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Davis Lane Pump Station repairs continue; Austin Water still asking customers to conserve water

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www.kxan.com – Julianna Russ – 2024-06-08 11:39:12

SUMMARY: Austin Water reported delays in repairing a leaking water main serving southwest Austin, extending the conservation request into Saturday. The repair, initially expected to take 12 hours, encountered difficulties with connecting the repaired pipe to existing infrastructure. Customers are asked to avoid non-essential water use, such as washing clothes, dishes, and cars, until notified otherwise. To assist residents, bottled water distribution was set up at Bowie High School, running until 7 p.m. on Saturday. Updates will be provided once repairs are finished, and normal water use can resume. For issues, customers should contact Austin Water's Customer Service.

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2024 ESPYs nominee, Houston Texans QB CJ Stroud displayed flashes of his breakthrough year as early as freshman season, coach says

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abc13.com – Bob Slovak – 2024-07-11 23:02:23

SUMMARY: C.J. Stroud, a 2024 ESPYs nominee for best breakthrough athlete, exceeded expectations during his rookie year with the Houston Texans, earning the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Stroud’s high school coach, Mark Verti, noted his talent early on. Despite early struggles and frustration, Stroud worked hard, driven by a desire to improve life for his mother and himself. Beyond football, Stroud’s foundation supports single mothers, criminal justice reform, and children of incarcerated parents. His charitable efforts include youth football camps, holiday giveaways, and supporting veterans by gifting Super Bowl tickets to a Purple Heart recipient.

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Hurricane Beryl aftermath: Fort Bend County man accused of pulling gun on CenterPoint employee over power outage frustration

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abc13.com – Daniela Hurtado – 2024-07-11 22:02:12

SUMMARY: In Fort Bend County, Texas, 87,000 homes remain without power following severe weather. County officials, including Judge KP George, have no clear timeline from CenterPoint Energy for when power will be restored, causing immense frustration among residents. Tensions escalated when a man in Needville allegedly threatened a CenterPoint employee with a BB gun. Residents like Janie Gonzales expressed their anger at the prolonged outage, questioning the extended timeline for restoration. Some areas like Sugar Land have begun regaining power, but many still face hardships. The county is under a local disaster declaration, with FEMA assessing the damage. Cleanup efforts continue, particularly in Richmond.

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Texas Longhorns, Texas Tech Red Raiders to play in 2025 Las Vegas College Baseball Classic

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www.kxan.com – Billy Gates – 2024-07-11 21:30:40

SUMMARY: The Texas Longhorns and Texas Tech Red Raiders will compete in the 2025 Las Vegas College Baseball Classic, joined by the Washington Huskies and Illinois Fighting Illini. The tournament, held at Las Vegas Ballpark from Feb. 28 to March 2, will follow a round-robin format with matches streamed on D1Baseball.com. The Longhorns also bolstered their bullpen by securing Wimberley’s Rugar Riojas, who transferred from UTSA. Riojas, a standout reliever, earned accolades like the All-American Athletic Conference second team and was on the midseason watch list for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year award.

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