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Lufkin Middle School Seeking Community Donations

Hey, real fast.  The Lufkin Middle School "clothes closet" in running in short supply for children in need, and is seeking community donations.  The most notable items required are pants and polo shirts.   Due to uniform policy, polo's can be any solid color except for red.  Pants can be "navy", "black", or "khaki".

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Bomb Threats Lead to Evacuations at University of Texas and North Dakota State

Bomb threats have been made against the University of Texas and North Dakota State University, leading to both campuses' immediate evacuation of students and personnel.

According to University of Texas spokesperson Rhonda Weldon, the school received a call shortly before 9 a

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source: U.S. Navy Historical Center
source: U.S. Navy Historical Center
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Scientists Explore Civil War Wreck off Galveston

The Houston Chronicle reports the Union Navy's USS Hatteras was sent to the bottom on January 11, 1863, about 20 miles from Galveston. The Hatteras went down while the rest of the Union fleet bombarded the Confederate Garrison on Galveston Island.

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What Type of School Provides Kids with the Best Education? — Survey of the Day

Every child in the United States is entitled to a free public school education. However, according to a new survey from Gallup of 1012 adults, public schools rate lowest among all the education options children have.

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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
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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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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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