Education

Rusk VFW sponsoring scholarship contests
The Rusk Veterans of Foreign Wars post is hosting the annual Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship program. The program is open to students in grades 6-8...
Jacksonville Literacy Council Graduate
The Jacksonville Literacy Council congratulates Pablo Suacedo upon earning his GED on Saturday, Aug. 26 and graduating on Tuesday, Aug. 29. He...


AISD approves proposed 17-18 budget
The Alto ISD school board approved their 2017-18 proposed budget and tax rate during their monthly meeting, held Monday night. The district approved a tax rate of $1.30 per...
Houston-Area Technical Colleges Receive $200,000 in Educational...
Forty-nine students from seven Houston-area technical colleges and institutions received $200,000 in vocational scholarships from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for...
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Anne Barab was the guest speaker during the annual Jacksonville ISD Convocation, held Aug. 18. Mrs. Barab is the author of The Sooner You Laugh, the Faster You Heal and 7 Secrets to Speaking so People Will Listen. Picture perfect start: JISD kicks off year at convocation
Jacksonville ISD started off a “Picture Perfect Year” with the annual JISD Convocation event on August 18. More than 1,000 staff members,...


Region 7 Education Service Center announces 2018 Teachers of the Year
Region 7 Education Service Center is honored to announce that Rachel George from Marshall ISD and Kathleen Brown from Palestine ISD have been named Elementary and Secondary...
SFA’s Music Prep offering harp lessons for fall semester
The Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will offer harp lessons for the upcoming fall semester. Award-winning harpist...
Nichols calls special session ‘success’ for public schools
Austin -- On Aug. 15, the 85th Legislative, First Called Special Session came to a close after significant legislation to benefit public schools in Texas was passed. ...
Arbor Day Foundation offers Tree-Care Booklet
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly...
DPS Reminds Drivers to Help Keep Children Safe As New School Year...
As we embark on the new school year, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) cautions Texans to watch for children who are walking to and from school or waiting for...
Dr. Peter Csanyi to serve as 2017-18 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence...
Dr. Peter Csanyi, vice-chair for international relations and international projects, and Erasmus + program coordinator in the Department of Political Science at Alexander...
SFA Gardens to host Permaculture Design
Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host Permaculture Design 101 with Theron Beaudreau from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 26 at the Brundrett Conservation...
SFA dance program co-coordinators present research in Paris, France
Heather Samuelson and Haley Jameson, co-coordinators of Stephen F. Austin State University’s dance program, presented research at the Twelfth International Conference on...
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension announces Food Handlers Class
Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers program is now being offered here at the Cherokee County Courthouse Annex 165 East 6th St. #104, Rusk....
Alto Football Tickets
Alto ISD football tickets will go on sale to season ticket holders on Monday, Aug. 7. Only those people who held tickets last year may purchase tickets through Aug. 18....
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