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The Blunzter Fruit Stand: Expanding and making its name known in South Texas

What once was a little fruit stand on the back county roads between Orange Grove and Robstown has now become a booming business for Bryana and Nickolas Arguijo. Settled on the corner of FM 624, the spot has been an area for fruit stands and food peddling for many years, even back when Sandia and Orange Grove represented their Texas city names, Bryana Arguijo said.
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Annual Walk with Pride at Alice ISD

Parents and students at Alice Independent School District spent Tuesday looking for back to school shoes. Alice Realtors Association donated money to provided 300 pairs of shoes for students as they prepare for another school year. The Walk with Pride event is hosted every year. Alice ISD students picked up...
San Diego, TXeverythinglubbock.com

Suspected COVID cases in tigers prompt San Diego Zoo exhibit closure

SAN DIEGO (KSWB) – The Tiger Trail habitat at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is closed after a group of Sumatran tigers is believed to have contracted the virus that causes COVID-19. Some of the six tigers at the park were suffering from a cough, which led veterinarians to do an in-house SARS-CoV2 PCR test, a Safari Park spokesperson said. The test yielded a positive result from fecal samples and the Safari Park is now awaiting confirmation of the results by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory.
Alice, TXalicetx.com

Cast your vote for the 2021 Readers' Choice

It's that time of year again. The second phase in the 2021 Alice Echo -News Journal Readers' Choice will start accepting your votes on Sunday, Aug. 1. The 2021 Readers' Choice Awards celebrates the best businesses, organizations, people and more that you think deserve to be named the best!. Now's...
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Local summer camps speak on their COVID-19 safety protocols

After a COVID-19 outbreak at Camp Zephyr in Sandia, other local camps continue to take precautions to ensure the safety of their campers. The local YMCA and the South Texas Council of the Boy Scouts of America have both hosted summer camps throughout the summer months, and both say that they have not had a positive case of COVID-19 since they began their camps.
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Alice Multi-Use Complex: It's official! Outside waterpark will open this weekend

It's official! The Alice Multi-Use Complex, managed by YMCA, will open the outside waterpark on Friday, July 30. The indoor and outdoor natatorium has recently been under the new leadership of Aquatic Director Felicia Horn. After months of hiring lifeguards and getting the park up to code, Friday is the big day for the community to come out and take a dip.
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Shoe shopping at Kicks for Kids event

One-by-one students entered the Shoe Department on Friday to look for a free pair of sneakers that they can wear as they enter a new school year. Mi Casa Home Health, Mi Casa Hospice, Team Chevrolet, New Foundation Church, Alice Rotary Club and Carlisle Insurance partnered to help provide sneakers for children in the area.
Kingsville, TXkingsvillerecord.com

Kingsville native Lisa Parker follows AT adventurous hiking goal

As a child, Kingsville native Lisa Parker learned goal-setting and devising plans to achieve those desired results. Those goal setting lessons have helped Lisa Parker in her endeavors. “My parents, teachers and coaches encouraged me to work hard to achieve my desired results,” Parker said. Her current goal is hiking...
San Diego, TXeverythinglubbock.com

Snow leopard at San Diego Zoo suspected positive for COVID-19

SAN DIEGO (KSWB) – The San Diego Zoo announced Friday a male snow leopard at their facility is suspected to be positive for COVID-19. Wildlife care specialists Thursday said they noticed that the snow leopard had a cough and nasal discharge. “The origin of the possible exposure is still being...
San Diego, TXcrossroadstoday.com

Unvaccinated snow leopard at San Diego Zoo catches COVID-19

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An unvaccinated snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has contracted COVID-19. Caretakers noticed that Ramil, a 9-year-old male snow leopard, had a cough and runny nose on Thursday. Later, two separate tests of his stool confirmed the presence of the coronavirus, the zoo said in a statement Friday.