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South Padre Island, Port Isabel Gearing Up For Harvey

Special storm preparations are being made in the towns of South Padre Island and Port Isabel. Residents are being urged to take all loose outdoor items – indoors, and to tie down their trailers. South Padre Island, so far, is the only city distributing sandbags. They are available now at the Public Works Workshop at […]

NATIONAL

Walmart Dives Into Voice-Activated Shopping With Google

(AP) – Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it’s not doing it alone.  The world’s largest retailer said Wednesday it’s working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant. The capability will be available in late September. It’s […]

WORLD

50M At Risk Of Arsenic Poisoning In Pakistan

(AP) – A new study suggests some 50 million people living across Pakistan’s Indus Valley are at risk of arsenic poisoning from tainted groundwater. A Pakistani government research official acknowledged Wednesday that arsenic levels were rising, blaming the “brutal” exploitation of underground aquifers.  The study’s authors determined some 50 million Pakistanis were at risk after […]