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GOOD GOSH! CALL JOSH! 903-865-7002 LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT CANDIDATES FOR SHERRIF RESPOND TO QUESTIONS ABOUT SEX TRAFFICKING IN EAST TEXAS. Callie Carrell Lawrence Candidate For Wood County Sherrif We asked, If elected what will you do to help stem the tidw of sex trafficking in East Texas?We can not ignore the facts. 25 million people are enslaved worldwide. 234,000 victims of labor trafficking in Texas, and 79,000 victims of youth sex trafficking in Texas. Attorney General Paxton formed the Human Trafficking and Transnational/ Organized Crime Section (HTTOC), tasked with combating human trafficking across our state. There are four major types of human
trafficking. Adult sex trafficking, adult labor trafficking, child sex trafficking, and child labor trafficking. There is no “look” for a trafficker. The scariest part is that it doesn’t always take force, fraud, or coercion. Children will be children. Traffickers know how to establish relationships and take advantage of vulnerability. It is vital that we are aware of the warning signs and educate ourselves on what to do if put in a dangerous situation. Parents need to be aware of the applica-
tions their children use on their smartphones. Parents need to talk to their children about the importance o f knowi n g their s u r roundings. Adults need to know the red flags. Below are a few offered by the Texas Attorney General: There are several red flags that someone is being forced into labor trafficking, including: Third-party control of schedule and social interaction Evidence of violence: bruises, swelling, scarring, etc. Works excessively long or unusual hours Living where the individual works Living in an area that is not zoned for residential Transported to and from work by employer Housing, food, and hygiene products all being
supplied by the employer Not being paid on a regular schedule Recruited through false promises related to citizenship or working conditions Inability to speak English Identification documents or money are being h e l d by a
third-party Malnutrition, dehydration, exhaustion Untreated disease or dental and/or vision problems Chronic pain — e.g., back pain, muscle strains, respiratory issues, etc. Children can be victims of sex trafficking. Important red flags to look for include: Changes in school attendance, habits, friend groups, vocabulary, demeanor, and attitude Sudden appearance of luxury items — e.g., manicures, designer clothes, purses Truancy (absence) from
school Sexually provocative clothing Tattoos or branding Refillable gift cards Multiple phones or social media accounts Lying about the existence of social media accounts Provocative pictures posted online or stored on the phone Unexplained injuriesSocial interaction and schedule being strictly controlled by someone else Isolation from family, friends, and community Red Flags for Adult Sex Trafficking Important red flags to look for: Contents of the vehicle/location Hotel receipts Drugstore receipts Lingerie Condoms, Female personal hygiene items in a place of business High-end clothing recently purchased, Hotel keys, Rolls of money Prepaid credit cards, Tattooing/branding, Lack of eye contact, Bruises, swelling, and/ or redness Third-party control of the person’s schedule, identifying documents, money, and/or travel. Sex ads linked to the individual’s phone number. Red Flags for Illicit Massage Parlors/Spas Permit or license for
something other than actual business Male clientele Location may have a guarded entrance Open at unusual hours compared to the businesses on either side Cameras both inside and outside Location storefront may be curtained off/ blocked, etc. Location may be locked and opened only when someone at the door with a phone “Employees” may be ferried to and from work by the “spa” or may live at the location Men walking through the parking lot, seem to be confused, and/ or talking on their cell phones Condoms in the parking lot, drains, or pipes. Callie Carrell Lawrence is an educator who lives in Wood County with her family. Meanwhile in Van Zandt County Candidate Steve Hendrix gave the following statement. :We will work with federal, state and local agencies to aggressively investigate the human trafficking problem. Citizen tips will be taken seriously and all leads followed up on.”
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The Real Cost Of Human Trafficking According to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s websitre, Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. It is the exploitation of men, women, and children for forced labor or sex by a third-party for profit or gain. Texas is on the forefront of combating this hideous crime. In 2016 — in one of his first major initiatives — Attorney General Paxton formed the Human Trafficking and Transnational/Organized Crime Section (HTTOC), tasked with combating human trafficking across our state. According to the Texas Attorney General there were 234,000 victims of human trafficking in the Lone Star State at any given time. Of that, seventy nine thousand victims of youth and minor sex trafficking at any given time. furthermore, there are twenty five million people enslaved worldwide. Here are the AG’s Cititation for Statistics. ^Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Force Marriage, International Labour Organization, Walk Free Foundation, and the International Organization for Migration (2017) ^^Busch-Armendariz, N.B., Nale, N.L. Kammer-Kerwick, M., Kellison, B., M.I.M., Cook Heffon, L., Nehme, J. (2016). Human Trafficking by the Numbers:
The Initial Benchmark of Prevalence and Economic Impact for Texas. Austin, TX: Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, the University of Texas at Austin. Texas has made some signifigant inroads against this modern day scourge. State of Texas coordinated with the federal government and California Attorney General’s Office to facilitate the permanent worldwide shutdown of Backpage. com, the largest purveyor of escort ads in the United States Pled Backpage.com guilty to Trafficking of Persons and Engaging in Organized Crime, and pled Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer guilty to Money Laundering Developed and produced a powerful training video — designed to mobilize all Texans to “Be the One” in the fight against human trafficking Trained more than 25,000 people in person across the state of Texas on human trafficking Assisted in numerous prosecutions of human trafficking cases resulting in multiple felony convictions and 441 years of prison time for traffickers in Texas. Over the next fews weeks we at the Lone Star Shopper Shopping News intend to interview various law enforcement officials in East Texas about Human traffick-
ing. Meanwhile, what can the residents of East Texas do about this very real problem? If the situation is an emergency or you believe someone is in immediate danger, call 911 and alert the authorities. Tell them you think it may be human trafficking, so that it can be routed to the proper investigators. Be sure to share all actionable information you have — including descriptions of cars and people, when and where you saw the conduct, and take a picture if you can safely do so. After contacting law enforcement, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-8883737-888. You can also text “Help” or “Info” to 233733. Additionally, you can reach the hotline by email: Report@PolarisProject.org. Pay close attention to the people in your neighborhood and community. Report behaviors that might be evidence of human trafficking. Call as soon as possible after you make the observations. The fresher the information, the more likely law enforcement can take action. We hope to continue this column next week. Until then. Thank you for reading the Lone Star Shopper, Shopping News. And remember, As always, I’M PULLIN FOR YA!
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Strawberries And Honey Make A Great Pair LEARNING TO SAY NO
Dear Dave, We’re debt-free except for our home, and we’ll have our fully-funded emergency fund of three to six months of expenses, we’ve agreed on six months’ worth, saved up by the end of February. We’re also setting aside a little each month to buy a newer car with cash later. We’re about $5,000 from our car fund goal, but my husband is getting impatient. He wants us to go ahead a finance the remainder, since it’s a relatively small amount. He has tried to justify this by mentioning that you don’t seem to have a problem with people borrowing money to buy a house. Could you explain the difference? Lana Dear Lana, Okay, first things first. I don’t like debt of any kind. I don’t really like borrowing for a house, but I’m not unreasonable. I tolerate mortgage loans, as long as people use a 15-year, fixed rate mortgage, with payments that are no more than a fourth
of their monthly takehome pay. A house is often the largest purchase in a person’s life, and one most people can’t achieve based solely on saving. I still recommend, however, setting aside as much as possible for a down payment before taking out a mortgage. Here’s the thing. Cars go down in value, while traditional homes generally increase in value substantially over the years. Plus, you can get an absolutely great, pre-owned car for $10,000 to $15,000 dollars. This is an amount which, in my mind, is doable over the course of several months through determined saving and living on a budget. Depending on where you live, a good home can cost 10 to 20 times that much. The best way to build wealth and have a secure financial life is to stay away from debt. This means getting out of mortgage debt as quickly as possible, too. You’re never going to win with money if you can’t learn to delay
pleasure. Everyone has that little kid inside them, and that little kid wants everything he or she wants right now. Your husband is asking a normal question, but he’s dangerously close to letting that immature little kid out. It happens to all of us once in a while, but we have to grow to a point as adults where we tell that little kid no! —Dave * Dave Ramsey is CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored seven best-selling books, including The Total Money Makeover. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 16 million listeners each week on 600 radio stations and multiple digital platforms. Follow Dave on the web at daveramsey.com and on Twitter at @DaveRamsey
(NAPSA)—Eaten out of hand as a snack, or sweetened with honey as a dessert, strawberries can brighten meals and add a healthy dose of nutrition. Besides being delicious, strawberries are a good source of vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants. Like strawberries, honey can play a part in a healthy diet. Honey provides a rich sweet flavor and is a natural source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in small amounts; and all at just 64 calories per tablespoon. Honey Strawberry Chiffon Pie is a surprisingly light dessert that combines the fresh taste of fruit with the richness of honey. Honey’s distinct flavor shines through and you may be surprised to learn that there are 300 different varieties of honey in the United States alone, each with its own distinct flavor. They range in color from pale, almost white sage to the extremely dark buckwheat—and the flavors are just as varied. Single varietal honeys result from honey bees gathering nectar from the same type of flowers. Author and honey expert, Gene Opton, loves to search out local honeys at farmers’ markets. She writes that “some of my favorites are the work of artisan producers—small suppliers who harvest only in specifically designated areas and focus on single-flower honeys.” For this recipe, she recommends an orange blossom honey, but why not try experimenting with a few varietals to find your favorite. For more recipes and informa-
set aside. In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 1 minute. Stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved; stir in remaining 1⁄2 cup honey. Transfer to large bowl; stir in sour cream. Cover and refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture mounds on a spoon when tested. Using electric mixer, beat mixture at medium speed until light. Fold in strawberries; mix until well combined. HONEY STRAWBERRY Pour into prepared crust. CHIFFON PIE Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Makes 8 servings. 2 cups coarsely chopped strawberries (12 oz.) Nutrition information per 3 serving: calories 295; total fat ⁄4 cup honey, divided 9 g; cholesterol 10 mg; sodium 1 envelope unflavored 203 mg; total carbohydrate 52 gelatin g; dietary fiber 1 g; protein 4 g 1 cup light sour cream Tip: Fresh or whole unPrepared 9-inch crumb sweetened frozen strawberries crust may be used. Thaw frozen In small bowl, combine strawberries before combinstrawberries and 1⁄4 cup honey; ing with honey.
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How to Help Your Teens Reach Their Goals in 2020 By Anthony ONeal
I don’t know about y’all, but I am ready to crush some goals this year! Maybe you don’t feel so ready, and that’s okay. Maybe you’re ready, but you’re worried your high schooler isn’t. Don’t stress. No matter where you find yourself at the beginning of the year, it’s never too late to get on track and set yourself (and your teen) up for success. The most important thing you and your teen need to do is: Have. A. Plan. Here’s how I break down the goal-setting process in a way that not only helps me plan for the whole year, but also helps me create positive change in myself that lasts way after I’ve hit my goals. • The Vision Before there can be a goal, there has to be a big-picture vision. Encourage your teen to think about what kind of person they want to become and what they want to achieve as they learn and grow in their lifetime. Thinking through these things will give your teen the why behind their goals. Their why will really keep them motivated! ¶ The Goals Goals are what we set in order to help us work toward the vision. All goals should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-sensitive. For example, “save money for college” is vague, but “save $1,000 by graduation” is specific. It’s driven by a deadline and makes sense for your teen. • The Habits Help your teen build some smaller, consistent habits that help them achieve their goals. A habit for the example above could be setting aside a certain amount of money from each paycheck. That way, once they reach their goal, they’ve already formed a pattern that will help them stick with their smart choices over time. Boom! Now it’s time to start putting the goal-setting process into action! If you have a student in the family, chances are that college––or at least thinking about college–– is somewhere in their near future. If they’re interested in going to college (without student loans), here are a few examples of goals they could set for this year
that will help them get ready for that big step. • 9th graders should: Get solid grades by having healthy study habits and turning assignments in on time. Research three colleges that fit with the careers that interest them. Meet with their guidance counselor at least twice (this goes for all four years of high school). • 10th graders should: Consider getting a tutor or taking a prep class for the ACT or SAT tests. Research job shadowing or internship opportunities. Research scholarships every day. • 11th graders should: Take the ACT or SAT multiple times to boost their score. Make a list (resumé) of their grades, awards, organizations, volunteer time, and clubs (colleges look at this stuff!). Spend at least an hour every day looking for scholarships. • 12th graders should: Apply to the top colleges on their list. Plan to visit their top three colleges before making a final choice. Look for scholarships every day and apply for as many as possible. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! For more in-depth tips for students and parents on what to do during each year of high school, check out the College Prep Checklists at AnthonyONeal.com/Resources. With some solid habits and goals, your teen will have a successful year–– no matter what educational or career path they choose. Major props to you for supporting them and helping them reach their full potential. Now, go kill it in 2020, you guys! • About Anthony ONeal Since 2003, Anthony has helped hundreds of thousands of students make smart decisions with their money, relationships, and education. He’s the national best-selling author of Debt Free Degree and travels the country spreading his encouraging message to help teens and young adults start their lives off right. You can follow Anthony on YouTube and Instagram @AnthonyONeal and online at anthonyoneal.com or facebook. com/aoneal.
• About Anthony ONeal Since 2003, Anthony has helped hundreds of thousands of students make smart decisions with their money, relationships, and education. He’s the national best-selling author of Debt Free Degree and travels the country spreading his encouraging message to help teens and young adults start their lives off right. You can follow Anthony on YouTube and Instagram @ AnthonyONeal and online at anthonyoneal.com or facebook. com/aoneal.
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