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Gun-free zones put innocent in danger


Indeed, a study this past year by the Crime Prevention Research Center found that college-age permit holders in Texas and Michigan (two states that ...
Let’s finally stop putting them elsewhere. John R. Lott Jr. is a former chief economist for the ...

Stock show: Junior Market Lamb Show


SAN ANGELO, Texas - Carlie Witte, with the El Paso County 4-H, had the grand champion market lamb last week at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo. Baylee Lott, with the Liberty County 4-H, exhibited the reserve grand champion. The champions and top three ...

Tech alum DuBose featured at Buddy Holly Center during Art Trail


Music by Texas Down-under. 535-2457. LHUCA — 511 Ave. K. Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall:Irby Pace photography exhibit called “Explosions in the Sky.” Helen DeVitt Jones Studio: Features Hanna Dean. John Lott Gallery: “Move Like Water,” art ...

Sandi’s Country Fried News: Discover the role Gonzales truly played in the hard-fought battle for the Freedom of Texas


Today is Texas Independence Day. It was when we declared our independence ...
Selma Vickers, Anna Lindemann, Bill Lott, Mary Perriman, Louise Jones, Mr.Boyd, Bobby Steen, Rosie Garcia, Johanna Scott, Teresa Wilke, Velma and Bobby Bullard,and our troops ...

Campus Watch


Lott, who had 10 points and 12 assists in the title game ...
Austin Jacks Invitational in Nacogdoches, Texas. They defeated No. 7 Sam Houston State, No. 5 Stephen F. Austin and No. 1 Nebraska with Hart averaging 208.17 through six traditional games ...

Woods, Vertie Mae


Vertie Mae WoodsMay 12, 1928 - Feb. 20, 2015Mrs. Vertie Mae Woods of Waco, formerly of Lott, Texas, passed away February 20, 2015. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, February 28, at Hopeful Missionary Baptist Church in Lott. Burial will follow in ...

In immigration news: DHS funding battle, H-4 visa holders can soon get jobs, Texas governor on immigration, more


Joshua Lott/Reuters /Landov With clock ticking ...
a handful of Republicans would have provided a majority in order to get that done.” Exclusive: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Says Constitution Trumps ‘Compassion’ for Undocumented Immigrants - ABC News ...

Area teams rev up for baseball games


The 2015 high school baseball season begins Monday for several East Texas teams. Inside (Pages 4-5 D), you’ll ...
2: The number of returning pitchers with a sub-2.00 ERA for White Oak – Hayden Lott (1.87) and Charles Denton (1.53) – and Elysian ...

911 cell calls can be tough to locate


Ouachita Parish 911 would receive calls from all over northeastern Louisiana and even Texas, but as technology improved, so has accuracy, though some calls can be tough to pinpoint sometimes. 911 director Craig Lott said 80 percent of the calls made to ...

East Texas high school baseball season kicks off


You can find season previews for 37 East Texas teams here: http://bit.ly/1MFIdq4 Here is a ...
2: The number of returning pitchers with a sub-2.00 ERA for White Oak – Hayden Lott (1.87) and Charles Denton (1.53) – and Elysian Fields – Haden Simmons ...

Piece in the Las Vegas Review Journal: "Gun-free zones put innocent in danger"


My op-ed in the Las Vegas Review Journal starts this way:Would you post a sign announcing that your home is a gun-free zone? Would you feel safer? Criminals don’t obey these signs. In fact, to crimina…

Pixi Lott wears tight black leather pants


while out in London 18 pics

Canada’s young curlers throwing rocks in Estonia


Canada’s newly crowned junior curling champions took to the ice last Saturday at the Tondiraba Ice Hall in Tallinn, Estonia for the 2015 World Junior Curling Championships. Kelsey Rocque, skip of the …

In the Media: 1st March 2015


In the media is a weekly round-up of features written by, about or containing female writers that have appeared during the previous week and I think are insightful, interesting and/or thought provokin…

Newest piece in the Pittsburg Tribune Review: Comments on FBI Director James Comey's recent speech on police and race


My newest piece in the starts this way:FBI Director James Comey's recent speech on police and race was about as politically incorrect a speech as you will get these days from a high-ranking government…

Pixie Lott in J Brand jeans and a Chanel bag in London.


Pixie Lott in J Brand jeans and a Chanel bag in London.

Pixie catches the eye in denim flares and spotted blouse as she steps out for lunch date


That's a Lott of denim! Pixie catches the eye in denim flares and spotted blouse as she steps out for lunch date  By JASON CHESTER FOR MAILONLINEPUBLISHED:  ;17:11, 28 February 2015 | UPDATED:  20:55, 28…

Loren Lott sings ‘Note to God’ on American Idol 2015 (VIDEO)


Loren Lott sang “Note to God” by Charice on American Idol XIV Season 14 on Thursday, February 26, 2015. This performance was taped at the Fillmore in Detroit. About Loren Lott https://twitter.com/l&hel lip;

Kendall Jenner & Cara Delevingne Take on Topshop in London


Kendall Jenner is a beauty in pale blue while attending the Topshop Unique show during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16 at Tate Britain on Sunday (February 22) in London, England. The 19-year-…

Kingman basks in warm winter weather – Kingman Daily Miner – Kingman, Arizona


We’ve been showing homes all weekend and no better time to be doing it!  It’s a great time to be involved in Mohave County real estate!  If you’re looking to buy, sell, or invest, give us a call! Fro…




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Giving Every Young Person in LOTT 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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How can I prepare for breastfeeding before I give birth?

baby-breastfeedingTo prepare for breastfeeding, the most important thing you can do is have confidence in yourself and to plan ahead. Committing to breastfeeding starts with the conviction that you can do it! Other steps you can take to prepare for breastfeeding are:
  • Get good prenatal care, which can help you avoid early delivery. Babies born too early have more problems with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor about your plans to breastfeed, and ask if the place where you plan to deliver your baby has the staff and setup to support successful breastfeeding. Some hospitals and birth centers have taken special steps to create the best possible environment for successful breastfeeding. These places are called Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birth Centers.
  • Take a breastfeeding class. Pregnant women who comprehend about how to breastfeed are more likely to be successful at breastfeeding than those who do not. Breastfeeding classes offer pregnant women and their partners the chance to prepare and ask questions before the baby´s arrival.
  • Ask your doctor to recommend a lactation consultant. You can establish a contact with a lactation consultant before the baby comes so that you will have support ready after the baby is born.
  • Talk to your doctor about your health. Discuss any breast surgery or injury you may have had. If you have depression, or are taking supplements or medicines, talk with your doctor about treatments that can work with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor that you would like to breastfeed as soon as possible after delivery. The sucking instinct is very strong within the baby´s first hour of life.
  • Talk to friends who have breastfed, or consider joining a breastfeeding support group.
  • Talk to fathers, partners, and other family members about how they can help you successfully breastfeed. Partners and family members can:
    • Support your breastfeeding by being kind and encouraging
    • Show their love and appreciation for all of the work that goes into breastfeeding
    • Be good listeners if you need to talk about any breastfeeding concerns you might have
    • Help make sure you have enough to drink and get enough rest
    • Help around the house
    • Take care of any other children who are at home
    • Give the baby love through playing and cuddling
  • Get the items you will need for breastfeeding, such as nursing bras, covers, and nursing pillows.
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Avoiding job scams in LOTT 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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