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source: Williams For Texas
source: Williams For Texas
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Perry Names First African-American Education Commissioner

Governor Rick Perry has appointed former Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams to the position of Texas Education Commissioner. Williams also happens to be the first African-American ever appointed to manage the Texas Education Agency.

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source: Black Confederate Soldiers
source: Black Confederate Soldiers
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Researcher: Blacks Fought for Confederacy

Despite heated denials from many historians, a Palestine historian says he has solid evidence that thousands of black slaves served on the side of the Confederacy in the Civil War.

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via Facebook/Lon Morris College
via Facebook/Lon Morris College
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Lon Morris College Suspends Fall Classes

Worst has come to worst at the oldest two-year college in Texas.  Officials at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville have suspended the entire fall term of classes.

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via Brazosport ISD
via Brazosport ISD
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Brazosport ISD Relaxes Dress Code

Yes indeed the times they are a'changin'. Unlike many school districts across the country, the Brazosport School District near Houston is actually relaxing its dress code. The BISD Dress Code now allows middle and high school boys to have facial hair, wear earrings and -- gasp! -- have shoulder length hair.

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Stewart Cohen, Pam Ostrow, Getty Images
Stewart Cohen, Pam Ostrow, Getty Images
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Detroit Bribes Kids with Free Pair of Shoes to Get Them to Come to School

There is no better motivation to get kids to show up for school quite like some good old fashion bribery, right? Well, the city of Detroit seems to think so.

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KBTX
KBTX
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Two Reported Dead in College Station Shooting

Police confirm two people have died after today’s shooting near the Texas A&M campus. KBTX reports the gunman is in custody.

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via Flickr/wohnai
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College Kids Can Save $$$ on Textbooks

The cost of going to college goes higher every year -- especially the costs of textbooks.  Fresh-faced high school grads enrolling in college and signing up for classes often go into "sticker shock" when they go to the campus bookstore to buy the textbooks they need.

There was a time -- in mom and dad's day -- when a student could get all the textbooks she or he needed for a couple of hundred dollars - tops.  Not any more.  Those days are long gone history.

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Teachers Need School Supplies Too

Everybody knows kids need school supplies, but we don't usually think about their teachers and their needs.  They need supplies too, but the school district isn't always able to provide everything they need. Well take heart, because their friends and neighbors at Angelina Beautiful/Clean are riding to the rescue.

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