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$5,000 reward offered in Kilgore theft

Kilgore, Texas (KETK) — The Kilgore Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying the owner of a vehicle used in a theft at a local business. The two-door truck was caught on video tape during the crime at Thunderhorse, located at 474 N ...

Person of interest arrested in Kilgore murder

of Kilgore, Texas. The warrant was issued by the 124th District Court in Gregg County, Texas in connection with the shooting death of Franciosa Lakeef Jackson on December 28, 2014. Whitaker was arrested in Shreveport LA by the US Marshall's Task Force on ...

Asheville man provides gruesome Boston bombing trial testimony, video

Kilgore ran the marathon in 2012 ...
her legs would be gone She spent 39 days at Beth Israel Hospital before flying to Texas for more surgeries. She had 17 surgeries on her leg before amputation. Her right leg had fractures and her left hand was shattered.

The Hall Monitor

This week is the State of Texas’ 179th birthday, which corresponds with Texas Public Schools Week. Chandler and Kilgore Primary School are both closing the week with Texas Day, so if you see any cowboys and cowgirls Friday, be sure to say, “Howdy!”

Football team available to help community with outdoor spring cleaning

The Kilgore College football team will be doing more than work on the football field this spring by completing outdoor yard work for the East Texas community to help raise funds for the football program. Services include mowing, edging, trimming hedges ...

Texas state lawmaker proposes legalizing marijuana citing religion

Texas state lawmaker proposes legalizing marijuana, saying "God didn't make a mistake the government needs to fix when he made marijuana." Valerie Kilgore reports. (KETK) Texas is historically a conservative state, but for one representative, opening the ...

Performance Wellhead & Frac Components to expand operations in Pleasanton

Jacksonville, Texas-based Austin Bank provided the financing for the project while Kilgore, Texas-based Merritt-Brogoitti Holdings LLC is acting as the developer and construction manager. Ferguson said they will be hiring five to seven new employees for ...

Contract set for new Kilgore City Manager

rather than us choosing him,” Kilgore Mayor Ronnie Spradlin said. Selleck, 37, was one of five finalists vying for the post after Sellers left at the end of the year to become city manager of Kyle, Texas, a booming central Texas city on Interstate 35.

Rangerettes given Texas Medal of Arts

The iconic precision dance team, the Kilgore College Rangerettes, was honored with Texas Medal of the Arts Awards earlier last week. The Texas Cultural Trust, an Austin-based nonprofit, established the biennial award in 2001 to celebrate Texas’ leaders ...

Kilgore College Rangerettes honored with Texas Medal of Arts Award

After spending decades under the lights at football stadiums, Texas' most famous high-kick team has been honored with a prestigious award for paving the way for the modern day drill team. The Kilgore College Rangerettes, founded in 1939, received the Texas ...

Cheering in Tehran

++Ed Kilgore at the Washington Monthly reports in "Cheering in Tehran" how the hardliners are cheering at "the unprecedented rift between Big and Little Satan". The hardliners are tuned in to see Neta…

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In-House at The University of Chicago Press: “Unless You Stop Trying There’s Always Room for Growth”

Matthew Avery is principal designer at The University of Chicago Press, which has been publishing books and scholarly journals since 1890. Though he hasn’t been with them quite that long, he’s been de…

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Today in 1968 was the day that Johnny and June were married at a...

Today in 1968 was the day that Johnny and June were married at a church in Franklin, Kentucky. Merle Kilgore was best man at their wedding. They had a nonalcoholic reception at Johnny’s home in Hende…

Carpenter Kilgore (TX) – Kilgore Carpenters

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

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Suspect in Va. Beach pharmacist’s murder pleads guilty

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A man accused of shooting and killing a Virginia Beach pharmacist last year has admitted guilt. In court Monday morning, Walter Hubbard pleaded guilty to the first-degree…

This Week In Running: February 23, 2015

What the weekend lacked in high-profile races, it more than made up for in volume. Highlights from trail half marathons in the Pacific Northwest to desert 100 milers, and much more, are included in ou…

Suspect in pharmacist’s murder to plead guilty

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The suspect in the killing of a beloved Virginia Beach pharmacist will likely enter a guilty plea on Monday. Walter Hubbard is accused of the first-degree murder of David…


KILGORE 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.



Avoiding job scams in KILGORE 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 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:


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

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.


Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in KILGORE 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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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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