Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 12/05/2013 - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Senate leaders have unveiled a package of education reforms that includes an effort to help some public school children attend private schools.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Senate Education Chairman Dan Patrick of Houston outlined the proposals Wednesday at a Roman Catholic elementary school in Austin.
The Austin-American Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/UMQmf9 ) that Patrick backs a "tax credit scholarship" for low-income students. His plan provides businesses that donate to private school scholarship programs a credit on what they owe the state in franchise or insurance taxes.
Patrick is also calling for raising the cap on new charter schools and allowing students to transfer to any public school or district.
The senator, when it comes to accountability and testing, proposes a system of letter grades for measuring school and district performances.
Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com
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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.