SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College President Marjorie Hass announces the launch of the Austin College Gateways initiative, with phase one of the program focused on students interested in law medicine, healthcare, accounting, and other professions. Austin College announces a unique initiative that offers its students preferred access to graduate and professional schools in a wide variety of fields. Gateways partner institutions agree to a range of opportunities, from preferred admission to qualified students to summer study and research opportunities to special scholarships. The next phase of the program will focus on internship and career partnerships.
“A quality liberal arts education fosters critical thinking . . . More . . .
Public can now access crash reports via download for more immediate, more efficient results
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Transportation today announced the launch of a new Web-based Crash Report Online Purchase System that allows the public to immediately access vehicle crash reports. Filed with TxDOT by law enforcement agencies, these reports often are requested by individuals seeking documentation of a crash.
"We're excited about this new system and its ability to provide these reports quickly to the public," said Carol Rawson, TxDOT director of traffic operations. "We understand people often have a real need to obtain a crash report . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Nathan Bigelow, Austin College associate professor of political science and chair of the Department of Political Science, will present “The Evolving Political Thought of Professor Wilson” on March 5 at 4:30 p.m. in Wright Campus Center, Room 231. A 4 p.m. reception in nearby Johnson Gallery precedes his presentation, which highlights his recent sabbatical study. The event, free and open to the public, is hosted by the Johnson Center for Faculty Development and Excellence . . . More . . .
This week I will discuss the interim charges recently issued to the House Committee on Business and Industry. Interim charges are the issues that the Speaker asks committees to study during the time between regular legislative sessions in order to make recommendations for legislation for the following legislative session. The charges are good indicators of what legislation the legislature will take up during the next session. Legislators rely on public input when crafting legislation, and . . . More . . .
Have you given much thought to collecting Social Security? The answer probably depends on how old you are — but whatever your age, you’ll want to consider the best way of incorporating Social Security benefits into your retirement income strategy.
Of course, if you have several decades to go until you retire, you might be wondering if Social Security will even be there for you . . . More . . .
The Grayson College Visual Arts Department is calling for artists, designers, and seamstresses to create and show art clothing and accessories out of trash and recycled material for the first “Trashion” show, a runway style trash fashion show, in conjunction with the 2014 Texoma Earth Day Festival in Sherman. The trash fashion show will be held at the Sherman Municipal grounds, 405 N. Rusk in Sherman, Texas on Saturday, April 26. In addition . . . More . . .
This week I will continue to discuss the interim charges recently issued to the House Committee on Appropriations. The Appropriations Committee is the largest committee in the House with twenty-seven members, and is charged with preparing the state's biennial budget. The Committee has sixteen charges, about half of which I wrote last week, and this week I will discuss the last 8 charges. Interim charges are the issues that the Speaker . . . More . . .
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College history professor Dr. Jacqueline Moore and 10 students experienced a trip like no other when they traveled to Cambodia earlier this year. Students enrolled in the January Term course “Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia” explored the ancient history and the modern wonders of these countries at the crossroads of the world. But they learned of other realities as well. In researching the country before the trip, they discovered neighborhoods in Cambodia in which . . . More . . .
It’s a good thing to have some savings. When you put the money in a low-risk account, you can be pretty sure it will be readily available when you need it. Nonetheless, “saving” is not “investing” — and knowing the difference could pay off for you far into the future.
Think about it this way: Saving is for today, while investing is for tomorrow. You need . . . More . . .