Community Raises Funds for Family of Mother Killed in December Shooting

The Harris family. Courtesy of GoFundMe By Southwester Staff On December 21, 2023, a drive-by shooting outside the Friendly Food Market on Half Street SW and O Street SW killed two people, including local resident Patricia Harris. Harris’ three children, ages 14, 8 and 4, attended neighborhood schools, including Van Ness […]

Van Ness Elementary Set to Open in 2015

The scheduled opening of Van Ness Elementary for the 2015-16 school year is taking shape and the School Improvement Team (SIT) has been formed. A SIT is established at every school where a modernization, addition, or remodel is taking place during the next fiscal year. Its purpose is to provide input on the schematic design […]