A Los Angeles Times photojournalist was beaten by a Taliban fighter before he was identified as Western media while reporting on protests in Kabul
Afghans crowded in the streets Thursday to protest the Taliban and celebrate Afghanistan Independence Day while surrounded by armed Taliban fighters.news.yahoo.com
San Marcos AGIF holds Firecracker Golf Tournament Classic
The American GI Forum of San Marcos chapter successfully held their 21st Annual Scholarship Fundraiser with the “Firecracker Golf Tournament Classic.” The traditional Independence Day event was held o[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Raising steaks: Edinburg brings back the barbecue in returning Cook’Em event
The combined scents of gasoline, gunpowder and grilled meat filled the air with the aid of the fresh breeze as Edinburg celebrated the Fourth of July with its 15th annual Texas Cook’Em competition here at Ebony Hills Golf Course.myrgv.com
Watch Live: Biden celebrates July 4 with barbecue for essential workers and military families
According to a White House official, Mr. Biden is expected to "celebrate the progress the country has made in its pandemic response" as well as mark the over 600,000 American lives lost to COVID-19.cbsnews.com
Seventeen children become US citizens in time for Independence Day
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is on the path of welcoming 9,400 new citizens in 170 naturalization ceremonies by July 7. Seventeen of those new citizens were sworn in Saturday and all of them were under the age of 14 and from 17 different countries.
GI Forum Firecracker Golf Tournament Classic returns to San Marcos
On Monday, July 5, the American GI Forum of San Marcos Men Chapter will be having its 21st annual Veterans/Scholarship Fundraiser with the “Firecracker Golf Tournament Classic.” The popular July Indep[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Fourth of July celebrations aplenty in Hays County
With Fourth of July here and summer in full swing, there are plenty of options to celebrate the holiday in and around San Marcos.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News Fourth of July, Hays County, SAN MARCOS, SMTX, San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Greek Independence Day events culminate in military parade
Military helicopters fly over Acropolis Hill during a military parade in Athens, Thursday, March 25, 2021. Greece celebrates the bicentenary of the start of the country's war of independence against the Ottoman Empire. Unable to watch the parade in person, many Athenians came out onto balconies in the center of the city to watch the flyby, snapping pictures with cameras and mobile phones. AdThis crucial blow enabled the Greeks to fight on and eventually gain independence in 1830. “Two centuries ago, a handful of determined fighters within and outside Greece, raised the banner of independence.
Mexico publishes heavily edited probe of exonerated general
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2016 file photo, Secretary of Defense Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda arrives for a review of the troops that will participate in the Independence Day parade, in Mexico City. Mexican prosecutors on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, declared completely unfounded the U.S. case against Cienfuegos who was arrested on drug charges in the United States and then returned under pressure from the Mexican government. The report released Sunday by the Mexican Attorney General's Office included a 226-page stretch with every page blacked out, followed shortly thereafter by a 275-page stretch of blacked-out pages. In the few readable passages, he says the descriptions of him in the intercepted messages don't match his physical appearance. Cienfuegos was arrested in Los Angeles in October, but the U.S. government dropped its charges against him in November after Mexican officials threatened to restrict U.S. agents.
Poland blames violence at far-right march on hooligans
Protesters burn down bengal fire as they attend in the annual Independence Day march organized by far-right groups for participants to be inside cars or motorbikes because of the coronavirus social distancing, ready for the start of the event in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. The march that marks Poland's sovereignty regained after World War I has often led to clashes with opponents. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW – Poland’s ruling right-wing party has blamed violence, injuries and damage during recent national holiday event that it backs on hooligans and provocateurs. “Unfortunately, during the march there took place condemnable events that were the result of hooligans joining in," it said in a statement. The Nov. 11 national holiday marks Poland’s regaining of sovereignty after World War I, following over a century of partition and foreign rule.
3 authentic Mexican cocktail recipes
SAN ANTONIO – Diez y Seis de Septiembre is the celebration of Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule. Enjoy authentic Mexican ingredients in your favorite cocktails to celebrate Mexico’s Independence DayMidnight Margarita:1.5 oz Campo Bravo Tequila.75 oz Naranja Orange Liqueur.5 oz Lime JuicePour ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and serve over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a limeThe Paloma is the most popular drink in Mexico, traditionally made with Blanco tequila, lime juice and grapefruit soda. Skinny Paloma:1.5 oz Dulce Vida Grapefruit Tequila.5 oz Lime Juice3 oz Mineral Water/Club SodaCombine all three ingredients in a tall glass over ice, stir and garnish with a lime. For more information Dulce Vida Tequila, click here.
Independence Day DWIs down in San Antonio, but still cause for concern, police say
This Fourth of July, San Antonio police made 11 DWI arrests. Even though San Antonio city and Bexar County parks were closed, and major events throughout the area were canceled, this year’s numbers weren’t much lower than last year’s when there were 15. San Antonio police officer Doug Greene says the slight improvement isn’t anything to brag about. Man killed in wrong-way crash had plans to marry, relative says”My daughter’s just turned five... last week. And it’s it’s really tough to explain to her that, you know, her dad passed away because of the drunk driver,” Salama said.