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Griffins Complete Season Sweep over Texas with 4-3 Victory

CEDAR PARK, Texas - The Grand Rapids Griffins completed a season sweep against the defending Calder Cup champions Saturday night, beating the Texas Stars for the second straight night 4-3 at Cedar Park Center. The win against Texas sets up a Midwest ...

Cedar Park residents react as trains start blowing horns in “quiet zones”

CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) — The Federal Railroad Administration has ordered trains running through Cedar Park to immediately start blowing their horns, even in “quiet zones.” For years, residential areas in Cedar Park have had the quiet areas ...

Texas Rangers Roster Moves for March 28

Cedar Park, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor softball team used multiple-run innings to take control of both games as the Cru swept a doubleheader from Concordia Texas Friday night in Cedar Park. UMHB won game one 7-2 and took game two by a ...

Griffins 2, Stars 0: Tom McCollum earns first shutout of the season

CEDAR PARK, Texas - In a potential first round postseason matchup, the Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the Texas Stars for the third time this season in a 2-0 win Friday at Cedar Park Center. The Griffins bounced back from losing their last two games with a ...

Stars assign Valeri Nichushkin to AHL for three-game conditioning stint

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has activated forward Valeri Nichushkin from injured reserve and loaned him to the Texas Stars, Dallas’ top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL ...

Trains ordered to blow horns in some Cedar Park quiet zones

CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Federal Railroad Administration has ordered trains to immediately start blowing their horns in three quiet zones in Cedar Park, the city said in a release Friday. The City of Cedar Park said the FRA approved the quiet zones ...

New Cedar Park museum brings acclaimed exhibit on the human body

With the grand opening of its first exhibit on March 19, the Texas Museum of Science & Technology in Cedar Park officially opened its doors to the public last week. For the museum’s executive director, Torvald Hessel, the moment was the culmination of ...

Texas Stars Report

Lindell latest top prospect to join Texas Stars Some top prospects of the Dallas Stars have been filtering into Cedar Park to join the Texas Stars in recent weeks. Or they have been joining the team on the road, as was the case with defenseman Esa Lindell ...

New science & technology museum opens in Cedar Park

CEDAR PARK, Texas -- Cedar Park is now home to the first and only science & technology museum in Central Texas. The Texas Museum of Science and Technology opened to the public Friday. On Saturday, KVUE got a chance to check out the latest exhibit at the ...

First science and technology museum in Central Texas opens in Cedar Park

At the Texas Museum of Science and Technology in Cedar Park, a human plastinate from the Body Worlds traveling exhibit strikes a pose familiar to rodeo fans. At the Texas Museum of Science and Technology in Cedar Park, a plastinate from the Body Worlds ...

Cedar Park residents react as trains start blowing horns in “quiet zones”

CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) — The Federal Railroad Administration has ordered trains running through Cedar Park to immediately start blowing their horns, even in “quiet zones.”  For years, residential ar…

Lone Star Grille in Cedar Park Review...

How to even begin, well let's jump right to it.  1. For a Sunday around 2 pm we waited 1hr and 20 minutes. All tables were not full, there were staff goofing off, checking their text messages as they …

Williamson County Among Top 3 Healthiest Counties in Texas

News and Announcements Mar 25 3/25/2015 12:38 PM  For the sixth year in a row, Williamson County ranks as one of the healthiest counties in Texas. The 2015 County Health Rankings list Williamson Coun…

fangirlsonshoulders:Al at Cedar Park Center Austin, TX...

fangirlsonshoulders: Al at Cedar Park Center Austin, TX 10/28/2014 by Tim Griffin

Carpenter Cedar Park (TX) – Cedar Park Carpenters

Carpenter Cedar Park (TX) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Cedar Park (TX). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Cedar Park, Texas work with, builds and fixes items and structure…

FIRST PHOEBE reported in Central Park

[Catching up on reports… my excuse: I've had the flu.] For many years now I've been captivated by the idea of finding the first Central Park Phoebe of the spring .  Here's a report of the first phoeb…

Austin, Texas Raccoon Removal Experts-raccoon trapping-raccoons in the attic

The Wildlife Professionals Call 254-368-9331 A raccoon can seem cute, cuddly and adorable, though the fact is that the raccoon can carry a multitude of diseases and ringworm that can be potentially …

Cedar Park traffic lights out after power lines severed

CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) — Power was knocked out and traffic lights were not working in some parts of Cedar Park for most of Tuesday after a construction crew hit underground lines while digging. The …

Dallas Stars to hold training camp at the Cedar Park Center

Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars will be returning to the Cedar Park Center for training camp in 2015. The team held an intra-squad green vs. white scrimmage in 2014. (Photo by Christina Shapiro/Texa…

Cedar Park Birth Photographer ~ Hello World ~ Hospital Session

I went to go visit my long time friend a client after she delivered her precious little baby. I sneaked in while she was sleeping and my heart melted.  It was a BOY & he was absolutely perfect !!! It …


Cautions with Jasbug in CEDAR PARK TEXAS

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in CEDAR PARK TEXAS

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status


Fighting against human trafficking in CEDAR PARK TEXAS

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.



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business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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