Yearly Archive: 2013

Dec 23

Lone Star State: Ring in year with COLA

Many people ring in the new year with Champagne. People who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) get to ring it in with a COLA. This year, more than 60 million Americans are receiving a 1.5 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) in their monthly benefit payment. The 1.5 percent COLA begins with …

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Dec 23

A royal birth reason to celebrate

Headlines around the world announced that William and Kate are expecting a baby! Buckingham Palace confirmed the news, “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall …

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Dec 22

A Toxic Cocktail

Shrimp cocktail makes a great finger food for holiday parties. Right? Only if you have no idea how those crustaceans were produced. Because if you did, you wouldn’t want to eat shrimp again. Before I go on, I’ll say this: There is good shrimp out there. Monterey Bay Aquarium provides a list of decent sources. …

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Dec 21

Holidays Car Theft: ABTPA reminds Texans to keep their parked cars secure while shopping and traveling

Texans will be shopping and traveling during the holiday season, and the Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA), part of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), urges them to take precautions to protect their valuables and vehicles. The year-end holidays offer opportunities for auto crime. December has seven of the biggest shopping days …

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Dec 20

Do not drink and drive

This holiday season, Gregg County and local city law enforcement will be out in force and cracking down on drunk drivers throughout the region with aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement. The sad reality is that Texas continues to lead the nation in drunken driving fatalities, and the holiday period is especially dangerous. …

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Dec 19

Lone Star State: Who’s Afraid of the Alternative Minimum Tax

Year after year, Congress keeps kicking meaningful income tax reform down the road. Consequently, taxpayers continue to be stuck with an archaic, overly complicated mess that pleases no one – except perhaps some tax accountants who charge by the hour. A prime example is the dreaded alternative minimum tax (AMT). Enacted in 1969 to close …

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Dec 18

UT Tyler Graduates Among Best: Achieve toop ranking on the assessment exam

The University of Texas at Tyler 2013 criminal justice graduates are among the best in their field, President Rodney H. Mabry announced. For the first time in university history, UT Tyler graduates scored in the top five percent nationally on the Education Testing Service Major Field Test for Criminal Justice. The test is given to …

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Dec 17

5 Ways to Stay Healthy For the Holidays

Mom’s in stress meltdown, the kids are fighting over the last cupcake, Uncle Bob is coughing up a lung as he carves the turkey, and your best friend just got text-dumped. Hello, holiday memories! ‘Tis the season to beat sickness (not to mention tiredness, stress, or other holiday downers). Fortunately, you can stay well and …

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