As our Killeen-Temple, Texas area continues to grow, demand for teachers is going to increase. We all know how much recent inflation has cut into our personal revenues, and led to many to hop careers in pursuit of greater benefits. Texas House Bill 1548 is designed to keep our teachers from jumping careers, and attract the best and brightest to our state.

Growing up in a poor farm family in the 80s was tough, but our mother chose to be a stay at home mom of 4 boys because her school teacher pay simply didn't compete with the total value being home provided the family. She, and many teachers will tell you that they didn't get into teaching for the money. For most, teaching is a calling. It can't hurt to amplify that calling with better pay floor.

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According to KCEN-TV, Texas Rep James Talarico, a former educator himself, would like to see Texas up every teacher's pay by $15,000. Talarico stated, "Texas is currently sitting on $47 billion worth of unused state funds. We can give every Texas teacher a $15,000 raise and still have HALF of the surplus left over."

Have you ever considered a career in education? Was the pay one of the reasons you didn't pursue it? Being the son of a teacher definitely put the idea in my head, but we are all safely better off with me not in the classroom.

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The other big reason I never pursued education as a career is it would have required college, and some of us just aren't cut out for that type of job training. Do you feel like raising teacher salaries will pay off for all of us in Texas?

Texas in Top 10 Best States to Work from Home in America

How many people do you know that work from home? Since the pandemic, the number of employers with remote jobs has risen steadily.

WalletHub used 12 factors to compare 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the percentage of people working from home, internet cost, cybersecurity, plus size and population concentration of homes in the state.

Let's take a look at the states that are the best for remote work, and where Texas sits on the list nationwide.

Texas in Top 10 Best States to Work from Home in America

How many people do you know that work from home? Since the pandemic, the number of employers with remote jobs has risen steadily.

WalletHub used 12 factors to compare 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the percentage of people working from home, internet cost, cybersecurity, plus size and population concentration of homes in the state.

Let's take a look at the states that are the best for remote work, and where Texas sits on the list nationwide.

Love the TV Show 'Friends'? This Texas House Could Be Your Dream Home!

Here's your chance to live just like Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, and Ross!

This 'Friends'-themed townhouse in Houston was listed on Airbnb and just hit the real estate market. Diana Hu, an agent at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in Houston, said this is the first time in 16 years that she's listed a home with a pop culture theme, according to the Today show.

The living room and kitchen will be familiar to 'Friends' fans as you will see from the real estate photos. At the top of the stairs, you’ll see a foosball table that looks a lot like the one in Joey and Chandler's apartment, surrounded by a comfy couch.

The three-story house also has a two-car garage with a Tesla charger. It's located at 1706 Bevis Street in Houston, and the asking price is $330,000.

Shall we take a look around, friends?

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