Although it has more to do with Reuse than Recycling, the latest eNewsletter from E-Waste Recycling mentioned a growing problem.
According to the publication, for PC manufacturers, the move by buyers to tablets and smart phones has led PC OEMs to cut their operating margin to spur sales in a weakening market. Dell reported that its recent 71-percent drop in quarterly gross profits was due in large part to a reduction in operating margin for PC sales from seven percent to just two percent.
It will be the same theme, the same good food and the same location when the Texas State University Retired Faculty and Staff Association (RFSA) holds its annual fall social Friday, Sept. 20 at the San Marcos City Park Recreation Hall.
The $15 social ticket price includes a prime grilled sirloin steak dinner, music by a disc jockey and a swinging silent auction. The evening will also include adult beverages and presentation of two RFSA scholarships.
San Marcos native and former DeZavala Elementary School Teacher of the Year Carla Roberts is a breast cancer survivor. She turned 51 recently, and proud and very happy to be 51.
Many people dread growing older. Carla loves growing older. Life is a gift to her.
She wears a pink, cancer-survivor T-shirt with these words on her chest, “Yes, these are fake. My real ones tried to kill me.”
WIMBERLEY — Those interested in private water well management in the Cypress Creek watershed is invited to the no cost Texas Well Owner Network training from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12, Sept. 12 in Wimberley.
The Cypress Creek Watershed Partnership has identified the training as part of its education and outreach efforts.
Participants can have their water well samples screened for $10. Payment is due when samples are turned in at the training.
The University Chorale, Texas State University’s outstanding musical group, will be featured at “United We Sing,” the free concert on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. at Texas State University’s Evans Auditorium.
The highly regarded group is Texas State’s premier mixed vocal ensemble that performs for state, national and international audiences. Comprised of outstanding musicians from various disciplines, the select chamber ensemble is chosen by audition from the entire student body.
Willie Higgs of San Marcos, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at the age of 87. He was born Aug. 5, 1926 in San Marcos, to James Monroe and Esther Mae (Kennedy) Higgs.
Last year, one of the staff members from Skydive San Marcos lost a dog to cancer and one to a brain tumor. If that wasn’t enough, one of the regular licensed skydivers lost his dog to old age.
“We wanted to pay tribute to their lives and spoke about an ash dive, when you take a special bag and then release the ashes in free fall,” Sarah Bartley with Skydive San Marcos said. “This led on to make the jump into an event to raise money and awareness.”