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Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy, 89 F

Forecast:
Tue - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 91 Low: 77
Wed - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 84 Low: 77
Thu - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 92 Low: 76
Fri - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 89 Low: 76
Sat - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 91 Low: 76

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General Interest

A morning on the birding trail at Bentsen State Park

20121130 Bentsen Park 50th Story lg-7 FEATUREWith 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.

Read more: A morning on the birding trail at Bentsen State Park

   

ANSWERING THE CALL: Mission men aid refugees in Kurdistan

20121123 Kurdistan DY Blackstar Group-2 FEATURESteve 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.

Read more: ANSWERING THE CALL: Mission men aid refugees in Kurdistan

   

Texas Social Security Offices changing hours

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.

Read more: Texas Social Security Offices changing hours

   

The Refugees of Domiz: Thousands flee war-torn Syria to refugee camp in Kurdistan

20121116 Kurdistan DY Kurdish Refugees-5 featureShe 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.

Read more: The Refugees of Domiz: Thousands flee war-torn Syria to refugee camp in Kurdistan

   

Ground breaking moves new gymnasium forward at Juan Diego Academy

20121116 Juan Diego Academy Groundbreaking 004MISSION—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.

Read more: Ground breaking moves new gymnasium forward at Juan Diego Academy

   

Veterans Day ceremony set for Monday, Nov. 12

20120905 War Veterans Memorial McAllen Frank Plummer JMB  0081A Veterans Day celebration will be held at the Veterans War Memorial of Texas, in McAllen, on Monday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m., with Sgt. Major Richard Clem (Ret.) as the keynote speaker.

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.

Read more: Veterans Day ceremony set for Monday, Nov. 12

   

Hair Show funds wigs and scarves for Cancer survivors

20121102 HairShow IMG 4996 featureMCALLEN—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.

Read more: Hair Show funds wigs and scarves for Cancer survivors

   

Turn Back Those Clocks: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday

20121101 DaylightSavingIt’s time to fall back with daylight saving time ending on Sunday, Nov. 4. Most of the United States ends daylight saving time at 2 a.m. Clocks should be turned back 1 hour, changing the time from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m.

As a reminder, with Daylight Saving Time, many fire departments encourage citizens to change their smoke alarm batteries when turning back the time.

Read more: Turn Back Those Clocks: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday

   

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