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Texas congressman advances in US House District 23 runoff

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www.kxan.com – Will DuPree – 2024-05-28 15:19:58

SUMMARY: Incumbent Tony Gonzales has been projected by the Associated Press as the unofficial winner of the GOP nomination for Texas's 23rd Congressional District, narrowly defeating Brandon Herrera with 51% of the vote. Gonzales, who is seeking a third term, initially led in the March primary but did not secure enough votes to avoid a runoff against Herrera. Despite facing backlash from his party over votes on gun safety, immigration, and same-sex marriage, and being censured by the state party in 2023, Gonzales received Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's endorsement. Herrera is known for his gun-themed YouTube channel, “The AK Guy.” Gonzales will face Democrat Santos Limon in the November general election.

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Missing swimmer reported at Central Texas park

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-06-22 16:10:42

SUMMARY: A recovery effort is underway in Travis County, Texas, after a report of a missing swimmer at Arkansas Bend Park on Saturday. At around 2:30 p.m., Austin-Travis County EMS responded to a call about an adult swimmer using an electric underwater scooter who did not resurface. Multiple first responder boats attempted a rescue, but the effort transitioned to a recovery mission. The Travis County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation and will search until sundown, resuming at sunrise if necessary. The situation is still developing, with updates expected.

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NE Harris County fire on East Mount Houston Road leaves 2 firefighters hospitalized with injuries

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-06-22 15:22:11

SUMMARY: Fire crews are addressing a blaze at the Prestige Auto & Metal Recycling plant in northeast Harris County, Texas. The fire, located at the 7600 block of Mount Houston Road, led to the hospitalization of two firefighters for smoke inhalation, both in stable condition. Adequate water supply is a challenge due to a lack of hydrants, necessitating shuttling water by fire trucks. Officials from various agencies, including the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, are involved. The cause and specific location of the fire remain unclear, with no evacuation orders or air quality updates issued.

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Houston’s New Faces of Pride parade’s new grand marshal Ian Haddock is empowering LGBTQ community

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abc13.com – Rosie Nguyen – 2024-06-22 14:18:28

SUMMARY: Ian Haddock, who became homeless at 16 after being kicked out for being gay, now leads an organization supporting Black LGBTQ+ members in Houston. Growing up in a religious family in Texas, Haddock faced struggles due to his interests in fashion, dance, and art. Upon realizing his sexuality, his mother expelled him, leading to years of hardship. Moving to Houston, he found acceptance and began advocating for HIV prevention. In 2016, he founded Normal Anomaly, a nonprofit aiding Black queer-plus individuals. Haddock aims to offer visibility and support, recently serving as grand marshal for Houston’s Pride parade.

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