Longview ISD Board of Trustees meeting

Longview ISD Superintendent James Wilcox and Place 4 trustee Ginia Northcutt honor Ava Welge at Monday's school board meeting. Welge served the district as a trustee for 3 and a half years. (Kristen Barton/News-Journal photo)

Kristen is the News-Journal's education reporter. A Longview native, she got a journalism degree and a graduate certificate at Texas Tech University. She covers a variety of issues, including school finance, board meetings and happenings at local schools.