I watched today as a mother gave her little boy his medication … probably for a cold or sinus infection. They were eating in a restaurant … social distancing … where he was being treated to a pile of French fries and “whatever he wanted.” She spooned the orange-colored liquid into his open mouth. He made a face. Then they high-fived and ordered ice cream.
Jadin Casto’s family and the injury of her sister gave her the direction of her career path. After graduating high school Castro decided to further her dreams in nursing at the Texas State Technical College Nursing because of her experience of personally watching how nurses helped her injured sister recover and observing family members who were nurses.
The chair of the agency that oversees electric generation and delivery in Texas announced her resignation hours after Lt. Governor Dan Patrick said that she should step down. In a statement released Monday, Patrick said that DeAnn Walker, chair of the Public Utility Commission (PUC) - as well as Bill Magness, CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) - failed to warn state officials and the public of the danger the storm posed to the state’s power grid. “Instead, Texans and lawmakers were told there might be ‘rolling brownouts’ of short duration along with the typical messages we get when cold weather comes to the state cover your plants and keep your pets inside,” said Patrick. “In short, they hoped for the best instead of planning for the worst.”
GasBuddy is warning motorists today that the national average may breach $3 per gallon by Memorial Day after OPEC’s meeting today closed with no meaningful increase in oil production. The group’s large cuts to oil production in 2020 will generally be extended, with just Russia and Kazakhstan granted small exemptions to raise oil production by 130,000 barrels a day and 20,000 barrels a day, respectively. In response, crude oil prices rose to fresh highs, with a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil nearing $65 per barrel, the highest level since 2019.
The One Act Play advanced. We head to the next competition on the 22nd and the 23rd. Join us for a dessert theatre in the Old Gym on Sunday, March 21, at 3 p.m. If you wish to make a donation, money will be used to help pay for our trip.