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Sale Price Used Engines Now Shipped to Austin, TX by National Motor Company Online

The scrap yards and wrecking yards in South Texas will be tapped to handle the local deliveries. The surrounding towns of Lockhart, Round Rock, San Marcos and Temple are included in the Austin shipments. "The junk auto parts industry has improved quality ...

Letter from London: What Texas Barbecue Tastes Like Overseas

The owners have visited Austin and Lockhart. One of them knows Daniel Vaughn, the barbecue editor at Texas Monthly. They smoke their brisket (USDA approved and imported, naturally) over a mesquite and oak mix. I was terrified. I got off the tube ...

Belmont receives official Texas historical marker

which stands one mile south of Belmont on Texas Hwy. 80. Featured during the morning are ranch owners, County Judge David Bird, County Historical Commission Chair Glenda Gordon, government officials, equestrians and Lockhart songwriter Fletcher Clark ...

UT Libraries to expand study spaces, move writing center to PCL

Students will be allowed to study or collaborate on group projects when the areas are not in use for instruction or writing consultations, according to Michele Ostrow, head of the teaching and learning services for University of Texas Libraries.

The Sunday Briefing: Lockhart Tops Stacked Sunday 500; Cada Close in Warm-Up

At Full Tilt, players can not only play with the pros, but take part in a variety of different poker games and variations, like Texas hold'em. New players can brush up on the poker rules and learn poker strategy from the pros. Sign up for a Full Tilt ...

Sherron Darden Memorial 5K Scholarship Fun Run

The first Sherron Darden Memorial 5K Scholarship Fun Run/Walk takes place April 25 in the city park, in Lockhart, Texas. Proceeds will go to provide educational opportunities to high school graduates. To register for the run and/or to volunteer ...

Texas rivalry pushed to the forefront

Edge: Ranger Ryan. Tastier barbecue: Neither of these major metropolitan cities can match the belt-busting beefiness of Texas’ barbecue belt in Lockhart and Luling. But I’ve heard that Dallas’ Lockhart Smokehouse offers a reasonable facsimile ...

Two Killed in Texas Co. Crash

Two people are dead and one injured after a crash in Texas County Wednesday. The crash happened on Route 17 about 3 miles south of Summersville. The Highway Patrol said 72-year-old Donald Lockhart was driving the car when he swerved off of the road and hit ...

Boston Gets an Exclusive Taste of Kreuz Market Courtesy of Shake Shack

The Lockhart Link Burger comes topped with ShackSauce, American cheese, pickles, and a griddled jalapeño cheese sausage link from Kreuz’s, a legendary Central Texas barbecue joint that’s been around for well over a century. Be respectful of our ...

Load up on BBQ and crawfish during this week's best Dallas food events

Call 214-979-4529 to reserve your spot. For this Dallas tour, Texas Monthly hits up Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q in Tyler and Dallas joints Slow Bone and Lockhart Smokehouse. Ticket price includes beverages on the bus and one meal and beverage at each stop.

NEW by Jessica M. Lockhart: Something Happened Somewhere Sometime Around Dinner, April 26, 1986

We’ve had an earth day this week, and the anniversary of the Zone of Exclusion’s coming up; the superpowered future we were promised never came, so we’ll have to make it for ourselves. From Storm Cell…

#TBT Video: Gospel Group – Witness Sing “Get In The Way”

Click on the video above to listen to a gospel group called Witness sing “Get In The Way.” Tasha Page Lockhart’s mother Lisa Page Brooks was a member of the group.

Fed eyes ability of asset managers to repay in a panic

By Michael Flaherty and Jonathan Spicer WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sections of the U.S. financial system that may be vulnerable to investor panic are raising concerns inside the Federal Reserve,…

MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 Cubs Prospect List Updated to Include INF Danny Lockhart

MLB Pipeline posted an update to its ranking of the Top 30 prospects in the Cubs system. Jorge Soler graduated from the prospect list, the first of what should be three players to come off MLB Pipelin…

Ho’oponopono Meetup in Switzerland / Encuentro de Ho’oponopono en Suiza

For the first time in Switzerland! ¡Por primera vez en Suiza! Thank you! Gracias Enjoy life… all of it, J. Disfruta de la vida… de toda ella, J. Filed under: Disfruta siendo optimista, ENJOY BEING…

Fed’s Lockhart’s Uncertain Outlook Drives Him to Cautious View on Rate Rises

Dennis Lockhart, president, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Reuters Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart said Thursday that unexpected economic weakness over the start of the ye…

Fed’s Lockhart’s Uncertain Outlook Drives Him to Cautious View on Rate Rises

Dennis Lockhart, president, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Reuters Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart said Thursday that unexpected economic weakness over the start of the ye…

Fed’s Lockhart’s Uncertain Outlook Drives Him to Cautious View on Rate Rises

Dennis Lockhart, president, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Reuters Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart said Thursday that unexpected economic weakness over the start of the ye…

Fed’s Lockhart’s Uncertain Outlook Drives Him to Cautious View on Rate Rises

Dennis Lockhart, president, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Reuters Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart said Thursday that unexpected economic weakness over the start of the ye…

Discovery of the Day: E. Lockhart

For months now I’ve been wanting to read We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. However I haven’t got the chance to buy or read it yet. There always was a reason why I couldn’t either buy or read it; another b…


Cautions with Jasbug in LOCKHART TEXAS

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


The Guardian and a warning to LOCKHART 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.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [27]

In LOCKHART TEXAS: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


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