Duncanville Texas Police take down Active Shooter at summer camp

2 Timothy 3:1-5 “But understand this that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Cops kill active shooter who shot at 150 kids at TX summer camp
  • According to a statement from the Duncanville Police Department, the suspect entered the Duncanville Fieldhouse on 1700 S. Main Street with a handgun at around 8:43 a.m. and fired shots inside the building, which is hosting a summer camp for children aged four to 14 years old. Officers responded to the incident within two minutes and immediately began a search of the building.
  • The officers were able to quickly locate the armed suspect and, after an exchange of gunfire, wounded the gunman. Officers immediately began first aid before the suspect was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
  • No children or staff were injured at the summer camp, which has an average daily attendance of 250 people.
  • The shooting incident is still being investigated.

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Odessa, Texas: Water main bursts as Temperatures reach triple digits

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Emergency declared as Texas city runs out of WATER amid 102 degree temperatures forcing hospitals to close: ‘Heat dome’ settles over the Midwest and south with brutal temps expected for the next week
  • Odessa’s authorities are scrambling to provide cases of bottled water as much of the sweltering city is without power, amid 100 degree heat
  • The water main burst on Tuesday morning, and emergency crews are struggling to repair it, with state officials helping distribute bottled water
  • In Ohio, 230,000 people were without power – including 169,000 in the state capital, Columbus – due to an over-stretched grid and severe storms
  • On Monday night, parts of the Midwest were buffeted by strong winds which ripped up trees in Chicago and saw people scurrying to their basements
  • Record temperatures, meanwhile, have been recorded in cities including St Louis, Missouri; North Platte, Nebraska; and Nashville, Tennessee – with some cities breaking records set in the 1950s
  • The hot weather, caused by a high pressure ‘heat dome’ preventing the radiation from escaping, is expected to continue for several days

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During record high gas prices Oil Refinery announces permanent shut down due to financial burden of aging infrastructure

2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land

Important Takeaways:

  • Massive U.S. oil refinery on track to shut down amid fuel shortages, record prices
  • The Houston, Texas, facility — which is operated by LyondellBasell Industries, spans 700 acres and was built in 1918 — is scheduled to permanently close by the end of 2023, but could shut down earlier if a “major equipment failure” spreads to major units, two people familiar with the issues told Reuters.
  • The refinery processes 268,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil and produces 92,600 bpd of diesel fuel, 89,000 bpd of gasoline and 44,500 bpd of jet fuel.
  • The company announced in April that it would shut the refinery by 2024 due to the heavy financial burden of upgrading its more than 100-year-old infrastructure, Barron’s reported at the time.
  • Meanwhile, six refineries with a capacity of about 801,000 bpd of oil have shuttered over the last two years amid the pandemic, federal data showed. In addition, five refineries with a capacity of 408,100 bpd of oil are idle, the largest number of idle refineries since 2012.

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One of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives dies in police shootout

Mark 13:12 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.

Important Takeaways:

  • A Texas inmate suspected of murdering five people after he escaped from a prison bus was killed by authorities
  • The victims were four students who attended Tomball Independent School District and their grandfather, school officials said Friday.
  • Lopez, who was serving a life sentence for a capital murder in Hidalgo County and an attempted capital murder in Webb County, managed to break free from his shackles, overpower a bus driver and escape from custody

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Just two days after heartbreaking events in Texas, California State Senate passed bill that would allow schools not to report threats or attacks

Luke 21:7 “Teacher,” they asked, “when will all this happen? What sign will show us that these things are about to take place?”

Important Takeaways:

  • The California State Senate has passed a bill that would allow schools not to report threats or attacks against employees or officials to law enforcement, despite the ongoing national shock and outrage over the Uvalde, Texas, mass school shooting.
  • The bill repeals a provision of existing law that requires that “whenever any employee of a school district or county superintendent of schools is attacked, assaulted, or physically threatened by any pupil, the employee and any person under whose direction or supervision the employee is employed who has knowledge of the incident are required to promptly report the incident to specified law enforcement authorities.” SB 1273 would make such reports to law enforcement voluntary.
  • Proponents claim the bill will “protect students from unnecessary interactions with law enforcement.”

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Uvalde High School Student goes on rampage after argument with grandmother for failing to graduate

2 Timothy 3:1-5 “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”

Important Takeaways:

  • At least NINETEEN primary school children shot dead by ‘bullied’ high school student, 18, who posted photos of rifles on Instagram and went on the rampage ‘after an argument with his grandmother about failing to graduate’
  • Nineteen pupils aged between seven and 11 are dead after another mass shooting at an elementary school
  • A number of others were also hurt in the attack, but the exact figure remained unclear
  • Joe Biden condemned the killings and opened gun control debate, urging voters to ‘turn this pain into action’
  • The United States suffered 19,350 firearm homicides in 2020, up nearly 35 percent compared to 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its latest data.

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School Shooting in Uvalde Texas Leaves 22 Dead

2 Timothy 3:1-5 “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Uvalde, Texas school shooting leaves 19 children, 3 adults, including shooter dead
  • An 18-year-old high school student killed at least 19 children and two teachers during the tragic attack at Robb Elementary School in Texas, prompting responses to increase safety in the final weeks of the school year.
  • Suspected gunman Salvador Ramos, a Uvalde resident, acted alone, according to authorities.
  • Ramos had a handgun and possibly a rifle when he opened fire

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Challenge Dismissed Against Texas Heartbeat Act

Ephesians 6:13 “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”

Important Takeaways:

  • ‘Win for the Unborn!’ Appeals Court Dismisses Central Challenge Against Texas Heartbeat Act
  • On Tuesday the appeals court essentially dismissed the lawsuit that had attempted to overturn the pro-life heartbeat law that is stopping nearly “50 percent of abortions each day in Texas.”
  • Since state officials aren’t responsible for enforcing the Texas Heartbeat Act, the court agreed the abortion companies are unable to sue the state. “This court REMANDS the case with instructions to dismiss all challenges to the private enforcement provisions of the statute and to consider whether plaintiffs have standing to challenge,” the appeals court said.
  • The measure isn’t enforced by law enforcement or any other state officials. Rather, private citizens are authorized to report abortion providers or anyone involved in facilitating an abortion after a heartbeat is detected.

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Summer hasn’t yet arrived and experts say Texas Drought is looking worse than 2011

2 Timothy 3:1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.

Important Takeaways:

  • The Texas drought is the worst in years. Are we on the brink of widespread disaster?
  • As of March 29, 88% of Texas was in drought conditions, affecting an estimated 18.2 million Texans, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. About 42% of the state is seeing extreme or exceptional drought.
  • Just three months ago, 67% of the state was in drought with 11% extreme or exceptional.
  • Conditions in West Texas, however, are expected to worsen with little rainfall.

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Texas Drought and Wildfires

2 Timothy 3:1 “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.”

Important Takeaways:

  • 5 things to know about the Texas drought: Wildfires, relief and more
  • There are 53 active wildfires in Texas burning more than approximately 237,227 acres in the state
  • Data from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 95.7% of the state is “abnormally dry,” which can lead to the postponement of planting and elevated risk of grass fires.
  • Slightly more than 40% of Texas is experiencing an “extreme drought” or higher rating designation, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. This level of drought can lead to sand and dust storms, decreased yields for crops and increased need for supplemental feed, nutrients, protein and water for livestock.
  • Additionally, 6.2% of the state is in an “exceptional drought,”
  • Texas isn’t the only state dealing with drought conditions. A little more than 58% of the nation is at least abnormally dry, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, with 14.3% experiencing an extreme drought and 1.6% experiencing an exceptional drought.

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