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All High School Athletes May Have to Get EKGs Before Playing

It's rare, but there have been stories of high school athletes suffering heart issues on the field, and there's been more than one death.  One of those stories is too many.

A new bill is making its way through the process in Austin, and if it's passed, it would require all Texas high school athletes to get an EKG heart screening test before they can play.

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Texas Has 14 Of The Biggest High Schools In The US

I graduated with 12 people in my high school class in Nebraska, so it's hard for me to comprehend a high school where there are three thousands students.  That's huge! Or maybe it's time to admit my little class of six boys and six girls was abnormally tiny.  I graduated at the top of my class, but I don't spend much time telling people I only had 11 people behind me.  Shh...don't tell!  And those that graduated in the top 50 percent were actually in the top six.  That' doesn't happen often.

Texas has some of the biggest high schools in the US, and some of those have more than four thousand students.

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Lufkin Students To Visit NASA Later This Week

 

Some Lufkin students aren't taking the summer off to lay by the pool.  Okay, maybe they'll do that too.  But they're studying right now under the Gear Up STEM program at Lufkin High School, and they're getting to do some pretty cool things.

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Lufkin High Seniors Get Ready to Graduate

Lufkin High School graduates are practicing this morning at Abe Martin Stadium, and there are a few rules the students have to abide by.

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Determined Paralyzed Student Defies Odds By Walking at Graduation

Not since we put a man on the moon has one small step been such a big one.

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Homeless Girl Overcomes Odds to Be Named High School Valedictorian

Homework was never easy for Chelesa Fearce -- mostly because she didn't have a home to do it in.

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Angry Student Lecturing Teacher on How to Teach Goes Viral

This kid's got big brass ones. Or maybe he was just fed up. Actually, we figure it probably requires a combination of both to pull off a stunt like this.

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Teacher With Fear of Children Fighting Forced Retirement

Language teacher Maria C. Waltherr-Willard suffers from pedophobia, which means she is afraid of young children. When the 61-year-old is in the presence of the little tykes she experiences symptoms which include anxiety, chest pains and vomiting.

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