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Tue
14
Jul
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Finding the perfect work-life balance

As a young professional, I am constantly striving to find the perfect work-life balance. As entrepreneurs and small business owners, you probably face this challenge daily. As you try to balance your duties in the different areas of your life such as work, family, and friends, it can become overwhelming. I try to follow a few basic steps to help me move toward a balanced work-life.
 
Tue
07
Jul
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‘Do as I say, not as I do’

BY WILL HURD
After six months serving as the Representative for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas, I think I have discovered the mantra Washington bureaucrats seems to live by – do as I say, not as I do. If you watch the news at all, you have heard that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was hacked (presumably by a foreign adversary) and that that the personal information of millions of current and previous federal employees was compromised – including my own. .  

 

Tue
07
Jul
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High court puts Texas abortion law on hold

By Ed Sterling
AUSTIN — The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote on June 29, granted a stay preventing revisions to the state abortion law made by the Texas Legislature in 2013 from taking effect on July 1. The stay will remain in effect while the court is on hiatus. When it reconvenes in October, the court will decide if the issues at stake in the Texas case, Whole Woman’s Health (and others) v. Cole, merit further review. Voting to deny the stay were Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito.  

 

Tue
07
Jul
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Competition: building the better mousetrap

BY JAMES LEAVELLE
At the Angelo State University – Small Business Development Center, we will interact with over a thousand people each year that either want to start a business or are in business. Of those that want to start a business, a small percentage will come in and tell us they have an idea for a business but they do not know if it is a good one and want to know our thoughts about their idea. Making the decision to start a business requires a lot more than just having a good idea.  .

 

Tue
30
Jun
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The Rectangular States of America

Despite hating mathematics in general, there was one math class I liked: geometry. I think this is because I have always liked shapely forms, if you get my drift! Couple this love of geometry with the fact that I have visited every state in the nation and you can see how I developed a hypothesis that has come to be known in scientific circles as Lee's Law of Rectangles. Simply "stated" it says, "The more rectangular a state is the better that state is to live in
 
Tue
30
Jun
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Taking a minute to speak out

What would you say if you got 60 seconds to speak to the world?At noon recently, on a hot and muggy day in the heart of Washington, D.C., the world heard everything from birthday wishes to a  call to national action in education
and housing to a reminder that developed nations need to pay attention to violence and poverty in small African nations.
 
Tue
23
Jun
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Seven questions asked in a borrowing situation

In his books "Borrowing for Your Business, and Borrowing to Build Your Business," former San Antonio banker George M. Dawson discussed seven questions asked in any borrowing situation.
 
Tue
23
Jun
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The Texas drought is over, but what about the next?

Despite the recent heavy rains and flooding across the state, the next Texas drought may already be underway. Probably not, though. Right now, most of Texas has water out the wazoo.
 
Tue
16
Jun
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Death Tax adversely affects domestic economy

The federal estate tax, also known as the death tax, is a levy on the transfer of the estate of a deceased property owner. The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) doesn’t believe death should ever be a taxable event.
 
Tue
16
Jun
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Dear Clueless

An open letter to my urban brothers and sisters. Dear Clueless, Thanks for all your ideas and laws about how we in agriculture can save endangered species, use less water and fight global warming, We must have done a great job because there hasn't been any global warming in the last 18 years! For those of you who shivered through last winter in the chilly northeast, it seems like cows may have done too good a job in stopping global warming.
 

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