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TxDOT roadwork report for week of Aug. 2


I-30 — From Texas 8 to Anderson Creek, repairing pavement and installing new guardrails. Various lane closures. U.S. 82 — From I-30 near New Boston to DeKalb, widening highway. Various lane closures. FM 991 — At Akin creek and U.S. 67, replacing ...

New commitments across Texas


New commits in the Pac12: Houston (Texas) Westfield dual-threat quarterback Dillon Sterling ...
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound prospect chose the Golden Bears over other offers from Boston College, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisiana-Lafayette and Texas State.

New Boston's Sid ‘The Jet’ Garton to visit Green Acres with new book


He also won the 220 in 1957 with a time of 22.1. Earlier this year at the Texas Relays in Austin, Garton was honored for his performance as a New Boston High School senior when he won the 100-yard dash, the 220-yard dash and the broad jump.

Former New Boston, Texas Mayor Dies


Friends and family are mourning the loss of a long time mayor in East Texas. John "Wimpy" McCoy died Tuesday night after an illness. McCoy was mayor of New Boston, Texas, from 1963 to 1994. He was a businessman and a volunteer with several organizations.

State lawmakers could consider a new tax on soft drink products


The zoo is getting ready for a big expansion! Here's more: The First Baptist Church in New Boston, Texas overflowed with guest Saturday morning for the memorial service for a correctional officer who loss his life last week. The First Baptist Church in New ...

Texas corrections officer killed by inmate had survived house explosion


NEW BOSTON, Texas — A correctional officer who survived a Streator house explosion last fall was beaten to death by an inmate in Texas last week, authorities said. Timothy Davison, 47, was beaten to death Wednesday while escorting an inmate back to his ...

Texas Mourns Slain Officer Timothy Davison


rookie Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Officer Timothy Davison was brutally slain while escorting a prisoner inside the Barry B. Telford Unit in New Boston, Texas. Representative Helen Giddings (D-Dallas) and Representative Sylvester ...

Prison guard killed in New Boston Texas


(NBC) - Prison officials have identified the corrections officer attacked and killed at Texas prison. A Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesperson says, 47-year-old Timothy Davison had been with the agency since December. Davison was escorting an ...

New Boston, Texas woman sentenced for ricin letters


TEXARKANA, Texas – A 35-year-old New Boston, Texas woman has been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison on a biological weapons charge in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales and Assistant Attorney General for National ...

New Boston, Texas woman arrested for mailing ricin-laced letters


A 35-year-old New Boston, Texas woman has been arrested for a federal violation in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales and FBI Special Agent in Charge Diego Rodriguez. Shannon Richardson, also known as Shannon Guess and ...

24-Year-Old Man Found Shot Dead In New Bedford


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in New Bedford are investigating an overnight fatal shooting. The Bristol County district attorney’s office says 24-year-old Jeffrey Sylvia Jr., of New Bedford, …

All Things Travel: Boston Public Market Opens In Prime Location


BOSTON (CBS) – Boston 2015 is doing very well this summer, attracting a record number of visitors as Boston 2024 goes away. The end of the Summer Olympics bid marks a new beginning for the city. No …
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In NEW BOSTON 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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Campaign in NEW BOSTON TEXAS: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.

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The Guardian and a warning to NEW BOSTON 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 [6]








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