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Selena, Queen of Tejano remembered 20 years later


Saldivar was found guilty of Selena’s murder and was sentenced to life in prison. She remains jailed at the Mountain View State Prison in Gatesville, Texas. Vasquez began photographing Selena in the 1980s, starting in San Antonio. He photographed her in ...

TEXAS RELAYS - AREA SCHOOLS: Gatesville girls earn bronze in 1,600 relay


AUSTIN — It wasn’t the finish Gatesville wanted, but then again, Sarah Hogan, Katelyn Brown, Alli Richardson, and Jordan Brock hold themselves to high standards. The Gatesville team placed third in the Division I girls 1,600-meter relay Saturday with ...

Friday's scoreboard


27,429. 3, Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas, 26,027. 4, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 21,206. 5, Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas, 19,357. 6, Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D., 17,044. 7, Shay Good, Midland, Texas, 16,567. 8, Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas ...

Disaster drill held


Gatesville Volunteer Fire Department and the Gatesville Independent School District participated in a disaster drill Tuesday. The drill was a project of the Central Texas Regional Advisory Council (CTRAC), which includes Bell, Coryell, Hamilton ...

Smith heart screening bill for high school athletes under consideration


AUSTIN -- The Texas House Committee on Public Education on Tuesday (March ...
State Representatives Sylvester Turner (D-Houston), Dan Huberty (R-Houston), Dr. J.D. Sheffield (R-Gatesville) and Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville) have co-authored the bill.

Monday’s Montana Scoreboard: PRCA standings


27,429; 3, Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas, 26,027; 4, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 21,206; 5, Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas, 19,357; 6, Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D., 17,044; 7, Shay Good, Midland, Texas, 16,567; 8, Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas ...

Bill aims to educate parents about unvaccinated students


New data shows more Texas parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children ...
Physician and State Rep. J.D. Sheffield, R-Gatesville, thinks parents should be able to quickly find out how many kids on their child’s campus have not been vaccinated.

Gatesville, Cameron Yoe girls claim powerlifting titles


CORPUS CHRISTI — Gatesville’s Cursti Cope and Cameron Yoe’s Jazmine Jones proved themselves as two of the strongest teenagers in the state of Texas this weekend. Jones and Cope each won gold medals in their respective divisions at the Texas High ...

Humble woman officiates prison weddings


According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice website, she has no scheduled release date. Rudio and Fisher were married at the Murray Unit in Gatesville. “I’ve made myself available to any unit except the Wynne Unit in Huntsville as that is ...

Obituary for Billy Bishop Burt …….


Mr. Burt is survived by one son, Jason Burt and wife Deanna of Troy, TX; a sister, Dorothy Tatum and husband Wade of Gatesville, TX; four grandchildren, Tyler, Jayten, Jaysen, Dawsen; several nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral services will be ...

Carpenter Gatesville (TX) – Gatesville Carpenters


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

Vivian Paige: 8 months


3.3.2015 8 months!  Well this has been a busy month! A lot of firsts, adventures and exciting surprises!We started off the month with a visit from Vivian's Great Grandma Nonie and her Great Aunt L…

Living Deeper and Freer: New class at Lane Murray Unit, Gatesville


by Carol Waid We are grateful and humbled by the 225 people who contributed to Truth Be Told during Amplify Austin. You contributed more than $24,000 to delivering programs to incarcerated women who …

(USA-TX-Gatesville) Certified Medication Aide - Hughes


Min Qualifications High school or GED equivalent. Current Texas Certified Medication Aide Permit. JOB DESCRIPTION: Certified Medication Aide performs technical duties in the field of patient care …

(USA-TX-Gatesville) Vocational Nurse - Crain


Min Qualifications Graduation from a Licensed Vocational Nurse program and licensure/permit as a vocational nurse in the state of Texas. No experience required. JOB DESCRIPTION: To provide direct n…

(USA-TX-Gatesville) Mental Health Manager - Hughes


Min Qualifications Master's or Doctoral degree in Psychology or related field. Permanent, current Texas licensure / certification as a Psychologist, Psychological Associate, Licensed Clinical Social …

(USA-TX-Gatesville) Nurse Clinician III Out Pt - Crain


Min Qualifications Registered Nurse (RN) with current license to practice professional nursing in Texas. Two years of RN experience in providing nursing care to similar (in age and specialty) patient…

(USA-TX-Gatesville) Materials Handling Tech - Crain


Min Qualifications High school education and no experience. Valid Texas Drivers License required. Must obtain within 6 months of hire: Forklift Certification (except for Mail Services) and Motor Vehi…

Watershed protection effort benefits from community participation


South Central Texas effort helped by area businesses, landowners, students and others SEGUIN – “It takes a community” like the one involved through the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partner…

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Fighting against human trafficking in GATESVILLE 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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The Guardian and a warning to GATESVILLE 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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Avoiding job scams in GATESVILLE TEXAS

Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn’t the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.

Signs of a Job Scam

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam:

You need to pay to get the job

They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. But after you pay, the job doesn’t materialize. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.

You need to supply your credit card or bank account information

Don´t give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you´re familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something. Anyone who has your account information can use it.

The ad is for "previously undisclosed" federal government jobs

Information about available federal jobs is free. And all federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov. Don’t believe anyone who promises you a federal or postal job.

Job Placement Services

Many job placement services are legitimate. But others lie about what they’ll do for you, promote outdated or fake job openings, or charge up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job. In fact, they might not even return your calls once you pay.

Before you enlist a company’s help:

Check with the hiring company

If a company or organization is mentioned in an ad or interview, contact that company to find out if the company really is hiring through the service.

Get details — in writing

What’s the cost, what will you get, and who pays — you or the company that hires you? What happens if the service doesn’t find a job for you or any real leads? If they’re reluctant to answer your questions, or give confusing answers, you should be reluctant to work with them.

Get a copy of the contract with the placement firm, and read it carefully. A legitimate company will give you time to read the contract and decide, not pressure you into signing then and there. Make sure any promises — including refund promises — are in writing. Some listing services and "consultants" write ads to sound like jobs, but that’s just a marketing trick: They´re really selling general information about getting a job — information you can find for free on your own.

Know whether it’s job placement or job counseling

Executive or career counseling services help people with career directions and decisions. They may offer services like skills identification and self-evaluation, resume preparation, letter writing, and interview techniques, and general information about companies or organizations in a particular location or job field.

But job placement isn’t guaranteed. Fees can be as high as thousands of dollars, and you often have to pay first.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers some tips on finding and choosing a career counselor, and explains the different types of counselors active in the field.

Check for complaints

Your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General´s Office, and the Better Business Bureau can tell you whether any complaints have been filed about a company. Just keep in mind that a lack of complaints doesn’t mean the business is on the up-and-up. You may want to do an internet search with the name of the company and words like review, scam, or complaint. Look through several pages of search results. And check out articles about the company in newspapers, magazines, or online, as well.

Where to Look for Jobs

You’ve read the many resume and interview tips from respected sources available for free online, and scoured online job boards and newspaper classifieds. Some other places to look for leads in your job search include:

CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state, including programs for people with disabilities, minorities, older workers, veterans, welfare recipients, and young people. For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov.

State and county offices

Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too. They can give you the names of other groups that may be helpful, such as labor unions or federally-funded vocational programs.

College career service offices

Whether it’s a four-year university or community college, see what help yours can offer. If you’re not a current or former student, some still may let you look at their job listings.

Your library

Ask if they can point you to information on writing a resume, interviewing, or compiling a list of companies and organizations to contact about job openings.

Report a Job Scam

If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC.

For problems with an employment-service firm, contact the appropriate state licensing board (if these firms must be licensed in your state), your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency.

To learn about credit and background checks when you’re looking for a job, read What to Know When You Look For a Job.

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