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Psychiatrists With Ties to AstraZeneca Resign From Texas State Hospital

Texas officials say that one psychiatrist ...
Both psychiatrists worked at Terrell State Hospital, which is one of 10 psychiatric hospitals run by the Department of State Health Services. 2 A Chip Card Doesn't Guarantee Greater Security Twitter Facebook ...

Rodeo champions crowned at Round-Up; pair of friends win team roping title

Tyson Durfey, Savannah, MO 10.1; 3. Monty Lewis, Hereford, TX 10.3; 4. Cody Quaney, Cheney, KS 10.4; 5. Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, UT 10.5; 6. Clayton Hass, Terrell, TX 10.7 Finals: 1. Blair Burk, Durant, OK 10.0 seconds; 2. Cimarron Boardman ...

John V. Blain

John V. Blain, Jr., 86, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2015 in Kaufman. He was born to John Sr. and Geneva Blain on October 29, 1928 in Terrell, TX. John went to the University of Texas and received a degree in engineering. He honorably and proudly ...

Terrell State Psychiatrists Resign After Accusations

Two psychiatrists at Terrell State Hospital resigned this week after being told they would face disciplinary action for accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from a pharmaceutical company to promote the drug Seroquel, according to the Texas Department ...

Here Are the Upcoming North Texas Barbecue Competitions Where You Can Actually Eat

Terrell Heritage Jubilee Barbecue Cook-Off, State Championship, Ben Gill Park, Terrell, TX. Website: www.terrelltexas.com. In association with the Terrell Heritage Jubilee Festival, only judges may taste the barbecue. Real Texas BBQ Cook-Off, Mesquite ...

State hospital still serving while fighting stigma

Terrell State Hospital opened in 1883. Before that, the only hospital in Texas for the mentally ill was in Austin. Those who needed help were frequently in jailhouses or poor houses. Then, the 18th legislature decided to build a new institution north of ...

Fraud case highlights closure of rural Texas hospitals

Hospitals in the North Texas communities of Terrell and Grand Saline have closed. In East Texas, the town of Center lost its hospital, as did Whitney, northwest of Waco. Two others were taken over by new owners. The closures exacerbate the shortage of ...

Terrell PD seeking information on alleged TVCC textbook thief

TERRELL, Texas — The Terrell Police Department is seeking a man who is alleging stealing textbooks at Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC). Terrell Police Department Chief Jody Lay took to Twitter with a screen shot from surveillance video of a man ...

Texas doctor sentenced to prison for health care fraud scheme

According to information presented in court, Mahmood, a general practitioner, owned and operated several hospitals in the state of Texas, including Cozby Germany Hospital in Grand Saline, Renaissance Terrell Hospital in Terrell, Central Texas Hospital in ...

Terrell Woman Arrested for Theft in Paris

It was found that 38 year old Rayla Jeanette McCurry of Terrell, Texas had allegedly walked out of the store with over $550 of merchandise. McCurry was located hiding in the bed of a pick up in the parking lot. It was found that McCurry has had at least ...

Two Men Arrested And Tased For Standing In Walmart Parking Lot

This video took place in the aftermath of a “black lives matter” rally in Homewood, Alabama. A few dozen people took part in the peaceful protest, chanting “No Justice, No Peace” and “I can’t breath”,…

Update: Missing Fort Worth woman in Terrell State Hospital with self-inflicted wounds

The car of a missing Fort Worth woman was discovered in a southern Dallas Walmart … [visit site to read more]

NFL Draft Analyst Greg Cosell Weighs In On Utah OLB Nate Orchard

Being as the Pittsburgh Steelers recently had Utah outside linebacker Nate Orchard in for a pre-draft visit, I thought everyone might like to know what long-time draft analyst Greg Cosell had to say a…

In Search of My Irish Past - Part 4

By the time I began writing The Tempest Murders, my fans let me know how much they appreciated the Irish characters in my books. There are more than 34 million descendants of Irish immigrants in the U…

Funeral Plans In Terrell

Some families have someone else make all their funeral arrangements for them. This usually allows each loved one to concentrate on remembering the good times and grieving the loss. Funeral arrangeme…

Cremation Services In Terrell

Some families have someone else make all their funeral arrangements for them. This usually allows each loved one to concentrate on remembering the good times and grieving the loss. aftercare dallas i…

More Turmoil In TNA: Issues With Destination America

After the recent reports of TNA talent not being paid for several months, it appears that TNA's television partner Destination America is also causing significant issues for the company. Discovery …

Hannity Guest Leaves in Middle of Segment on Walter Scott Shooting: ‘I’m Done!’

One of Sean Hannity‘s guests tonight got so pissed off in the middle of a heated argument on the Walter Scott shooting that he just up and left entirely. Leo Terrell, who’s blown up several times on …

Terrell Owens: Put My Career On Line, Felt A ‘Little Bit Slighted’

By Andrew Porter PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s always fun harking back to the 2004-05 Eagles NFC Championship winning season. And it’s always interesting to hear from the team’s most intriguing athlete—l…

In Search of My Irish Past: Part 3

Last week, I wrote about the introduction of the first Irish character in my writing - Dylan Maguire, who made his appearance in Vicki's Key and the Black Swamp Mysteries Series. A little known fact a…


Tips to Prevent Data Theft in TERRELL TEXAS

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.



Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in TERRELL 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]

Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in TERRELL TEXAS

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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