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BBB: Maintain Productivity by Keeping Your Staff Healthy this Cold...
In order to stay productive and profitable this cold and flu season, it’s important to minimize absenteeism due to illness, but the workplace environment often makes it...
BBB: Gift Exchanges may Leave You Empty Handed . . .or Worse
Sending a stranger one gift and getting up to 36 in return may sound like a great idea, but you might be breaking the law. While gift exchanges grow in popularity during...
Just! Joshin’ ya
Did everyone enjoy their break? Turkey, football, a little shopping, coughing your head off. Oh wait, that last part may have just been me. I spent all day Friday,...
High Points from El Camino Real #1053
Folks along El Camino Real celebrated Veteran’s Day this past week and it was sure good to see so much Patriotism in honor of our Veterans. Lots of people had a holiday,...
Taxing Thoughts: The Equifax breach and you – be proactive
Earlier this year, hackers were able to breach the security of Equifax, one of the three national credit reporting agencies. More than 143 million Americans – nearly half...
Hope for Today
The ancient people of Israel escaped their Egyptian slave masters for freedom. As they exited Egypt, Moses, their leader, often spent time with God seeking Him for...
Idle American: Champions on Parade
Others may choose to “paint the town red,” but not Houston. There, they lean heavily toward another hue. In the bayou city, orange paint is in high demand. Since their...
Taxing Thoughts: Know your rights when debt collectors call
At some point you may be on the receiving end of a debt collection phone call. It could happen any time you are behind on paying your bills or when there is an error in...
Spot and a steak covered in mushrooms
I usually just embellish real life incidents as source material for my articles, but I can’t resist passing on an old Bob Murphy story that my friend Arlis Corley recently...
High Points from El Camino Real #1052
The cold snap weekend before last and the warm weather and high winds this past weekend had folks along El Camino Real looking for their yard brooms and leaf blowers as a...
Just Joshin' Ya
How about Rusk Eagle athletics? The girls doing their job in the playoffs and the football team locking up a nice playoff spot with that win over Diboll. I made the...
Taxing Thoughts: Business tax – time to consider Section 179?
Section 179 expensing can be a very powerful tax-planning tool for small- and medium-sized businesses acquiring capital assets. While it doesn’t change the amount of...
High Points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real enjoyed their first taste of winter over the weekend and it had them digging in their closets for coats and pulling up the covers. Smoke was...
Just Joshin' Ya
What a weekend for sports. I mean, give it up to the Lady Eagles volleyball team for grabbing the number one seed in the playoffs after beating Tatum on Friday and Carthage...
High Points from El Camino Real #1049
Some folks along El Camino Real used the long Columbus Day weekend to catch up on chores around the place or to get their deer stands ready for the upcoming season. The...