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Severe Weather Impacts Tuesday Morning Commute Across North Texas, More than 500,000 Without Power

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-05-28 07:02:03

SUMMARY: Heavy rains and damaging winds hit North Texas early Tuesday, following deadly tornadoes in Cooke, Denton, and Collin Counties. Over 500,000 Oncor customers lost power by 6:50 a.m. Truck driver Ron Phillips described traffic chaos on 35N in Lewisville, culminating in an accident. The Colony resident Robert reported water damage to his home. Severe weather warnings are in effect for Kaufman, Van Zandt, and Henderson Counties, with flash flood warnings for several others. Flights were significantly affected at DFW International and Dallas Love Field airports, with numerous delays and cancellations. This situation is still evolving.

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Austin IKEA store opens at the Domain, with a twist

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www.kxan.com – Jackson Evans – 2024-06-21 13:42:33

SUMMARY: IKEA has opened a new store in Austin's The Domain, marking its second location in the area. Unlike traditional IKEA stores, it features a “Plan & Order” format where customers can sit with experts to design, plan, and order products, which are then delivered or picked up locally. This approach aims to reduce overstocking and shipping, thus enhancing sustainability. The store is part of IKEA's broader expansion into Texas and will not accept returns. The “Plan & Order” format is also being introduced in other U.S. cities including Los Angeles and Atlanta. The store operates daily with varying hours.

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Mother and son killed when Missouri City officer T-boned their car while responding to robbery call, police say

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abc13.com – Lileana Pearson – 2024-06-21 12:45:59

SUMMARY: In Missouri City, Texas, a mother and son, identified as 53-year-old Angela Stewart and 16-year-old Mason Stewart, were killed when their car was hit by a police officer responding to a robbery call. The accident occurred on Mason’s 16th birthday. The officer, called to an ATM robbery, collided with the Stewarts’ vehicle. Mason had recently obtained his driver’s license. Witnesses reported a loud crash and the police cruiser catching fire. A person was found in the back of the police car hours later, raising questions as it goes against protocol. The officer was briefly hospitalized, and an investigation continues.

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Dan Patrick laments Texas not enacting Ten Commandments law first

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www.kxan.com – Will DuPree – 2024-06-21 12:22:23

SUMMARY: Louisiana recently became the first state to mandate the display of the Ten Commandments in classrooms, a move that disappointed Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. He lamented that Texas should have been the first state to implement such a law. Texas Senate had approved Senate Bill 1515, requiring a visible display of the Ten Commandments in K-12 classrooms, but the bill stalled in the House. Patrick criticized Speaker Dade Phelan for not prioritizing the bill. Louisiana's law also applies to state universities and is facing expected legal challenges for potentially being unconstitutional.

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