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Central Texas kids go to bed hungry

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www.kxan.com – – 2023-06-12 16:37:05

SUMMARY: Food insecurity is rising in Central Texas during the summer break, leading to increased demand for free meal programs. Del Valle ISD is one of many districts offering free summer meals to students and community members. The program is federally funded and has seen its output double from serving 2,400 meals a day to 5,000.

Factors contributing to the rise in food insecurity include layoffs, increased living costs, and the sunset of pandemic benefits. Central Texas Food Bank CEO Sari Vatske highlights the importance of collaborations in identifying underserved areas and implementing solutions.

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Sheriff’s Office pulls body from Lake Travis cove

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www.kxan.com – Cora Neas – 2024-06-23 22:26:30

SUMMARY: A body matching the description of a missing swimmer was found Sunday evening after a search by multiple agencies, according to a press release from the Travis County Sheriff's Office (TCSO). The 70-year-old man, not wearing a life vest, went underwater Saturday afternoon in a cove near Arkansas Bend County Park. The search involved TCSO Lake Patrol, Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD), Lake Travis Fire Rescue, STAR Flight, and the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). On Sunday, the body was recovered from a depth of 29 feet using remotely operated vehicles and sonar. TCSO stated no crime is suspected but did not identify the body.

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Noah Lyles speeds to 100-meter dash gold

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www.kxan.com – Billy Gates – 2024-06-23 22:22:34

SUMMARY: Fred Kerley secured a spot on the U.S. Olympic team with a third-place finish in the men’s 100-meter dash at the Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon, clocking 9.88 seconds. Noah Lyles took gold with a time of 9.83 seconds, and Kenny Bednarek finished second at 9.87 seconds. Kerley will also compete in the 200-meter race, having qualified with a time of 19.86 seconds. Additionally, Ryan Crouser, a former Texas Longhorn, won the shot put event with a throw of 74 feet, 11.25 inches, securing his place to defend his Olympic title.

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Houston star Colton Cowser celebrates Major League milestone at Minute Maid Park

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-06-23 22:09:01

SUMMARY: Over the weekend, Orioles outfielder Colton Cowser received high-fives, hugs, and handshakes at Minute Maid Park in celebration of his achievements. The Cy Ranch and Sam Houston alum reflected on his childhood memories at the ballpark and expressed the surreal feeling of playing on a field he once visited as a kid. His father, Dale, also shared the pride in witnessing Cowser’s accomplishments. Cowser attributed his preparation to his time at Cy Ranch and emphasized learning from failures. Baltimore fans, called the “pasture,” support him by wearing cow print attire at games, creating a growing fan movement.

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