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Tucson Oddity: Animals are very low care down on his small 'farm'

Tucson Oddity: Animals are very low care down on his small 'farm'

Living on Tucson's far east side, Phil Bushey is no stranger to wild animals. Coyotes and javelina regularly frequent his home near East Old Spanish Trail and South Houghton Road, often attempting to lure his dogs and cats into the desert.

July 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Oddity: Animals are very low care down on his small 'farm'

Tucson Oddity: Animals are very low care down on his small 'farm'

The cost of animal feed is nonexistent at Phil Bushey's spread on the far east side. His plywood farm animals occasionally need a bit of paint, but that's about it.

July 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Lyons librarian tapped as top teacher

Lyons librarian tapped as top teacher

You can call Mary Ellen Clements a librarian, but you wouldn't be doing her justice.

May 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Lyons librarian tapped as top teacher

Lyons librarian tapped as top teacher

Mary Ellen Clements, librarian and reading teacher at Lyons Elementary school, was surprised with flowers and a check as she received TUSD's Evelyn Jay Excellence in Education Award on Thursday.

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Education notes

TUSD board meetings can be viewed online

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Education notes

Sabino Hall of Fame class to be inducted

October 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD creates plan to help struggling kids improve skills

The Tucson Unified School District is trying a different approach to meet the needs of middle school students who sometimes fall through the cracks.

September 26, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
New backpacks for a new school year

New backpacks for a new school year

Morella Bierwag and other volunteers with the Shyann Kindness Project want to make the world a kinder, gentler place one act of kindness - and one backpack - at a time.

July 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Harrison neighborhood to hold meeting Tues.

The South Harrison Neighborhood Association will hold its quarterly meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

May 26, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Tennis night is a love match for Tucson families

On Tuesday evening, the basketball courts at Ford Elementary School were converted into tennis courts filled with moms, dads and kids.

March 17, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
TUSD looks at closing Carson, on east side

TUSD looks at closing Carson, on east side

The TUSD Governing Board has voted to initiate the process to close Carson Middle School. Four other schools that were recommended for possible closure were let off the hook.

March 10, 2011 12:00 am Related

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Neighbors: Volunteering helps her cope with pain

Neighbors: Volunteering helps her cope with pain

In conversation, southeast-side resident Rebecca Tesar, 55, frequently refers to "when I was flat on my back."

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Park aide, 79, just glides on

Park aide, 79, just glides on

Volunteer Stan Tackett checks on the entrance booth at Saguaro National Park East during a regular patrol ride. Over the years, Tackett has logged more than 20,000 miles riding the loop circuit at the park.

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Park aide, 79, just glides on

Park aide, 79, just glides on

Saguaro National Park East has no shortage of bicyclists - many old enough to remember what they were doing on Pearl Harbor Day. But few, if any, have racked up the mileage Stan Tackett has in the last decade.

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Music store man teaches TUSD students

Music store man teaches TUSD students

Ashley Wright, 12, writes down notes in her music book during a music lesson with her fifth-grade class at Lyons Elementary School.

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Music store man teaches TUSD students

Music store man teaches TUSD students

Michal Jackson, 12, left, and Seth Pederson, 11, right, play a song on their clarinets during music class at Lyons Elementary School.

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Music store man teaches TUSD students

Music store man teaches TUSD students

Fifth-graders at Lyons Elementary School have only had musical instruments in their hands for four months, but with practice and direction, they can now play a few tunes.

May 06, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Oddity: Tube atop a pole signals money for city

Tucson Oddity: Tube atop a pole signals money for city

At first glance, the light pole directly across from the Sun Tran bus shelters at the North Harrison Road and East Speedway park-and-ride lot looks insignificant.

March 29, 2010 12:00 am Related

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Pilot thanks students for cards, treats

Pilot thanks students for cards, treats

Air Force Capt. Mark Uberuaga visited second-graders Thursday at Lyons Elementary School. The class "adopted" him when he was in Afghanistan.

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Pilot thanks students for cards, treats

Pilot thanks students for cards, treats

After months of sending cards and cookies, a group of second-graders at Lyons Elementary School received a special visit from their pen pal, Air Force Capt. Mark Uberuaga.

March 26, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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