Parents Tell JISD Administrators They Want ‘Quality’ Teachers & to Help

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor When state accountability ratings branded Jefferson Elementary School with a failing grade, the shock could be felt through the entire community. Superintendent Rob Barnwell assured parents at a public forum Tuesday to discuss the accountability ratings that the district was not going to hide the failure from the community… Read More Parents Tell JISD Administrators They Want ‘Quality’ Teachers & to Help

Book Review | “The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier”

“THE OUTLAW OCEAN: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier” By Ian Urbina Anarchy reigns on the high seas as a New York Times investigative reporter travels the world’s oceans. Early on, Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award winner Urbina (Life’s Little Annoyances: True Tales of People Who Just Can’t Take It Anymore, 2005) writes that… Read More Book Review | “The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier”

Gala Awards Evening Crowns Theater Season

Opera House Theatre Players president, Marcia Thomas presented awards at the annual YNOT (Tony spelled backwards) Awards gala Saturday. The Sherry-Dorothy-Kathy Big Heart Award for faithful and industrious work over a period of time went to Charles and Dian Beaird of Hallsville. A new award, created just this season, The Good Neighbor Award, went to… Read More Gala Awards Evening Crowns Theater Season

Report details progress in school safety

AUSTIN — The Texas School Safety Update, a report highlighting progress made to keep students and teachers safe at school, was released by Gov. Greg Abbott on August 27. The report gives Texans an update on efforts by the governor’s office, the Legislature and state agencies toward implementing recommendations made in the School Safety Action… Read More Report details progress in school safety