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Galveston Is the Birthplace of Juneteenth, but Fort Worth Aims to Be the Capital – Garden & Gun

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gardenandgun.com – – 2023-06-14 11:59:49

SUMMARY: The city of Fort Worth, Texas, is establishing itself as the nation's Juneteenth capital, with the forthcoming National Juneteenth Museum set to open in 2025. The 50,000-square-foot cultural center aims to preserve and educate on the history of Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The museum, bolstered by various events and initiatives, plans to feature a theater, a business incubator, a food hall, and public spaces. Its creation is credited to 96-year-old activist Opal Lee, who walked over 1,400 miles to advocate for Juneteenth as a federal holiday.

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Texas to Debut in April 2025 in Galveston, Texas

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www.fordmuscle.com – – 2024-07-12 08:49:15

SUMMARY: Mustang Week, a two-decade tradition, has been a prime gathering for Mustang enthusiasts, featuring events like car meets, racing, and shows. Starting April 24th, 2025, Mustang Week expands to , Texas, offering similar activities. Attendees can enjoy road racing and karting at MSR Houston, drag racing at Houston Motorsports Park, and a grand Mustang car show at Moody Gardens. The Texas edition concludes with an all-Ford and Mustang cruise-in on April 27th. The Myrtle Beach event will also continue in 2025, with organizers committed to delivering an enhanced experience in both locations.

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All beach access points west of the Galveston seawall closed until further notice

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www.click2houston.com – – 2024-07-10 18:36:21

SUMMARY: The , Texas, has closed all beach access points west of the seawall until further notice due to hazardous debris and damaged dunes caused by Tropical Storm Alberto and Hurricane Beryl. The city explained that downed power lines and shifted public dune walkovers necessitated the closures for safety and power restoration efforts. Authorization from the Texas General Land Office has been granted for these closures, which will last until the access points are deemed safe. Barricades will be placed to prevent entry, and the public is urged to avoid these areas during this period.

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Galveston County battles brutal heatwave in wake of Hurricane Beryl power outages

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www.fox26houston.com – – 2024-07-10 16:56:31

SUMMARY: Residents in County, Texas are enduring intense heat without power for three days following Hurricane Beryl's landfall. Many have gathered on the east end of Galveston Island for cell phone reception. Individuals like Andrew Williams rely on generators to power essentials. Tourists face food and heat challenges, with cooling centers offering relief. Judge Mark Henry aims for full power restoration by the weekend. Cooling stations are open, including McGuire Dent Recreation Center and facilities across different towns. The community's resilience showcases efforts to manage the ongoing crisis, utilizing centers for cooling and charging stations.

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