Tag Archive: Fire

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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Aug 12 2013

Changing direction: Wellness Pointe relieves CEO of his duties

Wellness Pointe Board of Directors decided on Tuesday to relieve Carl Walters II of his duties as the organization's chief executive officer. The Board called him in at 2:00 p.m. and gave him the news that they have elected to end his management contract of 5 years. Walters assumed his position as the organization's chief …

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Jun 18 2013

Fire Academy debuts new training equipment

The Kilgore College Fire Academy will demonstrate new training equipment and a liquid petroleum gas tank next month. The tank was generously donated and installed by Kilgore’s Martin Gas. A live fire training demonstration using the new equipment is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the KC Fire Academy Training Grounds, located at …

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Oct 06 2011

County extends burn ban

The current burn ban in Smith County was extended for 90 days by the Smith County Commissioners Court during a regular meeting Tuesday morning. Smith County Fire Marshal Jim Seaton recommended the burn ban’s extension due to continuing extreme drought conditions and the likelihood of a severe winter fire season. “We are expecting the severity …

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Sep 30 2011

FEMA

Disaster assistance has been made available in Harrison, Smith and Upshur counties to help survivors of the historic wildfires begin the process of recovery. The Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) added Smith County to the list of counties eligible for assistance on Friday, said County Judge Joel Baker, …

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Sep 30 2011

Fire disaster relief available

In response to the extreme drought and potential for wildfires throughout Texas, Governor Perry reissued a disaster proclamation. Due to the disaster proclamation, Texans who have property that has been damaged or destroyed by a wildfire may claim an exemption from sales tax on labor charges to repair the damage. In addition, business owners affected …

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Sep 14 2011

Disaster assistance

Voluntary Organizations Disaster Assistance Center (VODAC) is opening for individuals impacted by the East Texas Wildfires. “Our mission is to coordinate multiple charitable organizations at a central location for families and individuals to come for help,” said Bradley Scott, Community Partnerships Coordinator with American Red Cross. The Center will be located at The First United …

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Sep 14 2011

No taxes

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says Texans whose homes or businesses have been damaged or destroyed by the devastating wildfires in Texas are not required to pay sales tax on certain fire recovery-related expenses. Combs also announced that business owners may postpone paying state taxes, if necessary, while they clean up fire damage.  Upon request, a …

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