Texas oil and gas pulled in nearly $16 billion in taxes and royalties last year as the industry recovers from pandemic downturn – Houston Public Media
The Texas Oil and Gas Association's annual energy and economic impact report says both taxes and royalties paid to the state went up by more than 20% over the previous fiscal year.houstonpublicmedia.org
Mrs. Paula Silva Castillo, resident of Staples, Texas, was released from her earthly bonds, and received in the hands of our Heavenly Father on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the age of 73.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Obituary San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Here’s where you can get your COVID-19 vaccination card laminated for free
The site, which is the largest civilian-run vaccination site in the country, will operate only a few days a week until city and county officials can get more doses of the vaccine. Two office supply stores are offering free lamination services for your vaccination card for a limited time. Customers are invited to visit any Staples or Office Depot/OfficeMax location with their completed COVID-19 vaccination card to get it laminated at no cost. Get a coupon for a FREE lamination of your completed COVID-19 vaccination card. The offer allows customers to carry proof of vaccination as many businesses and events are beginning to open up after lengthy COVID-19 closures and cancellations.
Ask 2: Can you laminate your COVID-19 vaccination card?
A vaccination record card is shown during a COVID-19 vaccination drive for Spring Branch Independent School District education workers Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Houston. Question: Can you laminate your COVID-19 vaccination card? KPRC 2 reached out to a Houston-area Staples, where the office supply company is offering free lamination services to COVID-19 vaccination cards once you have received both shots. Just bring in your card and the associate will laminate your card for you at no cost. The free lamination offer is good until April 3, according to Staples.
Donuts and weed among the freebies retailers offer to vaccinated Americans
Beyond protecting oneself and others amid a pandemic that has killed nearly 543,000 Americans, Americans are being offered a growing array of incentives to get vaccinated against COVID-19, with donuts and weed among the freebies retailers big and small are dangling to consumers. We'd like to show sweet support to those who have received the COVID-19 Vaccine. The dispensary started offering free joints to those who come with proof of vaccination. Michigan marijuana dispensary offers free pre-rolls to those vaccinated who are at least 21. The freebies by major and small brands alike come as some large employers offer time off and cash for their workers to encourage vaccinations.cbsnews.com
A new breed of activist takes a board seat at Office Depot’s parent company
Activist Commentary: HG Vora is not an activist investor, but has shown to be active value investors when necessary. HG Vora agreed to abide by certain customary voting and standstill provisions. In the midst of all of this, a representative of HG Vora added to the board. This is a critical time for the company, and the board should be commended for adding a shareholder representative to the board to assist in this important analysis and decision. Having an institutional shareholder representative on a board at a time like this is like having free access to an investment bank that does not care about fees, only shareholder value.cnbc.com
Office Depot rejects takeover offer from Staples, but says it's open to other types of ventures
Office Depot has rejected another takeover attempt by office supply rival Staples, according to a letter sent Tuesday by a company executive. However, the parent company of Office Depot, ODP, said it is open to a different kind of a deal, such as selling its retail and e-commerce businesses to Staples or agreeing to a joint venture, according to the report. He wrote the letter to Stefan Kaluzny, the managing director of Sycamore Partners and a board member of USR Parent, the subsidiary over Staples. Staples has sought to buy Office Depot's parent company, ODP, two other times. Along with Office Depot, ODC also owns OfficeMax, another chain of office supply stores, and CompuCom, an information technology company.cnbc.com
Two Houston teachers win $5K for classrooms from #ThankATeacher contest
Two Houston teachers have been recognized and rewarded for their above-and-beyond efforts. Edwin M. Wells Middle School’s Monica Ciofalo and Clemente Martinez Elementary’s Leticia Gonzalez were selected as winners of Staples’ #ThankATeacher contest. “We heard so many inspirational stories of teachers who have found ways to continue to connect with their students despite the roadblocks they’ve faced. Ciofalo and Gonzalez were both recognized for their contributions to their students. Gonzalez was also awarded for her kind gestures, including gifting her students welcome kits and goodbye gifts.
Beloved community member dies searching for missing hiker in Southern California
A San Bernardino Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue team member has died while searching for a missing hiker on Mount Baldy, CBS Los Angeles reported. "Our search and rescue volunteers give us themselves and their time selflessly to try to rescue folks that have become lost. And this is an example of what they are willing to give," said San Bernardo County Sheriff John McMahon. Staples was one of the 126 people working in 23 teams searching large sections of Mount Baldy for the missing hiker, Sree Mokkapati, of Irvine, last seen December 8 hiking on Mount Baldy. Sree Mokkapati, 52, has been missing since December 8, 2019, when he was separated from his hiking group on Mount Baldy.cbsnews.com
Credit card information stolen from 1.2 million Staples customers
Credit card information stolen from 1.2 million Staples customers Staples, the nation's largest office-supply retailer, is investigating the breach that took place earlier this year. Michael Regan, editor at large for Bloomberg News, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the cyber attack.cbsnews.com