Ivanka Trump tells Rubio she won't run for his Senate seat
Ivanka Trump comes onto stage as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in support of Senate candidates Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue in Dalton, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)WASHINGTON – Ivanka Trump will not be running for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's U.S. Senate seat in 2022 as she settles into life after Washington. Lara Trump, the former president's daughter-in-law, who served as a chief campaign surrogate, is still considering running for the Senate in North Carolina. And the former president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., remains deeply popular with his father's base. AdIn a pair of friendly statements, Rubio and Ivanka Trump praised one another for their efforts together working on issues like paid family leave.
San Antonio Pets Alive! saves 12 dogs and cats fleeing tropical storms Laura and Marco
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Pets Alive! team reported on Monday that it brought in 12 pets who were evacuated from Beaumont due to Tropical Storms Laura and Marco. According to the animal shelter, Beaumont Animal Care and the Humane Society of the United States reached out for safe homes for their animals, and the Alamo City team was happy to help. In total, four dogs and eight cats were brought to the San Antonio shelter. “These precious dogs and cats need heartworm treatment, vaccines, preventatives, and even a third eyelid removal surgery,” the shelter said in a statement.
San Antonio Red Cross volunteers prepared to assist with tropical storm evacuees
SAN ANTONIO Officials with the American Red Cross Greater San Antonio chapter are preparing to assist if needed in the aftermath of tropical storms Marco and Laura along the coast. Watching the Tropics: Marco Struggles, Laura IntensifiesWe are ready with volunteers that would serve virtually and boots on the ground to ensure that the Red Cross is providing everyone the necessary services through their entire process from being evacuated to being sheltered, said Michael Vela, executive director of the American Red Cross Greater San Antonio chapter. Our Red Cross volunteers here locally are getting the necessary supplies ready in the case we need to deploy a non-congregate shelter with a hotel partner locally, Vela said. We are also prepared for congregate shelters, where we will make use of the CDC guidelines for social distancing. We are doing temp checks and providing (personal protective equipment).Vela said the Red Cross has also provided special training to staff and volunteers to ensure everyones safety.
Gov. Greg Abbott to hold press conference at 1 p.m ahead of Hurricane Laura
Greg Abbott will provide an update on the states response to Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Marco at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The press conference will be livestreamed in this article. Although Marco has already made landfall in Louisiana, Hurricane Laura has a bigger chance to threaten the Texas coast. Hurricane Laura is predicted to make landfall late Wednesday to early Thursday as a Category 3 Major Hurricane. The landfall is anticipated near the Texas/Louisiana border, according to the latest National Weather Service models, the order states.
American Red Cross seeks 160 volunteers for disaster relief
SAN ANTONIO The American Red Cross is stepping in to help with recovery efforts for tropical storm Marco and Hurrican Laura along the coast. Currently, the Red Cross is looking for at least 160 volunteers to assist in disaster relief efforts. Depending on your volunteer position with the Red Cross, and the proper training administered by the Red Cross, volunteers will help provide a safe, welcoming place for people fleeing disaster and provide care and attention to the health needs of sheltered clients, said Michael Vela, executive director of the American Red Cross Greater San Antonio chapter. To volunteer with the American Red Cross, click here. KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health System, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union.
WATCH: KSAT meteorologists answer your questions about Tropical Storms Marco and Laura
KSAT meteorologists discussed Tropical Storms Laura and Marco with viewers on our KSAT.com/chat page at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24. The KSAT Weather Authority breaks down the latest forecasts and models and give you the most up-to-date information about the tropical storms in the video above. Find more information about the two storms with the latest forecast or read more about the history of two storms forming in the Gulf at the same time. Stay InformedYou can follow along with Your Weather Authority as we continue to track both Marco and Laura by downloading the KSAT Weather Authority app for Apple or Android. Our KSAT Hurricane Tracker app also allows you to monitor the tropics from your phone during the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs until November 30.
Watching the Tropics: Marco Struggles, Laura Intensifies
SAN ANTONIO Tropical Storms Laura and Marco are expected to impact the Gulf Coast this week. Tropical Storm LauraAs of Monday morning, Laura was still a Tropical Storm. The latest track from the National Hurricane Center takes Tropical Storm Laura west into the Gulf of Mexico over the next couple of days. The latest forecast track for Laura from the National Hurricane Center as of Monday morning. Our KSAT Hurricane Tracker app also allows you to monitor the tropics from your phone during the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs until November 30.