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Nebraskas Dent looking for Denver all-around title


and J.W. Borego, Weston, Colo.; and Tom Richards ...
16.5. 3, Chase Williams, Stephenville, Texas, 16.8. 4, Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas, 16.9. 5, Cody McCartney, Ottowa Lake, Mich., 17.0. 6, Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala., 17.2. 7, Jerome ...

Thursday's scoreboard


16, J.W. Borrego, Weston, Colo., 2,814. 17 ...
9, Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D., 3,753. 10, Joe Keating, Sour Lake, Texas, 3,695. 11, Mike Johnson, Henryetta, Okla., 3,373. 12, Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas, 3,320. 13, Jeremy Kempker, Eugene, Mo.,

Three Fort Bend County Deputies Selected for Officer of the Year Award


FORT BEND COUNTY, TX - Three Fort Bend County Deputies have been selected ...
Deputy McCord responded to a drowning child in the Weston Lakes subdivision while he was on duty on June 17, 2014. McCord jumped into the lake, searched for the missing child ...

Texas Fishing Report


CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 55-59 degrees; 12.41 feet low. Black bass are good on pumpkin JDC drop shot worms, Texas rigged Red Shad worms ...
Strong finish propels Greenwich hockey team past Staples-Weston-Shelton Despite being outshot by a nearly two ...

Gilmore R. Somes


Gil was involved in many activities, from golf, to fishing, card games and his beloved Lake Superior ...
of Electra, Texas; Ronald (Joan) Brining of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; Douglas (Liz) Brining of South Lyon, Mich.; Dorothy (Bill) Weston of Crossville ...

Experts mystified by Plainfield's earthquake 'swarm'


So said Alan Kafka, director of the Weston Observatory at Boston College ...
While the town sits near the Honey Hill-Lake Char fault, it is not believed to be an active fault, he said. And unlike faults in California, there is no clear correlation between ...

Witt, Novie


Witt, Jr. of Hilltop Lakes, Texas. Novie was a dedicated elementary school teacher ...
She is survived by many relatives that she loved: 7 grandchildren (Ty Weston, Clay Weston, Charley Brack, Andy Brack, Jessica McLendon Kirk, Kacie McLendon and Holly ...

Thomas Edward Ritter


Thomas Edward Ritter, 81, of Weston Lakes, TX, died on Feb. 2, 2014, in Houston from a heart attack. He was born in Union City, OK, on Feb. 8, 1932, to Albert and Mary Katherine (Katie) Ritter. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters ...

Weston Lakes upset about bill to release ETJs


In a statement, the city said the bill would “deny to the City of Weston Lakes its rights, privileges, and responsibilities that every other city lawfully has in the State of Texas.” “I am very disappointed that it has come to this, and the City was ...

Weston Lakes may be stripped of ETJ rights


John Zerwas in the Texas Legislature is aimed at Weston ...
of several different jurisdictions, the City of Weston Lakes would be required to release an area from its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) within 10 days after receiving a petition signed ...




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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.

Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

The President’s push for new consumer protections and tough enforcement on abuses have given Americans more confidence in investing in homeownership:

  • Home sales are up.
  • Home building has more than doubled since 2009.
  • Home values have risen for the past three years.

But there's more work to do. Mortgages need to be more accessible and affordable for creditworthy families.

That's why today, at Central High School in Phoenix, the President announced a responsible reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Premium program. The Federal Housing Administration will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points, from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent.

The President’s new proposal to reduce the fees associated with buying a home would help first-time homebuyers save an average of $900 on their annual mortgage payment. More people buying homes would also strengthen the market, helping everyone who already owns a home.

In Phoenix today, President Obama explained that homeownership was a dream that should be open to all Americans. Not only will the President’s actions help numerous families realize the American Dream and get a place they can finally call home, but millions of families will save billions of dollars in mortgage payments in the coming years, helping to support and stabilize the housing market recovery.

President Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix, Az., Jan. 8, 2015. [31]



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In WESTON LAKES: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.

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Capital to small businesses and entrepreneurs in WESTON LAKES

The U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) today released a new Quarterly Report detailing how the program continues to help small businesses grow and create jobs. Since the beginning of the program, the Treasury Department has disbursed more than $1.1 billion to participating states.

“Through the State Small Business Credit Initiative, the Treasury Department, states, and private sector lenders and investors are supporting small businesses and creating a lasting impact on the economy,” said Clifton Kellogg, Director of the SSBCI program. “More than $1 billion in State Small Business Credit Initiative funds have been distributed, making a real difference at the local level. Because of these funds, businesses have been able to buy new equipment, expand their facilities, and hire workers.”

Small businesses and entrepreneurs need capital to build their businesses, and SSBCI is designed to help spur new private sector lending or investment in small companies by leveraging private capital along with the federal support offered by the program. Through SSBCI, the Treasury Department will award nearly $1.5 billion to state programs across the country that support small businesses, including small manufacturers. SSBCI funding is not repaid by participating states to the federal government. Instead, to help even more small businesses, repaid loans and investments remain with participating states to be redeployed locally. The SSBCI Quarterly Report shows that as of September 2014, participating states have recycled more than $60 million to support additional investments.

States have made considerable progress in deploying these funds to support economic growth locally. The states that have deployed the most SSBCI funds by percentage of allocation include: North Dakota (Mandan Consortium), Idaho, Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Michigan, Kansas, and Alabama. The states that have deployed the most SSBCI funds by dollar amount include: California, Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Alabama, North Carolina, Texas, New York, Ohio, and Georgia.

SSBCI was created when President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act on September 27, 2010. The Treasury Department awarded allocations to all fifty states by early 2012, based on a formula set by the Small Business Jobs Act that considered population and unemployment levels. Each state designs its own small business programs, and five types of programs are eligible for SSBCI funds: Capital Access Programs, Loan Guarantee Programs, Loan Participation Programs, Collateral Support Programs, and Venture Capital Programs. In the SSBCI 2013 Annual Report business owners reported that more than 95,000 jobs will be created or saved as a direct result of SSBCI support. [23]








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