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May 16

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

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

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

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

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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May 05

Comptroller announce cost website

 Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced the launch of a new online database that details public school construction costs since 2007, giving taxpayers more insight into how Texas public school districts have accumulated a third of all outstanding debt issued by local governments. The Texas Public Schools Construction database can be found at http://www.texastransparency.org/Special_Features/Your_Money/School_Construction/. It …

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Apr 30

DPS opens for election id

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in advance of the upcoming primary runoff election will be offering Saturday hours at select driver license offices throughout the state to issue Election Identification Certificates (EIC) only. DPS will also be deploying mobile stations to various locations across Texas in an ongoing effort to ensure Texans have …

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Apr 29

Technology takes root

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging residents to beat the summer rush at driver license offices across the state by renewing their license or identification card early or online. The summer months are typically one of the busiest times of year at driver license offices, and many eligible Texans can skip the …

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