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FOX34 Football Friday
Each week we're at a different high school preparing for the week's football game. This morning we're at Slaton High School. The Tigers, led by Coach Jeff Caffey are 4-4 going into the game tonight against Muleshoe at 7:00 p.m. Meredith Aldis will have updates through the morning with the Tigers.
Sunny and warmer late this weekend
Meteorologist Bobby Johnston said the high is near 63 today and it will be sunny. There is a cold front moving across the Panhandle into the area by the afternoon. For the First Friday Art Trail and the football games, it'll be chilly, with a gusty north wind early. The temperature at 6:00 p.m. will be near 54, dropping to the upper 30's by 10 p.m.
Dems pass impeachment rules
The impeachment inquiry into President Trump is moving forward. For the first time in the Trump Presidency, representatives voted on the record and set rules to make the impeachment process more public. The issue, a whistle blower complaint alleging the President pressured Ukraine to investigate a democratic rival. Republicans sticking with Trump in blasting the process as unfair, but democrats are pushing back.
Fighting Allergy Season
Covenant allergen specialist Goutam Shome said a big reason why West Texas is no stranger to this: Cotton ginning season. Shome said take your allergy medication regularly, and depending on your symptoms, a solution outside of traditional medicine could be allergen or steroid shots provided by your physician. For the full story: click here.
U.S. vaping illnesses rise
The number of U.S. vaping illnesses has jumped again, reaching more than 1,800 cases. That includes 37 deaths in 24 states. The outbreak appears to have started in March. For the full story: click here.
President moves residency from NY to FL
President Trump changed his permanent resident to his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach in late September and First Lady Melania Trump followed suit in October. A person close to the President told the New York Times the change was primarily for tax purposes. Florida does not collect income tax.
Senate divided on government funding
The senate advanced some government funding, passing a bipartisan package of bills that would pay for the operations of major agencies such as agriculture, transportation and interior, but the chamber failed to move ahead on a funding measure over President Trump's border wall as well as a package to fund the pentagon and the departments of education, health and human services, state, energy and labor. Current government funding lasts through the end of November.
Fire crews battle new blaze in Santa Paula
The Maria fire erupted early yesterday evening south of Santa Paula and has already forced some precautionary evacuations. It has now burned around 4,000 ares and officials say it is expanding rapidly.
Early voting ends today
Today's the last day for early voting in this year's election. There are ten proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., you can cast a ballot at any United Store or at the Lubbock Elections Office. On the ballot: banning a state income tax, property tax relief for areas hit by natural disasters, and funding for managing state parks and historical areas. Slaton is also voting on a new mayor and a council member.
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