A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been issued for Leon, Milam, and Robertson Counties until 1:00 am Sunday morning. A line of rain and thunderstorms will be possible between sunset and midnight -- moving in from the north & west. Some storms could be strong to severe. If these storms can reach the area, they could pose a localized flooding & damaging wind threat.
The Texas Education Agency has asked federal officials to widen a school testing scandal investigation to include two more West Texas districts.
The El Paso Times reported Wednesday that the TEA request targets the San Elizario and Canutillo school districts.
Reviews have found alleged student-record manipulation in the El Paso, Canutillo and San Elizario districts. A state-appointed board created to manage the El Paso Independent School District amid the cheating scandal held its first meeting Tuesday.
San Elizario superintendent Sylvia Hopp hadn't seen a copy of Monday's TEA letter but says problems have been corrected and cheating is not ongoing.
The head of the Canutillo school board says agencies should examine districts across Texas. Armando Rodriguez would also like the federal government to require the TEA to audit itself.
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