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Jul 04 2014

Remembering the price of freedom on independence day

As we do every year, Texans across the state will gather this Fourth of July at barbecues, parades and picnics to enjoy time with family and friends, watch fireworks, and celebrate the anniversary of the birth of our nation. Independence Day is an annual reminder that we are fortunate to enjoy the greatest freedoms in …

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Jul 02 2014

Push to rein in predatory payday and auto title lending gains momentum

In an effort to rein in abusive practices by payday and auto title loan businesses, Midland is the latest municipality to pass Texas’ unified ordinance, which sets basic affordability standards for payday and auto title loans and helps borrowers avoid a never-ending cycle of debt. “Our state has some of the most lax oversight of payday and auto title …

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Jun 22 2014

Swirl Winery list released

Eighteen Texas Wineries will be featured at the upcoming Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl on June 28. Organizers released the list of participating wineries on Thursday. Main Street Director Beverly Abell explained that a Wine Swirl is a pairing of local restaurants with Texas wineries. Ticket-holders will be able to “swirl” from site to site downtown …

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Jun 15 2014

Employment scams

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) wants Texas job seekers to be aware that unscrupulous people posing as potential employers may try to take their money in exchange for non-existent jobs, even sometimes posing as representatives of established businesses or using legitimate meeting spaces to meet and interview victims. The reported scams can happen online, by …

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Jun 12 2014

Celebrate Life

Texas Oncology Foundation recent 5K run was very successful. One hundred and twenty runners plus sixteen vendors, neighbors, family and friends attended this first time event to celebrate life and support cancer survivors. All funds raised from the run stays in our community. The funds assist patients in time of their needs. Texas Oncology Foundation …

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Jun 11 2014

Wellness Ed Program

Finding reliable resources of health and wellness information can be a challenge.  Since 1906, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has provided Texans with guidance in various health areas and is now training volunteers to provide more communities with the education and tools needed for healthy living. The Master Wellness Volunteer Initiative is an AgriLife Extension …

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Jun 08 2014

UT Tyler announces new Director

Juan Fernando Loa has been named director of admissions at The University of Texas at Tyler, Sarah Bowdin, assistant vice president for enrollment management, announced. A UT Tyler alumnus, Loa fills the vacancy left by Bowdin’s new appointment. He has served UT Tyler since May 2011, most recently as a graduate academic adviser for the …

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Jun 04 2014

Gardening 101

Kilgore College Agriculture Department and the Gregg County AgriLife Extension Office will host a gardening class 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the KC Demonstration Farm in Overton. The farm’s address is 2211 Hwy 135 East, Overton, TX 75684. This class,” Key Tips on Gardening: Turn your Brown Thumb into a Green Thumb!” will cover simple tips for beginning a garden including …

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