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Robert Rodriguez receives star at Paramount Theatre

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-05-26 06:22:14

SUMMARY: Texas filmmaker Robert Rodriguez was honored with a star on the Avenue of Paramount Stars at the historic Paramount Theatre in Austin on Saturday. The event coincided with the kickoff of the theater's 50th summer film series. Known for directing films like “Desperado” and “Machete,” Rodriguez expressed his deep admiration for the Paramount Theatre. His sister, Patricia Vonne Rodriguez, praised his role in developing Austin's film culture, making it a hub for filmmaking. Rodriguez is the seventh recipient of the Paramount Star, joining others like Jerry Jeff Walker. He humorously remarked about haunting the theater after this life.

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Justin Timberlake breaks silence at Chicago concert following DWI arrest: ‘It’s been a tough week’

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abc13.com – CNNWire – 2024-06-22 12:07:35

SUMMARY: Justin Timberlake returned to the stage in Chicago on Friday for his first concert since his DWI arrest in Sag Harbor, New York. Timberlake addressed the crowd, saying, “It’s been a tough week, but you’re here and I’m here.” He faced charges after being observed driving intoxicated early Tuesday. Police reported Timberlake had poor performance on field sobriety tests and refused a chemical test three times. Released without bail, he is due in court on July 26. Timberlake will perform in Chicago again Saturday before continuing his “Forget Tomorrow” world tour, which includes stops in New York and Boston.

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Bond set at $1 million for two capital murder suspects accused of strangling 12-year-old Jocelyn Nungaray, records say

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-06-22 11:16:18

SUMMARY: Two men, Johan Jose Martinez Rangel, 22, and Franklin Jose Pena Ramos, 26, accused of murdering 12-year-old Jocelyn Nunagray in Houston, waived their court appearance on Friday. Their bonds were set at $1 million each, but immigration holds prevent their release even if bail is posted. Both men from Venezuela were previously detained by ICE but released with orders to appear. Court documents state they lured Jocelyn under a bridge, tied her up, removed her pants, and strangled her. Her body was discovered in a creek. The family expressed relief over the arrests.

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Study: Austin seeing lower birth rate than US average

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www.kxan.com – Julianna Russ – 2024-06-22 10:59:23

SUMMARY: A recent study by SmartAsset analyzed Census data to find that Austin has one of the lowest birth rates among major U.S. cities, at 3.8% in 2022, and the smallest family size in Texas at 2.88 people per family. The study considered women aged 15 to 50, with 10,736 births out of 285,094 women in that category for 2022. Austin's birth rate dropped from 4.5% in 2021, correlating to a decrease in average family size from 2.94. Conversely, Texas cities like Dallas, El Paso, San Antonio, and Houston have higher birth rates and larger average family sizes.

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