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Aug 09 2011

A daring transition:From homelessness to college

Circles of East Texas is crowded with people who have overcome hardships while striving to climb the ladder out of poverty to reach self-sufficiency.  This particular scenario rings true for a 20-year-old woman, who just over a year ago, was homeless with her three-year-old daughter. “Susan” was receiving help through the Longview Interfaith Hospitality Network …

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May 31 2011

How regents should resolve the higher education debate

By Ronald L. Trowbridge, Ph.D. The debate on higher education reform has become a firestorm. The reason for the controversy is that, as with any debate, valid arguments exist on both sides. How, then, should the issue be resolved? The first consideration: is there in fact a problem with the status quo? The recent study …

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May 25 2011

Is college education for everyone?

By Tom Pauken Over the last week, college seniors across the country attended commencement ceremonies where they were lauded for their educational accomplishments. Such events are a time of celebration for graduates, their families and their friends. But the good mood will come to a quick end for many students and their parents. One study …

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Mar 17 2011

Local gridders mix spring training with spring cleaning

Kilgore College’s football team is concentrating on more than merely next season.  The young athletes are making themselves available on set-aside dates this semester for yard-cleaning activities throughout East Texas. This “Kilgore Spring Clean” project will raise money for the college’s football program. Specific services will be mowing, edging, trimming hedges, raking leaves, clearing debris …

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Mar 10 2011

Scholarship deadline approaching

Texas high school seniors have until March 28 to apply for the Don’t Mess with Texas scholarship. The 8th annual scholarship is sponsored by Dow Chemical Company in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful. The first-place winner will receive $3,000. The second- and third-place winners will receive $1,000 each. Don’t Mess with Texas is the litter …

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Feb 17 2011

Deadline looms

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is reminding families in Texas of a last chance to enroll their potential college students in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund before tuition hikes and various fees charged by public colleges and universities go into effect.  The current program will end February 28. The Fund enables participants to lock in undergraduate …

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Jan 27 2011

SBDC to offer entrepreneur class

The Kilgore College Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will offer entrepreneurs an eight-part course, “How to Start and Operate a Business in East Texas.” The course will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, Feb. 10 through April 7 at KC- Longview’s Hendrix Building, Room 107. A certificate of completion will be …

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Jan 20 2011

Two tax credits to help college costs

The American Opportunity Credit is up to $2500 per eligible student   and the Lifetime Learning Credit is $2000 per student. “To qualify for either credit, you must pay postsecondary tuition and fees for yourself, your spouse or your dependent,” said Clay Sanford, an IRS spokesman Generic pharmacy in Dallas.  “The credit may be

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