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Photo courtesy of Milken Educator Awards
Photo courtesy of Milken Educator Awards
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Texas Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award

A fifth-grade English Language Arts and Reading teacher at Clifton Elementary School in Clifton, Texas was surprised in front of an audience of her students and peers on Tuesday morning with the Milken Educator Award, the 'Oscar of Teaching,' becoming the only Texas educator to earn this honor in the 2014-15 season.

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Category: Education, Texas News
Slide City
Slide City
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Fort Worth to Celebrate Birthday With 2,000-Foot-Long Slip-n-Slide [VIDEO]

Is there a better way to celebrate a summer birthday than with an enormous slip-n-slide through the city? We say nay!

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Category: Lifestyle, Texas News
Joshual Reese - Gregg County Jail
Joshual Reese - Gregg County Jail
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Texan Gets Life Term For Killing Ex-Wife and Her 11-Year-Old Daughter

An East Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2012 shooting deaths of his ex-wife and her 11-year-old daughter.

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Category: Crime, Texas News
Chris Kyle
Chris Kyle (Hachette Book Group via Amazon)
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Governor Abbott Establishes ‘Chris Kyle Day’ in Honor of Texas Native

Chris Kyle, the retired Navy SEAL depicted in the blockbuster movie "American Sniper," has received a state day in his honor two years after his death.

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New Line
New Line
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Young Boy Suspended For Bringing the “One Ring” to School

Forged in the fires of Mount Doom, the Ring of Power was stripped from the hand of Sauron following the final battle with the Last Alliance and became of a keepsake of Prince Isildur. Now corrupted by the One Ring, Isildur fell in battle, losing the ring to the river. From there, “Isildur’s Bane” fell into the hands of the creature known as Gollum and from there, into the hands of the Hobbit known as Bilbo Baggins. It was only through the efforts of the Fellowship of the Ring and the brave Frodo Baggins that the One Ring was destroyed forever ... or so we thought. Because the ring has fallen into the hands of a young Texas boy, who was suspended from school for wielding such an accursed tool.

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Grant Halverson, Getty Images
Grant Halverson, Getty Images
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Johnny Manziel Enters Rehab Program

Cleveland Browns quarterback and Tyler native Johnny Manziel has entered a treatment facility, according to multiple media reports.

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Image via Facebook
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Texas Representative Under Fire for Staff Instructions on Muslim Visitors

Texas representative Molly White has come under fire after leaving instructions with her staff that all Muslim visitors must declare their allegiance to the United States.

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Anna Bryukhanova
Anna Bryukhanova
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Texas Elementary School Strip Searches Students

Two dozen students in a Texas school were divided into two groups by gender and forced to pull down their pants so administrators could try and find the culprit in an ongoing problem with feces being found on the gymnasium floor.

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Category: Texas News

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