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Introduction to ASD Friday

Robin Palmer Blue, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst & Music Therapist, will present Autism: An Introduction to ASD and the Basics of Behavior on August 15th at Gulf Bend Center, 6502 Nursery Drive, Suite 100, in Victoria. 

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Video Games May Help Kids Live Better, Happier Lives

Video games, when played in small amounts, may turn out to help children become more well-adjusted, according to a new study.

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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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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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“Strike Out Cancer Night” Friday with KIXS 108

Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm join KIXS 108 and Skeeter Nash for an evening full of fun at Riverside Ball park with the Victoria Generals and Chick-fil-A!

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Victoria Generals to Host ‘Purple Out’

Senior Helpers and the Victoria Generals are teaming up to host Purple out the Park at Riverside Stadium on Thursday in support of the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

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BBB: Beware of Not-So-Fun ‘Fun’ Runs

 

The Better Business Bureau has been hearing lots of complaints from around the country about various fun runs that have been cancelled with short notice, often with no refunds. Last week, BBB of Greater Cleveland reported on a 5K Foam Fest that was cancelled with just four days’ notice. An email to paid participants said “Unfortunately, we’re not able to provide you with a refund.” A similar event scheduled for southern California was also cancelled with the same “no refund” email. The race website says they have ceased operations as of July 17. Another race company has offered Foam Fest participants a discount code for future theme races.

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BBB: Don’t Let Pests Bug You This Summer

I've never been a big fan of insects. Some are very beneficial (bees, for instance), but most are just a big nuisance. What's the best way to avoid getting 'bugged' this summer (and I don't mean by the NSA!)? Your Better Business Bureau offers up the latest buzz (sorry!) on pest control.

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10 Reasons To Drum For Your Health

You may (or may not) know that I have been a professional singing drummer since I was in high school. While to some, we drummers sit on a seat (known in drumming lingo as a "throne;" please keep your jokes to yourself!), most drumming requires a fair amount of physical and mental abilities. I happened to see a link to this article on Facebook; it pretty well confirms what I and other drummers have known for a long time: drumming is good for your health!

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Why You Should Stop Using Spray Sunscreen on Your Kids Right Now

An ongoing investigation by the Food and Drug Administration has prompted Consumer Reports to urge parents not to use spray-on sunscreen on or near children.

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TX Water Development Board Seeks Public Input

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will be holding Board work sessions around the state over the next two months to solicit comments on draft rules for the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas (SWIRFT). The draft rules establish prioritization criteria for projects seeking financial assistance from the TWDB.

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Victoria County Farmers Market

Your family will love the taste of fresh fruits, veggies, and other items purchased directly from the folks who grow them. The Victoria County Farmers Market brings you a great variety of locally-grown seasonal produce, dried herbs, potted plants, free range eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods and more

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