FORUM 1: Are President Biden's energy policies good for America? Yes: But he needs to act faster
Biden took steps in the right direction by reinstating President Obama’s cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, placing a moratorium on oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters,fredericksburg.com
5 things that happened this summer that you probably already forgot about
Somehow, summer 2021 has come to a close (hello, sad girl fall!), so we’re going to take a look back at all the major things that happened this summer that you probably already forgot about, because this summer went by way too fast.
Betting on nostalgia, Kaboom opens classic summer arcade for free in McAllen
Summer is officially here and with the season comes Texas’ notoriously high temperatures that have people scrambling for shade and air conditioning. But what better way to beat the heat than to stay indoors playing video games.myrgv.com
Tennessee Cops Say Summer Wells Missing-Child Case Is ‘Outside the Norm’
Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationTennessee police said Thursday that they are “frustrated” by the lack of clarity in the disappearance of 5-year-old Summer Wells—who was planting flowers in her garden and then just vanished.“While every case is different, this one is definitely outside of the norm,” Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Leslie Earhart said at a briefing on the progress, or lack of it, in the case.“Typically in an investigation like this one, we have some idea of where tnews.yahoo.com
2020 boating accidents set 30-year high, state officials urge public to practice water safety
The guidance comes at a critical moment: in 2020, boating accidents were at a 30-year all-time high. Fatalities on Texas waterways increased 45 percent in 2020 from 2019, while fatal accidents on the water rose by 61 percent. More than 70 percent of boating accidents that occurred in 2020 were on open motorboats or personal watercraft. Overall, in 2020, 55 boating fatalities and multiple boat accidents and injuries occurred on Texas waters. Accidents on the water can happen quickly leaving insufficient time to put on a life jacket when most needed.myrgv.com
SPI Sessions to offer kids summer camps
SPI Sessions plans to host a variety of summer camps starting in June that blend fun and learning. “Summer is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited to see all of our SPI Sessions families,” SPI Sessions founder and beach life instructor Aarin Hartwell said. Paddle boarding camp will be held on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 7355 Padre Blvd. Hartwell said in July, SPI Sessions will introduce an option for an intro to kiteboarding camp and skim boarding clinics. She added that August looks like it will be the month SPI Sessions will add sailing camps to the list of activities.myrgv.com
Sanitizing your pool will cost you more this summer due to limited availability
A halt in production at one of a few chemical plants in the U.S. that produce chlorine used in pools is causing prices to climb. San Antonio pool experts say there’s no shortage, but the limited availability is costing customers more.
Texas State Parks expand capacity, remove group limits in time for spring, summer camping
SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Parks and Wildlife on Wednesday said state parks will return to normal capacity in time for spring and summer camping seasons. Texas State Parks “have begun a strategic and thoughtful process of expanding capacity statewide” as Gov. “We’re excited to welcome more visitors to our parks,” Rodney Franklin, director of Texas State Parks, said in a news release. “We want Texans to know that the safety of our visitors and our park staff is our top priority as we increase visitor capacity. Texas State parks closed at the beginning of April 2020 as the state began shutting down due to the first wave of coronavirus cases.
From heat to snow: Rocky Mountains see 60-degree plunge
Heat and strong winds also hit California and parts of the Pacific Northwest over the holiday weekend, triggering destructive wildfires. Snow fell in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, where portions of Interstate 80 closed and forecasters predicted up to a foot (30 centimeters) in the mountains and temperatures in the teens (-7 Celsius) overnight. Several northern Utah school districts canceled classes, and officials warned people to stay inside if possible to avoid flying debris, downed power lines and other dangers. Several semitrailer trucks blew over on northern Utah highways. Freeze and frost warnings also were posted for parts of Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota and Minnesota.
Nearly a dozen ideas for summer fun at home
Inflatable fun : Unicorn Hopper: Unicorn fans will love bouncing around on this Hedstrom hopper. Inflatable Seesaw Rocker: Rock out with a bestie on a giant inflatable seesaw. Inflatable Easel: Turn your play space into a wonderland and paint masterpieces with the Giant Inflatable Easel with Paints! Hoovy Giant Fun Inflatable Roller: Roll around, with this Inflatable fun roller wheel which can be used by kids and adults to play games, interact as a family or simply let your kids roll around in the yard. Game Time: Indoor Golf Pool: Get the whole family in on the fun of playing this exciting indoor game that combines the challenge of golf with the game of pool.
San Antonio man loses job, starts new family business
SAN ANTONIO – Sunday marked day one for the Cabrales family’s new chapter — a shaved ice business to fight back against the impact of COVID-19. Days after the shutdown began in mid-March due to the growing concerns surrounding the pandemic, Ismael Cabrales said he received a call from his supervisor. The couple's children help make the strawberry drizzle that tops the Berry Fun shaved ice option. RELATED: Only in San Antonio: Mangonada with hot cheetos, pickles & chamoyThe Cabrales family is eager for the San Antonio community to try their cool treats. Businesses interested in renting out an area for the food truck can contact the family at email@example.com.
Look to the sky on 4th of July to see the first full moon of summer
SAN ANTONIO – Fireworks won’t be the only reason to look to the sky on the Fourth of July! According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the first full moon of the summer, otherwise known as the Buck Moon, is taking to the skies just before the midnight hour on Saturday. There will also be a partial penumbral lunar eclipse, NASA officials said. This process is known as a partial penumbral eclipse. The moon will appear full for about three days around the eclipse, from Friday evening into Monday morning, and NASA officials said this will be a full moon weekend.
A mangonada with hot cheetos , pickles & chamoy, only in S.A.
SAN ANTONIO The South Texas sun is like no other, so it takes a specific type of treat to cool us down during this heat. Ice Ice Baby at 2113 Bandera road is just what San Antonio summers called for. Shaved ice and snow cones are just the start. They have tons of topping to take your treat to the next level and then even the level after that. They are know for their over-the-top mangonadas - a delicious shaved ice topped with gummy bears, rainbow ribbons, hot cheetos, pickles, and chamoy - its a sweet and sour dream.
This virtual camp includes 1,200 videos and experiences -- and they’re all free
Summer camp might not be an option this year, but YouTube has created a free #CampYouTube, so as to re-create common camp experiences through YouTube videos. These include arts and crafts, sports, writing workshops, photography tutorials, mental health exercises, exploring the outdoors and SO much more — seriously, there are about 1,200 videos in total. Any interest in learning how to make a ping pong ball float? Plus, YouTube uses resources for its videos from partners like the BBC, Imagination Library, Code.org, Breakthrough Junior Challenge, Google Arts and Culture, National Geographic Society, Sesame Street and others. “These resources are not meant to replace homework assigned by teachers, but meant to complement that work,” YouTube states on its camp website.
The must-have summer essentials for your dog
The shop pretty much has everything - toys, clothes, skin care, and their homemade treats and dog food. Cooling bandanas - soak it in water and the bandana will retain the water and help keep your pet cool. It will keep away the mosquitos but is safe enough for your dog to lick and a Lavender/Peppermint Shampoo for when they get stinky. Stay cool out there. Get Your Dog Ready for Your Return to the Office - click here
Lolo Jones on Rio Olympics, comeback and critics
Olympic track and field star Lolo Jones is one of 10 American athletes to compete in both the Summer and Winter Games. Only 130 people worldwide can make that claim, and on that list, only 25 are women. The 33-year-old hurdler and bobsledder is now focused on Rio Olympics, putting behind what she calls her “worst year professionally" after two surgeries and several injuries. If she makes the U.S. team, it will be her fourth Olympic appearance. Lolo Jones joins “CBS This Morning" to discuss how she is defying her critics.cbsnews.com
Looking beyond Labor Day for travel deals
Summer may be coming to an end, but travel editor Peter Greenberg says the travel season could be heating up. Greenberg joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to explain all of the get-away deals that are quietly floated out by hotels, resorts, cruise lines and airlines in September to last you the rest of the year.cbsnews.com
Too soon for Santa? Holiday deals being offered earlier than ever
Too soon for Santa? Holiday deals being offered earlier than ever Summer is not over until next week, but it is already beginning to look a lot like Christmas in retail stores around the country. "Adweek" executive editor Tony Case joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what is behind the early holiday push.cbsnews.com