Written by Nadia Tamez-Robledo Friday, 07 December 2012 08:00
With a chill still hanging in air and the morning sunlight filtering through the trees, Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park/World Birding Center naturalist Roy Rodriguez looks around for stragglers to a bi-weekly guided tour.
Steve Chung of Mission looked up to see a truckload of cold, wet families entering the refugee camp. He had been showing refugees from the Syrian civil war how to use the water filters he brought for them. Many in the Domiz Refugee Camp, just outside the city of Dohuk in Iraqi Kurdistan, suffer from diarrhea. Chung’s filters are vital to the prevention of the condition.
Effective Nov. 19, Texas Social Security offices will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning Jan. 2, offices will close to the public at noon every Wednesday.
She looked exhausted with the dirt on her face from when she slipped in the mud while crossing the border—her baby asleep in her arms. Her two older boys stood quietly beside her as her husband, carrying their fourth child, spoke with officials. After losing his father, a brother and an uncle in the fighting in Syria, he made the decision to escape. His family’s safety was more important than protecting their house in Dargecit, Syria. And so they walked into the Domiz Refugee Camp only an hour before.
MISSION—The Juan Diego Academy located at 5208 S. FM 494 celebrated the ground breaking for its new multi-purpose gymnasium on Nov. 8. The new gymnasium will accommodate a variety of activities for the academy that is continuously expanding.
Clem is recently retired from active duty at the White Sands Missile Base and has been to Afghanistan several times.
Events will start with the raising of a 150-foot high American flag owned by crane operator Jim Shawn. As the flag is raised, Steven Lopez, University of Texas-Pan American student, will sing the national anthem.
MCALLEN—What do colored extensions, LED lights, glitter, Kool-Aid and Slinky have in common? These were all items used in hairstyles at the 3rd Annual Care for Hair Show: BATTLE of the DECADES on Oct. 24 at Metropolis Night Club in McAllen.
- Turn Back Those Clocks: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday
- County questions subdivision in flood zone
- Labor of Love: Art League president isn’t done yet
- Voters Guide available
- The first steps to success: Mission hospital CEO discusses beginnings
- UTPA Carnival of the Great Pumpkin will be a ghostly good time
- UVAL offers new classes
- Peñitas plans Halloween Bash
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