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New sales tax licenses issued in Lubbock

New sales tax licenses issued in Lubbock by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts ...
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Funeral services for Hazel Burton, age 96, of Plum Grove, Texas, were held Thursday, A u g u s t 25, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at Plum Grove Ass e m b l y of God C h u r c h with Rev. E r n i e Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Plum Grove Cemetery.

Solunar Information for Plum Grove, TX

After a cold and wet winter that’s plagued most of the country for far too long, it seems many of us just can’t wait to get outside and enjoy a few workouts in the sun. The days are now longer and the weather is slowly getting warmer, but there will ...

New Plum Grove Fire Station nears completion

Plum Grove Mayor T. W. Garrett says it has taken several years to get to this stage, but the dedicated volunteers deserve a nice facility. The station land and construction costs were totally paid for by grants from the Texas General Land Office and FEMA.

Strong Winds Spread Fire In Liberty County

Around 9:30 Sunday morning, the Plum Grove Fire Department responded to a large fire in ...
Crosby and Huffman all assisted in fighting the blaze. The Texas Forest Service was also on scene and the fire was brought under control around five this evening.

Fire burns nearly 50 acres in Liberty County

"It is bad," said Plum Grove fire Chief Darlene Trapp ...
Heavy machinery was brought in by the Texas Forest Service to battle through the debris field. "It kept jumping our lines," said Raymond Uvalle with Texas Forest Service. "It's real dry right ...

2 wildfires burning north of Houston

Multiple fire departments and the Texas Forest Service were battling the grass fire that nearly consumed a fire truck. Elsewhere an uncontrolled burn east of Splendora in Plum Grove on FM 1010 set as much as 10 acres of woods on fire.

Neuharth: Cheerleading Week worth cheering about

Cheerleading Week was founded in 2005 by Linda Lundy, who lives in tiny Plum Grove, Texas, population 600. Lundy has been involved in cheer, dance, gymnastics and other group sporting activities for most of her life. She's 63, but says she's "18 with 45 ...

Liberty Co. wildfire contained; mandatory evacuations lifted

Fire officials were working a forest fire that began near the intersection of County Road 347 and FM 1010 in the community of Plum Grove, which is located approximately six miles south of Cleveland, Texas. According to fire officials and investigators at ...

Suspects arrested in Tarkington Prairie & Plum Grove burglaries

Decarious Rucker was located on Holly St. in Cleveland, Texas. While he was arrested ...
with 13 burglaries in the Plum Grove area with another fifteen in Tarkington Prairie. The alleged burglars took rifles, shotguns, handguns, and flat screen televisions.

Minnesota in the Spring

We turned North for the next stop on our U.S.A. driving tour.  From Kansas City, we drove North on I-35 to Iowa and then on to Minneapolis, Minnesota.  We spent three days in Minneapolis, taking in tw…

A Field Trip

Sugar Plum Fairy's class had a field trip several weeks ago and I was able to tag along. What a fun day it was.  We visited a planetarium that our county education office runs. I had been their with a…

Osaka Castle Plum Grove

Kali kedua ke Osaka Castle, kali ni saya dapat melihat rimbunan pokok-pokok plum yang pelbagai warna.   it will be so pretty in April with Sakura itik itik berenang di tasik osaka castleThis is…

Five Tips For Using To Leave Your Competition In The Dust

A garden brings these elements together into harmony within a defined space through an orderly and functional arrangement. Korean gardens embody a philosophy of adapting to nature in its original stat…

Lend an Ear 2015

The annual Lend an Ear, Come and Hear event sponsored and produced by Writers in the Grove is set for July 11, 2015, Saturday from 11am to 1pm at Plum Hill Winery in Gaston, Oregon. Mark your calendar…

Plum blossoms (Takao)

Though I already posted about cherry blossoms, let me post about plum blossoms :P It was about half a month ago, I went to Takao plum grove and saw much plum blossoms to the full. Takao Plum Grove …

ASICS Women’s GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe,Lightning/Black/Plum ,6 M US

Read Reviews ASICS Women’s GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe,Lightning/Black/Plum ,6 M US Of these that are interested in product search asics women’s gel-nimbus 12 running shoe,lightning/black/plum ,6 m us m…

Nakano-chaya Teahouse in Nagasaki

On 22nd of February 2015, after visiting the Scapegoat Tenjin Shrine I hiked up the slope and headed for the next destination, Nakano-chaya Teahouse! It took me only a minute to reach the teahouse f…

Scapegoat Tenjin Shrine in Nagasaki

On February 22nd in 2015, Nagasaki City, especially the neighborhood of Chinatown, was bustling with people enjoying the Lantern Festival. I decided to visit the festival at night and in daytime explo…

Take A Walk In London - Hampstead and Hampstead Heath

Keat's Grove The lovely village of Hampstead offers shopping opportunities in the upscale neighbourhood, and lovely gardens to discover along the way, to our final destination of Hampstead Heath. You …


Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in PLUM GROVE 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 PLUM GROVE 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.


Register now and request your ballots for the year in PLUM GROVE TEXAS

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


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