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Lufkin HS Grads Get $3.6 Million Dollars in College Scholarships

Dozens of Lufkin High School seniors have been awarded a total of $3.6 million in college scholarships.  2011 has been the biggest year for scholarships ever in Lufkin.

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Powerful Aggie Alums Don’t Like Perry Higher Education Reforms

Governor Rick Perry's ideas for reforming higher education are drawing criticism from some powerful people at his own Alma Mater, Texas A&M.

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Islamic School In Tyler Getting National Accreditation

The Islamic Faith Academy of Tyler has been recommended for accreditation by AdvancED, an accreditation and school improvement company that works with more than 27,000 public and private schools around the world.

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Sexually Explicit Photos and Technology Equal Trouble for Naive Youngsters

My boyfriend wouldn't do that....would he?  All over the world, young women and teenage girls are learning, to their dismay, that their boyfriends really did do that.  He put their precious private - and explicit - photos on the Internet.

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Houston Boy Brings Gun To School – 3 Injured

A six year old boy brought a gun to school and injured himself and two others in the cafeteria when it fell out of his pocket. Luckily, no one was badly hurt, but the incident raises questions we have all heard too many times before- How safe are our schools? How do we enforce stricter gun laws?

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Pineywoods Community Academy Adding Senior High Grades, One Grade at a Time

The enrollment at Lufkin's Pineywoods Community Academy charter school is increasing so fast it is rapidly becoming a one-stop school for all grades, Pre-K through 12.

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Civil War Sesquicentennial Observed at Museum in Fort Worth

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, and there's a special place in Fort Worth where Texans can remember those who fought and died on both sides of that conflict.

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Angelina School Districts Could Lose $1 Million if Budget Passes

The state budget bill just passed by the Texas  House would cut state funding of public schools by $8 billion dollars.  Every school district in the state would be affected.  School districts in Angelina County would lose $1 million each, and local school officials say they're worried.

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