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Allen mall shooting: Sachse elementary school breaks ground on park to honor 2 victims

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www.youtube.com – FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth – 2024-05-06 17:15:23

SUMMARY: Today marks the one-year anniversary of a deadly mass shooting in Allen, Texas. A memorial was unveiled at the Allen Outlet’s Mall to honor the victims and those still affected. A memorial service will be held for the eight victims, including two young girls, Daniela and Sophia Mendoza, who were honored at their school. The school is creating a park in their memory, with elements reflecting their unique characteristics. The community is coming together to support the family and remember the lives lost. The park will include butterfly benches, a bird feeder, and a little library in their names. Students are still grieving, but finding ways to remember and honor their friends.

Daniela and Sofia Mendoza were at the Allen Premium Outlets with their mom getting clothes for an upcoming family vacation when they were shot and killed. On Monday, one year after the shooting, Cox Elementary in Sachse held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new park in the girls’ honor.

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Round Rock ISD police chief leaves role, claims district did not report student sexual assault to po

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www.youtube.com – FOX 7 Austin – 2024-05-17 22:16:24

SUMMARY: Round Rock ISD Board of Trustee Daniel Weston blames the superintendent for recent issues in the school district, stating that “a fish rots from the head.” Despite the district’s efforts to address concerns, Weston and other trustees believe that two members are exacerbating the situation by releasing personal information. There were reservations about hiring Police Chief Dennis Weiner due to past accusations, and an investigation later revealed a negative and chaotic environment within the police department. Weston expressed fears for the safety of students and staff, questioning the ability of officers to protect them amidst internal turmoil. The board was disappointed by the release of sensitive information and emphasized the importance of addressing security concerns.

A letter from Round Rock ISD police chief Dennis Weiner to the district superintendent reveals new details about his sudden departure from the department.

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Houston storms leave 5 dead, buildings shattered

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www.youtube.com – FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth – 2024-05-17 21:40:44

SUMMARY: Severe thunderstorms in the Greater Houston area have left at least five people dead. One tornado touched down in the Northwestern part of the city. Downtown Houston is warned to be avoided as streets are littered with glass and power remains a concern with over half a million customers without power, potentially for weeks. Sunlight on Friday revealed the extent of the damage, with winds reaching 100 mph downtown, causing damage to buildings and trees. Among the casualties was a mother of four killed by a falling tree. Texas DPS has arrived to assist with recovery efforts. Schools in the area also experienced significant damage and power outages.

At least five people are dead after destructive severe thunderstorms hit the greater Houston area.

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Daniel Perry’s attorney, victim’s mother speak out after full pardon | FOX 7 Austin

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www.youtube.com – FOX 7 Austin – 2024-05-17 18:48:19

SUMMARY: Governor Abbott issued a full pardon to Daniel Perry, who was released from prison after being unanimously voted for by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Perry had been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of Garrett Foster, an Air Force veteran who was legally carrying an AK-47 at a Black Lives Matter protest. Perry, a ride-share driver, shot Foster and drove off. The pardon came after new evidence, not presented at trial, showed that Perry may have felt threatened. While Abbott cited stand your ground laws, Foster’s mother and the district attorney disagreed with the reasoning, calling the decision political. Perry’s attorney plans to discuss his next steps and possibly rejoining the military.

Gov. Abbott issued a full pardon for Daniel Perry, the former US Army sergeant convicted of murdering Garrett Foster, a Black Lives Matter protester, in 2020. Now both sides are speaking out.

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