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Travis County holds final in-person foreclosure auction

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-05-07 18:39:13

SUMMARY: Travis County in Austin will be moving its foreclosure auctions online starting in June, instead of holding them in person at the county courthouse on the first Tuesday of the month. This change is expected to benefit both bidders and the county financially. By moving the auctions online, people from all over the world can bid on properties, increasing the likelihood that more owed money will be collected. The final in-person foreclosure auction was held on Tuesday, with properties worth a total of $5.6 million being auctioned off due to owners missing the tax bill deadline in January.

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Houston storm damage: Midtown drivers still traveling under leaning power pole despite CenterPoint Energy alerted to hazard

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abc13.com – Luke Jones – 2024-05-17 22:21:19

SUMMARY: Thursday’s thunderstorm in Houston caused power poles to crash down across the city, with concerns raised about poles that were only partially displaced. Residents reported a leaning power pole in Midtown, but no action had been taken by CenterPoint Energy to fix it. Numerous businesses and homes were left without electricity, with residents facing humid conditions due to the lack of air movement. The storm also brought down buildings, trees, and caused damage to businesses along the Eastex Freeway. CenterPoint Energy stated that most outages would be restored by ‘early next week’ but some areas may take longer.

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Flores, Longhorns baseball walk off Kansas again

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www.kxan.com – Noah Gross – 2024-05-17 22:04:33

SUMMARY: The Texas Longhorns baseball team defeated Kansas with a series clinching win, showcasing burnt orange magic with a walk off victory. Jalin Flores was instrumental in both wins, hitting a walk off double on Thursday and a walk off sac fly on Friday. In Friday’s game, the Longhorns tied the score in the ninth inning before ultimately winning 3-2. Jared Thomas and Flores were key players in the comeback. The series will conclude on Saturday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

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Deadly Houston storms: EF-1 tornado with peak winds of 110 mph confirmed near Cypress, tornado hits SW part of Waller, NWS says

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-05-17 21:27:16

SUMMARY: A destructive storm hit the Houston area with 100 mph straight-line winds in downtown Houston and 90 mph winds in Baytown. An EF-1 tornado with peak winds of 110 mph struck near Cypress, and another tornado hit southwest Waller County. President Biden declared a major disaster, allowing FEMA to provide assistance. Seven people died, and recovery efforts are ongoing. Downtown Houston suffered damage from shattered windows and fallen debris. Power outages affected over 700,000 customers. Cooling centers were opened, and officials urged caution and cooperation during the recovery process. Governor Abbott expressed condolences and assured support for affected communities.

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