Texas Daybook

Assignment Desks, Editors: The following events are for planning purposes. Listing does not indicate AP coverage. Scheduled events are subject to change. All times are Central. Contact numbers are not for publication.

Wednesday, July 15:

HOUSTON — Houston Fire Department demonstrates the use of new tools purchases with $50,000 in corporate donations. 10:30 a.m. Fire Station 8, 1919 Louisiana St. (Parking lot entrance on Milam.) Contact: 832-394-6630.

AUSTIN — Travis County Sheriff's Office holds news conference to showcase its new aquaponics garden, which supplements the county jail complex's main garden for providing fresh food to inmates. 1:30 p.m. Travis County Correctional Complex, 3614 Bill Price Road. Contact: Roger Wade, 512-854-4986 office, 512-935-1162 pager, roger.wade@traviscountytx.gov.

HOUSTON — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul featured at a campaign rally. 2:45 p.m. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Regency Junior Ballroom-2nd floor, 1200 Louisiana St. RSVP sergio@randpaul2016.com.

Thursday, July 16:

LUBBOCK — About 30 Brazilian high school students visit Texas Tech University to participate in an International Academic Summer Camp the university uses to recruit international students. 9 a.m. Texas Tech University, College of Media & Communication, Room 82, 15th Street and Flint Avenue. Contact: K'Leigh Sims, 806-742-2136, kleigh.sims@ttu.edu.

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission holds a special meeting to the evolving Chronic Wasting Disease situation affecting white-tail deer in Texas. 9 a.m. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road. Contact: Steve Lightfoot, 512-389-4701, steve.lightfoot@tpwd.texas.gov. Live streaming audio of the meeting will be available online at www.tpwd.texas.gov.

Tuesday, July 21:

FRISCO — Frisco Police Department holds media roundtable. 8:30 a.m. FPD headquarters, 7200 Stonebrook Parkway. RSVP 972-292-6133, fpdpio@friscotexas.gov.

Saturday, Aug. 1:

WHITE SETTLEMENT — Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base and the city of White Settlement co-host a "welcome home" commemoration for Vietnam War veterans and their loved ones. 9 a.m. Veterans Park, 8901 Clifford St. Contact: Rusty Baker, 817-782-7815 office, 817-825-6403 cell, rusty.baker@navy.mil.

Tuesday, Aug. 4:

DALLAS — Dallas Police Department hosts forum for young people ages 10-15 to encourage communication between them and police. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St. Contact: 214-671-4045.

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