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John H. Lockhart Jr.

He loved to fish and spend time with his family. Mr. Lockhart was born and raised in Stephenville, Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1960 with a degree in petroleum engineering and earned his master’s degree in civil engineering in 1973 from Georgia ...

Mustangs picked to finish third in 2015 LSC race

Texas A&M-Commerce received four first-place votes for 111 ...
junior wideout Breion Evans, senior tight end Derek Lockhart, senior offensive lineman Case Winkler, junior offensive lineman Joel Onyia and sophomore offensive lineman John Rowell.

Hoffman: Andrews cowboy LeMond wins big in Cheyenne

Other single event champions were bareback rider Tanner Aus, steer wrestler Nick Guy, steer roper Shay Good and barrel racer Lisa Lockhart. The 2015 Cheyenne ...

Winner, winner, chicken dinner

A handful of Texas cities are defined by their unique cuisine. You go to Lockhart, for example, for the best barbecue in the universe. A trip to San Antonio would not be complete, of course, without enchiladas and margaritas. Houston, we have a problem ...

Check out barbecue trail, reserve city's splash pad

The Great Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail was recently launched by the Explore ...
Four of the restaurants are rated as good as or better than the golden standards in Lockhart and Austin. Stops on the barbecue trail include Aunt Jo's BBQ, KB's BBQ ...

SQ College Football Top-25 Preview: #21 Texas A&M

Previewing the Texas A&M Offense: The Texas A&M offense will start and ...
Along with Garrett, freshmen recruits Daylon Mack and James Lockhart will look to make immediate contributions. The Aggies will have not only the youngest, but arguably the most ...

Lockhart extends world lead with Cheyenne title

17.51 seconds, $4,239. 2, Megan Swint, Lithia, Fla., 17.52, $3,180. 3, Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, 17.53, $2,120. 4, Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 17.58, $1,060. (overall winners) 1, Lockhart, 52.54, $8,585. 2, Cervi, Marana, Ariz., 52.90, $7,358.

Two dead after head-on crash along U.S. 183

Domingo Barrientos-Diaz, 22, and Seth Sanchez-Torres, 39, died in the crash, according to Texas Department of Public Safety. DPS reports that Barrientos-Diaz, a Lockhart resident, was driving north in a 2001 Ford Mustang when he passed a car in a no ...

CHOKEHOLD: Pro wrestling invades Seguin

The card featured a variety of singles matches and a triple threat main event that saw Lockhart native and 25-year Army veteran, Michael Castillo, win a shot at the vacant Texas Heavyweight Title.

Lockhart places ninth at High School Nationals

Lockhart saved her best for last as she finished her run in a time of 20.367, which placed her eighth in the round and in ninth place overall in the Average with a total time of 61.526. First place was taken by Avery Weatherman of Balmorhea, Texas ...

10 Under the Radar Prospects Who Could Shine in 2016

Every year there are players who break out and have seasons that catch the eye of the average fan. Then there are other prospects whose progress is very incremental. You look up and all of a sudden th…

Review of ‘We Were Liars’ by E. Lockhart

You know when you read a book that is so good it’s hard to discuss directly afterwards. Yes, well ‘We Were Liars’ by E. Lockhart is exactly that kind of book. However, I am trying my hardest to be ded…
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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in LOCKHART TEXAS

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]


Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in LOCKHART 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]

Giving Every Young Person in LOCKHART TEXAS a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.



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