Local News

HGAC Releases “Together Against the Weather” Campaign Ahead of Hurricane Season

HGAC Releases “Together Against the Weather” Campaign Ahead of Hurricane Season

HGAC has released its “Together Against the Weather” campaign, created to help residents of the 13-county region (Austin County being one of them) to better plan and prepare for hurricanes this 2019 season. Together Against the Weather focuses on helping various special needs populations in our 13-county region, as well as provide strategies and tool kits of materials to help the general population overcome challenges they could experience in advance of a storm.

State News

Woman Who Licked Ice Cream And Put It Back On Store Shelf Now Faces 20 Years

Woman Who Licked Ice Cream And Put It Back On Store Shelf Now Faces 20 Years

Police have identified and apprehended the sick-licker, but will not name her because she turns out to be a minor. Before they realized she was a teenager, police warned they had planned to arrest her on a charge of second-degree felony tampering, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail. But… “Because she is a juvenile offender, her identity is protected under section 58.104 of the Texas Family Code,” Lufkin Police Department spokesperson Jessie Pebsworth said.”The case will be turned over to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.”

National News

Politics

Can Americans Resist the Siren Song of “Free” Stuff?

Can Americans Resist the Siren Song of “Free” Stuff?

As consumers, people are skeptical. We know that everyone selling anything is probably telling a lie of some kind, or at least stretching the truth to its legal limit. But as voters, our healthy skepticism seems to go right out the window. When politicians promise all sorts of “free” things, it doesn’t occur to many of us that those things can’t possibly be free. It doesn’t occur to us that, like businesses seeking our dollars, politicians will tell us whatever it takes to get hold of our votes.

Science & Technology

The Race For The Moon Continues

The Race For The Moon Continues

On July 21, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to set foot on the moon. Ten more Apollo astronauts followed in their footsteps until 1972 but since then, no human has set foot on Earth’s closest companion in space. Fifty years later, the race for the moon is starting anew with several countries and private companies announcing missions.

Health & Medicine

Frustrated Judges Slam “Complicated” Obamacare Mess

Frustrated Judges Slam “Complicated” Obamacare Mess

The Trump Administration is backing 19 Republican-controlled states, including Texas, in a lawsuit that they hope will eventually prompt the Supreme Court to invalidate the entire Obamacare law – something it declined to do back in 2012, when Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court’s liberals to preserve it.

Lifestyles

Down Home Dining

Down Home Dining: Episode 2 – The Backdrop Events

In the second episode of our new series, Down Home Dining, we were in Sealy, TX at The Backdrop Events to sample some Cajun cuisine! The Backdrop Event’s owner, Monique Watkins is not only a great cook but, she can host some out of this world events for you at her location!

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