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Greece’s banks were closed since June 29 after the country flirted with bankruptcy, defaulting on debts to the International Monetary Fund as its second bailout deal expired. The banks reopen today but still have a daily cash withdrawal limit of 60 euros ($65) and a weekly cash limit of 420 euros ($455). No one knows when those restrictions on cash withdrawals will be lifted.
Pro surfer escapes shark attack during competition–A surfing competition in South Africa was cancelled Sunday after Australian professional surfer Mick Fanning escaped a shark attack on live TV.
Jordan Spieth could make history at the British Open— the reigning Masters and U.S. Open champion shot 6-under-par 66 on Sunday and is in serious contention to win and continue his chase toward history. With victory on today, the 21-year-old Spieth would join fellow Texan Ben Hogan as the only players to win the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open in the same year.
Long term projections indicate that El Nino could not only last through next Spring, but could be the strongest in 50 years. Central Texas is right in the middle of ‘Flash Flood Alley.’ Unfortunately, we see it all the time, water rescues amidst rushing water. And the Memorial Day floods could be a sign of what is to come. Right now, El Nino is brewing in the eastern Pacific Ocean and it’s only getting stronger. El Nino is the warming of the waters around the equator. In turn, this sets up a storm path right over Texas. So in the Winter and Fall, Texans will see a series of storms. That means more rain and flash flooding could be likely as well.
Texans observe Ice Cream Day without Blue Bell–With temperatures soaring to nearly 100 degrees on yesterday.