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NEWS BRIEF

ACES is back for the school year | Classes are Mondays at 7 Sept 26 NEW EVENT: a themed potluck and recipe exchange.

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USDA Announces New Opportunities to Improve Nutrient Management

USDA welcomed the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which will deliver $19.5 billion in new conservation funding to support climate-smart agriculture. This historic funding will bolster the new steps that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced to improve opportunities for nutrient management. NRCS will target funding, increasing program flexibilities, launch a new outreach campaign to promote nutrient management’s economic benefits, in addition to expanding partnerships to develop nutrient management plans. This is part of USDA’s broader effort to address future fertilizer availability and cost challenges for U.S. producers.

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Wellman-UnionLady‘Cats

Wellman-UnionLady‘Cats

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Terry Memorial Hospital District approves new ultrasound unit and staff

The Terry Memorial Hospital District regular monthly Board meeting was called to order by Chair Brian Paiva at 6:30 pm. Beginning with a posted public hearing on the district’s proposed tax rate, Paiva inquired of those in attendance whether anyone had comments on the proposed tax rate. Hearing none, Paiva adjourned the public hearing and moved the meeting to the regular meeting agenda.

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Staying Alive

Data recently released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that US life expectancy has once again fallen, with COVID-19 a primary culprit. The life span which could be expected for someone born in 2021 fell to 76.1 years, the lowest since 1996. For males 73.2 years could be expected, with 79.1 years for females.

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The Strategy of Fear

The Strategy of Fear

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Capital Highlights Week of September 19 - 23

The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest estimate, which indicates Hispanic residents in Texas make up more of the state’s population than white residents. The new population figures from the American Community Survey indicate Hispanic Texans comprise 40.2% of the state’s population last year, while non-Hispanic white Texans made up 39.4%, as reported in the Texas Tribune.

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