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Discover Ancient Wonders at the Whiteside Museum of Natural History!

Discover Ancient Wonders at the Whiteside Museum of Natural History! Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of ancient life that once inhabited North Texas as you wander through the museum’s interactive exhibits. Be captivated by the stories of creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago, brought to life by intricate displays and engaging narratives.

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Step into a world frozen in time at the Whiteside Museum of Natural History (WMNH), a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Seymour, Texas. Established in 2013 through the unwavering dedication of Judge Clyde E. Whiteside, this 501(c)3 non-profit corporation stands as a testament to his philanthropic vision and commitment to preserving the paleontological treasures of Seymour and Baylor County.

Judge Whiteside’s lifelong dream of creating a natural history museum has resulted in a haven for both curious minds and avid explorers. With a remarkable tally of around 44,000 visitors to date, including an astounding 11,000 school children on free educational trips, WMNH has undoubtedly become a beacon of knowledge for the community and beyond.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of ancient life that once inhabited North Texas as you wander through the museum’s interactive exhibits. Be captivated by the stories of creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago, brought to life by intricate displays and engaging narratives. A highlight among the museum’s treasures is Bonnie, the awe-inspiring complete skeleton of the legendary finback reptile, Dimetrodon. Discovered by the WMNH Paleontology team in 2017, this 287 million-year-old fossil stands as a testament to the area’s rich paleontological heritage and now enchants all visitors.

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And that’s not all – step outside and be greeted by a colossal 15-foot-long metal sculpture of a Dimetrodon, an iconic symbol of Seymour’s natural history. This outdoor exhibit, unveiled in 2018, serves as a reminder of the profound connection between the town and its prehistoric past.

WMNH isn’t just a museum; it’s a thriving community of volunteers who are just as passionate about preserving history as Judge Whiteside was. With around 30 active members, the volunteer program is a testament to the museum’s commitment to community involvement. What’s more, this program provides valuable opportunities for senior citizens to engage in healthy and active community service, transforming them into expert tour guides and proficient paleontology preparation technicians.

So, whether you’re an aspiring paleontologist, a history buff, or a curious soul seeking knowledge, the Whiteside Museum of Natural History invites you to embark on a journey through time. Join us in celebrating the legacy of Judge Clyde E. Whiteside and explore the wonders that Seymour’s ancient past holds.

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Italian diver Enzo Maiorca saves pregnant Dolphin after the (soon to be father) Dolphin alerted Enzo that his female partner was stuck in a net.

Italian diver Enzo Maiorca saves pregnant Dolphin after the (soon to be father) Dolphin alerted Enzo that his female partner was stuck in a net.

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Italian diver Enzo Maiorca while diving into Siracusa sea felt something patting him on the back. He turned around and saw a dolphin, which he understood did not want to play but express something. The dolphin dived and Enzo followed. At a depth of twelve metres trapped in a net there was another dolphin. After managing with his wife to release it, as the two dolphins emerged they emitted an almost human cry (this is how Maiorca described it). Dolphins can be held under water for up to ten minutes then drown. The trapped dolphin was a female who soon gave birth. The male circled them and, standing in front of Enzo, touched his cheek (like a kiss), a gesture of gratitude. Enzo finished his speech by saying: “Until man learns to respect and communicate with the animal world, he will never be able to know his true role on this Earth.”

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Lunchables contain toxic lead and sodium levels

Lunchables contain toxic lead and sodium levels

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Consumer Reports says urgent USDA action is needed as tests reveal Lunchables’ toxic lead and sodium levels threaten the health of 30 million students in the National School Lunch Program.

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Controversy Surrounds Morgan County Judge’s Order to Euthanize Non-Violent Dog

Controversy Surrounds Morgan County Judge’s Order to Euthanize Non-Violent Dog

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In a decision that has sparked outrage and debate within the community, Morgan County Judge Stephen Grantham has ordered the euthanization of a non-violent dog, identified in case number 24MG-00024. This ruling has prompted a wave of criticism and concern from local residents and animal rights advocates.

The incident in question occurred when the dog, while sleeping on a couch, was approached by a child who laid on top of the animal. The dog, startled, rolled over and scratched the child with his back paw. Despite the fact that there was no evidence of a bite and witnesses testified that the dog was not aggressive, Judge Grantham decided to order the dog’s euthanization.

Residents of Morgan County have expressed their dismay and frustration over the judge’s decision, citing the lack of evidence of any malicious intent or aggression on the part of the dog. Many have taken to social media to voice their concerns, with some calling for a review of the case and others urging the community to rally in defense of the dog.

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Animal rights advocates argue that the judge’s decision is a harsh and unnecessary punishment for a non-violent incident, especially considering the circumstances of the case. They have pointed out that the dog’s reaction was a natural response to being startled and that there was no evidence of any previous aggressive behavior.

In response to the controversy, residents are encouraged to contact the Morgan County Courthouse to voice their concerns and support for the dog. The case has garnered widespread attention on social media, with many sharing the dog’s story and urging others to join the effort to save its life.

As the controversy continues to unfold, the fate of the dog remains uncertain. However, the outpouring of support from the community and the broader public highlights the strong feelings surrounding the case and the importance of animal welfare in society.

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Since the publication of this story, new information has surfaced on Casenet, revealing court documents that suggest the dog bite the suspect involved. However, this contradicts the evidence gathered during our interview.

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