The Northeast Texas Community College Eagle newspaper staff recently learned it won a record-setting 53 awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA). In addition to Eagle Adviser, Mandy Smith, being named the 2019 Charles “Chuck” Choate Memorial Adviser of the Year, the newspaper staff also brought home the coveted first place General Excellence award for Division 5. This is the most awards The Eagle has received in one year to date.
In response to COVID-19, the Commissioners of the Texas Workforce Commission approved new Skills initiatives to assist businesses in training and growing their workforce as Texas prepares to reopen for business. Their recommendation supports up to $10 million in Skills Development Funds to support training in High Demand occupations at prevailing wage with priority given to training in the healthcare, manufacturing (including food and agriculture), and IT sectors retooling business processes in direct response to needs identified by COVID-19.
Week of April 22, 2020
The 2020 All-District Soccer picks were announced last week, and the Pirates were notably outstanding on the list. These Pirates took top honors as player of the year categories: District Most Valuable Player - Senior #13 Marco Trejo; Offensive player of the year - Sr. #22 Kevin Ramirez; Midfield player of the year - Jr., #5 Giovanny Rojas; Defensive player of the year - Sr. #15 Sammy Ramirez: Goalkeeper of the year -Sr. #0 Marc Germilus; All Academic player: Sr. #9 Kevin Avila.
Those who know Jonathan Jimenez say that he is a quiet, well-mannered child. In his everyday life, he is an ordinary young boy. He attends elementary school; he has friends, favorite toys, and games he loves to play. However, on the field, Jimenez is anything but ordinary. He speaks volumes with a soccer ball.