Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaches

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(AUSTIN) — The deadline is July 31 for Texas families to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and prepay for all or some future tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities. Newborns are children younger than one year at the time of enrollment.

Under the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, participants can purchase tuition units and lock in costs based on today’s prices.

“For Texas families concerned about rising tuition costs, now is a good time to start planning early and consider enrolling your newborn in this program,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said.

Enrollment at 2015-16 prices closed Feb. 29 for children older than one. The next annual enrollment period begins on Sept. 1 and is based on Texas public college and university tuition and school-wide required fees for the 2016-17 school year.

Complete plan information, including plan description and agreement, current prices, enrollment forms and more is available online at TuitionPromise.org, or by calling 1-800-445-GRAD (4723), Option 5.

Purchasers should carefully consider the risks, administrative fees, service and other charges and expenses associated with the contracts, including plan termination and decreased transfer or refund value. Purchasers should read these documents carefully before purchasing a contract. Participation in the plan does not guarantee admission to any college or university.

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City Council, GEDCO to meet in special joint session

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The Gladewater City Council and Gladewater Economic Development Corporation will be meeting Wednesday (July 20) at 4 p.m. in a special joint session to discuss economic development incentives related to a project listed only as “LS” on the agenda.
The two taxing entities also will meet with representative of Heartland Parks and Recreation, to discuss the status of the new ballpark complex. The meeting will be held at the Gladewater Chamber of Commerce, located at 215 N. Main Street.

Click on the link below for a copy of the agenda.


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Surrounded by hopes, dreams and years of tradition, 36 young women became the newest members of the world-famous Kilgore College Rangerettes dance and drill team this morning.
The announcement, made in a closed ceremony in Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore campus, culminates a week-long process of 80 “hopefuls” vying for a coveted position on the 2016-17 Rangerette line.
The new Rangerettes will join 36 sophomores to make a line of 72.
The Rangerettes were the first of their kind when they began in 1940 as a vision of the late Gussie Nell Davis.
The organization created a unique combination of dance moves and precision drills that quickly earned them the reputation not only as the originators of dance/drill teams, but as the best in the world.
Known for their high kicks and the jump splits, the organization has traveled around the world, entertained millions and spurred a multi-billion-dollar dance/drill team industry worldwide.
The new freshman members of the 2016-17 Rangerettes, listed by hometown:
Austin: Erin Ellis, Kaitlyn Kelly and Baleigh Williams
Caldwell: Isabel Sorto
Carrollton: Kasey Davis
Corpus Christi: Sarah Salinas
Deer Park: Andress Zepeda
Donna: Amanda Alaniz
Garland: Sara Denman
Georgetown: Taylor Hobbs
Hallsville: Jordan Allred
Hewitt: Madi Minard
Highland Village: Victoria Buschow
Houston: Gabrielle DePau and Kristin Lopez
Huffman: Laurel Darwin
Kingwood: Victoria Soderman and Bailey Ferguson
La Porte: Lindsey Witt
Longview: Natalie Poss and Alexa Blair
Magnolia: Natalie Sassaman
McKinney: Monica Mata Perez
Mesquite: Ana Espinosa and Diana Espinosa
Midlothian: Myah Brown
Pasadena: Monica Baez
Plano: Jadyn Champagne
Porter: Kristen Hill
Richardson: Madeleine Lindholm
Round Rock: Lana Louis and Oddalys Salcido
San Marcos: Jenna Judkins
Tomball: Shelby Reynolds and Jensine Dalfrey
Tyler: Sarah Barns

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