The cost of animal feed is nonexistent at Phil Bushey's spread on the far east side. His plywood farm animals occasionally need a bit of paint, but that's about it.
Living on Tucson's far east side, Phil Bushey is no stranger to wild animals. Coyotes and javelina regularly frequent his home near East Old Spanish Trail and South Houghton Road, often attempting to lure his dogs and cats into the desert.
Mary Ellen Clements, librarian and reading teacher at Lyons Elementary school, was surprised with flowers and a check as she received TUSD's Evelyn Jay Excellence in Education Award on Thursday.
You can call Mary Ellen Clements a librarian, but you wouldn't be doing her justice.
TUSD board meetings can be viewed online
Sabino Hall of Fame class to be inducted
The Tucson Unified School District is trying a different
approach to meet the needs of middle school students who sometimes
fall through the cracks.
Morella Bierwag and other volunteers with the Shyann Kindness
Project want to make the world a kinder, gentler place one act of
kindness - and one backpack - at a time.
The South Harrison Neighborhood Association will hold its
quarterly meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
On Tuesday evening, the basketball courts at Ford Elementary
School were converted into tennis courts filled with moms, dads and
The TUSD Governing Board has voted to initiate the process to
close Carson Middle School. Four other schools that were
recommended for possible closure were let off the hook.
In conversation, southeast-side resident Rebecca Tesar, 55,
frequently refers to "when I was flat on my back."
Volunteer Stan Tackett checks on the entrance booth at Saguaro National Park East during a regular patrol ride. Over the years, Tackett has logged more than 20,000 miles riding the loop circuit at the park.
Saguaro National Park East has no shortage of bicyclists - many old enough to remember what they were doing on Pearl Harbor Day. But few, if any, have racked up the mileage Stan Tackett has in the last decade.
Ashley Wright, 12, writes down notes in her music book during a music lesson with her fifth-grade class at Lyons Elementary School.
Michal Jackson, 12, left, and Seth Pederson, 11, right, play a song on their clarinets during music class at Lyons Elementary School.
Fifth-graders at Lyons Elementary School have only had musical
instruments in their hands for four months, but with practice and
direction, they can now play a few tunes.
At first glance, the light pole directly across from the Sun
Tran bus shelters at the North Harrison Road and East Speedway
park-and-ride lot looks insignificant.
After months of sending cards and cookies, a group of
second-graders at Lyons Elementary School received a special visit
from their pen pal, Air Force Capt. Mark Uberuaga.
Air Force Capt. Mark Uberuaga visited second-graders Thursday at Lyons Elementary School. The class "adopted" him when he was in Afghanistan.