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Irving ISD’s Newcomer Academy Opens For Immigrant Students

Immigrant students have a new chance for success after the Irving Independent School District started part two of a new school program.

01/05/2015

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Starts Reading Program

The Facebook founder and CEO announced on his page recently that he has vowed to read a book every other week in 2015, with an emphasis on learning about different beliefs, cultures and technologies.

01/05/2015

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Fort Worth School Teaches Glassblowing To All

There’s a school in Fort Worth that’s taking in students of all ages, from all around North Texas. The lesson plan: fire up your creativity and learn how to make unique glass-blown art pieces.

12/29/2014

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Concerns Teen Who Posed As 6th Grader May Have More Victims

Hurst police have charged 17-year-old Ricardo Lugo with indecency with a child amid accusations he fondled a boy in the 3rd grade.

CBS 11–12/19/2014

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Murder Suspect Search Sends Schools Into Soft Lock Down

As the hunt for a wanted murder suspect neared the 24-hour mark in Crowley, nearby schools took precautions to protect their students.

CBS 11–12/18/2014

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Battle Over Multi-Use Little League Baseball Field At School

What could be a field of dreams in one Lake Highlands neighborhood has turned into a sore point between neighbors who live there and those wanting to build a multi-use ballpark.

CBS 11–12/18/2014

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Classmates Help Disabled 8th Grader Score First Basket

Eighth-graders at Trinity Springs Middle School gave a holiday surprise to a fellow student who just wanted to be able to shoot a basketball.

12/18/2014

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Aggies Won’t Rename Building After Perry

Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday declined an offer from Texas A&M University to rename an iconic 100-year-old academic building on the campus after the outgoing state leader.

12/18/2014

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Aggies Could Rename Building For Perry

Gov. Rick Perry could get a building named for him at the campus where he graduated in 1972. Texas A&M will consider changing the name of the Academic Building.

12/17/2014

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‘Culture’ Selected As Word Of The Year

A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind the 2014 word of the year.

12/15/2014

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D.C. Museum To Display Texas Tower Sniper’s Rifle

A Washington, D.C., museum will display the rifle that sniper Charles Whitman used to kill 16 people and wound 32 others from atop the University of Texas clock tower in 1966.

12/12/2014

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Bullying Turns To Physical Violence Against Special Needs Girl

Weeks of bullying a child with special needs escalated into violence at a local middle school. That little girl is now in a hospital recovering from a concussion.

12/11/2014