Mexico sees sign of hope for Monarch butterflies
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:41:56 UT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Experts in Mexico said Tuesday there is a tentative sign of hope for the mass migration of monarch butterflies, whose numbers dropped to their lowest level ever last year. Last year, the black-and-orange butterflies covered only 1.65 acres (0.67 hectares) in the pine and fir forests west of Mexico City, down from more than 44.5 acres (18 hectares) at their recorded peak in 1996. Because the butterflies clump together by the thousands in trees, counting individuals in near impossible; instead they are counted by the area they cover. Mexican writer and environmentalist Homero Aridjis, said the butterflies face a number of challenges, including climate change and illegal logging in Mexico, in addition to the loss of habitat in the United States.
Attorney wants theft charge dismissed in Tiede case
The attorney for convicted killer Bernie Tiede argues in a motion filed in Carthage that a pending theft charge against him should be dismissed because the former assistant mortician’s homosexuality p
LETU student builds 3D-printed replica of boat for Mercy Ships
While one Mercy Ship has been busy rendering medical aid to residents of West Africa, LeTourneau University engineering student Hans Nelson has been building a 3D printed model of the organization’s s
Rifle reported to be used in Charles Whitman killing spree up for sale
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:59:00 UT
A rifle reportedly used to carry out one of the worst killing sprees in Texas history is up for sale in Dallas by a gun collector.
Hallsville students put their all into A/V classes
Lynette Nel started out in education as a business teacher. Technology was not far from her thoughts, but the veteran teacher never had a computer class.
Marshall police MVPs cited for cooperation
The Marshall Police Department has named Lt. Patrick Clayton, Sgt. Andy Nixon and Officers Tyler Owens, Kenny Phillips and Lakeldrick Adams as this week’s MVPs for their quick work and attention to de
Hallsville schools lose power
HALLSVILE — Hallsville High School and North Elementary School lost electricity Wednesday afternoon, officials reported.
Caddo Lake author, photographer to speak at World Wetlands event
COLLEGE STATION — Veteran East Texas historian Thad Sitton and professional photographer Carolyn Brown, collaborators on the book, “Caddo: Visions of a Southern Cypress Lake,” will speak and sign copi
Bowl-a-thon raises funds for Junior Achievement
Fifty-one teams were hoping to “strike” out this week for Junior Achievement, and they encourage more teams to join them next week.
Man arrested in child sexual assault
An East Texas man who was being sought by the U.S. Marshals task force in connection with multiple crimes is in custody.
Elysian Fields High School students perform in region band
Elysian Fields band students performed in a concert Jan. 17 at New Diana High School.
Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:58:03 UT
New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks, along with other foods, on menus by next November. After years of lobbying for more nutritional information on alcoholic beverages, public health advocates say the menu labeling rules are a first step. "Alcoholic beverages are a key contributor to the calories Americans are consuming, and most of the time when people have a drink they have absolutely no idea what its caloric impact is," says Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. [...] FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the agency decided to include it in the final rules this year after those who commented on the rule were largely in favor of such labeling because of its potential impact on public health. Treasury's oversight, which includes minimal input from FDA, has "well served the consuming public," a coalition of alcohol groups wrote in a 2011 comment asking to be left out of the menu labeling rules. Endless combinations of mixed drinks won't have to be labeled at bars, unless they are listed on a menu, and the FDA is allowing restaurants to use estimates of calories and ranges of calories without listing the exact amount in every different drink. Last year, Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Trade and Tax Bureau said for the first time that beer, wine and spirits companies could use labels that include serving size, servings per container, calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat per serving.
Theater group to hold NYC showcase
Whether it’s “Seasons of Love,” “All I Ask of You,” “I Dreamed a Dream” or “Defying Gravity,” fans of musical theater are in luck this weekend as Theatre Longview puts on a Broadway showcase to raise
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