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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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Pasadena ISD Cancels School Board Election

We've heard of a lot of things getting cancelled due to lack of interest, but a school board election?  It happened in the Houston suburb of Pasadena.

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Civil War Re-Enactors Bring History to Life at Texas Prison Camp Site

The place north of Tyler is called Camp Ford.  During the Civil War, or the War of Northern Aggression, as it's remembered in these parts, it was one of many prisoner of war camps set up across the south by the Confederate Army. 

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Local Mentors Help Teens Plan for Life After High School

A new career mentoring program is now offering Huntington, Diboll and Hudson students real-life experience under the guidance of community mentors.

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Scholarships for Children of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers

Two east Texas organizations are working to provide college scholarships for children whose fathers or mothers were wounded or killed in action while serving in the military.

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We Knew It All Along — First North Americans Were Texans

The oldest confirmed site of human habitation in the Americas has been found at a dig  just north of Austin, and it's forcing scientists to rethink theories on who the first North Americans were, where they came from and how they got here. 

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New Textbooks Are on Chopping Block in the State Budget Crisis

In addition to losing teachers, Texas schools could also lose new textbooks in the legislature's struggle to balance the state budget, and it's turning into a tug of war between the legislature and the State Board of Education.

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Texas Teachers Protest Cutting Education Funds to Balance Budget

Thousands of Texas teachers are expected to gather in Austin tomorrow to protest cutting public school funding to balance the state budget.  They say Governor Rick Perry doesn't appear to care that thousands of jobs could be lost.

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