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  • Six Flags Over Texas will not remove Confederate flag

    08/18/2017 9:36:07 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    mySA ^ | August 17, 2017 | Fernando Alfonso III
    Six Flags Over Texas has flown the Confederate States of America flag since the park opened in 1961, and that is not going to change despite growing pressure around the country following the violence in Charlottesville. The "Stars and bars" was the first official flag of the confederacy. It flies alongside the American flag near the entrance to the park.
  • Furbaby ALERT! There is Leptospirosis (Lepto) bacteria in the Texas Hill Country

    08/16/2017 8:53:56 AM PDT · by bgill · 7 replies
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    Our veterinarian told us that Leptospirosis (Lepto) is back in the area. He hasn't seen it in decades until a local dog died of it a couple of weeks ago. He gave our two slobber buckets a shot for it this morning and they'll be back for a booster in a month. He's very trustworthy about not prescribing more than is needed and was concerned about it. The bacteria grows in standing water so don't leave buckets or containers outside. We drained the fountain. Years ago, cattle would get it with water sitting in hoof prints on the ground. Hardly...
  • Marijuana found in bags of charcoal shipped to San Saba area stores (TX)

    08/04/2017 5:07:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    Big Coountry ^ | August 3, 2017 | Erica Garner
    Bricks of marijuana were found in bags of charcoal shipped to grocery stores in the San Saba area this week. KWTX reports San Saba Police Department found six bricks of marijuana hidden inside a bag of Encino Brand charcoal at Lowe's Grocery store on Tuesday. A shopper also purchased the same brand of charcoal from the Lowe's Grocery in Mason, Texas, and found about a pound marijuana inside, according to the KWTX report.
  • Mom to state: My daughter's weight is none of your business (GA)

    08/01/2017 3:24:51 PM PDT · by bgill · 88 replies
    kvue ^ | July 31, 2017 | Catherine Park
    The school said it required students to be between the 5 and 85 percentiles as far as BMI, which is marked in the nutrition category, and her daughter was in the 94 percentile. After Dickens' husband received the letter in the mail, he immediately called his wife and asked, "So, is the school calling our kid fat?" The letter required Dickens to bring her daughter to her pediatrician for further evaluation for her nutrition and must provide proof to the school that she did so. "I understand hearing and vision because that affects their ability to be educated the proper...
  • $5 billion in student loans may be dismissed because the lender lost the paperwork

    07/18/2017 10:23:07 AM PDT · by bgill · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 18, 2017 | Tanza Loudenback
    Billions of dollars in student loans may be wiped out for tens of thousands of borrowers in the US because a lender didn't keep track of the paperwork verifying ownership of the loans, according to The New York Times. The National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts, which holds 800,000 private loans and is one of the country's largest owners of private student loans, is at the center of the legal dispute, the Times reported. Borrowers are failing to repay more than $5 billion of the $12 billion in private student loans held by National Collegiate, sending the loans into default. The...
  • S.A.'s famous Toilet Seat Art Museum being sold to the highest bidder (TX)

    07/13/2017 4:37:28 PM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    mysa.com ^ | July 13, 2017 | Madalyn Mendoza
    Barney Smith has spent nearly half his life creating friendships through his trove of toilet seat art. But now he's ready to auction it off. Turning trash to treasure has been Smith's hobby for more than 50 years, he told mySA.com. He is the owner of Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum and 1,200 ornately decorated lid covers that he has created works of art on. Generations of oddity oglers from around the world have stopped by 239 Abiso Ave., in Alamo Heights, to check out Smith's collection and chat with him.
  • Gymboree closing 350 stores after filing for bankruptcy

    07/12/2017 9:28:52 AM PDT · by bgill · 13 replies
    mysa.com ^ | July 12, 2017 | AP
    Children's clothing seller Gymboree Corp. is closing 350 stores as its works to restructure in bankruptcy. The San Francisco-based company said Tuesday that it's mostly closing Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores. It also operates Janie and Jack stores. The company will have more than 900 locations after the stores are shut down. Gymboree filed for bankruptcy protection in June. Traditional retailers have been struggling to deal with strong competition from online companies and slowing mall traffic.
  • Affidavit: Drunk man arrested at Hippie Hollow splashed urine on officer (Austin, TX)

    07/12/2017 9:17:56 AM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    CBSAustin.com ^ | July 11, 2017 | unknown
    A man arrested Sunday for public intoxication at Hippie Hollow on Lake Travis is facing additional charges after splashing urine on an officer while being booked into jail, court records say. Ernest Tamayo Jr., 32, is also charged with harassment of a public servant, criminal mischief, and failure to identify a fugitive... Officers told him he needed to leave the park immediately, and as they helped him look for his clothes he bent over...
  • SAPD: Naked woman having 'psychotic attack' allegedly bit man's face before his death

    07/04/2017 10:57:15 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    mySanAntonio ^ | July 3, 2017 | Caleb Downs
    Officers found Fernandez de Lara around 1:30 a.m. on June 21 at an apartment complex in the 12000 block of Vance Jackson. Emergency crews were responding to a call from a man who claimed there was woman having a "psychotic attack" and that his face and body hurt... During an interview with police, the woman, who has not been identified, allegedly admitted she had hit Fernandez de Lara in the face and bit him during an argument... "She stated that she had taken off her clothes to show she could be free of him and had gone outside naked at...
  • Texas City official arrested, charged with intoxicated manslaughter (marijuana)

    07/04/2017 10:48:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 33 replies
    mySanAntonio ^ | July 3, 2017 | John D. Harden
    A Texas City commissioner was charged with two counts of intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle early Monday morning after her pickup hit and killed two men standing on the side of the road near the Galveston Causeway. According to investigators, the driver charged with manslaughter was identified as Texas City Commissioner Dee Ann Haney, 54. Charging documents obtained from Galveston County reveal that police arrested Haney after she admitted she was under the influence of marijuana and admitted to smoking it before her crash.
  • Cursive writing requirement among Louisiana’s new laws

    07/04/2017 5:09:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 123 replies
    kxan ^ | July 3, 2017 | AP
    Louisiana’s public school classrooms will be required to teach cursive writing to students starting with the new school year. That mandate, approved by lawmakers in 2016 but delayed a year so schools could prepare, is among more than two dozen new laws
  • Texas liquor agency rebuked after investigation of Spec’s

    07/02/2017 12:53:40 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    kxan ^ | July 2, 2017 | Jay Root
    After an investigation of the state’s largest liquor retailer, the TABC sought to yank permits for all 164 of the company’s stores — which would effectively shut it down — or hit Spec’s with fines of up to $713 million, according to court documents filed last week...The judges said TABC failed to prove dozens of allegations, rebuked agency lawyers for failing to disclose evidence to their own witness (and the court) and called out the agency for “stacking” charges, a tactic commonly used to pressure defendants into a settlement...“The governor continues to be deeply concerned about the pattern of practice...
  • Threat to President Trump posted on Md. elementary school sign

    07/02/2017 11:46:33 AM PDT · by bgill · 17 replies
    ABC7 ^ | July 1, 2017 | Ryan Hughes
    Someone used the sign outside a Montgomery County School to post a threat to the president reading, "Ew Trump! Murder his a**" Andrew Johnson, a neighbor, saw the marquee outside Wood Acres Elementary School , and took matters into his own hands.
  • Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

    06/24/2017 10:17:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    AP ^ | June 24, 2017 | Gillian Wong
    More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo in Mao County at about 6 a.m., the Sichuan provincial government said. Officials said 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) of road were buried in the disaster. “It’s the biggest landslide to hit this area since the Wenchuan earthquake
  • Sweet song by Al Capone being sold at auction

    06/24/2017 9:39:45 AM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    keyetv ^ | June 24, 2017 | AP
    Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters are being auctioned this weekend. A handwritten musical composition by Al Capone, a letter written by John Gotti, and jewelry that belonged to Bonnie and Clyde are among the items up for bid Saturday in the "Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen" auction in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Boston-based RR Auction. The musical piece entitled "Humoresque" shows Capone's softer side. Written when Capone was in Alcatraz in the 1930s, it contains the lines: "You thrill and fill this heart of mine, with gladness like a soothing symphony, over the air, you gently float,...
  • Kim Kardashian gets White House ready, buys Jackie O’s Cartier watch

    06/24/2017 8:58:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    Page Six ^ | June 23, 2017 | post staff
    If Kanye West follows through on his presidential ambitions, his wife, Kim Kardashian, will be ready: She just became the proud owner of Jackie Kennedy’s Cartier watch. The couple bought it at auction in New York, for a stratospheric $379,500, TMZ reports... Kennedy had been given the watch by her brother-in-law Prince Stanislaw Radziwill, according to the gossip site. It’s engraved with the date February 23, 1963, and commemorates a hike the prince participated in to support President Kennedy’s goal of making Americans healthier.
  • British schoolboys don skirts amid shorts ban in heatwave

    06/23/2017 6:32:46 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    keyetv ^ | June 22, 2017 | AP
    Boys at a British high school have found a novel way around strict uniform rules banning shorts, as the country swelters through a heatwave. The schoolboys at Isca Academy in the southwestern city of Exeter donned skirts instead of the officially mandated gray slacks. Photos in British media show the boys wearing short-sleeved white shirts, school ties and the gray and white plaid skirts that the girls wear. Devon County Council spokesman David Beasley said about 30 boys turned up to school in skirts on Thursday, when temperatures dropped to a cool 20 degrees Celsius (68F) after days of much...
  • Texan, 47, accused of sex assault of his so-called wife, 13

    06/23/2017 5:29:09 AM PDT · by bgill · 49 replies
    KXAN ^ | June 23, 2017 | AP
    A 47-year-old man has been charged with raping a 14-year-old Houston-area girl who investigators say told a doctor she was his wife and they were having sex. Fort Bend County jail records Steven Carty was being held Thursday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, with bond at $100,000. The girl’s 39-year-old mother was charged with endangering a child by criminal negligence, with bond at $10,000.
  • Witnesses: Burning man jumped from bridge near Morgan's Wonderland (TX)

    06/23/2017 5:10:28 AM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    my san antonio ^ | June 22, 2017 | Caleb Downs
    San Antonio Police Department Detective Richard Richardson said police found a receipt for lighter fluid on the body. The purchase was made this morning. He said the man apparently lit himself on fire, jumped off the bridge with a rope around his neck and then fell. "Everything melted," he said. "It's gonna be a while before we ID him." Khiari Brown and Michael Ray, two employees of an AC and heating company, said they were driving down Thousand Oaks when they saw a man on fire climbing over the bridge's railing. "We seen him on this side, halfway on fire...
  • Boss teaches lesson to teen who admitted stealing

    06/20/2017 11:01:14 AM PDT · by bgill · 25 replies
    abc 13 eyewitness news ^ | June 19, 2017 | Deborah Wrigley
    Seventeen-year-old Mark Anthony Doyle admitted that he stole a lot of pricey items from his employer's home recently. The missing goods included a Rolex watch, assorted electronics, and a drone... Doyle begged him not to press charges, so he gave him a choice, which was jail or Franklin's own brand of punishment. Doyle chose option B. "He wanted to be noticed, so that's what I decided on," he said. The attention getting outfit he chose included a pink tank top, shorts with Winnie the Pooh characters printed on the fabric, and a floppy beach hat. He also brought a sign...