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In partnership with: It was like a normal Tuesday afternoon. Ramonna Matthews Polk was sitting in the living room of her Bowie house when her husband walked in during his lunch break. “[Randy’s] life is so routine – he comes home and eats lunch, takes a 15 minute nap and goes back to work, ”Ramonna …

Cornerstone Home Lending buys Roscoe State Bank with $212.6 million in assets in Roscoe, Texas. Cornerstone, of Houston, did not say when he expects the deal to close or how much he has agreed to pay for Roscoe State Bank, which opened in 1906. Owning a bank will allow the mortgage lender “to significantly expand …

BOWIE COUNTY, Texas (KSLA) — A community in East Texas banded together last week to try to find a K-9 member of a search and rescue team. Well, that search is over and all is well. After nearly seven days of searching for Solo, a K-9 with the Bowie County Search and Rescue Team, Paul …

AUSTIN, Texas – San Antonio College (SAC) is the 2021 recipient of the so-called “Oscars” for outstanding achievement by a community college, and the reason is its commitment to students who have often find it difficult to stay in school. the Aspen Award for Community College Excellence is given every two years. Dr Robert Vela, …

through: Jaclyn Ramkissoon, Nexstar News Wire Posted: May 30, 2021 / 3:00 p.m. EDT / Update: May 29, 2021 / 10:59 PM EDT THRALL, Texas (KXANStrong to severe storms swept through central Texas counties on Friday afternoon and evening, around the same time many schools had graduation plans. One of those graduation ceremonies was for …

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the timestamp on the story to see when it was last updated. THRALL, Texas (KXAN) – Heavy to severe storms rolled through central Texas counties Friday afternoon and evening, just as many schools had graduation plans. …

through: Jaclyn Ramkissoon, Nexstar News Wire Posted: May 29, 2021 / 12:39 PM EDT / Update: May 29, 2021 / 12:39 PM EDT Thrall community turns on gym using cellphones as power goes out at Thrall High School graduation (Courtesy: Kirsten Anderson) THRALL, Texas (KXANStrong to severe storms swept through central Texas counties on Friday …

AUSTIN, Texas – What is short, rainbow, and leafy all over? Maegan King Groovy Small Plant Holder. At first glance, this is a small, rainbow-colored shelf adorned with cuttings from plants sitting in King’s front yard. But the longer you use it, the more the hidden value of the stand increases. What would you like …

Fundholders from the North Texas Community Foundation, Rainwater Charitable Foundation, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Miles Foundation, Colonial Savings, and Texas Bank and Trust have come together to create the Fund to Advance Racial Equity in 2020 to to address community-wide issues. The fund awarded $500,520 to a number of community organizations in the first round …

The North Texas Community Foundation elected and approved the 2021-2022 board slate, which includes new officers and new board members, at its recent annual meeting. New board members include: Smith A. Brownlie III, partner and CEO of Brownlie and Braden LLC; Robert I. Fernandez, president of Fernandez & Company PC; Michael S. Malloy, managing partner …

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) — Texas health officials are urging communities to get people who have chosen not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to step up for the shot in the arm. Vaccination statistics clearly show that the demand for COVID-19 vaccinations has dropped. “Anyone who wants a vaccine can get the vaccine,” said Nacogdoches Fire …

The name lives on in nearby Cooper Lake State Park. Texas is full of cities with strange names. Many of them still exist today, but 90 minutes east of Dallas is a place that hasn’t improved over time: Granny’s Neck. Yes, Granny’s Neck is a real place. At least until 1991, when it was submerged. …

Jack Bux and his high school sweetheart, Diane, have been married for a few years, but the pandemic has took its toll on their relationship, and they could soon separate. At the start of the marriage, Jack had a number of real estate interests – a house with a mortgage, a retirement account and a …

Jeff Ramert has worked in the gardening industry for almost 40 years, since the early 1980s (Kelsey Thompson / Community Impact Journal) As spring arrived in central Texas, the silent buzz of patrons at Round Rock Garden Center woke up on a Thursday morning as guests began searching for new houseplants and browsing through rows …

BEEVILLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coastal Bend College, a community college serving five counties in the Coastal Bend region of Texas, today announced early results from a partnership with local independent school districts that are using virtual reality simulations to help students to gain real-world experience and explore and choose from a range of career and technical training …

BELLEVUE, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Graduates from more than 50 Texas community colleges who enroll in a Bellevue University bachelor’s degree program can now qualify for an innovative grant that transfers in 60 credits or earned credits into an associate’s degree and applies the full cost of students’ associate degree tuition toward their Bellevue University tuition. The Texas …

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The University of Texas at Austin said Monday that the California-discovered variant of COVID-19, or B.1.429, has been detected among the campus community. This is the second variant found by UT’s genomic sequencing and analysis facility – the first being the UK variant or B.1.1.7. at the beginning of February. UT Austin …

LACY LAKEVIEW, Texas – The Lacy Lakeview Fire Department is trying to raise thousands of dollars. They will be selling raffle tickets now through April 2, raffle tickets for the tablet will be $10 each and $20 for the grill. There will be three prizes, a Triton charcoal/gas grill, an Android tablet and a Walmart …

LUBBOCK, Texas (Press Release) – Governor Greg Abbott announced today that the City of Lubbock, after completing the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated as a Film Friendly Texas Community by the Texas Film Commission, which for 50 years has helped grow local jobs and economies by promoting the Lone Star State as …

LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday that Lubbock is a Film Friendly Texas community. Lubbock is now one of 150 or more communities in Texas with the Film Friendly designation. This means Lubbock can meet industry standards and best practices to effectively host on-location filming. “Lubbock and West Texas have been ‘movie …

Collin College did not renew the contract of historian Lora Burnett, who had criticized the college’s pandemic response and leadership (New York, NY) – PEN America today opposed the effective firing of historian Lora Burnett from a public community college in Texas. Burnett learned last week that his contract at Collin College would not be …

Sempra Energy announced on Friday that the Sempra Energy Foundation is pledging $1 million to help communities in Texas recover from the unprecedented winter storm that hit the state. This builds on a $250,000 donation from Sempra Energy for food aid in Houston and Southeast Texas and will bolster a $1 million donation from Oncor …

SAN AUGUSTINE, Texas (KTRE) – Dozens of workers and crews are trying to address water issues in the city of San Augustine after last week’s storm, including a city official who is struggling even more at home. “We’re facing a water crisis right now, and I feel like I’ve been here the longest,” said San …

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott announced that Bastrop County has been designated as a Film Friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission after completing the multi-step training and certification process. “I congratulate Bastrop County on achieving the Film Friendly Texas designation and joining its member cities of Smithville, the first Film Friendly …

Elon Musk said SpaceX and Tesla are “providing direct assistance when possible” in Texas after the deadly winter blast overwhelmed the power grid and left millions in darkness and without heat. On Twitter, Musk wrote that SpaceX helped in South Texas while Tesla helped in Central Texas, including rescuing cold-stunned turtles and helping power a …

At a press conference on Thursday, he said he wanted to come forward to help teachers in Texas. BEAUMONT, Texas — Southeast Texas community leader and pastor Michael Cooper has announced he is running for governor of Texas. He is a former Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor and the United States Senate. The local pastor …

The Houston-based Episcopal Health Foundation awarded a $210,000 grant to Bastrop County Cares — a nonprofit focused on improving the social determinants of health in the county — to plan ways to create equal health opportunities for county residents. Bastrop County was one of five sites in the state chosen to receive the grant and …

Three Texas game wardens and an army of rescuers converged around a hole in the ground near Garceno. Almost a fifth of the way down a narrow but deep hole, a four-year-old boy was stranded and in dire need of help. Rescuers acted quickly to provide fresh air and keep the child alive. Texas game …

Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that the town of Tahoka has been designated a Texas Film Friendly Community by the Texas Film Commission. The designation comes after Tahoka executives and officials complete the multi-step training and certification process, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The commission aims to help grow local jobs …

“Hopefully over time, what they’ll see and understand is that we’ve gained something. We’ve gained a new perspective, a new outlook, a new image for Midland Texas.” MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) — The Midland ISD Board of Directors has voted to rename Robert E. Lee High School to Legacy High School. After months of …

Residents of Comfort discuss the future of their community in a public forum. OCTOBER 14, 2020 — UTSA’s Urban and Regional Planning Research Center was recognized for helping a small Texas community make big plans for its future. The Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association last week presented the plan – titled “Comfort Vision …

“A Community Destroyed,” reads a slogan in the trailer for a new documentary about a small neighborhood just steps from Elon Musk’s SpaceX facility in South Texas. Airing tonight (September 21) is “Vice Versa: Between Musk and Mars” (10pm, Vice TV). The producers present it as an investigation into what happens when SpaceX founder and …

“A Community Destroyed,” reads a slogan in the trailer for a new documentary about a small neighborhood just steps from Elon Musk’s SpaceX facility in South Texas. Airing tonight (September 21) is “Vice Versa: Between Musk and Mars” (10pm, Vice TV). The producers present it as an investigation into what happens when SpaceX founder and …

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (KBTX) — Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the city of Huntsville has been designated a movie-friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission. The city had to go through a multi-step training and certification process to receive the title. The designation helps grow jobs and local economies by promoting Texas as “the …

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) — Here are a few groups and organizations that might need a helping hand (or two) this week as they work to help those in need in East Texas. Volunteer Central – where volunteering through the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) makes a difference in the community. PATH People trying to …

July 4th is shaping up to be … a little different this year. Many of us don’t travel yet, or if we do, it’s not to distant places. So now is the perfect time to resuscitate the idea of ​​a stay – or at least try to convince yourself that this three-day weekend is different …

Governor Greg Abbott announced Friday that the federal government has granted his request to expand Community Based Testing Cites operations across Texas. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services told NBC 5 on Friday afternoon that it will extend 14-day support for five community testing sites in Texas and also provide additional resources to …

Stevani Flahaut’s university experience is not that of living on a picturesque campus, rubbing shoulders with classmates fresh out of high school. The 27-year-old Austin Community College student, the aspiring restaurateur combines a full-time course load with two jobs. While community colleges are sometimes seen as the stepchildren of higher education, for nearly 700,000 Texans …

Arlington Vineyards. Image courtesy of NorthMarq A community in Arlington, Texas will soon have a facelift after being purchased by Pegasus Real Estate. The company purchased The Vineyards at Arlington Apartments from Arlington Realty Owner De LLC for an undisclosed price. Taylor Snoddy of NorthMarq, James Roberts, Philip Wiegand of the Dallas Investment Sales team …

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated throughout. Local health officials said on Wednesday they were unsure how a Houston-area man who tested positive for the novel coronavirus this week had become infected, suggesting the first signs of community spread of the virus in Texas. “This could very possibly be the first community spread,” said …

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) — The 20th annual Community Health Fair will be held Friday at MSU Texas in Centennial Hall. According to MSU Texas, the event is hosted by the Gunn College of Health Sciences and Human Services and will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants can get free health checks and community …

Government agencies, community organizations, professional drone pilots or manned aircraft management – ​​almost everyone in the drone industry agrees that providing new recreational and professional drone operators with the resources they need need to understand the rules and fly safely is a huge challenge. The North Texas Drone Safety and Integration Task Force partners with …

ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) – Heavy rain Monday morning didn’t stop East Texas Community Health Services administrators and supporters from celebrating the grand opening of a new facility in the county from Angelina. According to Anita Humpreys, acting CEO of East Texas Community Health Services, it took a year for the health center to open …

Inspired by Amazon’s need for tech talent, community colleges in Dallas County and Texas will offer a new degree that prepares students for careers in cloud computing. Texas education officials and Amazon Web Services announced associate and license programs Thursday at an event in Dallas attended by Secretary of State Ruth Hughs, Higher Education Commissioner …

WIMBERLEY, Texas (KXAN) – Homeowners and businesses in a community in Hays County frequently rely on rainwater and condensation collected from rooftops instead of more traditional water sources. Wimberley takes another step toward sustainability as the school district builds its brand new elementary school with a system to collect rain and air conditioning condensate to …

Last month, the Lubbock Avalanche Journal reported that although wildfire season typically begins in March, West Texas experiences wildfires even earlier in the year. As a result, many communities have a wildfire action plan. But how many Texas communities do a dry run before an emergency actually happens? So far only one, the Comanche Trail …

For Juanita Valdez-Cox, asking all 2020 census respondents if they are US citizens would mean less food on family tables and more people unable to pay their rent. Valdez-Cox is the executive director of La Union del Pueblo Entero, or LUPE, a community union in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, which is the lead plaintiff in …

A community group used the Kids First Allen Story Map Journal as part of a campaign to encourage the passage of a $ 272 million compulsory education measure for the Allen Independent School District (AISD) in the Dallas suburb of Allen, Texas. Created using Esri Story Map Journal app, the Kids First Allen Story Map …

TYLER, Texas – In the heart of northeast Texas, Tyler’s rolling landscape is dotted with churches and historic homes, and the town is known for its roses and flower gardens. But the community is also clouded by a grim statistic, one that leaders are struggling to better understand and address. Smith County, which encompasses Tyler …

TYLER, Texas – In the heart of northeast Texas, Tyler’s rolling landscape is dotted with churches and historic homes, and the town is known for its roses and flower gardens. But the community is also clouded by a grim statistic, one that leaders are struggling to better understand and address. Smith County, which encompasses Tyler …

Katran Packard, a student at Austin Community College, said she hoped not to get pregnant before her expected graduation in December. “And now we’re having a baby in December,” said the business administration student and mother of two. For Packard, 28, it has been a battle to find birth control for several years. While living …

Katran Packard, a student at Austin Community College, said she hoped not to get pregnant before her expected graduation in December. “And now we’re having a baby in December,” said the business administration student and mother of two. For Packard, 28, it has been a battle to find birth control for several years. While living …

Karina Ramirez has attended community health centers with her family all her life. It’s affordable, the Nuestra Clinica del Valle is only 15 minutes from her home in Mercedes, she can go for her annual medical check-up, there is little waiting time and she likes her gynecologist. Ramirez, 18, seven months pregnant with her second …

ROCKPORT, Texas – It has been five months since Hurricane Harvey passed through Texas. Yet when driving through this coastal town, the damage is still significant. Mountains of debris – tree branches intertwined with metal sheets and what were once the roofs and walls of houses – are piled on the median of the freeway …

On the day that Vice President Pence travels to Sutherland Springs, Texas to console the victims of Sunday’s church shooting, townspeople are still reacting and reflecting on what happened to the small community. KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Texas authorities have released a list of those who died in the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland …

Samy Vasquez | Special for the Standard-Times With 50 community college districts spanning the great state of Texas, it’s no wonder Texas community colleges offer more access to higher education than any other state. Howard College is an educational partner in our West Texas region – offering dual credit programs to 23 area high schools, …

Community colleges are fast-tracking plans to offer bachelor’s degrees to produce more nurses and pre-K teachers. Collin College officials hope to have a four-year nursing degree program by 2019, and the Dallas County Community College District plans to offer its early childhood education degree soon after. although future degree holders are in preparation long before …

Nestled in the heart of central Texas is the perfect residential community for first-time buyers: Larks foot. Situated on 608 acres and boasting nearly 1,500 future hospitality sites, Larkspur offers all of the first class features we expect and love from a community planned by MileStone Community Builders. Residents will be able to soak up …

Campus Porting States Texas is now the eighth state to allow concealed weapons at public universities. Here are the other seven. Chelsea Land, USA TODAY EL PASO — A state law that allows licensed firearms owners to carry concealed handguns at institutions of higher learning extends to Texas community colleges starting Tuesday. Texas Senate Bill …

IRVING, Texas — A police spokesperson said the suspected shooter and a second person died in an apparent murder-suicide on the campus of a community college in suburban Dallas. Irving Police spokesman James McLellan said it does not appear anyone else was injured in Wednesday’s shooting at North Lake College. The Irving college had previously …

Grandstand today In South Texas, a fire-ravaged mosque is seen as a symbol of unityVictoria’s Muslim community is getting a lot of help picking up the pieces of its burnt-out mosque, which has become a symbol of unity amid a period of national fear and discord. Analysis: Rising criticism threatens single vote in TexasMost states …

There’s a group of North Texans preparing for impending doom. But they don’t just stockpile weapons and supplies. They will have underground bunkers, tunnels, and even a DNA vault. Make no mistake, they plan to live in luxury and style. Ector, Texas is a small, one-traffic town that most only see from the freeway. But …

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas freshman Jonathan Marshall wants to be the pride of Shepherd, Texas, as a college football player while putting the Razorbacks on the map in his hometown. Marshall, one of the big signings on the Razorbacks’ defensive line, reversed his commitment late in the Oklahoma State recruiting process to Arkansas. Jonathan Marshall’s look …

Texas lawmakers are debating whether to repeal the Texas Dream Act. Signed by then-Governor Rick Perry in 2001, the law allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition. A recent analysis by the Texas Tribune found that the majority of undocumented students paying tuition in the state aren’t attending four-year universities — they’re at community …

Families hang out at the Mueller Farmer’s Market in Austin, Texas on a Sunday. In a state where cars are king, planners designed Mueller with pedestrians in mind. Julia Robinson for NPR hide caption toggle caption Julia Robinson for NPR Families hang out at the Mueller Farmer’s Market in Austin, Texas on a Sunday. In …

AUSTIN — John E. Roueche, the founder of the most established graduate program for aspiring community college leaders, located here at the University of Texas at Austin, is moving in July to National American University, a nonprofit institution lucrative, where he will attempt to create a similar operation. “We’re going to work with them to …

Ed Leathers has a concealed handgun license and he believes in Texas gun laws. But as the police chief of Collin College in the northern suburbs of Dallas, he is convinced that campuses are the wrong place for concealed handguns. “Our officers are trained to go immediately to the location where shots are allegedly fired, …

On the last afternoon of June, Byron McClenney of the University of Texas Community College Leadership Program sits in the second-floor restaurant at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin and discusses the topic that shaped his career: the importance of both underestimated. institutions of the year – where most Texas students begin their careers. Unfortunately, the …