Category Archives: National Holidays

Memorial Day 2019 Travel

The American Automobile Association in Orlando, Florida says nearly 43 million Americans will go for a Memorial Day weekend getaway. The holiday weekend is the unofficial start of summer vacation season.  An extra 1.5 million more people will drive, take … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2018

0:10 Robert Britt, Air Force Retiree Many started Memorial Day early with a visit to Houston National Cemetery. The Robert Britt family were among today’s visitors to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for America.  There also was a Memorial … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend and Summer Travel

Traffic was lighter than usual, but in a hurry on 610 East for people heading to Galveston beaches and parks Saturday morning this Memorial Day weekend. The American Automobile Association says Americans will travel in near record numbers this Memorial … Continue reading

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Labor Day Harvey Volunteers

Video runs 1:21 0:47  Missy and Chelsea, Sisters giving back LOVE FIRST to help Houston’s flooded families from Harvey and reservoir releases went into high gear at Houston’s First Baptist Church this Labor Day weekend. Donations poured in and flowed out to Harvey survivors … Continue reading

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Bellaire Texas July 4th Parade

Video runs: 4:08 Today is America’s 241 st birthday and the day Congress approved the final text of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.  Love of country and the American spirit filled the air and streets of downtown … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

As many celebrate 2017 and a New Year today, local law enforcement and public health departments advise everyone to celebrate responsibly  (non-alcoholic beverages encouraged) and don’t drink and drive. Since New Year’s Day is on Sunday, many also will have Monday off. Federal, … Continue reading

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July 4th Travel Advisory

Long TSA Security lines are expected at airports during this July 4th weekend, according to the Southwest Airlines website. The Transportation Safety Administration expects long lines at security checkpoints, especially if you’re catching a flight in the mornings. The TSA recommends arriving … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Travel 2016

Along the Courtney Campbell Causeway between Tampa and Clearwater, Florida,  boaters and others got an early start in their plans on Sunday morning. The Florida Highway Patrol wishes everyone safe travel this Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, FHP investigated 1 fatal crash in … Continue reading

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Worldwide Travel Alert

Last Updated: November 23, 2015 The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in … Continue reading

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Asia Fest Tampa Bay 2015

  The opening sights and sounds of Asia Fest 2015.  Nat. Sound Video runs: 4:04 0:48   Dr. Kimi Springsteen, Asian Community Liaison to Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners, Founder of Asia Fest Tampa Bay and the Asian American Coalition of … Continue reading

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