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2024 Houston’s New Faces of Pride: Revelers stream into downtown to welcome city’s new LGBTQ+ celebration

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-06-22 21:29:17

SUMMARY: Houston’s New Faces of Pride has launched its LGBTQ+ Pride celebration in downtown Houston. The event focuses on unity, inclusivity, and empowerment of the LGBTQ+ community, and features performances by openly gay country artists Chris Housman and Billy Gilman. ABC13 is livestreaming the parade at 7:30 p.m. CDT. Five grand marshals were announced for the 2024 parade, themed “Rainbow Revolution.” The parade starts at Smith St. and disbands at Milam St. and Jefferson St. The group also supports homeless LGBTQ+ youth and highlights inclusive nonprofits. The “Planet Pink” afterparty follows the parade. ABC13 is the official media partner.

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard speaks out in 1st TV interview since announcing pregnancy

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abc13.com – GMA – 2024-07-12 08:47:45

SUMMARY: Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who spent over eight years in prison for her role in her mother's murder, recently announced her unexpected pregnancy despite previous warnings about fertility issues. In her first TV interview since revealing the , Blanchard, now 32, expressed excitement about this new chapter of her life. Since her release in December 2023, she has undergone cosmetic surgeries, divorced Ryan Anderson, and rekindled a relationship with her former fiancé Ken Urker, who is the father of her baby. Blanchard is focusing on her pregnancy and vows to protect her child from media exposure, aiming to give them the loving upbringing she lacked.

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Nonprofit status gives Austin School of Furniture Foundation new legs for charitable efforts

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www.kxan.com – Mercedez Hernandez – 2024-07-12 08:36:56

SUMMARY: The Austin School of Furniture Foundation (ASFF), driven by creativity and passion, has achieved nonprofit status, enabling it to expand its woodworking programs. ASFF Managing Director Austin Waldo shared that the school, established in 2018, offers classes from beginner woodworking to fine furniture making. Before the nonprofit designation, community classes were offered on a pay-what-you-can basis. The new status allows ASFF to grow its programs, including scholarships and tool stipends, and receive tax-exempt donations. Student Adam Baumeister appreciates the variety of tools used in classes, enhancing his learning experience.

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Eastex Freeway closed: IH-69 northbound mainlanes at Kingwood Drive shut down after deadly, wrong-way crash

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-07-12 07:35:53

SUMMARY: A fatal crash involving a wrong-way driver has caused the shutdown of all northbound lanes of IH-69 Eastex Freeway at Kingwood Drive in Houston, Texas. The incident, which occurred shortly before 2 a.m., resulted in the death of the wrong-way driver and left the other vehicle’s driver in critical condition. Authorities are awaiting toxicology reports to determine if the wrong-way driver was intoxicated. Houston police are directing traffic off the freeway, suggesting Loop 494 as an alternate route. For real-time traffic updates, sign up for notifications via the ABC13 app.

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