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SOSU names Acker head of marketing

DURANT, Okla. – Larry Acker will bring 20 years of experience to the newly-created position of director of university marketing at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He begins his new duties on Aug. 3 after spending the past nine years as assistant director of public relations at Lamar University in Beaumont.

Pottsboro ISD board looks to lower tax rate

POTTSBORO — The Pottsboro Independent School District the board of trustees decided Monday night, to give taxpayers a little break. The board is poised to drop the tax rate a penny and a half. The board did not adopt the proposed tax rate, but the decrease from $1.19 per $100 valuation to $1.175 will be discussed at an upcoming public hearing.

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Gunter ISD sells $2 million of bonds to improve facilities, technology

GUNTER — Passing by Gunter High School on State Highway 289, one might have noticed construction vehicles fixing up the south side parking lot where the marching band practices. The parking lot is one of several projects the Gunter Independent School District was able to launch after selling $2 million of bonds from 2005 to make improvements throughout the district.