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Nobody bored at Camp Funshine
tdtnews.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 04:00:00 -0500
Camp Funshine, now in its 48th year, is a four-day event packed full of activities for campers of all ages, all who are developmentally delayed.The camp was held from Tuesday through Friday last week at Wilson Park Recreation Center.Each day featured a new demonstration, including a band and roller derby team members.

The Latest: Halep to open play on Center Court
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 04:02:28 -0500
PARIS (AP) — The latest from the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros:

At Cannes, Michel Franco’s ‘Chronic’ looks death in the face
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 02:52:43 -0500
CANNES, France (AP) — Death is something we'd all like to avoid. But director Michel Franco thinks a reluctance to look at the end of life is unhealthy.

LLions Junction Family Waterpark opens
tdtnews.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 04:00:00 -0500
In spite of gray skies, a small but eager crowd of youngsters hit the water for opening day at Temple’s Lions Junction Family Waterpark on Saturday.Those who arrived when the gates opened at 11 a.m. spread out to some of the water park’s attractions: a splash playground, lazy river, beach entry pool and two large water slides, which Dawson said were three stories tall. Two smaller slides are in the splash playground, and above one of them a large bucket alternately filled and dumped water, usually a very popular site.

Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 03:30:06 -0500
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered "mass graves" in more than a dozen abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand, wher

Ethiopians vote in 1st election without former strongman
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 02:35:47 -0500
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians voted Sunday in national and regional elections, the country's first since the 2012 death of its longtime leader, but the ruling party is expected to maintain i

The Blue Bell blues put a chill on area ice cream parlors
tdtnews.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 01:02:00 -0500
In 1911, when Blue Bell Creameries first began making small quantities of ice cream using excess cream purchased from local dairy farmers in Brenham, the small company could not have known that more than 100 years later, it would be on the verge of collapse due to a listeria outbreak.Local grocery and convenience stores purged their inventories of the tainted ice cream, and Blue Bell recently laid off more than 1,000 employees at its Brenham factory as a result of the outbreak.But the plant closure has implications far beyond Brenham as locally owned ice cream parlors that depended on Blue Bell for years are forced to find an alternative to one of Texas’ favorite ice cream companies.


All eyes on Coen brothers as Cannes readies for Palme d’Or
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 03:57:31 -0500
CANNES, France (AP) — Just what film directors Joel and Ethan Coen are thinking is a question that has long bedeviled moviegoers. Now they have the Cannes Film Festival on pins and needles, too.

Poles vote in cliffhanger presidential election runoff
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 01:23:00 -0500
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles are voting in the final round of a cliffhanger presidential election race between the conservative incumbent Bronislaw Komrowski and an even more conservative challenger.

‘Bold’ Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 01:13:33 -0500
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and ri

Blackhawks stay patient and perfect in postseason overtime
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 01:53:43 -0500
CHICAGO (AP) — One lucky bounce.

Residents along Blanco River in Texas urged to evacuate
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 03:30:15 -0500
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say they are urging residents in a small Central Texas community to evacuate as the nearby Blanco River continues to rise and cause flooding.

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