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Abbott, local agencies express sympathies on deadly school bus crash

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-03-22 20:07:38

SUMMARY: A deadly school bus crash near Mustang Ridge left two dead, including a child on the bus and a man in a vehicle behind. State leaders including Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. Ted Cruz expressed sympathy and offered prayers for the victims and their families. Local agencies, including the Buda Police Department, Bastrop Independent School District, Round Rock Independent School District, and Austin ISD, also offered condolences and support. The community is coming together to help those affected by the tragedy, with everyone standing in solidarity with the Hays CISD community during this difficult time.

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Texas Longhorns notch 2nd consecutive Big 12 sweep, top Kansas Jayhawks 7-0

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www.kxan.com – Billy Gates – 2024-04-21 16:08:16

SUMMARY: Texas pitcher Citlaly Gutierrez threw a shutout to lead the Longhorns to a 7-0 victory and series sweep of Kansas. Gutierrez earned her eighth win of the season with four hits, four strikeouts, and a walk in 95 pitches. Reese Atwood tied the Texas record for RBIs in a single season with 66. Katie Cimusz hit a 3-run homer while Viviana Martinez drove in two with a double. Texas won their ninth consecutive game with help from multiple players having two hits. The Longhorns will play a nonconference game before heading back into Big 12 play for their final home series of the regular season.

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Kevin Bacon returns to Payson High School where ‘Footloose’ was filmed for prom night

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abc13.com – CNNWire – 2024-04-21 14:21:12

SUMMARY: Kevin Bacon kept his promise and returned to Payson High School in Utah, where “Footloose” was filmed in 1984, after students launched a social media campaign. The school is set to relocate at the end of the year. Bacon thanked the students for their efforts and was awarded an honorary diploma. As part of the campaign, students pledged to create resource kits for his charity foundation, Sixdegrees.org. Bacon praised the students for turning his visit into a positive initiative. The iconic film about a town that bans dancing still resonates 40 years later, culminating in a memorable prom scene.

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Organization requests reduction in outdoor lighting during spring peak bird migration

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www.kxan.com – Julianna Russ – 2024-04-21 13:50:08

SUMMARY: Audubon Texas is urging the State Preservation Board to reduce unnecessary outdoor lighting at the Texas State Capitol during peak bird migration from March to June. Millions of birds migrate through Texas, facing threats from light pollution and building collisions, with dozens of birds being killed or injured in 2023 due to building strikes in Austin. Texas is among the top deadliest cities for birds in the US. Audubon Texas is also running the Lights Out, Texas! campaign, asking residents to turn off excess outdoor lighting during spring and fall migration periods to protect birds.

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