Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 23

Free ESL classes

The Glass Recreation Center will offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for youth and adults ages 16 and up. This free class will meet weekly from 10 to 11 a.m. These ESL classes will give non- English-speaking individuals the skills they need to excel in a place where English is the primary language. …

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Aug 23

Managing water bills

With the hot, dry summer Tyler is experiencing, managing water consumption and controlling water bills is a challenge.  The City of Tyler Water Utilities Department advises focusing efforts on irrigation systems to make the most impact. “Typically, domestic water use – meaning the water used inside the home for drinking, showering and laundry – does …

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Aug 23

Computer courses offered

The Kilgore College Continuing Education Department will offer several computer courses that begin soon at KC—Longview. All classes will be held in the KC—Longview Hendrix building at 300 South High Street. Call (903) 753-2642 for more details.

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Aug 23

UT Tyler to feature Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

The University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery will feature the 2011 Studio Art Faculty Exhibition now through Friday, Oct. 7, Ray Sikes, Meadows Gallery coordinator, announced. This year’s exhibition highlights work by the following Department of Art and Art History faculty: Gary Hatcher, Dewane Hughes, James Pace, Alexis Serio, Sikes and Merrie Wright. A …

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Aug 23

Jobs for rural Texans

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jobs and improved quality of life – that’s what greater access to high-speed wireless service means and there are a lot of successes underway toward that end. Upgrades are in store for business, education, health care and home life. Why should all Texans care about rural technology? Because rural …

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Aug 23

Battle of the bulge as big as Texas

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner The latest “F as in Fat” report is out and the grades are not good. The research, sponsored by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, finds Texas has the unhealthy distinction of being among 12 states nationwide with adult obesity rates over 30 percent. …

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Aug 23

Dim bulbs in Congress

By Jim Hightower Our problem in Washington is this: we have too many 5-watt bulbs sitting in 100-watt sockets. Any doubt about this was erased in July when House tea partiers joined old-school right-wing ranters to pass a light bulb bill. This was the culmination of a loopy crusade by the billionaire Koch brothers to …

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Aug 23

You can’t milk a butter cow

By Donald Kaul Tim Pawlenty, erstwhile governor of Minnesota, gave up his bid for the presidency after finishing third in Iowa’s Ames Straw Poll, shocking the vast majority of Americans who didn’t know he was running. I don’t know whether it was a wise move or not, but it doesn’t speak well of his perseverance. …

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