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The Month of February Serves as Heart Month

In this week’s article, I want to feature Heart Month which is designated for the month of February. This month strives to educate the public about the importance of improving heart health. This endeavor aims to help people identify and understand helpful adjustments that can be made to increase heart health. The term “heart disease”…

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Enjoy Nature in the Coastal Bend

In this week’s article, I will be highlighting some opportunities to experience the nature and wildlife that is native to the Coastal Bend. The Coastal Bend is also home to several parks and preserves that serve as a refuge for migratory birds and other wildlife. These habitats contribute to one of the best examples of…

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Mardi Gras in the Coastal Bend

Throughout my different newsletters, I like to highlight different events that take place in the Coastal Bend. In this week’s article, I will be discussing two events, the Barefoot Mardi Gras Parade and Festival held on Padre Island, and the Port Aransas Mardi Gras Parade. Barefoot Mardi Gras was founded as a fundraiser for Big…

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National Blood Donor Awareness Month

January is National Blood Donor Awareness Month. This is a nationwide initiative to celebrate and recognize blood donors. National Blood Month has taken place each January since 1970. Donating blood saves many lives and improves the health for many people. This week I would like to discuss how to donate blood.

Domestic Violence Awareness: Time for Action

This week’s article is focusing on Domestic Violence Awareness and encouraging ideas for help in its prevention. Domestic violence is defined as the willful intimidation, assault, and/or abusive behavior of an intimate partner to establish power and control over the other partner. Domestic violence offenders use physical, sexual, emotional, and/or psychological abuse or violence to…

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Human Trafficking Awareness

The month of January serves as Human Trafficking Awareness month. Accordingly, Governor Abbott has proclaimed January 2020 as Human Trafficking Prevention Month. During this month, advocates, organizations, and individuals unite to raise awareness about this very important issue. According to the Department of Homeland Security, human trafficking is “modern-day slavery and involves the use of…

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