First day of school at Jones–Clark Elementary

A letter sent home this week to parents of students attending dozens of campuses across Southeast Texas informed them that not only was their child’s school not up to par, but Texas law allows for a transfer to a campus or district that hasn’t exhibited such educational inadequacies. Anyone looking to cash in on that option for the sake of their child’s education would find, however, that there simply is nowhere to go. At least, not for free.

Ozen senior point guard Josh Boyd (top), Kelly basketball and Colton Weisbrod

Ozen point guard signs with Northwestern State

Ozen senior point guard Josh Boyd signed a Nation Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Northwestern State in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Boyd (6-0, 200) averaged 10 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and three steals last year, helping the Panthers make the Class 5A state championship game while finishing 33-4.


UPDATE: Marchelle Washington, 14, is reported safe at home with her family as of Friday morning, Nov. 30.

Twenty-four hours is a long time when you don’t where your child is.