Current Events Essay example

Submitted By csalas11
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1. Forecasters: Gulf storm less defined

Summary:

The National Hurricane Center says that the Gulf of Mexico now only has a 30% chance of a topical storm. There is no chance of an actual energy wave. By Tuesday or Wednesday, there will be some moisture that will try to come in. Since the storm is expected to reach land in the next couple of days it will not have the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico to develop into a defined storm. There will be some precipitations on tuesdays.

Opinion:

The good thing to it is that Brownsville will be getting some water. The land has been dried. Water can help the city. The bad thing is that brownsville might get a tropical storm. It might get evaluations from places.

2. TSC to conduct tax rate hearings

Summary:
On Aug. 8, they voted to keep the tax rate the same, because the college will receive more revenue than it did last year.The board chose to not change the tax rate, having taxpayers pay $0.163. In 2012, that property tax rate brought in more than $17 million. The first public hearing will take place on Monday and the second one will be held Thursday, they will deal with the collage fund. Both hearings will be in the Gorgas Board Room on Monday and Thursday, and the hearings will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Opinion:
I don't think they should raise the taxes. They will still get a lot if money. And if they raise the taxes it will be harder for the low income people. It can help texas but it will affect the people.

3. Former teacher arrested again for soliciting a child

Summary:
A San Benito choir teacher was arrested on charges he made a 12 year old girl sneak out of her house and meet him at a store parking lot in October 2012. Alfredo Hernandez, 29, was booked into Brownsville city jail for many warrants. Brownsville Independent School District police made the arrest show. Hernandez was arrested last October after telling a minor of having sexual relationships in a store. When he showed up at the store he was met by an undercover detective and uniformed police officers.

Opinion:
The schools should have more back up check ups. There could be many more teachers like Hernandez in many other schools. The parents should also be involved to see how their children's are involved in the internet and in their social lives.

4. Man shoots self at hospital after wife gives birth

Summary:
Houston police are trying to determine why a man shot himself while in his wife's hospital room just hours after she gave birth.
Jodi Silva, someone who spoke for the wife, says the husband died Monday at another hospital. The policed assured they were keeping and making sure that everything was safe. Silva says the woman gave birth around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Police say the husband and wife were in her room hours later when he pulled a gun and shot himself.The wife and child weren't hurt.

Opinion:
It's bad that they don't do a security in the hospitals. Any person can get it and hurt people. There should be security 24/7 around the hospital and make sure every patient is safe. Worst things could of happened to the child or the wife. The good thing is that he didn't hurt anyone else.

5. Girl, 9, dies when wind sends trampoline flying

Summary:
A 9 year old southern Utah girl is dead after a strong wind gust picked up a trampoline she was sitting on and sent it flying more than 150 feet. Garfield County sheriff's officials say the girl was playing with friends on the trampoline in her backyard Tuesday in small town of Panguitch. She was the last one sitting on the trampoline, putting on her shoes, when the sudden wind lifted it and sent it to the air. The girl fell off at a local football field. She was taken to a hospital and later taken to a Salt Lake City hospital, where she died Wednesday from several injuries.
Sheriff's spokeswoman says the trampoline was properly assembled. This affected the entire county.

Opinion:
Knowing that mostly anyone…