Monthly Archives: August 2014

Biking across the Panhandle for 4-H Healthy Living Program

Joe Ostaszewski reminds us that fitness is as simple as getting outside, riding your bike, and having fun. He was a finalist on The Biggest Loser. He is riding a bicycle across the country to raise awareness for the 4-H … Continue reading

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Another Plastic Island in South Atlantic

The Terrifying True Story of the Garbage That Could Kill the Human Race Where does plastic go? It never leaves completely. Pieces of plastic from almost 100 years ago are still floating in our oceans in some form. A new … Continue reading

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Wars And Strength

Amidst all the terrible, unconscionable things that happen every day, there’s a strength and resolve that comes from somewhere, some mysterious place. Who knows how people live through the things that they live through? My heart goes out to the … Continue reading

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Colorado service dog dodges euthanasia, helps Vietnam Vet

A Colorado service dog named Gander proves that unconditional love conquers all. Almost put down, he was rescued by Freedom Service Dogs, trained as a service dog in a prison, and was then paired with a Vietnam Veteran with PTSD … Continue reading

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Texas Veterans Portal

The Texas Veterans Portal is a site compiled by the site to make resources for Texas Veterans easier to find. Some examples of what you can find there: Learn about the Hazlewood Act: “a State of Texas benefit that … Continue reading

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Texas Bullet Train in the Works The Bullet Train That Could Change Everything by Aman Batheja and Stephen J. Smith, The Texas Tribune Aug. 18, 2014 For years, the Japanese company behind the world’s first and busiest high-speed rail system has been itching to enter … Continue reading

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Texas Law: Mothers Allowed to Breastfeed

For the record, breast feeing (in Texas) is upheld by state and federal law. It’s 2014, and breastfeeding is what makes us mammals who we are. (The word “mammal” has to do with our having mammary glands.) Yet, a lot … Continue reading

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5 Mental Tricks for Getting Over Yourself

It’s not news, and this article is over a year old, but I think it’s socially relevant. If you’re frustrated because you feel that you can’t write anything on Facebook without 100 people thinking you’re talking to them, post this. … Continue reading

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Is anyone else amused that sharks are eating the Internet?

All this time I thought that human hubris would bring down the Internet eventually, but alas, it’s being consumed by something much cooler: sharks. Sharks are eating the undersea cables that connect our modern world. There are a lot of … Continue reading

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