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Sam Houston State University Announces Fall 2023 Dean’s List

The students listed on the Dean’s List of Academic Honors at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, are undergraduates who have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.5 out of a perfect 4.0 in all work attempted while enrolled in not less than 12 semester hours. The university would like to recognize the following students for earning the honor for the Fall 2023 semester.

Children of the Thorn
Children of the Thorn
Children of the Thorn

Children of the Thorn

I am a glass all empty person, at least in my innermost heart. I come by it naturally, having been raised by pessimistic parents. I mean that in the best way. My father was born during prohibition. Antigovernment sentiment was at an all time high. Finally, 3/4 of the states voted to repeal the ban on alcohol, just in time for the country to tumble into The Great Depression. So, yeah, that all bred understandable negativity. Momma was a true boomer, a product of the WWII highly successful government campaign era. Let’s get them afraid of their own shadows. Bombs, we got ‘em scared. Rations, we got ‘em hungry. Young men dying in wars, we got ‘em wringing their hands in despair. Every generation has their trap, I guess. We 80s kids all watched The Day After for extra science credit. It’s no wonder I grew up fearful and wary, with a side of good work ethic and ample seasoning of resourcefulness. Depressed yet? Fear not, we aren’t here to bemoan my negative mindset. Quite the opposite, we’re here to analyze why my glass is actually overflowing. An amazing life is possible, but only when we understand that things are seldom as bad as they seem.

Sam Houston State University Announces Fall 2023 President’s List

Karlie Cole has been listed on the President’s Honor Roll at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, are undergraduates who have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average in all work attempted while enrolled in not less than 12 semester hours. The university would like to recognize the following students for earning the honor for the Fall 2023 semester.

Griffin Elementary Counselors Receive CREST Award

Griffin Elementary Counselors Receive CREST Award

Lauren Buerck and Amber Reese, Counselors at Griffin Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year, recently received the CREST award from the Texas School Counselor Association. CREST, which stands for Counselors Reinforcing Excellence in Students in Texas, recognizes schools with outstanding counseling programs. Schools who receive CREST awards have demonstrated a commitment to using the Texas Model to improve the lives and achievement of students in academic, career, and personal social domains.

Crandall High School Emerged Victorious, Clinching Both First and Second Place in Stock Market Game

First Place Team L to R:A’zyria Daniels, Sandy Navarro, Sonia Mendez

Crandall High School Emerged Victorious, Clinching Both First and Second Place in Stock Market Game

Second Place Team L to R: Layklen Sunderlin, Georgia Davis, Daisy Palacio

Crandall High School Emerged Victorious, Clinching Both First and Second Place in Stock Market Game

The Fall 2023 Stock Market Game Competition in the greater Dallas area has crowned its champions, marking another success in promoting financial education among students. Hosted by the SIFMA Foundation in collaboration with local partners, this competition showcases the practical skills and knowledge gained by participating students.

Presidents and Practical Careers

Presidents and Practical Careers

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) month in the world of education. CTE is a vital part of the curriculum for Forney ISD, and Forney Education Foundation is a big supporter of CTE students. In fact, the main educational purpose of The Opportunity Central is providing those exact opportunities for careers for the students in Forney ISD.

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The number of people in the world affected by hunger continues to rise despite a global commitment to end hunger, food insecurity and all forms of malnutrition by 2030, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Ensuring access to safe and sufficient food for all people or eradicating malnutrition has proven a substantial, if preventable, challenge. The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) indicates that, in 2020, between 720 and 811 million people faced hunger. Due to the global pandemic, the prevalence of undernourishment rose in 2020 to 9.9 percent from 8.4 percent the year prior. Worldwide, the Central African Republic, Yemen, Afghanistan, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), are among the countries with the highest three-year averages of undernourishment. Even though the United States and Canada have lower rates of undernourishment when compared on a global scale, food insecurity is still a concern domestically. According to Save the Children, 17 percent of all U.S. children are living in foodinsecure households that cannot provide nutrition at some points during the year. Plus, a Household Food Insecurity in Canada study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto found 15.9 percent of households across all provinces experienced food insecurity in 2021.

Prune Your Roses and Your Lawn, but Leave the Trees Alone

Properly pruning rosebushes this month will result in more blooms in the spring. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Brylee Williams)

Prune Your Roses and Your Lawn, but Leave the Trees Alone

What should — or shouldn’t — Texas gardeners be doing this month? We asked Larry Stein, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture specialist at Uvalde and professor in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Horticultural Sciences, for his top tips.

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