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Tue
07
Jan
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Now it the time for businesses to develop new year plans

Most small businesses have their fiscal year run concurrent to the calendar year. As such, and as we approach the end of the calendar year, now is a good time to begin evaluating a number of business related functions that aren’t usually thought of during the year 
 
Tue
07
Jan
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Fearless ag predictions for 2014

The clock’s ticking on 2013 and you can argue that’s it’s been a fairly good year for Texas agriculture and Texas Farm Bureau. Sure we could use some more rain. This drought is far from over, but parts of Texas are soggy right now. Proposition 6 passed, through the support of agriculture and Farm Bureau, and we’re stepping right along in meeting Texas’ water needs for the next 50 years. And organization- wise, Texas Farm Bureau achieved a half
million families in membership.  
 
Mon
30
Dec
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A Bone To Pick

AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Dec. 20 delivered charges for the Senate Committee on Health & Human  Services to tackle before the 2015 Texas Legislature convenes. Dewhurst, who presides over the Senate, ordered the panel of nine senators to study what is being done by the state to enhance the health of Texas women. He also called on the committee to assess the effectiveness of programs designed to improve mental health for all Texans 
 
Mon
30
Dec
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My first year as your voice in Congress

As my first year as a U.S. Congressman ends, I want to share my impressions of my job, the Congress, and some of the challenges our nation faces. I remain convinced that,  despite the current gridlock, reasonable people -
Democrats and Republicans - can come together to solve our most pressing problems. 
 
Tue
17
Dec
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A mother's letter to Santa

Dear Santa, I've been a good mom all year. I've fed, cleaned and cuddled my children on demand, visited the doctor's office more than my doctor, sold 62 cases of candy bars to  raise money to plant a shade tree on theschool  playground.
 
Tue
17
Dec
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Evolving market strategy essential for today's businesses

If you haven’t noticed, our world is changing fast and not just technologically. The Internet has really changed the  way people shop and purchase goods and how entrepreneurs and small business owners market their businesses.
 
Tue
10
Dec
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Print, review, analyze financial reports monthly

It seemed like a good idea at the time…starting your own business that is. After all, how hard could it be? All I have to do is buy or make something and sell it to someone who wants or needs it. Simple. All you had to do was establish a legal business structure, set up an account with the State Comptroller’s office, find a business location, and obtain some financing.  
 
Tue
10
Dec
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Holiday human resources

Many of you have probably seen this e-mail before, but I think it’s a humorous reminder in keeping us focused on the true meaning of Christmas. DATE: December 1st TO: ALL EMPLOYEES I'm happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will take place on Dec. 23 at Luigi's Open Pit Barbecue. There will be lots of spiked eggnog and a small band playing traditional carols ... feel free to sing along. 
 
Tue
03
Dec
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Dust To Dust

“Good fences make good neighbors.” Robert Frost I’ve read countless articles on ways to make your feed last when drouth has you in a death grip but not one of them mentions the cheapest, easiest and most prevalent way to stretch your grass. That is, simply cutting a hole in your fence and letting your cows graze on your neighbor’s place. If you run a cow-calf operation there is an additional bonus: your cows will probably get bred to a higher quality 
set of bulls. 
 
Tue
03
Dec
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Holiday traditions

The one thing I love about the holidays is the traditions. The food, the decorations, the music and the memories that are made all combined together to make this time of year special. Some year’s, though, traditions sometimes
change or new ones are made due to different circumstances. One of my friends on Facebook was complaining about how she couldn’t be with her entire family for Thanksgiving 
 

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