Escobar to run for school board seat

If you have been involved with Sweetwater sports over the past 25 years or so, chances are you know Danny Escobar. His love of kids and sports has led him to be a year-round fixture at youth activities. Kids and parents may know him best as a basketball official from the Mustang Youth Basketball League up to the varsity level or perhaps as an umpire of all-levels of softball and baseball. His volunteer work includes coaching Little League, Junior, and Senior League baseball, running chains in the Bowl for Mustang home games and working the SHS powerlifting meets. For the last 10 years he has been Chairman of the Sports Committee for the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. As liaison, Escobar bridges communication between SISD, the Chamber, the city and out-of-town teams looking for a venue for neutral-site or playoff games. A resident of Sweetwater for 40 years, Escobar is a 1986 graduate of Sweetwater High School. A four-time State Qualifier in Powerlifting, his favorite memories are those of his Mustang teammates and their 1985 State Championship season during his senior year. Danny remembers the overwhelming pride and sense of community that season brought to the city of Sweetwater, and he would love to see the community rally around students like that again. Escobar and his wife, Nancy, a coach and Language Arts teacher at Sweetwater Middle School, are members of the Fourth and Elm Church of Christ in Sweetwater, where they teach elementary-age Bible classes and play on the church softball team. Their large blended family is mostly grown. With Beth heading off to college in the fall, Hardy will be the last in the nest as he starts his junior year at Sweetwater High School. Escobar’s interest in the Sweetwater Independent School District runs deep. As an SISD former student, spouse and parent, he has seen the district struggle to keep up with societal changes and exhausting legislative mandates. Escobar would appreciate your vote to place him on the school board, where he hopes he can make a difference and work with the existing board as they strive for excellence in our schools.