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Update: Suspect In Alpine School Shooting Dead From Self-Inflicted Injuries

The entire school district was put on lock down after an active shooter entered Alpine High School.

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The Smartest People Don’t Always Stay in Texas

It's a brand new school year and a fresh opportunity to get good grades.  But will the best and brightest in Texas stick around after graduation?  

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Back-To-School Takes Over Social Media

If you are on social media at all this week, you will quickly understand that school has started.

As parents, there is some sort of reflex that makes us mark these back-to-school moments on Facebook, and as you might be able to see in this picture, the kids would rather just hurry up and get to class

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Kids’ Backpacks Shouldn’t Be Any Heavier Than This

School starts next week in Lufkin and all across East Texas, and kids will be cramming iPods, notebooks, Kindles, phones, a change of shoes, snacks, and maybe even a book into those backpacks.

How heavy is too heavy?  If the backpack weighs more than a certain amount, it can knock kids off balance and lead to back problems later on.  Here's the magic number.

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The Lufkin ISD is Planning a Back-to-School Bonanza

Lufkin starts school in a week and a half and back-to-school shopping is in full swing.

The amount we're spending on school supplies is, well...a good chunk of a paycheck. Ready for the amount?  We've also got a way to score a free backpack.

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Texas Colleges Aren’t The Best, But Still Good Schools for the Money

This week I heard a co-worker utter the phrase "back to school," and I had to look at my smart phone to check the date.  Really?!  We're on the downhill side of the summer already.

If you're a college student, you may be working all summer to build up some funds for tuition this fall cuz it's dang expensive.  We know we're paying a lot, but are Texas schools worth the money?  You might be surprised about the top Texas school for the price.

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The School Year is Ending. Do You Toss The Kids’ Artwork?

It's always a dilemma for parents.

Kids create art from the heart all year long in school, and although you've trashed some of it here and there, the end-of-the-year stack takes some consideration because there is guilt involved.  Keep it or junk it?

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Angelina College Releases Fall 2015 Dean’s List

Angelina College has released the names of 232 students named to the Dean’s Honor List for the Fall 2015 semester.  To qualify, students must have enrolled in at least 12 semester hours of college-level work and have attained a grade point average of 3.5 with no grade lower than a “C”. 

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New House Bill Leads to Extended School Day for Lufkin Students

According to a press release from the Lufkin Independent School District, a recently passed state House Bill will lead to a few more minutes of school for elementary and primary students. 

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Another Huge Success for the Burley Primary Turkey Trot [WATCH]

Burley Primary's annual Turkey Trot was held this past Friday morning on its campus in Lufkin and the event was another huge success. 

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Teacher’s Racy Instagram Photos Nearly Get Her Fired

It's not the student body that has some parents up in arms.

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Hudson’s Mary Ann Whiteker named Texas Superintendent of the Year

 

Huge congratulations are in order for Mary Ann Whiteker of Hudson ISD, she was named 2015 Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) by the Texas Association of School Boards in Austin on October 3.  

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