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WATCH: Water main break causes water to shoot out of the ground in north Austin

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www.kxan.com – Julianna Russ – 2024-06-07 18:38:45

SUMMARY: A water main break in north Austin has caused significant disruptions, with a geyser visibly shooting out of Wells Branch Parkway. Around 4:30 p.m., Travis County ESD No. 2 firefighters responded to the scene. The break caused a truck to lodge in a hole, worsening the situation as water spilled out. The ensuing flood targeted a nearby apartment complex. Austin Water confirmed the area is managed by the Wells Branch Municipal Utility District. First responders have advised people to avoid the area, with traffic already backing up due to partial road closure. Water crews are en route to address the issue.

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Nonprofit status gives Austin School of Furniture Foundation new legs for charitable efforts

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www.kxan.com – Mercedez Hernandez – 2024-07-12 08:36:56

SUMMARY: The Austin School of Furniture Foundation (ASFF), driven by creativity and passion, has achieved nonprofit status, enabling it to expand its woodworking programs. ASFF Managing Director Austin Waldo shared that the school, established in 2018, offers classes from beginner woodworking to fine furniture making. Before the nonprofit designation, community classes were offered on a pay-what-you-can basis. The new status allows ASFF to grow its programs, including scholarships and tool stipends, and receive tax-exempt donations. Student Adam Baumeister appreciates the variety of tools used in classes, enhancing his learning experience.

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Eastex Freeway closed: IH-69 northbound mainlanes at Kingwood Drive shut down after deadly, wrong-way crash

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-07-12 07:35:53

SUMMARY: A fatal crash involving a wrong-way driver has caused the shutdown of all northbound lanes of IH-69 Eastex Freeway at Kingwood Drive in Houston, Texas. The incident, which occurred shortly before 2 a.m., resulted in the death of the wrong-way driver and left the other vehicle’s driver in critical condition. Authorities are awaiting toxicology reports to determine if the wrong-way driver was intoxicated. Houston police are directing traffic off the freeway, suggesting Loop 494 as an alternate route. For real-time traffic updates, sign up for notifications via the ABC13 app.

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Suspect Injured Following Police Chase and Shootout in Midlothian

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-07-12 06:54:42

SUMMARY: A police chase in Dalworthington Gardens, near Arlington, ended in a shootout in Midlothian early Friday morning. Officers attempted to serve a warrant, leading to a pursuit that culminated at an apartment complex around 3 a.m. on Highway 67 and Henderson Street. The suspect hit a squad car and subsequently fired at officers, who then returned fire. The suspect was critically injured and hospitalized; no officers were harmed. The incident is still under investigation.

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