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Letter: Exercise your right and vote PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jackie Goins   
Thursday, 28 May 2015 22:10

In response to our recent local elections, I want to give an encouraging shout-out to all of our caring citizens who took the time to vote and get involved concerning the candidates and issues. Elections can be quite brutal and incredibly disguised with misinformation. Wish it wasn’t that way, but focusing on the actual freedom we have to vote helps produce a more positive spirit. 

 
Hazlewood Act needs updating PDF Print E-mail
Written by Senator Jane Nelson   
Friday, 22 May 2015 14:30

I am writing on behalf of my colleague, Senator Brian Birdwell, who was unfairly maligned in a recent letter to the editor. A 20-year decorated combat Army veteran and retired lieutenant colonel, Senator Birdwell has served our nation with honor and distinction. He has sacrificed greatly for this country. He was injured in the Pentagon when it was attacked on 9/11, and is still recovering from the burns. And as the daughter of a World War II veteran, he has my utmost respect -- as do all our veterans.

 
New A-F Rating System is a Bad Deal for Texas Schools PDF Print E-mail
Written by Terri Magnotti   
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 05:56

Last week the Texas House passed House Bill 2804 which claims to simplify for parents and the community the ratings for our schools and our school districts into an A-F rating system. It is likely to pass the Senate and be signed into law by Gov. Abbott.

 
Letter: REAL Veterans Fight for Their Families at Home PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Perez   
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 05:44

Texas Senator and retired Army Officer, Brian Birdwell introduced, and passed through the senate, SB 1735 which is scheduled to reform the Texas Veterans Hazlewood Act (Legacy provision) which allows veterans to pass on up to 120 credit hours to a dependent.

 
Doing a “Super” job at LISD PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Weir   
Monday, 18 May 2015 12:00

Nelson Mandela, the great anti-apartheid activist and former President of South Africa, said, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” Truer words were never spoken because without education, the human brain would never reach its full potential.

 
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