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‘Toolkit’ Helps Caregivers Protect Seniors’ Money from Scams

‘Toolkit’ Helps Caregivers Protect Seniors’ Money from Scams

by Mark Richardson AUSTIN, Texas — Family celebrations during the holiday season often center around parents and grandparents. But the holidays are a time when con artists may also have have seniors in their sights. Family members who act as financial caregivers for parents or others often are the first line of defense against scammers. And […]

Evidence Grows of Link Between Fracking, Texas Earthquakes

by Mark Richardson DALLAS – A new study is adding fuel to the debate over whether recent earthquakes in Texas are caused by oil and gas operations or natural geologic events. The study by Southern Methodist University and the U.S. Geological Survey points to evidence that injecting wastewater into gas wells during the process of hydraulic fracturing is […]

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Cameron County Animal Shelter Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

After a committed investment of $1.3 million towards the construction of a new animal shelter in May of 2016, the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court, in conjunction with the Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new Cameron County Animal Shelter. A ribbon cutting ceremony to […]

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Study: White Men Often Emotionally Attached to Guns

by Mark Richardson WACO, Texas – A new study on gun culture finds that a small, but influential group of Americans sees guns not as a problem, but as a way to solve a problem. The report, published in the journal Social Problems, analyzed gun owners in Texas and across the U.S. by factors such as sex, […]

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Healthy Snacks

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Healthy Snacks

We know what healthy snacks are, we know where to find them and we know how important they’re for us to consume daily. The American Heart Association recommends eating five small healthy meals a day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, many of us can’t seem to find the time to prepare them or commit […]

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Say ‘no’ to Fear Mongering, ‘Yes’ to LNG Job Opportunities for Veterans

More than 60 years ago, when I was a small boy, I recall my father and grandfather sitting at the table and talking about plans to build the Port of Brownsville. They said that some people adamantly opposed it because they feared that dredging the ship channel would cause the whole area to flood during […]

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Los Fresnos’ First Ever Artisan Market Described as “Awesome”

“I am happy to report that our first Artisan Market was quite well attended!” stated Val Champion who is the Los Fresnos Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. City leaders were also present and described the event as “awesome” as they saw the excitement in shoppers and vendors that evening at a well organized public market […]

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Local CRICKET / Sky1digital Wireless Location Holds Turkey Giveaway

The CRICKET Wireless / Sky1digital Wireless location at 105 N. Arroyo Blvd. hosted a turkey giveaway on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The event was held between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. with approximately eight large turkeys being given away every half hour. Winners were drawn from a entry ballot box and winners […]

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Report Finds Ethanol Mandate Creates Carbon Pollution

by Mark Richardson AMARILLO, Texas – A new report examines how the expansion of cropland in Texas and other states under the federal ethanol mandate has contributed to climate-change pollution. The mandate originally was enacted to cut energy imports, reduce pollution and lower fuel costs. But Collin O’Mara, president, and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, says in […]

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Falcon Alumn Places 2nd at International Percussion Competition

Anthony Flores earned 2nd Place at the Percussion Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) on November 11, 2017, held this year in Indianapolis, Indiana. Anthony competed in the Marching Percussion Festival College Timpani Division where he performed a piece entitled “Fragments” composed by John Beck. Participants were judged on performance and musical effectiveness. “The experience performing […]

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