The Martha, David and Bagby Lennox Foundation handed out almost $800,000 in awards during 2019, most to organizations in Red River and Lamar counties, according to foundation president William P. Streng of Houston.
Detroit FFA member Trey Denny recently won the national Agricultural Proficiency Award in the beef production and entrepreneurship category.
DETROIT — More and more families are taking advantage of the Head Start program at Detroit ISD, though there is still room for further growth.
Matthew Marquez, a senior at Detroit High School and a member of the school’s FFA team, was one of only 10 students throughout Texas selected for the prestigious Ford Leadership Scholar Program. As part of the program, Marquez is now planning a park to be added along Detroit’s walking track.
“Cole was practically born with a rope in his hand,” mother Penni Carpenter said with a laugh. “As far back as I can remember, he was always playing with cowboy toys, helping on the family ranch, you name it; he’s loved this stuff his whole life.”
Though Texas violated federal law by failing to provide students with disabilities with a sufficient education, Western Red River Shared Services continues to focus on serving students in Rivercrest and Detroit ISDs and not just meeting state quotas.
Four sisters on the Detroit FFA team went to Iowa to compete in a national competition, and they came back with several top placements.
“It’s a really neat program, where the high school students help the younger students in the Success Center lab each day,” Center director P.G. Morrison said.
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.
DETROIT — The school year doesn’t begin until next week for Red River County schools, but students nevertheless filled the halls of Detroit schools Thursday evening for the meet the teacher night.
With a volleyball tournament — play is today through Saturday — looming and work underway, the Eagles needed a gym ready to host it, and they found it at Trinity Christian Academy.
Clarksville ISD's Open House and Detroit ISD's Meet the Teacher night will be Aug. 15.
CLARKSVILLE — Two Red River County school districts are partnering to provide pre-k education. Clarksville and Detroit ISDs recently finalized an agreement to offer Head Start in the area.
DETROIT — The Detroit FFA team may be small, but it made a big impression at the 2019 FFA State Convention in Fort Worth, coming away with two state championships.
Detroit FFA college member Trey Denny recently was named the 2019 Texas FFA State Beef Production Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award winner, and now he is a national FFA qualifier.
Detroit ISD has chosen a Rivercrest alumna as its lone finalist to replace Superintendent Bryan Howie.