San Antonio-area school board outcomes favored incumbents

Voters on Saturday agreed to give new terms to incumbents running for reelection to school boards in Bexar County, but turned away several former trustees seeking their old seats.

The only exception was in Southside Independent School District, where incumbent trustees had been removed from power by a state takeover. The ones who ran again this year were defeated.

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Incumbent Renée Paschall kept her seat on the board of Judson Independent School District, taking 55 percent of the vote to beat challenger Thomas “Tom” England in the race for the at-large District 6 seat. Both are retired Judson teachers and former city council members — Paschall, 64, in Converse and England, 66, in Universal City.

“My top priority is still going to be how we are going to manage getting out of this deficit,” Paschall said. “That’s really going to be a major concern.” Judson is facing a $13 million budget deficit in the current fiscal year, which could climb to $19 million next year, district officials have said.

On ExpressNews.com: San Antonio area’s Judson ISD faces grim budget year, grapples with falling enrollment

In a four-way race for District 7, attorney Lynette Perez won with 34 percent of the vote. Willie J. Black Jr., a professor at the University of Houston-Victoria, had 27 percent, followed by Christophor Galloway, an administrator in Floresville ISD, with almost 27 percent, and retired Judson administrator Walter Harchut with 12 percent. Black, 43, Galloway, 41, and Harchut, 70, are all former Judson ISD employees.

Perez, 55, a former elected official in Las Vegas, was the only candidate on the ballot who is not a current or former educator, though she previously coached Judson’s mock trial team.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Divorce Attorney to Win

Needless to say, filing for a divorce, is the expensive proves and sometimes can get out of control. This is the reason most people prefer to handle their divorce on their own. However, it is not as easy it as it seems on the internet. Also, it is generally not recommended by experts. When seeking a divorce, it is in your best interest to go for the legal counsel of an experienced and practiced attorney.

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let’s explore why with Lynette Boggs-Perez.

You Need Pro Advice

One of the major reasons to approach a divorce attorney is to ensure you are getting the advice and direction you required during the divorce process.

Especially, when it comes to the very complicated divorce case. Whether you are facing child custody issues or substantial income challenges, only legal professional lawyers can help you in resolving these issues. Having an experienced attorney on your side can make the divorce process smoother and easier for you to handle.

You Cannot Afford to Make Mistakes

When someone tries to handle the divorce process on their own, mistakes are common and can  cost the party dearly them in the end. In the process of divorce, you may find the legal system complicated and the added stress of separation can make you more frustrated and you might make a wrong decision. Therefore, hiring an attorney will help you to understand the legal system and how to make smart decisions.

You Need to Keep the Process Moving

It is actually possible for an individual to choose a do-it-yourself approach in the divorce process. However, sometimes it becomes difficult to fill out the documentation accurately or submit it to the court on time. Inadequate information or any other problem in paperwork can often slow down the divorce process, will make it more expensive and time-consuming in the long run. A divorce attorney can guide you what forms and other documentation required to be submitted and when. The expert guidance will make the process easy and you will get the divorce finalized sooner rather than later.

You Need Support Getting Custody of Your Children

Most time in divorce cases, the custody of children becomes a critical issue. Therefore, when it comes to the custody of children, it is important to hire a lawyer who is not only experienced in divorce, but also in child custody laws. An experienced attorney will easily explain your rights as a parent and help to build a case that will, surely, grant you the custody of your kids.

For More Information:-  Lynette Boggs-Perez

3 Tips To Make Communication Better During A Divorce

Divorce is never a simple thing to experience and the stress and emotional trauma are only possibly intensified when the communication between the couple is either nonexistent or unfriendly. Although having open communication during a divorce may appear to be a logical inconsistency, it is key in reducing the mental stress and emotional hardship both individuals will ultimately suffer.

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Here are five tips from Attorney Lynette Boggs-Perez that can help couples to maintain a clear communication while a divorce is pending.

Tone of Voice

 What you say and how you say it matters a lot. Indeed. An individual’s manner of speaking can easily misquote a statement into an allegation or verbal assault. Ensure you are being aware of how you are stating things and your manner of speaking and make modifications as required. Make sure you will not make your partner feel belittle by using a harsh tone of voice.

Text and Email Communications

Communicating with your ex-partner through email or text messages can be tricky. These kinds of messages can easily misinterpret. Therefore, if you use email or text messaging ensure your message is totally clear in order to avoid any kind of misunderstanding.

One more thing you need to remember is, whatever you write in an email or a text message can be printed out with ease and brought to court as evidence against you.   If your divorce is especially volatile, the best option may be utilizing the services of a third-party communications service such as OurFamilyWizard.com. 

For More Information:-  Lynette Boggs-Perez

Attorney Boggs-Perez represents City Councilwoman

The Boggs-Perez law firm was recently retained to challenge provisions of the Converse City Charter that may violate the 1st and 14th Amendments of the United States Constitution. The law firm represents Converse City Councilwoman Deborah James who believes the provisions have been used as a tool of retaliation for those who oppose Mayor Al Suarez.

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My law firm is committed to ensuring that municipal governments adhere to the Constitution in dealing with citizens as well as with fellow members of the council,” Boggs-Perez said. “We live in a democracy, not an aristocracy. Members of the city council should be able to disagree without fear of retaliation.”

 

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Is Mediation a Best Option to Resolve a Divorce?

Do you know why the number of broken marriages is increasing rapidly? Because relationships are getting harder now. And according to almost every broken couple,  a divorce is an easy option. In the end, everyone deserves a peaceful life. After all, a separation is always better than being in a violent relationship.

Mediations

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a practice to resolve a dispute by mutual agreement of both the parties. In the process of mediation, parties settle to resolve the divorce proceedings in private, instead of choosing a formal court hearing before a judgeThe mediated settlement agreement is binding on the parties.

Check out the reasons why mediation is the best option to resolve a divorce

Confidentiality

Mediation hiring is a private process and does not take place in open court. Also, they are not part of the public record.  Mediations are confidential, and the mediator cannot be called as a witness to testify as to what transpired in mediation is the parties do not settle.  Needless to say, it is beneficial for couples who want to keep the matter private, especially if they are a public figure.

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Lynette Boggs-Perez | Baby Moses Law of Texas

Last week I had an opportunity to speak on a panel of the Christian Chamber of Commerce of San Antonio on the topic of adoption.  One of the topics I had the opportunity to speak on was the Baby Moses Law of Texas.

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The Baby Moses Law, also known as the Safe Haven Lawallows parents to legally abandon their children in their first 60 days of life with no questions asked. Yes, you read this correctly – with no questions asked.  The purpose of the law is to provide a responsible option for distressed parents who see no alternative beyond infant abandonment.

The name of this law is rooted in the Biblical story of Moses whose mother protected him from a certain death at the hands of the Egyptians who had received orders to kill all male Hebrew infants.  She put him in a basket made of “bulrushes” and placed it among the reeds by the river bank and he was saved, ironically, by one of the daughters of Pharaoh.

Texas passed the nation’s first Baby Moses law in 1999 after a sudden increase in deserted infants. Since the passage of the law signed by then-Governor George W. Bush, over one hundred babieshave been safely relinquished and each state has enacted similar legislation to reduce infant abandonment. Unfortunately, many parents are unaware of this option and still resort to more negligent means during their distress.  My law firm is committed to inform the communities in which I serve with information they may not be familiar with.  Whenever I speak on this topic, I’m amazed how few have heard of the option although it’s been a law in Texas for nearly 20 years.

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