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3 Cen-Tex schools close; students on flight with Ebola-positive nurse

3 Cen-Tex schools close; students on flight with Ebola-positive nurse

According to Belton Independent School District, three campuses will close Thursday as the Center for Disease Control has revealed two students were passengers on the Cleveland to Dallas flight with the second Ebola-positive Dallas nurse.
ETX junior high football player who collapsed at practice returns to school

ETX junior high football player who collapsed at practice returns to school

An East Texas eighth grader is returning to school after he collapsed at his junior high football practice.
Report: East Texas college denies applicants over Ebola fears

Report: East Texas college denies applicants over Ebola fears

An East Texas college is under fire for allegedly rejecting students from countries with confirmed cases of Ebola.
8 TISD teachers receive donations for classroom projects

8 TISD teachers receive donations for classroom projects

Horace Mann Insurance Company recently donated nearly $5,000 in supplies to complete classroom projects at Caldwell Elementary Arts Academy, Griffin and Rice elementary schools, Hubbard Middle School and Robert E. Lee High School.
Pittsburg ISD no longer on lockdown, says administration

Pittsburg ISD no longer on lockdown, says administration

A lockdown on an East Texas school district has been lifted by local law enforcement.
ETX teacher accused of inappropriately texting student

ETX teacher accused of inappropriately texting student

Authorities have arrested an East Texas teacher for alleged inappropriate online solicitation.
ETX middle schooler suspended after bringing knife to campus, making threats

ETX middle schooler suspended after bringing knife to campus, making threats

An East Texas teenager has been suspended after school officials say they brought a knife to school.
UTT Business, Technology Dean receives International Service Award

UTT Business, Technology Dean receives International Service Award

UT Tyler Business and Technology Dean Receives International Service Award
2013-2014 AP exam, SAT participation rates for Texas public school students increase

2013-2014 AP exam, SAT participation rates for Texas public school students increase

Data released Tuesday by the College Board shows that 2013-2014 participation rates for Advanced Placement (AP) exams and SAT for students enrolled in Texas public schools once again increased over the previous school year.

Viral Video: ETX man concerned about school bus' speed

Editor's Note: Clarksville ISD Superintendent Pamela Bryant was out of the office Monday and not available for comment at the time this story was published.
ETX school bus gets stuck in ditch with children on board during morning storms

ETX school bus gets stuck in ditch with children on board during morning storms

According to the Henderson Independent School District, one of their school buses got stuck in a ditch with children on board during Monday morning's storms.
Tyler ISD reassures community of students' safety during Ebola, enterovirus concerns

Tyler ISD reassures community of students' safety during Ebola, enterovirus concerns

The health and safety of all Tyler ISD students is the District’s top priority.
Pine Tree ISD reaches agreement in school construction lawsuit

Pine Tree ISD reaches agreement in school construction lawsuit

At Thursday’s special called meeting of the Pine Tree ISD Board of Trustees, the Board voted to accept a mediated settlement agreement to end litigation concerning the District’s middle school and its construction issues.
ETX senior killed in Wednesday night car accident

ETX senior killed in Wednesday night car accident

An East Texas high school is in mourning Thursday morning after a car accident claimed the life of a student.
Unplanned roommate becomes a lifesaver for Texas A&M grad student

Unplanned roommate becomes a lifesaver for Texas A&M grad student

Nasie Constantino opted for an unplanned roommate shortly after moving to College Station to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University — and got a wise partner in the deal.