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LIST: ETX weather delays, cancellations for January 24

LIST: ETX weather delays, cancellations for January 24

As very cold weather and the possibility of winter precipitation hits East Texas, school districts are taking precautions by either delaying school or cancelling activities all together.
Argyle ISD to implement School Marshals program to protect students from potential school attackers

Argyle ISD to implement School Marshals program to protect students from potential school attackers

Wednesday, the Argyle Independent School District, northwest of Dallas, announced it will implement the School Marshal program as an element of their school safety plan.
LETU Heritage scholarship competition set for Jan. 24-25

LETU Heritage scholarship competition set for Jan. 24-25

LeTourneau University expects a record number of top high school students to compete for full-tuition scholarships in its annual Heritage Scholarship Competition Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25, on the university’s Longview campus.
Pine Tree ISD school board approves contract extension for superintendent

Pine Tree ISD school board approves contract extension for superintendent

Dr. TJ Farler will continue to serve Pine Tree ISD as the schools superintendent, thanks to unanimous support Monday by school board members at a special meeting held Tuesday, January 21st.
Texas State Historian to present at UT Tyler Longview University Center

Texas State Historian to present at UT Tyler Longview University Center

The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center will host a lecture featuring Texas State Historian, Dr. Bill O’Neal at 6:30 pm Thursday, March 20.
TJC theater, sign language students collaborate for play reading

TJC theater, sign language students collaborate for play reading

Tyler Junior College’s theater department and sign language interpreter training program will collaborate on “The Taste of Sunrise,” a play presented in American Sign Language and spoken English.
Tyler ISD educators complete ambassador training program

Tyler ISD educators complete ambassador training program

Tyler ISD educators recently completed the Friends of Texas Public Schools (FOTPS) Ambassador Training Academy, a program created to change the conversation about Texas public schools from the inside out.
Kelly Liebengood named Chief Global Initiatives Officer at LETU

Kelly Liebengood named Chief Global Initiatives Officer at LETU

LeTourneau University is pleased to announce Dr. Kelly Liebengood has been appointed to a cabinet-level role as the university’s new Chief Global Initiatives Officer.
Tyler elementary celebrates employee's 80th birthday

Tyler elementary celebrates employee's 80th birthday

Every day Bobbie Clifton brings smiles and hugs to the faces of students at Owens Elementary School. Today, Owens staff and administrators brought a smile to Mrs.
Educators continue to find Education Service Centers invaluable

Educators continue to find Education Service Centers invaluable

Texas educators continue to find services provided by the 20 Texas Regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) invaluable, and school leaders strongly approve of the support being provided.
Tyler ISD families begin ‘Road to College’

Tyler ISD families begin ‘Road to College’

The Tyler Area Business Education Council is partnering with Tyler ISD to pilot a college readiness program designed for fifth-grade students and their parents in the Hispanic community or who are economically disadvantaged.

More than 40 ETX districts with schools rated academically unacceptable, improvement required

Editor's Note: List of Schools on the PEG list can be found toward the bottom of this story.
LETU wins $250,000 Keck Foundation grant for mobility lab

LETU wins $250,000 Keck Foundation grant for mobility lab

LeTourneau University was awarded a $250,000 grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation for an interdisciplinary mobility lab (IML) on the university’s Longview campus.
Nacogdoches ISD to delay Tuesday start time by 2 hours

Nacogdoches ISD to delay Tuesday start time by 2 hours

Due to the extreme temperatures expected Tuesday morning, all Nacogdoches ISD campuses will begin classes two hours later than usual. Busses also will pick up students two hours later than usual.

ETBU wins lawsuit against controversial HHS mandate

Houston federal court delivered a major blow to the controversial HHS mandate ruling in favor of East Texas Baptist University.