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Texas teacher's legacy of kindness lives on after her death


August 19, 2021

DALLAS (AP) — Searching for a way to honor Texas teacher Zelene Blancas after her death late last year from COVID-19, a fellow educator over 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) away relied on the kindness of others to get a painted, heart-shaped rock to her school.

After almost five months on the road, being transported by a handful of people, the rock arrived as school started this month at El Paso's Dr. Sue A. Shook Elementary, where Blancas taught and was remembered by her principal as someone who "embodied kindness."

"The legacy that she's leaving of being kind to others, making everybody...

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