The Bachelorette’s Sean Lowe

Looks like your average McKinney insurance guy to us.

Want to know more? Click here http://www.wetpaint.com/the-bachelorette/articles/the-bachelorettes-sean-lowe-10-things-you-need-to-know
Sign up for our free email updates. http://feeds.feedburner.com/CollinCountyHeadlines Thanks for SHARING STORIES and helping us top 100,000 page views. … Follow @CollinHeadlines and @CollinCounty365 on Twitter, check in with us on Foursquare and like us on Facebook. Subscribe to us on YouTube’s CollinCounty365 channel. … Display Advertising starts at only $250 per month. … E-mail collincountyheadlines@gmail.com. Click for today’s TRAVEL DEALS – Ends Daily at 9 p.m.Click for Today’s GROUPON Deal. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter and our monthly upcoming events email.! Our Readers – Collin County Demographics: http://www.co.collin.tx.us/business/numbers.jsp Shop Amazon’s New Kindle Fire <A HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fcollcounhead-20%2F8009%2F0026cd2b-a789-4993-964a-d1bc49180b3a&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A>

TV station in LA reporting Angels’ son arrested

PROSPER, Texas — KTLA News in Los Angeles is reporting that the son of Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter has been arrested for sexual assault of a child.


http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-torii-hunter-son-sex-assault,0,3680841.story


KTLA reports that 17-year-old Darius McClinton is one of five Prosper High School students arrested Monday on charges related to a sexual assault reported last month.


The investigation into the alleged sexual assault was reported about a month ago “and culminated with the arrest of these five individuals today,” said assistant Prosper police chief Gary McHone.


http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-torii-hunter-son-sex-assault,0,3680841.story

Four of those arrested are charged with sexual assault of a child and the fifth is charged with unlawful restraint, McHone said.



Two of those arrested are adults, 17-year-old Garrick White and 17-year-old Darius McClinton-Hunter.


Both White and Hunter are both charged with sexual assault of a child, a 2nd-degree felony.


The Prosper Police Department released a statement saying more charges could be filed.


Hunter could not immediately be reached for comment.


Angels’ vice president of communications Tim Mead said the club has placed outfielder Hunter on the restricted list due to a “personal matter.

NBC DFW story

Washington Post story

Sign up for our free email updates. http://feeds.feedburner.com/CollinCountyHeadlines Thanks for SHARING STORIES and helping us top 100,000 page views. … Follow @CollinHeadlines and @CollinCounty365 on Twitter, check in with us on Foursquare and like us on Facebook. Subscribe to us on YouTube’s CollinCounty365 channel. … Click for today’s TRAVEL DEALS – Ends Daily at 9 p.m.Click for Today’s GROUPON Deal. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter and our monthly upcoming events email.! Our Readers – Collin County Demographics: http://www.co.collin.tx.us/business/numbers.jsp Shop Amazon’s New Kindle Fire <A HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fcollcounhead-20%2F8009%2F0026cd2b-a789-4993-964a-d1bc49180b3a&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A>

Early voting locations Texas Primary

During Early Voting, eligible voters may vote at any of the Early Voting polling locations listed below. May 14-25.

Collin County Elections (Main Early Voting Location), 2010 Redbud Blvd, Suite 102, McKinney
Allen Municipal Courts Facility, 301 Century Pkwy., Allen
Carpenter Park Recreation Ctr, 6701 Coit Rd., Plano


Celina ISD Administration Building, 205 S. Colorado Dr., Celina
Christopher A. Parr Library, 6200 Windhaven Pkwy., Plano

Collin College – Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Dr., McKinney
Collin College – Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney
Collin College – Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco
Collin College – Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano

Farmersville City Hall, 205 South Main St., Farmersville
Frisco Senior Center, 6670 Moore St., Frisco
Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano

Harrington Library, 1501 18th St., Plano
John and Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado Pkwy., McKinney
Maribelle Davis Library, 7501-B Independence Pkwy., Plano

McKinney Fire Station #7, 861 S. Independence Pkwy., McKinney
Murphy City Hall, 206 N Murphy Rd., Murphy
Old Settlers Recreation Center, 1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney

Plano ISD Administration Center, 2700 W. 15th St., Plano
Renner-Frankford Library, 6400 Frankford Rd, Dallas
Wylie Municipal Complex Library, 300 Country Club Rd, Bldg 300, Wylie

Melissa City Hall, 3411 Barker Avenue, Melissa (Limited Hours: May 14-18: 8am to 5pm, May 19: 7am to 7pm)
Texas Star Bank, 402 West White Street, Anna (Limited Hours: May 20: 1pm to 6pm, May 21-25: 7am to 7pm)

Sign up for our free email updates. http://feeds.feedburner.com/CollinCountyHeadlines Thanks for SHARING STORIES and helping us top 100,000 page views. … Follow @CollinHeadlines and @CollinCounty365 on Twitter, check in with us on Foursquare and like us on Facebook. Subscribe to us on YouTube’s CollinCounty365 channel. … Display Advertising starts at only $250 per month. … E-mail collincountyheadlines@gmail.com. Click for today’s TRAVEL DEALS – Ends Daily at 9 p.m.Click for Today’s GROUPON Deal. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter and our monthly upcoming events email.! Our Readers – Collin County Demographics: http://www.co.collin.tx.us/business/numbers.jsp Shop Amazon’s New Kindle Fire <A HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fcollcounhead-20%2F8009%2F0026cd2b-a789-4993-964a-d1bc49180b3a&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A>

Viewpoint: Mark Cuban on college education

The Coming Meltdown in College Education &
Why The Economy Won’t Get Better Any Time Soon

By Mark Cuban
BlogMaverick.com

This is what I see when i think about higher education in this country today:


Remember the housing meltdown? Tough to forget isn’t it. The formula for the housing boom and bust was simple. A lot of easy money being lent to buyers who couldn’t afford the money they were borrowing. That money was then spent on homes with the expectation that the price of the home would go up and it could easily be flipped or refinanced at a profit.  Who cares if you couldn’t afford the loan. As long as prices kept on going up, everyone was happy. And prices kept on going up. And as long as pricing kept on going up real estate agents kept on selling homes and finding money for buyers.

Until the easy money stopped.  When easy money stopped, buyers couldn’t sell. They couldn’t refinance.  First sales slowed, then prices started falling and then the housing bubble burst. Housing prices crashed. We know the rest of the story. We are still mired in the consequences.

Can someone please explain to me how what is happening in higher education is any different ?

Its far too easy to borrow money for college.  Did you know that there is more outstanding debt for student loans than there is for Auto Loans or Credit Card loans? Thats right. The 37mm holders of student loans have more debt than the 175mm or so credit card owners in this country and more than the all of the debt on cars in this country. While the average student loan debt is about 23k. The median is close to $12,500. And growing. Past 1 TRILLION DOLLARS.

We freak out about the Trillions of dollars in debt our country faces. What about the TRILLION DOLLARS plus in debt college kids are facing ?

The point of the numbers is that getting a student loan is easy. Too easy.

You know who knows that the money is easy better than anyone? The schools that are taking that student loan money in tuition. Which is exactly why they have no problems raising costs for tuition each and every year.

Why wouldn’t they act in the same manner as real estate agents acted during the housing bubble? Raise prices and easy money will be there to pay your price. Good business, right? Until its not.

The President has introduced programs that try to reward schools that don’t raise tuition and costs. They won’t work.  Right now there is a never ending supply of buyers. Students who can’t get jobs or who think that by going to college they enhance their chances to get a job. Its the collegiate equivalent of flipping houses. You borrow as much money as you can for the best school you can get into and afford and then you “flip” that education for the great job you are going to get when you graduate.

Except those great jobs aren’t always there. I don’t think any college kid took on tens of thousands of dollars in debt with the expectation they would get a job working for minimum wage against tips.

At some point potential students will realize that they can’t flip their student loans for a job in 4 years. In fact they will realize that college may be the option for fun and entertainment, but not for education. Prices for traditional higher education will skyrocket so high over the next several years that potential students will start to make their way to non accredited institutions.

While colleges and universities are building new buildings for the english , social sciences and business schools, new high end, un-accredited, BRANDED schools are popping up that will offer better educations for far, far less and create better job opportunities.

As an employer I want the best prepared and qualified employees. I could care less if the source of their education was accredited by a bunch of old men and women who think they know what is best for the world. I want people who can do the job. I want the best and brightest. Not a piece of paper.

The competition from new forms of education is starting to appear. Particularly in the tech world. Online and physical classrooms are popping up everywhere. They respond to needs in the market. They work with local businesses to tailor the education to corporate needs. In essence assuring those who excel that they will get a job. All for far far less money than traditional schools.

The number of people being prepared for the work world in these educational environments is exploding.

You would think traditional university educators would take notice. Beyond allowing some of their classes to be offered online, they haven’t. They won’t. Its the ultimate Innovators Dilemma. They don’t believe they should change and they won’t. Until its too late. Just as CEOs push for that one more penny per share in EPS, University Presidents care about nothing but getting their endowments and revenues up. If it means saddling an entire generation with obscene amounts of school debt, they could care less. This is how they get their long term contracts and raises.

It’s just a matter of time until we see the same meltdown in traditional college education. Like the real estate industry, prices will rise until the market revolts. Then it will be too late. Students will stop taking out the loans traditional Universities expect them to. And when they do tuition will come down. And when prices come down Universities will have to cut costs beyond what they are able to. They will have so many legacy costs, from tenured professors to construction projects to research they will be saddled with legacy costs and debt in much the same way the newspaper industry was. Which will all lead to a de-levering and a de-stabilization of the University system as we know it.

And it can’t happen fast enough.

IMHO, the biggest problem the economy has is the enormous student debt new college grads and those leaving college find themselves with. In the past leaving college meant getting a job and getting a used car and/or an apartment with some friends. Yes there was student debt, but it wasn’t any where near your car payment. You could still afford the car and the apartment. Now its the exact opposite. Today, the minute you graduate college you face the challenge of debt against a college education whose value is immediately “underwater”

As a result spending habits have changed dramatically. Now when you leave school you move back home. You take public transportation or borrow your parents car. The only thing new you buy is the cheap work outfit you need. Savings? Forgettaboutit. It’s not happening. Your entire focus is on hitting your monthly nut for school debt, credit card and maybe a car or apartment. The crush of college debt has taken an entire generation of graduates, current and future out of the economy. Which is exactly why the economy hasn’t grown and won’t grow beyond microscopic growth rates we have seen so far.

So until we get the meltdown in college education, don’t expect much improvement in the economy. Who gets elected won’t make a dang bit of difference.

Update: Let me add some clarification here based on some of the comments. I include the Online For Profit Mills that live off of the government delivering student loans as part of traditional education. Phoenix, Strayer, etc, they are not the new generation of Branded Education I am referring to. They are a big part of creating the bubble. i should have gone into more depth here. I will save it for another post.

As far as the purpose of college, I am a huge believer that you go to college to learn how to learn. However, if that goal is subverted because traditional universities, public and private, charge so much to make that happen, I believe that system will collapse and there will be better alternatives created.

Online video classrooms with lively discussions don’t need a traditional campus to teach kids how to learn. Discussion groups built around Khan Academy like classes dont require a traditional campus to teach kids how to learn. I’ve seen better discussions and interactions on twitter than in some of the traditional classrooms I have visited. The opportunities for online interactive video classrooms is going to grow quickly and will be far more cost effective than traditional universities.

Leave the for profit online schools that create more employment for debt collectors than their students out of the equation and we still have an enormous bubble in Higher Education that is having a horrible impact not just on the economic life of their students, but on the economy as a whole as well

The Higher Education Industry is very analogous to the Newspaper industry. By the time they realize they need to change the costs to support their legacy infrastructure and costs will keep them from getting there.

Mark Cuban is owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Follow his writings at http://www.blogmaverick.com

***
Sign up for our free email updates. http://feeds.feedburner.com/CollinCountyHeadlines Thanks for SHARING STORIES and helping us top 100,000 page views. … Follow @CollinHeadlines and @CollinCounty365 on Twitter, check in with us on Foursquare and like us on Facebook. Subscribe to us on YouTube’s CollinCounty365 channel. … E-mail collincountyheadlines@gmail.com. Click for today’s TRAVEL DEALS – Ends Daily at 9 p.m.Click for Today’s GROUPON Deal. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter and our monthly upcoming events email.! Our Readers – Collin County Demographics: http://www.co.collin.tx.us/business/numbers.jsp Shop Amazon’s New Kindle Fire <A HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fcollcounhead-20%2F8009%2F0026cd2b-a789-4993-964a-d1bc49180b3a&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A>

Joe Jaynes on early voting

Dear Friends,

Early voting starts this Monday, May 14th and runs through Friday, May 25th ending with Election Day on May 29th.

Every candidate on the ballot deserves our thanks and respect, especially during this prolonged and grueling primary season. Listed below are a few candidates who I think will do an excellent job if elected. I encourage you to take a look at them:

Ken Paxton has served us well in the Texas House and is a good friend of mine. He will be a strong advocate for us in the Texas State Senate.

Scott Sanford is running for Ken Paxton’s House seat. Scott is a solid family man with the right convictions, and he will do what he believes is right for Collin County. I would encourage you to support Scott for the Texas House.

Ray Eckenrode is a lifelong McKinney resident who has served on 18 different boards and commissions over the last 10 years. He understands our needs. He is a businessman and a family man. I have known him for many years, and I believe he will serve us well on the commissioners’ court.

Terry Box is a friend and the best Sheriff in Texas. Anyone who can set state records by going 24 straight years in passing jail certifications is deserving of another term.

Collin County is blessed to have so many fine candidates. The races for the judgeships are especially difficult to call due to the high quality candidates in each race.

I would encourage you to consider all the candidates running and make your choice. However, the most important choice you can make is to go out and vote.

Best,

Joe Jaynes

***

Sign up for our free email updates. http://feeds.feedburner.com/CollinCountyHeadlines Thanks for SHARING STORIES and helping us top 100,000 page views. … Follow @CollinHeadlines and @CollinCounty365 on Twitter, check in with us on Foursquare and like us on Facebook. Subscribe to us on YouTube’s CollinCounty365 channel. … Display Advertising starts at only $250 per month. … E-mail collincountyheadlines@gmail.com. Click for today’s TRAVEL DEALS – Ends Daily at 9 p.m.Click for Today’s GROUPON Deal. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter and our monthly upcoming events email.! Our Readers – Collin County Demographics: http://www.co.collin.tx.us/business/numbers.jsp Shop Amazon’s New Kindle Fire <A HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fcollcounhead-20%2F8009%2F0026cd2b-a789-4993-964a-d1bc49180b3a&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A>

%d bloggers like this: