Ricky Rogers of Rusk was one of more than 150 LeTourneau University graduates who earned their degrees from LeTourneau University this month. Commencement service was Dec. 8 in Longview.

The Story Lady, whose real name is Sara Ward, presented her dramatic retelling of “The Polar Express” to students at The Prep School, a preschool and kindergarten located at First Christian Church in Longview.

Brandy Gonzalez, a sophomore at Pine Tree High School, received first place for her digital photo titled “Krystal Refractions” in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. Brandy’s photo will represent the First District of Texas with Congressman Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, at the U.S. Capitol in …

Tara DiPasquale, a management major at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School, took the mantra “Be KIND” literally during her time at Texas A&M. The Longview native was a KIND snacks campus representative during her sophomore and junior years, pulling a wagon of her wares across campus.

Longview Ambucs and Ambucs of East Texas, two local chapters of National Ambucs, combined to award $72,000 in scholarships to 36 physical and occupational therapy students at Kilgore College and Panola College on Nov. 15 at their annual scholarship luncheon.

Jasmine Buffington, a Pine Tree High School art student, has passed the initial round for the Longview Museum of Fine Arts “Focus on Photography” exhibit. The professional show will run Jan. 12 to Feb. 16 at the museum, and Buffington’s double exposure photo, titled “Moon Child,” will be inc…

Dancers from the Martelly School of Ballet in Marshall and Tena Vogel’s The Dance Studio in Longview will participate in Thursday’s performance of the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker,” at 7 p.m. at LeTourneau University’s Belcher Center. The students from Marshall, Hallsville and L…

POLLOK — Pineywoods Preschool has purchased Amazon Fire HD Tablets to help advance prepare its students for kindergarten.

East Texas Baptist University celebrated homecoming this past weekend with a variety of activities, including the Perkins Family and Friends Reunion Concert, Tiger Pep Rally and Fireworks, Tiger Family Carnival and Tailgating, Decade Reunions, and the Tiger Football game. The 2018 Homecoming…

More than 200 students participated in a recent Multi-District Wildlife Contest/Invitational at the Gov. Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman. The contest was sponsored in part by the Upshur-Gregg Soil and Water Conservation District.

Two local marching bands — from Spring Hill and Union Grove high schools —  will compete at state marching contests next week after region and area contests this month. Here's how some East Texas bands performed during University Interscholastic League marching competitions this month. Some …

Levi and Clara Walker, students at Pine Tree ISD, placed at this year’s State Fair of Texas. Levi received a third place award in Children’s Lego Assembly, a first place award in the K’NEX Assembly category and an Honorable Mention in the Photography competition. Clara earned a second place …

Rudolph Brooks and other students moved into a new dormitory this fall at Jarvis Christian College that combines “living and learning.”

Jaime Burke Hicks, student council adviser at UT Tyler University Academy in Longview, has been named Middle Level Adviser of the Year for 2017-2018 by the Texas Association of Student Councils District 4/19.

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath made a trip to East Texas on Wednesday and made a stop by Marshall ISD to visiting the district’s most improved campus.

The Department of Mass Communication at Stephen F. Austin State University received notification from Grad School Hub that its online master’s degree has been ranked the most affordable program in the nation.

It’s almost impossible to drive down the interstate, walk through an airport or surf the web without seeing advertisements for a master of business administration degree. And there’s good reason: At many colleges and universities, the traditional graduate business degree has fallen on hard t…

It’s homecoming season in East Texas. Submit photos of your school’s court, queen and king by emailing clerks@news-journal.com. Please identify everyone in the photographs.

It’s homecoming season in East Texas. Submit photos of your school’s court, queen and king by emailing clerks@news-journal.com. Please identify everyone in the photographs.

Birch Elementary in Pine Tree Independent School District is hosting a new program designed to help students find hobbies and activities that interest them. This program will be called Genius Hour and it will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 19, Jan. 18, March 29 and May 24 at Birch Elementary.