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Tue
21
Oct
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Time to make a commitment in your business

Oct. 1 began a new program year for the ASU Small Business Development Center since we operate on a federal term. For us it is a time of recommitment to those we serve, the small business owner. As a team we will get together
and revisit our values of integrity, excellence, service, and innovation to make sure our team  is still aligned with these important values, which are the guiding lights for us.
 
Tue
21
Oct
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Vote for school bond

Early voting for the Nov. 4 General  Election starts this week.  As Crockett County voters go to the polls, we ask that you vote in favor of the $3 million Crockett County Consolidated Common School District Bond.This bond will fix a lot of areas in school district, including the purchase of new buses, technology for  computer and science labs, resurface the track and new tennis courts
 
Tue
14
Oct
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State inspectors find Crockett County Jail outdated

The sheriff had a visit from the state jail inspector and his trainee and thinks he came really close to having our jail shut down completely.  However, when he told the inspector that the county commissioners had recognized the severity of our problem and had budgeted money in next year's budget for an architect to draw the plans for a new jail the inspector was encouraged.
 
Tue
14
Oct
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5 public health threats scarier than Ebola

There’s no doubt about it: Ebola is scary. The disease has a high mortality rate and no known cure. No vaccine is available to halt its spread. But the threat of Ebola spreading in the U.S. is nominal. Highly advanced disease surveillance systems, well-developed quarantine and isolation laws, adequate hygiene and sanitation, and top-notch medical services will keep the U.S. from facing a crisis similar to the one sweeping through West Africa
 
Tue
07
Oct
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Road Rage

The clean-cut boys and girls in their blue and gold FFA jackets make me so proud to be a former member. That was certainly the case when I saw on the front page of my weekly copy of the Voice News of Hickman, Nebraska, FFA members from the Freeman Chapter harvesting over 1,000 pounds of tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, beans, cantaloupe, cucumbers and zucchini that they gave to needy area residents and food pantries 
 
Tue
07
Oct
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Newspapers bind communities together

What do you care most about in life? Most of us would put family at, or near, the top of such a list. Friends would be there. So would our jobs or businesses, our livelihoods. Our homes. Maybe our pets. Our hobbies and pastimes.
Add in those around us: Neighbors, the community, etc. 
 
Tue
30
Sep
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Lots of thinking involved before starting a business

Are you thinking of starting a small business? There is a lot of thinking to be done before starting your own small business. Starting a small business can be a life altering event. Running a successful small business takes the same type of commitment and desire. You will be living your business 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
 
Tue
30
Sep
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Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 16 – or 16 de septiembre – is Mexico’s Independence Day. Here at home, it is the official kickoff to Hispanic Heritage Month.  Whatever our background and culture, we should embrace and appreciate it. My own cultural heritage is Hispanic, though I often get asked whether I’m Italian or Portuguese.
 
Tue
23
Sep
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Securing Texas landowners' private property rights

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) has recently been monitoring a new rule proposed by the Railroad Commission of Texas, in the wake of the 2013 Denbury case. This new rule attempts to clarify how oil and gas pipeline companies can obtain “common carrier” status when applying for a permit to operate a new pipeline. 
 

 

Tue
23
Sep
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The Voter ID you won't need at the polls

It seems odd that you do not need a voter registration card to vote in Texas, but that’s one effect of the state’s voter ID law. The state’s voter identification law — the one that says you have to provide photographic proof of who
you are before your vote will be counted — is being challenged in federal court  
 

 

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