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Rating Child Care Like Hotels & Restaurants

Rating Child Care Like Hotels & Restaurants

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by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – People dine at five-star restaurants or watch movies given four stars by reviewers, and now there’s a nationwide shift under way to provide similar guidelines for parents looking for a quality preschool or child care provider. Debi Mathias, director, QRIS National Learning Network, said…

How to Save on Back to School Shopping

How to Save on Back to School Shopping

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Getting everything for back to school shopping can be stressful. Not only does the whole family need to get organized for the upcoming academic year, but doing so can be expensive. To make the back-to-school season easier and more affordable, the shopping experts at Dollar General are sharing convenient and…

La Feria Lions Football is Back in Full Gear

La Feria Lions Football is Back in Full Gear

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By Coach Jaime Acuna The La Feria Lions football team opened up Two-A-Days on Monday, August 5 with nearly 140 total young men in attendance. Several of these young men spent the majority of their summer working out at the weight room and showing up for the La Feria strength…

DR. JAMES CASTILLO TO SPEAK ON PALLIATIVE & HOSPICE CARE AT STROKE SUPPORT MEET

DR. JAMES CASTILLO TO SPEAK ON PALLIATIVE & HOSPICE CARE AT STROKE SUPPORT MEET

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HARLINGEN – Dr. James W. Castillo II will speak on “Palliative Care: To Cure Sometimes, To Relieve Often, To Comfort Always”, during a H.O.P.E. Stroke Support Group meeting on Tuesday, August 20, at 6 p.m. at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen (in the Woodward Conference Center, on the first…

Comptroller Susan Combs Distributes $671 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Comptroller Susan Combs Distributes $671 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

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(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced today that state sales tax revenue in July was $2.2 billion, up 7.3 percent compared to July 2012. “Texas sales tax revenue has increased for 40 consecutive months,” Combs said. “The retail trade sector bolstered the latest growth in monthly revenue, and collections…

University Life Comes to La Feria

University Life Comes to La Feria

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OLLU Ribbon-cutting and Blessing of the New Facility Set for Sunday, August 18, 3 p.m. The new Our Lady of the Lake University site in La Feria will be open for fall classes and the community is invited to the grand opening ceremonies. Our Lady of the Lake University President…

Rio Bank Now Serving the Harlingen Area

Rio Bank Now Serving the Harlingen Area

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Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Branch When the doors opened for business at the latest branch of the Rio Bank last month in Harlingen, it became the eighth Valley location for this forward-thinking banking group. The President and CEO of Rio Bank, Ford Sasser, said, “We are meeting personal and…

State Wants Half of Oil & Gas Taxes to Build and Maintain Texas Roads

State Wants Half of Oil & Gas Taxes to Build and Maintain Texas Roads

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by DAVID A. DÍAZ Legislativemedia@aol.com South Texans are being encouraged to vote for a statewide constitutional amendment in November 2014 that would allow half of the state’s oil and gas taxes to be used to build and maintain vital highway projects in Texas, including ongoing improvements to Interstate Highway 69…

How to Protect Your Mobile Device from Warm Weather Hazards

How to Protect Your Mobile Device from Warm Weather Hazards

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These days, we rely on our mobile devices for just about everything. And while we can usually depend on our mobile devices to be there for us through thick and thin, in the warmer months our gadgets are more susceptible to damage, wear and tear. So how can you ensure…

Tristan Hinojosa Attends Texas Lions Camp Thanks to Sponsorship by the Mercedes Lions Club

Tristan Hinojosa Attends Texas Lions Camp Thanks to Sponsorship by the Mercedes Lions Club

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Tristan Hinojosa was a guest at the Mercedes Lions Club in July after attending the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, TX. Tristan’s spirited report of the week made it easy for the Lions Club members to see how he had received an award as the “Most Enthusiastic Camper.” Also attending…