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May 25, 2023

Texas High School only has 5 students (out of 33) eligible to graduate

High school reschedules graduation ceremony due to only 5 seniors found eligible to graduate

MARLIN, Texas (KWTX/Gray News) - A high school in Texas has rescheduled its graduation ceremony after most of the senior class was found ineligible to graduate.

According to the Marlin Independent School District, the ceremony has been pushed to June to give nearly 30 seniors more time to meet graduation requirements.

According to an audit from the district, 28 of 33 seniors at Marlin High School did not meet the graduation requirements due to their attendance or grades.

“They told us that because of the students that didn’t meet the requirements it wouldn’t be fair for only five students to walk the stage,” Alvarado said.


May 25, 2023

MTG (in the Chair) openly laughed at by many in the House chambers.

Empty Greene had to Chair in the House. She reminded members “to abide by the decorum of the House”. Lots of laughter followed.


May 24, 2023

Texas Tribune was just on NPR about Uvalde

They are about to release (I think) reports on information never before made public. Body cam and investigation interviews etc.

The top points were this:
The police were there in 3 minutes. The shooter wasn’t killed for another 74 minutes.
The delay was because of the weapon “the firepower” as the former police chief said in an interview that was aired. They knew from the casings and the holes in the walls that the shooter had an AR-15 type gun. Their body armor is only rated to stop handguns.

18 of the 21 who died were killed in the first 3 minutes. Before the police got there. The shooter fired over 100 rounds in 3 minutes.

Not meant by me or by the Tribune reporter as excuses.

May 24, 2023

Computer problems? Looks like a solar flare

I can’t copy text from the link below.
This morning at work my desktop has been ridiculously slow. Minutes to open a drive. Wouldn’t open a PDF. My wife says she was having similar problems.


May 24, 2023

Over 36,000 older people in the U.S. died in falls in 2020


In 2020, the deaths of 36,508 U.S. residents 65 and older were related to falls, representing 86 percent of all fatal falls that year, according to research published in the journal JAMA.

Based on death certificate data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the research found that fatal falls in this age group had increased from 10,097 in 1999, and at a rate that more than doubled in about two decades — from 29 deaths per 100,000 people to 69 deaths per 100,000 people.

The research notes that falls have become the leading cause of injury for the age group. More than 1 in 4 people 65 or older fall each year, according to the CDC (although the agency says less than half tell their doctor). About 1 in 5 falls results in a serious injury, such as broken bones or a head injury, and 3 million older adults are treated in emergency rooms each year because of falls.
May 20, 2023

Fox News. "We have no clue why anyone would do such a thing"

Laura Ingraham: A little update on a story we brought you this week about homeless vets being displaced from hotels so illegals can move in, turns out the group behind the claim made it up. We have no clue why anyone would do such a thing


May 18, 2023

Solemnity - formal or ceremonious observance of an occasion or event.

Does the word solemnity mean?
: formal or ceremonious observance of an occasion or event. : a solemn event or occasion. 3. : a solemn condition or quality. the solemnity of his words.


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