The border crisis: Bexar County sheriff invites Biden to Texas
Just a couple of weeks after the devastating tragedy of 53 immigrants found dead in a truck in San Antonio; frustration is growing over the Texas/Mexico border situation. Today Bexar County sheriff Javier Salazar met with key U.S. Department of Homeland Security staff to discuss his concerns about immigration and migrants crossing the border illegally. He also invited Biden to Texas to come and review the situation personally.
Did you know Baby Doe was found frozen in her cabin?
Just above Leadville, Colorado, you will find the famous Matchless Mine and Baby Doe Tabor's Cabin. Elizabeth McCourt Tabor, better known as Baby Doe, was the second wife of Colorado pioneer businessman Horace Tabor. Their story is a famous one in Colorado. And the Tabors are still gossiped about today. Come with us as we take you their mine and show you where Baby Doe died.
Healing Power of Nature, reduce stress.
Getting out in Nature or just viewing nature helps reduce stress and promotes overall well-being. Connect with nature and refresh your inner soul. The Human spirit is built to overcome and persevere through challenging times. Enjoy this relaxing and calming video and take in the Beauty of Nature.
Opinion: Who says the Pledge of Allegiance anymore, anyway?
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. When was the last time you recited the Pledge of Allegiance? I'll go first. The last time I recited the Pledge of Allegiance was on my last day of high school before graduation. No one has asked me to recite the Pledge of Allegiance since then, and I haven't been present at any gathering or event where other people were reciting it.
Being grumpy can improve decision-making skills, according to research
Everyone feels grumpy from time to time. But, while those around us will often tell us to "cheer up," science has shown that your irritable mood may actually benefit you more than you know.
How to Make Wicked Good Whoopie Pies (Hint: It's the Filling)
(Vania Zhukevych/Shutterstock) Whoopie pies have been a staple at my family's get togethers for decades. My great grandmother made them and handed down the recipe to my grandmother, who gave it to my mom. In my generation, it's actually my brother who has perfected the recipe. We've come to expect his huge whoopie pies stuffed with sweet filling every Thanksgiving (they're more like little cakes).
Opinion: I love being child-free, I never want a baby, and yes, I know what I'm missing, but I'm not missing it at all
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. When I was twelve years old, my older cousin had a baby. At eighteen and married, she seemed very grown-up.
Woman chooses new man over her 7-year-old daughter
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by a woman who witnessed them firsthand; used with permission. My mother witnessed many Walmart romances when she worked for the retail giant. There was one in particular that still stands out in her mind. It was so memorable because it was so heartbreaking.
Worker tosses old meatballs back into the pot during charity food sale after woman asks for a fresh sandwich
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by a woman who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. Everybody loves meatballs. Okay, disclaimer, I know not everyone loves meatballs, but plenty of people do. So when my mother's employer decided to throw a charity event at work, someone decided to serve up meatballs for a fee.
Opinion: Should Gov. DeSantis Resign? Many Floridians say YES
Florida's 46th governor, Ronald Dion DeSantis, is a newsworthy figure. Some adore the new Republican sweetheart. Others think he's the embodiment of everything that's wrong with Florida and America in general.
Utah to face upcoming food shortages
The last few years have left many states struggling to provide essential commodities. Food shortages have been present in every state following the Covid 19 pandemic. The reasons for this are numerous, from inflation to supply bottlenecks to shifting consumer demands. Today, grocery shops are struggling to meet the demand from their customers. As a result, prices have been soaring out of control, leaving many mouths without food.
Virginia to face upcoming food shortages
With the continuing effects of the pandemic, ongoing supply chain issues, and threats of climate change looming, many Virginians may soon face dealing with some sort of food shortages.
Can you ditch your devices and head outdoors for a day? July 9 is Unplug Illinois Day
What is Unplug Day, and will you take the challenge?. (CHICAGO) Can you set aside your smartphones and devices for an entire day? Do you even want to try?. If you're hesitant about it, which many people probably are, try thinking about it this way. Imagine a day with no texts, emails, or calls. Just you in the outdoors, either alone or with friends or family, enjoying nature with no distractions.
Have you been to the most haunted bar in Houston?
I just finished watching a horror movie with my children and was feeling a bit nervous. I'm big enough to admit that there were some truly terrifying parts when I jumped out of my skin. One of my sons turned to me and said, "relax, dad, there are no such things as ghosts!"
Buried in a Ferrari. Is this San Antonio's strangest grave?
Amongst all the graves in the San Antonio Masonic Cemetery, one is very different from the others. A simple stone marks Sandra West's grave, but what is beneath the surface is bizarre. West, a socialite from Beverley Hills, was buried in a blue Ferrari, a 1964 330 America model.
My boyfriend forced me to watch him play video games for 8 hours
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. I dated a man who developed a passion for playing vintage video games after we began dating. Unfortunately, I couldn't see the warning signs because they weren't there.
This Week’s Horoscope Forecast July 4th to 10th, 2022
Mercury and Mars enter new Signs this week, minutes apart from one another. Mars will move into Taurus, which may encourage us to adopt a more laid-back approach to achieving our goals. Additionally, Mercury enters Cancer, which makes us need emotional stimulation.
Mars Goes Into Taurus On July 4th, 2022
Here's why Mars entering Taurus on July 4th will help us slow down and take more thoughtful actions to live a softer life. Let’s take action in a sensible way. Mars going into Taurus is a definite vibe shift from the energy we experienced in the Spring of 2022. As Mars exits its Home Sign, Aries, the high-octane tone slowly leaves the atmosphere giving us mellower energy. Mercury will also change Signs within 23 minutes of Mars and go from Gemini to Cancer.