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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Burnet Bulletin Burnet, Texas Commentary Defense secretary promotes new hub to partner with tech startups AUSTIN -- U.S. Secretary of Capital Highlights months, also may register employees of their ers to make an appointment for a free Defense Ash Carter on Sept. 14 an- Despite that increase, Texas' sea- schools, inspection at the agency's 25 state- nounced the opening of a "Defense sonally adjusted unemployment rate For more information visit Vote- wide district offices. increased to 4.7 percent in August, Texas.gov or call 1-800-252-VOTE. TxDOT noted that nationwide, Innovation Unit Experimental" hub Ed at the Capital Factory in downtown up slightly from 4.6 percent in July. Sabre home offices grow three out of four car seats are improp- Austin. Sterling The national unemployment rate for Gov. Abbott on Sept. 14 an- erly installed. Carter and University of Texas August was 4.9 percent, nounced Southlake, Texas-based The agency reminded Texans System Chancellor William McRa- Some students may register Sabre GLBL Inc. would expand its that properly restraining their chil- ven said the hub would provide op- Texas Press Association Texas Secretary of State Carlos headquarters at the Solana develop- dren while riding in vehicles is the portunities for innovators to partner Cascos on Sept. 13 posted a remind- ment in nearby Westlake. law, and is an everyday, year-round with the Department of Defense to traditionally not available to the er that qualified students have a va- The expansion, made possible in responsibility. develop technologies to address the partment of Defense, with the ulti- riety of options to register to vote, part by a $5 million Texas Enterprise "We are determined to educate nation's security challenges,mate goal of accelerating technology including through their high school Fund grant issued by the governor's parents and caregivers in Texas about "Austin's commitment to innova- into the hands of the men and women principal, office, is expected to create 500 new the importance of buckling their tion, access to talent and academia, as in uniform." "Texas law has a unique provi- jobs and bring more than $37 million child into the correct car seat for their well as the department's longstand- The Capital Factory, an incubator sion that requires high school prin- in capital investment, Abbott said. age and size," said TxDOT Executive ing ties to Texas, make this an ideal for start-up technology companies cipals, or their designees, to serve as Sabre provides software, data, Director James Bass. next location for DIUx," Carter said. founded in 2008 by Joshua Baer, oc- a voter registrar. I encourage all high mobile and distribution solutions to "It's not only the law, but we're Gov. Greg Abbott added, "Texas cupies the fifth and 16th floors of the school principals to offer this oppor- airlines and hotel properties to man- also trying to save lives through is the new frontier in innovation, and Omni Austin Hotel. tunity before the Oct. 11 registration age critical operations, including pas- proper use of safety seats." with the arrival of DIUx, the Depart- Other DIUx hubs have been deadline for the November election," senger and guest reservations, reve- Texas law requires all children ment of Defense's best technologists launched in Northern California's Cascos said. nue management, flight, network and under 8, unless they are taller than 4 will be right here in Austin." Silicon Valley and in Boston. Students may register if they are a crew management. Sabre serves cus- feet 9 inches, to be in a car seat when- According to the DIUx missionTexas economy acids jobs U.S. citizen and have reached the age tomers in more than 160 countries, ever they ride in a passenger vehicle. statement, "As our name implies, The Texas Workforce Commis-of 17 years and 10 months. To vote in Free inspections offered Failure to properly restrain a child DIUx is just that: an 'experiment.' sion on Sept. 16 reported the increase an election, a Texan must be 18 years To coincide with national Child can result in a ticket of up to $250. We continuously iterate on how best of an estimated 21,400 nonfarm jobs old by Election Day. Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-24, In 2015, 83 children younger than 8 to identify, contract, and prototype in August and noted that the state In addition to students, high the Texas Department of Transporta- years old were killed in crashes in novel innovations through sources has added jobs in 16 of the last 17 school principals or their designee tion on Sept. 13 encouraged caregiv- Texas. . . . , d " Winter 1s coming an it Have you noticed the Ash Juni- pers/ "Cedar trees" are already begin- ning to be laden with cedar berries? Which of course is an indication that winter is gong to be a harsh and full one. Further proof, the multitude of acorns are in full swing. In years past, these two signs of abundant produc- tion have proven prelude to the cold temperatures to come. Mulch, mulch, and more mulch, with the glorious rains there have been some side affects. You may no- flee that your grass appears yellow- ish; nutrients in the soil have been washed away. The Master's Garden Bill & Martelle Luedecke The replacement of those nu- trients can be derived from natural additives that are high in nitrogen. Check with your local nursery for natural solutions that they carry. ars to, be a 'Woolyburger' In the ground now Now is the time to divide your pe- rennials such as daylilies, Irises and the like. The weather is comparably cool and the ground is moist. Lawn agenda for this month in- cludes corn gluten and beneficial nematodes. Beneficial nematodes are effec- tive for up to two years. You may ask what are Beneficial Nematodes; they are itty bitty round worms that con- trol grubs, fungus gnats, fleas and a whole lot of other soil pests. Did you know that 10 female fleas can pro- duce a population of 260,000 fleas in a month? weeks thereafter. Order your Corn Gluten. You Keep your souls and soles in your have both a fertilizer and a pre-emer- garden! gent application for weeds at the Remember the True Master Gar- same time; two-for-the-price-of-one dener: Jesus said, "I am the vine; my deal. Shop around for the best buy. Father is the Gardener." John 15:1 It is time to begin planting the Bill Luedecke is a Master Garden- seeds and starters for fall vegetables: er and Master Naturalist. Martelle beets, peas, Chinese cabbage, carrots, Luedecke, his daughter, recently corn- chard, collards, garlic, lettuce, mus- pleted her Master Naturalist train- tard greens, shallots and turnips; your ing. Have questions or comments? root plants. Contact Bill at The Luedecke Group Looking forward... Realtors or email hillcountrygarden- ... to the next column. See you er7@gmail.com or contact Martelle in two weeks for further ways to Luedecke at Luedeckephotography@ get your hands dirty, and every two gmail.com. 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