Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 09

Texas AG supports sexting prevention legislation

Under proposed law, teens must make court appearance and complete education program about sexting’s consequences. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined State Sen. Kirk Watson, who announced the filing of Senate Bill 407, legislation that will help curb the dangerous practice of sexting. If enacted, SB 407 would classify a sexting offense as a …

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Feb 09

Feeling the pinch? Try these belt-tightening tips

Between holiday shopping bills now coming due, increased winter heating bills and the upcoming income tax season, many people are feeling the pinch. Your best bet for getting back on track is probably to trim expenses. Here are several ideas – big and small – that might do the trick: • Lower your thermostat. Each …

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Feb 09

Obesity costs as big as Texas

Obesity costs Texas businesses $9.5 billion annually, and if the obesity rate and the cost of health care continue to increase as projected, the cost to businesses could reach $32.5 billion per year by 2030, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today. The price tag for obesity is almost triple an estimate Combs released in 2007. …

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Feb 09

SWEPCO sets new winter peak electric load

The extreme cold weather with snow and ice last Friday brought a new all-time winter peak load for AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO®). On Friday, February 4, its customers used 4,627,000 kilowatts of electricity at 9:00 a.m., when the average temperature across Drugs Without Prescription SWEPCO’s three-state service area was 26 degrees. This broke …

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Feb 09

Scholarship open to high school seniors

Texas high school seniors who care about the environment have the chance to win a college scholarship. The 8th annual Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship, sponsored by Generic Drugs Dow Chemical Company in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, is accepting essays February 1 through March 28, 2011. The first-place winner will receive $3,000. The second- …

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Feb 09

PTISD superintendent to resign

Pine Tree ISD Superintendent Dr. Marian Strauss announced Thursday that she will be leaving the district for personal reasons.  Strauss explained in a letter to staff that she decided to resign because of family issues. “Over the past few months I have come to realize that the distance between me and my aging parents – …

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Feb 09

Students at Orr Elementary School are recognized for showing ownership, respect, and responsibility

This six weeks Alondra Torres, a second grader, won the bicycle.

Teachers and staff record positive behaviors through a Cub Pride Referral system. These students are recognized daily at the morning assembly. Each slip is then placed into a huge drawing for a bicycle on a 6 weeks basis. zp8497586rq

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Feb 09

Glass Rec. Center to offer conversational Spanish Class

The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department continues Buy Generic pharmacy to provide new ways to expand horizons and enrich the lives of Tyler residents through educational and recreational programming. The latest addition to their programming line-up is a Conversational Spanish Class that is set to begin on Monday, Feb. 7. Instructors will teach Spanish from …

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