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Abilene, Wylie ISDs releasing 1 hour early due to severe weather threat

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Both Abilene ISD and Wylie ISD are releasing early because of the threat of severe weather around dismissal time.  AISD will release all campuses an hour early, meaning elementary will release at 2:15 and secondary will release at 2:40.  Wylie ISD will also release an hour earlier thannormal.  Buses for both districts…

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TORNADO WATCH issued for Taylor County, other parts of Big Country – Here’s what to do!

(KTAB/KRBC) – A Tornado Watch is in effect for much of the KTAB/KRBC viewing area, including Abilene, until 8 p.m. Monday. A Tornado Watch means that the atmospheric ingredients are in place to create a tornado, but does not necessarily mean that a tornado is on the ground. During a Tornado Watch, you should review your safety plan in case a warning…

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Watch out for “Storm Chasers” after Severe Weather

Press Release: Contact President/CEO: John Riggins   (325) 691-1533 (office) Start with Trust®                       05/20/19 Recently the Big Country has had some bouts with severe weather and local homeowners may be finding themselves having to deal with damages from hail, high wind, and lightning. Subsequently, this is also the time for, storm chasers, unethical contractors…

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04/18/2019 – Bill will help ensure institutions know if an incoming student has committed a serious code of conduct violation at a previous school AUSTIN — Yesterday, the Texas House of Representatives passed HB 449, state Representative Chris Turner’s (101) measure that would require all Texas colleges and universities to notate a student’s transcript if…

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Texas State Representative, Advocates Legislation to Allow Eligible Parolees to Request Courts for Reduction in Parole Sentences

04/18/2019 AUSTIN, TX – State Representative Senfronia Thompson laid out HB 4163 and HJR 130 today in the House Committee on Corrections. These pieces of legislation provide an opportunity for eligible citizens on parole to request authorized courts for reduction (i.e., commutation) of their parole sentences. Under House Bill 4163, parolees are deemed eligible to…

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Rep. Rhetta Andrews Bowers Passes HB 3435, Which Will Establish March 1 As Texas Girls In STEM Day

04/18/2019 – Austin, TEXAS –On Thursday, April 18th, State Representative Rhetta Andrews Bowers (HD 113) passed House Bill 3435, in the Texas House of Representatives. During the vote, HB 3435 garnered 147 yeas, 0 nays and 2 present, not voting.  “As a former teacher, I am especially proud of House Bill 3435. While the global…

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Only 34% Confident About Their IRA Knowledge

Only about one-third of Americans believe they are knowledgeable about individual retirement accounts, despite the fact that Americans have used traditional IRAs for retirement saving over the past 45 years. LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute found lack of knowledge is the biggest obstacle to investing in an IRA. A LIMRA SRI study revealed only 34 percent…

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Sandwich Generation Lacks Savings

The sandwich generation risks becoming toast. Members of the sandwich generation – those taking care of elderly parents and raising children at the same time – are finding themselves in a savings squeeze, according to PNC Financial Services Group. “Sandwiches” report they have been unable to build robust emergency savings and retirement account balances primarily…

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