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The Importance of Local Telecommunications Companies in Rural Communities

Rural communities are often served by small local telecommunications companies, rather than large corporate brands. These local businesses have their finger on the proverbial pulse of the community and its needs.

Large, corporate Internet service providers may not see the value in investing what it takes to build faster fiber networks in rural areas. Local telecom companies live, work and […]

By |November 8th, 2017|#ruraliscool|0 Comments

Business Spotlight: City of El Campo

The City of El Campo is known as “The Pearl of the Prairie.” But what if you had to describe this city in just one word — what would it be? We asked that question of Courtney Sladek,
Director of Finance, and she answered, “Community.”

It’s a good choice, since community-minded activities abound. Whether it’s residents working together in […]

By |November 1st, 2017|#ruraliscool, Business|0 Comments

Markham, TX Organizations Receive 2017 Young Family Foundation Grants

Each year, the Young Family Foundation accepts grant applications and carefully selects recipients for community grants. The Young Family Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients out of Markham, TX:

Team First Book – Matagorda County – $1,000

Markham Volunteer Fire Department – $2,500

Tidehaven ISD (for technology) – $1,500

Over the past 50 years, YK Communications has been locally owned […]

By |October 26th, 2017|#ruraliscool, What's Happening at YK?|0 Comments

Louise, TX Organizations Receive 2017 Young Family Foundation Grants

Each year, the Young Family Foundation accepts grant applications and carefully selects recipients for community grants. The Young Family Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients out of Louise, TX:

Louise Volunteer Fire Department – $2,500

Louise ISD (for technology) – $1,500

Over the past 50 years, YK Communications has been locally owned and operated by the Young family in Ganado, Texas. In that […]

By |October 26th, 2017|#ruraliscool, What's Happening at YK?|0 Comments

El Campo, TX Organizations Receive 2017 Young Family Foundation Grants

Each year, the Young Family Foundation accepts grant applications and carefully selects recipients for community grants. The Young Family Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients out of El Campo, TX:

El Campo Volunteer Fire Department – $2,500

El Campo ISD (for technology) – $1,500

 

Over the past 50 years, YK Communications has been locally owned and operated by the […]

By |October 26th, 2017|#ruraliscool, What's Happening at YK?|0 Comments

Ganado, TX Organizations Receive 2017 Young Family Foundation Grants

Each year, the Young Family Foundation accepts grant applications and carefully selects recipients for community grants. The Young Family Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients out of Ganado, TX:

Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Golden Crescent Region – $1,500

Ganado ISD GT Program, Elementary/Junior High – $1,500

Ganado Education Foundation – $5,000

Jackson County Hospital District EMS – $10,000

Ganado […]

By |October 26th, 2017|#ruraliscool, What's Happening at YK?|0 Comments

Everything You Should Know About Smart Video Doorbells

Your front door is often a target for unwanted visitors, from solicitors to burglars. According to the FBI, 71.6 percent of burglaries happened at residences in 2015. There’s also been an uptick in the cost of property loss due to burglaries. From 1994 to 2011, property loss increased by 56 percent, from an average of […]

By |September 21st, 2017|Home Security, Technology|0 Comments

5 Tech Gadgets Never Used By The Incoming Class of 2018

For the incoming class of 2018 – whether high school or college – the world, technologically speaking, has basically been your oyster from the start. Many of today’s students have never witnessed the horrific, often inconvenient tech gadgets that existed before the massive advances that lead to things like iPhones, digital voicemail, the emoji, voicemail transcripts, […]

By |August 11th, 2017|Technology|0 Comments

Business Spotlight: Gresham Trucking

Johnnie Gresham started this family business in Louise in 1997 and has covered many miles since then. Gresham Trucking supplies road-base materials including limestone, gravel, and
caliche to locations where roads or pads are being built. The company owns 20 trucks and has about 20 employees.

His wife Lanette Gresham says, “Johnnie has run Gresham Trucking all […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Young Family Foundation Awards $1 Million in Local Grants and Scholarships

Local non-profit has served students in Ganado, Louise, Tidehaven, and El Campo with $1 million in educational funding
The Young Family Foundation is thrilled to announce that they have awarded a total of $1 million in scholarships and grants, a major milestone for an organization that continues to serve students.

The Young Family Foundation is a local […]

By |June 1st, 2017|#ruraliscool, What's Happening at YK?|0 Comments