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May 26 2014

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 21 2014

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 20 2014

Energy efficient savings coming

 The opportunity for Texans to save money on energy efficient appliances is fast approaching. The state’s annual ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday is Saturday, May 24, through Monday, May 26. “This is a great opportunity for Texans looking for ways to stretch their family budgets,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “Shoppers can save money up …

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May 16 2014

LaDana Moore nabs college degree

LaDana Moore recently graduated from University of Texas at Tyler with a bachelor of science in speech communication. Ms. Moore had several reasons for choosing University of Texas at Tyler. According to her, it was close to home. Moreover, it is in the University of Texas system with great reputation. Besides, she found it to …

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May 13 2014

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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May 11 2014

WGU forks over scholarship funds

The online, non-profit university WGU Texas has announced it is expanding its support of Texas education. In addition to its established Finish to Go Further program it is introducing what it calls its Pursuit of Excellence Transfer Scholarship to urge promising East Texans to expand their educations via WGU Texas. Kilgore College President Dr. Bill …

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May 10 2014

Consumer alert: AG’s office launches investigation, warns consumers about thieves

The Texas Attorney General’s Office has opened a criminal investigation into a scheme by identity thieves who are posing as employees of the Texas Attorney General’s Office in an attempt to steal the identities of targeted individuals – particularly individuals who have applied for a short-term loan. Just last month, nearly 200 Texans reported receiving …

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May 07 2014

Bermuda-grass Stem Maggot Program meeting scheduled

The presence of a new Bermuda grass pest was confirmed in Van Zandt County in 2013, and producers are advised to be on the lookout. Unlike other insects that attack plants from the outside, the Bermuda grass stem maggot damages them from inside, according to Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton.  “Basically, they consume …

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