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BBB: Students Give Financial Aid Scams a Failing Grade

The college fall semester will kick off soon, so now is the time to beware of scams targeting students. Scholarships and financial aid are a great way to help with the high cost of education. Even though finances have already been planned out for the school year, scammers still use this time as an opportunity to take advantage of students and parents. Before you think about last-minute financial assistance, Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin wants you to be wary of financial aid fraud.

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KIXS Studio Gets New Blinds

The Townsquare Media-Victoria studios and offices building was built in 1984. Sometime along the way, vertical blinds were installed throughout the building. They were Aggies maroon in color, as a tribute to the then-general manager's alma mater. Well, a lot of years have gone by, and the once-proud maroon blinds had faded to an almost pink tint, and the mechanics to open and close them have long since quit working. So, thanks to Budget Blinds, the KIXS studio was the first room in the building to have those tattered old vertical blinds replaced with brand-new, ivory-white colored roll-up blinds! Check out the "before" and "after" pictures!

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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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Come Paint With Us – Adult Classes

A time to relax, socialize and paint - where it is about fun art - not fine art!

Adult classes will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6:30-9 p.m. at Gallery 313 Rio (313 Rio St. in Victoria).

Each adult class is $25, which includes canvas and paints and an appetizer table available.

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Tech Basics: Microsoft Word 2010-Pt. 1

Learn the basic elements in Microsoft Word 2010 word processing software. Participants will edit an existing document in a variety of ways: Exercises include: adding a bulleted list, cutting and pasting text, copying and pasting text, editing the quick access toolbar, spell checking, tracking changes, saving and printing the document.

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Kids Art Camp at Gallery 313 Rio

A time for kids to relax, socialize and paint - where it is about fun art - not fine art!

The Kids Art Camp will meet every Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Gallery 313 Rio (313 Rio Grande St. in Victoria).

Each class is $20, which includes canvas and paints and a snack table.

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The Texas Zoo Invites You to Own Your Fear

Come to the Den if you dare to explore the world of scales, camouflage and other creepy crawly adaptations of the Texas Zoo's Den residents. This short presentation will include native species, invasive species and many other topics relevant to everyday life! Own Your Fear happens every Friday in the Den at 11:30 a

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BBB: Save on Back-to-School Shopping During the Tax-free Weekend

The back-to-school shopping season is underway, and according the National Retail Federation (NRF), it is second in terms of sales only to the winter holidays. According to NRF’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend almost $700.00 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics, up five percent from last year’s back to school spending.

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Congressman Hosts Veterans Summit

Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) is hosting the summit. Representatives from the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Texas Veterans Commission, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and other veterans support groups will be on hand to provide information regarding veterans’ clinics, health benefits, education, employment, housing, cemeteries, land, transportation, social services, and business development. The event is free to veterans, enlisted military personnel, and military families.

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Tech Basics: Microsoft Office 2010

Learn features of all programs in Microsoft Office 2010. Exercises include creating a document in Microsoft Word, changing the document’s format, and saving and printing the document.

The class will be held at the Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent Computer Lab (120 S

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Generals Take Game 1 Against Brazos Valley Bombers

Bryan, TX - Ryan Benitez was superb in six innings on the mound; Brian Portelli drove in three runs; and the Generals beat the Bombers 5-1 in the series opener.

The Generals were hacking early and jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first. David Paiz drove in the opening run of the game on a single that scored C.J. Pickering. Pedro Barrios followed suit with a single of his own, scoring Piaz and Brian Portelli.

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Author Carl Pittman to Speak in Yoakum

Carl Pittman will be the speaker at the Yoakum Community Center for the Republican Women of Yoakum on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.. Pittman is the author of, “The Personal Journey of a Black Common Sense Conservative”, a book about his own history. He has plans to run for Harris County Sheriff in 2016. Visitors are welcomed. Lunch will be served. Freewill donations are accepted.

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