Anna Maria Petcu, 26, also from Calarasi, recently finished a college course in management and is working her third season at the farm. "I want to find something in Romania but I don't know what I will find," she said. She fears Brexit will make it more difficult for workers like her to come to Britain. … [Read more...] about UK fruit farmers feel the squeeze as Brexit looms
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In promotion of their Widow's Weeds album, Silverspun Pickups made Houston one of their 30-date stops on Feb. 18. Aubert expressed gratitude to the audience for their support after all their years of performing. … [Read more...] about Silversun Pickups leave fans wanting more at House of Blues in Houston
Then with the Oklahoma teachers’ strike last April, my politics just shifted completely. I walked out because the future of Oklahoma is in trouble. I teach science, and we do not have the budget to do experiments in the classroom. Kids from other states come in and they’re so far ahead; they say, “Man, we were doing this in middle school.” But it’s not just science, it’s all across the board. Some classes have 40 or more students because a teacher quit and with our low wages, they couldn’t find a replacement. It’s not uncommon to meet a ninth- or tenth-grade student who has never seen a new textbook during all their years in school. Students in high school won’t bat an eye when they’re told there is literally no book available for the course. Others have had a newly hired teacher every single year from first grade through ninth grade, never getting the benefit of a seasoned educator. None of this bodes well for our workforce, … [Read more...] about I’m a Teacher in a Red State. The Teachers’ Strike Turned My Ballot Blue.
That was his last call and his GPS tracker had stopped working appropriately, the Sheriff’s Office said. When Komins didn’t return home as planned, his girlfriend called law enforcement, who started a massive search involving a dozen search-and-rescue teams. … [Read more...] about Missing hiker found dead in Trinity Alps
Boy bands are still big business. Club '90s, then, presents Backstreet Boys vs NSYNC, April 11 at the House of Blues, Bronze Peacock Room. Tickets are $12 and on sale now. The night will feature '90s pop, with lots of BSB and NSYNC. … [Read more...] about Upcoming Houston shows: BSB vs. NSYNC, Jessie Reyez, Violet Chachki, Bone Thugs