National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 14-20


Recent study indicates 40 percent of Texas children are not properly restrained

AUSTIN — As part of national Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 14-20, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that free, year-round child safety seat checks are available at the agency’s 25 statewide district offices. Available by appointment, the safety checks are conducted by certified technicians who can determine if your child is properly buckled into an age- and size-appropriate safety seat.
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“The law in Texas requires all children younger than 8-years-old, unless they are taller than 4 feet 9 inches, to be in a child safety seat whenever they ride in a passenger vehicle,” said John Barton, TxDOT deputy executive director. “If they’re not, the driver will be ticketed or fined. For the safety of your child and for your own peace of mind, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of these free safety seat checks.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates roughly 3 out of 4 child safety seats are not used correctly. Common child safety seat mistakes include installing the seat too loosely, putting the harness straps through the wrong slots, leaving harness straps too loose, positioning the chest clip incorrectly and using the wrong seat belt path.

A recently released study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute reports nearly 40 percent of children riding in Texas vehicles are either improperly buckled or not buckled at all. The study, conducted in the spring of 2014, observed more than 13,500 Texas children across 14 cities. Of the children observed, 61 percent were properly buckled into a safety seat while 25 percent were not. Another 14 percent of children in Texas vehicles were not buckled at all.

TxDOT encourages drivers to always refer to their specific child safety seat manufacturer’s manual for instructions on how to install the safety seat. Read the vehicle owner’s manual to find information on the proper placement of the safety seat and for proper use of the seat belt or LATCH system.

Drivers can find the location of the nearest TxDOT child safety seat specialist by texting the word “seat” and their ZIP code to 876526. Drivers also can visit to find out what type of safety seat their children need.
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Sports Brief w/Mark Allen

* Arkansas controlled and beat Texas Tech 49-28 in front of 60,277.
* Houston Texans beat the Oakland Raiders 30-14 yesterday.
* Dallas Cowboys routed the Tennessee Titans 26-10 yesterday.
* Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-1. Start 4 with the Indians tonight.
* Texas Rangers beat the Atlanta Braves 10-3 win yesterday. Off Tonight, begin 3 with Athletics Tues
* SCORES:  Friday Night Football: Slaton – 28 vs New Deal – 21;  Southland – 38 vs Whiteface – 25; Denver City – 38 vs Post – 11
* This Week on KSSL: Slaton hosts Olton; 7PM Coaches Corner w/ Reagan Garrison, area coaches interviews; 7:30 Kick Off with Bill & Bob on play by play; 10pm Friday Night Live with Nick Long & Mike Roden, all the scores.

(Join “Mark Allen” Meurer weekday mornings for Sports on KSSL 107.3 & 94.107 and Mobile App, Contact: Cell/Text 806.789.8456)Mark Allen Meurer KSSL

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Senior Citizens Center News, Menu & More

By Janet James

Food for Thought – Life is beautiful.

Our quilt raffle was a huge success! We received a total of $1340.07 in ticket sales and donations. Congratulations to Cindy Madgwick the winner of the quilt. A big thank you to Beverly Droemer for making and donating the quilt. Thanks to all who gave their time to sell tickets. We appreciate the support of the community – THANK YOU.

Bingo on Monday had 24 enjoying an hour of fun. The secret prize was won by Josie DeLos Santos. The blackout amount of $53.75 was won by Monica Urias. Come join us next Monday for lunch and then stay to play bingo.

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How Can God Blame Us? (Rom 9:19-29) by Curtis Baker

Curtis BakerBy: Curtis Baker

Having cleared up some things last week that might be mistaken about our understanding of Israel, both ancient and modern, we are now ready to resume Paul’s complicated argument in Romans 9-11. To review very quickly, Paul is taking up the question of whether God’s promises to the people of Israel have failed, since so many Israelites have not come into the New Covenant under the Messiah. Paul’s answer to that question is an unequivocal “no.” The failure has not been on God’s part. The failure has been among the people of Israel itself. According to Paul in 9:6-18, this should not come as a surprise. Israel’s history is a repeated story of unfaithfulness to God. Throughout the history of God’s relationship with Abraham’s descendants, Paul has made the point that God has always made choices about who would be a part of his promises and who would not. Even though many might see this as capricious and fickle on the part of God, Paul has taken pains to show that the responsibility for this does not lie with God. It lies with Israel who has been unfaithful from the beginning. Just as God used the disobedience of Pharaoh to serve his purposes, so also has God used the disobedience of Israel to serve his purposes (9:14-18).

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