August Skamenca


Broadcast correspondent covering national and international issues. Based in Texas. Tweets are my own. RTs, links ≠ endorsements.

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. 's coffeehouse, one of the more interesting roll-outs . Each purchase = clean water for the developing world.

Great to see our friends from , and the . Come spin the wheel! #SXSW

NOW: Helicopters hover over a massive four-alarm fire burning at a southwest Houston motel. #hounews

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The Freedom Tower, where two days ago, workers tightened the final bolts of the spire sending the building soaring 1,776 feet over the old WTC site. #NYC

A beautiful night in New York's Times Square.

Pennsylvania Avenue is shut down to pedestrian traffic, a federal source says as a precaution during this visit by the new South Korean president.

Many have made the convention a family outing. #Houston #Texas

A table of bumper stickers at #NRA2013 in Houston.

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At Houston convention, on firearms manufacturers in states pushing new regulations: "I'm inviting them to the state of Texas."

They're putting the finishing touches on the convention which begins in Houston tomorrow. Attendance estimates: 70-93k.

Happy 80th B-day ! His #WestTX benefit is sold out, tho donations r still needed:

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Did this cartoon on the West, Texas, explosion go too far? I called one resident for reaction. No answer. He's at a funeral. #WestTX

Pres Obama: "The sky went dark, and West changed forever." #Texas

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12 flag-draped coffins; 10 those of first responders, as mourners fill this arena in Waco. #West #Texas #WestTX #explosion #fire #ems #police #fb

A federal agent joins firefighters in mourning at this afternoon's service here in Waco. #West #Texas

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Pres Obama arrives at Waco's Ferrell Center. #West #Texas

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Among an estimated 10,000 mourners, Texas watches an overhead video tribute. #West #Texas

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One of the many mourners at Waco's Ferrell Center where, right now, only sobs break the silence. #West #Texas

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12 flag-draped coffins; 10 those of first responders. #Waco #WestTX #explosion #fire #police #ems #fb

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A sea of red here in Waco to honor the fallen. #West #Texas #WestTX #firefighters explosion