It's that time of year again. And every year our Ft. Hood AUSA toy drive has been getting bigger and bigger thanks to your generous donations and help.
Here is the link or click the picture below.
The toy drive benefits the Central Texas-Fort Hood Association of United States Army.
All you have to do is purchase one of the toys on the list. They are then collected and donated to children of deployed soldiers who cannot afford a Christmas or have some major life-altering event this time of year.
Listen to my interview with event organizer Matthew Wright to get more information on this year's event:
Check back here for the latest updates on closings and delays due to weather.
REGULAR TIME: Baylor, MCC, Waco ISD, Midway, Robinson ISD, Connally ISD and McGregor.
Axtell ISD - 2 hour delay
Christ Church School in Temple - Closed 12/6
Cranfills Gap ISD - School will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Dawson ISD will be CLOSED Friday.
Education Service Center Region 12 - Closed 12/6
Frost ISD - Closed 12/6
Hallsburg ISD - School and bus routes will be delayed two hours.
Hubbard ISD - School will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Jonesboro ISD - School will begin at 10:00 a.m. Bus routes will run two hours later than regularly scheduled.
Meridian ISD will have a two hour delay Friday.
Moody ISD - 2 hour delay
Mullin ISD - 2 hour delay. School will begin at 10:00 a.m. Bus routes will run two hours later than regularly scheduled.
Riesel ISD - 2 hour delay
Valley Mills ISD - School will begin at 10:00 a.m. Bus routes will run two hours later than regularly scheduled.
West ISD - 2 hour delay. Bus routes will run two hours later than regularly scheduled.
Whitney ISD will have a two hour delay. Buses will be two hours late and there will be no AM kindergarten.
Central Texas Youth Rodeo at McGregor Arena - Canceled for the weekend
The III Corps and Fort Hood senior commander has authorized delayed reporting for Dec. 6.
All units will cancel physical training.
Soldiers and Airmen will report to work at 9 a.m.
Department of the Army civilians will report to work at 8 a.m.
Contract personnel should contact their employers for report times.
Meadows CDC will open for mission essential personnel at 5:30 a.m.. All other CYSS child care programs such as School Age Care (SAC) and CDCs will open at 7 a.m.
Fort Hood military and civilian personnel are encouraged to check for updates on the post's Web site at www.hood.army.mil , Fort Hood Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/forthood , local radio and television stations or call the Fort Hood weather hotline at (254) 287-6700.
Robinson City Hall - 2 hour delay
I almost didn't wast the time and effort to post this. I've pointed out the Trib's politically correct BS so many times before it's become tiresome.
But this one was too obvious to pass up.
From the December 4, 2013 Waco Trib: Police: Man shot in home after refusing strangers gas money.
And here is how the Trib describes the suspects: "Gillman answered the door to find two men in their mid-20s, who asked him for gas money, Swanton said."
From the Waco Police news release on the same incident: "As Gillman answered the door he stated that two (unknown to the victim) black male suspects, described as in their mid-twenties and wearing hoodies, asked him for gas money."
Notice anything glaringly absent from the Trib's account of the suspects?
And then there's this...
From the December 3, 2013 Waco Trib: Police look for help to ID robbery suspect
And how does the Trib describe the suspect here: "The robber, described as being a white man who wore glasses, a black ski mask, a black coat and a white shirt, went to Smoke City, 5201 Sanger Ave., Nov. 19 and demanded money."
And just to be clear, the Trib has a history of inconsistently identifying the racial identity of crime suspects. So either the Trib is randomly incompetent or they just let each reporter pick and choose when to identify the race of suspects. Either way, it's dangerous to the community and must really piss off the police who are the ones who are asking the public's help in trying to identify and catch these a-holes.
This is a joke, right?
Apparently not. Here's the link to the White House page announcing this video as the winner of an online contest to find the best video promoting the benefits of Obamacare.
A lot of conservatives are mocking the video (and rightly so) for it's "forget about the price tag" message. But it's not surprising that liberals and supporters of Obama don't care how much something costs.
The bigger picture is the song sucks! It's awful. This was really the best video? How many entries did they get - six?