Murry H. “Sonny” Nobles, Jr.

first_img “Sonny” is survived by his mother, Ola Nobles of Port Neches; sister, Marilyn Johnson of Port Neches; brothers, Mickey Nobles of Port Neches; Rick Nobles and wife, Julie of Overland Park, KS; nieces and nephews, Marcos Johnson, Ashlie Edwards, Adam Nobles, Robin Wahlquist, Todd Nobles. He was preceded in death by his father.A gathering of family and friends will be Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 6 p.m. at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland with Rev. Rob Jones officiating.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Port Neches in “Sonny’s” honor.Details and registry available at Melancons.org Murry H. “Sonny” Nobles, Jr., 71, of Port Neches, TX, passed away April 9, 2016.   He was born May 8, 1944 to the late Murry Hammond Nobles, Sr and Ola B. Metcalf Nobles.last_img read more

Paid sick-leave ordinances likely survived the Texas Legislature. But businesses still want to kill them.

first_imgBy Alex SamuelsThe Texas Tribunetexastribune.org For conservative Texas lawmakers and their allies in the business community, the fight over paid sick leave seemed like a slam dunk at the start of this year.Left-leaning cities Austin and San Antonio were in Republicans’ crosshairs after adopting ordinances that required private businesses to offer their employees a certain number of paid sick days. While the city council members spearheading those proposals touted them as beneficial to workers, lawmakers on the other side of the ideological spectrum took issue with cities taking a new role in private companies’ employment policies — and creating patchwork regulations that only applied in certain parts of the state and might differ within a matter of miles.Legislation blocking those ordinances was hailed as a priority in the Texas Senate, blessed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and lobbied for by wealthy business groups. But as the session winds down, the bills that would achieve those goals missed the deadline to be considered on the House floor — meaning they’re effectively dead.There are a few procedural ploys lawmakers could utilize to revive the bills at the last minute — like attempting to tack on the bill’s language to other pieces of legislation still in play. But many business groups, fed up with what some called petty politics and the monthslong staring contest between the House and Senate over whether language explicitly protecting nondiscrimination ordinances should be included in the bills, have largely given up on lawmakers’ ability to resuscitate the legislation.And with little faith in the ability of House and Senate leaders to reconcile their differences regarding that language, business advocates have set their sights elsewhere to kill the ordinances: the courts.“That’s our only alternative since the Legislature failed to act,” said Annie Spilman, the state director for the National Federation of Independent Business. “This really was not a good session for the business community.center_img “The legislation is dead, and we have no hope that anybody has any sort of concern for the business community.”Meanwhile, supporters of the sick-leave policies say they’re glad that the Legislature seems to have moved on to other issues.“I’ve heard that the Legislature is trying to wrap up its big important business, like school finance and the budget, and I think that’s where the focus should be,” said Austin City Council member Greg Casar, who authored Austin’s sick-leave ordinance.As originally filed, Senate Bill 15 by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, would’ve created a statewide framework for employment laws in the state. It included provisions saying cities couldn’t regulate certain benefits practices or enact rules on how businesses schedule their employees’ shifts.But Creighton overhauled the measure in an upper chamber committee and stripped out a provision in the bill agreed upon by business groups and other stakeholders that explicitly protected city ordinances that ban workforce discrimination.The bill then became ensnared in a fight over protections for LGBTQ workers and stalled in the Texas House. Creighton later filed four narrower bills, each aimed at accomplishing a slice of the original measure’s goals. But after those bills passed the Senate, a House committee reinserted the language explicitly protecting the nondiscrimination ordinances, and none of the four bills made it onto the House calendar in time for a debate by the full body.“We sat there in [the] State Affairs [Committee] and said that’s not the fight we’re having this session,” said state Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, during an onstage conversation Wednesday with Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith.To be clear, members of the business community say they harbor no animosity toward Creighton or Texas House members. But frustration persists, especially with leaders who vocalized support for the issue.“They had all session to get this done,” said Pamela Bratton, the vice president of contract administration and compliance with Meador Staffing Services. “People taking a stand on their high ground isn’t what we hire and elect politicians to do.”Now, all eyes are on the courts.Last year, the state joined a number of business-aligned groups and small businesses in obtaining a temporary injunction against Austin’s sick-leave ordinance — which was put on hold after an appeals court said it was unconstitutional.But duking it out through the legal system comes with its own set of pitfalls: It’s expensive and can be slow.Austin, for example, is appealing the lower court’s ruling and asked the Texas Supreme Court for a second opinion. Rob Henneke, general counsel for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, said the court likely won’t decide until this summer, at the earliest, whether it wants to take the case. If it does, a ruling might not come down until the end of this year. And since the capital city’s ordinance was put in place, San Antonio and Dallas have adopted similar sick leave policies that the business community is also hoping to overturn. No lawsuits have been filed yet to upend these ordinances.“If the Legislature came in with a broader preemption … then that could make the need for further litigation less important,” Henneke said. “But that’s all hypothetical at this point.”Still, he said he’s confident that the opponents of the ordinances will ultimately prevail in court.“Our case has been successful,” Henneke said of the Austin ordinance, “and we would expect the same for the other jurisdictions if that’s the direction the business community chooses to take.”Creighton, for his part, said he’s also pinning his hopes on the legal system.“The failure to act on a package of the most pro-business bills this session will undoubtedly hurt Texas small businesses,” he said in a statement to The Texas Tribune. “The only hope now is that the courts reverse these costly and burdensome regulations, and restore the predictability and common-sense policies Texas business needs to thrive.”But while she’s confident the courts will land on her side, Spilman said the National Federation of Independent Business is also considering asking the governor to call a special session to take up the preemption bills if they don’t make it across the finish line. A spokesman for Abbott didn’t respond to a request for comment on whether he’d consider calling a special session for such purposes.“Hopefully its important enough that we can potentially come back and address this sort of local overreach,” Spilman said. “I feel like it’s that much of a state emergency.”Some, like Bratton, are hoping for a last minute Hail Mary — “I still believe in Santa Claus. Miracles could happen,” she joked — but most agree that they now have to take matters into their own hands.“This legislation should’ve been an easy pass for the business community, but unfortunately it was hijacked and we had no say in the game,” Spilman said.Disclosure: The Texas Public Policy Foundation has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.last_img read more

Phyllis Ann Cheatem

first_img Phyllis also leaves 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives including cherished nieces Ava Prescott, Angela Gasper and Dena Panza. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at New St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Claude Comeaux Jr. officiating with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time.Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery. Phyllis is preceded in death by her late husband Willie Gus Cheatem, her parents Clarence & Beaulah Hulin as well as four sisters; Marion Prescott, Helen Hulin, Wanda Hulin and Brenda Hulin.Phyllis leaves to cherish her precious memories one son, Michael (Felicia) Hulin of San Diego CA; five daughters, Sonya Hulin, Jennifer Hulin, Stephanie Hulin, Tina Hulin and Cassandra Hulin all of Port Arthur, TX; four brothers, Irvin (Anne) Hulin Abbeville, LA., Clarence Hulin, Gregory Hulin and Michael Wayne Hulin all of Port Arthur, TX; five sisters, Linda Hulin, Joycelyn (Malcolm) Gros, Pastor Lisa (Richard) Sweet, Juanita Hulin and Carol (Abra) Young, all of Port Arthur, TX.center_img Phyllis Ann Cheatem passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, February 28, 2020 to natural causes.She was a graduate of the Abraham Lincoln High Class of 1965 and a member of New St. John Missionary Baptist Church for many years.last_img read more

Texas troopers begin screening travelers from Louisiana

first_img “The established screening stations will take place on major roadways … including interstate highways and other high-volume routes,” Davis said in a statement.Sunday is the first day troopers conducted the screenings, a week after Abbott’s order was issued, Davis said.The order also calls for travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving in the state. ORANGE, Texas (AP) — State troopers started stopping and screening travelers entering Southeast Texas from Louisiana on Sunday, in accordance with an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbot.Troopers stopped vehicles at a visitors center on Interstate 10 near Orange, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of Houston, and required travelers to complete a travel form, said Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis, who told KFDM-TV that no one was being turned back. State health officials on Sunday reported at least 6,669 cases and 118 COVID-19 deaths in Texas, up from 6,100 cases and at least 105 fatalities reported Saturday.center_img For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. But for others, especially older adults and people with health problems, it can cause pneumonia. The World Health Organization said last week that 95% of the deaths in Europe were of people over 60.last_img read more

Port Neches native joins cast of Saturday Night Live

first_img Andrew Dismukes, who has been a writer for the show for the past three years, will join the big stage where many comedy legends hail from.Port Neches-Groves Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Julie Gauthier confirmed the news on Thursday.Dismukes graduated from Port Neches-Groves High School in 2013. One of Saturday Night Live’s newest cast members is a Port Neches native.Andrew Dismukeslast_img

Welcome

first_imgWelcome to new mexico, the Land of Enchantment! In the middle of New Mexico you will find Bernalillo County stretching from just east of the Sandia Mountains to the Volcano Cliffs on the west mesa. Bernalillo County has a population of 676,773 and is home to the city of Albuquerque, the county seat, and Kirtland Air Force Base.The county offers many historical and cultural attractions, plus modern amenities. In addition to its wide-open landscapes, open skies and peaceful natural settings, there are archeological sites, museums and parks. Outdoor activities abound, including fishing, golfing, whitewater rafting and camping.There are also shopping, dining and nightlife opportunities for residents to explore: Annual events and festivals celebrate everything from Native Americans to the hot air balloon fiesta that showcases the vibrancy of New Mexico.last_img read more

U.S. Air Force, 364th Training Squadron, Detachment 1

first_imgThe U.S. Air Force (USAF) Detachment 1 is assigned to the 364th Training Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Detachment 1 provides world-class initial skills apprentice and advanced level technical training in the areas of Pavements & Equipment, Emergency Management, Engineering, Vehicle Operations, and Security Forces. Detachment 1 produces over 1,400 mission-ready Airmen graduates annually. The detachment provides Airmen hands-on technical training and is fully accredited by the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Its apprentice graduates are awarded between 10 and 25 college credits depending on their training course.The USAF Construction Equipment & Pavements Maintenance schoolhouse consists of three initial skills apprentice training courses: a 40-academic day Air Force course focuses on career field safety, crane rigging fundamentals, snow and ice control, and water drainage systems. Students are trained to operate dump trucks, loaders, compact track loader, backhoe, and crawler tractor. They additionally learn how to place/form rigid pavements (concrete) and place/repair flexible pavements (asphalt). Upon completion of the 40-day course, students attend a 5-academic day inter-service course and are trained to operate a road grader to perform basic road leveling and V-ditching operations. Lastly, they complete a 9-academic day Air Force course on how to perform airfield/street sweeping operations using a multi-purpose sweeper. The Pavements & Equipment schoolhouse also teaches one advanced supplemental course: Pavements Maintenance Inspection & Repair (mobile course). This course is 10-academic days and graduates are awarded 3 CCAF college credits.The USAF Emergency Management schoolhouse instructs military and civil service students in three initial skill apprentice training courses. A 50-academic day Air Force course teaches USAF Civil Engineer deployment and contingency operations; major accidents and natural disaster response/recovery; emergency management planning; wartime nuclear, biological, and chemical defense operations. This course is followed by an 11-academic day inter-service Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear (CBRN) Responder course, where students earn a technician-level Hazardous Materials certification. Finally, students are taught instructor and teaching fundamentals in a 5-academic day Air Force course before graduating. The Emergency Management schoolhouse also teaches two advanced supplemental courses: Emergency Management Craftsman and CBRN Control Center (mobile course). Each of these courses are 10-academic days and graduates are awarded 3 CCAF college credits.The Engineering schoolhouse consists of two initial skills apprentice training courses: a 50-academic-day inter-service course followed by a 19-academic-day Air Force course. These courses teach apprentice-level Airmen Civil Engineer design, manual and computer aided drafting, conventional and automated drafting, engineer contingency support operations, GPS surveying, Geographical Information Systems, and USAF Civil Engineer wartime and contingency responsibilities. The Engineering schoolhouse also teaches four advanced supplemental courses: Engineering Craftsman, Construction Surveying, Advanced Geographical Information Systems, and Contract Construction Inspection (mobile course). Each of these courses are 10-academic days and graduates are awarded 3-4 CCAF college credits.The Vehicle Operations (Ground Transportation) schoolhouse trains Airmen in critical skills to become vehicle operators in the USAF. The 30-academic day initial skills apprentice course teaches Airmen how to operate 28- & 48-passenger buses; 4K, 10K, & 10K all-terrain forklifts; and tractor-trailers. Additional training is conducted in operator skills, basic driving hazards, operator maintenance, loading and lashing cargo, vehicle licensing, flight line driving, cargo distribution, and convoy operations.The Security Forces schoolhouse provides advanced-level training to USAF students through the U.S. Army Military Police School. Training is provided in the areas of special reaction team tactics, hostage negotiation techniques, military police investigation, protective services, conventional physical security, crime prevention, nonlethal weapons operations, anti-terrorism measures and combating terrorism on military installations.The detachment’s instructors have committed their efforts to instill in these Airmen our three core values: integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. By living by these core values, our Airmen ensure the U.S. Air Force will remain the world’s greatest air force. To contact the Air Force detachment, call 573-596-0811/5689.last_img read more

19 of the Best Fort Leonard Wood Restaurants (2021 Edition)

first_imgIntroductionIf you are new to Fort Leonard Wood, you are probably looking for easy food options as you settle in. During a move, it’s often convenient to just go with fast food, but here you can find some other options both on and off post. Take a look at these affordable suggestions if you need some help. Be sure to ask your new neighbors for top restaurant recommendations as you get to know the area better.Know what you’re hungry for? Click the links below to go straight to the information.(1-5) American Restaurants on Fort Leonard Wood(6-8) American Restaurants near Fort Leonard Wood(9-12) Mexican Restaurants near Fort Leonard Wood(13-16) Italian Restaurants near Fort Leonard Wood(17-16) Asian Restaurants near Fort Leonard WoodSuggested Read: Fort Leonard Wood Missouri: In-Depth Welcome Center19 Fort Leonard Wood RestaurantsDue to ongoing coronavirus concerns, it is best to confirm restaurant hours and restrictions before you go.American Cuisine1. Morelli Heights Bar & GrillAddress: 3404 Nebraska Ave., Bldg. 3210 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone number: 1 (573) 329-6005At Morelli Heights Bar & Grill located on post, you can find well-priced portions of wings, nachos, and fries. They also have burgers and beers and an outdoor seating area.2. Ozark TavernAddress: Bldg. 492 North Dakota Ave. Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone number: 1 (573) 596-0001The Ozark Tavern is a casual dining sit-down restaurant on post. You can enjoy beers on tap and a full bar while you catch the game on one of their big screens. Fully Ozark themed decor creates a nice, comforting atmosphere to sit and relax in. Check out their Ozark Tinis and other specialty drinks!3. Sandwedge EateryAddress: 18694 FLW 26, Bldg. 10221 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone number: 1 (573) 329-4770You can find the Sandwedge Eatery inside the Piney Valley Golf Course. They have great daily specials such as Mondays’ French Dip or Fridays’ Reubens, and $3 domestic beers!4. Strike ZoneAddress: 7077 Illinois Ave, Bldg. 1609 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone number: 1 (573) 596-1498Strike Zone is inside the Daugherty Bowling Center, so you can enjoy food and snacks while knocking down pins. They have great daily specials like a $6.25 pork basket on Wednesdays. If you want to feed a big group in a social setting you’ll want to check this place out. They have more than enough room to accommodate plenty of friends and family!Restaurants Near Fort Leonard WoodAmerican Cuisine5. Randy’s Roadkill Bbq & GrillAddress: 12670 State Rt E Rolla, MO 65401Phone number: 1 (573) 368-3705Don’t be put off by its name. This local gem is tucked away, and may be a little hard to find, but is well worth it. Patrons love the rustic decor and friendly staff. Try their brisket and ribs in a two meat combo with coleslaw and mac n’ cheese.6. Carnivores Meats & DrinksAddress: 220 Marshall Dr. Ste 5, Saint Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 451-2090This place is for, you guessed it, meat lovers. Rustic but friendly, this local spot off post in Saint Robert is a reliable place for solid barbeque fare. Try their tri-tip and signature sauces.7. Cookin From ScratchAddress: 90 Truman St Newburg MO 65550Phone number: 1 (573) 762-3111Cookin’ From Scratch is located about 40 minutes north of post near Doolittle. It is an award winning restaurant that prides itself on making everything from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. They have burgers, sandwiches, steaks, and desserts!8. Callies Finger FoodsAddress: 878 Missouri Avenue 4 Saint Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 451-2447A local shop with really good prices, the favorite at Callies is the Chicago style hot dog. This place is friendly, conveniently located, and really useful for a quick bite.Mexican Cuisine9. Route 66 Taco CompanyAddress: 946 Missouri Ave. Ste 1, St. Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 232-1399Route 66 Taco Company is not your typical taco joint. They use special blends of fresh, quality ingredients to keep your taste buds stimulated. Check out their lava burrito or their wham bam shrimp tacos.10. Cancun Mexican GrillAddress: 690 Missouri Ave St. Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 336-8585Though a long way from its namesake, Cancun Mexican Grill is a local favorite in Saint Robert. They offer free chips for every table and have a robust menu with something for everyone. Check out their seafood enchiladas or their warrior chimichanga.11. Los Arcos Mexican Food & Tequila BarAddress: 1212 E State Rte 72 Rolla, MO 65401Phone number: 1 (573) 426-4388If you’re on the hunt for street style tacos, look no further. At Los Arcos, you can find a generous menu and great service. They have over 50 types of tequila as well! Try their fresh guacamole and chicken chimichangas.12. El Jimador Mexican RestaurantAddress: 220 Marshall Dr. Ste 6, Saint Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 336-7555Locals love El Jimador, with its tasty menu items and a super friendly staff, you can’t go wrong here when looking for solid Mexican fare. Fan favorites include their steak fajita plates and margarita specials.Italian Cuisine13. Tk’s PizzaAddress: 743 Missouri Ave. Saint Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 336-3278At Tk’s Pizza you’ll find hand tossed pizza for everyone. They have a 20 inch pizza for the really hungry, or a 10 inch cauliflower crust for the carb conscious. Check out some of their most popular pies including the buffalo chicken, chicken bacon ranch, and pepperoni pizzas.14. Pryor’s Fresh PizzaAddress: 100 N Bishop Ave., Rolla, MO 65401Phone number: 1 (573) 364-1293Pryor’s has been around since 1964, and their time tested flavors will not disappoint. Try their plain cheese or deluxe pizza that has had people coming back for years!15. Alex’s Pizza PalaceAddress: 122 W 8th St., Rolla, MO 65401Phone number: 1 (573) 364-2669At Alex’s Pizza Palace, you can sit down for a nice meal, or call in an order and bring a pie home. They have more than just pizza, so be sure to check out their other Italian classics like lasagna and chicken parmigiana.16. Cellar 66 Restaurant and Wine BarAddress: 115 N Benton St., Waynesville, MO 65583Phone number: 1 (573) 528-7675If you’re looking for a nice date-night spot, try out Cellar 66 located in the heart of Waynesville. Locals often start off with their meat and cheese plate. Ask the wait staff for good wine pairings as you explore their menu.Asian Cuisine17. IchibanAddress: 240 Marshall Dr. Ste 8, Saint Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 336-5036Meaning number one in Japanese, Ichiban is a local go-to for sushi and Asian fare. Check out their various specialty rolls or, if sushi is not your thing, their hibachi lunch specials.18. Cafe KoreaAddress: 839 VFW Memorial Dr. Ste 9, St. Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 336-3232Located right outside of post, Cafe Korea is a family restaurant serving authentic Korean and some Chinese cuisine. Try their beef bulgogi or their really filling bento lunch boxes!19. Glassico SushiAddress: 198 Old Rte 66, Saint Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 336-3877At Glassico Sushi you can get more than just sushi. They have Japanese fried chicken, fried dumplings, poke bowls, and a creamy vegetarian ramen.ConclusionSo there you have it! Begin your adventure with some of these time tested spots, and in no time, you will find your go-to spots! Explore your new area, make friends, and ask them for recommendations too. Good luck and bon appetit!The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.last_img read more

The Best Buckley AFB Schools: Daycare – High School (2021 Edition)

first_imgIntroductionSo you’ve just been assigned to Buckley Air Force Base. There’s a ton of things for you to do, but if you’re a parent, one of the first things you need to do when relocating to a new area is figure out where your kids are going to go to school and what your options are when it comes to childcare. You’ve got several choices here, whether you opt for a public or private school. Choosing the best school district is a big part of that. Luckily, there are several options available to you.Suggested Read: Buckley AFB: In-Depth Welcome Center Schools in Buckley AFBBuckley AFB Child CareBuckley Air Force Base offers two Child Care Centers that accept children from 6 weeks old to kindergarten age. A-Basin CDC offers space for 150 children, while Crested Butte CDC has space for 215. Both have waiting lists, and parents will have to register their children. Parents will have to create an account on militarychildcare.com to request childcare.Aurora Public School DistrictIf you live in privatized housing on Buckley Air Force base, you will be a part of the Aurora Public School District. You can find their information below:Aurora Public School DistrictEducational Services Center 115701 E. 1st Ave.Aurora, CO 80011Phone: 303-344-8060There are four schools that serve those who live on-base: one goes from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. Another goes from kindergarten to eighth grade. There’s also a school that goes from pre-k to post-secondary, and a high school that covers 9th-12th grade.Elementary/Middle Schools in Buckley AFB1. Edna and John W. Mosley, P-855 N. Salida WayAurora, CO 80011Phone: 1 (303) 366-28072. Murphy Creek, P-81400 S. Old Tom Morris Rd.Aurora, CO 80018Phone: 1 (303) 366-05793. Vista PEAK Exploratory, P-824551 E 1st AveAurora, CO 80018Phone: 1 (303) 364-3757High Schools in Buckley AFB4. Vista Peak Preparatory, 9 -1224500 E. 6th Ave.Aurora, CO 80018Phone: 1 (303) 340-01215. Vista Peak Preparatory, 9 -121300 S. Sable BlvdAurora, CO 80012Phone: 1 (303) 755-7160Schools Near Buckley AFBFamilies living off-base have several great schools and daycare facilities to choose from in Aurora, Arapahoe County, and the greater Denver area. Check out the websites below to get more information.Daycares Near Buckley AFBMaking a decision about who should take care of your child can be hard. When you’re on the hunt for the right daycare facility or in-home daycare service, it helps to search for places like Care.com and Yelp for reviews. It also helps to visit any facilities you might be considering, as well.Public Schools Near Buckley AFBFamilies that choose to live off-base will have to enroll in a school within the district associated with their address. Public school districts generally don’t allow out-of-district enrollment. There are three public school districts near Buckley Air Force Base:1. Aurora Public Schools DistrictEducational Services Center 115701 E. 1st Ave.Aurora, CO 80011Phone: 1 (303) 344-8060Aurora Public Schools is the district that serves most of the area around Buckley Air Force Base. Most kids in the area will likely be enrolled at one of the 27 elementary schools, 6 P-8 schools, 7 middle schools, or 8 high schools if you don’t live on-base. The district’s site has a tool to locate the school closest to you based on your new address.2. Cherry Creek School District4700 South Yosemite StreetGreenwood Village, CO 80111Phone: 1 (303) 773-1184The Cherry Creek School District serves over 55,000 students across 8 municipalities in grades pre-k through 12th. It contains 45 elementary schools, 15 middle schools, and eight high schools. Their website includes a detailed directory dedicated to helping parents understand the ins and outs of athletics, health and wellness, college and career, transportation, and other services the district has to offer.3. Denver Public Schools District1860 Lincoln StreetDenver, CO 80203Phone: 1 (720) 423-3200The Denver Public School District serves over 93,000 students and is home to dozens of schools at every level, so finding the right one for your children might take a little work. Luckily, their website has a tool that can help you locate the school closest to you. The website also has detailed information on school choice, transportation, and other resources available to families within the district.Private Schools Near Buckley Air Force BaseParents who opt to send their children to a private school near Buckley Air Force Base will have no shortage of options. According to the Private School Review, there are 53 private schools in the area. While there are several that are religiously affiliated, many are nonsectarian. Here are some of the best private schools in Arapahoe County.1. Aspen Academy5859 S University BlvdGreenwood Village, CO 80121Phone: 1 (303) 346-3500Aspen Academy was established in 2005 and is a nonsectarian school. The school serves a little over 400 students, but keeps its class sizes small. There are about 8 students per teacher, and an average of 16 students in a class.2. Humanex Academy2700 S Zuni StreetEnglewood, CO 80110Phone: 1 (303) 783-0137Humanex Academy is an independent, nontraditional nonsectarian school serving children with learning differences like ADHD and autism. The school serves students in grades 6-12. With a small student of about 35 students and an average class size of 8 students, Humanex is an impressive school that meets a specific need.3. Saint Mary’s Academy4545 S University BlvdEnglewood, CO 80113Phone: 1 (303) 762-8300Saint Mary’s Academy is a Catholic school that was founded in 1874. The school is co-educational from K-8th grade and also has an All Girls High School. The school is noted for academic excellence and has a high percentage of faculty members with advanced degrees. Saint Mary’s serves nearly 700 students, but class sizes are small, with an average of 15 students per class.4. All Souls Catholic School4951 S Pennsylvania St.Englewood, CO 80113Phone: 1 (303) 789-2155All Souls Catholic School is affiliated with the church of the same name. The school serves students from K-8th grade and has a rather large population of 390 students. The ratio of students to teachers, however, is rarely low at 21:1.5. Ambleside School of Colorado1510 E. Phillips AvenueLittleton, CO 80122Phone: 1 (720) 468-0464Ambleside is a K-8 school with a small population of a little over 100 students. This allows them to keep class sizes small – around 15 students per class. The school touts a challenging academic curriculum that focuses on art, nature study, music, math, and science.ConclusionMoving is stressful, and finding the best school or daycare for your child can be a time-consuming process. Thankfully, there are plenty of options in and around Buckley Air Force Base and the larger Denver area to make sure your child’s mental and physical well-being will be taken care of. We hope the above information helps make your search easier and allows you to spend more time with your family as you settle in.last_img read more

Null Winds Aerodefender aero fenders slice headwinds faster than aero wheels!

first_imgAero gains are the ultimate in getting more speed without cranking out more power. If you’ve already bought into the ‘Aero is everything’ mindset, perhaps it is time to look to Null Winds’ Aerodefender upper wheel fairings. Claiming to offer more speed in a headwind vs. aero carbon wheels (and more stability), the pointy carbon fiber wheel fairings have proven themselves in downhill coasting tests. And now you can pre-order a set over at Indiegogo…Null Winds Aerodefender carbon aero partial wheel fairingsOK, hold your judgement for just a minute, and let’s take a look at Null Winds’ claims and what they say is the science behind their Aerodefender.The basic concept is that the faster, forward spinning upper portion of a bike’s wheel & tire generates the most drag slowing the bike down. By encasing that section of the spinning wheel inside the Aerodefender partial upper wheel fairing, drag is reduced in primarily headwind conditions. And you go faster.To test out (and prove) their system, Null Winds paired two identical aero tri bikes in a roll down test into a moderate headwind, then repeated it switching riders. The result was that the Aerodefender-equipped bike was always faster, on average 7 seconds faster per kilometer!And now you can pre-order a set for your road or triathlon bike for a limited time through their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.Aerodefender partial upper wheel fairings Tech DetailsThe Aerodefender partial upper wheel fairing claim to reduce the effective wind speed that the spinning wheel is exposed to, thus reducing drag and making you faster. To do that the hand crafted carbon fairings use custom hidden internal mounting brackets that attach to you bike’s fork legs and chainstays with a mix of velcro, zip ties, and alloy hardware.The Aerodefender is available in versions for either rim brake or disc brake equipped bikes. The rim brake versions include cutouts for your brake calipers and are designed to use 23-28mm tires. The disc brake versions include more internal clearance up to 38mm tires, and can also be custom trimmed for rim brake bikes sporting larger tires.A two-piece, front & rear pair of carbon upper wheel fairings weighs approximately 700g and is available to Indiegogo supporters starting at $500 (or ~$310 for one wheel). A cheaper fiberglass version is also available starting at $360 and weighs approximately 1000g for the set.For now the Aerodefenders are made in the US. Null Wind has also partnered with popular West Coast triathlon shop Triathlon Lab who will stock the carbon Aerodefenders starting in early October, and will offer install services.The Indiegogo is a flexible crowdfunding campaign and runs for one month for pre-orders. Early backers will already get their wheel fairings as early as Oct 2018, with all backers of the campaign expected to have orders fulfilled by the end of Nov 2018.Now, go watch a ton of their expository videos on YouTube or Indiegogo, and discuss…NullWinds.comlast_img read more