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Texas sales tax holiday this weekend

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on everything from pens, jeans, shoes, backpacks, and other items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday.

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Demolition of a landmark

Work began last week to tear down the Cypress Springs Country Club on FM 115Work began last week to tear down the Cypress Springs Country Club on FM 115.

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Caustic soda containers placed

Caustic soda containers placedThe overflow containment barriers/tanks for the caustic soda containers at the North, South, and Northeast water treatment plants were put into place Thursday, Aug. 2.

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People should protect against identity theft

Up to 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year.

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Tax Amnesty deadline approaching Aug. 17

Businesses have a little more than a week remaining to take advantage of the Texas Fresh Start tax amnesty period, which ends on Friday, Aug. 17.

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DPS training offered to students

The Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS, recently announced plans to offer Citizens Academy Class 001, beginning September 4, 2012.

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Cypress Basin Hospice celebrates executive director’s 20th anniversary

Cypress Basin Hospice celebrates executive director’s Edd Hess, 20th anniversaryEdd Hess, the Executive Director of Titus County’s only non-profit hospice, accepts a plaque from board president Virgil Jones while celebrating his 20th anniversary as the agency’s longest serving chief executive.

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Erodible land reserve program continues

Continuous sign up for the Highly Erodible Land Initiative under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) started on July 23, 2012.

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Electric rate hike proposed

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company, filed last week with the Public Utility Commission of Texas requesting to increase the company’s rates to its Texas customers by approximately $83 million.

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