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Grand Saline hospital to open in April

The Texas General Van Zandt Regional Medical Center, formerly Cozby Germany Hospital, will open in April. According to Hospital Board Member Tom Elliot, Texas General will have an Open House from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, April 4, 2015. "Everyone is ...

Amanda Jones-Lippe

Survivors include her husband, Ruben Lippe; son, Billy Dean Jones of Hamilton; one granddaugher; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Sedney Seider of May, Otto Seider and wife Mary of Horseshoe Bay, and Jack Seider and wife Carmen of Grand Saline ...

Positively 4th Street: The shallow end of the betting pool - part 1

"Texas is a football state, and not a game is played without ...
The spread is seven points against Grand Saline this very Friday, as we heard. What difference would it make to beat them 6 points rather than 16? I'll tell you what difference.

East Texas native brings one-woman show to city

An East Texas native is bringing her one-woman show about a blind ...
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Ernest Jones

He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Pauline Jones of Canton, Texas, brother, Johnny Jones and wife Anne of Flower Mound, and sister Kathryn Lovette and husband Gayle of Grand Saline. Ernest leaves behind his adoring wife ...

Solunar Information for Grand Saline, TX

Nov 1, 2012; 5:00 AM ET As the world warms, due to a changing climate, there is a chance the sport of hunting and fishing could be affected. Valerie Smock has more on what could happen in the future.

Grand Saline PD searching for stolen off-road vehicle

Grand Saline, Texas (KETK) — The Grand Saline Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of a stole off-road vehicle. The vehicle is a red off-road ATV used for recreation. If you have any information in regards to the ATV's whereabouts or to the ...

17-year-old arrested for shooting mother near Grand Saline

GRAND SALINE, TX (KLTV) - The Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office responded to a call Friday afternoon of a shooting in the 8000 block of Highway 80 in Grand Saline. Deputies say Christina Dyar was allegedly shot by her son, 17-year-old Michael Dyar.

Know more about the Salt Palace of Grand Saline, Texas

Texas, US: Grand Saline is an unusual town of Texas, sitting on top of a massive lode of natural salt, estimated at 16,000 feet deep. Civil War era saltworks were used by the Confederates, and the salt industry has never left. The Grand Saline salt dome is ...

Grand Saline is the saltiest town in Texas, and it has the Salt Palace to prove it

Grand Saline is the saltiest town in Texas, and it has the Salt Palace to prove it. Calling the visitors' center a palace may be stretching it, but the Northeast Texas town is literally sitting on a mountain of salt. A 20,000-foot-tall pile of pure sodium ...

Trailing the Contours of Time in American South West

The American southwest is a perceptual region with few of the most enigmatic and isolated landscapes in the world. This photo essay is based on part of an exploratory trip to the region that included …

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Dave Sim Checks Into Grand River Hospital

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Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in GRAND SALINE TEXAS

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in GRAND SALINE TEXAS.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) [2]

  • What you a need to know to become a US citizen

    The process for obtaining citizenship requires time and preparation, but knowing the steps will help make the process more agile.

    The following video contains information on the general requirements that need to be met to become a US citizen, such as:

    Having the statutory age.

    A legal resident and remain in the country while their application is processed. Importantly, marital status may result in a less extended period for citizenship.

    Demonstrate English proficiency.

    Having knowledge of history and government of the United States.

    Be a person of good moral character.

    Take an oath of allegiance to prove that supports and defends the United States and its Constitution.

    You can get further information by visiting the website of Citizenship and Immigration United States (USCIS, acronym) or by calling 1-800-375-5283 (press 2 for Spanish), 1-800-767-1833 (TDD for hearing impaired).

    Video Transcript

    VOICE: If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, you must meet several requirements will vary depending on your situation. For example:

    Be at least 18 years of age at the time you submit your application.

    Have been a permanent resident for at least five years. If you are married to a US citizen, this requirement may be reduced to three years.

    Having lived in the same state or district USCIS office having jurisdiction over the place of residence for three months prior to the date of application.

    VOICE: You must also show that you have continuously resided in the United States.

    VOICE: Continuous residence

    OFFICIAL: Continuous residence means a permanent resident has not left the United States for a long period. Doing so could interrupt your continuous residence.

    VOICE: Physical presence in the United States

    VOICE: must also demonstrate physical presence in the United States. This means being present in the country for at least 30 months in the 5 years prior to the date you file your application.

    VOICE: Other requirements include:

    VOICE: Be able to read, write and speak English and have basic knowledge of the history and form of government of the United States.

    VOICE: Some applicants do not have to meet the English language requirement because of their age and the time they have lived in the United States as permanent residents.

    VOICE: You must also prove that knows and understands the fundamentals of the history, principles and form of government of the United States.

    VOICE: moral character

    OFFICIAL: To naturalized US citizen, must also be a person of good moral character.

    OFFICIAL: Committing certain crimes may make him ineligible for naturalization.

    VOICE: Pledge of Allegiance

    VOICE: Finally, to become a US citizen should pay the Pledge of Allegiance.

    VOICE: Everyone who wants to naturalize must be willing to support and defend America and our Constitution. In fact, you will not become a US citizen until perform this Pledge of Allegiance.

    VOICE: You should note that it is obliged to reside in the United States while their application is pending.

    VOICE: These are just general requirements. For further information contact the US Citizenship and Immigration United States through the Internet or by phone at 1 (800) 375-5283. [11]


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