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Texas Laws Protecting Whistleblowers Don’t Apply to Attorney General Ken Paxton, His Agency Argues in Bid to Quash Lawsuit

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, were at the Capitol on Tuesday, the first day of the legislative session. Credit: Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman

Texas Laws Protecting Whistleblowers Don’t Apply to Attorney General Ken Paxton, His Agency Argues in Bid to Quash Lawsuit

The Texas attorney general’s office is attempting to fight off efforts by four former aides to take depositions and issue subpoenas in their lawsuit claiming they were illegally fired after telling authorities they believed Attorney General Ken Paxton was breaking the law.

CLOSE CALLS

Luke has had his share of ‘close calls’ in his years spent in the outdoors but an up close and personal encounter with a big Momma bear is near the top of the list.

CLOSE CALLS

I bet most of you that have spent a lifetime in the outdoors can recall some ‘close calls’, times in the woods or on the water that cause you to shudder when reminiscing about the past events. I certainly can! One would think that most of these events were caused by wild animals, ie. cougars, bear, wild boar. Some were but some of the scariest things that happened to me had nothing to do with critters with fangs and claws.

Jane Salgada Recognized for Designing 2020 Forney ISD Holiday Card

Jane Salgada Recognized for Designing 2020 Forney ISD Holiday Card

The Forney ISD Board of Trustees recognized the student that designed the District’s 2020 Holiday Card at the January board meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Jane Salgada, an 8th grade student at Warren Middle School was recognized by the Board of Trustees for having her artwork selected for the front cover of the 2020 Forney ISD Holiday Card.

Born Today, January 21, He Was Not Just Another “Pretty Face!”
Born Today, January 21, He Was Not Just Another “Pretty Face!”
Born Today, January 21, He Was Not Just Another “Pretty Face!”
Born Today, January 21, He Was Not Just Another “Pretty Face!”

Born Today, January 21, He Was Not Just Another “Pretty Face!”

STEVE REEVES was born on this date in 1926 in Glasgow, Montana, and was still a young boy when his father was killed in a farming accident. Soon, the family moved to Oakland, California, where he developed an interest in “body-building” while he was in high school. He had already “begun the game” when, at age 6 months, he won the fitness title of “Healthiest Baby of Valley County”—the 1st of many to follow!

A Texas Lawmaker Worked With the State Restaurant Association to Draft an Alcohol-To-Go Bill. His Wife Lobbies for the Group.

Gov. Greg Abbott allowed alcohol to go with an emergency waiver last year. Lawmakers want to make that option permanent in hopes of helping struggling restaurants. Credit: Allie Goulding/ The Texas Tribune

A Texas Lawmaker Worked With the State Restaurant Association to Draft an Alcohol-To-Go Bill. His Wife Lobbies for the Group.

Texas lawmakers are pushing to permanently allow restaurants to sell alcohol for pickup and delivery orders, which Gov. Greg Abbott allowed with an emergency waiver starting in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Role Different Vitamins Play
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The Role Different Vitamins Play

A nutritious diet is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle. When it’s part of a health regimen that includes routine exercise, a healthy diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables can help people reduce their risk for various illnesses, including chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Why a Tech Career Might Be Right for You

Why a Tech Career Might Be Right for You

If you have an interest in innovation, a passion for helping people and the confidence to let your creativity shine, there are exciting and rewarding career opportunities available to you in technology in almost every industry. From supporting the development of critical vaccines; building the next generation of electric vehicles; creating new and engaging ways to deliver distance learning; keeping air, food and water safe and sustainable; or bringing efficiencies to the delivery of government services, there is a career in tech waiting for you.

Prescribed Burn of Dormant Vegetation at NTMWD Wetland
Prescribed Burn of Dormant Vegetation at NTMWD Wetland

Prescribed Burn of Dormant Vegetation at NTMWD Wetland

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NT- MWD) will be performing prescribed burns to address brush and excessive vegetative thatch at the East Fork Water Reuse Project (Wetland) in Kaufman County. The prescribed burns will be conducted over multiple days beginning in December 2020 through February 2021. The timing and conclusion of the prescribed burns will depend on local weather conditions.

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