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Archive for November 2013

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The West Texas Tribune is a community based newspaper. The paper’s first edition was published on Mother’s Day 2005. We have not missed a publication since that time. Our main emphasis is to cover events in our local market.This is a neighbor to neighbor business to business newspaper. We do cover some stories outside of…

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Hardin-Simmons University Adopts Block Tuition; Increases Value and Lowers Costs

Beginning in the fall semester of 2014, HSU students, both graduate and undergraduate, will pay less for private Christian higher education. Recommended and approved by HSU’s Board of Trustees during its bi-annual meeting in October, the HSU block tuition program reduces the hourly tuition rate for full-time undergraduate students by as much as $88 per…

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What to Look for When Choosing Educational Games and Apps for Kids

  Navigating the world of children’s games and apps can be challenging. While there are online app stores with thousands of apps that claim to be educational, very few truly are. And if they’re not fun, kids won’t play with them and won’t learn from them.With this in mind, the learning experts at LeapFrog, the…

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McMurry Computer Sale

McMurry, HSU and ACU provide opportunity for purchasing both Mac and PC computers that are mostly in good shape and generally not more than two years old. They post the auctions in the newspaper and online. I have checked several times and found that the prices at these auctions are generally half to two-thirds of…

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Tortuga: The Flower Shops that brings Comfort and Joy

I walked into Tortuga Flower Shop on 2608 South 14th St. a few days ago. I met Rick and Louann Rau, the friendly owners of Tortuga Flowers Inc.Their shop has a very personal feel. It’s easy to get the feeling that you are going to see friends and while you are there, you may plan…

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The Hispanic Mercado

The Hispanic Mercado saw a large and continuous crowd of people seeking information about Hispanic owned and orientated businesses. All of the booths were energetic and friendly. Most could answer questions in English and Spanish. The giveaways were varied and mostly useful. This included the multitude of candy I could put in the provided bags…

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Tips to Stay on Budget this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of friends, family, and good cheer.  But it can also be a time of pressure, arguments, obligations and spending money — lots of money.“People get caught up in the season, the lights and emotions of the holiday, often allowing their good financial sense to take a holiday too,” says…

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Tips to Make Owning a Car More Affordable

From gas, parking permits and insurance premiums, to maintenance and repairs, owning a car can be an expensive prospect. But motorists can pave the way to lower costs by following a few clever rules of the road:Reduce Your RateShop around for auto insurance, as prices can vary widely between companies. For a cheaper rate, avoid…

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