Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 7:30 AM - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
10-26-04 - AUSTIN (AP) Some teachers groups have brought a lawsuit to prevent bigger class sizes in Texas.
The dispute involves whether schools should be able to ignore the 22-student class size limit for kindergarten through fourth grade.
The groups, including the Texas Federation of Teachers, are concerned about a recent letter from Education Commissioner Shirley Neeley to superintendents.
The law allows school boards to seek waivers to the 20-year-old law.
The decision to seek a waiver generally must be n a school board agenda; so the public has input.
Neeley's letter outlined options that would give superintendents the authority to seek waivers directly from the Texas Education Agency, bypassing public input.
TEA spokeswoman Debbie Graves Ratcliffe says Neeley supports the class size rule; but was trying to provide boards with another option to streamline the process.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.