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WARNING: IRS SHAM: East Texan Reports Losing Over $27,000 to IRS Imposter

WARNING: IRS SHAM East Texan Reports Losing Over $27,000 to IRS Imposter Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers to anticipate an uptick in IRS imposter calls this month. An East Texas consumer contacted BBB and reported over $27,000 was given to an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) imposter. The IRS has issued an online warning for taxpayers as the Oct. 15 tax-filing extension deadline is approaching and scammers are continuing to pose as IRS employees, making threatening phone calls and using phishing schemes to swindle victims. According to the victim, someone claiming to work for the United States Treasury Department...

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AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS ANGELA BASSETT RECEIVED THE “ICON AWARD”AT HOLLYWOOD CONFIDENTIAL

AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS ANGELA BASSETT RECEIVED THE “ICON AWARD”AT HOLLYWOOD CONFIDENTIAL Brand Maverick Entertainment (BME) president and event series creator, Steve Jones (Producer of OWN’s “Black Love,” “Motherly Love”) moderated a conversation with award-winning actress Angela Bassett (“911,” “Black Panther,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It”) who received the “Icon Award” at the 10th  installment of Hollywood Confidential on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA in partnership with Essence Magazine. The conversation with Bassett overviewed her trailblazing catalogue of work, her personal journey, staying true to oneself while in pursuit of one’s career and the hard work it takes to bring powerful roles...

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How John Cornyn helped deliver GOP votes for Kavanaugh 

How John Cornyn helped deliver GOP votes for Kavanaugh WASHINGTON — It was the toughest vote U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has had to wrangle in his six years as Senate Republican whip. In the end, only one Republican opposed Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court: U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who voted present. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, supported Kavanaugh but missed the vote because he was attending his daughter’s wedding. The result, though, put Kavanaugh on the nation’s highest court by 50-48, further boosting Cornyn’s stature among Republicans and places him, as one expert said, in...

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How John Cornyn helped deliver GOP votes for Kavanaugh 

How John Cornyn helped deliver GOP votes for Kavanaugh WASHINGTON — It was the toughest vote U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has had to wrangle in his six years as Senate Republican whip. In the end, only one Republican opposed Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court: U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who voted present. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, supported Kavanaugh but missed the vote because he was attending his daughter’s wedding. The result, though, put Kavanaugh on the nation’s highest court by 50-48, further boosting Cornyn’s stature among Republicans and places him, as one expert said, in “the pole position” to eventually be Senate majority leader. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who, like Cornyn, is up for re-election in 2020, hasn’t shown any sign of stepping down but the Texan has positioned himself to succeed him. And Cornyn is finishing his stint as majority whip with a big win, as he gives up his term-limited post at the end of the year. “At various times, it looked like the nomination was doomed or at least on its way to being doomed and McConnell and Cornyn saved it,” said Sean Theriault, government professor at the University of Texas. Hours after the vote, Cornyn tweeted a photo of what appeared to be a glass of champagne or sparkling wine with the caption, “Not quite #Beers4Brett but #Bubbly4Brett instead.”...

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Dr. Woods nabs TEXAS Superintendent of the Year Award

Dr. Woods nabs TEXAS Superintendent of the Year Award (Austin)—Brian Woods, superintendent of Northside ISD-Bexar County, has been named the 2018 Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). His win was announced in Austin at the recent Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA)/TASB Convention. Woods was selected from a group of state finalists that included Mark Porterie, Port Arthur ISD, Region 5; Tim Harkrider, Willis ISD, Region 6; Kenneth Border, Shallowater ISD, Region 17; and Juan Martinez, Clint ISD, Region 19. Woods has been in education administration for 21 years. He earned his bachelor’s...

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