Texas Senate proposes $3.7 billion for mandated teacher raises

By ABBY LIVINGSTON Texas Tribune Leaders of the Texas Senate are proposing giving schools $3.7 billion to provide $5,000 pay raises to all full-time classroom teachers — on the heels of a House budget proposal that includes $7 billion more for public education. Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, filed Senate Bill 3 Tuesday morning, which… Read More Texas Senate proposes $3.7 billion for mandated teacher raises

Candlelight Tour Hosts Receive Pay in ‘Oohs & Ahhs’

By BOB PALMER, Jimplecute News Editor Two Jefferson residents who recently opened their homes for the Candlelight Tour of Homes quickly tell you the annual event takes a lot of work. “It was like putting on a play every night in your home,” Kim Shaw, whose Walnut Street house was on the tour in 2016,… Read More Candlelight Tour Hosts Receive Pay in ‘Oohs & Ahhs’