Friday, March 22, 2019

MixedTimes - Merrill Hope

Texan Gets 30 Years for Prostituting Underage Girls

Texan Gets 30 Years for Prostituting Underage Girls

A Texas man promised two underage girls lives filled with luxury and riches--but actually groomed them for prostitution and confiscated their earnings--got 30 years in federal prison.

Texas Sprays Mosquitoes in 1.4 M Harvey-Ravaged Acres to Thwart West Nile and Zika Viruses

Texas Sprays Mosquitoes in 1.4 M Harvey-Ravaged Acres to Thwart West Nile and Zika Viruses

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) reported they sprayed mosquitoes in more than 1.4 million acres ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. Officials plan to thwart the winged insects from breeding across multiple waterlogged counties, preventing a surge in their population and the diseases they carry, notably West Nile and Zika viruses.

Texas Teacher Indicted for Allegedly Kissing, Sexting, Soliciting Sex from Boy

Texas Teacher Indicted for Allegedly Kissing, Sexting, Soliciting Sex from Boy

A North Texas special education teacher at an all-boys middle school was indicted by a Dallas grand jury on Wednesday following allegations she inappropriately hooked up with an eighth grade male student, exchanged sexually explicit text messages, solicited sex, and kissed the boy.

Public Officials Warn Texans of Health Threats in Harvey’s Wake

Public Officials Warn Texans of Health Threats in Harvey’s Wake

As floodwaters caused by Hurricane Harvey recede along the hard hit Texas Gulf Coast and Houston areas, public officials and medical experts warn residents of significant health threats they may face in the aftermath of the cataclysmic storm.

North Texas Temporarily Runs Low on Gas in Hurricane Harvey’s Aftermath

North Texas Temporarily Runs Low on Gas in Hurricane Harvey’s Aftermath

Anyone who got behind the wheel in Dallas on Thursday morning saw unusually long lines at gas stations, higher prices, and "out of service" bags placed on pumps that ran out of gasoline altogether--but experts say there is no gas shortage in Dallas or Texas.

Texas School Sheds ‘Robert E. Lee’ for ‘Student Safety’

Texas School Sheds ‘Robert E. Lee’ for ‘Student Safety’

A Texas high school cited "student safety" concerns as the reason for shedding its nearly 60-year-old Confederate namesake, General Robert E. Lee. This marks the second time in a week that public education officials in the Lone Star State used the rationale to strip a slice of history from a campus.

Black Former Dallas School Leader Defends Confederate Monuments

Black Former Dallas School Leader Defends Confederate Monuments

A former Dallas school leader, who is black, spoke out this week to defend the city's historical Confederate monuments and statues amid a national push to remove all reminders after violence erupted at a Charlottesville, Virginia, rally on Saturday.

Dallas Mayor Puts Fate of Confederate Statues in Task Force’s Hands

Dallas Mayor Puts Fate of Confederate Statues in Task Force’s Hands

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings announced Tuesday that an appointed task force and independent advisors will arbitrate the fate of Confederate monuments on the city's public land, a dilemma sparked by the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday.

Typhus on Rise in Texas, Say Disease Experts

Typhus on Rise in Texas, Say Disease Experts

Typhus, a flea-borne infectious disease thought to be all but eradicated in the United States, appears to be on the rise in Texas, say tropical disease experts.

Miracle Dog That Survived Texas Tornadoes Comes Home from Rehab

Miracle Dog That Survived Texas Tornadoes Comes Home from Rehab

Rex, a yellow Labrador, is quite the lucky dog. After sustaining life threatening injuries in the torrent of tornadoes that struck east Texas in April and spending months in rehab paid for through the generosity of strangers, he came home to his family this week.

Texas Boy Abandoned in Mexico Returns to U.S.A.

Texas Boy Abandoned in Mexico Returns to U.S.A.

A four-year old Texas boy found wandering across the border in Mexico this winter finally returned to the United States. Authorities believe his mother traveled from El Paso to Juarez to purposely abandon the child.

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