Middle school students who love science or want to learn more are invited to the newly instituted “Summer Science Splash Camp” at Austin College during summer 2014. No particular advance science knowledge is required; students should come motivated to learn and have fun in the process. The week-long residential summer camp includes research and science exploration led by certified science teachers during the day and plenty of fun activities outside the lab in the late afternoon and evening, supervised by camp counselors who are well-trained Austin College students. The Summer Science Splash Camp is now accepting registrations. The camp is sponsored . . . More . . .
Offices Statewide Gear Up to Help Save Young Lives
Paris -- The National Highway Safety Administration estimates that roughly three of every four child safety seats are not used correctly. TxDOT offices statewide now offer parental education on the installation and proper use of child passenger safety seats.
Area offices can also provide safety seat inspections by appointment, and distribute one free child passenger safety seat per child to qualified applicants. The effort will help reduce the number of children injured and killed in motor-vehicle crashes and assist low-income families in Texas.
“We have identified and trained employees statewide who can teach the . . . More . . .
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution announces its annual American History Essay Contest to celebrate America’s history. All ﬁfth- through eighth-grade students in public, private, and parochial schools or those who are home-schooled are eligible to participate. Students may also independently submit essays directly to the judging committee.
Marking the 125th anniversary of Ellis Island as an immigration station, the topic for the 2014-2015 academic year is “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis . . . More . . .
Baseball’s best players gathered in Minneapolis this week to participate in the All-Star Game. If you’re a fan or even a “weekend athlete,” you can admire these players for their abilities, even if you — like the vast majority of humanity — can’t hope to duplicate them. But if you’re an investor, you may be able to learn some practical lessons from . . . More . . .
This week I will discuss the interim charges recently issued to the House Committee on Public Health. Interim charges are the issues that the Speaker asks committees to study during the time between regular legislative sessions in order to make recommendations for legislation for the following legislative session. The charges are good indicators of what legislation the legislature will take up during the next session. Legislators rely on public input when crafting legislation, and it . . . More . . .
PARIS – Motorists who travel on US Highway 75 in the Sherman-Denison area should make special note of construction at the Loy Lake Road Bridge on July 17. Weather permitting, the Texas Department of Transportation will close a portion of US 75 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. to install a bridge beam across southbound traffic lanes.
Motorists traveling southbound on US 75 will be diverted onto the frontage road before reaching the Loy Lake Road . . . More . . .
Roadcents’ app supports ‘ effort to protect air quality, track vehicle maintenance
AUSTIN — Keeping vehicles road-ready and saving money at the pump is now easier than ever thanks to a new smartphone Web app from the Texas Department of Transportation. Along with helpful hints for keeping vehicles operating efficiently, the “Roadcents.org” app also offers tips for reducing tailpipe emissions that contribute to air pollution.
“A vehicle in peak condition will produce fewer emissions, reduce the . . . More . . .
This week I will discuss the interim charges recently issued to the House Committee on Public Education. Interim charges are the issues that the Speaker asks committees to study during the time between regular legislative sessions in order to make recommendations for legislation for the following legislative session. The charges are good indicators of what legislation the legislature will take up during the next session. Legislators rely on public input when crafting legislation, and it . . . More . . .
Everyone needs to be aware of the financial resources they will have available in retirement. But if you’re a woman, you must be particularly diligent, for a variety of reasons. And that means you’ll need to know just what to expect from Social Security.
Why should you, as a woman, pay extra attention to Social Security? For one thing, women often take time off from . . . More . . .