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May 19 2015

Dollars for Food Entrepreneurs

Funding to support beginning, veteran, and socially-disadvantaged farmers and ranchers to expand businesses   Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is making $30 million available to farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs to develop new product lines. Funding will be made available through USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program.   “Farmers and ranchers are creative …

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May 17 2015

How Do You Keep Going When Things Get Tough

“By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity — another man’s, I mean,” wrote Mark Twain. If you’re reduced to human resources, there’s wisdom as well as wit in Twain’s quip. Severe personal adversity has a way of undoing us. The selfassured masks we love to wear become difficult to maintain. Taylor, age 10, …

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May 16 2015

Reagan’s Lasting Gift To Immigrant Families

This Mother’s Day, I can hug my mother tightly and celebrate with her. I’d like to thank our 40th president for that. Seriously: As a progressive young Latina from a working-class background, whose parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico without papers, I’m actually thankful for something Ronald Reagan did. He signed into law …

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May 15 2015

Reading is Fundamental

This month Pine Tree Intermediate will be embarking on a special project, an all school book club called One School, One Book. Every family will receive a copy of the same book – George Selden’s The Cricket in Times Square – and will be asked to read it at home over the month of May.  …

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May 15 2015

Small Card, Big Results 2015 Longview Major Saver Campaign

The Longview ISD Foundation is once again offering Major Saver cards for sale through the elementary and middle schools.  Students received the sales packets Wednesday, April 29th, and will be selling the $15 Buy One, Get One Free cards until Wednesday, May 13th.  Proceeds from the sales of the discount cards directly support the participating schools …

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May 14 2015

AVID program to honor graduates

The Tyler ISD Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program will host its annual Celebration Dinner this evening to celebrate the success of 79 graduating AVID seniors from John Tyler and Robert E. Lee high schools.   Price Arredondo, Managing Director of Price & Company, Tyler ISD Superintendent Dr. Marty Crawford and Tyler ISD Foundation Director …

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May 13 2015

Not All About Organic By Brian Depew

A growing number of people equate sustainable farming with organic farming. That’s a mistake. At the Center for Rural Affairs we look beyond labels and focus on core values – stewardship, community, and ownership. We ask if a farming system protects the land, water, and how it impacts community, and if it encourages widespread ownership. …

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May 12 2015

PTMS team places first

Pine Tree Middle School’s S.O.S., Save Our Soil, team took 1st place in the Junior Division in the Environment Category at this year’s 2015 Texas Future Problem Solving Program State Bowl in Austin.   The Texas FPSP is an affiliate member of the international FPSPI.  Its mission is to teach students critical thinking and creative …

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