Yearly Archive: 2014

Sep 26 2014

Alzheimer’s: Annual “WALK” empowers fight

This year’s “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” was like none before. Good Shepherd Institute of Healthy Living graciously accommodated the event because Heritage Plaza was not available due to downtown construction. The Walk’s 2014 Chair Phillip Gurganus and his committees threw themselves into the event, making it a true labor of love that brought great success …

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Sep 25 2014

Tax Benefits for Education

The price of higher education can be expensive for students and parents. The IRS offers these tips about education tax benefits that can help offset some college costs. Tax credits, deductions and savings plans can help taxpayers with their expenses for higher education. A tax credit reduces the amount of income tax you may have …

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Sep 24 2014

Safety Seat Checks

As part of national Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 14-20, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that free, year-round child safety seat checks are available at the agency’s 25 statewide district offices. Available by appointment, the safety checks are conducted by certified technicians who can determine if your child is properly buckled into an …

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Sep 23 2014

Gifted and Talented: Longview ISD Set to Accept Nominations

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students, the Longview Independent School District will consider students in grades K-8 who are not yet identified as gifted and talented for nomination and screening for gifted and talented program services. Beginning on September 17, 2014, anyone interested in the educational welfare of …

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Sep 21 2014

Militarizing the Police

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Last week, Washington lawmakers grilled officials from the Defense Department (DOD), Homeland Security and the Department of Justice over programs that sent equipment and money to state and local law enforcement agencies. Experts say those resources ultimately contributed to the militarization of police departments nationwide. The stunning images of police decked out …

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Sep 21 2014

Why Did Jesus Say, ‘Don’t Cast Your Pearls Before Swine’?

“Don’t give a smoker money to buy a good meal because he will just buy more cigarettes,” says Waymon, 9. The dangers of smoking are well documented, but I don’t think Jesus had smokes in mind here. If you’re puffing two packs a day, your throat and lungs may feel like fried bacon, but that’s …

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Sep 20 2014

TISD nabs award

Tyler ISD recently received the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International Certificate of Excellence (COE) in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending 2013. This is the second award the District has received for its CAFR, the first being a Certificate of Excellence from the Government Finance …

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Sep 20 2014

Taxing the #RichKids

It doesn’t take long for viewers of #RichKids of Beverly Hills to realize the show is deliberately trying to make you feel poor. Watching heiresses in their mid-twenties drop more on a day of shopping than the average American spends buying a home makes the point quite well — and that’s just the intro. To …

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