Archive - Dec 17, 2012 - News Article
Frank Phillips College enrollment numbers for the fall 2012 semester have increased 13% over last year according to a release from the Texas Association of Community Colleges. The statistics are based upon reports that the college is required to submit to state agencies. The fall 2011 enrollment was at 1,041, and this year it is at 1,191.
There are a couple of reasons why FPC is seeing such an increase in enrollment. The first reason, President Jud Hicks explains, is the workforce programs that have been added in the last six to eight months.
The holidays are just around the corner. People are frantically shopping for last minute gift items. The best place to get last minute gift items are locally owned businesses. Not only does shopping locally bring christmas joy to the small business owners it makes the whole community happy.
This year why not trying a few new business in town? One in particular is the Vintage Pearl. It is a Boutique shop that isnot only â€śclassy,â€ť it is also â€śvintageâ€ť and very unique in its own way.
Shop owner Shawna Lamb opened her store to the public in July of 2012.
The events that happened at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., are not just ones that affect those in that general area. They are events that affect the lives and opinions of people across the United States.
20-year-old Adam Lanza made his way inside the school on Friday and ended up taking the lives of his mother, a teacher at the school, and 26 others, most of whom were children. He entered the elementary school armed with four weapons and wearing a bulletproof vest. He eventually took his own life.