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Texas border standoff with feds in focus at Congressional hearing

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www.kxan.com – Monica Madden – 2024-01-30 19:58:26

SUMMARY: The ongoing standoff between Texas and the U.S. government over border security took center stage in a Congressional hearing. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state will defy a U.S. Supreme Court order related to concertina wire installation along the Rio Grande river. Texas defended its actions in the House Judiciary Subcommittee, arguing that the federal government has failed to protect the state. Some lawmakers and witnesses disagreed with Texas’ characterization of the situation as an “invasion” and criticized the use of that term as dehumanizing and dangerous. In December 2023, federal agents encountered the most migrants in Texas compared to the previous few years.

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3 Houston Fire Department firefighters injured after suffers small collapse during fire on Canal and Navigation, officials say

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-03-02 11:41:47

SUMMARY: Three firefighters were injured in a restaurant fire in Houston’s Second Ward. The fire was quickly extinguished, but the firefighters were taken to nearby hospitals with minor injuries after a small building collapse. The cause of the fire is unknown, and it is unclear if there were any other injuries. The incident occurred near 2221 Canal Street and Navigation Boulevard. Eyewitness News and ABC13 originals can be watched around the clock on ABC13’s Live Streaming Channel. Copyright © 2024 KTRK-TV.

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These are 2024’s top wedding dates

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www.kxan.com – Russell Falcon – 2024-03-02 11:30:00

SUMMARY: 2024 is expected to be a busy year for weddings, with October being the most popular month. The cost of weddings has increased, with specific dates like September 21 and June 22 being the most popular choices. Choosing a wedding date should consider factors like cost fluctuations, guest availability, and local events. Green is becoming a popular color choice for weddings in 2024. Certain dates like August 24, May 23, and June 21 are popular for their numerology, three-day weekends, and astrological significance. Planning a wedding with at least a 15-month engagement period is recommended.

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Shadow Crest Street attempted robbery: Several masked, armed suspects shoot 2 men in targeted ambush in SW Houston

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abc13.com – Jiovanni Lieggi – 2024-03-02 09:40:23

SUMMARY: Several armed robbery suspects targeted two homes in southwest Houston, shooting two people. A 21-year-old man and his girlfriend noticed an unknown black SUV parked in front of their driveway and people hiding in the bushes. The man was hit in the back as they tried to leave. Another family unloading groceries was held at gunpoint, with the father being shot in the foot. The suspects tried to force the family inside but fled after the injured man fought back. The man shot is in critical condition. The suspects fled the scene and there were no additional injuries reported.

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