Thursday, April 25, 2013

Get Skills To Work

Are you having trouble filling your manufacturing position? Looking to hir veterans? We have a solution for you. Get Skills to Work unites manufacturers and educators to prepare and place veterans in manufacturing careers. With an estimated 600,000 advanced manufacturing job openings across America, this program is committed to closing the gap and creating a new future for those who endeavored to make things better.

Get Skills to Work is a two-pronged approach to help build a sustainable model:

1. Provide veterans with a virtual badge that translates their Military Occupational Speciatly ( MOS ) to civilian jobs in the mamufacturing industry and indentifies them as skilled for those jobs

2. Help veterans obtain the additional akills they need in an accelerated pathway to acquire nationally reconized industry certifications

We are spearheading this program to get as many service men and women with qualifications for your positions with badges and generate the supply that local manufacturers require. To find out more about the program and how you can benefit,join us on May 7th, 9:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m. at the Houston -Galveston Area Council building located at :

3555 Timmons, 2nd floor Conference Room
Houston, TX 77027

For more information call 979-245-4808 ext. 2619

Texas Senate

Earlier this week the Senate voted 31-0 for Senate Joint Resolution which would ask Texas voters to appove taking $5.7 billion out of the state's Rainy Day Fund. Of that amount, $2.9 billion would go to transportation, $2.billion for water infrastructure projects and $800 million to public education. The measure apporved yesterday will put $2.9 billion directly into the state highway fund, which TxDOT will use instead of issuing that much new debt. This will leave $6 billion in the fund and the Governor said he is more comfortable with $7 billion in the fund. The House has not yet taken action on the Joint Resolution.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

New Merchant on Monterey Square

Matrtess Discounters of Texas is now open on the Square next door to Razzmatazz Hair Salon.There prices can't be beat. Come and ckeck out this great addition to Montrery Square, in downtown Wharton.

ISO Rating

From checking hydrants to improving emergency communications, City of Wharton officials are doing what it takes to lower the area's fire insurance premuims. The area's Insurance Service office ratings has improved significantly, this year dropping from a class 6 to a class4. The rating is a number based on the community's ability to provide adequate fire protection.The ISO's Protection Dept. based in Austin,said the City should be proud of its accomplishment .The public will see benefits in what they're paying. Good Job!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Town Meeting / Brown Bag Lunch

U.S. Representative Congressman Blake Fernthold will host a Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 26th, at 12:00, at the Wharton Civic Center,1924 N. Fulton Street in Wharton.Please come and join us.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Gathering Place for Children

A new business to give children more activites ,from batting cages to bounce houses to a Disney- themed toddler play land , Moonwalks -n - more plans to offer something for all ages  at its Wharton facility, which will break ground next month. Providing a local place for all area kids to get  together is the point , behind the project.

Annual Chocolate Walk

Monterey Square Merchants will host their Annual Chocolate Walk from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23rd. Follow the yellow ribbons to play Chocolate Bingo, register to win a 100.00 shopping spree and Art Show. The Easter Bunny is also coming.