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Changes coming to Texas’ Teacher Retirement System in 2024

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www.kxan.com – – 2023-06-07 18:18:03

SUMMARY: The Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 10, setting the stage for a cost-of-living adjustment to the Texas Teacher Retirement System at the start of the new year. Once the bill becomes law, it mandates an immediate one-time payment for TRS retirees and beneficiaries who are at least 70 years old. SB 10 also lays out the legal groundwork for a cost-of-living adjustment to the TRS annuity but requires voters to decide whether to use state money for that purpose.

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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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