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The School Board Shuffle
Geronimo Rodriguez named AISD Board prez after Kendall Pace resigns
News Story  May 24, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...Twelve hours after Kendall Pace resigned from the Austin Independent School Dis­trict's Board of Trustees, her former colleagues voted to appoint District 6 Trustee Geronimo Rodriguez as the new board president. D7 Trustee Yasmin Wagner was appointed to the vice president position Rodriguez vacated..."

AISD: Propositions for a Full Board
Trustees mull bond package after Geronimo Rodriguez tabbed to succeed Paul Saldaña in District 6
News Story  June 15, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...The board decided to appoint a replacement to complete his unexpired term, rather than calling a special election, and received three applications: Foundation Communities' St. Elmo Neighborhood Project director and former IDEA charter school principal Alejan­dro Delgado, Seton Healthcare Fam­ily Chief Advocacy Officer and former Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Com­merce president Geronimo Rodriguez, and PTA volunteer and computer specialist Glen Shield..."

AISD: Refilling the School Board
Candidates jockey to fill Saldaña's seat
News Story  May 18, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...That left two: Foundation Communities St. Elmo Neighbor­hood Project director Alejandro Delgado, and Seton Healthcare Family Chief Advocacy Officer Geronimo Rodriguez..."

Central Texas Lawmakers Speak Out About the 86th Legislative Session
Interviews with the team representing 2.1 million Austin metro residents
News Story  January 3, 2019, by the News Staff
"...A strong case can be made that the state does so little to help local governments, that it ought to just get out of the way, instead of taking just another step in the wrong direction. [image-3-right] Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (House District 51)..."

AISD Scrambles for Another Bond Election
Volunteer Citizens' 2008 Bond Advisory Committee considering proposed projects, mostly driven by essential repairs, swelling student numbers, and changing curriculum requirements
News Story  November 30, 2007, by Richard Whittaker
"...This time, the committee is only looking at programs it classifies as sufficiently urgent not to be postponed. "The way we're approaching this is: What are the consequences of us not making a decision?" said committee tri-Chair Geronimo Rodriguez...."

Austin At Large: Fractured Fairy Tales
Will no Prince Charming come to save our school district in distress?
News Column  January 10, 2019, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...The district is shouting "Wake up!" while at the same time pleading "Don't hurt us!" But who is running "the district," really? Both board President Geronimo Rodriguez and Superintendent Paul Cruz – great and capable men with a lot in common – landed in their jobs at least partly by chance, and both need to take advantage of the opportunity AISD offers to lead, and be followed, now. Of late, the tightest hold on the reins of AISD power has been in the (also capable) hands of CFO Nicole Conley Johnson, upon whom great urgency has thrust great influence..."

Austin ISD Still Stymied by Confederate Names
A school by any other name ...
News Story  November 29, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...District 2 Trustee Jayme Mathias appeared ready to make a motion that would bring the Fulmore change to a vote, but awkwardly backtracked, citing an unwritten school board rule that suggests such motions should be brought by the trustee who represents the school in question. That would be board president and D6 Trustee Geronimo Rodriguez; reached by phone Tuesday, Rodriguez said he didn't bring Fulmore to the dais because of "outstanding questions surrounding the renaming process," but said the board had committed to renaming the schools, and a part of its governance role "is to continue moving forward with these decisions." He said subsequent name changes could be voted on individually to give the board more time for discussion and not have the issue dominate an entire meeting..."

Closing Schools, Shrinking Enrollment Make for Tense Times at AISD
Sour apples at AISD
News Story  January 10, 2019, by Austin Sanders
"...The Austin ISD Board of Trustees met for the first time in 2019 on Monday night, and the sometimes tense discussion gave a glimpse of the immense challenges district leaders face over the next six months as they sketch out and adopt next year's budget. The meeting was bookended by two comparatively celebratory moments: Arati Singh's swearing-in as At-Large Place 9 trustee, and the election of new board officers (District 6 Trustee Geronimo Rodriguez will remain board president, while At-Large Place 8 Trustee Cindy Anderson will become vice president, and D5 Trustee Amber Elenz will be secretary)...."

AISD Catches a Ride With Cap Metro
Will free fares for students ease the district's budget woes?
News Story  December 13, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...Although the district says it has no current plans to alter its transportation services, officials said the program would help with "other district transportation costs" – such as the $22,000 per year spent on Cap Metro passes for selected students. Moreover, said AISD Board of Trustees President Geronimo Rodriguez, Cap Metro's generosity is "about more than just money." He said the program could help more students, like those trapped in generational poverty or those with hearing loss or visual impairment, "live more flourishing lives..."

Chronicle Endorsements: Austin ISD and Austin Community College Boards
School’s in session
News Story  October 18, 2018, by The Chronicle Editorial Board
"...He also has other pertinent experience, as well as a solid understanding of AISD's most prominent issues, and should be able to hold his own on a board of colleagues twice his age. Price's opponent Kristin Ashy would serve D4 constituents well, but we feel Price's unique perspective will bring a new dynamic to the school board as it tackles a budget deficit and declining enrollment. District 6: Geronimo Rodriguez..."

AISD Board: Next up for Saldaña’s Vacant Seat
Appointee imminent, the ballot for next year's election is already overflowed
News Story  April 27, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...The board has now set a May 8 deadline for applications for the vacancy, with a final selection scheduled for June 12. Eight names are already in contention: Former GAHCC chair Geronimo Rodriguez; Becker Elementary PTA president Maria Cantú Hexsel; Texas Democratic Party deputy chair Manny Garcia; former IDEA Allan principal and current Foundation Communities St..."

Budget Cuts, Name Changes at AISD
Union urges wait-and-see stance on funding at board meeting
News Story  December 20, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...District 3 Trustee Ann Teich voted against the measure, again citing budget concerns as she did in opposing renaming the former Allan Elementary campus last month, and District 2 Trustee Jayme Mathias abstained, referencing "tension" in the community over the renaming process: "In plain English, the majority of our students are Latino, but only 10% of our schools are named after Latinos." A last-minute effort to consider renaming Fulmore for late Austin Mayor Pro Tem John Treviño had helped postpone the decision last month; Lively, who is white, was in the audience for the vote Monday. Board president Geronimo Rodriguez, whose District 6 includes Fulmore, said, "I know that history is always taught by the winners..."

Truncated Endorsements and Voting Info
For your pocket
News Story  October 18, 2018, by The Chronicle Editorial Board
"...District 6: Geronimo Rodriguez* (unopposed)..."

On the Trustee Trail
AISD, ACC candidates talk money, equity
News Story  October 11, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...Austin voters will have plenty of issues to consider in the three contested races each for the Austin Independent School District and Austin Community College boards of trustees. (Two AISD incumbents – Geronimo Rodriguez and Yasmin Wagner – are unopposed.) For both institutions, revenue and equity challenges loom large...."

Who's on the City's November 2018 Ballot?
Monday filing deadline yields complete list of candidates
News Story  August 23, 2018, by Chase Hoffberger
"...• Geronimo Rodriguez District 7:..."

News Story  May 24, 2018
"...Kendall Pace resigned from the Austin Independent School District's Board of Trustees Monday, and also vacated her post as president. The board elected VP Geronimo Rodriguez to succeed Pace in that position..."

The Daily Hustle: 4/19/10
This post is for the birds
DAILY News  April 19, 2010, by Wells Dunbar
"...Item 37: An item from council (Mike Martinez, Lee Leffingwell, Sheryl Cole) naming a “Hispanic/Latino Community Oversight Team” with regards to a quality of life study for the same. The team appointees are: • Susana Almanza • Johnny Limon • Lupe Morin • Sylvia Orozco • Teresa Perez-Wiseley • Rose Reyes • Geronimo Rodriguez … The Austin Water Utility announced a new hire last week: "Jason Hill, former morning anchor with KVUE, has joined the Austin Water Public Information and Marketing team..."

Hermanos Treviño Conjunto con Padres (Half Breed)
Texas Platters
Music Review  June 30, 2000, by Lee Nichols
"...-- an interesting experiment that's not always successful. The last five songs, recorded 1989-99, enter the modern age, mixing elements of Geronimo III's country stylings with harmony vocals from dad, more conjunto accordion work from a now-older Flaco Jimenez, and even a guest spot from the recently infamous Johnny Rodriguez..."

Saturday Picks & Sleepers
The blurbing of SXSW 2010
Music Story  March 19, 2010
"...1am, Red 7 San Francisco's the Fresh & Onlys spent last summer backing revered cult songwriter Rodriguez, an act that not only illustrated the band's reverence for the past but it's keen pop sense and surprisingly eclectic range. Last year the foursome released its self-titled first LP and a follow-up, Grey-Eyed Girls (Woodsist), which mirrored the dark, druggy connection between the Doors' debut and Strange Days..."

Film Reviews
News Story  January 5, 1996
"...FOUR ROOMSD: Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino; with Tim Roth, Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Beals, Paul Calderon, Sammi Davis, Valeria Golino, Madonna, Ione Skye, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Alicia Witt, Tarantino. (R, 115 min.) What must have seemed like a positively brilliant idea at the time Ð a quartet of short films by four of American cinemaÕs most promising young directors Ð fails to live up to its premise and, instead, results in a wildly uneven, temperamental, and ultimately disappointing mish-mash of cameos, in-jokes, and stories that fail to engage. ItÕs New YearÕs Eve, and perennial Tarantino favorite Roth is the new bellhop at the Hotel Mon Signor, a dilapidated Hollywood hangout thatÕs the site of Four RoomsÕ four stories..."

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