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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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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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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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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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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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BBB Advice for Those on the Hunt for the Perfect Apartment

Whether you are a college student looking for a place to live or just new to the area, finding an apartment can sometimes be difficult in today’s renters market. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin receives thousands of complaints against apartment complexes every year, consistently placing the apartment industry on BBB’s top 10 list of most complained about industries. Last year BBB received over 9,000 complaints on

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Look Good…Feel Better Class

On Monday, August 4, 2014 starting at 5:30 p.m., Cosmetology professionals will show women undergoing cancer treatment how to apply makeup, care for a wig, take care of dry skin and discolored nails, and cope with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation

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UHV SBDC Presents Business Plans Victoria

No-cost workshop. Seating is limited. Reserve your seat by registering today at 361-485-4485 or sbdc@uhv.edu. All UHV SBDC workshops are open to the public, you do not need to be a UHV SBDC client to attend. These modules can be taken in any order and are offered at no-charge as a way to make valuable information available at your convenience.

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UHV Work Group to Host UH Sugar Land Transition Team Public Meeting

The University of Houston-Victoria Work Group will brief the community on its proposal to make UHV a self-sustaining four-year destination university and listen to comments during an Aug. 5 meeting.

The meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the UHV University Center Multi-Purpose Room, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.

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