Tag Archive: money

Sep 05 2015

Students Pay the Price

Gov. Abbott

State leaders talk fixing school finance The Texas Supreme Court is again hearing arguments over school finance because the governor and the legislative majority haven’t done their job, Texas State Teachers Association President Noel Candelaria said today. “Gov. Abbott says he wants to ‘fix’ our schools. But when is he going to start?” Candelaria asked. …

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Sep 04 2015

Storms and Struggles


As James was preparing to leave for the weekend, the vice-president called him into his office and asked him to sit down across the desk from him. In a somber voice he said, “I’m sorry, James, but we are reducing the sales staff and this was your last day with this company. Here’s a severance …

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Sep 02 2015

Breaking Poverty

Front: Pam Whitehead, Carmisha Mayfield, Shay Davis. Back: Karen Turner, B.R. Whitehead, Natasha Bush, Jessica Green, Latoya Lockett

Story and photo by Joycelyne Fadojutimi/ETR The problem of poverty is complex and more so in rural areas like east Texas. According to Center for American progress, there are more women in poverty then men in America and all over the world. Currently 37 million women are living in poverty in America, the richest country …

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Aug 27 2015

Education Expenses: Tax Credits Can Help


With the start of another school year upon us, the Internal Revenue Service reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits when they file their 2015 federal income tax returns. “Getting a higher education can be costly, but tax credits …

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Aug 27 2015

County Budget, Tax Rate Adopted


The Smith County Commissioners Court on Monday voted unanimously to approve the Fiscal Year 2016 balanced budget and the unchanged tax rate. The budget process formally began in April. After six budget workshops and two public hearings, Commissioners approved the budget, which addressed adequate funding for law enforcement and jail operations; improvements to county roads …

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Aug 15 2015

Summer Move:  Expenses May Be Deductible

Many people with children find it less disruptive to move during the summer months when school is not in session. Although moving can be costly, some expenses may be deductible on your federal income tax return. If you moved due to a change in your job or business location, or because you started a new …

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Aug 14 2015

Could Clinton Lose

By Susan Estrich The chattering class, fed by the drumbeat of conservatives and the criticism of look-alike Republicans, is actually acknowledging that the former Secretary of State is not made entirely of Teflon. Some of her support is soft. Some Democrats don’t like her. Never have. Inevitability is generally a curse in politics. “Is he …

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Aug 08 2015


By: Shaunna Howat Like most people my age, I am the product of public school. The only alternative in my hometown was a Catholic girls’ school, and we knew that’s where the BAD girls went. Never mind that the reputation wasn’t rightly earned, just rumored by children who didn’t know anyone going there. Once I …

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