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TWC awards $500,000 mentoring grants to college consortium

TWC awards $500,000 mentoring grants to college consortium

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AUSTIN ⎯ In less than a single college semester, Texas adults can move from lacking basic employment skills to being on track for an in-demand occupation by participating in career pathway training programs. These

Five ways to save on an overseas trip

Five ways to save on an overseas trip

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By Nathaniel Sillin My neighbors and I talked for weeks about their upcoming European vacation with their teenaged kids. We discussed every single place they planned to visit. But when I asked if they knew

Film Review: Man cub vs. jungle in powerful, beautiful adaptation of Disney classic

Film Review: Man cub vs. jungle in powerful, beautiful adaptation of Disney classic

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Synopsis: The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets

Texas’ gender wage gap costs the state’s women nearly $37 billion per year

Texas’ gender wage gap costs the state’s women nearly $37 billion per year

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On average, Texas women employed full time, year round are paid just 79 cents for every dollar paid to men – a yearly pay gap of $9,807. That means, in total,

Irving students read with ‘Texas Reads One Book’

Irving students read with ‘Texas Reads One Book’

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Photo: With several students donning their Cowboys jerseys, Brandenburg Elementary youngsters listen as Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garret reads from Charlotte’s Web to kick off ‘Texas Reads One Book’. /Photo by Adam Stephens  Irving

Film Review: Hank Williams movie comes off messier than a bar room brawl

Film Review: Hank Williams movie comes off messier than a bar room brawl

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Synopsis: The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic

Experts predicting fierce mosquito season this year

Experts predicting fierce mosquito season this year

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ATLANTA – Spring is finally in the air. Warm weather is moving in to stay and residents in our area will be heading outdoors to enjoy the spring and summer months to come. There

TxDOT to reduce the price trucks pay for tolls as part of congestion-relief effort

TxDOT to reduce the price trucks pay for tolls as part of congestion-relief effort

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AUSTIN – The Texas Transportation Commission voted March 31 to give trucks a break on the cost of tolls when they drive on State Highway 130 (from the I-35 exit in Georgetown to US

Keeping the peace between adult children in estate planning

Keeping the peace between adult children in estate planning

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By Nathaniel Sillin When you die, will your kids fight over your money? It’s an important question that might be hard to answer now, but parents who devote themselves to estate planning with relevant updates over

Making phased retirement work for you

Making phased retirement work for you

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By Nathaniel Sillin Phased retirement – a catchall term that describes a variety of part-time and reduced-hour work arrangements before leaving an employer for good – is gaining steam. But before you sign on, it’s