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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

Online Privacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World

Security today means a lot of things. It used to mean things like ‘Don’t leave your keys in your car’, ‘Lock the door to your house/apartment when you leave’, ‘Walk with a friend to the bus stop’. While these practices are still valid, and still great staples for safety, the Internet is the window most […]

By |May 26th, 2017|Internet, Tech Tips|0 Comments

The Impact of Rural Broadband on Small Business

It seems that high-speed internet is everywhere these days, with Wi-Fi hotspots open at every coffee shop and restaurant in town. Unfortunately, while this may be the reality for urban and suburban areas, there are many rural areas that are lacking the infrastructure or support for high-speed internet. Even worse, many people in these areas […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|#ruraliscool, Business, Internet|0 Comments

Fiber Networks: The Benefits Over Traditional Copper

Everything gets updated in the tech world. Updates to your iPhone, updates to the apps on your phone, new features, more RAM, and every other advancement in between. Occasionally, you have to stop and wonder ‘why?’ Is technology actually advancing or is it merely progress for the sake of progress? One phenomenon in particular is near […]

By |April 22nd, 2017|Internet|0 Comments

Tips for Booting Up Your Tech Career

It’s easy to have an idea of where you want to go and then wonder “Okay, what now?” There are plenty of options when it comes to starting a career path, but here are a few that we would recommend if you plan on going into the field of technology. 
Step 1: Explore Job Roles
It would […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Tech Tips|0 Comments