Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Liz Mitchell Is A Walking Talking Miracle

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This story is about a journey testing courage, faith, and love.

"I went from a 32-year-old woman that was healthy, having a boyfriend who really never saw me with a hair out of place... to lying in a bed in a diaper," said Liz Mitchell.

She said she was on her balcony playing with her dog one day, when she leaned back too far, and fell right between the guard rails, landing on her head. Click Here to read the whole story from WFAA.com

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Marcus Robinson Shot & Killed In Arlington On Sunday

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A 16-year-old boy died late Sunday night after he was shot outside the Crestbluff Condominiums located at Crest Grove and Crest Line Drives. The shooting occurred around 9:45PM and when police and EMS personnel arrived on the scene they found Marcus Robinson critically wounded. Robinson was transported to Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital where we was pronounced dead a short time after arrival. Robinson was a student at Lamar High School and was listed as a freshman – before he withdrew from the school last February.

Source: star-telegram.com

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Gainesville Remembers NCTC Students Killed In Crash

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Citizens of Gainesville Texas gathered together Sunday night to pay tribute to four North Central Texas College students who died on Friday night after the driver of an 18-wheeler-truck crossed a median and hit their bus. Brooke Deckard, age 20, of Blue Ridge; Jaiden Pelton, age 20, of Telephone; Meagan Richardson, age 19, of Wylie; and Katelynn Woodlee, age 18, of Wisdom all died at the scene of the accident. Over the next couple of weeks, NCTC has pledge to help the crash survivors, fellow students and family members start their journey back to normalcy. Like most small towns in Texas – Gainesville residents will pull together and help those in need after this terrible tragedy.

Source: wfaa.com

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Jerry Wilson Hit By Car & Killed In Vidor On Saturday

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A Jefferson County man lost his life on Saturday night after being hit by a car – while walking down a road. 41-year-old Jerry Wilson passed away after he was hit from behind by a car on Highway 90 near Keith Road. There were no street lights and it is likely the driver of the car did not see Wilson until it was too late. He died at the scene.

Source: 12newsnow.com

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Josue Rios From Andrews Killed In Traffic Accident

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A young man died in a motor vehicle wreck in Martin County Texas early Saturday morning. 28-year-old Josue Rios' lost his life around 6:30AM on State Highway 176 near Tarzan. This was a one-vehicle accident where police believe Rios over-corrected his vehicle, rolled over and then came to rest in a cotton field. Rios was pronounced dead at the scene.

Source: newswest9.com

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

NCTC Students Meagan Richardson - Brooke Deckard - Katelynn Woodlee - Jaiden Pelton – Killed In Crash

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Four students from North Central Texas College lost their lives last night in a horrific traffic accident in Oklahoma. 19-year-old Meagan Richardson – 20-year-old Brooke Deckard – 18-year-old Katelynn Woodlee and 20-year-old Jaiden Pelton all died from injuries they suffered in this wreck. The NCTC students were on their way home – in a team bus – when a big rig truck veered into oncoming traffic and hit them. The accident occurred near Davis, Oklahoma late Friday night.

Source: dfw.cbslocal.com

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Everyone Knows Someone With Cancer

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There are many illnesses in the world today – but one of the worst is cancer. So many people have died from cancer in my family over the years – that I have lost count. With all the money that has been donated and spent on cancer research – everyone hoped that this dreaded disease would have been defeated by now. There has been massive progress made in fighting many forms of cancer and that's the good news. However – some types of cancer like pancreatic are pretty much a death sentences for 90% plus of those who are diagnosed. Joan Lunden is pictured above before undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Like many other cancer victims – Lunden is taking a proactive approach to the gradual loss of hair that occurs while undergoing treatment. I personally believe the only way to defeat cancer – once and for all – is to continue research into vaccines that will teach our own immune systems to battle cancer in the same way it protects us from other dangerous viruses and bacterias. There has been progress made on that front - with some of the best results being seen in the fight against Lymphoma. The permanent demise of cancer will likely take many more decades – but it appears researchers are finally on the right track to end this monster – once and for all.

Source: cnn.com

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Is Cash Safer Than Credit / Debit Cards

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With all the recent news about hackers breaking into banks and businesses to steal credit and debit card numbers – some people are going back to cash to make future purchases. I even watched one expert promoting this idea recently on CNN. There is no doubt that Americans are getting very concerned about credit and debit card security after Target and now Home Depot admit to losing customers private information to hackers. So does it make sense to cut those credit and debit cards in half and start paying for future purchases with cash? Maybe yes – BUT. The most important thing to remember is this; when money is stolen from you after your credit or debit card number is compromised – federal law protects your money from fraudulent expenditures. In other words – you get your money back. However – if you decide to walk around with a wallet filled with cash and that pocketbook is stolen – then you are out all that money and no one will step in to make you whole. It is popular for TV news programs to talk up the benefits of using cash instead of credit and debit cards these days – but most of the time they do no address the issue of getting your money back – if a card number is stolen. All of this new credit card fraud is making American's very nervous and with good reason. However – before you cut up your debit or credit card and start carrying around hundreds of dollars in cash – please remember you will recover absolutely nothing for anyone – if your cash is stolen.

Source: consumer.gov

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Soldier Virginia Caballero One Of America's Finest

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We owe so much to U.S. soldiers and their families – especially during these times of terrorism and murder around the world. This story is not about a member of the U.S. military who died in battle somewhere – but about a young woman who passed away on a flight back to the United States from Kuwait. Friends – family and fellow service members have all told stories about how full of life Staff Sergeant Virginia Caballero was and how her smile could light up any room she entered. Caballero died on September 13th as she was flying back to the United States. It is believed a blood clot broke free inside her body and traveled to her heart. She died instantly. A funeral service for Caballero was held this week at the Abernathy Texas High School – which was packed to capacity. Along the route from the high school to the local cemetery – hundreds of people lined up and held American flags in honor of Caballero. After a grave site service she was honored with a 21-gun salute. Sergeant Virginia Caballero loved the military and the United States of America and we should all be grateful that soldiers like Sergeant Caballero work in places we would never want to go - in order to protect our liberty and way-of-life.

Source: kcbd.com

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Please Pray For Pecos River Flooding Victims

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It's been a tough week for hundreds of West Texas residents living near the Pecos River. Heavy water flow from the Dark Canyon Draw in New Mexico has caused the Pecos River to swell to record high levels in Texas. Tuesday was a terrible day as waters rushed in. However – Thursday is expected to be even worse as river levels rise again. The population in West Texas has grown in recent years along with higher crude oil prices. However - it is not uncommon to travel for miles down a highway there and see absolutely nothing but cattle grazing and the occasional tumble weed blowing across the road in front of you. While the western part of Texas is not highly populated – the folks who live out there are some of the nicest people you could ever meet. We should all say a prayer for these fine hard working folks and ask God Almighty to give them strength during these difficulties. If you would like to help with a monetary gift – please contact your local Red Cross and ask that your donation be directed to Pecos River flood victims.

Source: currentargus.com

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

White House Secret Service Under Criticism

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After a Texas man - Omar Gonzalez - jumped a White House fence on Friday – the U.S. government agency in charge of protecting the building and the First Family have come under criticism from some in the news media and Washington political leaders. What concerns folks the most is that Gonzalez was not only able to jump the fence and enter the White House grounds – but he made it all the way into the building before security captured and place him under arrest. To my knowledge – no one in modern history has made it that far into the White House grounds and everyone who cares about this great nation should be concerned that this happened. Back on September 11th, 2001 – the United States was totally caught off-guard when terrorist attacked the homeland. However – in 2014 – there are terrorist on television everyday pledging to anyone who will listen their desire to hurt the United States in any way possible. Personally – I believe the U.S. Secret Service is doing a great job in protecting the President and other important leaders. This new politically correct society we have created for ourselves has caused government agencies - like the U.S. Secret Service - to second guess their actions at the worst possible time. What do you thing the news media would be writing about today – if an agent shot and killed Omar Gonzalez – rather than letting him get inside the White House before he was arrested? My guess is they would be criticizing the U.S. Secret Service for being trigger happy – rather than their current storyline of saying they are incompetent or lazy. In the world today and especially in Washington D.C. there are no longer any issues that are universally considered right or wrong. In that kind of world – it doesn't matter - if the Secret Service did everything by the book or not. They will be criticized either way by quick rush-to-judgment reporters and politicians. The President of the United States has said that he has full confidence in the U.S. Secret Service and when you consider it is his life and that of his family they are in charge of protecting – maybe the news media and politicians should find another issue to gripe about and cut them some slack?

Source: cnn.com

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Hero Texan Angela Radtke Saved Child

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A San Antonio Texas man was taken into police custody on Saturday after he left a small child locked in a car – while he went shopping at an H.E.B. supermarket. Thankfully – the child did not suffer serious injuries – because a passerby saw what had happened and took matters into her own hands. After being unsuccessful in locating the parents of the child - Angela Radtke - used a crowbar to smash in the front windshield in order to gain access and freed the child. A short time later – the reported father of the child - 36-year-old Richard Elliot was located and after questioning by police he was arrested and charged with child endangerment. Considering the amount of stories in the news about the deaths of numerous children this summer - why does this keep happening? The government is already moving at a record pace to take away rights from parents and this type of stupidity will only make matters worse for law abiding Texans in the future who don't fit what the government considers to be a good parent. I remember someone telling me once that a person needed a license to be a doctor – lawyer or even a plumber – but any idiot can become a parent. While that statement is brutally blunt – it is most certainly the truth. All parents should know instinctively that closed cars can heat-up to deadly temperatures within a few short minutes. While this father deserves and will receive the benefit of the doubt when it comes to his day in court – common sense should suggest to anyone that a child should never be left alone in a car – whether it is hot that day or not. It is entirely likely that child is alive today - because of the fast - fearless and heroic actions of Angela Radtke from San Antonio. All Texans should be proud of what she did.

Source: ksat.com

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Funeral / Visitation Times Set For Deputy Jessica Hollis

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Last week ended with the terrible news that a Senior Deputy with the Travis County Sheriff's Office had been killed when rising flood waters washed away her car. It only took rescue workers half an hour to find her patrol unit – but it wasn't until many hours later that her body was recovered in Lake Austin. Deputy Jessica Hollis was checking low water crossings after heavy rains near Austin Texas when she herself - became the victim of rising water. Hollis, age 37, had been employed with the Travis County Sheriff's Office for 7-years. Jessica leaves behind a husband, 12-year-old son and hundreds of fellow law enforcement officers who will miss her very much. Visitation for Deputy Hollis has been scheduled from 6:00-9:00PM at the Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville Texas on Tuesday. Her funeral will take place at 10:00AM on Wednesday at the Hill Country Bible Church - located at 12124 Ranch Road 620 N. Afterward – she will be buried at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery with full police honors.

Source: odmp.org

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Omar Gonzalez From Copperas Cove Arrested At The White House

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A man from Copperas Cove Texas was arrested Friday night in Washington D.C. after he allegedly jumped a fence and ran toward the building. 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzales was taken into custody by the U.S. Secret Service. After his arrest, Gonzales was transported to a hospital after complaining of chest pain. Neither President Obama or his family were at home when this incursion occurred. It is unknown at this time what reason - if any - Gonzales gave to the Secret Service after his arrest - for climbing over a fence at the White House. It is well known that the White House is one of the most protected buildings in the world. However – ever year a few people decide to jump the fence and they are always quickly arrested. Some parts of the White House complex were briefly evacuated when this incursion occurred. If there is additional important information released about this story over the weekend – this post will be update.

Source: kwtx.com

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Is Political Correctness Destroying America?

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Most people use the term political correctness to describe different things – but in the end it does not matter what the issues are – because all political correctness is designed to control the actions and behaviors of others. From an early age we are thought to mind our own business and if someone else's actions bother us we should just look away and ignore them. For the most part – that is sound advice which is going unheeded by many in the world today. From recent NFL scandals - to same sex marriage - to the food police – there are millions of well meaning people who believe it is their mission in life to change the behavior of others. Just the other day - I read about some person or group who wants Olive Garden to stop giving customers unlimited bread-sticks. These folks are just down right control freaks who need to get a life for themselves. Have you ever seen one spokesperson representing these groups ever look happy when interviewed on TV? I know I haven't and that's because they are not happy. They are completely miserable and to quote an old saying 'misery loves company.' While the 'food police' are bad – in more recent days groups of women have been out in force trying to punish the NFL for the 'off-the field' violence being committed by some of their players against women. I almost fell out of my chair when I heard a spokesperson for one of these groups tell a reporter the other day that it would help the NFL if they gave money to groups like hers. Now how is that going to help protect women from abusers? I personally think law enforcement should lockup men and women who use violence against any person - whether they are in a relationship or not. How will punishing the NFL as a brand protect the health and well being of women? The NFL violence against women and food police issues are usually supported by liberals in this country. In my last example – the opposition to same sex marriage – is a poster child issue for political conservatives. Like their liberal brothers and sisters – American conservatives believe they have the right to decide who can marry whom in the United States. For the life of me I cannot understand how someone wanting to marry another person of the same sex is hurting anyone. So why is it so important to try and control the behavior of homosexuals? Simply put – most conservatives are Christians and the bible teachers that homosexuality is a sin. Here again is an example of how everyone would be better served – if folks would just mind their own business and let others be. Is political correctness destroying America? In my opinion not yet – but we only need to look in other countries around the world like Iraq and Syria to learn what happens to a society when one group of people try and force their beliefs, opinions and values on others.

Source: nbcnews.com

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Is Lottery's Fun 5's Scratch-off A Ripoff?

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There are more than a few people who play the Texas Lottery who feel ripped off by the scratch off game Fun 5's. I must admit that even after reading the rules - I am confused too. The problem revolves around the rules of the game – which state: 'Reveal a money bag symbol in the 5X box, win 5 times that prize.' That explanation sounds clear to me, but in reality it is as clear as mud. When you look at the picture above – it says '5X Box' right above where the bag of money is shown. That ticket should be a winner – right? Not so fast. The Texas Lottery Commission says that people are misunderstanding the rules. According to them, this other line in the rules 'Reveal three 5 symbols in any one row, column or diagonal to win the money bag symbol' explains why those tickets are not winners. I have a real problem with the State of Texas selling lotto tickets with rules so complicated it takes a lawyer to figure out whether someone won on a scratch off game or not. There is something wrong with any lottery commission who uses tactic like this to sell lotto tickets to folks who are many times down on their luck and spending their last buck on a 'pie-in-the-sky' ticket that appears like a winner – but really is not.

Source: 12newsnow.com

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Acute Alcohol Intoxication Caused Dalton Debrick's Death

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Most folks already suspected that alcohol played a role in the death of Dalton Debrick several weeks ago – but the Lubbock medical examiner solidified those fears on Tuesday when he released his findings. Acute Alcohol Intoxication was the cause of Dalton Debrick's death. This is not the first or the last time a college student will died from overconsumption of alcohol – but it's a tragedy every single time it happens. I did not know Dalton or any of his previous history as a high school student in Irving, Texas. While it is possible he was into drinking in high school – my gut tells me that he was not and that is why he drank more alcohol than his young body could process. It does concern me that he was 'rushing' in order to join the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at Texas Tech. Everyone understands what goes on when a young freshman is eager to get accepted into a fraternity. Yes – the rules have been tightened to prevent hazing – but if anyone takes the time to examine what really is going on they will release it still happens. I think it is absolutely terrible that Dalton Debrick was left alone to die in that Lubbock house. We were all young once and that false sense of feeling 'bullet proof' is still alive and well today. It could be Dalton's death was brought about by his own poor judgment. However – it's good to know that the Lubbock Police Department will continue to investigate this case.

Source: lubbockonline.com

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Finally Doing The Right Thing For Timothy Cole

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Back in 1985 a student at Texas Tech University was convicted and sent to prison for the crime of rape. He always maintained his innocence - even until the day he died in prison in 1999. After Cole's death – it was proven through DNA testing that he indeed was a wrongly convicted man. On Wednesday – Texas Governor Rick Perry and a host of other state and national dignitaries will pay tribute to Cole in a ceremony on the Texas Tech campus in Lubbock. At 2:00PM a privately-funded granite and bronze statue of Cole will be dedicated at 19th and University. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis are expected to attend this dedication ceremony. Timothy Cole was the first man in Texas history to be posthumously exonerated by a governor. This story should concern anyone who has fought for the truth in our criminal justice system. Is it really that hard to believe that Texas might have wrongfully convicted someone for murder and then killed that innocent person in a state sponsored execution? That's something all Texans should think long and hard about.

Source: kcbd.com

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Greg Abbott Jobs From California Wheelchair Ad

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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has released a new television commercial that I like a lot. In this ad – Abbott is seen in his wheelchair rolling across a huge map of the United States from California to Texas. While he is making this journey – Abbott is talking about the hundreds of companies who have relocated from California to Texas. There are some pundits who believe the 2014 election for Governor of Texas will revolve around issues like immigration and abortion – but it appears Greg Abbott believes that major issue will be jobs. I like this political ad for another reason as well. Rather than trying to hide the fact he cannot walk like President Roosevelt did during World War II – Attorney General Abbott is telling millions of Texas voters that he is not a helpless victim. Wendy Davis is fighting an uphill battle to win this race as a Democrat in one of the most 'red states' in the country. At least for now – Abbott is doing what is necessary to become the next Governor of Texas.

Source: blog.chron.com

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Do The Dallas Cowboys Play Better On-The-Road?

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When I watched the Dallas Cowboys play the Tennessee Titans yesterday I could not believe what I was watching. The Cowboys actually looked pretty good for a change. Even though there were some definite bumps in the their road to victory – the most important thing that happened on Sunday was they won the game. I don't know what the statistics are when it comes to the number of games the Dallas Cowboys win at home compared to on-the-road – but there is no doubt the team played better against the Titans than the 49ers the week before at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Don't get me wrong – AT&T Stadium is a castle compared to most NFL football stadiums. However - if the Cowboys would just win more games this year – I wouldn't care where the competition took place. I know it's not a good idea to allow anyone or anything affect a person's mood – but it's a proven fact that I feel and act better on Monday's when the Dallas Cowboys win.

Source: dallascowboys.com

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SpaceX Rocket Testing Near Waco In McGregor

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It's an exciting time to live near the Central Texas town of McGregor. A company called SpaceX is testing different types of rockets and on several days and nights per month - hundreds of residents may walk out on their porch and watch these amazing tests. Like many of you I expect - I grew up watching the U.S. manned space program go from nothing to putting many men on the moon and bringing them safely back home. For the past decade – the U.S. space program has become boring. However - in recent months the future has starting to look bright again and the center of this new push to go even deeper into space is based in McGregor Texas. A few weeks ago – while testing a new rocket – there was a malfunction at the SpaceX Central Texas facility. You may have watched on YouTube as that rocket ship was destroyed in mid-flight after something went wrong. I believe in the months and years to come – thousands of Texas will plan their vacations around the rocket testing schedule at SpaceX in McGregor. I never get tired of watching these amazing spaceships blastoff from the planet Earth.

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Miss Texas Monique Evans Did Not Win 2014 Competition

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A student from the University of Texas represented the Lone Star State last night in the Miss America pageant in New Jersey. 22-year-old Monique Evans did not win - but she did Texas proud. Call me old fashion – but I liked the old Miss America pageant better – before the new folks took over several years ago. While Bert Parks could not carry a tune in a bucket during his last few years as the host of the show – I would always tune in at least to hear him bellow out his trademark song 'There She Is – Miss America.' Another reason I liked the Miss America pageants from the past better – is because Miss Texas was usually the odds on favorite to be one of the final two contestants. What's with this Miss New York winning the competition three years in a row? I like New York – but everyone should know that the smartest and most beautiful women on this planet live in the state of Texas.

Source: kbtx.com

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

More Deaths In Permian Basin After Oil Boom

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Over the years I have noticed that good financial times in Texas are usually related to a healthy oil and gas economy. Right now – thousands of jobs have been created in Texas energy companies – because of higher than normal oil prices. Along with those higher paying jobs - the number of people killed in the industry has increased substantially. It's a fact of life that nothing is ever really ALL GOOD OR ALL BAD and the oil and gas industry is no different. This oil boom cycle has seen more people killed in motor vehicle accidents - instead of while working on a drill rig. This increase in highway fatalities has earned Texas the title of 'the highest number of motor vehicle fatalities in the country.' California has a greater population than Texas – but when it comes to people dying in car accidents – we have surpassed them after this latest boom in energy.

Source: kbtx.com

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Are A&M & Baylor AP Football Rankings Justified?

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The new AP college football poll was released earlier today. Both Texas A&M and Baylor moved higher into the Top 10. Are these rankings justified? A&M fans will know for sure when they play Alabama – while Baylor will find out when they meet Oklahoma. It's been a fun preseason for the fans of both teams so far. My family has ties to both Baylor and Texas A&M - so I would like to see both teams do well. Conference play is just around the corner – so all questions about how good these two teams really are will be answered shortly.

Source: dallasnews.com

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Vote For Kai For Hero Dog Of The Year

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Tomorrow is the deadline to vote for Kai - an arson dog with the San Antonio Fire Department. If Kai is a finalist - $1500 will be given to charity. However – if Kai wins the title – a $6500 contribution will be given. To vote for Kai – click here to cast your vote.

Source: ksat.com

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Eduardo Garcia Killed In Beaumont Car Accident

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In one of the worst car accidents I have ever seen - a young man from Beaumont lost his life early this morning. 27-year-old Eduardo Garcia from Groves Texas was killed around 2:30AM in a crash on Cardinal Drive at Highland. Garcia was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. It is not clear at this time exactly what happened – but police do not believe he was wearing a seatbelt.

Source: 12newsnow.com

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Adrian Peterson Like My Father & Grandfather

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It should come as no surprise to anyone how much things have changed over the past 50-years. When I was young, it was not uncommon for my father to give me a good spanking when I was bad. His father, my grandfather, did the same thing to him when he was a kid. However – the rules when it comes to corporal punishment have changed drastically over the years – to the point now when it is hardly ever allowed for a parent to strike their child under any circumstances. One may argue whether or not this new way of parenting is better or worse than the old way – but it's a fact that as a parent you will likely end up under arrest – if you use corporal punishment in disciplining your child. 50-years ago if a boy showed up at school with bruises and a black eye and told a teacher that his father did that to him – the teacher and police would just assume that the kid had messed up and had that beating coming to him. However - if that same thing happened today – the child would be taken away from his parents by CPS and the father would be spending time in jail. More than likely Adrian Peterson was only following his own experiences as a child when he disciplined his own son with such force that marks were left on the child's body. This world is constantly changing and whether we agree with those changes or not – we must obey the law and today the U.S. legal system is very clear that corporal punishment is not allowed anymore.

Source: khou.com

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Border Patrol Agent Tyler Robledo Killed Near Laredo

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An agent with the U.S. Border Patrol in Texas died this week when the SUV he was driving collided head-on with another vehicle. The accident occurred early Friday morning between Eagle Pass and Laredo. The driver of the other vehicle also died. Robledo was airlifted to a San Antonio hospital where he passed away a short time after arrival. The U.S. Border Patrol council released the following statement; “We all mourn this tragic loss and feel the pain of the death of one of our fellow agents. We are here for the family and will do all we can to help them and honor Agent Robledo.”

Source: breitbart.com

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April Turner From College Station Drown In Lick Creek Park

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There was a terrible accident in College Station this morning that left a 32-year-old woman dead. April Turner was taking her dog for a walk near Lick Creek Park when the dog went into the water and became distressed. Turner went into the swollen creek to rescue the dog and was swept away by the fast moving water. Police and rescue workers search for Turner all day and finally recovered her body around 6:00PM on Saturday evening. Lick Creek Park is located near Rock Prairie Road on the east side of Highway 6.

Source: kwtx.com

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EMS Employee Michael Howard Died In Leon County

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A man who had worked as an EMS for 22-years passed away this morning after responding to an emergency call. 46-year-old Michael Howard, from Leon County, passed away allegedly from a heart attack. Michael also worked as a TEEX instructor. An autopsy has been ordered.

Source: kbtx.com

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Help Find Missing Mariah Nicole Allen From Seagoville

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A young girl has gone missing in the small Texas town of Seagoville. Police and her family are asking the public for help in finding her. 12-year-old Mariah Nicole Allen has been missing since Friday morning. She never boarded the bus for school. Mariah's family believes she may be in the company of a boy from Spruce High School. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Mariah Allen, please contact the Seagoville Police Department.

Source: cbsdfw.com

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Richard Vivanco Killed In Lubbock Accident

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A man died in Lubbock County on Thursday night after a truck he was working on collapsed on top of him. 51-year-old Richard Vivanco was working on a large semi-truck at a residence at the time. This accident occurred on FM 2378 - between 66th and 82nd streets around 7:00PM.

Source: kcbd.com

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Another Person Murdered Responding To Craigslist Ad

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Millions of people use Craigslist everyday in Texas. For the most part - these transactions are good for both the buyer and seller. However – there are a growing number of people who are either getting ripped off when they meet at strange locations to do business or even worse they are ending up dead. While you would think everyone would use caution and good common sense when meeting a total stranger from Craigslist – that is not always the case – so there are folks who are getting robbed and murdered on a regular basis – just because of poor judgment. Just the other day - a person who met a stranger after responding to an ad on Craigslist near Houston to buy a Play Station ended up in the morgue instead. This person met the guy advertising the Play-Station in an apartment complex parking lot at night and within a short period of time he was shot and killed. It goes without saying that no one should travel to a strange dark parking lot at night to buy anything they saw advertised on Craigslist. What some people seem to forget is that the Internet is still more similar to the old 'Wild West' than it is to a shopping mall or movie theater. Always remember there are criminal elements in all walks of life and that is especially true when it comes to buying and selling stuff on Craigslist.

Source: 12newsnow.com

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Allen Mouton Killed In Little River-Academy Racetrack Accident

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A man from Killeen died on Friday night after he crashed his car while racing down a drag strip racetrack in Little River-Academy. There were no other injuries. The drag strip was open for racing Friday night and according to witnesses – Mouton lost control of his car about halfway down the racetrack. He then ran into a guardrail and came to rest after hitting a tree. No additional details are available at this time.

Source: kwtx.com

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Richardson ISD Academy Teacher Roger Kessler Arrested

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It was learned yesterday that a teacher at the Richardson ISD Academy has been arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy from the school. 43-year-old Roger Kessler, known to most people as 'Joe', was taken into custody this week. To make matters worse, Kessler is HIV positive and admitted to police that he had sexual relations with the minor. Kessler was taken into custody by McKinney police after they were called to the boys home when the mother arrived and saw a strange man in the backyard. After further investigation, officers with the McKinney Police Department were able to learn that Kessler was in the backyard in a failed attempt to escape the premises as the mother returned home.

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Kimberly Ann Rowell Killed In Amarillo Crash

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Early Friday morning, a woman from Amarillo lost her life in a car accident on SH-136. 42-year-old Kimberly Ann Rowell was pronounced dead at the scene after her 2001 SUV drifted into a ditch and rolled over. This accident occurred around 7:30AM. Few additional details are available at this time.

Source: connectamarillo.com

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