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BBB Scam Alert: Young adults and recent graduates are common targets for employment scams

The summer season is an exciting time for many young adults as they enter the workforcefollowing high school or college graduation. Unfortunately, not all job postings found onlineare legitimate and many fraudulent employers specifically target young adults with entry-level professional positions that offer a high salary and flexible working hours. BBB’s 2023 Scam Tracker Risk…

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BBB Scam Alert: Investment scams cost Texas residents nearly $500,000 within the first two months of 2024

Within the first two months of 2024, Texas residents have reported nearly $500,000 lost to investment scams to BBB Scam Tracker, with many reports detailing new promotional tactics scammers are using that encourage investors to participate in the scheme. By framing an investment opportunity with ‘New Year’ discounts on service, withdrawal, and tax fees, some Texas…

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National Glaucoma Awareness Month

The month of January is recognized as National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with glaucoma. Furthermore, The National Eye Institute projects that this number will increase to 4.2 million by 2030. Glaucoma is sometimes referred to as “the sneak thief of sight” since there…

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An Agenda for our Next President

Throughout our country’s history, we have offered opportunity and hope to all our citizens who are willing to work hard to attain a better life for themselves and their family. My working career spanned the period 1950 to 2000 and I had great opportunities, took everyone of them, worked hard and attained a life many…

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Leadership

Q. How can I be a better leader? A. Managers function as leaders, managers, or administrators depending on the size and complexity of the organization managed. However, all three use leadership skills. Managers lead their subordinate leaders and administrators lead their subordinate managers. Leaders must be professionally competent in the job they hold to gain…

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Hunter Named Among State’s Best Legislators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Tuesday, June 13, 2023 Angie Flores at 361.695.2048 (CORPUS CHRISTI) – State Rep. Todd Hunter was named one of the 10 Best Legislators in Texas on Tuesday by Texas Monthly, which commended Rep. Hunter for his independence and his willingness to stand up for Texans. Rep. Hunter chairs the House State…

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Senator Tim Scott for President

I recently read South Carolina Senator, Tim Scott’s autobiography “America, a Redemption Story” Choosing Hope, Creating Unity”. He recently announced he will run for President as a Republican in the next election. He is black. He grew up in a poor, one-parent family headed by his mother. He encountered prejudice while growing up, but persevered,…

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How the World Really Works

I start this article with a quiz. What are the 6 human-made materials that are essential for our modern comfortable, affluent lifestyle? The book “How the World Really Works”, by scientist, Vaelav Smil, says they are low-cost energy, food, ammonia, steel, cement and plastics. Had I taken the quiz, I probably would have gotten energy…

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Evolution and Compounding

In his book titled Evolution of Everything, the author, Matt Ridley, says that all human progress has been by evolution, meaning small incremental advances by many people each year, not by major breakthroughs by one human. To understand the importance of evolution we need to apply the math rule of “compounding”. The easy way to…

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Do Not Elect Port Commissioners

In the March PIBA bulletin, Commissioner, Brent Chesney, proposed that state law be changed to elect Port Commissioners rather than appoint them as we do now. I disagree. Port Commissioners have been appointed over the Port’s 100-year plus history. During my 35 years living in Corpus Christi, we have had both good commissioners and poor…

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