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Texas Senate tweaks property bill offer

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www.wfaa.com – – 2023-06-25 07:41:00

SUMMARY: With only 48 hours left in the first special session of the 88th Legislature in Texas, legislators are still unable to reach a deal on property tax relief. The Texas Senate and House have been at a stalemate throughout the session regarding which plan would provide the best relief for taxpayers. The House has not returned to Austin since passing its plan and telling the Senate to either accept it or leave it. The Senate recently proposed a bill that offers $18 billion in relief, which passed unanimously. State Sen. Paul Bettencourt believes this plan is beneficial for all Texas taxpayers and hopes it can break the political standstill between the two chambers before the session ends.

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Sheriff’s Office pulls body from Lake Travis cove

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www.kxan.com – Cora Neas – 2024-06-23 22:26:30

SUMMARY: A body matching the description of a missing swimmer was found Sunday evening after a search by multiple agencies, according to a press release from the Travis County Sheriff's Office (TCSO). The 70-year-old man, not wearing a life vest, went underwater Saturday afternoon in a cove near Arkansas Bend County Park. The search involved TCSO Lake Patrol, Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD), Lake Travis Fire Rescue, STAR Flight, and the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). On Sunday, the body was recovered from a depth of 29 feet using remotely operated vehicles and sonar. TCSO stated no crime is suspected but did not identify the body.

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‘Inside Out 2’ making box office history as Pixar sequel grosses $100M in 2nd weekend, on track to pass $1B

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-23 21:08:27

SUMMARY: “Inside Out 2” achieved significant success in its second weekend, earning $100 million, setting a record for animated movies. With a global total of $724.4 million so far, it surpassed “Dune: Part Two” and is on track to hit $1 billion, making it the highest-grossing film of 2024. This unexpected success comes amidst a generally struggling film industry, affected by last year’s writers and actors strikes. Other films like “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” and “The Bikeriders” also performed well. Upcoming releases hope to benefit from “Inside Out 2’s” momentum.

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It’s headed to Game 3 after Tennessee Volunteers upend Texas A&M Aggies 4-1

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www.kxan.com – Associated Press – 2024-06-23 18:05:42

SUMMARY: Tennessee’s Dylan Dreiling hit a crucial homer in the seventh inning, and Nate Snead thwarted a Texas A&M rally in the ninth, securing a 4-1 win to force a deciding third game in the College World Series finals. Tennessee’s offense, initially subdued by Texas A&M pitching, sparked to life with Dreiling’s and Cal Stark’s home runs, building a three-run lead. Snead earned his sixth save despite a tense ninth inning. The series is tied 1-1, with the final game determining the Southeastern Conference’s fifth consecutive champion. Texas A&M’s early lead came from Jace LaViolette’s homer, but they couldn’t capitalize further.

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