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CPS short on homes for kids in foster care
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:28:16 +0000

In the Amarillo area, Child Protective Services is removing fewer children from their homes this year, but the agency struggles to keep them in the region, leaders in the field have said.

More than 200 children are placed outside of the region at any point in time, regional CPS Director Camille Gilliam said.

In Potter and Randall counties alone, CPS currently has placed about 120 children outside of Amarillo’s region, which stretches into the South Plains, she said.

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Food bank needs votes for grant
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Thousands of children, families and elderly individuals in Harrison and Marion counties have East Texas Food Bank and its 200 partners to thank for their meals.


Kilgore school board to consider sidewalk improvements
news-journal.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Kilgore ISD trustees plan to consider improving pedestrian access to one of district’s newest campuses when they meet at 6 p.m. Monday.

Marshall Lions hear about Lions Camp
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Marshall Lions Club met at Noon, Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Panola-Harrison meeting room, 410 E. Houston.

Defying gravity, beating the odds
news-journal.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Ten-year-old Maggie Branch of Kilgore does not remember her first plane ride as an infant, but Saturday, she traded her wheelchair for a co-pilot spot.

Pine Tree ISD sets curriculum nights
news-journal.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Pine Tree ISD has set fall curriculum nights in which parents can visit their children’s school to learn with them.

Reprieve doesn’t impress hunters
news-journal.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A one-year extension on how long duck blinds will be allowed in state-owned hunting grounds at Caddo Lake did not bag any friends for the state agency chief who announced it.

District hires help for math scores
news-journal.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Longview ISD has hired two math consultants to help the district’s elementary, middle and high school campuses improve state test scores.

Empty Stocking Fund takes applications, needs donors
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
It all began in 1914. Elizabeth Scully, a local grocer's daughter, saw people coming in the store, needing help, financially and materially.

Cornyn’s sex trade bill progresses
news-journal.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A federal bill designed to take money from sex traffickers and give it to agencies fighting the illicit market cleared a hurdle this past week in Congress and was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Frid


School district’s principals make proclamation ‘Jefferson students are the best’
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Three principals in the Jefferson Independent School District say they have the best students.

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