School News
  • Austin College has installed an electric vehicle charging station, the latest move in a series of strides toward a more sustainable campus. The charging station originated with a proposal from Elizabeth Adams, Class of 2019 and a current graduate student in the College's Austin Teacher Program. "I am a commuter, so having a charging station on campus means that I don't have to take a few hours out of my day to drive to another charging station between classes," Adams said.
  • The new articulation agreement offers Grayson students guaranteed admission to A&M-Commerce, under specific requirements. The agreement also ensures that students will receive credit for the relevant courses they complete at Grayson College. As a result, Grayson students can feel confident that their hard work will transfer when they move to A&M-Commerce. According to A&M-Commerce President Mark Rudin, the goal is "no stranded credit hours."
  • The Austin College community opens the holiday season with the annual Service of Lessons and Carols, beginning 5:00 p.m. on December 6 at Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church, 901 N. Grand Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University will present its annual Candlelighting ceremony and concert on Monday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The event, held in Montgomery Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
  • K-Cooper Waggoner, K-Lily Powers, 1st-Alianna Gonzalez, 2nd-Mikeal Campbell, 2nd-Mason Franklin, 3rd-Corbyn Isom (not pictured), 3rd-Tyler Slaughter (not pictured), 4th-Kenly Murphy, 4th-Cason Logan, 5th-Annabelle Green, 6th-Julianna Garcia, 6th-Callie Williams, PK-Sarah Richardson (not pictured)
  • Jian Hu, Ph.D., assistant professor of cancer biology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center will present "Will Brain Tumors Ever Be Cured?" at the 6th annual Austin College Women’s Health and Cancer Forum on Thursday, December 5. Hu will deliver the lecture at 4:30 p.m. in IDEA Center 127; the forum is free and open to the public.
  • Developing football skills has been the focus in physical education for boys in third and fourth grade at Justiss Elementary School. P.E. Coach LaTonyia Johnson recognized students for outstanding skills and abilities in passing, punting, and kicking.
  • Brittney Morton, director of tribal communications for the Chickasaw Nation, will be the speaker at Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Fall Commencement on December 14.
  • The Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Nursing recently received news that both of its nursing programs have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is the sole accrediting agency for upper-level nursing programs.
  • Co-advisors Mr. Nathan Melson and Mrs. Krista Garrison would like to announce that Dodd City High School in Dodd City, TX has initiated a Charter with the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) for a local chapter.
  • Rhinoceros don't roam the prairies of Texas today, and some might not even know they once roamed the Great Plains. But one Texas A&M University student knows about rhinos: she's identified unique specimens from fossilized remains found in the mountains of Tennessee dating back almost 5 million years. (courtesy photo by Dr. Steven Wallace.)
  • Nick Frederick, Natalie Randall, and Elisha Lisson after the competition.
  • Ryan Brooks, Aaron Munger, Noah Stockton, and Luke Wilson represented Dodd City FFA at the Cowtown Welding Challenge at Circle J Fabrication in Fort Worth.
  • The event, "Marching Music Made in McKinney," will take place at the McKinney Independent School District (ISD) Stadium & Community Event Center at 4201 Hardin Blvd. Several of the DCI corps, whose members are 17 to 21 years of age, will stop in McKinney on the road to the annual DCI World Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana, in August. McKinney residents Remy Thomas, Santa Clara Vanguard; Josh Ussery, Crossmen; and Michael Smith, Santa Clara Vanguard
  • Dr. Tami Craft Al-Hazza, a past president of ALER, makes the award presentation to Dr. McClanahan.
  • Brittney Morton, director of tribal communications for the Chickasaw Nation, will be the speaker at Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Fall Commencement on December 14.
  • A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Bonham ISD was held Monday, November 18, 2019, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Bonham ISD Administration Center, 1005 Chestnut Street, Bonham, Texas 75418.