The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

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The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

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Fallen tree branches have cut down power lines across town, leaving many businesses, homes and schools without power.
Blast from the past: Recent storm reminds students of previous snow
Bethany Mann, News/Feature Editor • February 2, 2023

Twenty-four hours. That’s how long sophomore Lily Haider was without power. As her family crowded around their fireplace to stay warm, she...

As baseball season starts, a new group forms to help support the team
Dugout Darlings
January 26, 2023
Junior MJ Espinoza pitches  at the baseball playoff game in 2022.
Time of the season
Gia Herrera, Opinion/Entertainment Editor • February 4, 2023

As trees unthaw and spring rolls around, it’s time to get back to the diamond. Baseball has been practicing and preparing for spring.  “We...

Junior Bella Reyes shoots free throws after getting fouled on a layup.
Ranger Roundup
February 2, 2023
Junior Dylan Gass Pins a state ranked opponent at the THSWCA state duals last Friday.
Pin for the win
January 26, 2023
Jazmyn Singh competes with one of her district champion relay teams at the Ranger Relays.
Making their mark
January 26, 2023
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Amazon was established in 1994 by a 30-year-old Jeff Bezos. In 2021, Bezos stepped down from the role of chief executive officer (CEO) and president of the company.
Opinion: Amazon, other large corporations should be investigated for dominance in the economy
Bethany Mann, News/Feature Editor • January 27, 2023
A winter storm held South Texas in an icy grip and led to school closures and postponement of events and games.
In an ice grip
, • February 2, 2023

Senior Matthew Capetillo attempts to steal the ball from his opponent.
The beautiful game
Gia Herrera, Opinion/Entertainment Editor • January 24, 2023

Senior Matthew Capetillo is an artist, but not in the traditional way. From the age of four, he was rarely seen without a ball at his feet.  “Soccer...

The first meeting of the schools production club was on Jan. 11.
Spring into action
Amanda Allen, Staff Writer • January 23, 2023

Interested students gathered in room B117 on Jan. 11 for the first meeting of the school’s newest club – SV Productions.  Freshman Geoffrey...

Players that come to almost every meeting include Paul Douglas, Andrew Bonner, and Matthew Felix.
Serving up a new experience: The Ping Pong Club
Addison Coerver, Staff Writer • January 13, 2023

When science teacher Sean Moore stumbled upon a few ping pong tables that were not being used, he had an idea to start The Ping Pong Club.  This...

Pakistani student Mubarra Ihsan gets back to school late December.
Far from home
Solily San Miguel, Staff Writer • January 10, 2023

An 11-hour time change. A 19.7 hour flight.  A semester of missed classes. After spending months in Pakistan for medical treatment,...

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