Plano doctor says women deserve less pay because they “do not work as hard”

PLANO — Somebody grab the Advil. We’re going to need it for this headache. You might’ve already heard about Dr. Gary Tigges from Plano Internal Medicine Associates. He’s the one whose “diagnosis” in the Dallas Medical Journal about the gender wage gap said, “Female physicians do not work as hard.” If anyone knows Dr. Gary Tigges in Plano, TX, please tell him that he’s just pissed off a few thousand HARD WORKING women physicians. Because, you know, quotes like this […]

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Man becomes millionaire after striking deal on scrap paper from Dallas hotel

DALLAS — Two men walk into a bar, but instead of making a drink, they made a deal. No, this isn’t the start of a joke! A couple of guys agreed to go into business together over dinner. The terms were set in stone, or rather some hotel stationary, and the rest is history. The note read, “Three year contract, $100,000, company car, benefits, and then it says 2% of option and that’s essentially the 2% equity deal.” In plain English, […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott wants to pay Texas teachers a six-figure salary

DALLAS — They say those who can’t do, teach. But, that might not be such a bad thing, especially when you consider what Governor Greg Abbott, who made his way to the Big D to talk school and resources, is trying to do. He wants to put more money into schools by putting a little extra green in the teacher’s pockets! “A better system, I suggest, is one that will reward the very best teachers who achieve very good results […]

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Student denied lunch because she owed 15 cents to school!

TEXAS — Imagine being lunched shamed because you were a little short in cash. Well, that happened to a Florida teen. She was denied lunch over a mere 15 cents! “She puts her food on the tray, gets to the front, gives her number to the cashier and she says, well, you owe 15 cents. And she said she didn’t have any money. So the cashier took her food.” said Kimberly Aiken, mother of the young girl. And to make […]

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Phoney Call: Plano Police say that lottery call is a scam!

PLANO — An old scam is getting some new attention and police in North Texas are warning people: don’t believe that mess! The Plano Police Department tweeted out a video warning people of fake phone calls or emails claiming they’ve hit the jackpot. I am sure many of you have received that call or email saying you just won the lottery. This week’s Safety Minute discusses the Lottery Scam that unfortunately, some folks have fallen for. #CrimePreventionTips #LotteryScam https://t.co/bbFzp9eZYz — […]

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FBI warns banks of potential ATM hacking scheme

The FBI is warning financial institutions that their ATMs could be targeted in a hacking attempt. The threat was reported Sunday by Krebs On Security, a popular cybersecurity blog run by the journalist Brian Krebs. Krebs reported that the scheme is known as an “ATM cash-out,” which means the attackers can hack a bank or payment card processor and use stolen information to withdraw large sums of money at ATMs worldwide. His report cited a confidential alert the FBI shared […]

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$1 million probably isn’t enough for retirement in Texas

DALLAS — Let’s be honest, many of us long for the days of retirement! But, how much do you have to save so you don’t have to work anymore? A cool million sounded about right not that long ago, but now not so much, even if you live in Texas. According to GoBankingRates, when it comes to the best states to retire, Texas falls at number ten if you factor in food, housing, transportation, and healthcare. All of which would be […]

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Texas’ Tax-Free Weekend draws shoppers from near and far

GRAPEVINE — Benjamin Franklin famously wrote the only certainties in life are death and taxes.  Well, at least this for this weekend that’s only partially true in Texas as Tax-Free Weekend is back! Having started on Friday and running through Sunday, the event allows shoppers to buy most clothing and school-related supplies costing under $100 without paying any sales tax (check here for what’s good and what’s excluded).  That break is very beneficial as a nationwide survey by the National […]

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Wells Fargo says hundreds of customers lost homes after computer glitch

Hundreds of people had their homes foreclosed on after software used by Wells Fargo incorrectly denied them mortgage modifications. The embattled bank revealed the issue in a regulatory filing this week and said it has set aside $8 million to compensate customers affected by the glitch. The same filing also disclosed that Wells Fargo is facing “formal or informal inquiries or investigations” from unnamed government agencies over how the company purchased federal low-income housing tax credits. The document states the […]

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City of Mesquite says flier of Town East Mall closing is fake

MESQUITE — Shopping has become a part of life for many Americans, especially for those here in Texas! So, you can imagine the panic and fear people had when they saw a post floating around social media saying that Town East Mall in Mesquite was closing for good. Well, turns out it was a total fake. The mall released a statement saying, “False information about Town East Mall closing was posted on various social media sites using the City of […]

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