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Game Wardens urge boater safety for holiday weekend

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www.kxan.com – Nabil Remadna – 2024-05-24 18:41:08

SUMMARY: As temperatures rise in Austin, lakes are seeing increased activity for the holiday weekend. Boaters like Chris Dickens are preparing for crowded waters, especially at popular spots like the Loop 360 boat ramp. Many opt for rental services with captains to avoid navigating congested areas. Texas Parks and Wildlife, along with local PD units and game wardens, will increase patrols, focusing on drinking, life jackets, and general safety. A personal watercraft ban on Lake Austin starts Friday at sunset and ends Tuesday at sunrise, impacting motorized vessels but not kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards. Austin PD's Lake Patrol Unit will enforce this ban.

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Mother and son killed when Missouri City officer T-boned their car while responding to robbery call, police say

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abc13.com – Lileana Pearson – 2024-06-21 12:45:59

SUMMARY: In Missouri City, Texas, a mother and son, identified as 53-year-old Angela Stewart and 16-year-old Mason Stewart, were killed when their car was hit by a police officer responding to a robbery call. The accident occurred on Mason’s 16th birthday. The officer, called to an ATM robbery, collided with the Stewarts’ vehicle. Mason had recently obtained his driver’s license. Witnesses reported a loud crash and the police cruiser catching fire. A person was found in the back of the police car hours later, raising questions as it goes against protocol. The officer was briefly hospitalized, and an investigation continues.

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Dan Patrick laments Texas not enacting Ten Commandments law first

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www.kxan.com – Will DuPree – 2024-06-21 12:22:23

SUMMARY: Louisiana recently became the first state to mandate the display of the Ten Commandments in classrooms, a move that disappointed Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. He lamented that Texas should have been the first state to implement such a law. Texas Senate had approved Senate Bill 1515, requiring a visible display of the Ten Commandments in K-12 classrooms, but the bill stalled in the House. Patrick criticized Speaker Dade Phelan for not prioritizing the bill. Louisiana's law also applies to state universities and is facing expected legal challenges for potentially being unconstitutional.

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American tourist Ryan Watson, detained in Turks and Caicos on ammo charge, avoids jail time, fined $2,000

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abc13.com – WPVI – 2024-06-21 11:18:00

SUMMARY: Ryan Watson, an American detained in Turks and Caicos for carrying ammunition, was fined $2,000 instead of serving a mandatory 12-year sentence due to “exceptional circumstances.” Arrested in April with four bullets in his luggage, Watson pleaded guilty and has been on the islands on a $15,000 bond. He was allowed to return to the U.S. immediately after paying the fine. The incident underscores strict firearm laws in Turks and Caicos, recently amended to give courts more discretion in sentencing. Watson’s case follows similar outcomes for other Americans detained for possessing ammunition. He plans to reunite with his family and support others in similar situations.

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