Greenville – It is no comment on the results of an internal investigation into alleged TAKS testing violations by the Greenville Intermediate School Principal. Karen Jo Barrow remains on paid leave after employees reported testing violations during the April 3rd math portion of the TAKS test. The district reported the allegations to the Texas Education Agency, and then conducted an internal investigation. The results have been reported to the TEA, but the district won't comment on the findings.
Paris, Texas – 15 year old Shaquanda Cotton spoke before a crowd at a Town Meeting in Paris Sunday. The meeting was held at the New Salem Missionary Baptists Church. Cotton, who was released from a Texas Youth Commission facility March 31st after national attention of her case spurred several protests in Paris, thanked the gathering for efforts on her behalf.
KETR will be at Thursday's celebration honoring the A&M-Commerce women's basketball team road to the Elite Eight. Join us Thursday at noon for a free lunch and the celebration program on the East Lawn between the student center and administration building.
Here's the invitation from Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Keith McFarland:
A university and community-wide event will be held on Thursday, April 26th at 12:00 noon on the East Lawn of the MSC to honor our women's basketball team and coaches for their awesome 2006-2007 season!
Cooper – A 54 year old Paris woman has died after a wreck with a Cooper School Bus last week. Barbara Kay Jones died approximately two hours after the crash Thursday after she was transported to Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce.
The accident happened near Klondike, when Jones crossed the center stripe of the road and struck the Cooper bus head-on. The bus was filled with children, but none were hurt. The SUV Jones was driving was crushed and the bus sustained major damage.