Daily News Recap (2-10-15)

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Holly Henrichsen
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Texas State's Bobcat Stadium. Photo by Mark Alvarez.
Texas State’s Bobcat Stadium. Photo by Mark Alvarez.

Earlier today the family of Kayla Mueller received confirmation that their daughter was dead after being held captive for two years by the Islamic Terrorist group ISIS. Kayla was on a trip with Doctors Without Boarders in Aleppo, Syria when she was taken hostage by ISIS in 2013. Last Friday, the family members received the news about their daughter being killed in a building that was hit during a Jordanian air strike on Raqqa. The family is remembering Kayla as a compassionate and devoted humanitarian that dedicated her whole life to helping others in need of freedom, justice and peace.

900 high schools in Texas have partnered with The Texas Department of Transportation to help reduce the amount of teenagers that die every year due to vehicle crashes and teenagers not wearing seat belts. According to Texas Department of Transportation, last year 293 teen drivers and passengers between the ages of 15 and 20 died as a result of traffic crashes in Texas. Of those fatalities 46% of them were not wearing seat belts. The Texas Department of Transportation is sending Teen Click It or Ticket tool kits to the participating high schools, which contain banners, posters, brochures and parking lot signs reminding them to wealth their seat belts.

The recent reports that Texas Senate leaders are unlikely to approve legislation this session that would allow individuals to openly carry handguns in public without a permit did not sit well with an open-carry leader. Open-Carry Tarrant County member Kory Watkins posted a video on Facebook where he declared that Texans demand Texas legislators give citizens back their rights or it is quote “punishable by death.” According to the Huffington Post the video resulted in a setback for proponents of constitutional carry although Watkins later posted that he did not intend to threaten lawmakers.


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