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ETCOG Happenings – December 2022

ETCOG Recognizes Judge Robert Johnston for 11 Years of Service As 2022 is drawing to a close, so is our time with one of our valued volunteers, Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston. We want to give our sincerest thanks and recognition to Judge Johnston for serving ETCOG in a multitude of capacities for eleven years.…

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Texas Humane Network Introduces Third-Grade Humane Curriculum Program to Texas Teachers

December 2, 2022 The curriculum will promote the safety and well-being of children, animals, and our communities while addressing learning loss due to the pandemic.  AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Humane Network introduced its third-grade humane curriculum program online. Over the last year, the Texas Humane Network has worked with expert curriculum writers, humane educators,…

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Firefighter Academy accepting applications for 2023

December 1, 2022   The Northeast Texas Community College Continuing Education Department is now accepting applications for the 2023 Firefighter Academy. Classes begin January 17th, 2023 and will be held at the Mount Pleasant Central Fire Station. The program meets on evenings during the week and on alternating Saturdays. The Fire Academy is a partnership…

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By tradition, the minority party gets to chair some Texas House committees. Some in the GOP want to end that.

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Dec. 1, 2022 “By tradition, the minority party gets to chair some Texas House committees. Some in the GOP want to end that.” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government…

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Uvalde officials say local prosecutor impeded investigation into police response to shooting

By Alejandro Serrano, The Texas Tribune Dec. 1, 2022 “Uvalde officials say local prosecutor impeded investigation into police response to shooting” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sign up for The Brief,…

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Ted Cruz sides with Bernie Sanders to give rail workers more sick days

By Matthew Choi, The Texas Tribune Dec. 1, 2022 “Ted Cruz sides with Bernie Sanders to give rail workers more sick days” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sign up for The…

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Video: Higher Education and Tomorrow’s Workforce

Higher Education and Tomorrow’s Workforce The Texas Tribune Enrollment in Texas colleges and universities is ticking back up after plummeting during the coronavirus pandemic. And while students have returned to classrooms on campuses across the state, the long-term implications of fewer higher ed grads in the Texas workforce are just starting to surface. As we…

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Justice Department tried to hide report warning that private border wall in Texas could collapse

By Jeremy Schwartz and Perla Trevizo, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica Dec. 2, 2022 “Justice Department tried to hide report warning that private border wall in Texas could collapse” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government…

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Wreaths Across America Announces Major Donation from Jersey Mike’s Subs and Issues Challenge to the Public

Now through December 14, every $15 Veteran Wreath Sponsorship made for placement at Arlington National Cemetery will be matched by the company up to $300,000     COLUMBIA FALLS, ME – Dec. 1, 2022 – Today, national nonprofit Wreaths Across America  (WAA) is proud to announce that Jersey Mike’s Subs, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than…

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