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Female recruitment at Texas department increasing “faster than anticipated”

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www.kxan.com – Brianna Hollis – 2023-12-27 19:14:40

SUMMARY: The Austin Police Department aims to achieve 30% female representation by 2030 with its “30×30” initiative. Recent progress has surpassed expectations, and the most recent training class started at 29% female. In Lexington, Texas, the police department has an all-woman patrol squad, shaped through specific recruitment efforts to hire the most qualified applicants. The chief did not intend for an all-woman squad but hired the best candidates, who happened to be female. Despite low pay, retaining officers is essential, and a visible result is the fully staffed, female-led patrol squad under Chief Farah Garza's leadership.

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Dodgers’ Hernández Beats Royals’ Witt for HR Derby Title, Alonso’s Bid for 3rd Win Ends in 1st Round

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-07-16 02:58:01

SUMMARY: On July 15, 2024, Teoscar Hernández of the Los Angeles Dodgers won the Home Run Derby at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. He defeated Bobby Witt Jr. of the Kansas City Royals 14-13 in the final round, hitting a total of 49 home runs over three rounds, covering 3.98 miles. Hernández, who became the first Dodgers player to win the event, secured his victory when Witt's last attempt fell short, hitting the left-center wall. This marks Kansas City's continued absence from winning the derby. (AP , 2024, All rights reserved.)

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CenterPoint Energy faces lawsuit from Houston restaurants over prolonged power outages

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abc13.com – Tom Abrahams – 2024-07-15 22:18:37

SUMMARY: Restaurant owners in Houston have filed a class action lawsuit against CenterPoint Energy, alleging that the company’s negligence led to power outages that significantly hurt their businesses. Executive chef Ryan Lachaine of Riel Restaurant emphasized the devastating impact of the week-long outage on his business and employees. Lawyer Tony Buzbee, representing the plaintiffs, aims to address infrastructure issues and advocate for change. Another restaurateur, Robin Wong, highlighted the repeated losses due to power outages. The lawsuit seeks accountability and improvements to prevent future disruptions. The group stresses they don’t want a handout but demand reliable service.

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Beryl’s death toll: Official count pending as heat and power outages continue to cause more deaths

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abc13.com – Pooja Lodhia – 2024-07-15 22:17:44

SUMMARY: In Houston, Texas, at least 13 deaths have been attributed to Hurricane Beryl, with concerns that more fatalities could occur due to ongoing power outages. The Shaw family, who has been without power since the hurricane hit, faced a tragedy when 89-year-old Mary Shaw, suffering from dementia and heart disease, died in dire conditions despite family efforts to keep her cool. Agencies tracking storm deaths report that the final count will come from the medical examiner's evaluation. The Shaws, feeling neglected by utility companies, fear for the of other relatives and neighbors.

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