join the League of Women's Voters

Houston’s League of Women Voters looks to the future
Group works to update image, keep nonpartisan mission thriving

— Houston Chronicle2

The Houston Area League of Women Voters is distributing about 100,000 copies of its Voters Guide for the March 4 primaries, and perhaps the only relevant thing missing from the free publication is a sense of renewal for the nonpartisan group.

The Houston chapter says it is holding steady at about 500 members, making it the second-largest in the nation, behind Seattle. But the local organization is joining chapters across the nation in publicly expressing concern that baby boomers and younger generations will not uphold the league’s missions with the same sense of obligation and public service.

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ivy league tuition is free, for some

Stanford waives tuition if income under $100,000
— Reuters

Amid calls by some U.S. lawmakers for wealthy universities to lower tuition costs, officials at Stanford University said on Wednesday they would no longer charge tuition to students from families earning less than $100,000 a year.

For students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year, Stanford University will not charge for either tuition or room and board, officials at the prestigious university near San Francisco said.

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most stolen cars in Houston

ABC Channel 13 reports on the top 10 most stolen vehicles in Houston for January:

  1. Ford Trucks – 151
  2. Chevrolet Trucks – 140
  3. Honda Cars – 119 (Civic – 69.96%) / (Accord – 29.79%)
  4. Dodge Trucks – 91
  5. Ford Cars – 65 (Taurus – 49.94%) / (Mustang – 14.28%)
  6. Dodge Cars – 57 (Intrepid – 48.04%) / (Stratus – 19.18%)
  7. Chevrolet Cars – 53 (Impala – 22.03%) / (Malibu – 20.33%)
  8. GMC – 40
  9. Toyota Cars – 40 (Corolla – 43.33%) / (Camry – 43.13%)
  10. Buick Cars – 24 (LeSabre – 50.00%) / (Park Ave – 19.46%)

Their source: the Houston Police Department.

being bilingual can help your job search

Did you know that being bilingual is actually a good thing? Forget what mainstream media and vocal portions of society are yelling, Steven Jungman (recruiting director), says that being bilingual is “a big deal as job market sags.”

Five questions with Steven Jungman
— Houston Chronicle2

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But those who are bilingual may have an edge, said Jungman, who also heads the Houston chapter of the National Society for Hispanic Professionals.

The society is hosting a job fair Thursday for bilingual speakers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westin Galleria. More than 22 companies will participate, including AT&T, Pfizer and BP.

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