Yearly Archive: 2012

Jul 31 2012

SWEPCO proposes rate hike

The Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO, a unit of American Electric Power) has requested permission from the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to raise electric power rates in Texas by about $83 million. Should this hike be approved it will go into effect in January and result in approximately an additional $12 monthly (16%) for Lone Star …

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Jul 31 2012

TISD names ES principal

Tyler Independent School District recently named Mr. Brandon Chandler as Principal of Andy Woods Elementary School. Mr. Chandler will join Tyler ISD later this month. “I look forward to celebrating the traditions of Andy Woods Elementary School and also creating new traditions,” Mr. Chandler said. “As principal, I will focus on ensuring that all students …

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Jul 31 2012

LETU awarded science and religion volume

LeTourneau University won a globally competitive and prestigious grant from the International Society for Science and Religion, receiving a wide-ranging set of books on a variety of issues on science and spirituality for the Margaret Estes Library. LETU was selected as one of 150 institutions in 47 countries and six continents to receive this bound …

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Jul 31 2012

Is the IRS' 'marriage penalty' real?

By Jason Alderman If your spouse-to-be is considering postponing the wedding because of fears about the so-called “marriage penalty,” you two probably have bigger issues than whether you’ll have to pay higher taxes as a married couple than when you were single. Having said that, marriage does indeed have many financial ramifications – both good …

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Jul 30 2012

Park service makes (up) history

By Gary Hardaway During a visit to Yellowstone National Park a few weeks ago, my wife and I viewed an educational film concerning national park history. Yellowstone was the first to be established, signed into existence by President Ulysses Grant in 1872. Today there are 397 park areas reaching from Maine to Hawaii to Alaska. …

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Jul 30 2012

How Mitt got his

Romney keeps playing hide-and-seek with his booty. By Jim Hightower What a blessing it is for Mitt Romney to serve as the Republican nominee for president. He’s a living portrait of Mr. Wall Street Man. As his candidacy unfolds, it’s allowing us commoners to get a peek into how the privileged few rig the rules …

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Jul 30 2012

Marching towards greater inequality

The world’s super rich, according to a new report, are squirreling away phenomenal quantities of their cash in secret tax havens. By Sam Pizzigati Are America’s rich getting richer? Certainly. Every official yardstick shows that America’s most affluent are upping their incomes much faster than everyone else. How fast? Between 1980 and 2010, note economists …

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Jul 30 2012

One nation, under the gun

Why do so many Americans believe that to properly protect ourselves today, we need guns? By William A. Collins Won’t be me Who spoils your fun, Go ahead, And tote that gun. Following that dark opening-night screening of the latest Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado, it’s time to contemplate yet again why America’s troubled young …

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