Presidential permit allows Presidio - Ojinaga International Bridge to move forward

EL PASO –June 2, 2017.- TxDOT has received the Presidential Permit authorizing the State of Texas to proceed with construction of a bridge between Presidio, Texas and Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Signed by the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, the permit allows for the building of a new two-lane second bridge structure to complement the existing two-lane bridge. 

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Mariachi Flor De Toloache's New Album "Las Caras Lindas" is out TODAY!

The album is honest, using its imperfections to accurately convey the emotionality of the songs. The album is fearless, attacking range and genre like the band never has before- combining cumbia to rock to hip hop and beyond

New York, May 27, 2017.- After much work and many adventures, the all-female mariachi band from New York- Mariachi Flor De Toloache- proudly releases their brand new album Las Caras Lindas. The album was recorded in just one week right after a long stint on the road- and the time limitations, though difficult, were fruitful.

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The Alkaline Water Co.'s Increased Production Capacity Accelerates Coast-to-Coast Expansion

The Grand Springs co-packing facility will have the production capacity to support up to $24 million in annual wholesale sales of Alkaline88® products. Sales of Alkaline88® have grown over 2,100% in the past three years. It has been the #1 selling alkaline water brand in Southern California for two straight years. Now with the Virginia plant open, the Company looks to aggressively expand into retailers up and down the East Coast.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- 05/18/17 -- The Alkaline Water Company, Inc. (OTCQB: WTER), with products bottled under the trademark Alkaline88® (the "Company"), began shipping Alkaline88® from their newest co-packer, Virginia-based Grand Springs, to the Company's East Coast customers this week.

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Report: Five Largest U.S. Grocery Store Chains Receive “D”s for Antibiotics Policies

The grocery retailers included the report all received “D” grades for the following overall scores (which were graded on a weighted scale): Costco (40%), Albertson’s/Safeway (39%), Publix (38%), Walmart (38%) and Kroger (33%). NRDC researchers surveyed locations of those stores in six major metropolitan areas: Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Jacksonville, Fla., Los Angeles and Philadelphia.  

SAN FRANCISCO (May 16, 2017) – America’s top five grocery store chains are failing to promote better antibiotics practices in the U.S. chicken supply, receiving “D” grades for their lack of progress in a new report released today from the Natural Resources Defense Council.  

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"Flor de Toloache", the all-female New York band returns with "Dulces Recuerdos", a bilingual musical twist

“The new kings of mariachi are all women. "Flor de Toloache" mix of tradition and innovation is enchanting listeners around the world” -  HuffPost

May 7th, 2017. Los Angeles, Ca.-  Latin Grammy® nominated "Flor de Toloache" has performed in several international stages from Asia to Europe and the U.S., continuing to win the hearts of both mainstream and traditional mariachi fans alike.

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7-Time World Champion Marco Antonio Barrera confirmed for third edition of Box Fan Expo taking place on Cinco de Mayo weekend in Las Vegas

Box Fan Expo Brings Ultimate Fan Experience Event To Las Vegas; Brings Fans, Current and Former World Champions and Boxing Industry Leaders Together in One Day Event   

Las Vegas (April 23, 2017) – Seven-Time World Champion Marco Antonio Barrera has confirmed that he will appear to Meet & Greet his fans at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 3rd edition of Box Fan Expo that will take place Saturday May 6, 2017 during Cinco De Mayo weekend. The Boxing Expo will also coincide with the mega fight between Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez jr, that will take place later that evening. 

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Texas Goes Big to Tackle Obesity: Statewide Weight-Loss Contest Offers Huge Cash Payouts

Approximately 70% of Texas adults are overweight or obese, and 23%–29% having metabolic syndrome (MetS). Current estimates suggest that obese people spend 42% more on healthcare costs than healthy weight people (ACAP Health). Building a healthier workplace is the right move for employers.

March 28, 2017.-  An exciting new contest in Texas is encouraging both individual residents and entire employee groups statewide to lose weight, get healthy and win huge cash prizes for their effort. The HealthyWage “Work Healthier Challenge,” developed in partnership with IT’S TIME TEXAS, is encouraging participants to stay on track toward their weight and financial goal with weekly nutrition and fitness tips as well as fun and motivating activities.

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New agreement between the University of Houston and Mexican Government to increases graduate student opportunities

The agreement, funded by Mexico’s National Science and Technology Council (CONACyT), is expected to bring hundreds of Mexican graduate students to UH in the coming years, further increasing the university’s global presence.

HOUSTON, March 22, 2017 – The University of Houston has signed a strategic five-year partnership with the Mexican government that allows more Mexican students to pursue graduate degrees and postdoctoral exchange at UH, while faculty will have more opportunities to participate in exchange programs too.

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TEXPEX 2017 features National stamp dealers, stamp unveiling and more in Grapevine, Texas, February 24-26

TEXPEX is the only show in Texas sanctioned by the American Philatelic Society as a part of the World Series of Philately. The winner of the multi-frame stamp and postal history competition qualifies for the national Champion of Champions competition in August. The three-day TEXPEX offers free admission and free parking and takes place at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, 1800 Hwy. 26 E, in Grapevine.

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (February 10, 2017) - TEXPEX 2017, scheduled for February 24 – 26 in Grapevine, Texas, will feature some of the best postage stamp and postal history dealers in the nation plus conventions of two national societies and presentations by experts in the field of postal stationery and philatelic classics.

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New Report: Parents Spend More Than Nine Hours a Day with Screen Media

Common Sense Census Finds Contradiction: While Using Media Heavily Throughout the Day, Parents Overwhelmingly Believe They Are Good Role Models for Kids

SAN FRANCISCO – A first-of-its-kind study released today by Common Sense shows that parents spend more than nine hours (9:22) a day with screen media, the vast majority of that time being spent with personal media (7:43) and only slightly more than 90 minutes devoted to work media. The vast majority of these parents (78%) believe they are good media use role models for their kids. Meanwhile, many parents are concerned about their children's media use, including thinking that their children may become addicted to technology (56%) and that technology use negatively impacts their children's sleep (34%).

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