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I have returned from my out-of-state contract. I'm happy to announce that I made the two-day trip back home without rearranging any sheet metal or breaking any glass. I did have one minor mishap: I overfilled my truck bed to the point that the latches on my tonneau cover failed on the first day. I made the 2nd half of the trip with a heavy-duty bungee holding the lid most of the way done. Fortunately, the rain stopped after the first day. I'm still recovering from the move and the fact that I've Read more [...]
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CHL Classes Suspended Until 2015

I have accepted a full-time contract which precludes me from holding any more CHL classes for the rest of 2014. My brother, Thomas Harkness, is actively holding CHL and NRA classes in East Texas. Read more [...]
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Instructor Certification Renewed!

I got my 2014-2015 instructor certificate in the mail on Tuesday, so I'm back in the CHL business. Sort of. Read more [...]
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Instructor Certificate Expired

I finally got a response from DPS on my certificate renewal application. They said that they never got the range test form that I submitted to their site twice and emailed them twice. I emailed it again. While I was preparing to also FAX it, re-submit it to their website, and mail a physical copy via registered mail (and repeat daily), I got an acknowledgment that they had received it. That was late last week. I have not received anything further from DPS, so, as of today, my instructor certificate Read more [...]
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CHL Classes in 2014?

There have been over 50 different changes in CHL law effective September first of this year, and that required a substantial re-vamping of the CHL program. For starters, the classroom portion is now a minimum of 4 hours (not including break time, so the real minimum is about 4.5 hours). That alone required a complete re-write of the course curriculum. Read more [...]
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