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Teachers of the Month – November 2012

Tyler ISD – Christian Killmeyer – Dogan Middle School

Lindale ISD – Melanie Gilbert – College Street Elementary School

Troup ISD – Landon Trent – Troup High School

Winona ISD – Peggy Alexander – Winona High School

Arp ISD – Gretchen Rayburn – Arp High School

Teachers of the Year
Troup ISD – Terry Shaw – Brown Elementary School
TROUP ISD – Teresa Hughes – Cane Elementary School

Teachers of the Month – October 2012

Tyler ISD – Courtney Tebo – Griffin Elementary

Troup ISD – Melanie Hartley – Troup Elementary
Troup ISD – Kitty Badger – Troup Middle School

Lindale ISD – Rhonda Aubuchon – Lindale Early Childhood Center

Winona ISD – Kim Campbell – Winona Middle School

Chapel Hill ISD – Julie Miller – Wise Elementary

Arp ISD – Amy Herrell – Arp Junior High

Teachers of the Year – 2012

Teachers of the Year:

Tyler ISD – Teacher of the Year 2011-2012
Secondary Teacher of the Year – David Howard – Robert E Lee High School
Elementary Teacher of the Year – Wanda Wilson (pictured) – Peete Elementary

TYLER – Tyler’s Teachers of the year have been announced. At Harvey Hall Tuesday night, the district honored Campus Teachers of the Year before naming District Teachers of the Year: W. A. Peete Elementary School Third Grade Teacher Wanda Wilson, Elementary Teacher of the Year; and Robert E. Lee High School Biology Teacher and Coach David Howard, Secondary Teacher of the Year.

With more than 16 years of teaching experience, Mrs. Wilson’s goal is to prepare students for the future. “It is my goal to foster students’ critical thinking skills, facilitate the acquisition of life-long learning skills, and prepare them to be competitive in today’s society,” Mrs. Wilson said. “Loving kids unconditionally helps them realize they are not defined by their circumstances and to seek and seize opportunities, strategies, and solutions that will assist and encourage an inward transformation of their self-worth.”

Coach Howard has spent the past 10 years teaching in Tyler ISD, and says that all the great teachers in his life taught him right from wrong while caring about him as a person. “I have been blessed with amazing people in my life that showed me the value of education,” Coach Howard said. “Education can be the key to open many doors in a person’s life and I consider it a privilege to play that role in the process.”

Teacher of the Month – May 2012

Tyler ISD – Leanne Lewis – Jack Elementary

Winona ISD – John Davis – Winona High School

Chapel Hill ISD – Suzanne Ybarra – Wise Elementary

Arp ISD – Edmond McAuley – Arp High School

Teachers of the Year:

Tyler ISD – Teacher of the Year 2011-2012
Secondary Teacher of the Year – David Howard – Robert E Lee High School
Elementary Teacher of the Year – Wanda Wilson – Peete Elementary

Troup ISD – Teacher of the Year 2011-2012
Karyn Ard

Yeacher of the Month – April 2012

Tyler ISD – Embria Williams – Orr Elementary School

Winona ISD – Shirelle Huff – Winona Middle School

Troup ISD – Terrell Knight – Troup Middle School

Chapel Hill ISD – Elizabeth Avila – Jackson Elementary

Whitehouse ISD Teacher of the Year
David McKain – Seconday Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Month – March 2012

Tyler ISD – Lindsey Lott – Woods Elementary School

Lindale ISD – Ashleigh Brashear – E.J. Moss Intermediate School

Winona ISD – Pam Edwards – Winona Elementary School

ARP ISD – Aleesa Morris – Arp Elementary School

Troup ISD — Professional of the Month – District Nurse Laurie Wilson

Whitehouse ISD – Joanna Stamps – Elementary Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Month – February 2012

Tyler TISD – Catherine Lengua – Douglas Elementary School

Chapel Hill ISD – Thomas Sitton – Chapel Hill High School

Arp ISD – Julie Allen – Arp High School

Winona ISD – Maria Sanders- Winona High School

Lindale ISD – Kim Highnote – Velma Penny Elementary

Troup ISD — Priston Lindsey – Troup High School

Whitehouse ISD Teacher of the Year
Mark Foley with the AIM Center

President Obama State of the Union Address 1-24-12

Teacher of the Month – January 2012

Tyler ISD – Alice Taylor – Dixie Elementary
Winona ISD – Helen Lofties – Winona Middle School
Troup ISD – Kevin Grigsby – Troup Middle School
Arp ISD – Laura Dacus – Arp Junior High
Chapel Hill ISD – Vicky Tave – Chapel Hill Middle School
Lindale ISD – Cyndy Peters – College Street Elementary
Whitehouse ISD:
David McKain – Teacher of the Year – Whitehouse High School

Teacher of the Month – November 2011

Tyler ISD – Melanie Ransome – Caldwell Elementary
Arp ISD – Jennifer Arrington – Arp High School
Winona ISD – Connie Wilson – Winona HighSchool
Lindale ISD – Patti Spann – Lindale High School
Chapel Hill ISD- Sarah Russell – Wise Elementary
Whitehouse ISD:
Monica Bonds – Teacher of the Year – Higgins Elementary
Joanna Stamps – Teacher of the Year – Stanton-Smith Elementary

KTBB FM going to pure sports – it is hard to see a large audience for sports talk at all hours day and night.

Re: KTBB FM going to pure sports. I know nothing about the radio business, but it is hard to see a large audience for sports talk at all hours day and night. Perhaps during football season maybe, but after that, basketball, soccer, bowling?? We now have 2 stations in this market devoted to sports. This air time gets down to the minutia of the manufacturer of the shoe laces on the 3rd string quarterback’s shoes. C’mon! Does radio make money doing this type of programming? Do women listen to this stuff? I don’t think so. Please explain the business logic from an owner’s perspective of how this is a cash cow. Does ESPN cause this magic to happen? Can this decision from HQ possibly be reversed in the interest of the local businesses who would like to support programming that appeals to a broader market? … Read the rest of the article…

Teacher of the Month – October 2011

Arp ISD – Wendi McCann – Arp Junior High
Chapel Hill ISD – Edgar Espinoza – Jackson Elementary School
Lindale ISD – Kristine Brown – Lindale Jr. High
Winona ISD – Vicki Russell – Winona Middle School
Whitehouse:
Tamara Dickson – Teacher of the Year – Brown Elementary School
Katherine Forrest – Teacher of the Year – Cain Elementary School

Why did you take Dave Ramsey and Clark Howard off the air?!

After three years in the programming lineup that included Clark Howard, Dave Ramsey, et.al., KTBB-FM failed to develop an audience of sufficient size as to be commercially viable. Although there were people such as you that enjoyed the station, we were faced with the simple fact that there weren’t enough of you.

We therefore made the business decision to go a different direction with KTBB-FM. On Sept. 6, we adopted ESPN Radio’s programming, a format that is enjoying good success across the country, particularly in places where it is moving to the FM band.

I’m sorry that we did away with the programs you liked. But the economics of running an advertiser-supported business dictated that we make the changes that we made.

Teacher of the Month – September 2011

Tyler ISD…..Rhona Meads, Austin Elementary School
Troup ISD….Kayla Dyess, Troup Elementary School
Winona ISD..Chrissy Roberts, Winona Elementary School
Lindale ISD…Paul Smith, E.J. Moss Intermediate School
Arp ISD…….Laurel Thorn, Arp Elementary School

Whitehouse ISD
Joanna Stamps, 2011 Elementary Teacher of the Year
David McKain, 2011 Secondary Teacher of the Year

President Obama Job Speech 9/8/2011

Teacher of the Month – May 2011

Limuel Norris, Tyler’s Robert E Lee High School

Marie Thompson, Winona High School

Bobbie Hill, Wise Elementary in Chapel Hill

Campus Teachers of the Year

Tyler Secondary Teacher of the Year-Toby Wahl, Dogan Middle School

Tyler Elementary Teacher of the Year-Laurie Wells, Dixie Elementary

Winona ISD-Jennifer Taylor, Winona Elementary

Troup ISD-Cassie Blanton, Troup Middle School

Whitehouse
Wendie Turner – Staton-Smith Elementary

Teri Agnew – Higgins Elementary

Robin Ballard – Holloway 6th Grade

Shari Knight – Whitehouse Jr. High

Tom Young – Whitehouse High School

Danny Robey – Aim Center

Teacher of the Year 2011


TYLER — Thirty Tyler school teachers were honored Tuesday night as campus teachers of the year. They were recognized at the district’s annual Teacher of the Year banquet at the Harvey Convention Center. From that group two were singled out as Tyler’s “Teachers of the Year.” Jones Elementary MST Academy fifth grade teacher Michelle Beas was named the 2011 Elementary Teacher of the Year. Hubbard Middle School MYP humanities teacher Cindy Nick was named the 2011 Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Beas believes teaching is a way of life. “It is my calling and passion”, said Beas. “It is a profession with so much responsibility, challenge, and joy. It has, and continues to be, so rewarding to watch students surpass my wildest expectations. Teaching for me is the ultimate celebration of life.”

Nick says her devotion to teaching began at a very young age and continues to be her passion and purpose today. “I am convinced that education is the key to understanding while understanding is instrumental in creating a world where people of all cultures can co-exist peacefully on this ever-shrinking planet,” said Nick when describing her philosophy of teaching. “In my opinion, teaching is an art that comes from the heart; it’s about inspiration, not simply motivation,”

Criteria for selection of both the campus Teachers of the Year and the District Teachers of the Year included, among other items: playing an active and useful role in their community, commitment to the teaching profession through continuous improvement, and lessons that creatively engage and inspire students to achieve high academic standards. Tyler’s top two teachers will now compete at the regional level this summer.

President Obama’s Announcement on Bin Laden Death 5-1-11

President Obama’s Announcement on Bin Laden Death 5-1-11

MP3 Download/Mobile Listen

President Obama’s Address on Libya 03/28/11

2011 Azalea Orthopedics All-Star Classic Announces Team Rosters

The Azalea Orthopedics All-Star high school basketball players for the games on Saturday April 2 have been selected. The 2011 Games will be at the Wagstaff Gymnasium on the Tyler Junior College campus. The game, which is in its eighth year, is sponsored by Azalea Orthopedics. The Classic gives high school seniors in the East Texas area the opportunity to showcase their talent for colleges and hometown fans. “We are pleased to announce this year’s All- Star roster for both the girls and boys for the All-Star Classic,” said Dan Fuller, Azalea head athletic trainer and coordinator of the annual event. They are as follows:

2011 Girls East All-star Team

CeCe Jimmerson – Daingerfield
LeAundra Jackson – Mineola
Ashley Gadson – Sabine
Tasia Washington – Robert E. Lee
Amber Langhoff – Winnsboro
Alex Smith – Jacksonville
Christina Hatten – Bullard
Ally Covalt – Bullard
Sarah Cargill – Lindale
Kayley Coggin – Whitehouse

Head Coach: Dana Irvin – Daingerfield
Assistant Coach: Katy Baskins – Daingerfield
Assistant Coach: Engra Patt – Daingerfield

2011 Girls West All-star Team

Jamie Manis – LaPoynor
Joanna Daniel – Martins Mill
Emily Williams – Martins Mill
Amanda Rucker – Grand Saline
Cambridge Bosworth – All Saints
Cassy Maxvill – Rains
LaKrystal Robertson – John Tyler
Sara Springer – Mabank
Alex Jenkins – Buffalo
Hillary Shaffer – Brownsboro

Head Coach: Keith Durrett – LaPoynor
Assistant Coach: Kody Evans – LaPoynor
Assistant Coach: Dean Nuckolls – LaPoynor

2011 Boys East All-star Team

Taylor Tucker – Robert E. Lee
Jonathan Jones – Henderson
Connor Sharp – White Oak
Craig Schamback – Grace
James Jordan – West Rusk
Andrew Brown – Arp
Luke McElroy – Arp
John Brisco – Pine Tree
Tradarreon Moreland – Jacksonville
Nick Palmer – Whitehouse

Head Coach: Burt Langley – West Rusk
Assistant Coach: Justin Hunley – West Rusk
Assistant Coach: John Eastman – West Rusk

2011 Boys West All-star Team

CJ Wagner – Cayuga
Dalvin Campbell – Cayuga
Trent Jurica – Wills Point
TC Green – Mabank
Taylor Phelps – Grand Saline
Desmond Bowie – Athens
Nick Monmouth – Athens
McMichael Jamison – John Tyler
Phillip Jordan – John Tyler

Head Coach: Jeremy Jenkins – Cayuga
Assistant Coach: Matt Nally – Frankston

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. April 2. The girl’s game time is slated for 5:30 p.m. with the boy’s game to follow at approximately 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $6.00 for adult and $3.00 for children under the age of 10.

All proceeds from the All-Star game are donated to the Bethesda Clinic.

ABC Instant Special: Disaster In The Pacific – 03-11-11

Teacher of the Month-March 2011

Holly McClarty-Tyler’s Clarkston Elementary

Michelle Noble-Lindale Primary

Christi Smith-Winona Elementary

Kevin Grigsby-Troup Elementary

Campus Teacher of the Year

Tyler Secondary Teacher of the Year-Toby Wahl, Dogan Middle School

Tyler Elementary Teacher of the Year-Laurie Wells, Dixie Elementary

Winona ISD-Jennifer Taylor, Winona Elementary

Troup ISD-Amy Ledford, Arp Junior High

Whitehouse
Wendie Turner – Staton-Smith Elementary

Teri Agnew – Higgins Elementary

Robin Ballard – Holloway 6th Grade

Shari Knight – Whitehouse Jr. High

Tom Young – Whitehouse High School

Danny Robey – Aim Center

Teacher of the Month – February 2011

Tyler ISD-Sofia Pinedo, Birdwell Elementary

Winona ISD-Julie Herrera, Winona High School

Lindale ISD-Jamie Thronhill, Lindale Early Childhood Center

Arp ISD-Ruth Smith, Arp Elementary

Troup ISD-Karen Agnew, Troup High School

Chapel Hill ISD-Sara Ross, Chapel Hill Middle School

Campus Teacher of the Year

Tyler Secondary Teacher of the Year-Toby Wahl, Dogan Middle School

Tyler Elementary Teacher of the Year-Laurie Wells, Dixie Elementary

Winona ISD-Jennifer Taylor, Winona Elementary

Troup ISD-Amy Ledford, Arp Junior High

Whitehouse
Wendie Turner – Staton-Smith Elementary

Teri Agnew – Higgins Elementary

Robin Ballard – Holloway 6th Grade

Shari Knight – Whitehouse Jr. High

Barack Obama: State of the Union Address 01-24-11

Teacher of the Month – January 2011

Tyler – Mary McGough, Stewart Middle School

Chapel Hill – Miranda Greenlee, Kissam Intermediate School

Troup – Stefanie “Sam” Moye, Troup Middle School

Winona – Dixi Russell, Winona Middle School

Lindale – Audrey Klein, Lindale High School

Campus Teacher of the Year

Tyler Secondary Teacher of the Year-Toby Wahl, Dogan Middle School

Tyler Elementary Teacher of the Year-Laurie Wells, Dixie Elementary

Winona ISD-Jennifer Taylor, Winona Elementary

Troup ISD-Amy Ledford, Arp Junior High

Whitehouse
Wendie Turner – Staton-Smith Elementary

Teri Agnew – Higgins Elementary

Teacher of the Month – December 2010

December Teachers of the Month
Julie Reilly-Tyler’s Moore Middle School

Marcy Martel-Troup Elementary

Mindy Reed – Lindale Junior High

Roy Oglesby – Steps Alternative School in Lindale

Tisha King – Winona Elementary

Campus Teacher of the Year

Tyler Secondary Teacher of the Year-Toby Wahl, Dogan Middle School

Tyler Elementary Teacher of the Year-Laurie Wells, Dixie Elementary

Winona ISD-Jennifer Taylor, Winona Elementary

Troup ISD-Amy Ledford, Arp Junior High

Whitehouse
Polly Ludolph – Cain Elementary

Teri Agnew – Higgins Elementary

Teacher of the Month – November 2010

Winona High School – Melissa Neal

Troup High School — Tanye Byrd

E.J. Moss Intermediate, Lindale — Danna Bloomer

Arp Elementary School — Kristal Bonner

Campus Teacher of the Year

Tyler Secondary Teacher of the Year-Toby Wahl, Dogan Middle School

Tyler Elementary Teacher of the Year-Laurie Wells, Dixie Elementary

Winona ISD-Jennifer Taylor, Winona Elementary

Troup ISD-Amy Ledford, Arp Junior High

Brown Elementary, Whitehouse — Stephanie Schminkey

Troup Assistant Principal Resigns

TROUP — The Assistant Principal of Troup High School resigns. Unspecified charges were made against Mike Staples. Troup Public Schools Superintendent, Marvin Beaty, says the allegations were made by a parent regarding improper conduct with a student. The district investigated and a meeting was with school officials held Monday afternoon. At the meeting Staples opted to resign. According to KETK, his contract will not be paid off.

Tyler Motorcyclist Injured


TYLER — A motorcyclist has been injured in a Tyler wreck. It happened shortly after 8:30 last night in the 300 block of East Reick Road. The motorcyclist was traveling west when car turned into it path. The motorcycle operator, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to East Texas Medical Center. According to police Sgt. Robert Phillips, the motorcyclist’s injures were non life threatening.

Lon Morris Students Back in Dorms

JACKSONVILLE — More than a hundred freshmen boys live at America’s Best Value Inn two miles from their peers at Lon Morris College. Back in September, neighbors of the Inn complained of loud noises, talk of violence, and even shots fired in a fight. After school officials enforced a curfew, increased security, and met with neighbors, they are taking their last step to relieve worries. According to KETK, officials are moving the students back to campus starting in January.

Chaplain Rhett Ansley says they will live in cottages, duplexes, a new dorm, and rental properties around town. Ansley says, “It really is better for us to have our students here on campus. It works for us as supporters of the community, and it works for us financially for our school.” Several neighbors say they haven’t had as many problems with Lon Morris students since they met with staff back in September, but they still say they are ready for the students to be back on campus.

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Teachers of the Month – November 2012

Posted/updated on: December 10, 2012 at 9:29 am

Tyler ISD – Christian Killmeyer – Dogan Middle School

Lindale ISD – Melanie Gilbert – College Street Elementary School

Troup ISD – Landon Trent – Troup High School

Winona ISD – Peggy Alexander – Winona High School

Arp ISD – Gretchen Rayburn – Arp High School

Teachers of the Year
Troup ISD – Terry Shaw – Brown Elementary School
TROUP ISD – Teresa Hughes – Cane Elementary School

Teachers of the Month – October 2012

Posted/updated on: November 14, 2012 at 10:00 am

Tyler ISD – Courtney Tebo – Griffin Elementary

Troup ISD – Melanie Hartley – Troup Elementary
Troup ISD – Kitty Badger – Troup Middle School

Lindale ISD – Rhonda Aubuchon – Lindale Early Childhood Center

Winona ISD – Kim Campbell – Winona Middle School

Chapel Hill ISD – Julie Miller – Wise Elementary

Arp ISD – Amy Herrell – Arp Junior High

Teachers of the Year – 2012

Posted/updated on: November 14, 2012 at 9:54 am

Teachers of the Year:

Tyler ISD – Teacher of the Year 2011-2012
Secondary Teacher of the Year – David Howard – Robert E Lee High School
Elementary Teacher of the Year – Wanda Wilson (pictured) – Peete Elementary

TYLER – Tyler’s Teachers of the year have been announced. At Harvey Hall Tuesday night, the district honored Campus Teachers of the Year before naming District Teachers of the Year: W. A. Peete Elementary School Third Grade Teacher Wanda Wilson, Elementary Teacher of the Year; and Robert E. Lee High School Biology Teacher and Coach David Howard, Secondary Teacher of the Year.

With more than 16 years of teaching experience, Mrs. Wilson’s goal is to prepare students for the future. “It is my goal to foster students’ critical thinking skills, facilitate the acquisition of life-long learning skills, and prepare them to be competitive in today’s society,” Mrs. Wilson said. “Loving kids unconditionally helps them realize they are not defined by their circumstances and to seek and seize opportunities, strategies, and solutions that will assist and encourage an inward transformation of their self-worth.”

Coach Howard has spent the past 10 years teaching in Tyler ISD, and says that all the great teachers in his life taught him right from wrong while caring about him as a person. “I have been blessed with amazing people in my life that showed me the value of education,” Coach Howard said. “Education can be the key to open many doors in a person’s life and I consider it a privilege to play that role in the process.”

Teacher of the Month – May 2012

Posted/updated on: September 19, 2012 at 3:44 am

Tyler ISD – Leanne Lewis – Jack Elementary

Winona ISD – John Davis – Winona High School

Chapel Hill ISD – Suzanne Ybarra – Wise Elementary

Arp ISD – Edmond McAuley – Arp High School

Teachers of the Year:

Tyler ISD – Teacher of the Year 2011-2012
Secondary Teacher of the Year – David Howard – Robert E Lee High School
Elementary Teacher of the Year – Wanda Wilson – Peete Elementary

Troup ISD – Teacher of the Year 2011-2012
Karyn Ard

Yeacher of the Month – April 2012

Posted/updated on: September 19, 2012 at 3:44 am

Tyler ISD – Embria Williams – Orr Elementary School

Winona ISD – Shirelle Huff – Winona Middle School

Troup ISD – Terrell Knight – Troup Middle School

Chapel Hill ISD – Elizabeth Avila – Jackson Elementary

Whitehouse ISD Teacher of the Year
David McKain – Seconday Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Month – March 2012

Posted/updated on: April 13, 2012 at 8:29 am

Tyler ISD – Lindsey Lott – Woods Elementary School

Lindale ISD – Ashleigh Brashear – E.J. Moss Intermediate School

Winona ISD – Pam Edwards – Winona Elementary School

ARP ISD – Aleesa Morris – Arp Elementary School

Troup ISD — Professional of the Month – District Nurse Laurie Wilson

Whitehouse ISD – Joanna Stamps – Elementary Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Month – February 2012

Posted/updated on: May 7, 2012 at 9:40 am

Tyler TISD – Catherine Lengua – Douglas Elementary School

Chapel Hill ISD – Thomas Sitton – Chapel Hill High School

Arp ISD – Julie Allen – Arp High School

Winona ISD – Maria Sanders- Winona High School

Lindale ISD – Kim Highnote – Velma Penny Elementary

Troup ISD — Priston Lindsey – Troup High School

Whitehouse ISD Teacher of the Year
Mark Foley with the AIM Center

President Obama State of the Union Address 1-24-12

Posted/updated on: September 10, 2015 at 3:35 am

Teacher of the Month – January 2012

Posted/updated on: February 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Tyler ISD – Alice Taylor – Dixie Elementary
Winona ISD – Helen Lofties – Winona Middle School
Troup ISD – Kevin Grigsby – Troup Middle School
Arp ISD – Laura Dacus – Arp Junior High
Chapel Hill ISD – Vicky Tave – Chapel Hill Middle School
Lindale ISD – Cyndy Peters – College Street Elementary
Whitehouse ISD:
David McKain – Teacher of the Year – Whitehouse High School

Teacher of the Month – November 2011

Posted/updated on: May 7, 2012 at 9:40 am

Tyler ISD – Melanie Ransome – Caldwell Elementary
Arp ISD – Jennifer Arrington – Arp High School
Winona ISD – Connie Wilson – Winona HighSchool
Lindale ISD – Patti Spann – Lindale High School
Chapel Hill ISD- Sarah Russell – Wise Elementary
Whitehouse ISD:
Monica Bonds – Teacher of the Year – Higgins Elementary
Joanna Stamps – Teacher of the Year – Stanton-Smith Elementary

KTBB FM going to pure sports – it is hard to see a large audience for sports talk at all hours day and night.

Posted/updated on: September 15, 2015 at 5:08 am

Re: KTBB FM going to pure sports. I know nothing about the radio business, but it is hard to see a large audience for sports talk at all hours day and night. Perhaps during football season maybe, but after that, basketball, soccer, bowling?? We now have 2 stations in this market devoted to sports. This air time gets down to the minutia of the manufacturer of the shoe laces on the 3rd string quarterback’s shoes. C’mon! Does radio make money doing this type of programming? Do women listen to this stuff? I don’t think so. Please explain the business logic from an owner’s perspective of how this is a cash cow. Does ESPN cause this magic to happen? Can this decision from HQ possibly be reversed in the interest of the local businesses who would like to support programming that appeals to a broader market? … Read the rest of the article…

Teacher of the Month – October 2011

Posted/updated on: November 15, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Arp ISD – Wendi McCann – Arp Junior High
Chapel Hill ISD – Edgar Espinoza – Jackson Elementary School
Lindale ISD – Kristine Brown – Lindale Jr. High
Winona ISD – Vicki Russell – Winona Middle School
Whitehouse:
Tamara Dickson – Teacher of the Year – Brown Elementary School
Katherine Forrest – Teacher of the Year – Cain Elementary School

Why did you take Dave Ramsey and Clark Howard off the air?!

Posted/updated on: June 6, 2013 at 10:39 am

After three years in the programming lineup that included Clark Howard, Dave Ramsey, et.al., KTBB-FM failed to develop an audience of sufficient size as to be commercially viable. Although there were people such as you that enjoyed the station, we were faced with the simple fact that there weren’t enough of you.

We therefore made the business decision to go a different direction with KTBB-FM. On Sept. 6, we adopted ESPN Radio’s programming, a format that is enjoying good success across the country, particularly in places where it is moving to the FM band.

I’m sorry that we did away with the programs you liked. But the economics of running an advertiser-supported business dictated that we make the changes that we made.

Teacher of the Month – September 2011

Posted/updated on: October 6, 2011 at 2:28 am

Tyler ISD…..Rhona Meads, Austin Elementary School
Troup ISD….Kayla Dyess, Troup Elementary School
Winona ISD..Chrissy Roberts, Winona Elementary School
Lindale ISD…Paul Smith, E.J. Moss Intermediate School
Arp ISD…….Laurel Thorn, Arp Elementary School

Whitehouse ISD
Joanna Stamps, 2011 Elementary Teacher of the Year
David McKain, 2011 Secondary Teacher of the Year

President Obama Job Speech 9/8/2011

Posted/updated on: September 10, 2015 at 3:35 am

Teacher of the Month – May 2011

Posted/updated on: September 21, 2011 at 4:14 am

Limuel Norris, Tyler’s Robert E Lee High School

Marie Thompson, Winona High School

Bobbie Hill, Wise Elementary in Chapel Hill

Campus Teachers of the Year

Tyler Secondary Teacher of the Year-Toby Wahl, Dogan Middle School

Tyler Elementary Teacher of the Year-Laurie Wells, Dixie Elementary

Winona ISD-Jennifer Taylor, Winona Elementary

Troup ISD-Cassie Blanton, Troup Middle School

Whitehouse
Wendie Turner – Staton-Smith Elementary

Teri Agnew – Higgins Elementary

Robin Ballard – Holloway 6th Grade

Shari Knight – Whitehouse Jr. High

Tom Young – Whitehouse High School

Danny Robey – Aim Center

Teacher of the Year 2011

Posted/updated on: May 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm


TYLER — Thirty Tyler school teachers were honored Tuesday night as campus teachers of the year. They were recognized at the district’s annual Teacher of the Year banquet at the Harvey Convention Center. From that group two were singled out as Tyler’s “Teachers of the Year.” Jones Elementary MST Academy fifth grade teacher Michelle Beas was named the 2011 Elementary Teacher of the Year. Hubbard Middle School MYP humanities teacher Cindy Nick was named the 2011 Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Beas believes teaching is a way of life. “It is my calling and passion”, said Beas. “It is a profession with so much responsibility, challenge, and joy. It has, and continues to be, so rewarding to watch students surpass my wildest expectations. Teaching for me is the ultimate celebration of life.”

Nick says her devotion to teaching began at a very young age and continues to be her passion and purpose today. “I am convinced that education is the key to understanding while understanding is instrumental in creating a world where people of all cultures can co-exist peacefully on this ever-shrinking planet,” said Nick when describing her philosophy of teaching. “In my opinion, teaching is an art that comes from the heart; it’s about inspiration, not simply motivation,”

Criteria for selection of both the campus Teachers of the Year and the District Teachers of the Year included, among other items: playing an active and useful role in their community, commitment to the teaching profession through continuous improvement, and lessons that creatively engage and inspire students to achieve high academic standards. Tyler’s top two teachers will now compete at the regional level this summer.

President Obama’s Announcement on Bin Laden Death 5-1-11

Posted/updated on: September 10, 2015 at 3:35 am

President Obama’s Announcement on Bin Laden Death 5-1-11

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President Obama’s Address on Libya 03/28/11

Posted/updated on: June 4, 2013 at 9:17 am

2011 Azalea Orthopedics All-Star Classic Announces Team Rosters

Posted/updated on: April 2, 2011 at 2:04 am

The Azalea Orthopedics All-Star high school basketball players for the games on Saturday April 2 have been selected. The 2011 Games will be at the Wagstaff Gymnasium on the Tyler Junior College campus. The game, which is in its eighth year, is sponsored by Azalea Orthopedics. The Classic gives high school seniors in the East Texas area the opportunity to showcase their talent for colleges and hometown fans. “We are pleased to announce this year’s All- Star roster for both the girls and boys for the All-Star Classic,” said Dan Fuller, Azalea head athletic trainer and coordinator of the annual event. They are as follows:

2011 Girls East All-star Team

CeCe Jimmerson – Daingerfield
LeAundra Jackson – Mineola
Ashley Gadson – Sabine
Tasia Washington – Robert E. Lee
Amber Langhoff – Winnsboro
Alex Smith – Jacksonville
Christina Hatten – Bullard
Ally Covalt – Bullard
Sarah Cargill – Lindale
Kayley Coggin – Whitehouse

Head Coach: Dana Irvin – Daingerfield
Assistant Coach: Katy Baskins – Daingerfield
Assistant Coach: Engra Patt – Daingerfield

2011 Girls West All-star Team

Jamie Manis – LaPoynor
Joanna Daniel – Martins Mill
Emily Williams – Martins Mill
Amanda Rucker – Grand Saline
Cambridge Bosworth – All Saints
Cassy Maxvill – Rains
LaKrystal Robertson – John Tyler
Sara Springer – Mabank
Alex Jenkins – Buffalo
Hillary Shaffer – Brownsboro

Head Coach: Keith Durrett – LaPoynor
Assistant Coach: Kody Evans – LaPoynor
Assistant Coach: Dean Nuckolls – LaPoynor

2011 Boys East All-star Team

Taylor Tucker – Robert E. Lee
Jonathan Jones – Henderson
Connor Sharp – White Oak
Craig Schamback – Grace
James Jordan – West Rusk
Andrew Brown – Arp
Luke McElroy – Arp
John Brisco – Pine Tree
Tradarreon Moreland – Jacksonville
Nick Palmer – Whitehouse

Head Coach: Burt Langley – West Rusk
Assistant Coach: Justin Hunley – West Rusk
Assistant Coach: John Eastman – West Rusk

2011 Boys West All-star Team

CJ Wagner – Cayuga
Dalvin Campbell – Cayuga
Trent Jurica – Wills Point
TC Green – Mabank
Taylor Phelps – Grand Saline
Desmond Bowie – Athens
Nick Monmouth – Athens
McMichael Jamison – John Tyler
Phillip Jordan – John Tyler

Head Coach: Jeremy Jenkins – Cayuga
Assistant Coach: Matt Nally – Frankston

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. April 2. The girl’s game time is slated for 5:30 p.m. with the boy’s game to follow at approximately 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $6.00 for adult and $3.00 for children under the age of 10.

All proceeds from the All-Star game are donated to the Bethesda Clinic.

ABC Instant Special: Disaster In The Pacific – 03-11-11

Posted/updated on: June 4, 2013 at 9:06 am

Teacher of the Month-March 2011

Posted/updated on: September 21, 2011 at 4:10 am

Holly McClarty-Tyler’s Clarkston Elementary

Michelle Noble-Lindale Primary

Christi Smith-Winona Elementary

Kevin Grigsby-Troup Elementary

Campus Teacher of the Year

Tyler Secondary Teacher of the Year-Toby Wahl, Dogan Middle School

Tyler Elementary Teacher of the Year-Laurie Wells, Dixie Elementary

Winona ISD-Jennifer Taylor, Winona Elementary

Troup ISD-Amy Ledford, Arp Junior High

Whitehouse
Wendie Turner – Staton-Smith Elementary

Teri Agnew – Higgins Elementary

Robin Ballard – Holloway 6th Grade

Shari Knight – Whitehouse Jr. High

Tom Young – Whitehouse High School

Danny Robey – Aim Center

Teacher of the Month – February 2011

Posted/updated on: September 21, 2011 at 4:10 am

Tyler ISD-Sofia Pinedo, Birdwell Elementary

Winona ISD-Julie Herrera, Winona High School

Lindale ISD-Jamie Thronhill, Lindale Early Childhood Center

Arp ISD-Ruth Smith, Arp Elementary

Troup ISD-Karen Agnew, Troup High School

Chapel Hill ISD-Sara Ross, Chapel Hill Middle School

Campus Teacher of the Year

Tyler Secondary Teacher of the Year-Toby Wahl, Dogan Middle School

Tyler Elementary Teacher of the Year-Laurie Wells, Dixie Elementary

Winona ISD-Jennifer Taylor, Winona Elementary

Troup ISD-Amy Ledford, Arp Junior High

Whitehouse
Wendie Turner – Staton-Smith Elementary

Teri Agnew – Higgins Elementary

Robin Ballard – Holloway 6th Grade

Shari Knight – Whitehouse Jr. High

Barack Obama: State of the Union Address 01-24-11

Posted/updated on: September 10, 2015 at 3:34 am

Teacher of the Month – January 2011

Posted/updated on: September 21, 2011 at 4:10 am

Tyler – Mary McGough, Stewart Middle School

Chapel Hill – Miranda Greenlee, Kissam Intermediate School

Troup – Stefanie “Sam” Moye, Troup Middle School

Winona – Dixi Russell, Winona Middle School

Lindale – Audrey Klein, Lindale High School

Campus Teacher of the Year

Tyler Secondary Teacher of the Year-Toby Wahl, Dogan Middle School

Tyler Elementary Teacher of the Year-Laurie Wells, Dixie Elementary

Winona ISD-Jennifer Taylor, Winona Elementary

Troup ISD-Amy Ledford, Arp Junior High

Whitehouse
Wendie Turner – Staton-Smith Elementary

Teri Agnew – Higgins Elementary

Teacher of the Month – December 2010

Posted/updated on: January 13, 2011 at 9:26 am

December Teachers of the Month
Julie Reilly-Tyler’s Moore Middle School

Marcy Martel-Troup Elementary

Mindy Reed – Lindale Junior High

Roy Oglesby – Steps Alternative School in Lindale

Tisha King – Winona Elementary

Campus Teacher of the Year

Tyler Secondary Teacher of the Year-Toby Wahl, Dogan Middle School

Tyler Elementary Teacher of the Year-Laurie Wells, Dixie Elementary

Winona ISD-Jennifer Taylor, Winona Elementary

Troup ISD-Amy Ledford, Arp Junior High

Whitehouse
Polly Ludolph – Cain Elementary

Teri Agnew – Higgins Elementary

Teacher of the Month – November 2010

Posted/updated on: December 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Winona High School – Melissa Neal

Troup High School — Tanye Byrd

E.J. Moss Intermediate, Lindale — Danna Bloomer

Arp Elementary School — Kristal Bonner

Campus Teacher of the Year

Tyler Secondary Teacher of the Year-Toby Wahl, Dogan Middle School

Tyler Elementary Teacher of the Year-Laurie Wells, Dixie Elementary

Winona ISD-Jennifer Taylor, Winona Elementary

Troup ISD-Amy Ledford, Arp Junior High

Brown Elementary, Whitehouse — Stephanie Schminkey

Troup Assistant Principal Resigns

Posted/updated on: November 25, 2010 at 7:26 am

TROUP — The Assistant Principal of Troup High School resigns. Unspecified charges were made against Mike Staples. Troup Public Schools Superintendent, Marvin Beaty, says the allegations were made by a parent regarding improper conduct with a student. The district investigated and a meeting was with school officials held Monday afternoon. At the meeting Staples opted to resign. According to KETK, his contract will not be paid off.

Tyler Motorcyclist Injured

Posted/updated on: November 20, 2010 at 7:40 am


TYLER — A motorcyclist has been injured in a Tyler wreck. It happened shortly after 8:30 last night in the 300 block of East Reick Road. The motorcyclist was traveling west when car turned into it path. The motorcycle operator, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to East Texas Medical Center. According to police Sgt. Robert Phillips, the motorcyclist’s injures were non life threatening.

Lon Morris Students Back in Dorms

Posted/updated on: November 17, 2010 at 10:21 am

JACKSONVILLE — More than a hundred freshmen boys live at America’s Best Value Inn two miles from their peers at Lon Morris College. Back in September, neighbors of the Inn complained of loud noises, talk of violence, and even shots fired in a fight. After school officials enforced a curfew, increased security, and met with neighbors, they are taking their last step to relieve worries. According to KETK, officials are moving the students back to campus starting in January.

Chaplain Rhett Ansley says they will live in cottages, duplexes, a new dorm, and rental properties around town. Ansley says, “It really is better for us to have our students here on campus. It works for us as supporters of the community, and it works for us financially for our school.” Several neighbors say they haven’t had as many problems with Lon Morris students since they met with staff back in September, but they still say they are ready for the students to be back on campus.

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