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Kia Launches Kia Sportage Hybrid With One Warm Coat Partnership

IRVINE, Calif., August 17, 2022 – Heralding the arrival of the first-ever Kia Sportage Hybrid, Kia America is expanding its commitment to “Make More Good” with :30-second broadcast and :15-second digital spots and a partnership with One Warm Coat, a non-profit that has provided more than 7.3 million coats to those in need nationwide and is dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability. In April, the introduction of the all-new 2023 Sportage began when Kia partnered with Sea Turtle, Inc. to support the conservation and rehabilitation of the endangered sea turtle population.
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Kraken Rum Celebrates Canned Cocktails With Krak Open Summer Sweepstakes

Canned cocktails are the answer to “what are we drinking by the pool-lake-beach?” This summer Kraken Rum, the world’s top-selling dark rum brand, introduced three new canned cocktails. Rum lovers can choose from Kraken & Cola, Kraken & Ginger Beer, or Kraken Rum Punch. Perfect for packing in the cooler or serving poolside without the need to have a bartender mixing drinks.
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Forecasters Monitoring Potential Tropical Development In Gulf Of Mexico

The disturbance is likely to find its way into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by Thursday night. AccuWeather Hurricane Center – August 17, 2022 – An area of disturbed weather over Central America could become the Atlantic basin’s next tropical depression or storm over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by this weekend. As the system moves along, portions of South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley may be hit by another round of heavy rain about one week after a tropical rainstorm struck the region, AccuWeather meteorologists warn.
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Midlothian’s New Baseball Complex Grand Opening On August 27

New Baseball Complex to Open with First-Pitch Ceremony & Community Celebration. MIDLOTHIAN- Grand opening ceremonies for Midlothian’s new baseball complex at Midlothian Community Park, 3601 S. 14th Street, will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 9 a.m. Additionally, the morning will be filled with exhibition games, refreshments, souvenirs, and activities till noon.
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DeSoto Police Investigate This Morning’s Threat At Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy

A 9-1-1 call early Tuesday morning threatening violence against DeSoto ISD’s Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy prompted DeSoto Police and ISD officials to take the precautionary steps of closing off that school and three other schools in the district and by deploying DeSoto Police and officers from nearby agencies to all four schools to secure them and search for any active threats on site.
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2022 RAM 2500 – A Heavy Duty I Love to Handle

There have been times when a RAM heavy duty is delivered I worry that I will need a step ladder to enter and exit the big truck. Not so with the RAM 2500 Crew Cab 4×4 I recently had the pleasure of spending a week testing. This model had running boards which made my life much easier than models not so equipped. Yes, I know the reason some models have no running boards – the lack thereof makes them very conducive to travel off-road in places where civilized people might not want to venture.
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New Raspberry Rally™ Girl Scout Cookie Joins Lineup for 2023 Season Nationwide

Exclusively offered for online sale and direct shipment only. DALLAS—Today Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced that the new Raspberry Rally™ cookie will join its nationwide lineup for the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie season. The thin, crispy cookie is a “sister” cookie to the beloved Thin Mints®, infused with raspberry flavor instead of mint and dipped in the same delicious chocolaty coating. Raspberry Rally gives devoted Girl Scout Cookie lovers yet another reason to be excited for the upcoming cookie season.
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DeSoto ISD Responds To Safety Concerns After Alerts Issued On 2nd Day of School

Today was the second official day of school in DeSoto ISD, but the morning started with law enforcement on multiple DeSoto ISD campuses. One parent’s account stated “My wife was on her way up to the school (Katherine Johnson) she made the right to go down towards the school the cops were in front of her they made a uturn pulled their guns out told her to turn the car around and leave now.”
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Governor Abbott, DPS Launch iWatchTexas PSA To Promote Reporting System

Texans are encouraged to use iWatchTexas to report nearby suspicious activity. AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today launched a public service announcement to promote awareness of the iWatchTexas community reporting system as teachers, students, and school faculty across the state return to school for the new school year. Featuring “Walker, Texas Ranger” Chuck Norris, the PSA will air on television in media markets across the state starting August 17. iWatchTexas is a partnership between communities and law enforcement that makes it easier for the public to report suspicious activity in the state, including criminal, terroristic, or school safety-related threats.
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How To Save Money On Your 2022 State Fair of Texas Tickets

Multiple discounts are available to help you and your family save money at the 2022 State Fair of Texas Sept. 30-Oct. 23. At the top of the list are season passes, available now for $50. Besides allowing entry all 24 days of the Fair, the season pass offers several VIP perks like discounted merchandise and the ability to bring your BFF along one day.
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TEA Releases 2022 A–F Accountability Ratings

AUSTIN – August 15, 2022 – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released 2022 A–F accountability ratings for districts and campuses, the first to be issued since 2019 due to two years of COVID-related pauses. 1,195 districts and 8,451 campuses were rated this year, with returns showing...
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American Red Cross Seeks Volunteers to Assist Residents Impacted by Wildfires

The Red Cross is seeking additional help during a severe wildfire season. FORT WORTH, TEXAS, AUGUST 15, 2022 — Devastating wildfires continue to pop up and burn throughout North Texas, threatening communities, destroying property and upending lives. Due to the ongoing threat from wildfires, the American Red Cross North Texas Region is asking for individuals to become Red Cross volunteers and take part in future relief efforts.
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