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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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Alligator Feeding and Program At Texas Zoo

Come over to the Gator House at The Texas Zoo every Wednesday and Saturday at noon to learn about these amazing animals. You'll find out what they eat, and see some alligator training in action.

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Victoria Photography Club Meeting

The Victoria Photography club invites everyone interested in learning about photography to join them for an interesting program and friendly competition at their monthly meeting Thursday, August 21, 2014. This month the program will be the display of the photos from their recent contest.

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Austin Radio ‘Pirates’ Face Stiff Fine From FCC

There's an old Country song titled, "You Gotta Have a License." This is true for any commercial (or non-commercial) radio station in the U.S. Well, a couple in Austin felt that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules regarding licensing for the FM broadcast band didn't apply to them, so they put a "pirate" radio station on the air. That is now going to cost them a substantial amount of money.

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Happy National Radio Day!

You're probably unaware of the fact that today, August 20th, is "National Radio Day."

Yes, the medium that started all electronic media to come after, has its own "national day." From Marconi's first transatlantic transmission of the Morse code letter 'S' ("..." or, dit-dit-dit) in 1901, to today's many choices for music, talk, sports, etc., radio is still the majority of peoples' choice for entertainment and up-to-the-minute news and weather reports.

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Photo credit: Ralph Salazar, Sr.
Photo credit: Ralph Salazar, Sr.
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Pivo and Kolaches, Cerveza and Tamales

While I was not 'raised' on Polka music (as so many here in South Texas have been), I must say I had a blast playing at the 3rd annual (and my 2nd-ever) Polka show at the Flag City Opry last night! Man, when you've got 3 or 4 horns (trumpets/saxes) playing along with the band, it sounds HUGE! I've come to realize that Czech/German Polka, Mexican Norteño, and much of Western Swing are all rooted in that same, strong, danceable 2-beat rhythm; with the occasional waltz thrown in so dancers can catch their breath! Music--in any language--feeds the soul!

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UHV SBD Center Offers First Steps to Starting Your Business

The UHV Small Business Development Center is offering their recommended workshop for those considering opening a business on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m. If you have a great idea you think could be a successful business--but just don’t know how to get started--this no-cost workshop can help.

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BBB Advice For Safe Shopping Online

Online shopping has become an easy way for consumers to purchase products from the convenience of your computer or portable device. While online shopping allows you to avoid crowds and lines, there are certain risks involved when spending at online retailers. Last year, BBB received over 2,000 complaints against online retailers nationally. Complaints cover a wide range of issues. Some allege the product did not match its description, others state delivery issues, and problems receiving a refund.

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Tech Basics: Microsoft Excel 2010

Learn the basic elements of Microsoft Excel 2010 spreadsheet software. Create a spreadsheet using formulas and chart the data. The class will be held at the Library (302 N. Main St.) on Tuesday, August 19th at 9:30 a

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© 2014 Skeeter Nash
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Tom Hanks’ Typewriter App Shoots To The Top Of The App Store

When I was in junior high school in the early-1970's (yes, I'm not a "Spring chicken" anymore), I learned to type in a summer school class, on a manual typewriter. At about that same time, my Mom bought an electric typewriter, and for the next 15 years or so, I used that machine to type out everything from homework reports in high school to song lyrics for bands I played in over the years. Sometime in the early-90's, it finally died, and I moved on to computers with word processors. I'm sure there are many people reading this who have never experienced the feeling of pushing down on a character key and hearing the "clack" as the letter hammer snapped into contact with the paper, transferring--character by character--your thoughts to a blank sheet of paper.

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BBB Warns Social Media Users to Beware of Phishing Messages

These days almost every social media outlet allows for private messaging. Even Pinterest recently jumped on the messaging bandwagon. The unfortunate side effect is that scammers are quick to jump on too.

When con artists create emails, links or web pages assuming the identity of a trustworthy source and prompt you to share sensitive personal data, it’s called “phishing”. Phishing is big business for cyber criminals.

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