UTPA professor appointed by Gov. Perry to Texas School for the Deaf board

McALLEN— Being born hard of hearing, Shawn Saladin of Edinburg remembers the isolation and lack of understanding that comes with being partially deaf.

Years later, and with several college degrees at hand, those struggles have given him the opportunity to represent students dealing with deafness throughout Texas.

Saladin, associate dean of research and academic affairs at The University of Texas Pan American’s college of health science and human services, was recently appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the governing board of the Texas School for the Deaf, where he will begin serving next month until January 2017.

TSD works as a state agency to provide education to children who are deaf, hard of hearing or with multiple disabilities ages until 21 years of age.

The school’s bylaws mandate five out of nine board members must be deaf, parents of children who are deaf, or professionals working with the deaf.

As a new board member, he said he wants to figure out ways to reach out to people in need, especially in the Rio Grande Valley where as many as 8,000 people are deaf of hard of hearing. Only a handful of them are students, he said.

“I want to show what the school for the Deaf can offer to the Valley,” Saladin said. “Make sure that all children end up with a proper education.”



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Announcements from the TSD Athletic Program

TSD Athletics program is proud to announce that several of our football players have been selected to All-Team by various organizations. This link will lead you to the announcement page: http://www.tsdrangers.com/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=421604&id=0

Congratulate them for their hard work, dedication and commitment to the football program!

John Moore Jr.
High School Football Head Coach
Texas School for the Deaf
Contact: tsdvftbl@tsd.state.tx.us

TSD Varsity Football Webpage
Varsity Football Schedule/Results

TSD JV Football Webpage
JV Rangers Football Schedule/Results

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Welcome Dominic Harrison, Secretary

TSDAA is proud to have Dominic Harrison to accept the post as a secretary! Welcome!

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Save the Date – May 1, 2015 – TSDF 2015 Diamond Gala

2015 Diamond Gala
The Diamond Gala is TSD Foundation’s premier fundraising event of the year. This annual event is an exclusive evening of fine dining, entertainment, and fundraising to support the Texas School for the Deaf. The 2015 Diamond Gala will be held on Friday, May 1, and will feature a Casino Night! Save the Date for a wonderful evening of fun and fundraising for the deaf and hard-of-hearing children throughout Texas!

The TSD Culinary Arts Students — working under the direction of the Hilton’s Diamond Chef Mark Dayanandan — will prepare a four-course gourmet meal for over 200 guests and every course will be paired with magnificent wines from Ste Michelle Wine Estates.
After the gourmet dining experience, guests will participate in fun-filled, interactive casino games! Come test your luck at poker, blackjack, craps, and roulette!

Throughout the evening, guests will also be offered a variety of fun and engaging ways to donate to the TSD Foundation, including Silent and Live auctions, Paddles Up, and the Wheel of Fortune. Previous galas have featured a wide variety of auction items, such as gift cards to Austin restaurants, gift baskets, golf vacations, and trips to Denmark and Mexico! The Paddles Up portion provides guests the opportunity to Fund-A-Need by donating to specific TSD programs. Paddles Up bids typically range from $100 to $1000. The Wheel of Fortune and Casino Gaming will add another element of fun to the fundraising!

Proceeds from the Diamond Gala support TSDF’s mission to bring access to language and literacy to the deaf and hard-of-hearing children throughout Texas.

Please Save the Date, Friday, May 1, and make plans to join us for Casino Night at TSDF’s 2015 Diamond Gala!


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Holiday Lock Down!

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Holiday Lockdown Form

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Oath of New TSDAA Officers

Marcia Green, Melvin Beeman, Larry Gillette, Allen Schnieder, Jodi Oates, Kent Kennedy

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Hall of Fame 2014

Congratulations to Early McVey, James Degnan, Sheri Mize and Rosie Serna!

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2014 TSD Homecoming Flyer

2014 TSD Homecoming Flyer

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Patricia Walton Turner

Patricia R. Turner LUBBOCK-Services for Patricia R. Turner, 58, of Lubbock will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Trinity Church, South Loop 289, with Pastor David Savage officiating. Interment will be at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. An evening prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 8, 2014, at the Guajardo Funeral Chapels, 407 N University Lubbock, TX 79415. Patricia passed away on Oct. 4, 2014, at University Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Oct. 4, 1956, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Jack and Mary Walton. Patricia is survived by her mother, Mary; four sons, Matthew Turner and wife Jessica of Lubbock, Skyler Walton and wife Veronica of Austin, and Nathaniel Turner and Frank Turner Jr., both of Lubbock. She is also survived by one sister, Marilyn Hankins of Kerrville; two brothers, Noel Walton of Lubbock, and Jack Walton Jr. of Elgin. Patricia is also survived by eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Walton.

Funeral Home
Guajardo Funeral Chapel
407 N University Ave Lubbock, TX 79415
(806) 744-8942

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