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) - Rich schools, poor schools and charter schools are all part of the sweeping school finance lawsuit heading to trial Monday in Austin.
The trial involves lawsuits filed on behalf of about two-thirds of school districts statewide.
While the trial isn't all about money, the $5.4 billion in cuts to public education approved by the Texas Legislature in 2011 will certainly be a focal point of the case.
The districts argue that budget cuts have come amid soaring enrollment driven by low-income students. They say students from poor families are more expensive to educate.
Also, Texas has imposed tougher standardized tests and schools say they can't afford to prepare students adequately for them.
The state counters that the system - while not perfect - is constitutional.
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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.