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COVID-19 couldn’t stop Texas Women’s Foundation from raising close to $1M at 35th annual luncheon

More than 2,000 guests attended Texas Women’s Foundation’s 35th annual luncheon, which was a virtual event due to COVID-19. In the 24 hours that followed the luncheon, another 11,000 watched a recording of the event, which brought together influential business and philanthropic leaders for a conversation with award-winning actress and bestselling author America Ferrera and Laysha Ward, executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for retail giant Target.

Toyota and the Dallas Mavericks sponsored the organization’s principal fundraiser. Toyota VP Bonnie Clinton and Mavs CEO Cynt Marshall co-chaired the event, which raised more than $926,000.

At Texas Women's Foundation's virtual fundraiser in late September, award-winning actress and bestselling author America Ferrera and Laysha Ward, executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for retail giant Target, talked about sisterhood and superpowers.
At Texas Women’s Foundation’s virtual fundraiser in late September, award-winning actress and bestselling author America Ferrera and Laysha Ward, executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for retail giant Target, talked about sisterhood and superpowers.(Texas Women’s Foundation)

The Texas Women’s Foundation mission is to advance the lives of women, girls and their

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Texas Teen Breaks 2 World Records with Her More Than 4-Foot-Long Legs: ‘Height Is a Gift’

A Texas teenager has been crowned a Guinness World Records holder — twice over — thanks to her long legs.

Maci Currin recently set two records as both the woman and the teenager with the longest legs in the world, according to a video posted on Tuesday by Guinness World Records.

Maci, 17, currently stands at 6 feet 10 inches tall, and has a left leg that measures in at 53.255 inches long, while her right leg is just a bit shorter at 52.874 inches long, Guinness reported.

“You don’t really fit into the category of ‘normal,'” Maci told Guinness of the benefits to having long legs. “You’re unique, you have something different, and people are drawn to it.”

The Cedar Park teen — who has a father that stands 6 foot 5 inches, a brother who is 6 foot 4 inches and a mother who is 5 foot 7

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Troy vs. Texas State odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 6 predictions from proven computer model

The Texas State Bobcats and the Troy Trojans are set to square off in a Sun Belt matchup at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Troy is 1-1 on the season, while the Bobcats are 1-3. The Trojans have won eight games in a row in the series and they’ve won the last four games as conference rivals by a combined by 127 points.

However, the Bobcats has been extremely competitive this season under Jake Spavital, with their three losses coming by a combined 16 points. The Trojans are favored by 7-points in the latest Troy vs. Texas State odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 59.5. Before entering any Texas State vs. Troy picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times.

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North Texas vs. Charlotte odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 6 predictions from proven model

Get ready for a Conference USA battle as the North Texas Mean Green and the Charlotte 49ers will face off at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday at Apogee Stadium. North Texas is 1-2 overall and 1-2 at home, while Charlotte is 0-2 overall and 0-2 on the road. But the 49ers have been much better against the spread, covering in both games. North Texas is 0-2 against the spread in its FBS matchups. 

The 49ers are favored by three points in the latest North Texas vs. Charlotte odds from William Hill. The over-under for total points is set at 67.5. Before entering any Charlotte vs. North Texas picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,200

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Florida vs. Texas A&M odds, line: 2020 college football picks, predictions from model on 20-3 run

The Florida Gators take on the Texas A&M Aggies in a cross-division SEC battle on Saturday afternoon. Florida enters the matchup with a 2-0 record after wins over Ole Miss and South Carolina to open the 2020 campaign. Texas A&M will look to improve on a 1-1 start, including a lopsided defeat at the hands of Alabama last week. 

Kickoff is at noon ET on Saturday. William Hill lists the Gators as 6.5-point road favorites, while the over-under, or total number of points expected, is 58 in the latest Florida vs. Texas A&M odds. Before making any Texas A&M vs. Florida picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college football

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We women of the Texas House want a fair shot at leadership positions in the next Legislature

This election cycle more women are running for the Texas House than ever before and if, as predicted, many of them win, there will be more women holding office in the Texas House than at any time in history. The majority of those women will be Democrats.

The Texas Legislature has never been a model of gender inclusion. There have only, ever, been 172 women elected to the Texas Legislature in history compared to more than 5,435 men. There has never been a woman speaker of the house.

No matter who becomes the next speaker, regardless of gender or party, it is long past time that women legislators fully partake in the power of that office by receiving a proportional number of leadership positions, chairs of committees and key committee appointments. With very few exceptions, leadership positions in the Texas House are not reflective of the makeup of women in

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Southern Miss vs. North Texas odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 5 predictions from proven model

The North Texas Mean Green and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are set to square off in a Conference USA matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Apogee Stadium. The Mean Green are 1-1, while Southern Miss is 0-3. Neither team has covered the spread in any game this year. 

The Mean Green are favored by 1.5-points in the latest North Texas vs. Southern Miss odds from William Hill. The over-under for total points is set at 72. Before entering any Southern Miss vs. North Texas picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It’s a sizzling 16-2 on top-rated picks through

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Texas Tech vs. Kansas State odds: 2020 college football picks, Week 5 predictions from proven model

A Big 12 battle is on tap Saturday between the Kansas State Wildcats and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at 3:30 p.m. ET at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Kansas State is 1-1 overall and 0-1 at home, while Texas Tech is 1-1 and on the road for the first time. The Red Raiders are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games as an underdog, while the Wildcats are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight conference games.

The over is 4-0 in Texas Tech’s last four games as a road underdog, while the under is 4-1-1 in Kansas State’s last six conference games. The Wildcats are favored by 2.5-points in the latest Kansas State vs. Texas Tech odds from William Hill, while the over-under is set at 64. Before you make any Texas Tech vs. Kansas State picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine

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College football odds, picks, predictions for Week 5, 2020: Proven model backing Texas, Baylor

The SEC takes the spotlight again on Saturday, with two games featuring Top 25 teams squaring off as part of the Week 5 college football schedule. No. 2 Alabama faces a much sterner test than it got from Missouri in Week 5, as No. 13 Texas A&M visits Tuscaloosa at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS. But the SEC’s marquee matchup pits No. 7 Auburn heading between the hedges to take on No. 4 Georgia at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Alabama is a 16.5-point favorite in the Week 5 college football odds from William Hill. Meanwhile, Georgia is giving Auburn 6.5-points as part of the Week 5 college football lines. With 13 other games involving ranked teams on tap for Saturday, making your Week 5 college football selections will be a serious challenge. Before making any Week 5 college football picks, be sure to see the latest college football predictions from SportsLine’s

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College football odds, picks, predictions for Week 5, 2020: Proven model backing Texas, Virginia Tech

Teams looking to bounce back from Week 4 upsets are again listed as favorites in the Week 5 college football odds from William Hill. After falling to Mississippi State in its opener, defending champion LSU is a 20-point road favorite against Vanderbilt in Week 5. And after being stunned by Kansas State last week, Oklahoma is a 7-point favorite at Iowa State.

Where is the value on those Week 5 college football lines as those powerhouse programs look to rebound? And which other teams should you be all over in your Week 5 college football bets? Before making any Week 5 college football picks, be sure to see the latest college football predictions from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,000 for $100 players on

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