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H.S. Seniors United By Lost Wallet & Act Of Kindness

A lost wallet sparked a new friendship in North Texas. When Cedar Hill High School senior Kalen Stimpson lost her wallet she never imagined getting it back or that another high school senior would be her hero.

CBS 11–12/19/2013

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Texas Parents Going Through The Back-To-School ‘Drills’

In just three short weeks North Texas schools will be back in session. That means most parents are busy updating vaccination records and doing the ‘get ready drill.’

CBSDFW.COM–08/05/2013

Tonya Flink (credit: Haltom City Police Department)

Former H.S. Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Students

Authorities in Haltom City are releasing information about the indictment and arrest of a former high school teacher, accused of having sex with at least four students. Former Haltom High School computer technology teacher Tonya Flink was arrested in December.

CBSDFW.COM–01/18/2013

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Business Group Pushes Changes To STAAR Tests

A top business group called Wednesday for easing Texas’ tough new high school graduation standards amid widespread outcry over the set of standardized tests known as STAAR.

12/12/2012

Students relax on the lawns of a university campus. (credit: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Would Let Students Earn Tuition With Community Service

Some good news for Texas families worried about paying for college. A bill filed in the state legislature would give high school students the opportunity to earn tuition credit for doing certain community service work.

CBSDFW.COM–11/14/2012

Parents of the Bishop Lynch High School debate team wait for their children to return to North Texas. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Local H.S. Debate Team Returns After Sandy Delays

A group of North Texas high schooler’s stranded in New York City by Hurricane Sandy is finally back home. There were plenty of hugs and a few tears as the teens from Bishop Lynch High School arrived.

CBSDFW.COM–11/02/2012

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Survey: Colleges Check Applicant’s Facebook Pages

Getting into college is already a challenge for many students, and now they have something else to be concerned about.

09/12/2012

Young people in hooded tops gather on a street. (credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Local School Districts Paying Cash For Truancy Tips

A program to stop truancy in two North Texas school districts could be a moneymaker for some. Both Arlington and Mansfield are participating in the “You Earn, They Learn. Stop Truancy.” program.

08/22/2011

Students celebrate during their graduation ceremony. (credit: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)

College-Bound North Texas Teens Defy Odds & Promise Even More

Hundreds of North Texas high school students recently celebrated a major achievement. During a ceremony at SMU, some 200 students not only declared where they were going to college, but also made a commitment to graduate.

05/24/2011