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(BPT) - With the summer season winding down, the onset of fall foliage with the cooler temperatures, and a variety of events and festivals, fall presents one of the best times of year to visit the Lone Star State. Fall in Texas means plenty of fairs, outdoor music events, cheering crowds, wine harvests and more.
(NewsUSA) - The kids are back in school, football season is starting and fall is around the corner, which means it is time to turn down the air conditioner and rely a little more on your ceiling fan to save energy and money.
1. Obama vows justice for James Foley
1. U.S. helps break siege that trapped Yazidis atop an Iraqi mountain
(NAPSI)—For many, the best part of warmer weather—summer in particular—is spending time with family and friends in the great outdoors. From barbecues to swimming to entertaining, the classic summertime activities happen outside.
When former Marana High School teammates Toby Bourguet and Sean Roebuck agreed to play on a competitive flag football team, little did they know it was going to drastically changed their lives. More importantly, it changed their children’s lives.
Jeff Laos was born with a killer jump shot and an affinity for music. Today he’s Soulular, a one-man electronic music project that is carving out a niche where he plays his own instruments in a genre known for using samples and loops.
1. Israel steps up airstrikes after volley of rocket fire from Gaza
People who shout loudest about how low our kids rank on international tests are the same folks who want to make the most radical changes to our schools. Under the umbrella term, “education reformers,” these critics suggest we cripple teachers unions, lower the credentialing standards for teachers, expand the reach and power of standardized testing and abolish teacher tenure.
1. Seattle approves a $15 minimum wage
Tucson Turf Elite Football swept all five championships they took part in at the 19th Annual Hike It and Spike It Flag Football Tournamentheld in Roswell, NM last weekend.
1. House leaders stand up for Shinseki
(NAPSI)—Warm weather is here and that means youth sports teams, nonprofits, schools, church groups and other community causes are raising money for the season. Through the Schwan’s Cares™ fundraising network, these groups have discovered a convenient way to earn funds.
Todd and Amy Garelick are about as involved in Tucson soccer as you can get. Even before agreeing to head up the TSAFC women’s soccer team, they were already involved in a variety of soccer programs at a variety of levels.
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In effort to raise money and awareness, Mentoring Tucson’s Kids will host its annual fundraising breakfast on May 16 at the Oro Valley Country Club.
1. Four dead and 16 injured in Fort Hood shooting
1. U.S. strengthens sanctions against Russia over Crimea crisis
1. Search fails to explain disappearance of Malaysian airliner
1. Mizzou linebacker Michael Sam comes out
1. Republicans and Democrats strike a farm bill deal
1. Seminoles take BCS championship with last-minute touchdown
1. U.S. releases last of Uighur detainees from Guantanamo
1. Bombing in Russia kills at least 15 people
1. Snowden says his mission is accomplished