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Honor Student Cleared of Truancy Charge

A judge in Montgomery County has come to his senses, and has dropped the contempt citation he slapped on a high school honors student he put in jail for truancy.  The 17 year old student is also refusing to accept financial donations that are pouring in from around the world.

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Six-Year-Old Girl Becomes Youngest Ever to Qualify for National Spelling Bee

In general, most youngsters like six-year-old Lori Anne Madison are squarely focused on toys and cartoons. But Madison recently became the youngest person ever to qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the contest’s 87-year history.

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Update: Lon Morris College Closes, Hoping to Reopen

Push has finally come to shove at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville. Facing the worst financial crisis in its 158 year history, and acting on the advice of outside consultants, the Lon Morris Board of Trustees has furloughed the school's faculty and staff and shut the school down.

The small private two year college is teetering on the brink of oblivion, but hoping to reopen in the fall.

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All Faculty and Staff at Lon Morris College Terminated – Via E-mail

This is not a late April Fool’s joke, although many wish it was.

Lon Morris College in Jacksonville has been undergoing major financial struggles over the past few years, and according to a report, those struggles came to a head with the firing of all employees…via e-mail notice. 

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Ashby and LISD Officials Blast Beck Campaign Flyer

Lufkin School Board President Trent Ashby and school district officials are blasting a political flyer that accused Ashby of raising taxes to give the superintendent a big pay raise.

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Chamber of Commerce Calls for Testing Reform

The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce is the first Chamber in the state to send a board-approved resolution to Austin expressing serious concerns over what standardized testing is doing to Texas’ public schools, and to school students.

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Lon Morris College in Deep Financial Trouble

Lon Morris College in Jacksonville is in serious trouble. It may be forced to close if it can't solve its financial problems.  That's why the private two-year college is looking to hire a firm that specializes in reorganization to help it keep the doors open.

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Lots of Fun Things for Kids This Summer

Summer vacation is coming up fast, and many parents are looking for ways to keep their kids busy and having summer fun at the same time.  The good news is that there are plenty of fun things for kids to do and places for them to go in the summer time.  The bad news?  Rest easy. There's no bad news.

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