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Texas universities’ graduation ceremonies will go on as planned

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www.youtube.com – FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth – 2024-05-08 21:34:04

SUMMARY: UT Austin will go ahead with graduation ceremonies, implementing a strict security policy to prevent disruptions. The president, Jay Hartzel, reassured graduates, many of whom had their 2020 graduation cancelled due to the pandemic, that the ceremonies will take place as planned. The university will not tolerate any disruptions, with hecklers or protestors being removed. Other universities in Texas, such as UT Arlington and UNT, also confirm their graduation ceremonies will proceed. Despite recent arrests and protests on campuses, all ceremonies are scheduled to go on as planned with heightened security measures in place to ensure a smooth and safe event.

While some major universities are canceling graduation commencements or scaling them back, Texas universities plan to go on with graduation as planned.

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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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Houston Heights community cleans up after trees fell on homes during Thursday’s storm

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www.youtube.com – KPRC 2 Click2Houston – 2024-05-17 20:01:02

SUMMARY: The coverage has shifted to the Heights area where thousands of families have been without power all day due to downed trees and power lines. Reporter Joel Eisenbaum, a resident of the area, describes the damage caused by a 96-year-old tree falling on a house. Many streets are still covered in debris and power lines, making it difficult for residents to navigate. Despite the challenges, a Kroger supermarket remained open to provide supplies to residents. The area continues to face power outages and cleanup efforts as residents deal with the aftermath of the storm.

Houston Heights community cleans up after trees fell on homes during Thursday’s storm

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