Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 12/05/2013 - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Some state agencies dealing with the lingering Texas drought have invited people to share their original photos online.
The coalition on Monday launched an interactive public awareness campaign on how the drought has impacted lives.
The Texas Department of Agriculture, the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are sponsoring the effort. Individuals are invited to share their original pictures of the drought on Flickr, Instagram and other social media platforms through Sept. 30.
State officials say more than 97 percent of Texas currently has drought conditions.
Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples says the agencies are working to collect and share people's stories for historical records, drought preparedness and to encourage water conservation. The Texas drought goes back to 2010.
Photographs also may be posted to Twitter or Instagram. Please use the hashtag #txdrought when sharing your photos.
The campaign's Instagram account is texasdrought.
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Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.