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  • Celebrity social media scams leaving some empty-handed

    Celebrity social media scams leaving some empty-handed

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:28:27 GMT

    Have Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey really been giving stuff away on Facebook?  Many people think so, and some have ended up worse off because of it.  In reality, scammers are likely behind the social media posts purporting to be from celebrities with a deal "too good to be true." And according to the Better Business Bureau, the offers are often so alluring that it is hard not to bite.  In one incident, the BBB says police report that a woman lost $20,000 in...

    Have Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey really been giving stuff away on Facebook?  Many people think so, and some have ended up worse off because of it.  In reality, scammers are likely behind the social media posts purporting to be from celebrities with a deal "too good to be true." And according to the Better Business Bureau, the offers are often so alluring that it is hard not to bite.  In one incident, the BBB says police report that a woman lost $20,000 in...

  • Driscoll Children's Hospital to hold Cystic Fibrosis Family Day

    Driscoll Children's Hospital to hold Cystic Fibrosis Family Day

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 10:50 AM EDT2018-07-17 14:50:50 GMT
    Those who live with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) can tell you how important the support of friends and family can be in dealing with the disease.  CF affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).   A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that not only clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections, but also obstructs the pancreas and stops n...
    Those who live with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) can tell you how important the support of friends and family can be in dealing with the disease.  CF affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).   A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that not only clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections, but also obstructs the pancreas and stops n...
  • Harte Research Institute to host Shark Week Live screening

    Harte Research Institute to host Shark Week Live screening

    Friday, July 13 2018 2:02 PM EDT2018-07-13 18:02:44 GMT

    Television's longest-running must-see summer event is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the Island University is once again getting in on all of the excitement! The Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies is inviting the community to be a part of Discovery Channel’s 2018 Shark Week by attending a gathering on Tuesday, July 24th at Brewster Street Ice House (1724 N. TancahuaSt.). During the evening, those who show up will learn how to identify different s...

    Television's longest-running must-see summer event is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the Island University is once again getting in on all of the excitement! The Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies is inviting the community to be a part of Discovery Channel’s 2018 Shark Week by attending a gathering on Tuesday, July 24th at Brewster Street Ice House (1724 N. TancahuaSt.). During the evening, those who show up will learn how to identify different s...

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