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Coalition reviews year, upcoming plans for 2018

DAINGERFIELD -- As it did during the school year, the Northeast Texas Coalition Against Substance Abuse met June 7. NETCASA Director Rebecca Smith began by sharing information from the recently completed Community Needs Assessment, which typically tells the coalition the most pressing issues for their region or area. According to the assessment, the five counties served directly by NETCASA (Bowie, Morris, Cass, Franklin, and Titus) all showed a higher percentage of people in poverty situations than the state as a whole. The five counties also higher violent crime rates than the state. Morris County has a higher drug and alcohol arrest rates than the state, according to the assessment. According to the data presented, current alcohol usage among area high school students has dropped since the coalition began working with the schools in 2015. Smith also informed the group that funds have been provided by the state for prevention, specifically for opioid abuse prevention.

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Daingerfield HS grad wins FFA scholarship

DAINGERFIELD – Caitlin Cox, who recently graduated from Daingerfield High School, won a FFA scholarship sponsored by Domino’s Pizza. She will attend Tarleton State University in the fall to study agricultural communications. Cox graduated with honors and was ranked fifth in her graduating class. She joined FFA as a junior member in 2011 and has held leadership positions in her chapter for the past three years, most recent as chapter president. Cox has shown market pigs for four years and market rabbits for two. Additionally, she travels to major shows with her Santa Gertrudis show heifer.


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D-LSISD recognizes retiring employees

DAINGERFIELD – As students began their summer break on May 26, teachers, administrators, and staff of the Daingerfield-Lone Star Independent School District gathered to recognize those who are retiring from the district.
During their annual teacher assembly, the district recognized Dwanna Cummings, Jane Hall, Linda Rhymes, Jeanecia Royal and Beth Terry -- who are all retiring.
They were also recognized for the number of years they have spent in the district.
Rhymes served the district for 38 years, Royal spent 36 years in the district, while Cummings was recognized for 35 years with the district.
Terry has spent 23 years and Daingerfield, while Hall has served the district for nine years.
In addition to honoring the retirees, the district also presented service awards to teachers and staff for their years of service.

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School board files protest against alcohol variance

DAINGERFIELD – The board met April
17, at which time Superintendent Sandra
Quarles informed the board the school district
had filed a protest with the Texas Alcoholic
Beverage Commission (TABC).
According to Quarles, she received a letter
from the TABC stating a variance had been
granted for the gas station across from South
A potential store owner had approached
the Daingerfield City Council asking for a
variance to the city’s distance requirements
in order to sell beer and wine at the location,
which falls inside the required distance from
schools. After the City Council approved the
variance, application was made for a license
to sell beer and wine for off-premise consumption
to TABC, who informed Quarles
in writing.

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