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Jennifer Middleton (Reporter)

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Jennifer Perry Middleton is the education reporter for the Texarkana Gazette. A McLeod, Texas, native, she recently moved from Shreveport, La., where she worked in several media formats. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations from Stephen F. Austin State University and began her newspaper career at the Ruston Daily Leader in Ruston, La., where she worked her way to Lifestyles Editor. She enjoys reading, camping, traveling and gardening. Jennifer is the mother of two children.

Advancing the Dream: NAACP honors Dr. King with annual program

Published Jan. 16 2018

Unity through diversity was the message Monday at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program sponsored by the Greater...

Governor to seek a $10M hike in funding for higher education

Published Jan. 15 2018

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson sent a letter to presidents and chancellors of the state's four-year universities Tuesday stating he will...

PGISD approves audit, new courses for upcoming year

Published Jan. 12 2018

Pleasant Grove Independent School District trustees approved the 2016-17 audit and the 2017-18 guides for the middle and high schools...

Group aims to make reduction of carbon emissions pay off

Published Jan. 10 2018

The Arkansas coordinator for an international climate change lobby organization told members of Friends United for a Safe Environment on...

State senator makes two-day swing through Texarkana

Published Jan. 9 2018

Texas District 1 Sen. Bryan Hughes and his staff took a tour of Texas A&M University-Texarkana on Monday, a stop...

Ministry conference is at center for fifth year

Published Jan. 4 2018

For the past two days, the Texarkana, Texas, Convention Center has been filled with worship and praise, as the the...

Stadium undergoes $3.9M upgrade

Published Jan. 2 2018

Last year was exciting for Texarkana, Ark., School District, as it received a $15 million federal magnet grant and authorized...

Liberty-Eylau Primary School is demolished

Published Jan. 1 2018

A historic landmark disappeared from the Texarkana landscape in 2017, torn down to make way for progress at a local...

School officials stress importance of attending class

Published Dec. 26 2017

Parents usually acknowledge the importance of having their child in school from a learning standpoint, but many don't realize that...

'Naughty' or nice': Effort to rein in students before Christmas a hit on social media

Published Dec. 25 2017

A local teacher found a creative way to keep students in line the week before Christmas with a little help...

Christmas Cheer: Track star Jarrion Lawson plays Santa to L-E children

Published Dec. 23 2017

It was controlled Christmas chaos Friday at Liberty-Eylau's Rader Dome, where Olympic standout Jarrion Lawson returned to his alma mater...

Hawks get thrilling send-off

Published Dec. 22 2017

The Pleasant Grove Hawks football team left for the state championship game Thursday amid a frenzy of excitement, complete with...

L-EISD officials consider putting unused parcel property up for bid

Published Dec. 22 2017

Trustees of Liberty-Eylau Independent School District voted unanimously Thursday to declare a parcel of property as surplus during their regular...

PG students surrender to police

Published Dec. 21 2017

Five Pleasant Grove Middle School students surrendered and were arrested Wednesday for their alleged roles in an assault of a...

PG art teacher earns state recognition

Published Dec. 21 2017

She's been called outstanding, inspirational and life-changing during her 19 years as art teacher at Pleasant Grove High School.

L-E school board to meet about surplus property

Published Dec. 21 2017

Trustees of Liberty-Eylau Independent School District will meet at 6 p.m. today to consider declaring a district-owned parcel of land...

PGMS students allegedly involved in school bus assault surrender

Published Dec. 20 2017

Five Pleasant Grove Middle School students surrendered and were arrested Wednesday for their alleged roles in an assault of a...

L-E opens new building, has another on way:

Published Dec. 18 2017

With the opening of the new addition to the CTE building at Liberty-Eylau High School, the district has one more...

Little hats, big hearts

Published Dec. 17 2017

Students in crochet enrichment classes at Texas High School have been working to bring awareness of the importance of heart...

A&M-Texarkana Expansion

Published Dec. 10 2017

Construction is coming along on two new buildings at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, with one to be ready in time to...