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Program focuses on teens' talents to get Christian message across

Just ask Jeremy Cox. As the student ministry director at Terrell’s First Assembly of God Church he recently spent a weekend with youth from a North Texas district representing about 500 churches, including about 10 from the Terrell congregation at a ...

Set-up men: Clubhouse crew keeps Rangers running smoothly

Four employees plus an extended cast of seasonal workers — including bat boys and attendants — are dedicated to making sure the Texas Rangers players and ...
Boyd and visiting clubhouse manager Kelly Terrell. They’re the first ones to arrive to ...

Friday's scoreboard

1, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, $43,822. 2, Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb., 20,032. 3, Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah, 18,144. 4, Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., 17,001. 5, Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas, 12,786. 6, Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D., 12,757. 7 ...

Texas Ditches Plan to Privatize Terrell State Hospital

*Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. A plan to privatize Terrell State Hospital is dead following a scathing audit that raps the state health commission for bypassing its own contracting procedures. The Texas Health and Human Services ...

State Scraps Privatizing Terrell Mental Hospital After Blistering Audit

An audit of how poorly the Department of State Health Services followed its own contracting procedures has caused Texas to scrap a plan to privatize the Terrell State Hospital. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, which oversees DSHS ...

Privatization deal for Terrell State Hospital canceled

TERRELL, Texas (AP) — A multimillion dollar deal to privatize a public psychiatric hospital in Terrell has been canceled after a state audit revealed contract irregularities by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. According to the Austin ...

Privatization of Terrell State Hospital nixed following troublesome audit of procurement process

TERRELL, Texas — The Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) latest attempts to privatize the Terrell State Hospital have been nixed following the release of a troublesome audit by the Texas State Auditor’s Office of HHSC and the Department of ...

Texas House speaker pushes for changes in privatizations

In 2012, Texas rejected a bid by the company to privately run the Kerrville State Hospital, after proposed staffing levels were deemed insufficient. The latest auditor’s report focused on errors made by Health and Human Services in pursuing the Terrell ...

Updated: Straus cites latest HHSC audit as evidence of ‘systemic problem across all of state government’

Original post: The embattled Texas Health and Human Services Commission says it has put on hold its plans to privatize a state psychiatric hospital in Terrell, after the state auditor denounced in a new report the flawed effort to seek that proposed contract.

Monday’s Montana Scoreboard: PRCA standings

All-around: 1, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, , $43,822; 2, Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb., 20,032; 3, Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah, 18,144; 4, Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., 17,001; 5, Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas, 12,786; 6, Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D., 12,757 ...

Notes In Observance – TNA Impact Wrestling 3/27/15: Back To The Danger Zone

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.       (Aired 3/27/15) Back To The Danger Zone – The …

TNA Impact Wrestling 03/27/15 – Jeff Hardy vs. James Storm in a Lethal Lockdown Match, Spud vs. Low Ki for the X Division Title, Kurt Angle Speaks, plus more!

Hello everyone! Time for TNA Impact!  In our main event, James Storm and Jeff Hardy will square off in a Lethal Lockdown match.  Also, Rockstar Spud will defend his X Division Championship against Low…

Milwaukee man charged in fatal hit-and-run crash, “realized what he had done”

Terrell Jones MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 36-year-old Terrell Jones of Milwaukee was charged on Friday, March 27th with one count of hit-and-run resulting in death. This, for his alleged involved in a fatal h…

In Search of the Irish Past: Part 1

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Celebs Out & About: Lil Wayne & Christina Milian, Taraji P. Henson, Venus & Serena Williams, Jazmine Sullivan, Terrell Owens

Power couple Christina Milian and Lil Wayne were spotted holding hands as they left a film set on Wednesday in Hollywood. Christina is very happy being a subordinate to Weezy’s fiancée, Dhea. Christin…

4 Killed, 18 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

CHICAGO (STMW) – Four people were killed and at least 18 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon, police said. The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday evening in the…

Book Review: “Douglass in His Own Time”

In a series of books published over the last fifteen years by the University of Iowa Press prominent literary men and women from the 19th century such as Louisa May Alcott, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain…

Garage Door Repair Terrell TX

At Garage Door Repair Terrell TX Service our company ensure to provide our clients with the most ideal support service and also top quality they should have. We will make certain your garage door is a…

Over 1,000 Attend Tony Robinson’s Funeral, Coroner Confirms He Was Shot In Head, Torso, Arm

Source: Tony Robinson (Scott Olson/Getty Images) / Getty More than a thousand people came together to celebrate the life and times of 19-year-old Tony Terrell Robinson Jr. on Saturday, the biracial M…

@roadbreakersapp: RT @jchester43052: Good Sunday morning. Seven Star Transport located in Terrell, TX is looking for Owner/Operators. If in…



In TERRELL 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]


Protect Your Business in TERRELL TEXAS from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/springprepsba

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TERRELL TEXAS: part-time employment while you are enrolled in school

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
  • It’s available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
  • It’s available to full-time or part-time students.
  • It’s administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program. Check with your school´s financial aid office to find out if your school participates.

What kinds of jobs are there?
Are jobs on campus or off campus?
How much can I earn?
How will I be paid?
Can I work as many hours as I want?

What kinds of jobs are there?

The Federal Work-Study Program emphasizes employment in civic education and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.


Are jobs on campus or off campus?

Both. If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

Some schools might have agreements with private for-profit employers for work-study jobs. These jobs must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible). If you attend a proprietary school (i.e., a for-profit institution), there may be further restrictions on the types of jobs you can be assigned.


Man working in shop class

If you’re interested in getting a Federal Work-Study job while you’re enrolled in college or career school, make sure you apply for aid early. Schools that participate in the Federal Work-Study Program award funds on a first come, first served basis.

How much can I earn?

You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage. However, you may earn more depending on the type of work you do and the skills required for the position.

Your total work-study award depends on:

  • when you apply,
  • your level of financial need, and
  • your school’s funding level.


How will I be paid?

How you’re paid depends partly on whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • If you are an undergraduate student, you´re paid by the hour.
  • If you are a graduate or professional student, you´re paid by the hour or by salary, depending on the work you do.
  • Your school must pay you at least once a month.
  • Your school must pay you directly unless you request that the school
    • send your payments directly to your bank account or
    • use the money to pay for your education-related institutional charges such as tuition, fees, and room and board.


Can I work as many hours as I want?

No. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your employer or your school’s financial aid office will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.



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