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July 15, 2019
Athlete Spotlights   Meet Elena! Elena is sweet, enthusiastic, and fun to be around. She has been competing in bowling, track, and golf since she was five and her favorite part of competing is the celebration after a game- win or lose! Elena is ...

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June 24, 2019
This report highlights the impact Special Olympics Texas has had on the Greater Houston, Golden Triangle and Gulf Coast areas.

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June 19, 2019
Area 18 Softball Dates have changed.

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June 14, 2019
Bradley Gwatney was named Area 18 Permian Basin/Big Bend Program Director as of June 13, 2019.

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June 07, 2019
Today we are sharing an inspiring story on how the Unified Champion School program has transformed Creekview Elementary into a school that accepts and knows the children in the Special Education program by name. This program was given a head start ...

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May 30, 2019
Breakfast of Champions was a success! Matt Bonner, broadcast analysis for Fox Sports Southwest and former player for the San Antonio Spurs, emceed the entire breakfast, and we had the privilege to hear three of our athletes share stories on how the Special Olympics has impacted their lives in tremendous ways.

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May 16, 2019
Thank you to our volunteer photographers.

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April 17, 2019
We had some serious star power last Sunday night in Georgetown.  We must thank terrific and kind celebrities from the WWE, NFL and more who presented during our Made to Matter fundraiser this past Sunday in Georgetown, TX.  Through heartfelt ...

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March 29, 2019
A special thank you to the KVEO Local 23 News Reporter Alfredo Cuadros for the coverage of our Athletics Area Competition, taken place, earlier this spring, in Cameron County.

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March 22, 2019
The 3rd Annual Five-O 5k recap video is here. This event is co-sponsored by HPD and HPOU and benefits Special Olympics.

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March 07, 2019
Waco ISD hosted the first annual Waco ISD Unified Basketball Game on March 4th at the University High School gym.  Waco ISD has two high schools and these rivalry games are always a lot of fun.  On the University side, SOTX athletes played alongside ...

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December 05, 2018
Christi Roberts explains food allergies and the importance of understanding them.

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November 26, 2018
A Special Olympics Unified Champion School has an inclusive school climate and exudes a sense of collaboration, engagement and respect for all members of the student body and staff. See who in Texas was honored...

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July 25, 2018
It's with great sadness that we let everyone in our Special Olympics Texas family know that our great friend and longtime Law Enforcement Torch Run volunteer Brad Freis has passed away.

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July 16, 2018
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Special Olympics Texas.

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July 16, 2018
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Special Olympics Texas.

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July 16, 2018
Going “NUTS” for Special Olympics Texas, that is what the Texas Roadhouse in Abilene has done. During the month of April Texas Roadhouse of Abilene promoted our mission by showing customers how they could support us in making a monetary donation to...

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July 16, 2018
Here in Area 16 we have a recently published Author in our midst! Kylie Tyson has Published a book and it is available on Amazon.

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July 16, 2018
During the months of September and October athletes 18 and older will partner up with Midwestern State University students to form unified teams and play 5v5 soccer.

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July 16, 2018
Harlingen, Texas - 14-year-old Nathan Rios is considered an inspiration to many. Now, he is attempting a triathlon.

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July 16, 2018
When the cast of Backdoor Theatre's "œSchool of Rock" took the stage June 22, they perhaps hoped the experience would change someone's life. Little did they know, that night would change their lives.

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July 16, 2018
On May 24th at the Texas Rangers Game, LETR officers and SOTX athletes were joined by shortstop Elvis Andrus for a ceremonial Torch Run inside the stadium.

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July 16, 2018
The Players Tribune this past week to interview SOTX athlete & former global messenger, Victor Stewart, and NFL free agent & former UT running back, Jamaal Charles, about their relationship.

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July 16, 2018
Heart of Texas Area athlete Ray Bottoms is a member of the Belton Blazers and competes in several sports every year.

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July 16, 2018
We invite you to be a part of the movement. Be a part of the Celebration. Run for a Reason.

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July 16, 2018
Innovation grants are grants awarded to support projects led by young people with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) to promote inclusion in their school and community.

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July 16, 2018
Samantha Meek participated in the USA games in Seattle. She was selected to lead the Texas Delegation into opening ceremonies by carrying the Texas sign.

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July 16, 2018
Special thanks to the Knights of Columbus, Council 10939 of Blessed Sacrament Parish for providing awards presenters during our Area Spring Games in April.

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July 16, 2018
Tristen's story started on Christmas morning in 1999, where he entered the world in Seattle, WA.

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July 16, 2018
Recently, Area 16 Special Olympics was chosen to be the benefactor for the 25th annual United Supermarkets Charity Golf Classic.

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July 16, 2018
Life hasn't been easy the last 8 months for three of our athletes, Rick Sanchez, Joe Cottingham and Kirby Mangum. They were a few of the many that were affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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June 05, 2018
As WWE celebrates its partnership with the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, WWE's first Universal Champion hangs out with inspirational Special Olympians.

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May 23, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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May 23, 2018
The last informational video in a series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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May 16, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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May 09, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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May 02, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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April 25, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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April 24, 2018
We need volunteers for the state Equestrian Competition in Bryan. Can you help?

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April 24, 2018
The University of Texas has created a new post-secondary training program that includes people with intellectual disabilities. E4Texas provides a college experience at the University of Texas at Austin.

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April 18, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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April 16, 2018
Many thanks to our Event Sponsor, The El Paso Tennis and Swim Club for hosting our 3rd Annual Tennis Scramble on April 7th!

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April 11, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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April 10, 2018
Northeast Lakeview College (NLC) hosted their 2nd Annual Unified Basketball Game on March 27th, 2018. The participating athletes were members of the Northeast Lakeview College men’s basketball team that were paired with SOTX athletes from the San...

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April 09, 2018
Tim Martin starts his first day as President & CEO of Special Olympics Texas today,

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April 04, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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March 28, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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March 21, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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January 22, 2018
Know someone who'd enjoy Special Olympics Texas items? You can send them a gift certificate! http://shop.sotx.org/

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January 22, 2018
Congratulations to Alamo Heights High School and Brady High School, which have been recognized as the first Unified Champion Schools in the state of Texas! Both schools received a gym banner that denotes their honor.

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January 22, 2018
The Texas Bowling Centers Association is a big fan of Special Olympics Texas athletes. During January and February, many of their member centers will sell paper bowling pins to benefit SOTX! Be sure to thank them for their support.

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January 22, 2018
Who will bring the gold home from Austin? We can't wait to see! Almost 2,600 athletes and Unified Partners will compete in bowling, volleyball and powerlifting. Here's where to find all the info you need before you hit the road...

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December 18, 2017
Special Olympics Texas invites you to take part in the Annual Polar Plunge®! Are you brrrrrrave enough?

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December 18, 2017
An amazing light maze has taken over Globe Life Park in Arlington this holiday season. When you purchase your tickets online, use the promo code SOTX and Special Olympics Texas benefits.

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December 18, 2017
Buying new kicks to celebrate the holidays? Stop by @FinishLine for great shoes & to thank the staff for supporting Special Olympics athletes each year!

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December 18, 2017
We change lives, but we can't do that without your financial and volunteer support. Take advantage by maximizing tax benefits, consider making a gift to SOTX before year's end.

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December 18, 2017
If you happen to shop online via Amazon, don't forget to...AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SOTX.

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December 05, 2017
Polar Plunges are busting out all over. Check the schedule to see when we'll be near you. Gather your friends, grab a costume & join the frostiest fundraiser in the state.

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December 05, 2017
Chief Doug Reim of the Highland Village Police Department has been dubbed the SOTX Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for Fundraising.

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December 05, 2017
Thanks to everyone who pitched for the annual Dunkin Donuts Cops on Top fundraiser in Sept! We appreciate our friends at Dunkin.

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December 05, 2017
The 2018 USA Games will be held in Seattle in July 2018 and Texas will have a great representative to help carry our torch.

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December 05, 2017
The Texas LETR was recognized at the International Conference in Nashville with the 'Diamond Level of Excellence' after we raised $1,467,912 dollars in 2016!

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November 16, 2017
We're having a BIG party on Friday, December 8, and we hope you'll join us! It's A Very Special Celebration, and you'll have fun meeting old friends and new, while playing casino games. Get your tickets now!

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November 16, 2017
If you're in the Dallas/Fort Worth area this holiday season, you don't want to miss out on Enchant. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season.

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November 16, 2017
Want to help our athletes become #SOunstoppable? Visit your local Finish Line or donate now to the Finish Line Youth Foundation!

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November 16, 2017
Flag Football athletes from across the state will compete December 1-2 in San Antonio at the Flag Football Competition. Presenting Sponsor The Wash Tub welcomes athletes and their families to the sixth annual competition.

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November 16, 2017
A group of athletes, families and volunteers will travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of the Texas Congressional Delegation in early 2018. Want to come with? Apply to join us! Deadline is December 1.

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November 16, 2017
Did you know? Thanks to hard work by our friends at the Law Enforcement Torch Run and members of the Texas Legislature, you can donate to Special Olympics Texas when you register your car, truck, boat or motorcycle -- online, on the paper registration for

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November 16, 2017
It's the most wonderful time of the year - the SOTX Black Friday Sale! Save 20% on your entire purchase from November 22-28. You can get shirts, accessories, outerwear and pins. This is the sale of the year"”don't miss it!

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November 16, 2017
The Dunham and Miller Show on Sportsradio 1310/ 96.7 FM The Ticket has supported Special Olympics Texas for 24 years - and this year's golf tournament raised a record $38,100. THANK YOU for supporting our athletes.

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November 16, 2017
We're excited to announce the debut of the #SOTXSTRONG Challenge Coin! This special Challenge Coin commemorates the strength and bravery exhibited by all Special Olympics Texas athletes and families in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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October 11, 2017
The Grand Prairie Police Department hosted its second annual Cowboy Cops Rodeo in Fort Worth during the September 11 weekend to raise funds for Special Olympics Texas.

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October 11, 2017
SOTX staff and key volunteers have been preparing for months for Fall Classic and it's almost time! Before you leave for Bryan/College Station, check out the Fall Classic website for lots of important and helpful information.

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October 11, 2017
If you've always wanted to rappel down the side of a tall building, this is your chance: Go Over the Edge with us in Houston or Dallas and get over whatever fears you may have - and show Special Olympics Texas athletes how much you care.

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October 11, 2017
How about a fun run with the family? We've got several coming up over the next month: the Joey Cushman 5K in Arlington on October 28, the Super Hero Super Run in Waco on November 11 and the Run With The Heroes in Austin on November 19.

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October 11, 2017
Our Meet in the Middle/Project Unify program has a new name: Unified Champion Schools. More...

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October 11, 2017
Are you curious what it's like to visit members of Congress in Washington, D.C.? Want to help make a difference in the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities? Come with us to the Special Olympics Hill Day!

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October 11, 2017
Save the date: On Saturday, October 21, head over to your local Red Robin Gourmet Hamburgers and Tip a Cop! The Law Enforcement Torch Run will have officers at 14 different locations statewide. Stop by at lunch or supper, say hi to our LETR officers and h

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October 11, 2017
Did you know? We have an active Family Support Network that provides resources, opportunities and, of course, support to help you keep your athletes healthy, well-cared for and safe.

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October 11, 2017
Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coastline, and we still feel the brunt of the storm's impact. Here are some tales of bravery and grace.

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October 10, 2017
The Special Olympics Texas Board of Directors has started its search for a new President and CEO for SOTX, and will be accepting applications until November 3. If you know someone who meets the qualifications and would make a great leader for our organiza

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September 12, 2017
So much has happened since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport on August 25 that it's difficult to process everything. But out of all the loss and devastation, one thing has been clear: Our athletes, families, volunteers, coaches and law enforcem

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August 29, 2017
Many stories of bravery, hope and grace have already come out of the Coastal Bend, Houston and Golden Triangle in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and we'll doubtless hear about many more in the coming days.

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August 23, 2017
Cowboy Cops. Would you pay $10 to see that? We sure would! Here's your chance, September 9-10 in Fort Worth

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August 23, 2017
Are you a Family member of an SOTX Athlete? Would you like to get connected with other SOTX families?

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August 23, 2017
We want to expand our Healthy Athletes program to each of the areas. But we need help - we can't provide these free health screenings without qualified health professionals (licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners).

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August 23, 2017
Two statewide competitions are quickly approaching:

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August 23, 2017
Our dedicated Law Enforcement Torch Run officers and their devoted friends from 51 Texas Roadhouse locations across the state collected a whopping $181,616 to support Special Olympics Texas programs across Texas.

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July 24, 2017
On Thursday, July 27, Texas Roadhouse restaurants across the Lone Star state are participating in Tip A Cop Night, a Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising event for Special Olympics Texas.

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July 18, 2017
The Houston Dynamo and Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) are teaming up to form the Houston Dynamo Unified Team, presented by 76®. The squad will play the first half of a home-and-away series when it visits Minnesota United's Special Olympics team at TCF B

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July 17, 2017
Get ready for Tip A Cop Night at Texas Roadhouse, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day and find out all the latest information about Fall Classic.

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July 16, 2017
Heads up! This year's statewide Fall Classic will take place over two weekends this year. Find out the dates!

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July 15, 2017
Although Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day has traditionally been held in September, we will begin celebrating it on July 20 each year, to help mark the anniversary of the first-ever Special Olympics Games in 1968.

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July 14, 2017
History was made at the 2017 SOTX Summer Games, as the track and field competition included a Unified Champion Schools Quadrathlon. Six school districts from around the state brought two athletes and two Unified Partners - participants without intellect

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July 13, 2017
Congratulations to Team Texas, which crushed it at the SONA Golf Invitational in Seattle last month. The team was able to check out the course that will host the 2018 USA Games. Thanks for doing such a great job representing our state!

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July 12, 2017
Special Olympics Texas athletes Ian Rawn (Plano) and Brendan "œBeebo" West (Deer Park) have been presented with honorary ESPYS. On Wednesday night when the ESPYS air on ABC, ESPN will posthumously honor Eunice Kennedy Shriver with the Arthur Ashe Coura

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July 11, 2017
Grab your calendar and mark this one in pen. You've got plans for supper on Thursday, July 27. Meet us at Texas Roadhouse and Tip a Cop

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July 11, 2017
Get all the information you need about statewide Tip A Cop Night, Fire Truck Pulls, Cowboy Cops Rodeo and other upcoming LETR events.

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June 26, 2017
Thanks to all the participants and sponsors who made our Annual Fire Truck Pull on June 17th a success!

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