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Jul 31 2015

Black Church Initiative Blasts Cosby

ETR staff report The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a Christian-based confederation of 34,000 congregations composed of 15.7 million African-American parishioners. This organ has issued a powerful condemnation of the recently revealed misdeeds of actor Bill Cosby, and is calling on him to make reparations to his victims. On Wednesday, July 22 the California …

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Jul 23 2015

IRS SCAMMERS: Five Ways to Know if There’s an IRS Imposter on the Phone

DALLAS — The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due. Bottom line—they try to trick you into sharing private information. These con …

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Jul 17 2015

DPS Offers Tips to Avoid Auto Theft This Summer

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans that vehicle thefts and vehicle burglaries tend to increase during the summer months – especially July and August – and is encouraging individuals to take necessary precautions to protect their vehicles from potential thefts. “The summer months in Texas typically are one of the busiest …

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Jun 29 2015

Man Arrested Stealing Livestock

A Stephenville, Texas man was arrested Tuesday and charged with misapplication of fiduciary property of over $200,000 after he stole 210 head of cattle and 30 horses from an Odessa, Texas rancher. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers Kenny Wadsworth and Wayne Goodman led the investigation and TSCRA Special Ranger Harold Dempsey …

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Jun 29 2015

AG Paxton Appoints Maxwell, McFarland, Montoya to Senior Staff

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the appointment of David Maxwell as Director of Law Enforcement, Adrienne McFarland as Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice and Rudy Montoya as Chief Information Officer. This move elevates the Information Technology division to a deputy-level position. “I am proud to announce these appointments to key leadership roles in …

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Nov 11 2013

Preventing burglaries: Choosing the right home alarm system

Although I take a certain amount of comfort from statistics that show major declines in most types of crime throughout the U.S., I also know that burglaries have increased in areas surrounding my neighborhood over the last few years. I was finally prompted to take action was when my family returned home after being away …

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May 04 2013

Making poverty a crime

Ebenezer Scrooge, the Dickens character, perfectly personified the nasty rich. For example, when asked to make a charitable donation for people trapped in poverty, Scrooge curled his lip in contempt and snarled: “Are there no prisons?” Blessedly, our American society has progressed well past such heartless disdain. Unless, of course, you happen to be poor …

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Apr 23 2013

Lone Star State: Awarded

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, former first lady Laura Bush and Dallas Police Chief David Brown were recognized Friday by New Friends New Life for their efforts to combat human trafficking. During its 10th annual Wings luncheon in Dallas, New Friends New Life presented its statewide Protect-Her Award to Attorney General Abbott for his efforts …

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