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Governor Greg Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration in 51 Counties As Tropical Storm Alberto Hits Texas

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-06-20 09:45:27

SUMMARY: Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 51 Texas counties as Tropical Storm Alberto impacts southern Texas. Alberto, having made landfall near Tampico, Mexico, is forecasted by the National Weather Service to bring heavy rainfall, widespread flooding, storm surges, and strong winds. The Texas Division of Emergency Management has heightened the readiness of the Texas State Emergency Operations Center to Level II. The Governor urged residents to remain cautious and follow official guidance. Some residents experienced unexpected flooding from storm drains. Resources and preparedness tips are available online for those in affected areas.

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Eastex Freeway closed: IH-69 northbound mainlanes at Kingwood Drive shut down after deadly, wrong-way crash

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-07-12 07:35:53

SUMMARY: A fatal crash involving a wrong-way driver has caused the shutdown of all northbound lanes of IH-69 Eastex Freeway at Kingwood Drive in Houston, Texas. The incident, which occurred shortly before 2 a.m., resulted in the death of the wrong-way driver and left the other vehicle’s driver in critical condition. Authorities are awaiting toxicology reports to determine if the wrong-way driver was intoxicated. Houston police are directing traffic off the freeway, suggesting Loop 494 as an alternate route. For real-time traffic updates, sign up for notifications via the ABC13 app.

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Suspect Injured Following Police Chase and Shootout in Midlothian

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-07-12 06:54:42

SUMMARY: A police chase in Dalworthington Gardens, near Arlington, ended in a shootout in Midlothian early Friday morning. Officers attempted to serve a warrant, leading to a pursuit that culminated at an apartment complex around 3 a.m. on Highway 67 and Henderson Street. The suspect hit a squad car and subsequently fired at officers, who then returned fire. The suspect was critically injured and hospitalized; no officers were harmed. The incident is still under investigation.

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Donate to 2024 Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive

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www.kxan.com – Kate Winkle – 2024-07-12 06:30:00

SUMMARY: Central Texans are contributing fans and funds to Family Eldercare's Summer Fan Drive to keep people cool amid the summer heat. Donations of box fans can be dropped off from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at various locations including KXAN and Roger Beasley Mazda dealerships. Additionally, online donations are accepted. Family Eldercare, an Austin-based organization, has hosted this drive for over 30 years, providing vital support such as case management and housing services. Last year, the initiative raised over $231,000 and collected 740 fans. As of July 5, Family Eldercare had distributed nearly 4,000 fans, helping over 6,000 people in Texas.

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