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Jackie Robinson is rebuilt in bronze in Colorado after theft of statue – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – Heather Hollingsworth and Thomas Peipert | The Associated Press – 2024-05-25 05:32:16

SUMMARY: Metalsmith Alex Haines is working on a replacement bronze statue of Jackie Robinson after thieves destroyed the original. The statue is significant, especially for Wichita, Kansas, where a youth baseball league named after Robinson plays. Following the theft, a national outpouring of donations, including $100,000 from Major League Baseball, quickly funded the replacement and additional park improvements. The original mold, made by the late artist John Parsons, was still viable, ensuring the new statue's likeness. The severed cleats from the original statue now reside at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, symbolizing Robinson's enduring legacy.

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Houston’s New Faces of Pride parade’s new grand marshal Ian Haddock is empowering LGBTQ community

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abc13.com – Rosie Nguyen – 2024-06-22 14:18:28

SUMMARY: Ian Haddock, who became homeless at 16 after being kicked out for being gay, now leads an organization supporting Black LGBTQ+ members in Houston. Growing up in a religious family in Texas, Haddock faced struggles due to his interests in fashion, dance, and art. Upon realizing his sexuality, his mother expelled him, leading to years of hardship. Moving to Houston, he found acceptance and began advocating for HIV prevention. In 2016, he founded Normal Anomaly, a nonprofit aiding Black queer-plus individuals. Haddock aims to offer visibility and support, recently serving as grand marshal for Houston’s Pride parade.

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Man receives 30 years for murder in 2021 Manor ISD graduate's death

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www.kxan.com – Julianna Russ – 2024-06-22 14:00:27

SUMMARY: Michael Torres, 27, was sentenced in Hays County for the 2021 death of 19-year-old Lavonte Benford at a San Marcos apartment complex. Torres pleaded guilty to murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He received 30 years for murder and 20 years for aggravated assault, with both sentences running concurrently. Torres has a jail credit of 917 days.

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‘Edgar’ haircuts cause stir in Texas — why?

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www.kxan.com – Russell Falcon – 2024-06-22 13:24:41

SUMMARY: The Edgar cut, a popular hairstyle among young Latinos in Texas resembling a blend of a bowl-cut and Caesar-cut, has sparked controversy. A San Antonio business owner faced backlash after posting an “anti-Edgar” meme, which some viewed as a joke while others saw it as offensive. The Edgar cut, linked to Latino culture, became widely popular after the 2020 release of a song and the rise of TikTok. It is associated with “trokiando” culture but can carry negative connotations and classist assumptions. Despite varying opinions within the Latino community, the hairstyle remains a contentious topic.

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