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UIL: 2014-2016 ETX realignment districts; Football, basketball split for 1A - 4A

UIL: 2014-2016 ETX realignment districts; Football, basketball split for 1A - 4A

The University Interscholastic League has released the realignment districts for 2014-2016.
1 arrested after allegedly stealing ETX school bus while trying to run away

1 arrested after allegedly stealing ETX school bus while trying to run away

According to the Nacgodoches County Sheriff's Office, a Woden ISD school bus was stolen this Monday morning.

VIDEO: LETU to live stream Creationism VS Evolution debate between Ken Ham, Bill Nye 'The Science Guy'

LeTourneau University will stream live video of a debate on evolution vs creationism between Bill Nye, “the Science Guy,” and Ken Ham, CEO of Answers in Genesis, free of charge and open to the public at 6 p.m., CST, Tuesday, Feb.
Tyler ISD pre-k students receive adorable notes from college football coaches

Tyler ISD pre-k students receive adorable notes from college football coaches

Preschoolers at Jones Elementary MST Academy received a special treat in the mail recently – a hand-written response to a question they posed to Texas Tech Head Football Coach Kliff Kingsbury.

VIDEO: Student sets self on fire in school cafeteria

A Colorado High School student is in critical condition after setting himself on fire in the cafeteria.
ETX weather delays, cancellations for January 28

ETX weather delays, cancellations for January 28

Due to the threat of inclement weather Tuesday, some East Texas schools have delayed classes if not cancel them altogether. Listed below are the schools who have chosen to take weather precautions:
TEA report cards: Majority of ETX schools pass, some fall short

TEA report cards: Majority of ETX schools pass, some fall short

EDITOR'S NOTE: Some of the schools listed below as "Improvement Required" appeared in a report earlier this month.
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.