Hawkins student artist wins prestigious Scholastic award previously won by Warhol, Redford
Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 6:27 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 31, 2023 at 10:37 PM CDT
Hawkins High School junior Jaykob Dodd recently was notified that he had won a national gold medal at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which is the largest and most prestigious art contest in the country. "It’s celebrating its 100th anniversary. Former alumni include artists such as Andy Warhol, Robert Redford, and writers such as Stephen King and Truman Capote,” says Jaykob’s digital media teacher Elizabeth White.
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.
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.
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.