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ACLU Says Holding School Functions in Local Churches is Unconstitutional

The American Civil Liberties Union has put the Lufkin School District on notice that it's unconstitutional to hold school functions in local churches.

In a letter to the LISD Board, the ACLU says the school district is violating the First Amendment by hosting events such as the National Honor Society induction, senior breakfast, special education graduation and a handful of teacher workshops at First United Methodist Church, and a teacher development workshop at Southside Baptist Church.

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Never Leave A Child Alone In A Car

With hot summer weather getting closer every day, police and child safety experts are pleading with parents to never EVER leave their children alone in a car.  This appeal brings back terrible and painful memories in Lufkin, where a three month old baby girl died last summer in a car parked outside her father's place of work.  Her father forgot his infant daughter was in the car.

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LISD Cuts $1.5 Million Out of Schools’ Budget. Many More Cuts Probable.

The Lufkin School Board is in the process of cutting roughly one and a half million dollars out of the annual budget, and the cuts aren't expected to stop there.

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Angry LSU Students Chase Would-Be Flag Burner Off the Campus

A Louisiana State University graduate student picked the wrong place to announce plans to burn an American flag Wednesday. Nearly a thousand angry LSU students chased him off the campus in Baton Rouge

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Federal Judge Allows Evening Early Voting in School Bond Election

A federal judge in Marshall has ruled the Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD will be allowed to offer evening convenience voting in its bond and trustee election.

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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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