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BBB Warning: Expect Scammers to Use Leaked Celebrity Photos as ‘Click Bait’

 

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is warning that it expects to see scammers taking advantage of the recent leak of celebrity photos to trick consumers into clicking links to fraudulent websites. Scammers tend to take advantage of sensational news and public curiosity to spread malware that can lead to identity theft.

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Inez VFD 11th Annual Fundraiser

The Inez, TX Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 11th annual Fundraiser at the Inez Community Center on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to midnight. Chicken fried steak plates will be served from 4:00-6:00 p

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Yoakum Police To Hold Auction

Looking for a bargain? The Yoakum Police Department will be auctioning off abandoned and junked vehicles on Saturday, August 30, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the City of Yoakum Police Impound, located at 101 Baldwin St. in Yoakum.

The owners and lien holders, by default, have waived all rights, title and interest in said vehicles; and therefore, the vehicle will be sold at public auction in accordance with section 643.014, Texas Transportation Code.

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Labor Day Holiday Closings

Here's what you need to know regarding which City of Victoria services will be operating (or not) on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 1, 2014).

All non-emergency city offices will close Monday, Sept, 1st for Labor Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd.

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Governor’s Small Business Forum

Opportunities for minority- and woman-owned businesses, and veterans Governor's Small Business Forums, sponsored by the Texas Governor’s Office, the Texas Workforce Commission, and hosted by local partners - Victoria Chamber of Commerce, and UHV Small Business Development Center, are designed to give entrepreneurs and small businesses valuable tools, skills, and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced economy. The forums provide a great opportunity to network and connect with industry specialists, government officials, service

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BBB: College Students at High Risk for Identity Theft

Information sharing has become second-nature to many college students who have grown up in an era of social media, smartphones and widely available internet access. Unfortunately, this also makes students more susceptible as a target for scams and fraud.

Identity thieves look to college-age adults because they often have good, clean credit scores. Young adults are also prime targets, not just because of their willingness to share information online, but also the high number of forms

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Victoria VFW Burger Night

Victoria Post 4146 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars invites you to VFW Burger Night at VFW Hall: 2001 Lova Drive, every Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. And what a deal! Get a juicy burger and chips for just $4

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Toddler Time at Victoria Public Library

Free weekly events for walkers to age 3 with a parent/caregiver. Stories, repetitive songs, finger plays, and activities to encourage early language development and social skills. Toddler Time lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by 15 minutes of free play.

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Tech Lab: Computer Skills Practice

This is a great time to get help setting up an email account or use one of the Library’s computer skills tutorials including Learning Express Library and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing! The Computer Lab is reserved and staffed on Wednesday mornings for self-directed learning about technology topics.

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Generating Cash in Your Small Business

This free workshop focuses on cash generation for small business. Cash is the lifeblood of any business. Learn 5 reasons to grow your cash, 4 ways to increase sales, 4 business practices that impact cash flow, and participate in Big Joe’s Burger Stand case study. The workshop takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at UHV Small Business Development Center, 3402 N Ben Wilson St in Victoria.

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Come Grow With Us

The Jackson County Master Gardeners will hold their free Come Grow With Us Seminar on Tuesday, August 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the County Services Building Auditorium, 411 N. Wells in Edna. This month seminar will feature Gil Livanec, Brazoria County Master Gardener and he will talk about stone fruits and how to select the correct fruit trees for this area and, including information on fruit trees that bear more than one type of fruit

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Tech Extra: Cypress Resume

Learn how to quickly and easily create resume with the Victoria Public Library’s new resume tool, Cypress Resume. You can generate a professional-looking resume full of the keywords that resumes need in about 30 minutes

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