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Students statewide struggling with higher math standards
news-journal.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
In homes across Texas, parents say their children are in tears over math homework.

Woman eyed immigrants for clients
LMTonline.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:19:59 -0600
As immigrants waited in South Texas detention centers to get legal help, a Boerne woman says she trolled the centers to round up clients for three immigration lawyers and eventually for herself, keeping a cut of attorneys fees in an illegal practice that went on for two years, court records show.

‘Nut’ tickets on sale
LMTonline.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:19:59 -0600
Make this holiday season extra special by taking in a performance of Peter Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at Texas A&M International University on Thursday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 7 at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre.

Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 5 Jul 2014 16:23:14 UT
(AP) — She's a disheveled woman, upper teeth gone, heavy bags slung over her shoulders as she nervously urges on two friends shoving her overloaded shopping cart up a dirt slope. In the Jungle — believed to be the nation's largest homeless encampment — Salazar's shelter is a gathering place where friends smoke pot, doze, swap stories, argue. Outside, they squat by her cooking fire frying pancakes or warming soup, handouts from Sunday church groups. Salazar and as many as 350 others live in tents, makeshift shacks, caves and tree houses along polluted Coyote Creek, spending their days and nights in various states of mental confusion and intoxication. When the social worker returned to her desk, she found that in a county with a seven-year, 20,000-person waiting list, Salazar had finally qualified for housing support: a new locally funded, $1,295 monthly subsidy aimed at ending chronic homelessness awaited her. [...] Maria Esther Salazar, a woman with a criminal record, two dogs, no phone and no identification had to find an apartment in one of the most expensive housing markets in the U.S., or the subsidy could disappear. In the Jungle, trails wind through trees and bushes, and there are neighborhoods like Little Saigon, where Vietnamese residents have dug large rooms into steep hillsides and squat by the creek to wash dishes and get water. Jennifer Loving, executive director of the nonprofit housing agency Destination: Home, is spearheading a new, concerted effort in San Jose to house people and keep them housed, not just out of compassion, but to save money. A homeless person can cost an estimated $60,000 a year, including trips to the emergency room and jail.

Longview road report for the week of Nov. 23
news-journal.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The city of Longview has scheduled the following projects that may affect traffic this week across the city:

TxDOT road report for week of Nov. 23
news-journal.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Here’s a look at road work planned this week across Northeast Texas by the Texas Department of Transportation:

UISD to purchase land
LMTonline.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:19:59 -0600
UISD trustees voted to enter into a purchase and sale agreement for the purchase of a tract in the Lomas del Sur Subdivision on Wednesday evening.

Donate today for holiday food drive
news-journal.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Today is donation day for the 30th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in Longview.

Rapper Wiz Khalifa arrested in West Texas for pot
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 25 May 2014 19:33:39 UT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say rapper Wiz Khalifa has been arrested in West Texas for marijuana possession. A statement from El Paso police says because Khalifa traveled without identification, a search was ordered and Transportation Security Administration agents found a canister with marijuana.

Review policies, come clean
LMTonline.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:19:59 -0600
If Jim Falvella or Bill Hall were around, they would probably be writing an opinion column titled Around the Town.

New Precinct 1 team
LMTonline.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:19:59 -0600
Newly elected Webb County Commissioner Frank Sciaraffa is bringing in a team to Precinct 1, including former County Attorney Anna Laura Cavazos Ramirez.

One Direction cleans up at Kids’ Choice Awards
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 30 Mar 2014 02:20:00 UT
Robert Downey Jr. turned inspirational speaker at the Kids' Choice Awards, Pharrell set another fashion trend, David Blaine lost his head during a slime-induced illusion, One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence cleaned up, and the green goo bath finally caught up with Mark Wahlberg — thanks to some unlikely slimers. [...] life has kicked my proverbial butt countless times in many ways for many years, until I decided one day to start kicking back. More than a dozen former and current teen stars joined on stage to salute Schneider, the creator of several of the network's most popular shows, including iCarly, ''Kenan & Kel and Sam & Cat, a current Nickelodeon hit that won favorite TV show and favorite TV actress for star Ariana Grande. The awards show isn't much more than an excuse to slime some of today's top stars, and first-time host Wahlberg executed several slimings as he successfully escaped the green goo for the show's first 80 minutes.

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