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City, school board filing period closing soon

Michelle Williams

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The filing period for city and school board seats to be decided during the May 11 election opened January 30.

The deadline to file for a place on the ballot is 5 p.m., Friday, March 1. The deadline to file as a write-in candidate is the same.

Three seats are up for grabs on the Atlanta City Council.

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Trails offer unique view of Caddo Lake

Michelle Williams

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Elbow grease is great fuel.

It’s inexpensive to produce and use, healthful and eco-friendly.

To add to its many attributes, elbow grease will now afford its advocates a unique view of a local treasure.

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Teamwork pays dividends in city

Brenda Brown

bbrown@casscountynow.com

Atlanta’s sales tax allocation check in February saw a healthy increase, and the city manager attributes the boost to the fact that local organizations are working together to bring new business to town.

The city’s sales rebate increased 18.65 percent from the same time last year. Atlanta received a check from the comptroller’s office for $208,876. In 2012, the city’s sales tax allocation was $176,041. Atlanta’s sales tax rate is 2 percent.

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History comes to life at Pleasant Hill School

Photos by ANGELA GUILLORY

Stephanie Deutsch is surprised by the unexpected gift from the Pleasant Hill Quilters. An original meal tray once used at Pleasant Hill School before it closed in 1964.

By Angela Guillory

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Postal service to host community meeting

Michelle Williams

mwilliams@casscountynow.com

The Douglassville, Kildare and Marietta post offices previously made the list as did the Lodi facility in neighboring Marion County.

Another rural post office has landed on the U.S.P.S. register of facilities under consideration for potential service reductions.

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Queen City ISD board to meet on Thursday

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The Queen City ISD board will meet in regular session starting 7 p.m. Thursday in the Thornton Administration Building, 1015 Houston St.

Agenda items include December STAAR retesting results, 11-12 STAAR 3-8 testing results, Discipline Data Validation, consideration of adopting a school board calendar and call for joint election with the city of Queen City as well as campus and administrative, student enrollment and staff development reports and awards and acknowledgment.

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Rowe meets with legislators in Austin

 

By Brenda Brown

bbrown@casscountynow.com

Cass County’s sheriff joined law enforcement and county officials from across Texas at the state capitol on Tuesday to seek relief regarding two issues that cost counties dearly.

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Linden Area Chamber of Commerce: Businesses, individuals show support

Linden Area Chamber of Commerce board members received an update on their recent membership drive during their regular meeting Feb. 5 at the Linden Economic Development Corporations office. Thus far 30 businesses and 26 individuals have joined or renewed memberships in the chamber.

Those businesses are as follows: Academy of Texas Music; B.B. Boon Insurance Agency, Inc.; Capps General Insurance; Carla’s Flower & Gifts; Cass County Sun; Cass County Title Company; Community Services of Northeast Texas; East Texas Realty; Fairview Jr.-Sr. High Reunion Corp.; Linden Automotive; Bowie-Cass Electric Co-op; Linden-Kildare ISD; Fast Lane Lube & Tire, Inc.; and Good Shepherd Medical Center-Linden.

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TC announces Fall 2012 President’s, Dean’s Lists

Texarkana College recently announced the names of students who have earned academic achievement in Fall 2012 and have been placed on the President’s or Dean’s List. 

Students enrolled for 12 or more college level semester hours who make a 3.8 grade point average or higher are placed on the President’s List.

Those who make a 3.2 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List.

Those students who made the President’s List are Juan C. Gomez, Jonathan M. Hall and Hannah M. Trahan all of Linden; and Keandrea S. Elijah of Douglassville.

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Volunteers to plant trees

Texarkana College Earth Club is performing community service events this semester, and one service is to plant trees donated by Texas Forest Service in homeowners’ yards.

Earth Club members will plant trees for citizens over the age of 65 and for the disabled for Cass County and western Bowie County residents only.

The trees are seedlings, small and mostly oak, said Delores McCright.

Planting is available through March 2. Available planting dates are Feb. 15, 16, 22, 23 and March 1 and 2.

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