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Mar 17

Texas Lottery® recognizes problem gambling

As a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), the Texas Lottery® is recognizing March, Problem Gambling Awareness Month, by reminding lottery players to play responsibly. “We are committed to helping raise awareness of problem gambling and as always, remind players that it only takes one ticket to win,” said Texas Lottery Executive …

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Dec 10

Behavioral health care needs in Texas are no myth

Holiday blues and a spike in suicides are often assumed to occur during the holidays. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the supposed uptick in depression-related issues is just a myth. The challenges facing Texas’ behavioral health care system, however, are not a myth. They include: • An insufficient workforce to …

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Nov 02

You won’t love these McSubsidies:Taxpayers will shell out $1.2 billion this year to support workers

    Let us all now bow before the god of free enterprise, whose awesomeness was revealed in a recent news release announcing that the divine managers of fast-food deity McDonald’s achieved a profit of $1.5 billion in just three months this summer. Holy Big Mac! How does Mickey D’s do that? Peek behind the …

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Oct 17

Standing with Wendy Davis: A champion for public education

The Texas American Federation of Teachers this week endorsed State Sen. Wendy Davis in her run for Texas Governor. “When we offer to stand with a candidate and work for their election, we spend an enormous amount of time looking at their positions on education issues to ensure they will be effective leaders in developing …

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Oct 07

The values divide: The showdown in Washington isn’t just about political posturing

There’s a lot of talk about how polarized the country is today. Sometimes that polarization is more than about partisan politics — it’s about real differences in values. Take the House Republicans’ recent votes to deny food and health care to millions of Americans. Those were statements of values. The first vote was to cut …

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Sep 23

Texas prepaid college tuition enrollment open

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is reminding parents they can begin enrolling in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program. Open enrollment began this month and runs through Feb. 28, 2014. “Saving for college is a very important part of family budgets,” Combs said. “The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents the …

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Sep 16

The Russian-American beat must go on

The Edward Snowden drama has skipped from Washington through Hawaii and Hong Kong and into Moscow. Now, the storyline is back to Washington. Thanks to Russia’s decision to grant Snowden asylum for a year, Obama canceled a bilateral meeting with President Vladimir Putin that was slated for September 5 ahead of the G20 Summit in …

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Aug 27

Partnership: UT Tyler, Texas Bank and Trust provide professional development

The University of Texas at Tyler provides professional development for K-12 economics and finance teachers through a partnership with Texas Bank and Trust, Dr. Martin Slann, UT Tyler College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced. UT Tyler launched the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy in the summer of 2011 with an initial $15,000 …

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