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ETX native, former Dallas Cowboy named Defensive Coordinator at Granbury ISD

ETX native, former Dallas Cowboy named Defensive Coordinator at Granbury ISD

Stephen Hodge, a former professional football player with the Dallas Cowboys, is joining the Granbury High School football coaching staff as defensive coordinator.
University of Texas President to step down effective June 2, 2015

University of Texas President to step down effective June 2, 2015

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa backed down Wednesday from his resign-or-be-fired ultimatum and agreed to accept UT-Austin President Bill Powers’ offer to step down June 2.
“#SchoolisCool” back to school event coming to Harvey Hall

“#SchoolisCool” back to school event coming to Harvey Hall

A “#SchoolisCool” back to school event is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at Harvey Hall for children and their parents to prepare for the new school year. This is a free event for students in PreK-12.
UT Tyler Patriot Talon announces new Editor in Chief

UT Tyler Patriot Talon announces new Editor in Chief

Nizia Alam of Tyler, a junior mass communication major at The University of Texas at Tyler, has been named editor in chief of the Patriot Talon, Kevin Dilley, Talon adviser, announced.
George W. Bush Institute names Lindale Junior High School showcase school for middle school program

George W. Bush Institute names Lindale Junior High School showcase school for middle school program

The Middle School Matters Institute, an initiative of the George W. Bush Institute, has named Lindale Junior High School (LJHS) a Showcase School for the middle school program at the 2014 Middle School Matters Institute Summer Conference.
PTISD trustee recognized at Leadership TASB

PTISD trustee recognized at Leadership TASB

Terre Dunn, a member of the PTISD Board of Trustees, recently was recognized for her completion of the year long Leadership TASB program.
UT Tyler to host Clarence Thomas

UT Tyler to host Clarence Thomas

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas will be the featured speaker at The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Sept.

5th grader completes year long biking commitment

Will Hindle is finishing fifth grade on Thursday, he's also finishing a year-long commitment to riding his bike.

Reading, writing, and... philosophy?

At Carriage House Day Care in Cranston, Rhode Island kindergartners are learning reading, writing and arithmetic coupled with some unconventional lessons like yoga and philosophy.
Texas HS students show improvement in STAAR end-of-course results

Texas HS students show improvement in STAAR end-of-course results

High school students posted strong passing rates for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) end-of-course exams in Biology, Algebra I and U.S.

'Hit list' found at East Texas school

A terrifying discovery in a small East Texas school district as a teacher finds an alleged 'hit list.' Two weeks ago, a teacher at Harmony Intermediate School picked up a piece of paper that two 5th g
Trustees establish police department at Marshall ISD

Trustees establish police department at Marshall ISD

The Board of Trustees of the Marshall Independent School District unanimously approved a resolution to establish a Marshall ISD Police Department during the board's regular May meeting held Monday evening in the Pat Smith-Gasperson Board Ro
Student loan interest rates on the rise

Student loan interest rates on the rise

Subsidized student loans will get pricier this fall, thanks to Congress.
Houston senior scores a prom date with "retweets"

Houston senior scores a prom date with "retweets"

A Houston teen got the dream of a lifetime...taking an NFL cheerleader to prom.
Tyler science centers reteam for Leonardo da Vinci exhibit

Tyler science centers reteam for Leonardo da Vinci exhibit

Their collaboration on last year’s Jurassic Summer was such a roaring success, the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College and Discovery Science Place are embarking on yet another joint venture.