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Hays CISD designates ‘hazardous’ traffic areas, but parents concerned over road near high school

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www.kxan.com – Sam Stark – 2024-05-26 19:47:39

SUMMARY: The Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) Board of Trustees in Hays County, Texas, approved hazardous traffic zones to secure additional state funding for bus services for around 2,500 students. The Texas Education Association provides $1 per mile for students living over two miles from school, and districts can designate areas within two miles as “hazardous routes” for extra funding if they are unsafe for walking. The board updated the hazard zones, removing some areas with new safe pathways but faced issues like students at Jack C Hays High School navigating dangerous crossings. Parents advocate for better safety measures to prevent accidents.

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Presidential debate: Watch ABC News’ Presentation of the CNN Presidential Debate simulcast Thursday, June 27

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-06-21 08:16:11

SUMMARY: ABC will extensively cover the 2024 presidential election starting on June 27 at 7 p.m. EDT. The programming includes a special report titled “Battle for the White House” at 8 p.m., followed by the CNN Presidential Debate simulcast at 9 p.m., and a post-debate analysis. Coverage will be available on ABC, ABC News Live, and Hulu, with David Muir, Linsey Davis, and other top correspondents leading the reporting. ABC News Digital and 538 will offer comprehensive online coverage, while ABC Audio will provide live pre- and post-debate updates. “The View” will discuss the debate on June 28, and the second debate will air on September 10.

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SWAT team called to scene in northeast Austin

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www.kxan.com – Abigail Jones – 2024-06-21 07:53:42

SUMMARY: The Austin Police Department's SWAT team is responding to a scene involving a “barricaded subject” in northeast Austin, specifically in the 1100 block of Ash Cove, near East Braker Lane and Dessau Road. The situation is currently active, with police asking the public to avoid the area. Limited details have been provided, and updates will be given as they become available. This information was initially reported by KXAN on Friday, June 21.

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Arrested Travis County assistant district attorney resigns, lawyer says

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www.kxan.com – Dalton Huey – 2024-06-21 07:00:00

SUMMARY: Joseph Frederick, an Assistant District Attorney in Travis County, resigned following his June 8 arrest for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. His lawyer, Charlie Baird, cited concerns over losing benefits and the burden on the DA's office as reasons for his resignation. Frederick, who has Parkinson's disease, reportedly pointed a firearm at his roommate. Despite the arrest, Baird asserts Frederick's mental acuity remains sharp. Records reveal that cases he managed, including murder charges, were dismissed or rejected. Post-arrest, the DA's office recused itself, and Caldwell County DA Fred Weber took over the case.

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