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4,442 North Texas Families Wait for Angel Tree Adoption

The clock is ticking and the Salvation Army is at a critical moment trying to make sure North Texas children have gifts for Christmas. There are still 4,442 families hoping to be adopted as a part of the annual Angel Tree campaign. It’s Christmas crunch time for the Salvation Army tradition with the due date for the gifts Wednesday, Dec. …

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Chad Morris Leaving SMU, Agrees to Coaching Contract at Arkansas

Arkansas has hired Chad Morris of SMU as its new football coach, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The 49-year-old Morris agreed to a six-year contract, according to the person who spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the decision had not been announced. Morris leaves the Mustangs after compiling a 14-22 in …

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Six Flags Over Texas Aims to Break World Record for Biggest Snowball Fight

Even though Texans are not used to the snow, Six Flags is having its national snow day and parks across the country are attempting to break the record for world’s largest snowball fight. Six Flags Over Texas will open registration tables to participate in the snowball fight on Saturday Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Participants will then head to the …

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Former sheriff Adrian Garcia to challenge Morman for Pct. 2 commissioner

Former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has announced he will run for Precinct 2 commissioner against incumbent Jack Morman. “We all know that sometimes government can come up short, so it’s up to leaders who love what we do to roll our sleeves up and find better solutions,” Garcia said in an emailed announcement. “Since the day my mother encouraged …

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Harris County OKs stricter development rules aimed at reducing flooding

Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously approved new, tougher regulations for flood-plain development Tuesday, including a requirement that some new homes use pier-and-beam construction and that they be built to withstand high winds. The new rules come more than three months after Harvey covered much of the county in record-breaking rainfall, in some areas more than 51 inches over the course …

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Former sheriff Adrian Garcia to challenge Jack Morman for Precinct 2 seat

Former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced Tuesday that he will run for Precinct 2 commissioner against incumbent Jack Morman. In a video posted to Garcia’s Facebook page Tuesday, Garcia touts his credentials as a former member of Houston City Council and as sheriff. He said that during Hurricane Harvey, he saw residents of different races and socioeconomic backgrounds helping …

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Babies’ brains at risk from toxic pollution: UN

NEW DELHI: As New Delhi and other major cities hit new toxic smog peaks, the United Nations sounded the alarm Wednesday over the damage that pollution is doing to babies´ developing brains. The UN´s children´s agency, UNICEF, said Asia accounts for more than 16 million of the world´s 17 million infants aged under one year living in areas with severe …

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Second polio case in three months confirmed in Karachi

KARACHI: The city witnessed its second case of polio within a span of three months, the latest victim being a five-month-old infant who has been diagnosed with the virus. Five-month-old boy Zaibullah, son of Ghulam Sakhi, a resident of UC-4 Gadap Town, had been administered with anti-polio drops during a past campaign. However, his routine immunisation had not been completed, …

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Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices, escalating spat

(Reuters) – A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when Google said it would block its video streaming application YouTube from two Amazon.com Inc devices and criticized the online retailer for not selling Google hardware. The feud is the latest in Silicon Valley to put customers in the crossfire of major competitors. Amazon and Google, which …

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