Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
One of these
days, warm, spring weather will arrive. When I was a kid, that meant
that I, and just about every boy I knew, were cranked up for youth baseball.
some reason, far fewer kids are grabbing bats, balls and gloves. And the
same is true for basketball, soccer, and football. The causes of these
declines are unclear. I've done some reading on the topic. Most
often, this is blamed on the expense, time-strapped parents, lack of playing
fields, video games, sedentary lifestyles and overweight kids. In
addition, there is the obvious focus of coaches on identifying and isolating
the top athletes, while the kids who might be in it for fun quickly become
insignificant, bored and quit.
We should be
concerned. The fact is that sedentary kids are more likely to become
sedentary adults. And the health issues that follow are numerous.
spring, after such an awful winter, will be different? Wouldn't it be
great to see kids outdoors, being kids?