Spencer Solves It team searching for 5 families in need to help this Christmas
The Spencer Solves It team is looking for five families who have had a horrible year and are now facing the fact they will not have enough money to provide their children with presents or any kind of Christmas celebration. Then Bill will gift those families with 2,500 dollars to buy gifts and also with brand new bicycles for all of their children.
Young South Sudan girls leaving school and being sold into marriage by starving families
Young female children in South Sudan are being forced out of school and into marriage as young 14. The World Food Program has stopped its school feeding scheme in the wake of funding cuts and the family of a daughter entering into marriage will be paid in cows as a dowry. Debora Patta speaks with a child bride on her wedding day and her Father who negotiated the price of 80 under- nourished cows.news.yahoo.com
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
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.
‘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.