Category Archives: Texas

The predatory, booming industry of property tax lending in Texas

This is a very informative and in-depth article on the business of property tax lending in Texas, where people borrow at high interest rates in order to pay off delinquent property taxes. It’s not at all consumer-friendly. It’s a booming … Continue reading

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Eat a peach this summer in the Lone Star State

Texas Agriculture Daily News A festival of peaches Tuesday, July 08, 2014 This year could be the best peach crop in recent years. Outside Weatherford, the O’Bannon family peach trees are thriving. Jean O’Bannon said, “It is finally a good … Continue reading

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Discussion of GMO foods program set for July 15, Dimmitt

From press release on Texas Ag Daily: Texas Agriculture Daily News Discussion of GMO foods program set for July 15, Dimmitt Monday, July 07, 2014 A program explaining the role of genetically modified organism (GMO) foods in the U.S. food … Continue reading

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Still more ways to help Fritch, TX

The May fire damage in Fritch was significant, but it wasn’t enough for the town to get federal relief. For a long time, the area’s economy depended on tourism to Lake Meredith, whose water level has hit an all-time low. … Continue reading

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Pelosi to travel to border and South Texas children’s detention facility

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will travel to the southern border of the U.S. on Saturday to be briefed by Customs and Border Protection on the flood of unaccompanied minors entering the country.   The California Democrat will also tour … Continue reading

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Texas Observer Annual Short Story Contest

Also open to writers outside of Texas. It’s Story Time!   The rules for the annual Texas Observer Short Story Contest contain a clause that reads, “No restriction on genre; entries with a Texas setting or theme are encouraged.” Writers … Continue reading

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Juvenile Possibly Involved in Starting Fritch Fire The Double Diamond Fire, which burned 200 structures, is suspected to have been started by a kid, according to the Hutchinson County Fire Marshal. It’s still under investigation. 

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Lubbock ISD wins lawsuit over banning Jesus Tattoo advertisement

Lubbock ISD wins lawsuit over banning Jesus Tattoo advertisement.

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There are single parents in Texas.

Acknowledgment is awesome sometimes, isn’t it?  The State of Texas has a few resources here and there that at least acknowledge the struggle of single parenting. I digress. It’s good to investigate sites that acknowledge the reality of it all, … Continue reading

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Shelter in Texas for children crossing border alone

  A special shelter is being set up by Health and Human Services at Lackland Airforce Base in San Antonio for children who cross the Mexico/Texas border alone. It was ordered by the Department of Homeland Security in response to … Continue reading

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