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AISD artificial turf fields delayed

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www.kxan.com – Nabil Remadna – 2024-05-17 17:39:13

SUMMARY: Austin voters approved a $2.4 billion AISD bond package in 2022 for school modernization, safety improvements, technology, and athletic facilities. While some projects are in progress, parents are wondering why turf fields are not yet installed, citing safety issues and a competitive disadvantage. AISD did not set a deadline for turf field installation, with setbacks including complex permitting processes and environmental considerations. Despite delays, AISD is prioritizing safety and HVAC system upgrades, aiming to complete projects in 5-6 years. Concerns about project delays impacting the district's appeal to parents and fueling charter school interest are raised. Work on 9 larger projects is set to begin soon.

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Friar Point fatal fire: 7-year-old boy dead, grandmother hospitalized after fatal house fire in Houston, fire crews say

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abc13.com – Luke Jones – 2024-06-15 19:03:39

SUMMARY: A 7-year-old boy has died and his grandmother is hospitalized following a house fire on Houston’s south side. Firefighters arrived on the 3000 block of Friar Point at 3:30 p.m. Saturday to find the house engulfed in flames. Six people were inside: a mother, grandmother, and four children aged 4 to 9. The boy succumbed to the fire while the grandmother suffered second-degree burns but is expected to recover. The rest of the family was uninjured but traumatised. Firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire and the boy’s death. One firefighter partially fell through the roof but is unharmed.

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Princess Kate greets public for first time since cancer reveal

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www.kxan.com – Steff Danielle Thomas – 2024-06-15 16:46:31

SUMMARY: Kate, the Princess of Wales, attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Saturday in honor of King Charles III's 75th birthday, marking her first public appearance since revealing her cancer diagnosis. Both Kate and the King are undergoing cancer treatments. In a recent update, Kate mentioned she is improving but still has challenging days due to chemotherapy. She expressed gratitude for the support she has received. Kate's diagnosis was publicly disclosed in March after suspicions arose due to her public absence and a digitally altered family photo. She participated in the ceremony, traveling in a horse-drawn carriage and watching a military fly-by from Buckingham Palace.

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New Mavs Owners With Casino Ties Preach Patience on Gambling in Texas as They Plan for New Arena

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-06-15 16:27:31

SUMMARY: Patrick Dumont, new governor of the Dallas Mavericks, announced that the Adelson and Dumont families aim to integrate a casino resort into a future arena for the team. This vision will be pursued once the lease for the current American Airlines Center expires in 2031. However, the timing hinges on Texas lawmakers legalizing casino gambling, which remains uncertain. Miriam Adelson, associated with this long-term vision, is the widow of Las Vegas Sands Corp. founder Sheldon Adelson. The families are optimistic about the potential for casino operations in Texas, despite its current legal status. (Source: The Associated Press)

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