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THEY’RE FILLING THE BOOT IN THE WOODLANDS!

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Firefighters are out on the streets of Houston area collecting for a good cause.

The annual fill the boot campaign was also underway in the Woodlands and people are giving.

Make sure you read the history below:

History of Fill the Boot:
IAFF and MDA: A Proud Partnership

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is the largest national sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). More than 280,000 members of the IAFF in the United States and Canada are pledged to saving lives, both as fire fighters and paramedics and as the strongest campaigners for the worldwide research efforts of MDA to eradicate 40 neuromuscular diseases. The contributions of the fire fighters also go towards MDA’s summer camps for children, professional and public health education, and other programs.

As the greatest contributor to MDA, fire fighters are everywhere in the efforts of MDA to raise money. The IAFF is the biggest sponsor of MDA’s Labor Day Telethon and it contributed a record breaking $23.5 million in year 2006 as a consequence of the overwhelming enthusiasm and contribution of tens and thousands of fire fighters and paramedics across the US and Canada. IAFF members have donated nearly $275 million to MDA since 1954.

The IAFF raised millions of dollars throughout the entire year through their passionate Fill the Boot campaigns, in which fire fighters greet motorists, shoppers and others and ask them to donate money to MDA. This year’s upcoming IAFF-MDA events are expected to raise even more to cure these crushing illnesses.

The marriage between the devotion of fire fighters with the cause of MDA has emerged as one of the strongest example of selflessness in the history of charity, and IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger is committed to elevating this tradition to even higher levels. The IAFF is designing a plan to further expand.

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WHO KILLED TARIK?

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From Sberiff: HCSO investigators are hoping the public can provide them with information about the person(s) who shot and killed a man last December in northwest Harris County.

Deputies found 40 year-old Tarik Horton lying in the 1000 block of Cypresswood Dr. around 5 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013.

He had been shot and killed.

Investigators believe Horton, also known as “Big T”, was killed between 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. that morning. He was last seen at about 1 a.m. leaving the Time Out Bar #4 located at 15135 North Freeway.

A photo of Tarik Horton is attached.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity and/or location in this case is asked to call the HCSO Homicide Unit at (713) 967-5810 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).