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Students Told Not to Speak Spanish at School

A school principal in Hempstead, Texas, a small town located 50 miles west of Houston, was suspended with pay and will not have her contract renewed after announcing on the school's public address system that students were not to speak Spanish on school grounds.

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Ellen Trout Zoo Lays Groundwork For Baby Jaguars!

Ellen Trout Zoo already had a Baby Lion last year, now some of the smaller cats might be moving into the spotlight.

According to Zoo Director Gordon Henley,  Kabah, a 142 pound, male Jaguar arrived yesterday afternoon at the Ellen Trout Zoo.

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School Supplies Aren’t Cheap – How Much Do You Spend?

It seems like school just ended, but now we're just a few weeks away from the fall semester.

I have a 5-year old that will start kindergarten on August 26th, and we're planning to do lots of shopping for school supplies and new clothes in August.  It's exciting in some ways to start school, but it's expensive!

School supply lists in Lufkin can run about $50, and in some surrounding cities the totals for notebooks, pencils, glue, and all of the other necessities can push closer to $100.  That's not the new Hello Kitty shirts and fancy tennis shoes.  That total only includes the classroom supplies.  

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Nacogdoches Independent High School District Wins Stellar Recognition

Until now, I never gave it a second thought, on how schools make money.  Have I got your wheels turning too?

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Afterschool Program Gives Kids the Chance to Read to Shelter Animals

Reading is great for kids. Reading to animals is great for everyone.

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Spanish Teacher Fired for Calling Student Racially-Charged Term in Awful Translation Screwup

You really do need to be careful about the words you use.

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Angry Student Lecturing Teacher on How to Teach Goes Viral

This kid's got big brass ones. Or maybe he was just fed up. Actually, we figure it probably requires a combination of both to pull off a stunt like this.

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After 51 Years of Marriage, Retired Great-Grandparents Are Going Back to College

You’re never too old to learn.

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