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Letters about Literature contest open

Letters about Literature contest open

The Texas Center for the Book has launched the 2022-23 Letters About Literature Texas contest, a program that invites students to respond to authors about how their books or poetry have touched their lives.  Fourth through 12th grade students are eligible to enter the...

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Local veterans honored by district

Local veterans honored by district

Veteran’s Day was celebrated at several Farmersville ISD campuses on Friday, Nov. 11. The festivities started with a flag raising ceremony at Tatum Elementary, where veterans were given thank-you cards and invited to join the student body in reciting the Pledge of...

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Surprise employee bonuses approved

Surprise employee bonuses approved

Because of a larger increase in fund balance than originally expected, the Farmersville ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved to increase employee bonus stipends with an additional $2,000, along with the budgeted amount of $750 per employee. In the Monday, Nov....

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Parents voice complaints

Parents voice complaints

Farmersville Independent School District’s Board of Trustees, meeting Monday night in the high school cafeteria, spent next to no time disposing of a sparse agenda. The lengthiest discussion item on the agenda occurred at its beginning, during the constituent comment...

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District PD adds command center

District PD adds command center

The Farmersville Independent School District Police Department had decided some time ago that it needed extra sets of eyes it could put on all the campuses within the school system, according to Police Chief Steve Wade. Then came the tragedy at Robb Elementary School...

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Teen receives ‘hero’ award

Teen receives ‘hero’ award

A Farmersville teen’s quick thinking last summer earned her a special hero designation and a big check. Kaydence Henslee,15, daughter of Matt and Rebecca Henslee, was selected as the Kids Wish Network Hero of the Year for 2021 for saving a little girl from drowning...

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Veterans