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‘It’s really helpful’: Central Texas workforce programs receive thousands in state funding

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www.kxan.com – Sarah Al-Shaikh – 2024-06-25 17:43:19

SUMMARY: Central Texas nonprofits, including American YouthWorks and Skillpoint Alliance, received over $6.3 million from the Texas Talent Connection grant program to enhance workforce skills training. Skillpoint Alliance received $210,000 to extend training in rural communities and to offer more night and day sessions, especially for veterans. CEO Kevin Brackmeyer highlighted their focus on veterans transitioning to trades. American YouthWorks received $350,000 for their YouthBuild program, aiding young adults in job training and education. Over 50% of YouthBuild participants progress to higher education or local jobs. Since 2015, the state grant program has disbursed over $50 million.

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What pushed President Biden to withdraw from the reelection race?

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-07-21 17:54:06

SUMMARY: Two days after announcing his return to the campaign trail, President Joe Biden shocked his staff by dropping out of the 2024 presidential race. Despite consistent statements insisting he would continue, growing pressure from fellow Democrats and personal considerations led to his decision. Senator Joe Manchin and others called for Biden, 81, to pass the torch to a new generation. Biden endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the party. Sources revealed his staff was blindsided by the announcement. Biden emphasized focusing on his current presidency, while his family supported the decision due to concerns.

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2024 Olympics: How to watch gymnastics, swimming, track finals; full schedule

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www.kxan.com – Billy Gates – 2024-07-21 17:13:59

SUMMARY: The 2024 Paris Olympics highlight gymnastics, swimming, and track and field. Simone Biles aims to add to her seven Olympic medals despite previous struggles with “the twisties.” The U.S. men's gymnastics team seeks its first gold since 2004. In swimming, Team USA faces fierce competition from Australia. Track star Sha'Carri Richardson aims to prove she's the fastest woman, while Noah Lyles competes for the men's 100 meters title. Coverage details for gymnastics, swimming, and track events are available on NBCOlympics.com, with extensive broadcasts on KXAN, USA Network, and E! at various times. Sign up for the KXAN App for updates.

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Man fatally stabbed on W. Little York Road identified as 35-year-old Dominique Richardson, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-07-21 16:18:15

SUMMARY: In Houston, Texas, authorities are investigating the fatal stabbing of 35-year-old Dominique Richardson by a woman on Saturday night. The incident occurred at around 10:48 p.m. in an apartment on 7740 W. Little York Road. According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Richardson and the woman were involved in a confrontation before she stabbed him. Both were taken to hospitals where Richardson was pronounced dead, and the woman is in fair condition. While no arrests have been made, the case will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

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