/NorthFORTworthRealtor
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Alliance.Haslet.NorthFort.Worth.TexasRealtor

    http://www.puniwai.fathomdallas.com/agents/6440-Lucy-Puniwai
                
    In God We Trust
  • Commercial/Residential Realtor in Haslet,Texas - Amazon.com

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in 76177, Schools in 76177, Home Buying in 76177  |  January 7, 2013 2:51 PM  |  395 views  |  No comments
    A. Lee Graham
    Reporter

    Online retailer Amazon.com has leased 67 acres in the thriving Alliance development in Haslet near Fort Worth Alliance Airport.

    According to court records obtained by theFort Worth Business Press, the Seattle company has signed a 15-year lease from Westport Park No. 7 Ltd., a Texas limited partnership by Hillwood Alliance Management LP.

    Amazon.com did not return calls seeking comment, and Tom Harris, senior vice president of operations with Hillwood, declined to discuss the deal.

    The retail giant has been scouting potential sites for months, reportedly considering Alliance and the city of Coppell, where Hillwood also owns land. The Haslet tract is near the 700 block of Westport Parkway.

    Whether Amazon.com sought tax incentives from the city of Haslet could not be confirmed, but a Fort Worth official called the lease good news for the region.

    “I knew that they were looking at some property in the general area, but wasn’t aware of the exact location,” said Robert Sturns, Fort Worth’s economic development manager. “That’s some good news to hear.”

    An area economic analyst agreed.

    “Amazon’s decision to locate a new distribution center at Alliance is continuing proof that North Texas is among the best places for logistics activities in the nation,” said Terry Clower, director of the Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas.

    Though the site has ample space for a distribution center, Amazon.com officials were not available to confirm its specific use.

    Central location, transportation infrastructure and developments such as Alliance give the North Texas region a competitive edge, Clower said.

    “Amazon’s high profile will help attract other retail distribution activities in North Texas while providing new job opportunities and ancillary business activities,” Clower said.

    At the Nov. 19 Haslet City Council meeting, Hillwood executive Russell Laughlin mentioned a company interested in a tract of land matching the description in the aforementioned county court document confirming the Amazon.com lease. Russell declined to reveal the company’s name at the council meeting, citing a non-disclosure agreement, but said the site would house an e-commerce sales center in a 1.1 million square foot building.

    In November, Amazon.com secured a tax abatement agreement with the city of Schertz in Guadalupe County in confirming plans for a $166-million distribution warehouse.

    But some of the company’s other experiences in Texas have been rocky. It received a $269-million tax bill from Texas Comptroller Susan Combs in September 2011 before reaching an agreement to start collecting state sales taxes, a practice that the company had fought to avoid.

    The dispute prompted the company’s decision to shutter an Irving distribution center, but the subsequent agreement saw it promise to create 2,500 jobs and $200 million in capital investments in the next four years.

    The company, launched in 1995 and grown into a Fortune 500 powerhouse, enjoyed third-quarter 2012 sales growth of 27 percent, reaching $13.8 billion in net sales compared to $10.8 billion in third-quarter 2011.




    I am your Haslet Realtor!

    Lucy A. Puniwai
    REALTOR®
      (214)783-6416 – Cell/Text
    (682)224-8050 – Fax
    puniwai@fathomrealty.com

    Facebook: 
    https://www.facebook.com/NorthFORTworthRealtor
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Alliance.Haslet.NorthFort.Worth.TexasRealtor

    http://www.puniwai.fathomdallas.com/agents/6440-Lucy-Puniwai
                
    In God We Trust
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