Coming Attractions Dec. 06, 2013
Dec. 06, 2013
Dec. 9 (Mon) — School Board meeting
5:30 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.
Dec. 11 (Wed) — Eagle band to serenade King William Historic District
Beginning at 4:45 p.m. and starting at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive
King William residents can enjoy an exclusive holiday concert from the comfort of their front porches. Performers will be members of the Brackenridge Eagle band, who will fill the streets with the sounds of cheer as they serenade the community.
Dec. 12 (Thurs) — Mock arrest warrant issued for Santa Claus
9 a.m. at Bonham Academy, 925 S. St. Mary’s St.
In anticipation of Kriss Kringle’s (aka Santa Claus’) annual early Southtown arrival to hand out Christmas gifts, police will be out in full force to arrest the jolly old elf on charges of violating the separation of church and state. This will be his 20th-consecutive apprehension and appearance in federal court to answer to those charges. The court date for Santa (portrayed by SAISD Foundation Treasurer Bob Raymond) is Dec. 14. Will St. Nick spend the holidays in the slammer, or will he once again beat the rap? His fate will be decided by a jury of Bonham 4th-graders. Stay tuned for further details as they become available!
Dec. 12 (Thurs) — Taste of the Season
6 p.m. at Herff Elementary School, 996 S. Hackberry St.
Students and their family members will be treated to some of the holiday’s tastiest foods and entertainment by the Performing Arts Club.
Dec. 14 (Sat) — Twentieth-annual mock trial of Santa Claus
9 a.m. at the John H. Wood Jr. United States Courthouse, 655 César E. Chávez Blvd.
Following his arrest on charges of violating the separation of church and state for handing out Christmas gifts at Bonham Academy, Kriss Kringle (who also claims to be Santa Claus) will be tried before U.S. District Court Judge Ed Prado. Kringle’s defense team and prosecutors will be composed of Boy Scouts of America Troop 285 members and jurists will be 4th-graders who attend school where the alleged infraction took place. They also must decide Kringle’s competence since he claims reindeer can fly. Should Kringle win another acquittal, his victory will be celebrated at a party in the courthouse’s patio. Inspiration for this annual event providing students with real-world lessons in the judicial system is the beloved holiday classic movie “Miracle on 34th Street.” Santa’s trial is a community service project of the United States District Court Committee in conjunction with the San Antonio Bar Association, Boy Scouts Troop 285 and Bonham Academy. This year Santa’s portrayer is SAISD Foundation Treasurer Bob Raymond.