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.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An expert says the poorest Texas school districts charge higher local property taxes and yet collect about a fourth less in revenue per student than the state's wealthiest districts.
Albert Cortez is policy director at the Intercultural Development Research Association.
He told Texas' school finance trial Monday that the poorest 10 percent of districts statewide levy an average of 11 cents more per $100 valuation in local property taxes compared to the wealthiest 10 percent of districts.
But Cortez said that translates to about $1,430 less in funding per student - a 25 percent difference between the two groups.
More than 600 school districts have sued the state over the way it finances schools, claiming the system is inadequate and unfair.
The trial is expected to last into January.
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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.