Trump family must testify in New York fraud investigation, appeals court rules
An appeals court ruled that Donald Trump and two of his children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, must comply with subpoenas and testify in a civil investigation by the New York attorney general's office. CBS News investigative reporter Graham Kates shares the latest on "Red and Blue."news.yahoo.com
CASA plans big 80s Prom fundraiser
The nonprofit Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cameron and Willacy Counties is having it’s first big fundraiser of the year on Friday, a “Totally Awesome 80s Prom” at the Marine Military Academy King Gym in Harlingen. I think people are ready to gather and socialize and what better time to socialize and help support a great cause like CASA,” executive director Dora Martinez said. Prom attire, “or your baddest ’80s outfit” is recommended. Lacey Ambriz, CASA communications director, said last fiscal year Cameron and Willacy counties had 690 children in state custody as being abused or neglected. “He receives the same training as a service dog, his training is a bit more than a registered therapy dog.myrgv.com
Tough timing: Stricter teacher evaluations could make shortage worse
All parents, all people interested in a better future for our state and our country, want the best education possible for our children. Of course, we want them to make the best decisions possible in order to better secure the most successful and peaceful future possible. We want our children to have the best education possible, and that begins with having the best teachers our schools can get. Certainly, most people want the best possible assessment of teachers’ performance, just like they generally approve of standardized testing to evaluate students. Its implementation at a time when we can ill afford more losses in the classrooms, doesn’t seem the best idea.myrgv.com
After long being mired in politics, Lincoln museum has ‘potential to be incredibly great’ under restructuring plan
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield has long been mired in political shenanigans, but advocates hope a bill just passed by state legislators will lead to better and more transparent institution.chicagotribune.com
Proviso superintendent defends actions during confrontation with school board member as teachers strike hits 10-day mark
Proviso Superintendent James Henderson defended his actions during a heated exchange with school board member Claudia Medina earlier this week, saying it was she who had approached him aggressively.chicagotribune.com
Houston’s major health institutions forming study to determine how to prevent children from having ongoing seizures
To study the best way to administer the seizure medication, midazolam, so that fewer children arrive at emergency departments with an ongoing seizure: Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, the Houston Fire Department Emergency Services, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, and UT Health are forming a study called PediDOSE to determine the best way to stop them.
Texas governor orders agencies to investigate reports of transgender kids receiving gender-affirming care
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is ordering state agencies to investigate reports of transgender children receiving gender-affirming treatment as child abuse."Texas law imposes reporting requirements upon all licensed professionals who have direct contact with children who may be subject to such abuse, including doctors, nurses, and teachers, and provides criminal penalties for failure to report such child abuse." Abbott wrote in a letter to the...news.yahoo.com
Bullets that weren't meant for them: mother of killed eight year old shares grief
"My son had to lose his life at the age of eight... to somebody's irresponsibility," says Tiffani Evans, whose son was killed by a stray bullet coming from a nearby fire exchange while he was playing video games inside a relative's house in Maryland on August 24th, 2021.news.yahoo.com
Downstate judge considering bid to halt COVID-19 mandates for Illinois schools
Fresh off a round of school closures driven by the omicron variant, Illinois school districts could soon be facing more upheaval as litigation challenging Gov. J.B. Pritkzer’s mask mandate and other COVID-19 protocol lands before a downstate judge.chicagotribune.com
Parents hoped this school year might be ‘normal.’ It hasn’t turned out that way.
September once beckoned like a light on the horizon, with the promise of a full return to in-person school. But for countless families across the country, that hopeful glimmer proved to be more like a mirage, as school systems nationwide have grappled with myriad new challenges this fall.washingtonpost.com
‘I got ‘em!’: Bodycam video captures rescue of children lost in Sam Houston National Forest
The three children who went missing Thursday night in Sam Houston National Forest in Montgomery, which led to a multi-agency search effort, were found safe Friday morning, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Texas summer pandemic food benefits for families includes a one-time benefit of $375 per eligible child
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a third round of federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food benefits for families with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Houston-area billboard campaign that will feature teen who went missing in December 2019
Texas Center for the Missing, Houston's Amber Alert Provider and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas will launch a month-long effort across Houston to help generate leads in the case of the disappearance of Thalia Macias, a 15-year-old who disappeared in December, 2019.
Grandmother, 3 children die in Sugar Land house fire, officials say
A grandmother and three children lost their lives in a house fire early Tuesday in Sugar Land. Firefighters found the home on Vista Lake Drive engulfed in flames when they responded around 2 a.m. According to officials on scene, a woman and her friend were first found outside the house with burn injuries. Inside the home, firefighters found the grandmother and three children had died. The cause of the fire is unknown, but the neighborhood was without power at the time.
5 things parents should know about the COVID-19 vaccine and kids
HOUSTON – We are your vaccine central for the latest COVID-19 vaccine updates. COVID vaccine trials for teensHouston is one of 20 cities where Moderna vaccine trials for teens are underway. That’s our hope,” said Dr. Stanley Spinner, the Chief Medical Officer for Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Urgent Care. How could the COVID-19 vaccine impact other vaccines kids may be scheduled to get? “Currently the recommendations are to not have another vaccine two weeks prior to or two weeks after COVID vaccine is given,” said Spinner.
Houston Newsmakers: The many ways the pandemic is hurting our children
Baker Institute Doctor is pushing for changeThe pandemic continues to take its toll, hitting families and children particularly hard. Dr. Quianta Moore is a Fellow in Child Health Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. She is a guest on Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall and says the pandemic impact can be felt by the decreased availability of childcare and Pre-K facilities. Among the Baker Institute recommendations to the Biden administration is a push for more funding for those centers because of the role they play in society. “They’re involved in trafficking, they’re doing the worst of the worst and law enforcement is going out of their way.
Does your child want to be a toy tester? Find out how you can sign them up
PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island – How would your kids like to be toy testers? You can sign them up at Hasbro’s FunLab here. The FunLab is Hasbro’s in-house Toy and Game testing research facility, located within Hasbro headquarters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Testers normally have to go to a testing site to participate, but because of the pandemic, the program is virtual. The studies in this program are one-time tests and are scheduled anywhere from one day to one week in advance.
Here are 2021’s best and worst states to raise a family, according to WalletHub. See how the Lone Star state ranks.
Sometimes you just need a fresh start in the new year. With families looking for just that once the COVID-19 pandemic dies down and moving becomes practical, WalletHub released its report on 2021′s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family. With families looking for just that once the COVID-19 pandemic dies down and moving becomes practical, WalletHub released its report on 2021′s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family. To determine the best states in which to put down family roots, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 52 key indicators of family-friendliness. The data set ranges from the median annual family income to housing affordability to the unemployment rate.
UPDATE: 4 children found safe after kayaking at Bay Area Park, sheriff says
Officials said they have located the four children that were last seen kayaking at Bay Area Park Saturday afternoon. The children were found safe and sound and without any injuries, according to Harris County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. HCSO conducted an active search shortly after 5 p.m. A caller said the children went out kayaking and hadn’t returned yet. The park is located at 7500 Bay Area Blvd. The teens have been located safe and sound, no injuries.
Driver charged after 2 children injured during crash in SW Houston, police say
Forrest Burgess is now facing charges of aggravated assault of a family member and felon in possession of a weapon. HOUSTON – A 25-year-old man accused of injuring two children during a crash Tuesday has been identified and charged, according to officials. Forrest Burgess is now facing charges of aggravated assault of a family member and felon in possession of a weapon. UPDATE: The suspect driver, Forrest Burgess, 25, is now charged with aggravated assault of a family member and felon in possession of a weapon. Investigators said the crash happened about 10 a.m. in the 5000 block of South Braeswood near South Rice.
Two children dead after go-kart, SUV crash outside Dallas, report says
HOUSTON – Two children are dead after a crash involving an SUV and a go-kart, according to a local report. KXAS reported that officials in College Mound, about 40 miles outside Dallas, say four others were injured when the SUV, a Chevrolet Equinox, hit the go-kart. Six children were aboard the go-kart when the crash happened around 12:30 p.m. at FM2727 and CR167. KXAS reported a 7-year-old died at the scene and three children were airlifted and two were taken by ground to Children’s Medical Center Dallas. It’s unclear why the go-kart went into the intersection.
In multiple countries, alarm over hunger crisis rings louder
They cried loudly, twisting as if in pain, not from disease but from the hunger gnawing away at them. Here, U.N. officials’ increasingly dire warnings that a hunger crisis is growing around the world are becoming reality. U.N. agencies have warned that some 250 million people in 20 countries are threatened with sharply spiking malnutrition or even famine in coming months. The United Nations humanitarian office this week released $100 million in emergency funding to seven countries most at risk of famine — Yemen, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Congo, and Burkina Faso. But David Beasley, head of the World Food Program, says billions in new aid are needed.
Scary COVID-related illness for Houston teen. What doctors want your family to know
I got really tired.”Family shocked by COVID-19 related complicationThinking they just needed fluids, the family headed to Texas Children’s Hospital. “It’s really very rare that kids get really sick from the heart perspective,” said Dr. Silvana M. Molossi, Texas Children’s Pediatric Cardiologist. So, he was sent to a first-of-its-kind clinic with Texas Children’s Sports Cardiologists and other experts. We gathered questions related to COVID and MIS-C and asked experts from Texas Children’s Hospital to help us bring you answers. “There is no-one who knows better your child than you - as a mom or you as a parent,” Dr. Molossi said.