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'Ebola nurse' Nina Pham sues Texas hospital

The lawsuit accuses Texas Health Resources of having improper procedures, equipment and training to deal with Ebola. Pham and another nurse were infected by a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas last October. Pham, 26, also said that the ...

Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be Texas non-starter

The Legislative Budget Board estimates Texas stands to lose $2.78 million in federal funding in 2016-2017. Fairfield residents hope missing student returns Inside a number of stores along Stratfield Road are signs posted asking for one of...
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Late 3 lifts Missouri women over No. 12 Texas A&M 70-69

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Maddie Stock made the game-winning 3-pointer ...
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NEWTOWN -- The New Fairfield High girls basketball team captured the SWC title with a 58-50 victory over Notre Dame-Fairfield in the...

Fairfield losing Summer Music Games to Hamilton

However, the annual drum corps event has drawn as many as 3,839 spectators on the home side in the past, with visitors coming from as far as Texas and North Carolina. Therefore, Brown said, the Summer Music Games can no longer turn a profit at Fairfield ...

Jimmie Lane Eaves

Jimmie Lane Eaves of Montalba, Texas passed away on February 22, 2015. Jim was born on August 1, 1946. He grew up in Fairfield, Texas and went to school there until he joined the army to serve his country. He served as a police officer in Dallas and ...

Laverne Brackens is the focal point of interests born and raised in Fairfield, Texas

A textile artist from Fairfield, Texas, Laverne Brackens represents a long tradition of improvisational quilt making among African-American women. Born in 1927, Brackens learned the art of quilt making as a child by helping her mother tack quilts.

Operation Homefront taking apps from military families for mortgage-free home in Fairfield

Operation Homefront, based in San Antonio, Texas, created Homes on the Homefront to award mortgage ...
To see more information and pictures of the home in Fairfield, click here. To learn more about Homes on the Homefront or to fill out an application ...

Fairfield Inn & hotel to open in Fredericksburg, Texas

Hotel features intuitive, flexible design and warm, natural decor. FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS – The 78-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Fredericksburg, Texas is scheduled to open this Friday with its smart, inventive public space and guest room ...

Fairfield Inn and Suites Fredericksburg, Texas Opens

Feb. 22, 2015 / PRZen / FREDERICKSBURG, Texas -- New Fredericksburg Property Inc. and InterMountain Management, LLC are proud to announce the opening of the Fairfield Inn and Suites Fredericksburg, TX, located at 513 Friendship Lane. Just three minutes ...

Police: Texas man arrested in Idaho with 25 pounds of pot

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say a traffic stop near Nampa apparently derailed a Texas man's business model. State police say a 24-year-old Houston, Texas, man had been stopped by a trooper on Monday night for a traffic infraction on ...

Where Can I Buy Online Nivea Anti Wrinkle Products In Fairfield, California

Anti aging herbal medicine india nivea anti wrinkle products. What is the prices of bio Bilberry for stroke in Fairfield, California? You enter in the regional circulation of getting up this nihilism …

For that traditional Hibachi experience, check out Hana Tokyo in Fairfield, CT

We have to admit, we don’t get out for Hibachi very often. Ok, very often is an understatement . . .  we’ve actually only ever been once before in our entire lives, just a few years ago. Sure, it can …

Schools in Fairfield open on two-hour delayed schedule because of storm

Public and parochial schools in Fairfield are scheduled to open two hours later than usual today because of the overnight snowstorm. via Fairfield Newswire http://www.fairfieldcitiz enonline.com/new…< /li>

Jennifer Butler to show spring fashions in Fairfield Library benefit

A Fairfield fashion designer will showcase her spring clothing collection in a March 5 benefit for the Fairfield Public Library . Jennifer Butler will present her latest designs for women, men and gir…

Teen Shot, Killed in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD- Fairfield Police are investigating the shooting death of a 19-year-old man Wednesday. Police say a gunshot victim showed up at the NorthBay Medical Center shortly after 11 p.m. He had bee…

Band Founded In Weston Plays Alzheimer's Benefit In Fairfield

Beatles, Stones & The British Invasion A Benefit Concert for Alzheimer's, to be held Friday, March 13 at the Fairfield Theatre Company. The concert features Band Together CT founder and Fairfield …

High-Speed Chase Ends in Fairfield

A high-speed chase by Bridgeport police ended in Fairfield Wednesday afternoon when the suspect got off I-95 at Exit 22 and crashed into a snowbank while trying to re-enter the highway, according to D…

On March 5, Give Where You Live: To Nonprofits Here in Fairfield

Mark your calendar for a fun, easy way to make a difference right here in Fairfield and in Fairfield County. March 5 is our second annual Giving Day, a 24-hour period of donating online at FCGives.org…

Beware Of Deep Refreeze, Ice Through Morning In Fairfield

With temperatures rising to above freezing on Sunday in Fairfield, there was a significant amount of melting during the day. With frigid temperatures moving in overnight into Monday, the National Weat…

BJ's Manager In Fairfield Charged With Stealing Customers' Credit Card

A BJ's Wholesale Club front line manager was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 17, on charges of a stealing a customer's credit card number and using it to buy kitty litter, iced tea and other household items,…


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in FAIRFIELD 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



FAIRFIELD TEXAS: part-time employment while you are enrolled in school

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
  • It’s available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
  • It’s available to full-time or part-time students.
  • It’s administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program. Check with your school´s financial aid office to find out if your school participates.

What kinds of jobs are there?
Are jobs on campus or off campus?
How much can I earn?
How will I be paid?
Can I work as many hours as I want?

What kinds of jobs are there?

The Federal Work-Study Program emphasizes employment in civic education and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.


Are jobs on campus or off campus?

Both. If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

Some schools might have agreements with private for-profit employers for work-study jobs. These jobs must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible). If you attend a proprietary school (i.e., a for-profit institution), there may be further restrictions on the types of jobs you can be assigned.


Man working in shop class

If you’re interested in getting a Federal Work-Study job while you’re enrolled in college or career school, make sure you apply for aid early. Schools that participate in the Federal Work-Study Program award funds on a first come, first served basis.

How much can I earn?

You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage. However, you may earn more depending on the type of work you do and the skills required for the position.

Your total work-study award depends on:

  • when you apply,
  • your level of financial need, and
  • your school’s funding level.


How will I be paid?

How you’re paid depends partly on whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • If you are an undergraduate student, you´re paid by the hour.
  • If you are a graduate or professional student, you´re paid by the hour or by salary, depending on the work you do.
  • Your school must pay you at least once a month.
  • Your school must pay you directly unless you request that the school
    • send your payments directly to your bank account or
    • use the money to pay for your education-related institutional charges such as tuition, fees, and room and board.


Can I work as many hours as I want?

No. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your employer or your school’s financial aid office will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.


The Guardian and a warning to FAIRFIELD TEXAS: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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