There is a cost to doing nothing

News From Microsoft As you may know, Microsoft announced the End of Life for their Server 2008 platform to be January 14th 2020.  With over 4,000,000 of these servers still in operation across the United States, it’s time to start seriously looking into and budgeting for the future.  There are several reasons to make sure

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Veterans Day, November 11

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World

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Silver Seal!

Ray attended Konica Minolta’s bizhub PRESS 6136/1250 and PRO 1100 technical training class in September. Ray received a Silver Seal for the class! In order to achieve a Silver Seal a student needs to meet the following:  Overall scores of 4.0 or above (out of 5) in each rating criteria, an average of 90% or

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2018 elections

2018 elections in the United States will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. These midterm elections will take place in the middle of Republican President Donald Trump’s first term. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. In addition,

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Hasta la vista Kepler

Kepler is a space observatory launched by NASA to discover Earth-size planets orbiting other stars. Named after astronomer Johannes Kepler, the spacecraft was launched on March7, 2009 and a price tag of $600 million. The Kepler space telescope was planned to last 3.5 years but has spent the last decade scouring the sky looking for

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Copy Machine Invention October 22, 1938

Chester Floyd Carlson (February 8, 1906 – September 19, 1968) was an American physicist, inventor, and patent attorney born in Seattle, Washington. He is best known for having invented the process of electrophotography, which produced a dry copy rather than a wet copy, as was produced by the mimeograph process. Carlson’s process was subsequently renamed xerography, a term that literally means “dry writing.” The

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Voting is a citizen’s right

Early Voting Begins Today. Remember early voting is October 22 through November 2.  In Texas, where everything is bigger, we rank last for voting (watch video here). If a strong economy is important to you, vote. If your child’s education is important to you, vote. If jobs and paychecks are important to you, vote. You can

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HallowTurkeyChristmasNewYear…..

October, My favorite month! Why? Because so many things happen in October such as my Birthday, my Daughter’s Birthday, Halloween, cooler weather, Pumpkin pies, and SO many other reasons. October if a fun time and the start of my favorite season of the year…. HallowTurkeyChristmasNewYear, yea, that is a made up name…but its all fun

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Happy Halloween

As we approach in on Halloween, if you are looking for candy suggestions check out www.candystore.com for Americans Top 10 rated Halloween candy suggestions. Based on the interactive map SIX states number one ranking candy is candy corn – which I find completely shocking. I personally am a fan, but find that candy corn is

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Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Cake

  Now that Fall is upon us, it is time for pumpkin everything!  Here is a recipe for a dessert everyone will love. Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1-1/4 cups sugar 4 large eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt

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This Month, In History

October 1, 1908 – Henry Ford‘s Model T, a “universal car” designed for the masses, went on sale for the first time. October 2, 1968 – California’s Redwood National Park was established. Redwoods are the tallest of all trees, growing up to 400 feet (120 meters) during a lifetime that can span 2,000 years. October 3, 1863 – President

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Taking a new path.

Family has always been very important to me. From being a husband to my bride for almost 35 years, and to being Dad to 3 awesome kids. This journey through life with them has been awesome. I have enjoyed providing for them in many ways weather emotionally, spiritually, financially….it has been a journey that I

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Tomorrow is the last day to register to VOTE in Nov 6 Election

Election Information Voter Registration Last day to register for voting in November 6th election:  October 9th, 2018 To register, download the form HERE and mail the completed document to: ANN HARRIS BENNETT Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar P.O. Box 3527 Houston, Texas 77253-3527 Voting Dates General Election Early Voting Dates:  Monday, October 22nd – Friday, November 2nd, 2018

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Metamorphosis of an adult

As a little girl I have fond memories of putting on my mom’s robe and high heels to make my own pop-tarts. Although I can not recall my actual thoughts, I do believe I was in the mindset of already being a grown woman and my height was the only thing standing between me and

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Harvey One Year Later

It’s been just over a year since Hurricane Harvey flooded our area. I am still amazed by the amount of rain water dumped on us. People still talk about how deep the water rose in their neighborhoods. I visited a friend in Katy last weekend who was not as fortunate as us. She had about

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Coffee grounds

The benefit of using coffee grounds as a fertilizer is that it adds organic material to the soil, which improves drainage, water retention and aeration in the soil. The used coffee grounds will also help microorganisms beneficial to plant growth thrive as well as attract earthworms. Coffee grounds and gardening go together naturally. Whether you

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A different view of our home

With all the talk about hurricane Florence in North Carolina this week I did a little digging on the ole internet.  I have always been fascinated by natural forces like wind and currents.  I came across a web page that gives an interactive, Google Earth type view of all sorts of different forces on our

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Happy Birthday to The City of HOUSTON from Office Systems of Texas!

City Officials Celebrate Houston’s 180th Birthday Mayor Sylvester Turner and other Houston officials celebrated the 180th anniversary of Houston’s founding on Tuesday with speeches and cake at City Hall. CARRIE FEIBEL  | POSTED ONAUGUST 30, 2016, 3:25 PM (LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 19, 2016, 3:39 PM) Gail Delaughter Mayor Sylvester Turner and other Houston officials celebrated the 180th anniversary of

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Day 10

I’ve started working in Office Systems of Texas in 2012, and this is my 10th day in the sales department. The whole transition from the front desk to the sales department has been a mix of emotions. Not knowing what to expect, especially when I have never worked in sales, continues to be a bit

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OSOT service is a 10!

Thanks to Matilde for dispatching this service call and thanks to Dallas for providing the service to the customer’s satisfaction. All 10’s! We appreciate our customer’s taking the time to respond to our quick survey. Rate our dispatch overall (ease of placing a service call etc.) 10 of 10 Your Technician was very knowledgeable in

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