2013 was a breakout season for Darrin Laufasa. The UTEP fullback started seven games as a freshman scoring three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving. His older brothers took notice and wanted to be a part of it.
Hanks has a new head football coach in longtime city assistant Kevin Jones in 2014. Jones takes over for Jeff Cleveland, who took a job in Commerce. Jones comes with tons of experience, having been an assistant at Coronado and Yslet
Ysleta Independent School District teacher Marlene R. Gallegos has been named the 2014-2015 Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Education Service Center (ESC)-Region 19, and will now compete for Texas Teacher of the Year honors in October.