Tag Archive: East Texas

Jun 04

Gardening 101

Kilgore College Agriculture Department and the Gregg County AgriLife Extension Office will host a gardening class 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the KC Demonstration Farm in Overton. The farm’s address is 2211 Hwy 135 East, Overton, TX 75684. This class,” Key Tips on Gardening: Turn your Brown Thumb into a Green Thumb!” will cover simple tips for beginning a garden including …

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Jun 04

Foundation award colleges

  Representatives from Kilgore College, Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) and Texarkana College recently met on the NTCC campus in Mount Pleasant to receive a $200,000 grant from the Texas Pioneer Foundation. The three colleges were awarded the money to support the creation of a consortium to promote student success and college efficiency by upgrading to a new student information computer system. These colleges share the challenge of upgrading …

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May 26

Championship:Lobos grab spot

Behind a strong performance by its journalism students, the Longview High School UIL Academic Team has earned Texas’ 5A runner-up spot for 2014. The Lobos competed against more than 40 top UIL academic teams from across the state and bettered most of them by more than 30 points. Southlake Carroll came closest to Longview with …

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May 24

Orientations: UT Tyler Announces 2014 New Patriot Orientations

The University of Texas at Tyler offers four New Patriot Orientation sessions this summer, Ona Tolliver, assistant vice president and dean of students, announced. This year’s on-campus Patriot orientation sessions will be June 12-13, June 26-27, July 10-11 and July 24-25. Cost is $75 per student, $40 per adult guest and $20 per guest age …

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May 21

Agriculture: Fabric of east Texas culture

Agriculture is deeply entwined in the fabric of East Texas culture. If you don’t personally own land that is or was in agricultural production, I’m sure many of you have memories of being on somebody’s farm picking vegetables, chasing chickens or even pulling weeds. Though it seems that most people have turned away from growing …

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May 13

Schools’ testing questioned

The president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers (Texas AFT,) Linda Bridges, has commented on the Texas Education Agency’s guidelines for evaluating teachers. These evaluations are submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. “The commissioner is relying on a defective value-added model to measure teacher performance based on standardized test scores, …

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Apr 11

East Texas Oil Museum to host reception

The East Texas Oil Museum will serve as the first host of the traveling art exhibit, “Black and Gold: The Rise of an American Legacy,” April 12-25, featuring the works of national award-winning artist Lee Alban. The regional   tour is sponsored by Good Art Company, a subsidiary of Dream Development of Fredericksburg. A reception with …

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Mar 29

CASA to host Blue Jeans & Ball Gowns fundraiser

East Texas CASA will host its annual Blue Jeans & Ball Gowns fundraiser at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 29, at the Maude Cobb Convention Center and Activity Complex in Longview. This year’s fundraiser will feature the popular “Dancing with the Stars” event  with local celebrity dancers including: ·         Judge Alfonso & Melissa Charles, ·         Judge Tim …

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