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WISD board approves gun policy
Westwood Independent School District’s Board of Trustees voted to approve the second and final reading of the “Guardian Plan” for Policy CKC (Local) Emergency Operations Monday night during a regular school board meeting — allowing board-designated and trained employees with concealed handgun licenses to carry handguns on school property.
UPDATE: County prosecutor killed near Kaufman Co. courthouse
KAUFMAN (AP) — An assistant district attorney was shot and killed Thursday morning near the North Texas county courthouse where he worked, and authorities said they were searching for two suspects.
Mark Hasse, 57, had exited his vehicle in the parking lot behind the Kaufman County Courthouse annex and was walking toward the building when he was shot multiple times just before 9 a.m., said Kaufman County spokeswoman Pat Laney. Hasse was taken away in an ambulance, but Laney did not know if he died at the hospital or en route.
Texas official: 3 wounded in college shooting
A shooting on a Texas community college campus wounded three people Tuesday and sent students fleeing for safety as officials placed the campus on lockdown, officials said.
BREAKING NEWS: Tanker-truck crash closes FM 2574 in Neches, Neches schools
A portion of FM 2574 in Neches was shut down Wednesday after a tanker truck carrying petroleum products overturned while trying to turn around.
Haz-Mat teams also closed Neches ISD for the day as a precaution.
H.S. Basketball: Elkhart picks up huge win over Central Heights
The Elkhart boys’ basketball team notched another big win on its home floor Tuesday, squeaking by visiting Central Heights, 57-54, to move to 4-1 in District 19-2A.
The Elks got big nights Luke Hollingsworth, who had 21 points, and Cole Bridges, who scored 20, 18 of them coming off of three-point shots.
Five Anderson County districts delay start times Wednesday
Five Anderson County schools delayed classes Wednesday due to “expected weather conditions.”
- One student shot at high school in Taft, Calif.
Palestine man arrested after boarding PISD school bus
Palestine Police Department officers are continuing to investigate a Tuesday morning incident during which a man boarded a Palestine Independent School District bus in an attempt to evade arrest.
WISD campus put on "lockdown" after nearby altercation
A Westwood Independent School District campus was placed on lockdown this morning following a report of shots fired in the area of Salt Works Road.
Official says 26 dead in Connecticut school shooting
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school Friday, killing 26 people, including 18 children, and forcing students to cower in classrooms and then flee with the help of teachers and police.
The death toll was given to The Associated Press by an official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.
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