Scores on the critical reading portion of the SAT college entrance exam fell three points to their lowest level on record last year, and combined reading and math scores reached their lowest point since 1995.
GREENVILLE (ketr) - A Kaufman County woman faces a potential life sentence Friday for multiple counts of sexual assault of a child.
Misty Laverna Dale Mayo is also charged with multiple counts of indecency and injury to a child. She pleaded guilty to each of the five indictments earlier this year. She also admitted to setting fire to two children after pouring alcohol on them.
Charles Dwayne Mayo Jr., of Terrell, has agreed to plead guilty to the same charges and will be sentenced later this month.
COMMERCE (ketr) - Texas A&M University-Commerce welcomes Former East Texas State All-American and Super Bowl champion Alan Veingrad back to campus Thursday to speak during the 2011 Harvey Martin Classic Kickoff Reception.
Veingrad was a two-time first team All-Lone Star Conference offensive lineman for the Lions and played seven years in the NFL, five with the Green Bay Packers and two with the Dallas Cowboys. He graduated from East Texas State University with a degree in accounting in 1986.
I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, it's an article of faith that parents are going to try to work hard and sacrifice so they can leave something to their kids. But a new survey shows that that's less and less the case for millionaire baby boomers. We'll hear more about that in just a few minutes. That's this week's Money Coach conversation.
For another perspective on combating the increase in poverty, Tell Me More turns to Jared Bernstein. He served in the Obama administration as Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden. He responds to Herman Cain's 999 plan and identifies the impediments of getting Americans back to work.
I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We're going to spend a good deal of time today talking about money, how much the government has to spend and how much and how little many American families have. Later we're going to talk about that special Congressional Committee that's been charged with coming up with a plan to take a big bite out of the federal deficit. That group held it's first public hearing on Tuesday.
In virtually every county, there is a Walmart open every hour of every day and every one of those Walmarts is being visited by 37,000 people a week — that's 220 people an hour, in every Walmart every hour of the day. Here a Walmart worker pulls carts at a store in Pittsburg, Calif. on June 20.
– 20 people are in custody after Hunt County authorities executed multiple arrest warrants during raids Wednesday morning.
The suspects are believed to have been involved in a drug ring that was apparently being run through the Hunt County Jail.
Sheriff Randy Meeks tells KETR the investigation dates back to May 2010 prior to the arrest of Bobby Evens, who was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, violation of parole, and child endangerment.