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You Could Win a College Scholarship from the William J. Clinton Foundation

The William J. Clinton Foundation is doing it again - offering students in the 11th and 12th grades an opportunity to enter it's annual essay contest, "Ideas Matter."  The winner receives a $2,500 college scholarship.

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Principal Brandy Debenport is creating a culture of reading at Nash Elementary School.
Principal Brandy Debenport is creating a culture of reading at Nash Elementary School. (Photo by Jathan Fink/Townsquare Media)
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Nash Elementary School Creates a Culture of Reading

Most parents and teachers realize that readers are taught rather than born. It isn’t often that you’ll see a child pick up a book on his own when there are so many other activities that he could be doing. That’s why the faculty at Nash Elementary is doing something to change the way students view books.

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Sandra Calloway
Sandra Calloway (Photo courtesy Tracie Calloway)
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Sandra Calloway – A Texarkana Educator Remembered

We absolutely love educators. They shape us as children and help mold us into the people we eventually become. One woman took this task seriously for 20 years, leading Texarkana’s youths by example.

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Townsquare Media-Texarkana-Photo
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Texas Side Schools Back in Session

Texas Side Schools have joined their counterparts in Arkansas back in class.

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Bomba Rosa/flickr
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School Bans Cokes at Football Games [POLL]

Alright, I understand it's good for kids to eat healthy at school, but I think the public schools in Portland Maine have lost it! They will no longer serve cokes at football games, and will offer  healthier options to eat like...are ya ready? Hummus and vegetables! Hey, don't get me wrong I like that stuff, but at a football game? Bring on the cokes and junk food!

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Photo:Town Square Media
Photo:Town Square Media
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What Kids Really Want For Back to School? [Survey]

Texarkana stores were packed this past tax- free weekend as parents hurried to find the best deals around town on school supplies and clothing.

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Redwater ISD’s Meet The Teacher Night August 23

The Redwater Volunteer Fire Dept. will be hosting their annual hamburger/hot dog supper during Redwater ISD's Meet the Teacher night, Thursday, August 23 from 5-7:30 p.m.

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Do School Food Laws Help Kids Lose Weight?

In an effort to curb rising child obesity rates, many states across the US have limited the unhealthy foods that kids can buy at school — and new evidence shows it could be paying off.

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Charles Pieters, flickr
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Should Children Go to School Year Round in Texarkana [POLL]

 

With the school season about to get underway it seems that in every part of the country the school season is starting to get longer.  A school in Louisiana already started this week. My daughter - who is a teacher in Kansas - says their school district starts Monday. All within a span of the next two weeks schools around the Texarkana area will begin their 2012 - 2013 season. I can remember when I was in school we didn't start until after Labor day.

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What You Need to Know to Save Big on Tax Free Weekend August 17-19 [POLL]

Benjamin Franklin once said, "The only things certain in life are death and taxes." Well, kinda... because Tax Free Weekend in Texas is almost here!

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The Top 10 Must See ‘Back to School’ Movies [VIDEO/POLL]

It won't be long before school buses are rolling in Texarkana and students will be heading back to the classroom. Football is right around the corner and the smell of new notebooks, paper and school supplies are already in the store.

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Help a Local Student. Fill a Backpack in Honor of Ashtyn.

In honor of Tommie Ashtyn Roden, a caring 16 year old girl who was tragically taken from us last August, we're asking everyone to fill backpacks with school supplies to help make sure area students have all the supplies they need to start the school year.

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