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.
BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- Silo public school parents, alumni and staff are concerned for the future of Silo Schools. Tuesday night they met to talk about a plan to help them accommodate more students, on a tight budget.
Parents and alumni organized this committee after the bond issue failed for a fourth time. Their goal is to come up with a plan to advocate for the school, and get future school bonds passed. They say the future of Silo kids depends on it.
Silo Schools tried for a fourth time in January to pass a $2.3 million school bond. It would have added extra classrooms and security to the campus, but it was shot down by voters.
This year more than 60 new students enrolled at Silo and the school is already at double capacity. Tonight the committee discussed those over-crowding issues and laid out a plan to help promote the next bond. They say the school cannot continue to effectively teach students in their current facilities.
They fear if the bond keeps failing, they'll keep losing kids to other school districts.
"It's all about who can provide the best for my child, or your child. That's what the bottom line is. We ought to be all on board doing whatever we can. And the way we're talking right now, worst case scenario, you're talking an 8 percent increase in property tax," Bo McIlvoy said.
Silo Superintendent Dr. Bill Caruthers says the school has not called for a bond election yet, but they do expect to be on May's ballot.
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.