Starving to learn: some college students can’t afford food, tuition
Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 6:11 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 27, 2023 at 9:55 PM CDT
It’s no secret that college is expensive. According to the Feeding Texas Network, 29 percent of four-year college students in Texas have experienced hunger because of tuition and high food costs. But, help may be on the way because of a couple legislative bills that will make students, even those enrolled in a vocational school, eligible for SNAP benefits.
Great Texas Balloon Race Event Coordinator Bill Bussey said there is a full week of flying to see next week, because the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship is in Longview the same week as the Great Texas race.
Rodeo fans can see bull riding, calf-roping, bronc-riding along with specialty acts like trick rider Madison Schalla. “Families get together, and still to this day get together, and go to the rodeo,” Director Kyle Moore says.
Polish your boots and put on your best Stetson as the annual rodeo that brings thousands of visitors to East Texas kicks off tonight. Rodeo Director Kyle Moore said the rodeo has drawn an enormous fan base from overseas, including Australia and Brazil.
As part of a plea deal, David Yager will spend 42 months in prison for a Feb. 2021 incident in which repeatedly punched a restrained detainee in the chest with a taser, which he also deployed on the detainee, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Yager said he did it out of anger, according to the DOJ.