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Texarkana Police Start “See Something, Say Something” Campaign

Due to the horrific events that have occurred recently involving school shootings the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, in conjunction with the Texarkana Arkansas School District, is launching “See Something, Say Something” campaign to heighten awareness of potential threats against our children and in our schools. Its simple, if you see or hear something that alludes to a possibly dangerous or harmful circumstance, call and report it.  With the community working together both inside and outside of our school walls we can assure our children’s’ safety. To report suspicious activity, contact your TAPD at 903-798-3130. Describe specifically what you observed, including:

Who or what you saw;
When you saw it;
What you heard;
Where it occurred; and
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February  2018, Texarkana, TX- More than 530 students earned a spot on Texarkana College’s scholastic honor roll for fall 2017 by earning high-grade point averages (GPA) in twelve or more college-level semester credit hours. Students on the President’s List earned a 3.8 GPA or higher and students earning GPAs of 3.2 or higher were placed on the Dean’s List. Students in academic, workforce, as well as high school students participating in dual credit or early admissions courses, are eligible for placement on TC’s honor rolls. “It is evident that our students are committed to achieving their dreams of earning college credit, furthering their academic goals, and bettering their futures,” said James Henry Russell, TC President. “Often our students have to overcome barriers that try to keep them from college completion; however, they make the most of their challenges and strive toward excellence. Continue Reading →

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Aspiring Americans Scholarship Application Released

Undocumented and DACA-Eligible Students Encouraged to Apply
Oklahoma City, OK, February 15, 2018– Aspiring Americans has announced the beginning of the application process for the Aspiring Americans Scholarship 2018, a scholarship benefitting students displaying high academic achievement who do not qualify for federal financial aid. Luis Hidalgo program director of Aspiring Americans said this morning: “The Aspiring Americans Scholarship is a yearly effort to reward those students in the community who despite all obstacles, have chosen to continue their education demonstrating commitment and strong moral character.” Over the last 3 years, Aspiring Americans has been able to award tens of thousands of dollars to students across Oklahoma thanks to generous donations from community members, businesses, and universities.  The application process will be open from February 15, 2018 to March 15, 2018 through the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma (CFO) scholarship portal at: Aspiring Americans is a program of Scissortail Community Development Corporation as part of its mission of economic and social development in Oklahoma. The Aspiring Americans mission is to help undocumented students and families in Oklahoma pursue the highest education possible and facilitate their successful enrollment in colleges and universities across the state. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Foundation Receives $3,272 Gift from Texarkana Noon Lions Club

The Texarkana Noon Lions Club presented a $3,272 check to the Texarkana College Foundation today at a check presentation ceremony held at 10 AM in the lobby of the Texarkana College Nelson Administration Building. The gift represents proceeds from a recent gun raffle by the Lions Club and will be used for student scholarships. Lions Club representative, Selden McMillin, said, “It is important for us to support our community and we are proud to give these scholarships.”

Katie Andrus, director of the TC Foundation, said the gift will have a big impact on students. “We are so appreciative of the Lion’s Club generous donation and their commitment to higher education,” said Andrus. “The Lions have made education a priority when it comes to supporting our community through their fundraising efforts. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana, TX- Texarkana College Trustees learned today that dual credit courses offer students a significant advantage when it comes to college completion. Dual credit courses, delivered through partnerships between high schools and colleges, offer high school students the option to take college-level courses on their own campus at a fraction of the cost of typical university tuition. Students simultaneously earn high school and college credit, saving college-bound students thousands of dollars in tuition and valuable time toward degree completion. However, research recently released from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) shows that economically disadvantaged students across the state are less likely to complete dual credit courses, raising questions as to why the disparity in enrollment exists. The THECB commissioned the RAND Corporation to conduct a study on dual credit courses offered on high school campuses across Texas. Continue Reading →

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Maud ISD Robotics Team Advances to State

Maud, TX – On January 19th Maud ISD’s Twitter feed published the great news about second and third place winners in the robotics contest.  According to the tweet from the official Maud ISD Twitter Feed the school had at least two teams place. Holden, Evan, Jacob, and Robert all worked on a team that placed third in the overall competition.  Kullen and Jared’s team placed second and as a result, they will advance to the state level competition. Mrs. Hilton is the sponsor for the Robotic Team out of Maud and the team’s hard work is being recognized throughout the district. Continue Reading →

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Governor Hutchinson Visits North Heights Jr. High Coding Program

Texarkana, AR- Governor Asa Hutchinson visited Texarkana Arkansas Independent School District’s (TASD) North Heights Jr. High this morning.  The planned visit allowed the Governor to meet with teachers and students in the school’s coding department.  North Heights has obtained national recognition for the coding program at the school and the Governor was present to honor and observe the program in action. Governor Hutchinson initiated the coding program during his first year in office.  The program has propelled school districts across the state into positions of leadership in coding classes and programs.  TASD has been honored as one of the leaders in the state as the program continues to help a new generation of children learn about computer programming and its applications. Continue Reading →

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Parents Will Win $45,000 in Scholarship Prizes at 2018 Oklahoma School Choice Summit and Expo

Event Will Showcase Different Education Options Available to Families
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attendees at this year’s Oklahoma School Choice Summit and Expo can enter into a drawing to win one of three $15,000 scholarships offered by the Opportunity Scholarship Fund to be awarded at the event. Winners will be announced during the keynote program from 7 to 9 PM, which will feature remarks from national school choice proponent Roland Martin. The keynote portion of the event will also feature a panel discussion with Oklahoma legislators led by former Oklahoma lawmaker Jabar Shumate. The event will take place on January 25 from 4PM to 9PM at OCU’s Meinders School of Business on 250 N. Blackwelder Ave in Oklahoma City. Continue Reading →

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Arkansas High Redline to Sponsor Dance Clinic

Texarkana, AR- The Arkansas High School Redline will sponsor a “Redline Mini-Clinic” on Saturday, January 13, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The cost for pre-registration is $25 by January 12.  On the day of the clinic, the cost will be $30. The dance clinic is open to girls from grades K-8 and is designed to be an introduction to the Razorback Redline Drill Team.  Participants will learn dance steps, dance techniques and learn a dance to be performed at an Arkansas High basketball game. Check-in for the clinic will start at 8:45 a.m. at the Arkansas High Gym.  Girls should wear shorts or leggings, T-Shirt, and tennis shoes.  Participants will receive a T-Shirt to be worn the night of their performance.  All questions or inquiries should be sent to the Redline Coach at

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Maud Elementary Completes Canned Food Drive

Maud, TX- As elementary students prepare for the final countdown to Christmas, the Maud Elementary students can be proud to know that they have made someone’s Christmas a little brighter this year.  Roughly four days ago the school announced the completion of the STUCO Canned Food Drive on their twitter feed.  The small East Texas school managed to donate 1,157 cans of food this year in their drive. The school reported that Mrs. Jones’ elementary class collected the most canned items with an impressive 340 cans. Those wishing to follow Maud’s news and notices may do so by following them on Twitter at
To Mrs. Jones’ and all the teachers, parents, and especially the children of Maud Elementary School, we want you to know that all of East Texas and the Four States area and News has seen your shining beacon of love and devotion during this Christmas season of giving.  Thank you for giving back and may you have a most wonderful and blessed Christmas!  

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