Chandler grandmother's trial begins

  Testimony began Tuesday morning in the trial of a 52-year-old Chandler woman accused of killing her grand-daughter in a drunken collision last July. …

Jack Elementary hosts Spring Art Walk

Dr. Bryan C. Jack Elementary School hosted its first Spring Art Walk at FRESH by Brookshire’s on Tuesday. “It was an idea came up with by Kevin Westbrook here at FRESH,” Jack Elementary School art teacher Ginger Corey said. “It’s really important to have community relationships.”

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  Easter egg hunts are serious business for 6-year-old Marissa Thornton. That’s why the Henderson resident has been practicing for upcoming events. The 6-year-old from Henderson is legally blind, so hunting for candy-filled eggs requires a bit of help from her family.

Whitehouse HS student plant sale ends on Thursday

Spring flowers and vegetables grown by Whitehouse High School students are going fast in a plant sale in the school’s greenhouse. The public and teachers flocked in when the sale opened last week, and there may only be enough plants left to sell when the sale resumes on Thursday or maybe a little longer, Claire Cooper, a teacher, said.

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