As a student of government, educated by experience, I have long held the belief that public education is among the most important functions of state government. Unfortunately, more and more it appears my belief in education being the future of Texas is not shared by the leadership of state government today.

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Elroy Chester

Elroy Chester, who terrorized Port Arthur during a crime spree that included multiple rapes, burglaries shootings and at least five murders, was executed at the state prison in Huntsville on Wednesday, June 12.

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The Spindletop Center is expanding. With the new primary healthcare clinic grand opening June 6 and plans for a new 15-unit low-income housing complex for people with mental or developmental disabilities in the works, the center is growing by leaps and bounds, all while keeping its mission in mind — the mission to promote independence, self-advocacy, and recovery for Spindltetop consumers.

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Family Violence Program Director Bonnie Loiodice from Family Services of Southea

Small talk among cosmetologists and their clients is an
everyday occurrence, helping pass the time during a perm, coloring or pedicure. In fact, out of a list of “10 Customer Service Tips Cosmetology Students Need to Remember,” the Top 3 include greeting, conversing with and listening to their clients. But are hairdressers really prepared for what they might hear? And what if the conversation leads to signs that the client is a victim of spousal abuse?

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Veronica Lynn Grant

Former Rose City city secretary Veronica Lynn Grant, aka Veronica Jarrell Grant, mysteriously fired in August 2012, was arrested May 16 on charges of theft by a public servant.

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