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Tempers rise at board meeting

Having become increasing contentious in recent months, Thursday’s Lamesa school board meeting saw tempers reach a new level.In addition to sharp words being exchanged repeatedly between board members and administrators, the meeting included allegations of about information being leaked from the board’s executive sessions and a claim of a personal vendetta by a board member.High school agriculture teacher Rusty Oaks briefly collapsed in an adjoining office after emotionally defending himself and the agriculture program. School staff later assisted Oaks to the parking lot.An audience member at one point was shouting at the board, and four police officers were on hand.Four ...

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