Two incumbents to the Fort Worth City Council won’t face opponents. Meanwhile Panther Island brings five candidates to the Tarrant Regional Water District election to fill two seats, and all open school board seats are contested.
Katie Silverman, a student at the University of Texas at Dallas, painted a memorial in honor of the victims of last year’s high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Silverman is pushing for gun reforms.
Fine arts students from Tarrant County schools will be among those participating in the 2019 Texas Music Educator's Association conference in San Antonio. The Paschal High School's Panther Corps' Men's Choir will perform on Valentine's Day.
The Paschal High School all-male choir was invited to perform at the 2019 TMEA convention in San Antonio. Participating in the convention is described as a major accomplishment for fine arts students in Texas.
The Fort Worth school district and Texas Wesleyan are eying a partnership under SB 1882 that will inject state dollars into struggling schools. Five schools would be part of the Leadership Academy Network.
Three sexual assault cases were being investigated at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The assaults took place in the same residence hall on campus and involved some of the same people. Title IX is investigating.
Police investigated after a safe in a North Texas classroom was broken into after an Instagram account impersonating the school posted the code to the lockbox online. The parody account also made racist posts.
Mansfield schools will begin offering tuition-paying preschool for a limited amount of students. The district is among North Texas schools that have started offering tuition-based preschool as an option for families.
Roanoke Elementary is offering tuition-paying preschool for a limited amount of students. The district is among North Texas schools that have started offering tuition-based preschool as an option for families.
The Fort Worth school district’s legal fees and expenses tied to an investigation and complaint by a parent against trustee Ashley Paz totaled $68,682.53 as Jan. 10. Paz was censured by the school board.