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DON WRIGHT: Kent goes for second PBA victory tonight

Qualifying third was Kyle Troup, the colorful 24-year-old son of equally colorful ...
Mark Morgan was competing in the Texas State USBC tournament and, although he wasn’t happy with his team event, he rolled 743 in doubles and 680 in singles.

TxDOT roadwork report for week of May 24

FM 347 — From Loop Jacksonville to U.S. 84, installing centerline rumble strips. Expect lane closures. Texas 110 — From Troup to New Summerfield, installing centerline rumble strips. Expect lane closures. Texas 204 — From Jacksonville to Texas 110 ...

Mildred sends duo to state UIL Academic Meet

Two Mildred High School students will be competing in the upcoming UIL Academic State Meet May 27-28 at the University of Texas at Austin ...
Malakoff, West Rusk, Troup and Eustace High Schools. Mildred students earned 460 points outscoring the other ...

Medical marijuana bill awaits signing

The fate of Texas’ first foray into accepting cannabis as medicine ...
But Eltife and supporters like Marcy Bingham, of Troup, the mother of 8-year-old Jacob, who suffers from intractable seizures, are hopeful the breadth of his promise doesn’t include ...

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office responding to report of shooting in Troup area

TROUP, TX (KLTV) - Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is responding to reports of a shooting in the Troup area. An intruder was injured following an alleged break-in at a residence on County Road 4808, according to the department. It is unclear if any ...

Group that organized biker meeting gets city proclamation

Also Friday, Texas lawmakers approved motorcycle safety legislation that ...
after being accused of allowing students to have sex in his classroom's closet. Troup County investigators are trying to identify the suspect seen here. Troup County investigators ...

Myrtice Lea - Obituary

She is survived by six grandchildren, H. Paul Payne of Reed Point, Montana, Kimberly Blessant (Bart) of Charlestown, W.V., Lisa Lea Terry (Mike) of Keller Texas, Carin Troup (John) of North Richland Hills, Texas, Kristi Bennett (Rick), of Tampa ...


“His great enthusiasm for our community cannot be replaced. Bill was absolutely certain of two things; his deep Christian faith and his belief that Troup, Texas was the greatest place on earth.” Always making time for a worthy cause, Lacy served on the ...

William Glenn "Bill" Lacy

He also attended Texas A&M in College Station. He was a deacon at Mixon First Baptist Church, Sunday School teacher, and Wednesday night youth group Kids for Christ leader. His friendly smile and love of Troup and its people will be greatly missed.

City of Troup: Mayor Lacy will be 'greatly missed'

TROUP, TX (KLTV) - The City of Troup is offering its condolences after the death of Mayor Bill Lacy, who died overnight from a medical complication. Lacy had been in the intensive care unit since being taken to the hospital Wednesday. On Friday ...

books in the blood #4 The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

If you read Friday’s post How to be an escape artist (and quite honestly, if you didn’t where the heck were you, sunshine?) then you’ll know that as a child/ young adult/ not-so-young-adult/ middle-ag…

Blog Tour: The Lost Child by Ann Troup

Title: The Lost Child Author: Ann Troup Published: 19th May 2015 Publisher: Carina Today I am delighted to host my stop on the Blog Tour for The Lost Child by Ann Troup. I have an interview with the …

Pineville man killed in two-vehicle crash

A Bentonville man was killed in a two-vehicle accident 6:09 p.m. Saturday on U. S. 71. two miles north of Jane. According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2001 Chevrolet pickup driven by Shelby C. Sli…

Remembering Five Family Members who Served in Four Wars

Pictured (left to right) are Rodney J. Guye, Grady F. Guye, Louis Guye Jr., James K. Ferguson and Louis R. Guye This Memorial Day I was reminded of my father Grady Guye's military service. So I dug ou…

Blog Tour Book Review & Giveaway: The Lost Child, by Ann Troup

Mandy Miller disappeared from Hallow’s End when she was just 3 years old. She was never found. Thirty years on, Elaine Ellis is carrying her mother’s ashes back to Hallow’s End to scatter them in …

The Lost Child By Ann Troup

What They Say: Mandy Miller disappeared from Hallow’s End when she was just three years old. She was never found. Thirty years on, Elaine Ellis is carrying her mother’s ashes back to Hallow’s End to s…

Exciting Release: 'The Lost Child' by Ann Troup!

Mandy Miller disappeared from Hallow’s End when she was just three years old.  She was never found. Thirty years on, Elaine Ellis is carrying her mother’s ashes back to Hallow’s End to  scatter them i…

Blog Tour // The Lost Child by Ann Troup

You might have seen me tweet once or twice *okay quite a bit* about the blog tour I am running for the faaaabulous Ann Troup for her debut novel The Lost Child?  Well Ann has kindly set up an absolute…

Travels in Southern England – Emsworth Festival

Saturday 16th May It was another gorgeous day and I was heading along the South Coast when I spotted a troupe of Morris Dancers as I passed through the village of Emsworth. I immediately pulled into …

Six In The Morning Wednesday May 13

North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed' 21 minutes ago  From the sectionAsia North Korea's Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed for showing disloyalty to leader Kim Jong-un, S…


Tips to Prevent Data Theft in TROUP 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.



The Guardian and a warning to TROUP 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.

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Domestic violence in TROUP TEXAS

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.



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