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Texas distillery teams up with Truluck’s Seafood to help save Balmorhea State Park


July 10, 2018

Balmorhea State Park, one of Texas’ most popular oasis was closed indefinitely in May due to a potentially hazardous “structural failure” in the concrete apron installed to help stabilize the walls of the pool from erosion. After learning of the iconic spring-fed pool’s closure, the Houston-based restaurant chain, Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House and the first legal bourbon whiskey distillery in Texas, Garrison Brothers Distillery …

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Man dead in north Harris County crash


July 10, 2018

A man died and two others were injured in a crash when one driver tried to cross from one parking lot to another in north Harris County, authorities said. The driver was trying to cross at lot on Antoine around 9 p.m. Monday, when he failed to yield the right of way to an oncoming Nissan, Harris County Sheriff’s Office …

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Two businesses on Wayside struck within half-hour in attempted smash-and-grabs


July 10, 2018

Two southeast Houston businesses were damaged in smash-and-grabs just blocks apart on Tuesday morning. The first burglary happened around 4 a.m. on Wayside and the Gulf Freeway. Several men used a pickup truck to ram into the front of a gas station convenience store and dragged an ATM out of the building, said Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police …

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Wounded man charged with assault of security officer in SW Houston


July 10, 2018

A man who was shot during a confrontation with a security guard in southwest Houston has been charged with assault. Willie Earl Simmons, Jr., 23, was charged Saturday and was released on $2,500 bond today, according to court records. Simmons is accused of assaulting Ibraheem Iessa, 33, during a confrontation at an apartment complex on 3030 Dunvale Road on July …

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Hundreds protest at the Supreme Court after Trump nominates Kavanaugh


July 10, 2018

Senator Bernie Sanders told the crowd of protesters that they should be ready to challenge the Supreme Court nomination. Hundreds of activists gathered on the steps of the United States Supreme Court on Monday night to protest Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh is a federal appellate judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of …

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Elderly Homeless Man Okay After Being Swept Into Storm Drain


July 10, 2018

Last night Dallas Fire-Rescue units responded to a water rescue call, after an elderly homeless man was swept into a storm drain, near the intersection of West Northwest Highway and Vantex Drive. Firefighters searched the area for over an hour, until the man was found alive and well a short distance away, near the 11000 block of Shady Trail. The …

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Daring Thai Cave Rescue Ends With All 12 Boys, Coach Saved


July 10, 2018

A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in northern Thailand has saved all 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver and riveted people around the world. Thailand’s Navy SEALs, who were central to the rescue …

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NEWS Family considering divorce to afford daughter’s health care costs


July 10, 2018

Maria and Jake Grey of Sanger have a daughter with a rare chromosomal disorder. Even with health insurance, they spend upwards of $15,000 a year out of pocket on her health care. SANGER, Texas — Maria and Jake Grey of Sanger have a daughter with a rare chromosomal disorder. Even with health insurance, they spend upwards of $15,000 a year …

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Sterilised mosquito trial slashes dengue-spreading population


July 10, 2018

SYDNEY: More than 80 per cent of a dengue fever-spreading mosquito has been wiped out in an Australian town during a landmark trial that scientists said Tuesday offered hope for combating the dangerous pest globally. Researchers from Australia’s national science body CSIRO bred millions of non-biting male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in laboratory conditions at James Cook University (JCU) in a …

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Facebook takes steps to protect Pakistan elections from abuse


July 10, 2018

KARACHI: Facebook has ramped up its its efforts to ensure they doing everything they can to prevent abuse, working in collaboration with the Election Commission of Pakistan to better understand and address the specific challenges faced here, the social media giant said in a statement. It is increasing the number of people working on safety and security issues around the …

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