Monday, August 13, 2018
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Education Service Center Region 12 will have information sessions about its Teacher Preparation & Certification Program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays weekly throughout the month of August. Anyone interested in becoming a teacher or considering a career change is encouraged to attend. The sessions precede the start of fall classes Sept. 3.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

As they respond to a Department of Education investigation into the state’s special education practices, school districts and the Texas Education Agency are under the microscope this school year to correct mistakes that denied children educational services needed to succeed in school.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The city of Charlottesville marked the anniversary of last summer's white supremacist violence that sent ripples through the country with largely peaceful vigils and other events, but police had a brief, tense confrontation with demonstrators angry over the heavy security presence there this weekend.

Friday, August 10, 2018

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — On a glorious, late-spring day, Maya Little strode across the poplar-lined University of North Carolina quadrangle, past protesters and a uniformed officer. She stepped onto the base of the Confederate soldier statue that has stood there since 1913, and splashed it with a mixture of red ink and her own blood.

DILLEY, Texas (AP) — A little boy with closely cropped hair was sitting quietly and grinning when he suddenly sprang to his feet and tried to swipe a brownie off a nearby tray. He couldn't quite reach it, though, instead sending crumbs and napkins in all directions and eliciting happy squeals from two children nearby.

In the next few weeks a wave of 17- and 18-year-olds will enroll at our colleges and universities as freshmen. They have grown up in a post 9/11 world, too young to remember the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. They were mere infants, or yet to be born when that fateful morning dawned.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

The Heart of Texas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America recently provided monetary awards and medals to cadets who have demonstrated outstanding performance at five local high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

A deadly tick is fueling a squabble between Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, cattle raisers and several governmental agencies, and the health of Texas’ beef industry could suffer without a timely solution, a spokesman for the Waco-based Texas Farm Bureau said Wednesday.

Customers hitting the stores for back-to-school shopping this weekend will save $8 on every $100 spent on supplies and selected clothing items, as Texas sponsors its annual sales tax holiday Friday through Sunday.

Waco City Council member Andrea Barefield, City Center Waco Director Megan Henderson and city project engineer Steve Martin will give presentations during a North East Riverside Neighborhood Association meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the East Waco Library, 901 Elm Ave. The meeting is open to the public.