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Texas Education Agency names Mike Miles Houston ISD superintendent on first day of state takeover

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abc13.com – – 2023-06-01 08:41:15

SUMMARY: The Texas Education Agency has announced the nine-member board of managers for the Houston Independent School District, selecting Mike Miles as the new superintendent. Miles previously served as superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District and the Harrison School District in Colorado Springs. The new board will oversee the daily operations of the district, with a reevaluation of the takeover occurring in two years. The Houston Independent School District, with nearly 190,000 students, is the largest school district in the state and the largest to ever be taken over by the Texas Education Agency.

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No changes made to 2024 RNC security plan after Donald Trump shooting, assassination attempt at rally: Secret Service

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abc13.com – WLS – 2024-07-14 22:31:41

SUMMARY: Officials report no known threats to the 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, despite an attempted assassination of Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. FBI has noted increased online threats, but security plans remain unchanged. The event is designated a national special security event, with significant preparation involving multiple agencies. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ request to ban guns within the convention’s outer perimeter remains unresolved. Amid heightened security, officials express confidence in their plans. The attempted assassination has bolstered GOP support for Trump, with ongoing calls to reduce political rhetoric. The Milwaukee police and Chicago Police Department are also on high alert for the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

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Gillen to Rays in MLB Draft

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www.kxan.com – Noah Gross – 2024-07-14 22:09:38

SUMMARY: Austin’s Westlake star, Theo Gillen, was drafted 18th by the Tampa Bay Rays in the MLB Draft. Despite his commitment to Texas baseball, Gillen chose the professional route. He praised the Rays’ scouting and talent development, expressing excitement about joining their organization. The decision was challenging for Gillen, given his deep connection to the Longhorns, but he affirmed his dedication to the Rays. Surrounded by family and friends on draft night, Gillen experienced a whirlwind of emotions. The versatile infielder and outfielder looks forward to starting his professional career with the Rays soon.

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Harris County leaders call for civility as utility workers report safety concerns during post-Beryl power restoration efforts

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abc13.com – Alex Bozarjian – 2024-07-14 21:31:33

SUMMARY: Harris County leaders called for civility as electric utility workers report feeling unsafe on the job. Commissioner Adrian Garcia emphasized that violence against CenterPoint workers hinders power restoration efforts. Ed Allen from IBEW Local 66 urged the public to stop harassing workers striving to restore power after Beryl hit. Despite the majority responding with grace, incidents like a gun threat led to safety concerns and delays. Frustrations over CenterPoint’s communication exacerbated the situation. Leaders urged patience while legislative measures are proposed to increase penalties for attacking line workers. The focus remains on restoring power to affected areas.

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