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Caterpillar asp

Why you shouldn’t touch these hairy caterpillars ☞ KHOU – Houston

“An ice pack should be applied to the site of the sting.
Oral antihistamines can be administered to help relieve the itching and burning sensations.
For caterpillars with stout spines, try carefully applying cellophane tape to, and stripping it from, the sting site to remove the irritating spines.”

We Did It, Y’all! Texas Observer Will Remain Open! ☞ Texas Observer

“The change of plan came in the wake of an outpouring of public support for the Observer. In addition to the GoFundMe effort, readers, former staffers and former board members, and prominent journalists from around the country reached out to Observer journalists and allies to express their solidarity with the campaign to keep the magazine afloat.”

New London School Explosion

On This Day: March 18, 1937 – New London School Explosion – Video

“Reports from witnesses state that the walls of the school bulged, the roof lifted from the building and then crashed back down, and the main wing of the structure collapsed…
The force of the explosion was so great that a two-ton concrete block was thrown clear off the building and crushed a 1936 Chevrolet parked 200 feet away.”

Texas announces takeover of Houston schools, stirring anger ☞ AP News

“Morath said the board has failed to improve student outcomes while conducting ‘chaotic board meetings marred by infighting’ and violating open meetings act and procurement laws. He accused the district of failing to provide proper special education services and of violating state and federal laws with its approach to supporting students with disabilities.”

Elon Musk Building His Own Texas Town ☞ Newsmax

“Musk envisions the town as a sort of utopia that offers affordable housing for workers at his companies Tesla, The Boring Co., and SpaceX. Beginning last year, Boring employees could apply for rents starting at $800 a month for a two- or three-bedroom house, compared to a median rent of $2,200 a month in Bastrop County.”

Texas Legislature – Texas Rep. Bryan Slaton submitted resolution (H.C.R. No. 54) ☞

“WHEREAS, The Texas Legislature respectfully notifies the federal government of a series of alleged boating accidents that occurred across Hunt, Hopkins, Van Zandt, and possibly other counties on January 10, 2023, which involved all private gun owners in these counties, and thankfully, allegedly resulted in no injury or loss of life; and WHEREAS, Due to the series of alleged boating accidents, the Texas Legislature also wishes to notify the federal government of the alleged loss of all firearms, accessories, and ammunition owned by all private gun owners in the counties of Hunt, Hopkins, Van Zandt, and possibly other counties”…

Texas lawmakers warming to opioid harm-reduction policies they once opposed ☞ The Texas Tribune

“Earlier this month, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott led the way by coming out in favor of legalizing fentanyl test strips, which help users identify whether the drugs they are planning on taking contain the deadly synthetic opioid. Abbott previously opposed such a policy but said the increase in opioid overdose deaths had brought a “better understanding” that more needs to be done by the state to tackle the problem.”

Texas Military Department

Texas Steps Up Border Militarization with Deployment of 10 Armored Carriers ☞ Breitbart

“Governor Abbott’s office added, ‘The personnel carriers are being trucked to security points along the border to enhance protection amid increasing cartel-driven criminal activity. The lifting of Title 42 later this month could lead to a massive influx of illegal immigrants, allowing criminals to further exploit gaps where federal authorities are inundated with migrant processing.’”

Texas drivers 16% more likely to hit deer next week — the time change may be why ☞ Rio Grande Valley News & Weather – KVEO & CBS4

“According to the researchers, deer strikes spike in late October and early November in all the states studied — except for Alaska. ‘Almost 10% [of these collisions] occurred during the two-week period centered on the autumn time change, which is 2.5 times greater than expected if collisions were universally distributed,’ they stated.”

White House urged Texas officials not to declare migrant emergency: Sources ☞ New York Post

“At least three of the El Paso City Council’s eight members have urged Mayor Oscar Leeser to issue an emergency declaration in response to the thousands of migrants who’ve filled the city’s shelters and are being housed in local hotels, sources familiar with the matter said.But Leeser admitted during a private phone conversation last month that he’d been directed otherwise by the Biden administration, one of the officials told The Post.”

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