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Rockwall Hosts Largest Pickleball Tournament in Texas – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – – 2023-06-01 15:50:44

SUMMARY: The largest pickleball tournament in Texas history takes place at the Oasis Pickleball Club in Rockwall from June 1-4. Over 1,800 participants, including 300 professionals, will compete for more than $238,000 in prize money and qualification for the USA Pickleball National Championships in November. This year's event also marks the first partnership between the Professional Pickleball Association Tour and the sport's governing body, USA Pickleball, for a Golden Ticket Event.

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Katy Fwy car fire: Heavy truck incident along IH-10 eastbound near Washington Avenue and Westcott Street causing traffic backups

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-06-14 14:50:44

SUMMARY: A heavy truck fire on the Katy Freeway in Houston is causing significant traffic delays. The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. and involved a Jeep catching fire on IH-10 eastbound near Washington Avenue and Westcott Street. Three center lanes and two right lanes are closed as cleanup efforts continue. Alternate routes suggested include the Beltway and Highway 290. No injuries have been reported, and the duration of lane closures is unknown. For real-time traffic updates, Houstonians can use the ABC13 app to receive traffic alerts directly to their phones. © 2024 KTRK-TV. All rights reserved.

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City of Austin tries to create more green jobs, partners with local organizations

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www.kxan.com – Sarah Al-Shaikh – 2024-06-14 13:46:22

SUMMARY: The City of Austin, collaborating with local organizations, is promoting green jobs through the Green Workforce Accelerator program. This initiative aims to increase green job opportunities, provide relevant training, and ensure equitable job access. Ten local organizations recently completed the program, receiving $15,000 grants to support their initiatives in sectors like water management, energy efficiency, alternative energy, waste management, transportation, and urban agriculture. A study by the City and the University of Texas highlighted the rising demand for green jobs. Predictions show significant job growth in green industries in Travis County, with future expansions of the program expected.

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FAA investigating how titanium parts with falsified records wound up in Boeing and Airbus planes

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-14 12:53:02

SUMMARY: Federal regulators are investigating how parts made with titanium sold with falsified quality documentation ended up in Boeing and Airbus passenger jets. Boeing and Airbus maintain that the planes are safe to fly, with Boeing removing affected parts from undelivered planes. The FAA is probing the scope and impact of the issue, uncovered by Spirit AeroSystems, which reported the falsified documents. The implicated titanium alloy parts were found to be of correct material, raising questions about the falsification. Both Boeing and Airbus performed extensive tests to ensure continued airworthiness. The New York Times first reported this FAA investigation.

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