Category Archive: News/Features

May 22 2015

Duke Scholars Identified

Five Pine Tree Junior High Students participated in the 2015 Duke Talent Identification Program.   Ainsley Daugbjerg, Conner Naseiro, Issabella Nix, Noah Tesser and Jaedin Tambunga participated in the program with Naseiro, NIx and Tesser qualifying as Duke Scholars.   Duke University Talent Identification program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically …

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May 21 2015

Child Predators AG Paxton Arrests Nine

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the arrest of nine suspected child predators following a joint sting operation between the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit and the Copperas Cove Police Department. This effort was the Office of the Attorney General’s most successful joint operation-to-date targeting child predators. “Today, we can say the nine individuals who …

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May 19 2015

Dollars for Food Entrepreneurs

Funding to support beginning, veteran, and socially-disadvantaged farmers and ranchers to expand businesses   Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is making $30 million available to farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs to develop new product lines. Funding will be made available through USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program.   “Farmers and ranchers are creative …

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May 15 2015

TSTA launches “Invest, not Test” campaign

The Texas State Teachers Association today launched a rolling, statewide campaign, beginning with television spots in El Paso, to remind policymakers that our children’s education is about much more than teaching to the test. According to a bipartisan poll sponsored by TSTA in March, the top two things most Texans want for improving our schools …

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May 09 2015

Loretta Lynch Came From A Family Of Activists

After a 166-day partisan political struggle in the U.S. Senate to confirm the first Black American woman to be the attorney general of the United States, finally on the afternoon of April 23, history was made. Loretta Elizabeth Lynch has now been confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 56 to 43 after being …

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May 08 2015

Jr. Olympics Track Field Meet slated

East Texas to Host USATF Southwestern Association Track and Field Meet Pine Tree ISD will host the first of two qualifying meets for athletes to advance to the Junior Olympic Championship meet to be held in Jacksonville, Florida July 27-August 2, 2015.  Pine Tree Stadium will be the competition site for the meet June 18-20, …

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May 08 2015

The Flare wins sweepstakes

Kilgore College student publications received various honors at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association in San Antonio April 8-12. For the 25th time in 29 years, the weekly newspaper, The Flare, won Sweepstakes for having the most points in its division. Between The Flare, The Flare Magazine and Ranger yearbook, KC received 40 awards, including first …

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May 07 2015

Human Trafficking Must End

‘As a lawmaker, but more important as a father, husband and citizen of this great country, I feel I have a responsibility to protect our nation’s most vulnerable. I am pleased that once again we have come together to solve a major problem facing our country: human trafficking.’ By Sen. John Cornyn     Last …

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