Last login: Thursday, June 21, 2012
Okay, it's completely driving me crazy... How did you know about my husband working at cat? Do we know each other in the real world?
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Tx and Dale... I don't know what kind of policy you can get for $400 a month. As a small business owner, I paid $1,200 a month for a group policy with so-so coverage and a high deductible that covered my family.
Another story about a lawsuit filed against local doctors. What is the purpose of this other than tarnishing reputations? If they are found at fault, that might, might be a story. But a lawsuit filed? I don't think so. Shameful reporting.
Roberttx.... Just out of curiosity, why is someone stupid if they voted contrary to the way you would have prefered them to vote?
Other points to consider regarding the appraisals... If you look at home sale information for Victoria, you will see that home prices have actually risen over the last few years which would, since appraisal prices are set on fair market value, account for the increase. Additionally, I live in Castle Hills and my appraisal actually went down a little over last year.
And further... I would guess that those $20/hr jobs are union jobs and would love to hear your explanation why it makes sense to pay an entry level, limited skills employee $20/hr. I would suggest that Cat isn't under paying locally, but rather overpaying in union states.
Just out of curiosity, why is it bad for a company to build a new manufacturing plant, invent hundreds of millions of dollars in this community and add almost 1,000 new jobs to the economy? If it's such a bad deal, people won't take the Cat jobs and will opt for Taco Bell instead, but since they've been hiring like mad, I would think that most people agree that Cat offers a great employment package.
With so many eyes in the industrial world looking at Victoria right now (thank you Cat, for putting us on the map!) I don't think that you can argue the benefits of having a facility like this in our community; however, whatever happened to capital campaigns and support from the industries that will benefit most by it. Seems to me that a bond is a quick and easy fix but not the most fiscally responsible approach.
Woo hoo! Go Lauren!
This is the most ridiculous story I've seen in a while. And just to give you all a heads up, my dog bit me while we were on our walk the other evening. He was feeling a little frisky and wanted to play. The police were not called, the streets were not blocked off, I did not require a trip to the hospital. The gentleman working in his garage was amused with the conversation I had with my dog about how it's not polite to nip.