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Career and technical education has changed dramatically in schools to meet the country’s education and skill needs. Many students will graduate from La Marque and Texas City high schools with the education and hands-on training they need to kick start great jobs and careers. Some CTE student…

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Not every student excels in a traditional classroom setting and this is why Texas City Independent School District has added the Challenge Academy to the alternative education program offerings this year. Alternative programs for behavior have been in place for more than 20 years and credit …

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On March 25, 5,000 yellow rubber ducks will be dumped into Sting Creek in Texas City via a huge dump truck for the Texas City Independent School District’s Foundation for the Future 10th annual Youthfest and Duck Derby. The event is fun for the whole family and there are great prizes on the …

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Fine arts instruction is vital in the development of students and essential to providing students with a well-rounded education. Students in Texas City Independent School District have meaningful exposure and engagement in fine arts as part of the school curriculum. Not only are students act…

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Texas City Independent School District has been given the opportunity by the State of Texas to become a District of Innovation in order to have access to flexibilities with state statutes in order to better serve students and the community.

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The Texas City Independent School District Foundation for the Future is entering its 21st successful year as a nonprofit, tax-exempt philanthropic organization.

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January is the time to officially celebrate School Board Recognition Month. This column is dedicated to the seven people that unselfishly serve on one of the most important executive committees in our community. Texas City Independent School District would like to publicly thank President Di…

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Teachers are so enthusiastic about teaching that they often spend money out of their own pockets for projects to get their students engaged in learning. Many projects are financially out of their reach. This is where the Texas City Independent School District Foundation for the Future helps.

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Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. It commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and child…

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While school just ended earlier this month, district administrators in Texas City ISD are already preparing for the 2016-17 school year. New teachers are being hired and veteran teachers are learning new strategies in staff development, all in preparation for the students’ arrival in August.

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Texas City Independent School District recently honored employees for their years of service to the district, those who have retired or are planning to retire at the end of the school year and those who were named employees of the year.

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Can you hear ducks quacking in Galveston County? Ducks are on their way to Texas City. We’re excited to offer the ninth annual Texas City Independent School District Youthfest and Duck Derby Saturday at Texas City Sting Creek. It’s a great day of fun activities for the entire family. You’ll …

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Although it has seen its share of changes throughout the years, a free, public education has long been the heart of Texas. In fact, the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836 listed the failure of the Mexican government “to establish any public system of education, although possessed of a…

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The production of “Shrek the Musical” at Texas City High School is a wonderful opportunity to hear and see some of the Texas City ISD Fine Arts Department at its best. There is a tradition of excellence in the school’s musical productions that feature not only acting, singing and dancing but…

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January is the time to officially celebrate School Board Recognition Month. This article is dedicated to the seven people that unselfishly serve on one of the most important executive committees in our community. I would like to personally thank President Manuel Guajardo Jr., Vice President …

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Teachers are so enthusiastic about teaching that they often spend money out of their own pockets for projects to get their students engaged in learning. Many projects are financially out of their reach. This is where the TCISD Foundation for the Future helps.

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Texas City ISD’s outstanding Fine Arts programs are plentiful this holiday season. All events are free to the public with the exception of the Texas City High School Choir Concert. The public is invited to attend these events.

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The state’s school financial accountability rating system, known as the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas, ensures that Texas public schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices and that they improve those practices. The system is desig…

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Homecoming is a tradition in the United States for high schools, colleges and universities that dates back more than 100 years. This week is Homecoming Week in Texas City ISD.

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Last week, TCISD Calvin Vincent Early Childhood Center hosted a full day visit by Mary Jo Huff, a nationally recognized storyteller and author known for her special blend of humor that tickles and touches the hearts of all.