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What is El Niño? How will it affect the coming Texas summer?

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www.wfaa.com – – 2023-06-01 19:50:00

SUMMARY: An El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a climate pattern that occurs in the tropical Pacific Ocean and is characterized by changes in sea surface temperatures, atmospheric pressure, and winds. It can have significant impacts on weather patterns around the world, including North Texas. El Niño patterns typically result in warmer ocean surface temperatures, while La Niña patterns result in cooler ones. There is a high chance of El Niño developing in the region by the end of July; however, it is not expected to have a huge impact on Texas weather during the summer months.

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Texas Longhorns QB Colt McCoy on SEC move, Quinn Ewers and Arch Manning

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www.kxan.com – Noah Gross – 2024-06-14 16:08:56

SUMMARY: Quarterback Colt McCoy, reflecting on his time at Texas and the upcoming 2024 season, discussed the renewed rivalries and high expectations for Texas as they enter the Southeastern Conference (SEC). McCoy expressed excitement for key games against Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M, highlighting the historic Red River Rivalry. He praised the current Texas QB room and shared insights on his potential future in the NFL, noting a significant elbow injury. McCoy believes Texas is strategically poised for the SEC transition. Additionally, his annual camp in Austin raises funds for Dell Children’s Medical Center, underscoring his community involvement.

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Katy Fwy car fire: Heavy truck incident along IH-10 eastbound near Washington Avenue and Westcott Street causing traffic backups

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-06-14 14:50:44

SUMMARY: A heavy truck fire on the Katy Freeway in Houston is causing significant traffic delays. The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. and involved a Jeep catching fire on IH-10 eastbound near Washington Avenue and Westcott Street. Three center lanes and two right lanes are closed as cleanup efforts continue. Alternate routes suggested include the Beltway and Highway 290. No injuries have been reported, and the duration of lane closures is unknown. For real-time traffic updates, Houstonians can use the ABC13 app to receive traffic alerts directly to their phones. © 2024 KTRK-TV. All rights reserved.

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City of Austin tries to create more green jobs, partners with local organizations

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www.kxan.com – Sarah Al-Shaikh – 2024-06-14 13:46:22

SUMMARY: The City of Austin, collaborating with local organizations, is promoting green jobs through the Green Workforce Accelerator program. This initiative aims to increase green job opportunities, provide relevant training, and ensure equitable job access. Ten local organizations recently completed the program, receiving $15,000 grants to support their initiatives in sectors like water management, energy efficiency, alternative energy, waste management, transportation, and urban agriculture. A study by the City and the University of Texas highlighted the rising demand for green jobs. Predictions show significant job growth in green industries in Travis County, with future expansions of the program expected.

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