Public Service Announcements

RBaby Foundation

Being an advocate for your child during an emergency situation can have a significant impact on the overall outcome. Unfortunately, most parents do not know that many ERs nationwide are not prepared to deal with pediatric emergencies. No matter where you are in the US, with the touch of a screen the findERnow app quickly identifies the closest emergency rooms more likely to be prepared to treat children. For more information  visit rbabyfoundation.org

Red Cross – Disasters

FAMILIES AFFECTED BY DISASTERS URGENTLY NEED SUPPORT. HELP THE AMERICAN RED CROSS PROVIDE MEALS AND SHELTER TO THOSE AFFECTED BY DISASTERS BIG AND SMALL. DONATE TO RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF. GO TO REDCROSS.ORG OR CALL 1-800-RED CROSS.

Red Cross – Fire Preparedness

DID YOU KNOW THAT IF A FIRE STARTS IN YOUR HOME, YOU ONLY HAVE TWO MINUTES TO SAFELY ESCAPE? THAT’S WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE WORKING SMOKE ALARMS AND TEST THEM MONTHLY. YOU SHOULD ALSO DEVELOP AN ESCAPE PLAN AND PRACTICE THAT PLAN, SO EVERYONE IN YOUR FAMILY CAN GET OUT IN LESS THAN TWO MINUTES. A HOME FIRE CAN STRIKE ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, DEVASTATING FAMILIES. BUT WE CAN CHANGE THAT. MAKE YOUR PLAN TODAY. THE AMERICAN RED CROSS HAS OTHER TOOLS TO HELP KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE. VISIT REDCROSS.ORG TO LEARN MORE.

Red Cross- Be A Hero

THE NEED FOR BLOOD IS CONSTANT, FROM ACCIDENT VICTIMS AND PREMATURE BABIES TO CANCER PATIENTS AND THOSE WITH BLOOD DISORDERS. EVERY DAY HEROES LIKE YOU CAN HELP SAVE UP TO THREE LIVES WITH JUST ONE BLOOD DONATION. BE A HERO. DONATE BLOOD. MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY. VISIT RED CROSS BLOOD DOT ORG OR CALL 1-800-RED CROSS.

Red Cross- Service to the Armed Forces

IN TIMES OF CRISIS, THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS THERE FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES AND THEIR FAMILIES. FROM COMMUNICATING MESSAGES DURING EMERGENCIES TO OUTREACH TO THE NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVES, TO VETERANS ASSISTANCE AND MILITARY HOSPITAL VISITS, THE RED CROSS PROVIDES VITAL SERVICES. SUPPORT THE RED CROSS SERVICE TO THE ARMED FORCES AND CHANGE A LIFE, STARTING WITH YOUR OWN. TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP, VISIT WWW DOT RED CROSS DOT ORG OR CONTACT YOUR LOCAL AMERICAN RED CROSS CHAPTER. THANK YOU.

Wreaths Across America

1st Annual Wreaths Across America Fundraiser hosted by the Veterans Band for the Texas Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery WAA Ceremony on Saturday December 15, 2019. We will honor and recognize veteran advocates, 2019 nominee is J.J. Dela Cerda. Since 2012 the Veterans Band has hosted the WAA Ceremony, first year 300 wreaths, this year projected close to 2750-3000. The Veterans Band mission’s goal is to laid a wreath at every grave site and Columbarium at the CBSVC, we can only meet the goal with your help and support. Red Tables -$500 = 20 wreaths, White Tab. -$1000=65 wreaths, Blue Rable -$1599=86 wreaths, Indivual Ticket $35= 1 wreath Email: rchavez20@stx.rr.com & cc: ramrchavez1945@gmail.com

Attention Farmers

THE FARM SERVICE AGENCY (FSA) IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DAMAGES AND LOSSES CAUSED BY DROUGHT (FAST TRACK) OCCURRING AUGUST 13, 2019 AND CONTINUING. EMERGENCY FARM LOANS FOR BROOKS, DUVAL, JIM HOGG, JIM WELLS, LIVE OAK, MCMULLEN, AND WEBB COUNTIES.  FARM LOAN OFFICER, CHRISTINA R. ESCOBEDO, ASKS FARMERS WHO WANT TO APPLY FOR EMERGENCY LOANS TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 29, 2020 FOR PRODUCTION AND PHYSICAL LOSSES, BUT ESCOBEDO SAYS IF FARMERS WAIT TOO LONG, A BACKLOG WILL DEVELOP AND CAUSE DELAYS.

GENERALLY, FARMERS WHO HAVE LOST 30 PERCENT OF THEIR PRODUCTION OR ANY PHYSICAL LOSS DUE TO DAMAGES AND LOSSES CAUSED BY DROUGHT (FAST TRACK) OCCURRING AUGUST 13, 2019 AND CONTINUING ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE EMERGENCY LOANS.  THE FSA OFFICE IS LOCATED AT 2287 N. TEXAS BLVD., SUITE 3 IN ALICE.

36th Annual St Pius X Halloween Carnival

Come join us for a spooktacular family night filled with games & fun for the whole family! Get your costumes ready & bring a friend! You don’t want to miss this Halloween Carnival at St.Pius 737 Saint Pius Dr. from 5:30-10pm Friday October 25th. Enjoy DJ Music, Haunted house, Games for all ages, Bounce houses, Cake walk, Silent auction, Food Trucks & Drinks and a whole lot more!

Ben F McDonald Public Library Pumpkin Party!

Join us for a pumpkin-filled Fall celebration! We’ll celebrate with pumpkin painting, treats, activities, and crafts! Families with children of all ages are welcome. at the Ben F. McDonald Public Library at 4044 Greenwood Dr Saturday October 26th from 3-5 pm