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Tickets for HS football hall of fame induction banquet

Tickets remain on sale for the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame’s May 9 induction ...
The rest of the class includes Burnet’s Jordan Shipley, Beaumont West Brook’s Jerry Ball, Dimmitt’s Junior Coffey, Pasadena’s Bert Coan, San Antonio ...

Jerry Dodson

No formal visitation is scheduled. Jerry was born on November 2, 1949 in Jacksboro, Texas to Harry and Lela Jane (Garrett) Dodson. He graduated from Dimmitt High School in 1968 and married the love of his life and high school sweetheart Evelyn Taylor on ...

Banking on apple watch will be limited, for now

Kevin Carson, chief technology officer of First United Bank, a community bank in Dimmitt, Texas, and a Malauzai client that will offer a watch app, said it was unclear yet whether wearable gadgets would catch on for banking. The watch app, though ...

Local banks among first to release Apple Watch apps

Happy State, headquartered in Happy, has 34 branches in Amarillo and across the Texas Panhandle, South Plains and Dallas-Fort Worth. First United, based in Dimmitt, has 15 banking centers in West Texas, including Amarillo locations. Craig Agulnek ...

Gregory Burleson

He was born May 22, 1965, in Amarillo, Texas, to Ronald and Janelda Burleson. He graduated from Dimmitt High School in Dimmitt, Texas, in 1983. He married Susie Schmidt on Jan. 24, 1992, in Garden City, where they lived for seven years. In addition to his ...

Toddler Dies after Being Hit by Vehicle in Dimmitt Driveway

DIMMITT, TEXAS - North Texas police are investigating after a 14-month-old girl died after being run over by a vehicle in a driveway. Dimmitt police say the driver didn't see the toddler, who left a residence without being noticed Monday night. Authorities ...

Dimmitt Police Investigating Death of 14-Month-Old

DIMMITT, TX -- The Dimmitt Police Department is investigating the death of a 14-month-old who was ran over in a driveway Monday afternoon. The incident occurred in the 600 block of West Bedford Street around 5:00 p.m. Dimmitt Police report the child had ...

First United Bank of Dimmitt Settles in Discrimination Case

The First United Bank of Dimmitt, Texas, has settled with the United States Department of Justice after facing allegations of discrimination. According to a press release from the Department of Justice, the suit alleged First United charged Hispanic ...

TX-19: Meet Neal Marchbanks -Democratic Challenger to Rep. Randy Neugebauer- 3/12 in Dimmitt, TX

Are you going to be at tomorrow's Meet & Greet Ms. Park Ranger? Because I'm sure as HELL not! I'm Randy Neugebauer, I OWN this district and I approve this message (as well as my campaign contributions)! Rep. Randy Neugebauer may still be occupying Texas ...

Book for legendary Coach Cleveland from Dimmitt

Dimmitt, TX - A legendary coach from Dimmitt who passed away 19 years ago is still being remembered by the community. After the death of Kenneth Cleveland, his wife Libby began compiling a book of letters written by players, coaches and referees.

Congrats to Masters Champion Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth at the 2015 Valspar Championship. Photo Credit: SBNationWe at Dimmitt Chevrolet would like to congratulate Jordan Spieth on his incredible victory at the Masters, becoming the second you…

CSIA’s growth plans include a discount on online reviews to get more chimney and dryer exhaust pros

For the second consecutive year, the Chimney Safety Institute of America is making it more affordable to become a CCS [Certified Chimney Sweep] or C-DET [Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician.] CSIA has…

Celebration Exotic Car Festival 2015

The Celebration Exotic Car Festival 2015 was held this past weekend in Celebration, Florida. Hundreds of exotic cars lined the streets for various charities. …

Lady Mules Softball vs Dimmitt (4-3-2015)

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Mule Baseball vs Dimmitt & Friona (3-31&4-4-2015)

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JV Mules Track @ Dimmitt (3-27-2015)

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Mule Track @ Dimmitt (3-27-2015)

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Dimmitt to Host “American Cars, American Heroes” Military Benefit April 24

Our men and women in uniform, who have so bravely and courageously served our nation, are deserving of our profound gratitude. That’s why Dimmitt Chevrolet, your trusted Chevy dealership in Clearwater…

Bayside: Dimmitt Chevrolet Veterans Job Fair (4/19)

Dimmitt Chevrolet and B ank of America have teamed up to host a free job fair on April 24 for military veterans, active duty members of the military and reserve military members who are transitioning o…


Three years ago today I met my sweet boyfriend. As time passes in a relationship it begins to get hard to be creative with date nights and gift giving. One way to combine both of those is by giving d…


Get a Homeland Security Job in DIMMITT TEXAS

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at dhs.usajobs.gov.

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.


No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
  • Retirees - The Department offers retirees meaningful work opportunities, including short- and long-term projects, on a part-time or flexible schedule.
  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.


Last Published Date: December 16, 2014



Cautions with Jasbug in DIMMITT 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]

Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in DIMMITT TEXAS ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]


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