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Lawmakers Advocate for Even Start

Even Start began in 1988 and offers grants to support local family literacy projects that integrate early childhood education, adult literacy (adult basic and secondary-level education and instruction for English language learners), parenting education and interactive parent and child literacy activities for low-income families. Parents must be eligible for services under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.

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’Dogs start series against NMSU

But all Tech is concerned with right now is taking care of business against the Aggies (38-11, 9-8) in a four-game series that begins today with a doubleheader (1 p.m.) and continues with single games Friday (6 p.m.) and Saturday (1 p.m.).
“It’s a huge series, of course, for both teams and we’ve got to be focused and ready to play very well against an outstanding New Mexico State team,” said Tech coach Wade Simoneaux. “They’ve got a great hitting team, so we’ve got to pitch well and match them run-for-run.”
Get the statistical sheets ready.
Make sure you bring along a calculator.

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Keep watch for sex offenders

In a parish that’s not overwhelmingly massive, the large number of convicted offenders is pretty frightening. And as Sheriff Mike Stone points out, many sex offenders probably harm several victims before they are ever caught because victims are afraid to come forward.
“I think, in some cases, the victims even blame themselves,” Stone said. “But coming forward is the best way to handle the situation, so victims can put it behind them and it won’t linger with them.”

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Session dates should change

The proposed constitutional amendment approved Wednesday by the Senate and Governmental Affairs committee would move the even-year sessions up to January; the odd-year sessions would start in February.
The measure still needs approval by two-thirds of the Senate and the House, then from the state’s voters, before it can take effect.

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’Dogs hit powerball

This one is purely on a local level, but it’s created excitement among followers of the Bulldogs’ program.
Going into Thursday’s opening game of a Western Athletic Conference home series against New Mexico State, Tech has slammed 82 home runs.
That’s the second highest total for a season in the Bulldogs’ record book, trailing only the 102 recorded in 1988.
With four games set against the Aggies at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park this week, and then the upcoming WAC postseason tournament, there’s a good chance the old record might tumble.

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