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H-E-B investing $100 million in Texas public education

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A major investment in public education was announced by H-E-B in Austin on Tuesday.
H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt told a press conference the grocery giant will spend more than $100 million to create The Holdsworth Center, a premier leadership institute based in Austin with the goal of supporting and developing public school leaders in order to improve, over time, the quality of education offered to every child in every classroom in Texas.

A worker at Texas State University wisely wore a poncho Tuesday while tackling tasks on campus. More heavy rain is forecast for today, but chances decrease overnight. Thursday is supposed to be mostly sunny. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY GERALD CASTILLO

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Programs helps homeowners finance solar, wind systems

Laura Aebi - Staff Reporter
The city of San Marcos is working with residents to promote the use of wind and solar energy sources. San Marcos is offering monetary rebates for professionally designed and installed solar and wind energy systems through the Distributed Generation Rebate Program. In an effort to encourage the use of grid-tied renewable energy systems, the city is offering $2 per watt, up to $5,000, for solar photovoltaic systems and 1$ per watt, up to $5,000, for wind systems.

Crockett Elementary School’s Geo Bee Coordinator Brenda Butler recently handed out certificates to winners (from left) Adi Idigheji, first place; Elizabeth Scull, second place; and Jullianna Garza, third place. The first place winner will now advance to state competition. PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN SEATON

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