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Region 7 fourth, fifth grade robots go head-to-head

Region 7 fourth, fifth grade robots go head-to-head

Walton Wyoming Smith, Jr., better known as "Wy" to the Region 7 Gifted and Talented Robotics competitors, returns for the region's fourth and fifth grade students as they go head-to-head Friday in the Intermediate Fall Robotics Co
All students in good condition after ETX school bus wreck

All students in good condition after ETX school bus wreck

According to ETMC Athens, 60 children were taken to the hospital after two Athens ISD school buses collided.
Spradlin resigns from Tyler ISD` Board of Trustees

Spradlin resigns from Tyler ISD` Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Representative for Single Member District 5, Brad Spradlin, has announced his resignation from the Tyler ISD School Board effective December 16, 2013.
75% think Christmas should be celebrated in public schools

75% think Christmas should be celebrated in public schools

Despite school administrators’ concerns nationwide, Americans strongly believe that Christmas should be a part of public schools. They feel just as strongly that religious symbols should be allowed on public property.

VIDEO: Kissing 6 year-old suspended for sexual harassment

A six-year-old boy kissed a classmate and got suspended for sexual harassment! Now his mom is fighting to get the incident removed from his school record, Bonnie Silkman spoke with the little boy about what happened.
Lindale FFA student wins championship, team finishes in top 20

Lindale FFA student wins championship, team finishes in top 20

Members of the Lindale chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) traveled to Huntsville, December 6, to compete in Texas FFA Leadership Career Development Events.
Gohmert announces winners of 2014 Congressional Art Competition

Gohmert announces winners of 2014 Congressional Art Competition

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) hosted a reception to honor the participants and announced the winners of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition on Sunday, December 8, 2013, in Marshall, Texas.
Lindale freshman to become high school principal for a day

Lindale freshman to become high school principal for a day

Lindale High School freshman Kaitlyn Dockery will live a student’s dream on Monday when she has the run of her school with both students and staff. Kaitlyn will spend December 9 as LHS’s Principal for a Day.
LIST: ETX school delays, cancellations

LIST: ETX school delays, cancellations

East Texas schools are delaying or canceling classes due to the threat of inclement weather hitting the area. Reported schools delays and cancelations are as follows:
East Texas 6th grader dies from non-contagious meningitis

East Texas 6th grader dies from non-contagious meningitis

An East Texas middle school student has died from a non-contagious form of meningitis.
Tyler ISD wins award for excellence in Texas school health

Tyler ISD wins award for excellence in Texas school health

Tyler ISD was one of three school districts in Texas recently honored with a 2013 Award for Excellence in Texas School Health – Award of Achievement for the District’s implementation of the “5-2-1-0 Goes to School” healt

UIL announces new conference cutoff numbers

The University Interscholastic League has announced the newest cutoff numbers for 2014-2016 district reclassification.  The new numbers for realignment are as follows:
Pine Tree ISD asking community input for new athletic director

Pine Tree ISD asking community input for new athletic director

Pine Tree Independent School District is asking for the communitiy's input as they continue their search for a new Athletic Director.

Principal tries to ban Spanish in class at TX high school

A Texas middle school is under fire after students say they were banned from speaking Spanish in class. The students say their principal announced the rule last month over the intercom, Drew Karedes reports.
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.