House Bill 4 from the Texas Legislature’s 2015 session calls for additional money for public pre-kindergarten programs but has strings attached: teacher requirements that go beyond state certification.
Joe Swann has been granted admission into the six Ivy League schools to which he had applied — Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth College — as well as two other elite schools, Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.
Though Arlington Martin standout softball pitcher Lacy Mann is out for the season with a knee injury, she’s been finding other ways to support the postseason-bound team, taking on the role of unofficial assistant coach and occasionally announcer and scoreboard operator.
The folks in Mansfield have mastered the art of bringing individuals together in the community through a shared reading experience with their annual Mansfield Reads program with the aim of enriching the lives of all who participate. This “one city one book” concept is a great way for the community to connect — and provides some nifty conversation starters along the way.
For donors and supporters of the United Way (and who isn’t among them?), a chance to hear how they spend the money contributed to the agency is coming up Wednesday at the annual Report to the Community luncheon.