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Record-breaking travel numbers expected in Texas this 4th of July weekend

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www.kxan.com – – 2023-06-26 12:13:35

SUMMARY: Over 3.8 million Texans are expected to travel more than 50 miles from home during the 4th of July holiday weekend, setting a new record. Nationwide, over 50.7 million Americans are expected to travel, surpassing the previous record set in 2019. In Texas, most people will be driving to their destinations, while a smaller number will be flying, taking buses, trains, or cruises. AAA advises travelers to ensure their cars are ready for the extreme heat and suggests the best and worst times to travel by car throughout the holiday weekend.

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Leap Day birthday: Long Island assisted living community throws Roaring 20s-themed party for resident born on Leap Year

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-02-29 18:39:28

SUMMARY: An 84-year-old woman in North Hills, Long Island celebrated her “21st” birthday on Leap Year day with a Roaring 20s-themed party at Bristol Assisted Living. Lottie enjoyed the festivities and reflected on how staying active in a community like hers can improve one’s quality of life. The celebration included a special Leap Year cocktail to mark the rarity of the occasion. This heartwarming event demonstrates the joy and spirit of resilience among individuals, even as they age. In other news, a teenage fire hero is following in his father’s footsteps by becoming a firefighter. Eyewitness News encourages readers to submit news tips or story ideas for coverage.

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Austin ISD high school student wins Texas Journalist of the Year

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www.kxan.com – Kelly Wiley – 2024-02-29 17:54:36

SUMMARY: McCallum High School senior Alice Scott was named Texas Journalist of the Year by The Texas Association of Journalism Educators. Scott is the co-editor-in-chief of her school’s newspaper and has been published in various media outlets while still in high school. She has covered important topics such as laws affecting the transgender community and the state’s book rating law. Scott’s powerful and truthful storytelling has impressed judges. She will now represent Texas at the national Journalist of the Year competition in April. Despite juggling classwork and college admissions, Scott continues to excel in journalism and is praised for her work.

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‘Black Girls Do Engineer’ introducing young girls of color to STEM careers like artificial intelligence, robotics, and coding

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abc13.com – Briana Conner – 2024-02-29 16:29:54

SUMMARY: During Black History Month, ABC13 highlights the underrepresentation of Black women in STEM fields, with less than 3% in the workforce. Kara Branch founded “Black Girls Do Engineer” to address this issue. The nonprofit hosts STEM Day For Girls, introducing young girls to STEM careers and role models. The event includes hands-on activities and a customized curriculum to inspire girls of color as young as eight to pursue careers in artificial intelligence, robotics, coding, and digital animation. The program aims to provide exposure and awareness in underserved communities where resources are limited. The second annual STEM Day For Girls is expected to draw over 150 participants aged 8-17.

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