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Brownsville Herald (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Brownsville, Texas A if. A is Browns vol of monday april 6,2015 born on the fourth of july 1892 75 cents is watch How Indiana s Sci it Iai a Cut i g s Ren Jious in state tuition r t i Green thumbs Monica Barrera a guide at the Edinburg Scenic wetlands and world birding Center led students in a demonstration saturday on the proper Way to fill in the Flower Beds a located directly across from the Center. The Beds were filled with native plants such As red Sage Pigeon Bemes and wild petunias a a Page Al world braving the easter rain in an easter peace wish Pope Francis on sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement i with Iran As an Opportunity to make the world safer while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya Yemen Syria Iraq Nigeria and i elsewhere in Africa. A a Page a obituaries Ernest Pomarico it Page a4 popular on the web fuel debate proposals for the construction of liquefied natural Gas Export terminals at the port of Brownsville have raised the hackles of local environmentalists. Of owns Yii uhor lid tem \ a saw vol. 123 i no. 277 a Good morning thank you for Reading today a edition of the Brownsville Herald a Al pm to 381 53b00001 Driver safety focus Tupot Aims to keep people informed of distracted driving a a j a photo illustration in Miguel to Btl the Brownsville Herald this month is National distracted driving awareness month when the Texas department of transportation works to discourage Drivers from using cellphones or any devices that might cause distractions on the Road. By Victoria Brito staff writer if you re driving while Reading this you better pull Over and think of safety first. April is National distracted driving awareness month and the Texas department of Thespo station wants people to drive safely free from any distractions. Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a persons attention away from the primary task of driving. A we want to remind Drivers to turn off the Mobile device or put them out of reach when they re driving pull Over to a Safe location if they have to online Poi i a learn More about the dangers of distracted driving. Answer a Call or text and of course another very important thing that a lot of people done to realize is if you know your loved ones Are on the Road do not Call them or text them a said Octavio Saenz to Dot spokesman for the Pharr District. Distractions can be but Are not limited to text Uig checking email eating drinking grooming Reading or adjusting music or navigational devices. A Evan talking to passengers or getting after kids in the Back of the car that can also be a distraction and can also be dangerous Quot Saenz said. Between 2013 and 2015, the number of vehicular crashes due to distracted driving went up 6 percent statewide rising to 100,825. Distracted driving related crashes in Fexas Are most prevalent in Drivers Between 16 and 24. More than 400people were killed and More than 3,000 were seriously injured statewide in distracted driving crashes last year. A unfortunately the problem is getting worse Quot Saenz said. Saenz added that even hands free cellular devices Are not exempt from causing a distraction. A you think you can multitask the distraction will increase the Odds of you getting into an Accident Quot he said. Even though there is no state Law that prohibits the use of a Mobile phone White driving Many cities in the state have ordinances in place that prohibit texting White driving. Please see texting. A7 setting local filmmaker to shoot feature in Brownsville by Victoria Mito staff writer the film Industry appears to be on the Rise in Brownsville filmmaker Geoff Mcgee is working on his newest project a grand feast to be shot at the Sabal Palm Sanctuary. The film is a gothic fairytale and a play off the classic Story of Hansel and Gretel. Mcgee said the scope and Terne Are inspired by films like the 2012 Quentin la ran to no film Django unchained and Ben Affleck a Fargo also from 2012. A i love All fantastical dark themed films a Mcgee said. A when i grew up i watched the Early films of tim Burton and Terri Gillian and i love what Guillermo Rod out How to donate to the film project Brownsville do you think Texas needs a statewide ban against texting and driving to respond log on to wow . Del thro does and in be always loved Brothers Grimm and when this project was written and was presented to me i just sort of fell in love with Mcgee said his Hunt for a Plantation Home for the project led him to Brownsville. A Brownsville is essentially my second Home a Mcgee said. A my grandparents live in Matamoras and my entire family lives in Brownsville so i called the film commis Sion Ami they found me a Plantation House at the Sabal Palm Sanctuary to shoot please see film a7 legislation would ban flees for conserving electricity by Jim malewit2 the Texas Tribune toni Harrelson tries to limit her electricity use she says because every Dollar counts for fixed income folks like her. The 59-year-old is conscious of How often she washes and dries her clothes and on cold Winter Days she typically heats just half of the a read Texas House Bill 2254 and use the Power to choose website to compare electric plans. Roughly 800-Square-foot House she shares with her two a a kitties in Lovelady a a Small town about too Miles North of Houston. The fruits of those efforts a $9.95 surcharge on most of her electric Bills. Dallas based Startex Power adds the fee whenever she uses fewer than 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity in a month. Please see Energy a7 spotlight Abby. Bio classified. B5 editorial.a6 comics. .b9 weather.b12 calendar.b11 community.b11 science.b12 o Ais Ai hmm Sylvester Turner High 83� Low 70 a

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