FRIDAY 4 pm UPDATE: Eyewall of category 2 Hurricane Delta moving onshore

first_imgThe eyewall of category 2 Hurricane Delta is moving onshore in Cameron and western Vermilion Parish, the National Weather Service announced at a 4 p.m. Friday update.“So be prepared for hurricane force winds from Cameron-Vermilion Parishes, inland through Jeff Davis, Acadia, Allen, and Evangeline Parishes,” Warning Coordination Meteorologist Roger Erickson said.“By the time this storm is near Alexandria it should be a tropical storm later this evening.”As of 4 p.m. Friday, the storm was 55 miles from Port Arthur. Sabine Pass is showing around 2 to 3 feet, while St. Mary Parish is seeing around one foot.Rain totals so far have been 3 to 7 inches, and rain continues across much of the region.Flash flood warnings are in place along the I-10 corridor of Southeast Texas and southwest and south central Louisiana, and this will likely need to be extended further inland to the US 190 corridor this evening. Shear has been disrupting Delta as it approached the Cameron coast. Cooler water temperatures near shore have also helped it weaken a little bit.Winds around 50 mph have been reported in Mid-County and Port Arthur.Storm surge is now increasing rapidly at the coast.Cameron is reporting over 5 feet of water above ground, and southern Vermilion Parish is seeing over 6 feet.last_img read more

The Best Fort Bliss Schools: Daycare – High School (2021 Edition)

first_imgIntroductionSo, you just got your orders for Fort Bliss. Now what? If you’re a parent, one of the first things you need to do when relocating to a new area is research the childcare and school options. Luckily, Fort Bliss is a fairly simple area with a major school district that covers both on and off post options.Choosing the best school districts are a big factor in making your next housing decision. And if you’re still in the process of buying a house, there are loads of great listings for Fort Bliss on Read: Fort Bliss TX: In-Depth Welcome CenterSchools on Fort BlissAll schools on Fort Bliss as well as a large number of those off post are all part of the El Paso Independent School District.There are five schools on Fort Bliss that are part of the El Paso Independent School District, and you can find the contact information below.El Paso Independent School District6531 Boeing DrEl Paso, TX 79925Phone: 1 (915) 230-2000The El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) is the largest school district in the area with more than 60,000 students and 92 campuses including those on the post itself. This includes 51 elementary schools, 15 middle schools, 10 high schools, 1 K-8 school, 4 specialty schools, and 4 alternative campuses.Elementary Schools on Fort Bliss1. Bliss Elementary, PreK-54401 Sheridan RdFort Bliss, TXPhone: 1 (915) 236-51502. Powell Elementary, PreK-54750 W. Ellerthorpe RdFort Bliss TXPhone: 1 (915) 774-77753. Logan Elementary, PreK-53200 E. Ellerthorpe RdFort Bliss, TXPhone: 1 (915) 236-57504. Milam Elementary, PreK-55000 Luke RdFort Bliss, TXPhone: 1 (915) 236-0325Middle Schools on Fort BlissMiddle schools are located off post and are listed below.High Schools on Fort Bliss1. Chapin High School, 9-127000 Dyer StFort Bliss, TXPhone: 1 (915) 236-0325Daycares on Fort BlissIf you’re looking for childcare on post at Fort Bliss, there is a Family Child Care (FCC) program which is registered and quality controlled, providing flexible hours and even overnight child care in a comfortable home setting. Providers are vetted and licensed caregivers through the Child and Youth Services.1. Family Child Care3503A Story StFort Bliss TXPhone: 1 (915) 568-4198Childcare on Fort BlissThere are also 5 Child Development Centers (CDC) on post for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. Parents may register annually for free with the CYSS Parent and Outreach Services at 1 (915) 568-4374.1. Main Child Development Center (CDC)1730 Haan RdFort Bliss, TXPhone: 1 (915) 568-5689*Currently closed due to construction. Check for updates here.2. Milam CDC11896 Haan RdFort Bliss, TXPhone: 1 (915) 744-78773. Logan CDC3500 Ellerthorpe RdEl Paso, TX 79904Phone: 1 (915) 568-39894. Replica CDC5036 Sheridan RdWest Fort Bliss, TXPhone: 1 (915) 569-71965. East Bliss CDC20707 Kasserine WayFort Bliss, TXPhone: 1 (915) 744-2731Schools Near Fort BlissFamilies living off-post have no shortage of great schools and daycare facilities to choose from in the massive El Paso Independent School District. Below is a list of the EPISD schools located closest to the post housing areas.There are ten other smaller school districts in the surrounding counties; El Paso, Socorro, Gadsden (NM), Ysleta, Canutillo, San Elizario, Clint, Anthony, Fabens, and Tornillo. However, EPISD is the largest and has the most military students in attendance. If you’re unsure what school your child will be zoned to, here is a handy school locator.For those living farther away from post, visit the corresponding county websites to get more information about these nearby education and childcare options. Socorro, Gadsden (NM), Ysleta, Canutillo, San Elizario, Clint, Anthony, Fabens, and Tornillo.Elementary Schools near Fort Bliss1. Hughey Elementary, PK-56201 Hughey DrEl Paso, TX 79925Phone: 1 (915) 236-02502. Nixon Elementary, PK-511141 Loma Roja DrEl Paso, TX 79934Phone: 1 (915) 236-59063. Travis Elementary, PK-55000 N. Stevens StEl Paso, TX 79930Phone: 1 (915) 236-6200Middle Schools near Fort Bliss1. Bassett Middle, 6-84400 Elm St.El Paso, TX 79930Phone: 1 (915) 236-63502. Richardson Middle, 6-811350 Loma Franklin DrEl Paso, TX 79934Phone: 1 (915) 235-66503. Ross Middle, 6-86101 Hughey DrEl Paso, TX 79925Phone: 1 (915) 236-0800High Schools near Fort Bliss1. Andress High, 9-125400 Sun Valley DrEl Paso TX 79924Phone: 1 (915) 236-40002. Austin High, 9-123500 Memphis AveEl Paso, TX 79930Phone: 1 (915) 236-42003. Burges High, 9-127800 Edgemere BlvdEl Paso, TX 79925Phone: 1 (915) 236-7200Private Schools near Fort Bliss, TXIf you’re looking for a good private school in the El Paso area, here is a list of the best rated private schools K-12. Below are just the top 5 rated options of K-12 Private Schools.1. Radford School, K-122001 Radford StEl Paso, TX 79903Phone: 1 (915) 565-27372. Mesilla Valley Christian Schools, K-123850 Stern DrLas Cruces, NM 88001Phone: 1 (575) 525-85153. Loretto Academy, K-121500 HardawayEl Paso, TX 79903Phone: 1 (915) 566-84004. Immanuel Christian School, PreK-121201 Hawkins Blvd,El Paso, TXPhone: 1 (915) 778-61605. Jesus Chapel School, PreK-1210200 Album AvePhone: El Paso, TX 79925Phone: 1 (915) 593-1153Daycares Near Fort BlissIf you’re living off post, you are still able to utilize on-post childcare. However, if you’re looking for something closer to your home off post, here is a quick list of just a few of the many options in El Paso as rated by Yelp.1. Westside KinderCare6923 Enid CtEl Paso, TX 79912Phone: 1 (800) 709-88142. Little Kings and Queens Daycare1815 Trawood Ste B-1El Paso, TX 79935Phone: 1 (915) 599-89083. A Mother’s Blessing Christian Daycare3389 WedgewoodEl Paso, TX 79925Phone: 1 (915) 590-4606ConclusionEnsuring your children’s care and education is priority number one for any parent. We hope that this short article can help with that search and allow you to focus on your resettlement and getting out to explore the desert and cultural sites of El Paso and Fort Bliss. And have all the fantastic Tex-Mex you can eat!last_img read more

New Mexico Early Childhood Funders Group Launches Emergency Response Grants Program

first_imgSecretary Elizabeth GroginskySTATE News:SANTA FE — Friday, Early Childhood Education and Care Department Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky announced Friday the launch of a new grant program designed to support infants, toddlers and their families during the COVID-19 crisis. The Early Childhood Emergency Response Grants program – an initiative of the New Mexico Early Childhood Funders Group (NMECFG) – will meet immediate needs pertaining to early childhood during the pandemic. “For years, the NMECFG has been at the core of New Mexico’s efforts to improve the lives of children and their families. They advocated for the creation of our new department, as well as the Early Childhood Trust Fund that passed the Legislature earlier this year. Now, in the midst of a public health emergency, the Funders Group is stepping up again to meet some of our communities’ most pressing needs,” Secretary Groginsky said.Organizations can apply here. Funding decisions will be made weekly by the NMECFG, and grants will be administered by the Santa Fe Community Foundation. Examples of potential grants include, but are not limited to, supplies and materials, personal protective equipment, programming specific to supporting families of young children during the emergency, technology needs, and technical assistance. Note: these funds are intended to fill in gaps that Small Business Administration programs, state funds, and other grants cannot address.Guidelines for submitting proposals include:  Organizations must operate within New Mexico and must hold 501(c)3 nonprofit status from the IRS (or have a fiscal sponsor), or be a federally-recognized tribe.Initially, organizations may only submit one application to the Early Childhood Emergency Response Fund; additional requests may be considered depending on the duration of this crisis.  Grants will range up to $5,000, with exceptions considered for nonprofits demonstrating substantial reach across a number of early childhood programs. This application will be considered separate from any other 2020 grant application submitted to any of the funders contributing toward this pooled fund. No information provided in this request will influence any additional funding decisions.  Applications may be submitted at any time; the NMECFG will aim to provide a response within a week of your submission. Requests not immediately funded may be referred to other funding sources, if appropriate. All funding will be unrestricted. NMECFG appreciates the philanthropic efforts to address urgent needs presented by the COVID-19 pandemic in New Mexico. Within this context, we invite grant makers to join this initiative to address the needs of the youngest children in our communities. Contributing members include: Brindle Foundation, JF Maddox Foundation, LANL Foundation, R.T. Keeler Foundation, Santa Fe Baby Fund (Santa Fe Community Foundation), and Thornburg Foundation. “Each of our foundations is committed to supporting our youngest and most vulnerable populations, working through this health crisis to create an even stronger early childhood system,” said Michael Weinberg, early childhood policy officer for the Thornburg Foundation. NOTE: If you are a child care, home visiting, or early intervention program in need of food, child care supplies, or cleaning supplies, please also explore the resources available at For other needs, call (800).691.9067.last_img read more

No entrance fee for Prime Minister’s T20 Cup softball tourney

first_imgThe Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL) Inc., will host their third Prime Minister’s T20 Cup from November 1-3 in Georgetown and several top local teams will battle for supremacy against their counterparts from New York, Canada and Florida. The tournament, which was launched recently at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation Sports Club,  does not require clubs paying an entrance fee, but participating teams must make a deposit of $60,000 as collateral which will be refunded after the preliminary round matches on the second day of the competition. According to GSCL Inc., President Ian John, the fee is a guarantee that the teams registered will be participating fully.John said there were issues where teams that were listed on the fixtures, pulled out at the last minute which caused some hiccups, since it  was difficult to find replacements at the last minute. The teams listed to participate are asked to make this deposit on or before September 27 to the organisers at GSCL Inc., at 69 Seaforth Street, Campbellville.The draw for the tournament, which is being held in collaboration with the National Sports Commission and the Ministry of the Presidency Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport, will be held October 13. The competition will see play in the Over-45, Over-50 and the Open categories and matches will be played at venues in Georgetown. For the Over-50 division, three players aged 49 will be accepted, while two players aged 43 will be accommodated in the playing XI in the Over 45 category. Matches will be played at Police SC, YMCA, ECC, GYO, GNIC SC, MSC and DCC grounds. The GSCL Inc., has indicated that both off-break and round-arm bowling will be allowed, but chucking will not be accepted and the umpires will be very strict on this rule as well as reports on match-fixing and teams turning up late for matches. Off-field entertainment which included cheer leaders will be provided. Regal Masters and Speedboat are the defending champions in the Over-45 and Open categories respectively.The semi-finals will be held on November 2 and the finals November 3 at the Everest Cricket Club ground, commencing with the Over-50 category from 10:00hrs.This will be followed by the Over-45 final from 13:30hrs while the Open final will be played under lights from 18:00hrs. There will be lots of giveaways for the fans. The winning team in the Open segment will take home a trophy and $500,000 while the runners-up will receive a trophy and $100,000. The man-of-the-match in the final will receive a trophy and $10,000 and the MVP will be given one Hero Honda Motorcycle.The champions in the Over-45 segment will pocket a trophy and $500,000 and the runners-up a trophy and $100,000. The man-of-the-match in the final will take home a trophy and $10,000 and the MVP one 55”smart TV.The Over-50 division dubbed the legends category will see the winners receiving  a trophy and $300,000 and the runners-up a trophy and $50,000. The man-of-the-match will receive a trophy and $10,000 and the MVP one gold bracelet.Among the sponsors are Banks DIH, Regal Stationery and Computer Centre and Regal Sports, Crown Mining, Rajiv Gandhi University, Green Heart University, Star Party Rentals, Supreme Venture, Elegance Jewellery, Cyber Sports Pakistan, Ink Plus the computer store, Dyna’s Embroidery, KFC, USA Cricket Zone, Krsna and Balram Printery and Hero Motorcyle- Rose Ramdehol.last_img read more