Archive for 'Brandon Evans'

New school year, new leader, I hope they last

Posted on 20. Aug, 2012 by .

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Tonight the Board of Trustees for Boyd ISD looks poised to pick a new superintendent to lead the district. The timing comes right as teachers, students, parents and principals prepare to begin a new school year. With the hire, the district will have its fourth superintendent in about a six year period. In the short […]

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Shake, rattle and inject

Posted on 06. Aug, 2012 by .

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University of Texas at Austin released a study today that found earthquakes occur at a higher rate near disposal/saltwater injection wells. Cliff Frohlich, associate director of the Institute for Geology at University of Texas at Austin, started re-investigating the phenomenon a few years ago after several earthquakes occurred in the Metroplex and Cleburne in 2008 […]

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Suit up, county gains allies in fight versus EPA ruling

Posted on 23. Jul, 2012 by .

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It seemed like a done deal. On May 20, the Environmental Protection Agency ruled to add Wise County to Dallas-Fort Worth’s gang of nine counties that are not in compliance with federal ozone pollution standards. After that, it was time to figure out what new rules would Wise County have to follow being in a […]

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In the midst of a tragic epidemic

Posted on 09. Jul, 2012 by .

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A thin band of storms swept across the land Saturday afternoon. They came from the north. They cooled the air. But a nightmare shattered the day. Marcus Silletti, a 14-year-old with everything going for him was hit and killed by a train in Alvord. He had headphones in and didn’t hear the train approaching from […]

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‘This is a whole new game’

Posted on 03. Jul, 2012 by .

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New high schoolers beware. Parents pay close attention. The STAARS are falling on Texas. I wrote a story yesterday for the midweek paper about how school districts across the county performed in the inaugural STAAR end-of-course exams. Five tests were given to freshmen. They have to take 10 more over the following two years. The big […]

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Government taking wrong approach to monitor air pollution

Posted on 25. Jun, 2012 by .

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency isn’t stepping lightly into the Barnett Shale as it declared Wise County be placed in ozone non-attainment zone due primarily to oil and gas development. Despite the amount of pollution put out by oil and gas drilling, it’s hard to imagine that Wise County gas industry pollution equals the same […]

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Behind closed doors

Posted on 14. May, 2012 by .

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Dozens of teachers gather tonight in the Boyd High School library. They better be ready for a long night. The issue at hand is the future of John Emshoff as the superintendent of The district. For the past hour and a half the school board has been in secret session discussing the issue. Rumor in […]

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Decatur and Rhome provide intriguing local races

Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 by .

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Early voting in city and school board elections began today. The most intriguing races look to be in the Decatur school board and Rhome city council and mayor. For Decatur, longtime incumbent Kevin Haney is sitting nice with no challengers. But incumbents Chris Lowery and Joey Luttrull are facing challenges from a pair of educators […]

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Out of sync

Posted on 23. Apr, 2012 by .

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The best way to appreciate something is to spend time with it. Get to know it. Attempt to understand how it works. Earth Day came and went Sunday. But the 42nd installment of a day created to foster awareness in the sustainability of the world we live in sees an American populace more out of […]

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