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Merle Haggard (Finally!) Receives High School Diploma

Merle Haggard is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and has received numerous other honors, but this may be the most unexpected of them all. The 78-year-old country icon finally got a diploma from Bakersfield High School over the weekend, more than 60 years after dropping out.

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Fed-Up Professor Quits, Fails Entire Class

Irwin Horwitz is not your typical college professor.

Horwitz failed every one of his students in his strategic management class at Texas A&M Galveston and then sent them all a blistering email letting them know they'd be receiving an F, while also ripping their behavior to shreds and revealing he's done teaching the course.

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“Info Night” at VC Thursday

If you are interested in attending Victoria College, you're invited to attend "Info Night"  from 4:30 to 6 :30 p.m. on Thursday at the VC Health Sciences Center. This event gives students and their families an opportunity to learn about Victoria College programs, transfer pathways, student services, resources, and much more.

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Could You Have Been a Texas Colonist?

Would you have succeeded as a pioneer? Find out at the Museum of the Coastal Bend by competing in challenges inspired by Texas settlers in the 1800s. Event runs from 10am until 4pm Saturday at 2200 East Red River in Victoria.

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Open House at St. Joseph High School Thursday

St. Joseph High School is hosting “A Closer Look at STJ” from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16th. Prospective students and their parents can take a campus tour and learn about advanced placement/dual credit courses, tuition assistance, athletics, St. Joseph High School summer camp registration, and have ice cream sundaes with the Flyer Family.

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Lyceum Series Presents Mack Dryden Tonight

Mack Dryden, a cancer survivor, creative writer, comedian and motivator, will tell his story at 7 p.m. tonight at the Leo J. Welder Center in downtown Victoria. Dryden was born and educated in Mississippi and is a former newspaper reporter and illustrator. He’s been delighting audiences for years with his relaxed stage presence, hilarious material and uniquely engaging delivery.

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‘Sesame Street’ Parodies ‘Game of Thrones’ With ‘Game of Chairs’

Because there is nothing small children still learning to read love more than ultra-violent fantasy epics, Sesame Street has created a Game of Thrones parody. And we’re not talking about a simple excuse to dress up some Muppets in medieval garb. There are some serious George R.R. Martin deep cuts in this strange little sketch, which marks the first and probably last time that Sesame Street will obliquely reference brutal massacres, beheadings, and regicide.

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Open House at St. Joseph High School

St. Joseph High School will host "A Closer Look at STJ" from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. on April 16th. Prospective students and their parents can take a campus tour and learn about advanced placement/dual credit courses, tuition assistance, athletics, St Joseph summer camp registration and have ice cream sundaes with the Flyer family

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HGA Scholarship Golf Tourney

Hallettsville Golf Course will host the 15th annual HGA Scholarship Tournament in memory of David "Goon" Michalec Saturday at 10am. The format will be a one-person scramble and flights will be assigned according to handicap. The entry fee is $65 per player, with two mulligans included.

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Watch the Most Hazardous Way to Cheat on a Test You’ll Ever See

You would think with the way technology has advanced in recent years it would be pretty easy for students to find a way to cheat. Well, you'd be wrong.

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Industrial Elementary East Spring Carnival

Industrial Elementary East will have its Spring Carnival starting at 5pm Thursday. in the Industrial High School Cafeteria. A meal of chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans will be served from 5pm to 6pm.

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VC Enrolling For Continuing Education

The Victoria College is enrolling for workforce and continuing education classes right now.  They are offering a variety of classes from Microsoft for beginners to teaching high school students and everything in between

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