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Mount Vernon 69ers Planning 50th-Year Reunion
Apr18

Mount Vernon 69ers Planning 50th-Year Reunion

The Mount Vernon High School class of 1969 is holding the “69er Last-Time-Before-We-Die 50th Reunion Meal” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, in the meeting room at the El Manna Tex-Mex Restaurant, 615 I-30 West Service Road, just west of Dairy Queen in Mt. Vernon. Guests are welcome, and participants will order off the menu. No RSVPs are required. The whereabouts and contact information for several 69ers is unknown. If you...

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Saltillo FFA’s Annual Stew & Auction Planned April 25
Apr17

Saltillo FFA’s Annual Stew & Auction Planned April 25

Saltillo FFA will be holding their annual Stew and Auction on April 25 at the Kerry Garmon Gymnasium. Stew and Chili will be served at 5 p.m. with the auction starting at 6 p.m. Saltillo FFA Officers urge community members to “please come out and enjoy food and fellowship as we celebrate our community, school, and student accomplishments for the year.” Projects students have built during ag classes will be on display...

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Xavier Cork Signs To Be a Catamount of Western Carolina on Signing Day
Apr17

Xavier Cork Signs To Be a Catamount of Western Carolina on Signing Day

Xavier Cork Wildcats 6-foot-9 senior post Xavier Cork signed a letter of intent Wednesday, April 17, to play college basketball for the Western Carolina Catamounts. Western Carolina is located in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Cork, the son of the late Kevin Cork and Reshemah Wright, said the Catamounts scouted him at the Wildcats bi-district game against John Tyler. They told him they liked the way he played, crashing the boards, boxing...

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Wildcat Keaston Willis Officially Signs Letter to Play Basketball at Incarnate Word
Apr17

Wildcat Keaston Willis Officially Signs Letter to Play Basketball at Incarnate Word

Keaston Willis Wildcats senior guard Keaston Willis made it official on National Basketball Signing Day Wednesday, April 17. Willis, the son of Leanne Willis and Lonnie Gusters, signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at The University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Willis verbally committed to them several months ago. Willis said Incarnate Word first showed interest in him when he was in the eighth grade, but then...

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10 Students From 5 Schools Named 2019 Hopkins County Bright Star Scholars
Apr17

10 Students From 5 Schools Named 2019 Hopkins County Bright Star Scholars

(From left) Faith Wheeler, Rhett Reid, Akayshia Smith, Landry Tyson, Maddie Millsap, Casey Bass, Maddy Ray, Amy Sprague, Nathan Valenzuela and Jennifer Lopez-Cervantes were all recognized for their selection by the John and Deborah Gillis Foundation as Hopkins County Bright Star Scholars Students from five county high schools were recognized Tuesday night as the very first Hopkins County Bright Star Scholars. Honorees include Akayshia...

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Training Truckers at PJC
Apr16

Training Truckers at PJC

Instructor Robert Ashbreck, top right, reviews driving and safety laws with students attending the truck driving school at the PJC-Sulphur Springs Center. Anyone wishing to learn about truck driving classes and other workforce training programs offered at PJC can call 903-885-1232 or go by the campus office, located at 1137 Loop 301...

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Education Topics Presented For Senate Consideration
Apr15

Education Topics Presented For Senate Consideration

The property tax revenue cap proposal made it through another round of the Senate, while the school finance reform bill has been removed from the agenda for Tuesday’s session, Texas School Association of School Boards Government Relations department reports. Below is a round up provided by Dax Gonzalez of Texas Association of School Boards Government Relations department regarding the most recent session, as well as information...

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SSHS State UIL Essay Finalists, Academic Qualifiers Named
Apr15

SSHS State UIL Essay Finalists, Academic Qualifiers Named

Barbara Jordan Historical Essay and Latino History Essay Competitions UIL Academics sponsors two essay competitions that provide exciting opportunities for students to explore the contributions of historically underrepresented groups to the history and culture of Texas. With a focus on original research and the use of primary sources, students are encouraged to look to their own communities in finding topics for their essays. This...

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PJC hosts workshop for college, university biology instructors
Apr13

PJC hosts workshop for college, university biology instructors

Dr. Rebecca Orr, one of the presenters at the BioInteractive workshop for college instructors, taught participants on team-based learning skills. Paris Junior College recently hosted a workshop with Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) BioInteractive to assist instructors on using their free teaching resources to promote student-centered, active learning. The workshop targeted college and university instructors teaching introductory...

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Legislative Update: Education
Apr13

Legislative Update: Education

Education continues to be at the forefront of law makers’ discussions. Property tax reform, school finance reform, funding for full-day prekindergarten programs for eligible students, teacher pay raises, special programs such as gifted and talented and career and technology education, special education funding were among the items considered, Texas School Association of School Boards Government Relations department reported....

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