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9:39am

Mon August 17, 2015
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Nacogdoches peace march and rally is meant to celebrate diversity

A first ever multicultural peace march and rally will be held this month in Nacogdoches.

Stephen F. Austin State University’s director of multicultural affairs Osaro Airen organized the event and formed a community-wide multicultural peace committee in the city. He says the event was created in response to nationwide race and culture discord heightened by media attention.

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Mon August 17, 2015

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Fri August 14, 2015
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Shreveport synagogue to install new spiritual leader

Cantor Neil Schwartz chants from one of Agudath Achim's Torah scrolls in advance of his installation service Sunday.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Shreveport synagogue that can be traced back to the late 1880s will install a new spiritual leader Sunday.

Cantor Neil Schwartz comes to Congregation Agudath Achim after serving Jewish communities in five states and Saskatchewan, Canada. Cantor Schwartz is an expert in Jewish chanting. He developed teaching software for Hebrew chanting, "Trope Trainer" and "Tefillah Trainer.”

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Fri August 14, 2015

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Thu August 13, 2015
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Longview High School launches college program, partners with LeTourneau University neighbor

Credit LeTourneau University

Dozens of ninth graders at Longview High School will get a very early jump on college coursework when school begins Aug. 24.

A new site for Texas’ Early College High School program is a partnership between Longview High School and LeTourneau University in Longview.

LeTourneau will expose students to its prominent aviation program. The Longview High students will take some college courses at LeTourneau – up 60 credits over the next four years, according to LeTourneau’s vice president for enrollment management Terry Dale Cruse.

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