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TJC Distance Education program earns national award

TJC Distance Education program earns national award

The Tyler Junior College Distance Education program has been named 2014 Outstanding eLearning Program by the Instructional Technology Council.
ETX school to host 'Texting, Sexting & the Digital Divide' seminar

ETX school to host 'Texting, Sexting & the Digital Divide' seminar

Frankston ISD will hold a panel discussion on Texting, Sexting, and the Digital Divide Wednesday, February 26, at 6:00 p.m., in the Frankston Independent School District Auditorium.
Former longtime Longview basketball coach passes away

Former longtime Longview basketball coach passes away

Former longtime Longview basketball coach, Leroy Romines, passed away at his home, Thursday morning, Longview Head Football Coach John King confirmed.
Longview Global High STEM teacher selected for prestigious academy

Longview Global High STEM teacher selected for prestigious academy

Monica Scott-Hawkins, a biology teacher at Longview Global High STEM Academy, is among 200 people nationwide chosen to attend the 2013-14 New Science Teacher Academy.
Becca Chance named president of the Lufkin ISD Education Foundation

Becca Chance named president of the Lufkin ISD Education Foundation

Lufkin ISD has newly formed the Lufkin ISD Education Foundation which is a non-profit charitable organization governed by a volunteer board of directors with Becca Chance at the helm. Mrs.
3 arrested in connection with ETX school threat hoax

3 arrested in connection with ETX school threat hoax

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office has made three arrests in connection to the threats made against Woden ISD. Sheriff Jason Bridges said arrest warrants were issued Tuesday for the three suspects. 
LETU to make college affordable for local students

LETU to make college affordable for local students

LeTourneau University will make living on campus more affordable for local students by offering a new “Future of East Texas Grant.” Residential students may qualify for up to $4,500 more per year in tuition assistance.
ETX coach arrested for indecency with child, placed on paid administrative leave

ETX coach arrested for indecency with child, placed on paid administrative leave

An East Texas coach and teacher has been arrested and placed on administrative leave for alleged indecency with a child.
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.