Kathy Hawkins of Diana, Texas, left, and Brenda Jones of Maydelle, Texas, right, race their horses toward a large rubber soccer ball as they host a mounted soccer clinic Tuesday April 19, 2016 during the 1836 Chuckwagon Race at Diamond B Ranch in Neches, Texas. The western culture event continues through Sunday.

Flint, Michigan residents Halie Dustin, 9, in red, John Hoffman, Collin Hoffman, 6, and Kimberly Dustin look back as a home on the corner Hamilton Ave. and Iowa St. in Flint burns to the ground early Thursday evening. Vacant house fires have been plaguing the east side of the city since 23 firefighters and 23 police officers were laid off on March 25, 2010 in an effort to save the city money.

Tyler Day Nursery teacher Jacqueline Dade-Mack holds her son, preschooler Antonio Mack, 3, as he gets a flu vaccination shot Friday Oct. 3, 2014 at the nursery in Tyler, Texas. The Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise-Immunize Clinic was provided by the Smith County Medical Society Alliance with funding support from the Texas Medical Association Foundation. In addition to the free vaccines, Dr. Paul Pitts sponsored a free bicycle helmet giveaway.

A Texas state flag flies over Richard and Debbie Shurgot’s home on N. Bois d’Arc Street in Van, Texas as their son Bryan Shurgot removes items from the destroyed home with help from Tyler Area Gays volunteers and Ft. Hood Army staff sergeant Lorenzo Luna. Volunteers from as close as Van and as far as California continued to help organize and remove debris Sunday May 17, 2015 from the tornado that hit Van, Texas last Sunday night. Two people were killed, dozens were injured and over 500 homes were damaged with about 90 being completely destroyed from the EF-3 tornado.

Diane Dearden, 47, right, sits with Hugh Dearden, 48, while his son Jerry, 18, and the seniors on the Brighton High School boys soccer team visit him at his house in Cottonwood Heights, Utah March 31, 2011. The team gave Hugh a signed soccer ball and asked his permission to dedicate their next game to him. Hugh was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 45. That game ended up being the last game her ever saw.

Kinsey Davis, 3, of Tyler, watches an otter chase a fish to eat at Caldwell Zoo in Tyler Saturday April 23, 2016. The zoo held special activities Saturday to celebrate Earth Day.

Jessica Ogden watches as two dental hygienists clean her daughter’s teeth April 12, 2016. Ogden adopted Belinda “Lulu” Postelle, 27, a special needs adult, after caring for her in a special needs public school.

Ben Gerlach of Syracuse, Utah heads home from work at Temple Square during a rain-turned snowstorm late Monday afternoon in Salt Lake City March 7, 2011. "It's a little late in the year for this," he said.

This winter evening gown makes a bold statement with its drapery-like design and glittering gold detail.

Angela Reed, left, is hugged by her father-in-law Robert White while Laura White consoles Reed’s daughter Mariah Mendoza, 7, on the front steps of Angela Reed’s destroyed home in Van Thursday May 15, 2015. The Van tornado destroyed both family homes which were both located on Bois d' Arc Street in Van. All that remains of Angela Reed and her husband Chase Scruggs' home is the front steps. "We’re never going to leave Van," Robert White said.

Smith County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Corey Cameron is comforted by fellow officers after reading a poem about K-9 officers during the memorial service for Smith County Precinct 5 K-9 officer Ogar Saturday Jan. 23, 2016 held at First Baptist Church in Lindale, Texas. K-9 officer Ogar was slain while chasing a suspect after a traffic stop Tuesday Jan. 19. Ogar had been with Constable Kevin Petty for a little more than a year.

Tony Sanchez, left, edges out Canton High School sophomore Jacob Vogt, right, for first place. Sanchez finished the race in 50 seconds even.

Winona High School’s Dee Wheeler

Latonya Carter lifts a large jug of clean water so her sons Michael Lamb, 10, left, and Lamarcus Lamb, 9, center, can wash their hands with a bar of soap before dinner Thursday Oct. 2, 2014 at their home that does not have running water in Rusk County’s Fairview community. Carter and her sons wait until after dark each night to fill up water jugs from a spigot on the side of the local community center. Carter waits until dark because she’s embarrassed of her family’s situation. Several families on her street have lived their whole lives without running water; many are families who were given land during sharecropping after the Civil War.

Tyler Junior College baseball players Hunter Rekieta, left, and Jeremy Christian, right, entertain their teammates by singing and using their baseball bats as pretend instruments. The players were waiting to have their photos taken by various photographers during their media day Monday at Mike Carter Field in Tyler, Texas.

Mary Johnston of Tyler watches models take the runway showcasing clothes from Mary V’s by Shelby during the Women’s Symphony League style show Thursday at Villa di Felicita in Tyler. The show and luncheon featured the latest in fall fashion by two Tyler local businesses, Mary V’s by Shelby and fine jewelry by Ramsey Fritz Jewels. The event was a fundraiser for the Women’s Symphony League.


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