Gov. Greg Abbott has signed an executive order closing Texas schools through May 4 and ordering non-essential businesses to close during the coronavirus pandemic.
Superintendents at Detroit, Rivercrest and Cooper ISDs have extended school closures through May 1 and Hugo (Oklahoma) Public Schools are closed indefinitely as U.S. cases of coronavirus continue to climb.
It’s not easy for some parents to transition to a home schooling environment at such short notice. Two kindergarten teachers and an experienced homeschooling mother say the best advice is to be organized and diligent, Also, to continue to breathe and relax.
Cooper ISD schools will remain closed through at least April 3, Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger said.
Although there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in Lamar and surrounding counties, schools will remain closed for an additional week of spring break, according to school officials.
Cooper Elementary combined Reading Night with Open House this week to provide parents another opportunity to get involved in the school.
Candidate filing is over, and now campaigning can start for nonpartisan elections in cities and school districts across Northeast Texas.
Now believed to be a hoax, Smith said a student received a Snapchat video that said “making a bomb. I’m going to get the people that have been making fun of me.”
Cooper High School chose, from left, Katelyn Hoffman, Lacy Brown, Kyla Ingle and Kennedi Wright for the 2019 Homecoming Court. The game is Friday night against Chisum High School.
Football season is another week closer, and each of our local teams completed the first week of scrimmages. More scrimmages will take place Thursday and Friday, and a full schedule of the scrimmage slate can be seen on today’s sports page.
Area students on Friday morning went to the Exceptional Rodeo, hosted by the Paris Rodeo Association, an annual event for special needs students in the Red River Valley. They rode horses with volunteers steadying the students on either side, pet goats and rabbits, practiced their roping skills and ate lunch.
Forty-three graduating high schoolers in Lamar, Delta and Fannin counties are receiving a combined $374,000 in scholarships from the Joanne Olivard Scholarship Foundation.
Early voting in six area districts wrapped up Tuesday, and election officials in each are turning their attention to Saturday voting. Elections are taking place in Paris, Honey Grove and Detroit, as well as in Roxton, Chisum, Cooper and North Lamar school districts.
County elections administrator Tricia Johnson said voters need to remember to bring their identification.
Early voting to check the ballot boxes starts Monday. While the majority of races in Lamar County are unopposed and the elections canceled, some contests have drawn contenders and/or need a resolution.
May 4 elections throughout the area will be all but unnecessary as a majority of candidates who filed during the qualifying period that ended Friday are running unopposed.
The Alpha Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International will celebrate its 85th anniversary with a meeting in the same place it held that first meeting.
Key positions filled at North Lamar Independent School District by the board of trustees include two assistant principals and two counselors for the upcoming 2015-16 school year.
An official with Region 8 Educational Service Center in Mount Pleasant has confirmed Cooper Independent School District is in full compliance with state school safety requirements.
The Texas Attorney General's Office today released a list of 78 Texas schools either have not filed a required safety audit with the Texas School Safety Center or the audits were not satisfactory.