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Scammers responsible for billions in losses

By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com It could happen to anyone, and to some, that “it” in question is a terrifying proposition. Picture this: you receive a call at your workplace, and the voice on the other end is spouting off legal jargon a…
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'The Real McCoy' - Celebrating Black History Month

By Jan Whitejan@hccourier.com You’ve heard the phrase “That’s the real McCoy,” when someone describes a person or object as the genuine article, not some knock-off or fake. But have you ever wondered where the phrase came from? The Industrial Revolution was a period of rapid expansion of science, mechanization, and technology in the 18th century and marked the transformation of the largely rural way of life into an industrialized urban lifestyle. One of the most impactful inventions of that time was the steam engine, which revolutionized the manufacturing and transportation industries. The first steam locomotives were imported from England in 1829 and were used for transporting both materials and people across the country. Reliability was the cornerstone of the locomotive industry – if a train didn’t reach its destination on time, both manufacturers and communities suffered the consequences. For the steam engines to function correctly, they needed a constant supply of lubricating oil…
The COCISD Board of Trustees showed off the fun gifts they received at the school board meeting on Monday, Jan. 23, for School Board Recognition Month. Pictured from left: Trustee William B. Baker, Board Secretary Barbara Moore, President Paul Buchanan, Superintendent Dr. Bryan Taulton, Trustee Alec McGowen, Trustee Berlin Bradford, and Trustee Tony Sewell. Courtesy Photo by J.W. Kirkham

District moves to 4-day week

The COCISD Board of Trustees showed off the fun gifts they received at the school board meeting on Monday, Jan. 23, for School Board Recognition Month. Pictured from left: Trustee William B. Baker, Board Secretary Barbara Moore, President Paul Buchanan, Superintendent Dr. Bryan Taulton, Trustee Alec McGowen, Trustee Berlin Bradford, and Trustee Tony Sewell. Courtesy Photo by J.W. Kirkham By Tony Farkasnews@sanjacnews.com COLDSPRING — The Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD officially approved the district’s move to a four-day school week on Jan. 23. Superintendent Dr. Bryan Taulton the district has studied the matter for several months, finding that 80 percent of parents and guardians were in support of the move. Taulton said the district will take Fridays off, which will allow the staff to prioritize education, as Fridays have a higher than average absenteeism and early leaving, as well as children losing education time to extracurricular activities. Along with education, the move will help…
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Volunteer receptionist needed for G.R.A.C.E. Pregnancy Outreach

By Emily Banks Wooteneditor@polkenterprise.com G.R.A.C.E. Pregnancy Outreach has an immediate need for a volunteer receptionist. Tasks will include greeting clients, answering the phone, data entry, social media posting and scheduling appointments. “We are looking for an individual who has a heart for parents in need of our services. It must be someone dependable, trustworthy and trainable,” Executive Director Misty Nettles said. Applications may be picked up at 414 S. Washington in Livingston. G.R.A.C.E. Pregnancy Outreach offers prenatal care, education, community referrals, peer counseling and materials assistance to Polk and 18 other surrounding counties and all the services are free. The program operates out of its location at 414 S. Washington in Livingston. Pregnancy tests, Medicaid referrals and limited ultrasounds are offered. Additionally, referrals for housing, job searches, childcare and food are also offered. The group works closely with Oasis Resale Shop and Habitat for…
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Students place in academic contests

COLDSPRING — On Jan. 21, 29 Shepherd ISD students placed in several events in the District UIL competition in Coldspring. In art, Kallie Hammond placed second, Jeremy Cutia sixth, Emily Marcial-Gayton fifth, and Ellie Aills placed fourth. In chess, Theo Waterman placed second and Stephen Parker placed fourth. In dictionary skills, Paul Jimenez fifth and Kadience Smith sixth. In editorial writing, Addyson Morgan took first place, Karolyn Hollingsworth second, Jayla Fisher sixth, and Jordan Thomas placed fifth. In impromptu speaking, Brooklyn White placed first, Kaylie Medrano third, Felipe Aureliano fourth, and Bree Chamblee placed first. In mathematics, Michael Watson placed fourth and Jake Papp placed fifth. In modern oratory, Kaylee Kangas placed second and Bree Chamblee third. In music memory, Faith May placed first and Adrianna Miles fifth. In number sense, Richardo Lucio placed third. In ready writing, Olivia Morales placed fifth. In science, Jake Papp placed first and Harley…

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Scammers responsible for billions in losses

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By Chris Edwardsnews@tylercountybooster.com It could happen to anyone, and to some, that “it” in question is a terrifying proposition. Picture this: you receive a call at your workplace, and the voice on the other end is spouting off legal jargon a mile-a-minute; threatening your imminent arrest if you don’t pay X amount of money to settle some debt from 12 years before. Such a call, whether it is from someone claiming to be law enforcement, a lawyer or a bounty hunter, can certainly be jarring…

Trinity County News

The Trinity School Board honored employees of the month Cheyanne Evans, professional; Leivaca Anderson, paraprofessional; and Cassie Stubbs, support staff. Pictured are (from left) Board member Judy Bishop, Technology Director Barry Coleman, Cassie Stubbs, Leivaca Anderson, Cheyanne Evans, and Brittaney Cassidy, High School Principal.

Superintendant to explore calendar change

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The Trinity School Board honored employees of the month Cheyanne Evans, professional; Leivaca Anderson, paraprofessional; and Cassie Stubbs, support staff. Pictured are (from left) Board member Judy Bishop, Technology Director Barry Coleman, Cassie Stubbs, Leivaca Anderson, Cheyanne Evans, and Brittaney Cassidy, High School Principal. By Tony Farkaseditor@trinityconews.com TRINITY — The Trinity ISD Board gave its blessing to begin researching moving to a four-day school week. Superintendent Dr.…

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Real McCoy

'The Real McCoy' - Celebrating Black History Month

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By Jan Whitejan@hccourier.com You’ve heard the phrase “That’s the real McCoy,” when someone describes a person or object as the genuine article, not some knock-off or fake. But have you ever wondered where the phrase came from? The Industrial Revolution was a period of rapid expansion of science, mechanization, and technology in the 18th century and marked the transformation of the largely rural way of life into an industrialized urban lifestyle. One of the most impactful inventions of that…

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Volunteer receptionist needed for G.R.A.C.E. Pregnancy Outreach

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By Emily Banks Wooteneditor@polkenterprise.com G.R.A.C.E. Pregnancy Outreach has an immediate need for a volunteer receptionist. Tasks will include greeting clients, answering the phone, data entry, social media posting and scheduling appointments. “We are looking for an individual who has a heart for parents in need of our services. It must be someone dependable, trustworthy and trainable,” Executive Director Misty Nettles said. Applications may be picked up at 414 S. Washington in Livingston.…

San Jacinto County News

The COCISD Board of Trustees showed off the fun gifts they received at the school board meeting on Monday, Jan. 23, for School Board Recognition Month. Pictured from left: Trustee William B. Baker, Board Secretary Barbara Moore, President Paul Buchanan, Superintendent Dr. Bryan Taulton, Trustee Alec McGowen, Trustee Berlin Bradford, and Trustee Tony Sewell. Courtesy Photo by J.W. Kirkham

District moves to 4-day week

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The COCISD Board of Trustees showed off the fun gifts they received at the school board meeting on Monday, Jan. 23, for School Board Recognition Month. Pictured from left: Trustee William B. Baker, Board Secretary Barbara Moore, President Paul Buchanan, Superintendent Dr. Bryan Taulton, Trustee Alec McGowen, Trustee Berlin Bradford, and Trustee Tony Sewell. Courtesy Photo by J.W. Kirkham By Tony Farkasnews@sanjacnews.com COLDSPRING — The Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD officially approved the…

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