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West Texas Woman Fighting for Legalization of Medical Marijuana to 'Save Her Life'

Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have implemented laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Texas native Lydia Decker, 47, has been fighting lawmakers to add the Lone Star State to the list since 2010. ODESSA -- Currently, 23 states and the ...

The Trail Rides Head Into Downtown Houston

One group, the Southwestern Trail Ride, travels in 100 miles from West Columbia, Texas. Riding six miles per hour with 250 riders and nine wagons, it takes the group seven days to reach their campground. Charles Olison has been riding with the group for 15 ...

Texas Skateboarding makes its mark on Austin

When economics junior Trung Nguyen skateboards from West Campus to the music building every Monday ...
Trung found other UT students who share a love for city skating a year ago when he joined Texas Skateboarding, a student organization that allows ...

District offers help funding Midway line

An agreement between the Boone County Regional Sewer District and the city that would see the regional sewer district pay about one-third of the cost of a project to extend a sanitary sewer line to the MidwayUSA campus west of Columbia will go up for ...

No. 19 Baylor beats injury-plagued No. 20 West Virginia

WACO, Texas — No. 19 Baylor is going into March on a nice roll ...
leading throughout in a 78-66 victory Saturday over injury-plagued No. 20 West Virginia. "It helps a lot more when you have 12 to 13 guys telling you to shoot when you're open," said ...

Miranda Lambert Negotiates the Rivalry Between Oklahoma and Texas

(WASHINGTON) -- The citizens of the District of Columbia in November voted to pass Initiative ...
5:30 until 8 p.m. in the foyer area at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point. All boys age 9 –[...
] As a Texas native who both married Okie Blake ...

Former slave to be recognized in Texas House

WEST COLUMBIA — A former slave who was the wealthiest African-American in Texas when he died is receiving a statewide recognition. When legislators meet today at the Texas Capitol in Austin, state Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, will present a resolution ...

No. 20 West Virginia beats Texas 71-64

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Devin Williams didn't back down after taking a shot to the nose and a forearm to the chin on separate occasions in the first half against Texas. Williams finished with 14 points and was a big reason No. 20 West Virginia's inside ...

U.S. military: See where West Michigan residents are making their mark

Texas. Army Pvt. Isaac Saechao, a 2010 West Ottawa High graduate, recently completed basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Air Force Airman Alexander M. Ritsema, a 2013 Byron Center High graduate, recently completed basic ...

Texas High School Boys Basketball Rankings: February 23

Argyle, 24-8; 8. Wharton, 27-5; 9. Navasota, 13-3; 10. Silsbee, 26-5; 11. Fairfield, 26-3; 12. West Columbia, 24-5; 13. Kennedale, 25-6; 14. Decatur, 18-9; 15. Abilene Wylie, 20-7; 16. Sour Lake Hardin-Jefferson, 27-6; 17. Paris, 32-0; 18. CC West Oso ...

Three schools drop out of West Edmonton Mall competition due to terrorist threat

REGINA – Three Regina high schools and one in Saskatoon have pulled out of a cheerleading competition after threats were made against West Edmonton Mall in an online video. And that has one mother su…

City-wide Garage Sale in West Columbia

Saturday, March 14th is the day to go treasure hunting in West Columbia, with the Spring City Wide Garage Sale in full swing. From 8 AM – 4 PM, residents throughout the city will be cleaning out their…

Columbia University Camp Summer Scholarship

The #1 Soure For All things Harlem in the World, View image | gettyimages.com West Harlem Development Corporation will conduct a lottery for 12, two-week scholarships to Columbia University’s Roar-e…

Putting History into Practice: Career Diversity Columbia-Style

This blog post is part of a regular series to inform the AHA Today readership and AHA membership about Career Diversity for Historians, the AHA’s initiative to broaden the career horizons of history P…

Flat Hunting in Vancouver

So I’ve been here just over a week and can safely say I’ve found a room in a good part of …Continue reading →

A Response from the Coalition for Music Education in British Columbia to the Vancouver School Board’s February, 2015 report "Elementary Band and Strings Program in Vancouver Elementary Schools"

A Response from the Coalition for Music Education in British Columbia to the Vancouver School Board’s February, 2015 report "Elementary Band and Strings Program in Vancouver Elementary Schools" The…

Al-Shabaab threats cause cheerleading teams to pull out of West Edmonton Mall event

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Carpenter West Columbia (SC) – West Columbia Carpenters

Carpenter West Columbia (SC) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in West Columbia (SC). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in West Columbia, South Carolina work with, builds and fixes i…

Wealthy Chinese investors eschew residential real estate for hotels, wineries, mineral water in British Columbia

VANCOUVER — When Liu Chuang landed in Vancouver in 2013, he noticed that most of the Chinese immigrants he met were heavily invested in residential real estate and hungry to diversify. Flipping hous…

Check Out the TNMP Discovery Garden at the First Capitol Park in West Columbia

Discover a local part of nature at the TNMP Discovery Garden, located at First Capitol Park in West Columbia. Discovery Garden is a new addition to West Columbia, having been created in 2014, courtesy…


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Ten Most Wanted

The FBI is offering rewards for information leading to the apprehension of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Select the images of suspects to display more information.












    Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - First Degree Murder (3 Counts), Arson of an Occupied Structure

    REWARD: The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Robert William Fisher.

    Robert William Fisher is wanted for allegedly killing his wife and two young children and then blowing up the house in which they all lived in Scottsdale, Arizona in April of 2001.

    Fisher is physically fit and is an avid oupoorsman, hunter, and fisherman. He has a noticeable gold crown on his upper left first bicuspid tooth. He may walk with an exaggerated erect posture and his chest pushed out due to a lower back injury. Fisher is known to chew tobacco heavily. He has ties to New Mexico and Florida. Fisher is believed to be in possession of several weapons, including a high-powered rifle.

    Fisher has surgical scars on his lower back.

    • Robert W. Fisher



    Beans and peas are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc

    Beans and peas are unique foods

    bowl of beansBeans and peas are the mature forms of legumes. They include kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), split peas and lentils. They are available in dry, canned, and frozen forms. These foods are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc. They are similar to meats, poultry, and fish in their contribution of these nutrients. Therefore, they are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Many people consider beans and peas as vegetarian alternatives for meat. However, they are also considered part of the Vegetable Group because they are excellent sources of dietary fiber and nutrients such as folate and potassium. These nutrients, which are often low in the diet of many Americans, are also found in other vegetables. Because of their high nutrient content, consuming beans and peas is recommended for everyone, including people who also eat meat, poultry, and fish regularly. The USDA Food Patterns classify beans and peas as a subgroup of the Vegetable Group. The USDA Food Patterns also indicate that beans and peas may be counted as part of the Protein Foods Group. Individuals can count beans and peas as either a vegetable or a protein food. Green peas, green lima beans, and green (string) beans are not considered to be part of the beans and peas subgroup. Green peas and green lima beans are similar to other starchy vegetables and are grouped with them. Green beans are grouped with other vegetables such as onions, lettuce, celery, and cabbage because their nutrient content is similar to those foods.

    How to count beans and peas in the USDA food patterns:

    Generally, individuals who regularly eat meat, poultry, and fish would count beans and peas in the Vegetable Group. Vegetarians, vegans, and individuals who seldom eat meat, poultry, or fish would count some of the beans and peas they eat in the Protein Foods Group. Here´s an example for both ways:

    Count the number of ounce-equivalents of all meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds eaten.

    1. If the total is equal to or more than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group (which ranges from 2 ounce-equivalents at 1000 calories to 7 ounce-equivalents at 2800 calories and above) then count any beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.OR

    2. If the total is less than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group, then count any beans and peas eaten toward the suggested intake level until it is reached. (One-fourth cup of cooked beans or peas counts as 1 ounce equivalent in the Protein Foods Group.) After the suggested intake level in the Protein Foods Group is reached, count any additional beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.


    WEST COLUMBIA 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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