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Read and Post Customer Reviews About a Business on BBB’s Website

Customers can now share their marketplace experiences with businesses on Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin’s website. By launching this free service, BBB provides a new platform for customers to voice positive, negative, or neutral experiences they have with local businesses.

“BBB Customer Reviews give people the option to praise businesses for admirable practices and services. They

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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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Governor's Small Business Forum
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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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UHV SBDC
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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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State Fair of Texas via Facebook
State Fair of Texas via Facebook
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State Fair of Texas Announces – ‘Big Tex Choice’ Finalists [PHOTOS]

The State Fair of Texas has announced the finalists for their "2014 Big Tex Choice Awards", including a chicken fried baked potato, and a beer. For the "Original State Brew" a Funnel Cake Ale.

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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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University of Houston-Victoria
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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: 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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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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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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© 2014 Skeeter Nash
© 2014 Skeeter Nash
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Video: Austin Summerfest 2014 Ham Radio Event

Check out my video recapping the 31st annual Austin Summerfest, where amateur radio operators (a.k.a. hams) from all over Texas and beyond converged on the Capitol City for this year's get-together.

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