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Yantis number sense team wins district championship

(Left to right) Corey Harrsion, Lila Hurley, coach Becky Barnes, Taelor Rawson and Alyssa Bussell smile for the camera during an assembly to recognize their district championship win in number sense Wednesday in Fruitvale. The team will compete at regionals in Nacogdoches on April 16. Staff Photo by Luis Noble

Yantis spelling/vocabulary team wins district title

The 2011 Yantis High School spelling/vocabulary team won their eighth district championship during Wednesday’s competition in Fruitvale. Pictured are (left to right) Allen Rose, Samantha Dodgen, Lila Hurley, Dylan Beech and coach Chip Mathews. The team will compete at the regional UIL meet in Nacogdoches on April 16. Staff Photo by Luis Noble

School leaders ask lawmakers to ease up on unfunded mandates

(Note: This is the last article in  a series detailing local  superintendents’ greatest financial concerns for county school districts.) Texas schools are chastised by legislators for having too many non-teaching staff members on the payroll, but according to school officials, that’s just an example of government’s poor management skills.


Slew of activities get under way this weekend at Cooper Lake State Park

Cooper Lake State Park has scheduled a slew of activities which should find a little something for all ages and outdoor enthusiasts in April.


Blacklands Railroad signs new 10-year contract

Sulphur Springs-based Blacklands Railroad has signed a new 10-year lease with Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District [NETEX], according to Blacklands President Wayne Defebaugh.

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