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Virginia T. Chapa


ODEM - Virginia T. Chapa passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at her home in Odem, Texas. She passed on her 87th birthday, joining her granddaughter, Valerie Alyss; son-in-law, Alan; brothers Juan and Ruben; sisters May and MaryLou; and parents ...

Steve Bruning


Survivors include his wife Jean of the home; 2 daughters, Dawnita Reese of Phillipsburg and Stephanie Penttila of The Woodlands, TX; 3 brothers: Floyd & Theron of Phillipsburg & Jim of Odem, TX; 1 sister, Darlene Elder of Phillipsburg; 5 grandchildren & 5 ...

Three Communities join together for Relay for Life


Now, she's in remission and celebrating with her family at the Sinton-Odem-Taft Relay for Life ...
was a factor in ending the party just a bit early at the Wings Over South Texas Air Show Saturday, things look good for Sunday's performance, which is ...

Steve Bruning


Survivors: wife, Jean; two daughters, Dawnita Reese, of Phillipsburg, and Stephanie Penttila, of The Woodlands, Texas; three brothers, Floy and Theron, both of Phillipsburg, and Jim, of Odem, Texas; one sister, Darlene Elder, of Phillipsburg; five ...

Clara Kubiak Cohn


Texas, and Helen Zahn and husband Floyd of Odem, Texas; brothers, John Kubiak and wife Marilyn of Friendswood, Texas, and Frank Kubiak of Hitchcock, Texas; and one grandson, Garrett M. Gilbert. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Frances ...

Robstown, Odem Top Small School Baseball


CORPUS CHRISTI - The Robstown Cotton Pickers and Odem Owls combined to take five spots on the 14 ...
The honor squad will be recognized with its large school counterpart at the 11th South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet on January 28 at the Solomon P.

Three Fort Hood soldiers plead guilty in immigrant-smuggling ring


BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) – Three Fort Hood soldiers who used their U.S. Army identification or gear to help hide immigrants have been convicted in a South Texas smuggling ring. Eric Alexander Rodriguez of Odem, Texas, Brandon Troy Robbins of San Antonio ...

VIDEO: Gas prices dip very low in TX town


Odem, Texas (KRIS/NBC) — One Texas town is all smiles today after waking up to some rather encouragin gas prices. Drivers in Odem, Texas have now seen gas prices averiging $2.71 at four gas stations in town. Drivers say they are extrememly happy about ...

Warren Hayslip


Warren Hayslip, 55, of Odem, Texas, formerly of Marshall, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Trinity Lutheran Church in West Sinton, Texas. Rev. James Sturgis Sr.

Odem, Texas Vacation Rentals


Odem, Texas offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Odem, TX, there's surely a great local vacation home rental available to ...

3 in 1 Tag,The Liebster Award


Izvinite ali nas dve smo nominovane bile za 3 Taga.Tako da se izvinjavamo a i zato se post zove 3 in 1 :DMožda su neki rekli da moramo da nominujemo 11 ali mi ćemo 5 jer su mnogi radili tagove,i ispod…

Passenger „Catch in the Dark” [VIDEO]


Utwór pt. „Catch in the Dark” pochodzi z nadchodzącego albumu Passengera, zatytułowanego „Whispers II”, który będzie kontynuacją zeszłorocznego projektu. Premiera krążka odbędzie się 20 kwietnia. Wyd…

New in #2


Hellou lijepi moji, danas je na repertoaru new in, pokazati ću vam divotice koje sam si kupila i divotice koje sam dobila na Avon Beauty blog dayu. Nakon ovog mislim da moram na kozmetičku dijetu ili…

JAVIO SE ZORIČIN ZET I OTKRIO ISTINU: Evo gdje i u kakvim uslovima živi kćerka popularne pjevačice…


Prije nekoliko mjeseci pjevačica Zorica Brunclik našla se u žiži javnosti zbog priče o životu njene najstarije kćerke Marije. Sve te napise pjevačica je demantovala, tvrdeći da nisu istiniti. Međuti…

İnsanda ödem ve şişkinliğin zerresini bırakmayan 8 yiyecek


Yaza daha hafiflemiş girmek ve vücudunuzu yenilemek için her evde bulunan, satın alındığ 05;nda da cep yakmayan bu basit önerilere kulak vermekte fayda var. Listede su, yoğurt, salatalık, nar suyu, yeşil…

Osternwochenende in Berlin – TKC 71 stellt zwei Sieger!


Berlin ist eine Reise wert! Mit einer imponierenden Bilanz kehrten die TKCler aus der Hauptstadt zurück. Am Ostersamstag bestritten Benjamin Buza und Rainer Schlotz das Endspiel um die 45.Berliner Po…

İnsanda ödem ve şişkinliğin zerresini bı


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İnsanda ödem ve şişkinliğin zerresini bı


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İnsanda Ödem Ve Şişkinliğin Zerresini Bırakmayan 8 …


Her evde bulunabilen, satın alındığ 05;nda cüzdan yakmayan ancak kısa sürede etkisini gösteren bu yiyecek ve içecekler ile vücudumuzda ödem ve şişkinlikten eser kalmayacak. Devamını Oku İnsanda Ödem …

Matrioszki, czyli płód w płodzie (fetus in fetu)


Matrioszka; Wikipedia; Fanghong; CC BY-SA 3.0 Matrioszki to rosyjskie laleczki, wydrążone w środku, wypełnione coraz to mniejszymi wersjami samych siebie, kolejna włożona w kolejną. Najświeższy taki…




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Domestic violence in ODEM TEXAS

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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The Guardian and a warning to ODEM TEXAS: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Register now and request your ballots for the year in ODEM TEXAS

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at FVAP.gov:

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.

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If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at vote@fvap.gov. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1

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