Two Planes Collide as Spectators Watch in Horror at Dallas Airshow
Marina Tanaka / EyeEm via GettyTwo planes crashed into each other mid-air Saturday during a Dallas air show that was packed with families marking Veteran’s Day weekend, with both planes plummeting to the ground in a fiery explosion, video footage shows. Six people who were aboard the planes are feared to have died, ABC reported. The collision took place during the Wings Over Dallas World War II Airshow. A spokesperson for the Dallas Fire-Rescue said he didn’t know the status of the pilots or whenews.yahoo.com
Florida marks one year since Surfside condo collapse
A somber gathering was held in Surfside, Florida, to mark the one-year anniversary of the 12-story condominium collapse which killing 98 people. First Lady Jill Biden attended the memorial, thanking first responders who spent weeks searching for victims and survivors.news.yahoo.com
LETTER: Trouble with Parkinson’s
This is for other veterans and individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s. The main topic is Parkinson’s illness and the medication. I am a Vietnam veteran and I knew that Agent Orange contained the ingredients that cause Parkinson’s. He told me I did not have Parkinson’s or dementia. I was a young Vietnam veteran and I am now 73.myrgv.com
Biden’s pick for ATF chief struggles to nail down support from all Democrats
If confirmed, David Chipman would be the agency’s first permanent director since 2015. But gun politics have made it impossible to install anyone since then, and there are signs Chipman’s fate may be no different.washingtonpost.com
Gaza and West Bank, Mexico and Canada among regions to receive 25 million Covid vaccine doses from Biden
US officials have announced plans to distribute the first wave of 80 million Covid-19 vaccine doses in an effort to boost the global vaccine supply and combat more-contagious variants amid the coronavirus pandemic. The US will rely on its federal supply, not supplies sent to states, to supply doses from theJohnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to Covax, the World Health Organization’s vaccination effort, as well as other countries. Roughly 75 per cent of the first wave of 25 million doses to be distributed as part of a strategy to send 80 million doses will be shared with Covax, according to the White House.news.yahoo.com
There are far more Texans eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine than doses available. Here's why.
VACCINES FOR ALL: All Texas adults will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccineWho is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas? DOCTOR CLEARED: Texas Medical Board clears Houston-area doctor accused of stealing COVID-19 vaccineWhere can I get the COVID-19 vaccine? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requires that vaccine doses purchased with taxpayer dollars be given at no cost. Texas’ COVID-19 vaccination plan requires providers to administer the vaccine “regardless of the vaccine recipient’s ability to pay COVID-19 vaccine administration fees.”STILL THINKING ABOUT IT? Side effects related to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine include pain at injection site, headache, feeling very tired, muscle aches, nausea and fever, according to the manufacturer.chron.com
There are far more Texans eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine than doses available. Here’s what you need to know about getting one.
A shipment of vaccine doses in January was expected to bring the state’s total allotment to 1.7 million since mid-December. AdTexas’ COVID-19 vaccination plan requires providers to administer the vaccine “regardless of the vaccine recipient’s ability to pay COVID-19 vaccine administration fees.”I’m a veteran. There are three manufacturers whose vaccines are currently approved for use in the US: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Side effects related to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine include pain at injection site, headache, feeling very tired, muscle aches, nausea and fever, according to the manufacturer. It’s also currently unknown if getting a COVID-19 vaccine prevents people from spreading the virus, according to the CDC.
Humble ISD students build tiny homes for veterans experiencing homelessness
HUMBLE, Texas – Humble Independent School District students are hammering out better futures for area veterans. Some students at Kingwood Park High School and Summer Creek High School are building tiny homes for homeless heroes and it’s not just an act of kindness, it’s also being used as a teaching tool. Tuesday morning, U.S. Air Force Veteran Jeffrey Jacobs toured his future home that’s currently under construction at Kingwood Park High school. “Service is the heart of our school and this project just symbolizes all of that,” said Principal of Kingwood Park High School, Lisa Drabing. The home was designed by Kingwood Park High School student, Parker Ryan.
Veteran Chicago police officer found shot to death in apparent suicide at North Side police station
“Make no mistake about it, this pandemic has taken an incalculable toll, particularly on people’s mental health,” Lightfoot said. “We want to make sure people reach out. There’s an array of services that we offer as a city to safeguard your privacy and your security. But if you’re feeling suicidal, please reach out. You are not in this by yourself.”chicagotribune.com
'Spaceslingers' is the trajectory game for puzzle-loving space fans (review)
"Spaceslingers" is a brand new game that you will adore if you like solving physics puzzles, and curse if orbital trajectories are not your forte. To succeed in the game, you need to cleverly aim your ship, using just the right amount of speed, and curve your craft perfectly around the obstacles. If you are a veteran of "Angry Birds Space" or "Kerbal Space Program," you are going to love this obsession with realism — it's great for learning physics in a hurry. "Spaceslingers" is a great game if you don't mind spending 10 or 15 minutes a day practicing and refining your gravity curve. I'm going to need a lot more time to satisfy Spamazon's demands, but in the meantime, "Spaceslingers" is a fun effort at using physics in a game environment.space.com
5 year-end strategies to save on your 2020 taxes
Jose Luis Pelaez Inc | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesDon't let the holidays distract you from last-minute opportunities to reduce your 2020 tax bill. In this case, you'd claim a deduction on your taxes for the fair market value of the investment. In comparison, you're paying ordinary income taxes when you draw down from a traditional IRA or 401(k). You will pay income taxes on traditional IRA sums that are converted. You have until April 15, 2021 to make contributions for the 2020 tax year.cnbc.com
Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Johnny Tunches Thursday
HOUSTON – Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Johnny Tunches was laid to rest Thursday at Humble First Assembly of God. He was a 29-year veteran of HCSO and his most recent assignment was him working as a contract deputy in District 2, the department said. He began his service with HCSO in 1991 and worked at the Inmate Processing Center (IPC). He is the third HCSO deputy to die after contracting COVID-19. Sergeant Raymond Scholwinski died on May 6 and Deputy Juan Menchaca died on June 13.
Police: Man killed in crash on US 59 near Rosenberg after hitting animal, stopping his car on freeway
ROSENBERG, Texas – A man was hit and killed Wednesday after stopping his car on a freeway when he hit an animal near Rosenberg, police said. The crash was reported about 8 a.m. on the northbound side of U.S. Highway 59 near Reading Road. According to Rosenberg police, the man was headed northbound on the freeway when his car hit an animal. Police said the man stopped his vehicle on the freeway and an 18-wheeler then slammed into the back of his car, killing the man. The driver of the tractor-trailer stayed at the scene, and police said they do not believe charges will be filed.
Houston community invited to celebrate Korean War Veteran’s 89th birthday with parade
HOUSTON – A Houston veteran is celebrating a special milestone on Saturday and the community is invited. is turning 89 years old on Aug. 8 and everyone is on the invitation list for his socially distanced birthday parade. The 88-year-old served in the U.S. Army for 22 years, is Purple Heart recipient and Korean War veteran. When he was released 33 months later, Houston welcomed him home with a parade on August 10, 1953, two days after his birthday. So it’s fitting Houstonians will parade down the streets for him once more on his 89th birthday on August 8.
Houston family searching for grandfathers treasured U.S. Coast Guard jacket
HOUSTON Steve Schifani remembers the Cuban Missile Crisis like it was yesterday. Decade-old photos of Steve wearing his favorite coast guard jacket have been carefully reserved much like the jacket itself until recently. But the jacket is missing after the Schifanis moved from their Houston home into an apartment. At the time, Steve had his then-girlfriends name embroidered into the left sleeve and his name on the right sleeve. Family members didnt realize the jacket was missing until a few months ago, and they have searched in vain since then.
Veteran-Owned Trash Bin Cleaning Company Helps Disinfect During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Spring, Texas Blazing Bins, a family-owned trash bin cleaning company, is helping businesses reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing to educate on why cleaning trash cans is so important, Richard and Chasstidy explained. It is these bacteria that are responsible for the odors associated with garbage and trash cans. The trash man touches all the trash cans. The service begins with an inspection of the trash cans to make sure all garbage has been picked up.springhappenings.com
Morning Motivation: Birthday parade for 93-year-old veteran, online shopping to support local shops and FREE Starbucks
Celebrating with the whole neighborhoodErica Walsh told KPRC 2 her Houston neighborhood held a parade for Dick Chaltry on Tuesday. Walsh wrote, “We wanted to help celebrate him in a very special way. Supporting local business after Spring Nutcracker Market canceledThough the Houston Ballet’s Spring Spectacular was canceled for this year, there’s plenty of local Texas vendors you can support online – without battling crowds. VOTE VOTE!!! What quarantine silver linings are you finding?
100-year-old Houston veteran has 1 wish for his birthday
He said he would like to receive 100 birthday cards. He said he is a proud Army veteran and served in World War II. He turns 100 years old on Jan. 19. According to Broussard’s daughter, the birthday wish has been fulfilled. Send birthday cards to:Joseph BroussardRichard A. Anderson Texas State Veterans Home14041 Cottingham StreetHouston, TX 77048
Veteran U.S. political and economics journalist William Greider dies
(Reuters) - Veteran journalist William Greider, who wrote and reported on politics and economics for The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The Nation, among several other prestigious names in U.S. media, has died at the age of 83, his former editor said. The Nation's editorial director Katrina vanden Heuvel said on Twitter bit.ly/37baQdy that Greider died on Christmas Day. Stockman, former U.S. President Ronald Reagans budget director from 1981 to 1985, was a key architect of tax-cutting policies. None of us really understands whats going on with all these numbers, Stockman had told Greider. Born in 1936, in Cincinnati, and raised in a suburb, Greider went on to study at Princeton.feeds.reuters.com
ABC news political commentator Cokie Roberts dies at 75
(CNN) - Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, winner of three Emmys and a legend and trailblazer in broadcasting, has died at the age of 75, ABC News announced. Robert worked in television, public radio and publishing for over 40 years. She began her tenure at ABC as a contributor for "This Week with David Brinkley" and later became ABC's chief congressional analyst. Roberts is survived by her husband Steve V. Roberts and her children Lee Roberts and Rebecca Roberts, her grandchildren Regan, Hale and Cecilia Roberts and Claiborne, Jack and Roland Hartman, along with nieces, nephews, and cousins. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Veteran says CBD helped him come off medications, now he's assisting others in finding relief
After ten years of taking pain medications and antidepressants, Gonzalez found that his body was beginning to reject what was meant to heal him. Gonzalez now owns a CBD business, Alpha Alernatives, where he sells gummies, droppers, powders, and oils. Gonzalez is not the only one who has experienced life-altering affects from taking CBD. Quiroga said her mother in law uses CBD for pain management after being in a knee-shattering accident a year ago that required surgery to repair it. Quiroga's wife, who is a disabled veteran, also uses CBD to cope with pain.chron.com
Reports: Rockets lose starting forward Trevor Ariza to Phoenix Suns
HOUSTON – Veteran swingman Trevor Ariza is leaving the Houston Rockets for a one-year, $15 million deal with Phoenix Suns, per various media reports. Ariza -- who just turned 33-years-old on Saturday -- had been a starter for the Rockets each of the past four seasons. Ariza made $7.8 million this past season with Houston, and is now nearly doubling that total by joining Phoenix. With Houston already committing big money to their All-Star backcourt of James Harden and Chris Paul, the Rockets could not match the Suns' offer for Ariza. As the only Rocket with a championship ring (won with the 2009 Los Angeles Lakers), Ariza's veteran presence and locker room leadership will certainly be missed.
9/28: U.S. gives up on training Syrian rebels; Veteran finds peace in yoga class
The Pentagon has suspended a plan to train and equip Syrian rebels after weapons the U.S. supplied were handed over to a group linked to al Qaeda; After a blast in Iraq took both of his legs, a friend suggested Iraq War veteran Dan Nevins try yoga to help with his flashbackscbsnews.com
Veteran shot and killed in his own neighborhood
Veteran shot and killed in his own neighborhood Twenty-one-year-old Francisco Garcia survived the battlefield in Afghanistan only to be gunned down and killed in his neighborhood near Los Angeles during his homecoming party. "48 Hours" Crimesider Reporter Michelle Sigona has the details.cbsnews.com