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Junior Gordon on TTRMS – Wednesday, March 8th!

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SHINER, TX — Junior Gordon will be our guest Wednesday, March 8, 2017 on the Texas Thunder Radio Music Showcase, Live from TKO’s Bar-Grill-Music located in the Historic William Green Building, at 103 E 7th in Shiner!
Doors open at four, and the Texas Thunder Radio Music Showcase begins at 8pm. There is no charge to attend and all ages are welcome. For the best seats, we recommend arriving early.

Junior Gordon

Junior Gordon

March 8th – 8:00pm

Connect: @jgb_band

It use to be that when you said your hometown was Alvin, Texas, everyone thought of a certain very famous and fantastic baseball player. Now, there is another name associated with the town where talent abounds. The Junior Gordon Band. In April 2013, The Junior Gordon Band was nominated by The Houston Press for Best Band of the Year; Best Local Video of the Year and Junior himself was nominated for both the Local Musician of the Year and Best Male Vocalist! Now, that is sheer talent! The selection process is tough, and with so much talent in Houston and across Texas, but being considered for not only one, but THREE awards is an amazing thing!

The Junior Gordon Band isn’t all lovin’ and leavin’ and it’s evident in their spunky, playful beer drinking song “Good Friend of Mine,” and their downhome “County Fair.” The band takes the beautiful things life has to offer, right at our fingertips, and expresses those thoughts and feelings in songs about everyday life; songs that make you pause and think about life’s precious gifts, songs that are relatable on all levels, songs that make you turn the car around, head home, hug the wife and kids and take that vacation you’ve been putting off. Junior want’s families, just like his own, to enjoy their music, enjoy the show and want to hear more and look forward to the next time they will have an opportunity to come back. You see, family is a big part of The Junior Gordon Band. You will notice it in their pre-performance group prayer and down time as well. Get to know The Junior Gordon Band. You will become a lover of their music, charmed by their shows and a fan forever.

TTRMS Past Performance: 2015, 2017

Top Songs: Big,” “Country Lov’n,” “Mexicoma,” “I’m Breakin In

TTRMS MARCH 2017

The Texas Thunder Radio Music Showcase is a seasonal radio show, produced by Texas Thunder Radio, and hosted by Egon Barthels, from TKO’s Bar-Grill-Music in the Historic William Green Building at the corner of Avenue E (US90A) and 7th in Shiner, Texas. There is NO CHARGE and ALL AGES are welcome. Monetary tips to performing artist are welcomed and encouraged. With respect for artists on the TTRMS Radio Show, we kindly ask those in attendance to keep conversation noise down, during the show, which is from 8-9pm.

Texas Thunder Radio Music Showcase LIVE radio show airs Wednesdays at 8pm|CT on Texas Thunder Radio at 94.3 and 99.9FM , TexasThunderRadio.com, and Texas Thunder Radio on the TuneIn Radio App! Thank you for your support of Live Music!

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Florida condo balcony collapses, injuring 11

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By Michelle Boncardo

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Eleven people were injured Wednesday afternoon after a second-floor wooden balcony collapsed at a Florida condominium, police said.

Two individuals sustained “pretty significant,” but non-life-threatening injuries, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Michele Nicholson told ABC News.

Eight people were taken to area hospitals, ABC’s Pensacola, Florida, affiliate WEAR reported.

Nicholson said everyone involved in the incident — which happened at Sand Piper Cove in Destin, located in the Florida Panhandle — are snowbirds from Kentucky and Indiana.

At least two of the injured are in their mid-80s, Nicholson said.

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Source:: National News

      

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Flint residents outraged at loss of subsidies for water they fear is still tainted

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By Michelle Boncardo

iStock/Thinkstock(FLINT, Mich.) — The residents of embattled Flint, Michigan, had to resume paying their full water bills today, causing outrage among many of them.

The state has formally ended a program that subsidized the water bills of some Flint residents, after a public health crisis that rendered the city’s water undrinkable nearly three years ago due to lead contamination.

Anna Heaton, a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Snyder, told ABC News today that tests conducted on Flint’s tap water in the past three months found that it meets all federal standards, although state officials recommend the use of filters as a precaution. The state is providing the filters.

Heaton also noted that residents received about $41 million in state credits to help them pay their water bills from April of 2014 until Tuesday, when the plan expired.

Flint authorized a new pipeline in 2013 that was intended to reduce costs by switching the city’s water supply, but the execution was flawed, leading to fecal and, eventually, lead contamination of the city’s water.

A CDC study published in July found that after the water switch was made, children younger than 6 were 46 percent more likely to have elevated lead levels in their blood than before.

The recent tests, which Heaton emphasized were overseen by Marc Edwards, the Virginia Tech University professor who helped uncover the problem, have done little to reassure many worried residents, some of whom had hoped to address the issue this morning outside Mayor Karen Weaver’s office.

“The trust is simply not there in this community anymore,” Lisia Williams, a community activist who attempted but failed to speak to the mayor this morning, told ABC News. “Do we trust our water? No. Do we trust our governor? No. Our elected officials? No.”

Today was supposed to be open-door day at Mayor Weaver’s office, but officials scrapped the idea, Williams said.

Mayoral spokeswoman Kristin Moore did not comment on the cancellation of the mayor’s open-door plan, but cited recent news conferences at which the mayor expressed “disappointment” over the Republican governor’s decision to make Flint residents pay their full water bills.

“I really wanted the governor to know what a help the credits have been,” Weaver said at a news conference last month. “They’ve helped Flint residents financially and also given them some relief emotionally because many people don’t feel they should have to pay for the water at all until it’s deemed safe to drink without a filter.

“I wanted him to know that I was disappointed to hear of his decision to end the water credits and to also stop helping with the city’s monthly payment to the Great Lakes Water Authority.”

Edwards, the scientist who helped conduct the tests that found the water safe for consumption, told ABC News by email today that Flint now has better water than “most smaller cities.”

“All of the available data indicates that Flint drinking water quality has improved to the point that it is in the range of other cities with old pipe,” Edwards wrote.

“In fact, Flint now has better water than most other similar cities. Obviously, there is still a horrible infrastructure crisis to deal with, but the public health crisis is largely behind us.”

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician who also played a large role in bringing the water crisis to national attention, disagreed with Gov. Snyder’s decision to end the water credits, adding that she thinks the water is still “unsafe to drink.”

“For years, Flint residents paid the highest water rates in the country for water that was and continues to be unsafe to drink,” she said in an email to ABC News. “The people of Flint should not pay for water today nor for years to come.”

Williams and other community activists side with Hanna-Attisha and say that they are unconvinced by Edwards’ findings, and also suggest that Flint residents can’t afford to pay the rising bills that will be headed their way.

Water bills in Flint are some of the highest in the country, ABC Flint affiliate WJRT-TV recently reported.

Also, over 40 percent of the city lives below the poverty line, according to the most recent U.S. Census findings.

But while defending the governor’s decision, his spokeswoman Heaton told ABC News, “There’s a lack of trust in Flint that’s going to take time to repair.”

She also cited a January news release from Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality noting that while filters are still recommended for Flint residents, they are provided for free by the government.

Such assurances aren’t enough for residents like Arthur Woodson, an Army veteran who served in the first Iraq War and who recently participated in the Standing Rock protests over a North Dakota oil pipeline.

“Everyone is very upset,” Woodson said of the return to normal billing. “The water isn’t safe yet, and [people suspect] that they’re manipulating people into believing that it is.”

Woodson is among the residents in the city of about 100,000 people pushing to recall Mayor Weaver, who is facing the fourth such attempt because of the water crisis.

“Everyone wants the mayor gone,” Woodson said. “Because she just didn’t fight hard enough for us.”

The mayor has chosen not to comment on the attempts to recall her.

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Deborah "Debbie" K. Douglas

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By Darrell Vyvjala

Funeral services for Mrs. Deborah “Debbie” K. Douglas, age 58, of Rio Vista, Texas and formerly of Schulenburg, will be held Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. from the First Baptist Church in Schulenburg.

Visitation will begin to the public after 9 a.m. Friday from the First Baptist Church in Schulenburg.

Interment will be in the Schulenburg City Cemetery, Schulenburg, Texas.

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Source:: Schulenburg Sticker

      

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