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Jo Ann Buell

Jo Ann Buell, 80 years old, passed peacefully, at 6:30 am Friday, March 27, 2015, in Sherwood, AR. She was born Jan. 9, 1935, in West Columbia, TX. She was the first child of Luby Marshall & Gladys Love Sorrells. She was a member of First Pentecostal ...

West Virginia Joins Fight Against RadioShack's Plan to Sell Personal Data

News of RadioShack's declaration of bankruptcy broke in February, but Monday West Virginia Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey officially joined 32 other states and the District of Columbia in the ...
sent a letter to the Texas Attorney General's Office ...

San Augustine to host a SKYWARN storm spotter training session next week

With the peak of severe weather season now approaching East Texas, the National Weather Service (NWS ...
7:30 pm at the San Augustine Courthouse (100 West Columbia street). This class is open to anyone and everyone not just in San Augustine county ...

McCants Named Patriot League Player of the Week

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Fresh off a series ...
A native of Flower Mound, Texas, McCants started the week with a two-hit performance in Army's midweek contest at Columbia. He hit his third home run of the season, a solo shot, in the top of the second inning ...

Mega-Drought Threatens the American West

“The heart of the West is a desert, unqualified and absolute,” wrote prescient 20 th century Texas historian Walter Prescott Webb ...
Scientists from NASA, Columbia and Cornell put forth these findings last month in the new journal Science Advances.

Texas college leader applies to be chancellor at Phillips

Ann Bolman of Magnolia, Texas, applied for the position last week ...
Packets can be mailed to: PCCUA Chancellor Search Committee, Rhonda St. Columbia, P.O. Box 785, Helena-West Helena, Ark. 72342.

James Ward Wonders, III

Texas; one brother, Steven (Lou Ann) Wonders of West Columbia, Texas and one sister, Karen Hart of Jacksonville, Florida; fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A Graveside Service was held on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Alice Cemetery in Alice ...

Helen Neel

Helen Neel, age 87, of West Columbia, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Sweeny, Texas. She was born in Idabel, Oklahoma on November 18, 1927, to Olen Dewey and Jewel Tucker. Helen married Alban Neel on August 4, 1951. She was a resident of ...

West Michigan military: See achievements by local service men and women

Army Pvt. Morgan N. Rowe, a 2012 graduate of Anderson High in Austin, Texas, recently completed basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Army Pvt. Emily B. Mattocks, a 2014 Maple Valley High graduate, recently completed basic ...

Ex-slave who died a millionaire gets Texas legislative honor

Brown's accomplishments went unheralded for nearly a century outside of his hometown of West Columbia, located about 50 miles southwest of Houston. Then last month, the Texas Legislature passed a resolution recognizing his contributions. The honor reflects ...

Puget Sound’s orcas welcome fourth calf in three months

(Photo by naturalist/researcher Jeanne Hyde, Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching) Word started getting around last night that Puget Sound’s orcas, the Southern Resident Killer Whales, have another new baby …

(USA-TX-WEST COLUMBIA) Accounting clerk

We are currently seeking an experienced Customer Service Representative/Administra tive Assistant to support our Applicant Services Department for Vertical Screen. This exciting position comes with an …

CDC Press Release-Ebola in West Africa: The Importance of “Getting to Zero”

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NYC college students to vie for spot in Red Bull’s worldwide paper plane competition

On Sunday, over 250 students from seven city universities and colleges will try to earn a spot in the worldwide competition called Red Bull Paper Wings.

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…

Whale-Watching in British Columbia

The waters of Clayoquot Sound off Tofino, a remote hamlet on Vancouver Island’s west coast, are spring feeding grounds for gray and humpback whales and the occasional orca. Up to 20,000 gray whales pa…

Early Spring in West Seattle

MV Kalakala Statue of Liberty at Alki Beach Park Paragliding at Alki Beach

Two Killed in West Columbia Traffic Accident

The Lexington County Coroner has identified the two people who died in a collision Monday night, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Lee Travis Rea, 21, of Lexington and … Continue reading…

COLUMBIA, SC: UPDATE: Burned remains identified as missing West Columbia man Adam Berry | Crime | The State

COLUMBIA, SC — The Orangeburg County coroner’s office, on Friday, identified burned remains found in a burned out vehicle on a farm near North last Saturday as missing West Columbia man, Adam Berry. W…

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…


Giving Every Young Person in WEST COLUMBIA 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.



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Ten Most Wanted

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    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


Cautions with Jasbug in WEST COLUMBIA TEXAS

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


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