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New video: Off-duty Galveston officer filmed in violent physical altercation at kids birthday party with several people

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abc13.com – Lileana Pearson – 2024-06-28 18:08:59

SUMMARY: In , Texas, a obtained by ABC13 shows a violent incident involving an off-duty police officer, identified as Officer Rivas, at a children's pool party. Witness Lozano called 911 after seeing a man hit a child. Rivas allegedly attacked Lozano and her two sons when they tried to assist. Lozano recorded Rivas hitting her 23-year-old son. Both sons were briefly detained but later released. Rivas faces potential charges and is under investigation, with Galveston Police Chief Doug Balli expressing serious concerns about Rivas' conduct. Rivas was working as a security guard at the pool but was not employed by the apartment complex.

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Austin woman entrepreneur wins national grant for Mexican chocolate business

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www.kxan.com – Sarah Al-Shaikh – 2024-07-23 18:27:34

SUMMARY: Ashley Ugarte, after four years in the chocolate industry, founded Hijita, a small-batch Mexican chocolate company in Austin, focusing on sustainable practices and direct sourcing from Mexican farmers. Ugarte combines her cultural passion with agroforestry through her business. She recently applied for and won a $12,500 grant from H&R Block's Fund Her Future competition, aimed at supporting women entrepreneurs and addressing funding disparities. With the grant, Ugarte plans to secure sufficient cacao supplies and scale her production. Her dream is to educate and inspire people about Mexican chocolate, both in the U.S. and Mexico. Ugarte's products will be available at Texas Farmers' Market locations.

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Who is Sen. Mark Kelly, a possible Kamala Harris VP pick and husband to Gabby Giffords?

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-07-23 17:15:23

SUMMARY: Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly is considered a top contender to be Vice President Kamala Harris' running mate, sources told ABC . Kelly, elected to the Senate in 2020, is a former NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy pilot. Married to former Rep. Gabby Giffords, Kelly has advocated for gun control and ran for Senate as a Democrat in 2020, winning reelection in 2022. He is known for his moderate stance and has criticized President Biden's immigration policies. Kelly supports abortion rights and gun control, actively introduces related legislation, and has pushed for more border security in Arizona.

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MAP: Where have earthquakes been recorded in Texas?

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www.kxan.com – Christopher Adams – 2024-07-23 16:31:24

SUMMARY: Since 1900, Texas has experienced over 3,500 earthquakes, with over 70 being magnitude 4 or greater and six exceeding magnitude 5. The strongest, a magnitude 5.8 quake, struck near Valentine in 1931, causing significant damage. Earthquake clusters are most common in West Texas due to its fault zones and fracking activities. Induced seismicity, caused by human activities like fracking and dam building, has led to a surge in earthquakes in recent years. Remarkably, 82% of earthquakes with a magnitude 2.5 or greater in Texas have been recorded since 2020. Data updates are available at the KXAN Data Hub.

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