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Palestine Superintendent Jason Marshall announced Tuesday the district would forgo its COVID-19 Phase-In Plan and return to school at full capacity Monday, Aug. 31.

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Though some Texas districts with higher COVID-19 case counts are delaying school openings until September, Anderson County schools are opening this month. Palestine, Frankston, Slocum, and Elkhart school districts opened this week. Neches, and Cayuga open Monday, University Academy on Tuesda…

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With the Texas economy slowly awakening from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9.

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Today we honor the late Patsy Jackson, 88, of Palestine, for her 40 years of service as the secretary to the principal at Palestine High School for 40 years. Jackson passed away on Tuesday.

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The University of Texas at Tyler’s University Academy-Palestine selected Ben Moran to lead the K-12 campus as its new director. Moran has taught and coached students at the academy since 2012, the year it opened to about 80 students in the third through sixth grades with a group of four teachers.

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Citing the education effects of COVID-19, Rep. Cody Harris (R-Palestine) has asked the Texas Education Agency to suspend standardized tests, called STARR, for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Elkhart school board approved two key leadership promotions, drawing from the district’s own talented educators, at a time when COVID-19 precautions are challenging schools to quickly adapt instruction and its delivery. 

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Becky Rutledge, director of Palestine’s University Academy, a charter school operated by the University of Texas at Tyler, is stepping down. Rutledge joined the Academy as principal in its first year in 2012. 

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Shelly Parsons of Palestine was named University Academy Teacher of the Year for the University of Texas at Tyler’s University Academy. The school district includes three K-12 campuses in Palestine, Tyler, and Longview. 

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Palestine High School's Michael Guzman stood in shock when he learned he received a scholarship from Palestine's Railyard Customs and Collision worth $1,000 towards his college education.

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School districts across the state received instructions for opening up sports and band practices Friday when the University Interscholastic League released its recommendations for doing so.

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Barbara Dutton, Northside Elementary’s beloved principal, is calling it a career after nearly 50 years in education.

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Despite an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, state officials will allow school districts to reopen campuses on June 1 for summer school. Even with a green light from the state, however, Palestine and Westwood Independent School Districts will stick with virtual learning this summer – and possibly e…

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Tyler Junior College has announced 1,114 candidates for graduation and more than 1,200 degrees and certificates awarded for Spring 2020.

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Gov. Greg Abbott’s COVID-19 statewide precautions will delay school board and other local elections until November. Elkhart and Westwood school board elections, originally slated for May 2, have been postponed until Nov 3. 

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Texas schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered Friday. The Herald-Press reported in March that school operations would be suspended for the rest of the school year.

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Palestine students will continue to learn remotely, following Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement that students will not return to classrooms until at least May 4. Even so, parents and educators worry about academic losses and a lack of Internet access for some students.

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With spring break over and the continuing threat of novel coronavirus, local school districts are closed to students until April 6, or longer. Meantime, school districts are preparing to continue learning at home and ensure student nutrition.

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has waived the State Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year.

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On Friday, Frankston ISD reported that they are monitoring the quickly changing situation, but have not made a decision regarding closing the school at this time.

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We want to extend our thanks to our community for the concern and care that you have shown during the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19. As a district, Grapeland ISD remains committed to providing an outstanding education in a safe and secure learning environment. Out of an…

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The Cat in the Hat and Principal Barbara Dutton touch down in a field next to Northside Primary School to build excitement for reading. Pilot Lauren Sutherland flew the helicopter for Christus Mother Frances emergency medical services, based at Palestine Airport.

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More than 550 young students are gaining access to thousands of new words this spring, thanks to Palestine Rotary's dictionary project, a literacy campaign of more than 10 years.

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Westwood School Board President Don Rice announced he is not running for re-election, citing family health concerns. Rice has served on the board since 2014, and as president since 2017.

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Grapeland High School’s UIL One Act Play cast performed their upcoming competition piece “The Great Pandemonium” for the public on Sunday.

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Kasen Hobson, Julie Bowman, Miriam Mendez, and Colton Huddleston – mostly seniors at Slocum High School – had never taken culinary arts classes or competed against other culinary marketing teams. That didn't stop them from placing sixth at a regional competition in Frisco, sponsored by the T…

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Frankston students are getting a long weekend, courtesy of the flu virus. All three campuses will close Friday and Saturday for sterilization.

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Wearing braces, Dekedryn Butler smiles all the time. He's happy his teeth are straightening, but the personable Palestine High School senior has something more to smile about: His future in dentistry. 

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Palestine High School welding students took top honors at competitions in Fort Worth and San Angelo – two of the state’s biggest agriculture mechanics contests. The two FFA competitions are part of the so-called Majors – the largest agriculture mechanics shows in the state. Later this month,…

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After the defeat of two bond elections last year, school leaders will not scrap rebuilding plans for the district's aging, outmoded buildings. They are, however, taking a more inclusive approach, after bond opponents criticized them for not listening to the community.  

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Junior Rotarians from Palestine High School, seniors Jeff Renteria and Allison Byrd, shared their goals and dreams at Palestine Rotary's weekly meeting at Ben E. Keith Community Center.

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Junior Rotarians from Palestine High School, seniors Jeff Renteria and Allison Byrd, shared their goals and dreams at Palestine Rotary's weekly meeting at Ben E. Keith Community Center.

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Members of the Frankston School Board will meet Wednesday in closed session to review applications and establish a timeline for replacing former Superintendent John Allen. Allen resigned amidst controversy in October, and board members previously have said they want to name a replacement bef…

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