Stafford’s Garner teaches students about cars after retiring from General Motors

By SMSD Communications David “Red” Garner could be retired right now, but the 78-year-old Stafford Municipal School District automotive instructor loves introducing students to opportunities in the automotive industry. “I’ve always thought about giving back and helping, because a lot of people helped me achieve my goals,” said Garner, the Stafford College & Career Center’s […]

Stafford starts 3-0 with 42-0 victory over Bellville

The Stafford High football team defeated Bellville, 42-0, on Senior Night last Friday in Stafford. Stafford High junior quarterback Walter White completed 9 of 10 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown as the Spartans (3-0) earned their first shutout since 2013. Spartans senior running back Cam Montgomery rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns. […]

New Stafford High baseball coach plans to honor Coach Mesa’s legacy

By SMSD Communications Stafford High head baseball coach Patrick Kellner said the Spartans’ baseball program will always keep alive the memory and spirit of the late, beloved Coach Michael Mesa. “We plan on some different things to do during the baseball season,” Kellner said. “We would like to involve his family, and have his son […]

Sievers named SMSD Teacher of the Year

The Stafford Municipal School District announced that Stafford Elementary School fourth grade teacher Carolina Sievers is the 2015-16 Stafford Municipal School District Teacher of the Year. Thanks to a partnership between Stafford MSD and Group One Automotive, Sievers will have a free lease on a Cadillac of her choice from David Taylor Cadillac, for the […]

Stafford’s Hezekiah Jones selected to play in Under-Armour All-American game

Stafford High wide receiver Hezekiah Jones received an elite honor when he was selected to play in the 2017 Under Armour All-American game, which will be played in January in Florida. The 6-foot-190 pound senior-to-be caught 31 passes for 481 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Spartans to an 11-1 record last season. He […]

Stafford MSD’s Christopher Reid: A loyal patriot and an exceptional teacher

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@staffordmsd.org Christopher Reid, the 2014-15 Stafford Municipal School District Teacher of the Year, received some great advice when he graduated from high school in the early 1990s. “My father said ‘challenge yourself’,” said Reid, who begins his fifth year at Stafford MSD next month. Reid, 42, took that advice to heart, joining […]

Stafford High School grads plan for college

Stafford High senior Vanessa Phung is the Class of 2016 valedictorian, and senior Theresa Tran is the salutatorian. Both addressed their fellow graduates at the Stafford High Class of 2016 graduation ceremony last Friday. Phung will continue her educational experience at the University of St. Thomas in Houston where she’ll study biochemistry with plans of […]

Stafford High boys track team sets sights on 4a state title

The Stafford High boys track and field team has been knocking on the door for quite a while. The Spartans have finished second at state three times over the past decade. Now, Stafford has a chance to win its first-ever boys track state championship on Saturday, May 14, at the UIL Class 4A State Meet […]

Stafford MSD to close on Friday for funeral

Stafford MSD will be closed on Friday, May 6 in observance of head baseball coach Michael Mesa’s funeral and viewing. Here is an official statement from Stafford MSD Superintendent Dr. Robert Bostic: “With respect to students, athletes, colleagues, friends and most importantly, the Mesa Family, we have decided to close the district on Friday, May […]

Stafford baseball coach dies unexpectedly

Stafford High Head Baseball Coach Michael Mesa passed away unexpectedly Friday night at the age of 26. He had just completed a game of paintball with his family, when he collapsed. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, and an autopsy to determine his cause of death is currently underway. Funeral services will be held Friday […]

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