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Bobcat encounter sighting in Plano – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – Meredith Yeomans – 2024-06-21 16:53:00

SUMMARY: Urban bobcat sightings are common in north Texas, especially in Collin County. Although they aren't typically alarming, they can pose a threat to small pets. Leighann Ricks from Frisco reports daily visits from a bobcat and her kittens in her backyard. A tense encounter occurred in Plano where a bobcat approached Boots, a 10-year-old yorkie, while his owner Jennifer made coffee. Jennifer's quick actions scared the bobcat away. Wildlife photographer Karin Saucedo emphasizes coexistence and advises keeping small pets supervised outdoors. This is the first bobcat encounter for Jennifer's family in 16 years.

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Hays County Judge explains he livestreams his court to promote transparency

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www.kxan.com – Sam Stark – 2024-07-23 19:49:00

SUMMARY: Hays County District Court Judge Tanner Neidhardt has begun livestreaming court proceedings to enhance transparency. Neidhardt believes that by livestreaming, he is making court accessibility realistic for those unable to attend, such as busy parents or students. His decision has sparked criticism, notably from Hays County District Attorney Kelly Higgins, who pointed out issues with consent and statutory protections for child victims, leading to a motion to cease the livestream. Neidhardt contends he was not hiding the cameras and asserts the practice aligns with the Texas Constitution's mandate for open courts. He has since added visible notices about the livestreaming in the courtroom.

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Some Houston businesses of price gouging amid recovery efforts after Beryl, according to price gouging complaints ABC13 obtained

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abc13.com – Nick Natario – 2024-07-23 19:40:32

SUMMARY: Following Hurricane Beryl, numerous Houstonians reported price gouging, including inflated hotel rates, gas price hikes, and expensive food. ABC13 obtained complaints indicating doubled hotel rates, gas prices spiking by a dollar, and water cases nearly $20. Complainants like Phillip Knop and Cheryl Dickens voiced concern. Documents show 113 price gouging complaints to the Attorney General’s Office and 252 to Harris County Attorney. Price gouging during disasters is illegal, and businesses may face legal action. Post-Hurricane Harvey, over 60 gas stations paid $300,000 in settlements. Residents are advised to document and report any price gouging incidents for investigation.

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Austin woman entrepreneur wins national grant for Mexican chocolate business

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www.kxan.com – Sarah Al-Shaikh – 2024-07-23 18:27:34

SUMMARY: Ashley Ugarte, after four years in the chocolate industry, founded Hijita, a small-batch Mexican chocolate company in Austin, focusing on sustainable practices and direct sourcing from Mexican farmers. Ugarte combines her cultural passion with agroforestry through her business. She recently applied for and won a $12,500 grant from H&R Block's Fund Her Future competition, aimed at supporting women entrepreneurs and addressing funding disparities. With the grant, Ugarte plans to secure sufficient cacao supplies and scale her production. Her dream is to educate and inspire people about Mexican chocolate, both in the U.S. and Mexico. Ugarte's products will be available at Texas Farmers' Market locations.

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