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AVOID BECOMING A VICTIM OF AUTO CRIME DURING THE HOLIDAYS

AVOID BECOMING A VICTIM OF AUTO CRIME DURING THE HOLIDAYS

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ABTPA reminds Texans to keep their parked cars secure while shopping and traveling AUSTIN – Texans will be shopping and traveling during the holiday season, and the Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA), part of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles(TxDMV), urges them to take precautions to protect their…

Affordable Care Act for Seniors: Benefits Without Obligations

Affordable Care Act for Seniors: Benefits Without Obligations

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Medicare Coverage Means Individual Mandate is Met by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – With the rough roll-out of the health care marketplaces, some senior citizens are raising concerns about the Affordable Care Act. But a new report has found that, for them, it has led to more benefits – without…

DPS Increases DWI Enforcement During Holidays

DPS Increases DWI Enforcement During Holidays

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AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 21-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays. From December 13 – January 2, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. “Historically,…

Auto Thieves and Burglars Lurking During Holidays

Auto Thieves and Burglars Lurking During Holidays

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(Denton, TX) The holiday season is upon us! And it’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . especially for vehicle thieves who are looking for opportunities to play Scrooge! The Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA), a division of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles,…

World’s Last Flock of Wild Whooping Cranes Returns to Texas

World’s Last Flock of Wild Whooping Cranes Returns to Texas

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by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – The world’s last flock of wild whooping cranes is now arriving in Texas, as the endangered birds make their annual winter migration to the coast from northern Canada. The flock has been growing slowly and it now numbers around 300 – despite the troubles…

TFB Announces Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher Finalists

TFB Announces Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher Finalists

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Sam and Shannon Sparks on the List Three exceptional young farmers and ranchers from different areas of the Lone Star State have been selected as finalists in this year’s Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) competition. Each year, the YF&R competition recognizes the accomplishments of some…

Foundation of Success for TX Children Is Built in First 8 Years

Foundation of Success for TX Children Is Built in First 8 Years

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More Than Half Texas Kids in Poverty or Low Income by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – A new report details how the first eight years of a child’s life are the most critical in determining if he or she will go on to succeed, and that’s why investments are needed.…

LONGORIA FILES CANDIDACY FOR REELECTION IN TEXAS HOUSE DISTRICT 35

LONGORIA FILES CANDIDACY FOR REELECTION IN TEXAS HOUSE DISTRICT 35

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Representative Oscar Longoria (D-La Joya) officially filed as a candidate for re-election in Texas House District 35, which encompasses parts of Hidalgo and Cameron Counties. “It is a tremendous honor to serve the people of District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives,” said Rep. Longoria. “I’m honored and humbled…

Affordable Care Act Provides New Tools in Fight Against Breast Cancer

Affordable Care Act Provides New Tools in Fight Against Breast Cancer

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15,000 New Cases Will Be Diagnosed in Texas This Year by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year’s event marks a major shift in women being able to access the health care they need. Under the Affordable Care Act, women cannot be…

Texas Association of School Boards Elects New Officers

Texas Association of School Boards Elects New Officers

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Gloria Casas Re-elected to State School Board Post The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) elected its 2013-14 officers during the Association’s recent annual Delegate Assembly and Convention in Dallas. New TASB President Faye Beaulieu of Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB) ISD succeeds Immediate Past President Viola M. Garcia of Aldine ISD. Andra Self of Lufkin ISD…