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Report: Gulf Cleanup Should Focus on Restoring Coast

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By Public News Service Report: Gulf Cleanup Should Focus on Restoring Coast GALVESTON, Texas – An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform seven years ago released crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days, the largest spill in U.S. history. A new National Wildlife Federation report outlines priorities for the $16 billion cleanup fund to restore coastal areas of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
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Source:: Texas News Service

      

Flood Warning issued April 12 at 2:47AM CDT until April 13 at 1:52AM CDT by NWS

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By w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov …The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Texas… San Marcos River below Luling Affecting Caldwell and Gonzales Counties The flood warning continues for the San Marcos River below Luling. * At 1:45 AM Wednesday the stage was 12.8 feet. * Flood stage is 20.0 feet. …read more

Source:: GONZALES COUNTY WX ALERT

      

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Columbus’ Dairy Cone recovers following storm damage

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By Jason B. Hogan
reporter@coloradocountycitizen.com

COLUMBUS — High winds brutally battered the Dairy Cone restaurant Apr. 2, causing severe structural damage and injuring two patrons. …read more

Source:: Colorado County Citizen

      

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John Leguizamo explains his humble beginnings in theater, and inspiring Lin-Manuel Miranda

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By Stephen Iervolino

GMA After Hours(NEW YORK) — In a recent profile in Vanity Fair, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the guy behind the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy-winning phenomenon Hamilton, said it wouldn’t have existed without John Leguizamo.

Leguizamo, star of movies like Carlito’s Way and the blockbuster Ice Age movies, knocked down walls for Latinos on Broadway with his one-man shows.

“I feel like my work was justified,” Leguizamo told ABC Radio’s Good Morning America After Hours of Lin-Manuel’s praise. “I wasn’t even in the theater with [his debut] Mambo Mouth. I was in a hallway, with 70 fold-up chairs…and all of a sudden, there was Al Pacino, Arthur Miller, Sam Sheppard, Raul Julia…”

Mambo Mouth led to an award-winning Broadway career for the motor-mouthed actor.

Leguizamo called Hamilton “sheer masterpiece,” noting, “If he would have pitched that to Hollywood…it never would have happened. ‘Wait a minute…black and Latino actors playing the founding [fathers]? No. No. They didn’t speak in rap in the 1700s!'”

On his new show, Leguizamo said he sought to explore the unheralded history of Latin people, in part because his son, who’s Jewish and Puerto Rican, was being bulled at school. “He got picked on!” said Leguizamo. “And they would call him ‘Mexican…’ …So I started really…learning about our contributions to America alone.”

“Latin people…We have fought in every single war that made this country, and our contributions are nowhere listed,” Leguizamo said.

Leguizamo’s latest venture, Latin History for Morons, will run until April 28 at New York City’s Public Theatre.

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Source:: Entertainment News

      

[Press Release] Governor Abbott Hosts Reception Honoring Leading Texas Companies With Officials From The Nasdaq Stock Market

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Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a reception at the Governor’s Mansion recognizing industry-leading companies and business executives from the State of Texas. …read more

Source:: Office of the Governor

      

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