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'Mr. Pete' Long, educator and community supporter, leaves behind a legacy of respect and dignity

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For all the power of Google and the Internet, it can’t tell you much about Pete Long. But generation after generation of students and teachers who attended North Hopkins school can testify to the greatness of the longtime educator and community supporter who died Monday at the age of 96.


Yantis continues strong UIL legacy as 15 students advance to regional contest

Yantis’ students continue to shine in academic University Interscholastic League competition, setting the bar high in several categories going into regional competition.


April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month; people asked to wear blue Wednesday to show support

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Last year, 220 Texas children died and more than 83,000 separate allegations of abuse or neglect were confirmed in Texas by Child Protective Services. In Region 4, which covers Northeast Texas from Bowie to Lamar County down to Anderson and Panola counties, 14 children died between Sept. 1, 2007, and Aug. 31, 2008.


Good Kids Doing Good Things

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Jump Rope for Heart
Bowie Elementary School students Hunter Salverino, Elizabeth Duncan, Noah Hemby and Sydney Washburn stand with teacher Suzy Rost Friday. The four students raised the most money to benefit the American Heart Association during the school’s Jump Rope for Heart event. Seventy students participated in the event during their physical education classes and raised a total of $3,693.

Multi-talented Kaci Mohon stays busy, garners awards and wins a spot in Honors College at TAMU-Commerce

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Being Kaci Mohon is a full-time job. Between music and math, the Sulphur Springs High School senior has little time to breathe. On the day of our interview, she had just enough time to talk before scooting off for a cantata rehearsal at First United Methodist Church, where she was playing clarinet in the church’s small orchestra.

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