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Need a Job? East Texas School Districts Are Hiring Bus Drivers.

Over the summer, a bus driver in Nacogdoches was awarded as the top bus driver in Texas.  Wanna join him?  The Nacogdoches ISD is hiring bus drivers now.

The Nacogdoches ISD in conjunction with Property Casualty Alliance of Texas presented Joe Page Jr. with a plaque, personalized jacket and a check in the amount of $1,000 over the summer for being the best bus driver in Texas.  Bus Drivers were evaluated on their driving record, relationships with riders and their parents, overall demeanor, and leadership, just to name a few.

Now the Nacogdoches ISD and one other East Texas district are hiring drivers.

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East Texas Bell-Ringer Ties Record

An East Texas man tied this year's record for the longest consecutive bell-ringing streak in the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.

Andre Thompson of Tyler joined fellow ringers, Salvation Army Maj. Marcelino "Butch" Soriano in San Diego, and James Brickson of Albert Lea, Minnesota in the record books, by ringing for more than one hundred consecutive hours.

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Texas Teacher Killed in Libya

The man making national news after being shot and killed while jogging on a street in Libya Thursday morning, was a teacher from Texas.

Ronnie Smith was from Austin, and took a job teaching chemistry at the International School in Benghazi.

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Weather Could Be Messy This Weekend

I hope you strung up the Christmas lights on the outside of the house last weekend, because this will not be the weekend to do it!  Unless of course you like getting pelted in the face with rain and a ball of sleet while you're up there on the ladder.

We'll avoid the worst of the wintry weather that's about to hit Texas, but the National Weather Service says we'll have the chance of freezing rain by Saturday night.

When will it end?

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US 59 Still Impacted Today By Fatal Accident

One person died Monday in an accident on US 59 involving two 18-Wheelers and a school bus.

The road was still closed Tuesday morning because of the cleanup and investigation, and detours were set up.

The Lufkin School District says three children and the driver were the only ones on board the bus at the time, and none of them needed treatment for anything other than minor injuries.

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Texas Woman Waits 68 Years to Discover Unbelievable Fate of Husband [VIDEO]

Peggy Harris of Vernon, Texas couldn’t get a straight answer as to what happened to her husband in WWII, until she finally got the unbelievable answer decades later.

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