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January 20, 2011 RSS feed / General Stories

Best of the Best

It’s time for the Third Annual Lee County Best of the Best Reader’s Choice Awards which will allow YOU, our readers, to chose your favorites in three different categories: Food and Drink; G More...

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Blinn makes $128M mark in Central Texas

Report reveals economic impact of higher earnings by graduates and investments by the College

A study conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. (EMSI) reveals for the first time the multi-million dollar impact Blinn College and its graduates have on the region and the state. More...

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Hi, Gladys Thomas! We’re thinking of you! More...

LCRA continues funding for agricultural conservation programs

LCRA’s Board of Directors recently approved funding to continue a major agricultural water conservation program that has saved nearly 5,600 acre-feet of water a year since 2006. More...

Focus on the Family

Assessing Talent Doesn’t Have To Be Cruel Exercise

Q: I have a 17- year- old daughter who dreams of a career as a singer, but she isn’t very good. I know that sounds bad coming from her mom, but it’s true. What do you recommend we do? More...

My Effort to Help Protect the Environment

Lexington Elementary School student Heather Exner won $5,000 for her school with this essay on protecting the environment:

Ever since I was five years old I have been asking myself, how can I help protect the environment? Now, at the age of ten I have started to take action. More...

Fourteen Indicted by Grand Jury

Fourteen people were indicted by the Lee County Grand Jury last Friday, January 14. Raven J. Ackley, 17 of Texas Youth Commission, was indicted for Assault Public Servant-count one and count two and harassment of public servant. More...

Area Drivers License Offices Close

Budget cuts and outdated technology are two reasons cited by the Texas Department of Public Safety for closing area drivers’ license offices recently. More...

Workshop to teach new tool to control properties’ uses

Did you know landowners can preserve all or part of their ranch and farm land from development even after they pass away? More...

An Open Letter to the People of Texas

To my fellow Texans: For the past 17 years, it has been my greatest honor to serve the people of Texas in the United States Senate. Working for the citizens and communities of our state is a privilege. More...

Landowner Groups Support Fraser Groundwater Legislation

Thirteen landowner associations and organizations expressed their support today for Senate Bill 332 by Senator Troy Fraser (RHorseshoe Bay). Senate Bill 332 clarifies that landowners have an ownership interest in the groundwater beneath their land. More...

TDHCA program will save homebuyers $2,000 in annual taxes

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) this week released $45 million in mortgage credit certificate authority through its Texas Mortgage Credit Program, an innovative homebuyer program that makes homeownership more affordable More...

Teacher Salary Survey Released

Average teacher salaries are up by 1.4 percent according to the 2010–11 Salaries and Benefits in Texas Public Schools Teacher Report recently released by the Texas Association of School Boards ( TASB) and Texas Association of School Administrat More...














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