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Thousands celebrate Black heritage, culture at Long Beach Juneteenth event – Press Telegram

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www.presstelegram.com – – 2023-06-17 17:51:27

SUMMARY: The third annual Juneteenth celebration in Long Beach took place on June 17, 2023, at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Thousands gathered to honor African American heritage and commemorate the end of slavery after the Civil War. The event has grown significantly since 2021, with an estimated 10,000 attendees this year enjoying performances, food from Black-owned restaurants, and creations from local artists. Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021, marking the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865.

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Pedestrian dies in crash involving off-duty officer

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www.fox26houston.com – – 2024-05-17 13:55:49

SUMMARY: A 63-year-old man was killed in a crash involving a police officer driving to work in his personal vehicle. The officer reported the accident on the police channel and CPR was performed before the man was pronounced dead at the hospital. The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash due to the involvement of the officer. The Galveston PD Chief expressed condolences to the man's family, calling it a tragic accident. The incident occurred near Broadway and 58th in Galveston, Texas. FOX 26 Houston covered the story and is available on the FOX LOCAL app for various streaming platforms.

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Pelican Island residents evacuate after barge strikes Galveston bridge (Video)

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www.socialnews.xyz – – 2024-05-16 15:11:22

SUMMARY: Residents of Pelican Island, including Texas A&M students, evacuated after a barge struck the Galveston bridge, causing it to partially collapse. The only bridge to the island remained closed on Thursday. The incident led to a mass evacuation. The barge collided with a pillar supporting the span, leading to its collapse. The of the incident is available for archive licensing. Social News XYZ, an Indo-American news website established in 2015, covers gossip, politics, movies, technology, and sports news, as well as live event coverage via YouTube. #galveston #texas #galvestontexas #galvestontx

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Source of oil leak into Galveston Bay following barge collision has been contained, say officials

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abcnews.go.com – – 2024-05-16 14:56:24

SUMMARY: Officials are monitoring an oil spill in Texas after a barge crashed into a bridge, leaking oil into Bay. The source of the spill has been contained, but engineers are inspecting the bridge for damage. The U.S. Coast Guard is leading the response to assess and clean up the spill. The spill is not expected to have long-term consequences due to the volume of oil involved. Evacuations were conducted on Pelican Island, where the bridge connects to, and the bridge has reopened for outbound traffic. The incident is reminiscent of a previous bridge collapse in Baltimore.

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