Austin Texas – Alexandra and Austin http://alexandraandaustin.com/ Wed, 25 May 2022 15:20:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://alexandraandaustin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1.png Austin Texas – Alexandra and Austin http://alexandraandaustin.com/ 32 32 21 people killed at Uvalde Elementary School in deadliest shooting in Texas https://alexandraandaustin.com/21-people-killed-at-uvalde-elementary-school-in-deadliest-shooting-in-texas/ Wed, 25 May 2022 15:01:14 +0000 https://alexandraandaustin.com/21-people-killed-at-uvalde-elementary-school-in-deadliest-shooting-in-texas/ By Sneha Dey, The Texas Tribune May 24, 2022 Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date with the most essential news from Texas. Find out what’s happening in Austinwith free real-time Patch updates. Nineteen children and two adults were killed Tuesday in a shooting at Robb Elementary School […]]]>

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May 24, 2022

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Nineteen children and two adults were killed Tuesday in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde County, making it the deadliest shooting in Texas history.

“My heart is broken today,” Hal Harrell, superintendent of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, said while fighting back tears at a press conference Tuesday night. “We are a small community and we need your prayers to get through this.”

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Governor Greg Abbott said the shooter was killed. The shooter was believed to have acted alone, said Pete Arredondo, CISD police chief of Uvalde.

“What happened in Uvalde is a horrific tragedy that cannot be tolerated in the state of Texas,” Abbott said.

President Joe Biden has spoken to Abbott to offer help, White House officials said. Biden also ordered flags on all public property and at US embassies to be flown at half-mast in memory of those killed.

“Tonight, I ask the nation to pray for them. Give parents and siblings the strength in the darkness they feel right now,” Biden said during a Tuesday night press briefing.

Biden also issued a new call to reform gun laws.

“As a nation, we have to ask ourselves – when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” he said.

One of the two adult victims was identified as a teacher, Eva Mireles, by her aunt and A parent of a student on social networks. The other adult and the 19 children have not been identified. State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, D-San Antonio, told CNN there may be a third adult dead, but authorities have not confirmed this.

Authorities and hospital officials said other people were injured but did not confirm the number.

Abbott identified the shooter as Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old Uvalde resident. The man abandoned his vehicle and entered Robb Elementary with a handgun and possibly a rifle, the governor said.

Filming began around 11:32 a.m., Arredondo said. The Uvalde School District reported an active shooter on Twitter at 12:17 p.m.

U.S. Border Patrol officers responded to a request for law enforcement assistance, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security spokesperson said. Law enforcement officers entered the school building and were met with gunfire from the shooter, who was barricaded inside. A Border Patrol agent shot the gunman before waiting for reinforcements, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

The shooter shot his grandmother before the school shooting, Gutierrez told CNN. The grandmother was airlifted to San Antonio and “still holding on” Tuesday night, according to information given to Gutierrez by the Texas Rangers.

The Daily Dot reported that the shooter had recently purchased a rifle online. He posted images of two rifles in his final Instagram post before the social media platform deleted the account, according to the outlet.

Robb Elementary teaches second, third, and fourth graders. Pupils were due to celebrate their last day of the school year on Thursday.

The school had 535 students in the 2020–21 school year, most of whom were Hispanic and considered economically disadvantaged. Uvalde is a relatively small town about 85 miles west of San Antonio. Its population of approximately 15,200 is predominantly Hispanic.

Earlier Tuesday, CISD Uvalde placed all campuses under lockdown after shots were fired in the area. Harrell said the school will be closed for the rest of the school year, although bereavement counseling will be offered to students.

U.S. Representative Tony Gonzales, a Republican whose district includes Robb Elementary School, wrote on Twitter, “My heart breaks for the town of Uvalde. Pray for our families.” and quoted a Bible verse.

The Uvalde massacre is the second deadliest shooting on record at an elementary, middle or high school in the United States, following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, according to The New York Times. The Uvalde massacre is the eighth mass shooting in a public space in Texas since an Army psychiatrist opened fire on the Fort Hood Army base in November 2009, killing 13 people in what was later determined to be an act of religious extremism. Five years later, in April 2014, another Fort Hood soldier killed three people and injured a dozen others on base before killing himself in a firefight with military police.

Since then, the pace of mass shootings in Texas has accelerated, as has the death toll:

  • In July 2016, five Dallas police officers were killed by a 25-year-old man who targeted officers during a Black Lives Matter protest; the shooter injured nine other officers and two civilians before being killed by a remote-controlled bomb following a clash with police.
  • In November 2017, a 26-year-old man opened fire during Sunday morning services at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, killing 26 people and injuring 20 others. The shooter fled the area when a local man began shooting at him, then shot and killed himself after a car chase.
  • Six months later, in May 2018, a 17-year-old student shot and killed eight students and two teachers and injured 13 at Santa Fe High School near Houston. He was arrested approximately 25 minutes after the shooting began.
  • In August 2019, a 21-year-old man drove from suburban Dallas to El Paso, posted a racist manifesto, then started shooting people at a Walmart, targeting Latinos. He killed 23 people and injured 25 before leaving the store and surrendering to nearby Texas Rangers.
  • Later that month, a 36-year-old man engaged in a shooting in the Midland-Odessa region, killing seven and injuring 25. The man, who had been fired from his job that morning, was shot dead by police outside a cinema in Odessa.

And over the past decade, state lawmakers have responded to mass shootings in Texas and elsewhere with a slew of laws that prioritized Second Amendment rights and increased Texans’ ability to carry guns in places where they were previously prohibited.

The 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown spurred a new Texas law the following year that created a school marshal program allowing certain employees to have firearms in Texas schools. .

Four years later, lawmakers allowed Texans to openly carry guns rather than having them concealed and required public universities to allow anyone with the proper license to carry concealed weapons in dorms. , classrooms and campus buildings.

Frankie Miranda, CEO of the Hispanic Federation, called for concrete steps to make Latino communities safer, such as commitments to fund mental health services and gun control measures. And in a joint statement, the National Education Association and the Texas State Teachers Association called on lawmakers to address gun violence: “Tragedies like this continue to happen while elected officials do nothing except, in the case of Texas, making guns more available.”

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz said in a statement on Tuesday that he was “uplifting the entire community of Uvalde in prayer during this devastating time.” He also has Told journalists that he does not consider gun control measures effective in preventing crime.

Abbott, along with Cruz and former President Donald Trump, is scheduled to speak Friday at the National Rifle Association’s 2022 annual meeting in Houston. Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate challenging Abbott in the November general election, called on the governor Tuesday night to step aside from the meeting.

“Governor Abbott, if you have any decency, you will immediately withdraw from this weekend’s NRA convention and urge them to hold it anywhere but Texas,” O’Rourke tweeted.

Politico reported that a spokesperson for U.S. Senator John Cornyn said he would not attend the meeting, citing an unexpected change in his schedule that occurred before Uvalde’s shooting.

Alexa Ura, Lomi Kriel and Reese Oxner contributed to this story.

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Austin area hits lowest unemployment rate since pandemic began https://alexandraandaustin.com/austin-area-hits-lowest-unemployment-rate-since-pandemic-began/ Mon, 23 May 2022 22:44:00 +0000 https://alexandraandaustin.com/austin-area-hits-lowest-unemployment-rate-since-pandemic-began/ The most recent employment report from the Texas Workforce Commission shows the MSA of Austin-Round Rock has an unemployment rate of 2.5%. AUSTIN, Texas — Austin’s unemployment rate is the lowest since the pandemic began. Two years ago, in May 2020, the unemployment rate in the Austin-Metro area was 11.4% due to pandemic challenges and […]]]>

The most recent employment report from the Texas Workforce Commission shows the MSA of Austin-Round Rock has an unemployment rate of 2.5%.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin’s unemployment rate is the lowest since the pandemic began.

Two years ago, in May 2020, the unemployment rate in the Austin-Metro area was 11.4% due to pandemic challenges and layoffs. But labor leaders say Austin’s unemployment rate has made a comeback and is now at 2.5%, the lowest in the entire pandemic.

Jameson Cardenas, senior director of marketing and communications at Workforce Solutions Capital Area, says the hot job market is ideal for job seekers because they have plenty of options, but it’s a challenge for employers.

He says employers should consider hiring bonuses, raise salaries and have growth opportunities within the company in order to hire people.

I think what we’ve seen, and what we hope to continue to see, is that all industries right now are hungry for talent,” Cardenas said.

From March 2022 to April 2022, the industries that saw the largest increases in workers were professional business services, recreation and hospitality, and manufacturing.

Workforce Solutions reports that over the past 12 months, 34,344 Austin MSA companies have posted jobs, with the top 10 including Dell Technologies, University of Texas, Apple, Austin ISD, City of Austin, IBM, Texas State University, HEB, Round Rock ISD, and Amazon.

The labor market has been growing strongly for several years. Workforce Solutions reports that from 2016 to 2021, jobs grew 13.7% in MSA Austin. This change far exceeds the national employment growth rate of 0.7%.

Some of the industries that saw declines from March 2022 to April 2022 are construction and transportation. They believe this is due to material supply chain issues for projects and a shortage of skilled talent, such as certified truck drivers. They also believe that competition for workers jumping on different opportunities in the industry for better pay and HVAC contractors not being hired for the summer have contributed to the decline. But they expect these industries to see increased workforces in the coming months.

“We know that transportation and specialty trade have a lot of summer plans coming up, so we generally see an increase in hiring during the summer for those industries,” Cardenas explained.

The struggle for many people in Austin is finding jobs that pay enough to meet the high cost of living. That’s why Workforce Solutions offers training programs in areas like manufacturing and healthcare, which can lead to higher salaries.

“Our goal here at Workforce Solutions is to make life easier for people here in Austin, so they don’t get kicked out, that’s what we focus on,” Cardenas said.

Workforce Solutions Capital Area offers training to enter in-demand industries such as construction, manufacturing, technology, and healthcare.

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Del Valle ISD Hosts Austin’s First Bilingual Entrepreneurship Conference https://alexandraandaustin.com/del-valle-isd-hosts-austins-first-bilingual-entrepreneurship-conference/ Sat, 21 May 2022 22:18:00 +0000 https://alexandraandaustin.com/del-valle-isd-hosts-austins-first-bilingual-entrepreneurship-conference/ Studies show that students who learn or know another language exhibit increased executive functions, attention control, cognitive inhibition, and working memory. AUSTIN, Texas — In partnership with Del Valle ISD, Latinitas, Austin’s only 100% bilingual STEM education nonprofit, hosted its Startup Chica conference in Del Valle on Saturday at Dailey Middle School. of the district. […]]]>

Studies show that students who learn or know another language exhibit increased executive functions, attention control, cognitive inhibition, and working memory.

AUSTIN, Texas — In partnership with Del Valle ISD, Latinitas, Austin’s only 100% bilingual STEM education nonprofit, hosted its Startup Chica conference in Del Valle on Saturday at Dailey Middle School. of the district. Open to girls, teens, and non-binary students ages 9-14, participants start a business for social good, from concept to pitch.

Having received $1.5 million in federal stimulus funds in 2021 to expand its bilingual program, Del Valle ISD has been chosen as the location for the organization’s first bilingual conference. The entire district is bilingual integrated and offers multiple programs for bilingual students.

“We are proud to offer the girls of our district this special conference in partnership with Latinitas where students will learn and be inspired by local women entrepreneurs. Our priority is to provide unique and innovative experiences for our students and this conference is certainly one of those opportunities,” said Annette Tielle, Superintendent of ISD Del Valle. “This conference captures the innovation and ingenuity of the Del Valle community and its students, positioning them as future global leaders.”

“Our community deserves the best. I am thrilled to welcome Latinitas to Del Valle for their Startup Chica conference,” added Austin Board Member Vanessa Fuentes. “This is a wonderful opportunity for young girls to learn skills on how to start their own business, pitch ideas to investors, and hear from community and business leaders. If you can see it, you can be it.

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Startup Chica prepares students to take full advantage of innovation and technology opportunities at Del Valle.

The event featured TK Tunchez (entrepreneur and founder of Frida Friday ATX) as keynote speaker, Aurora Archer (founder and CEO of The Opt-In) as purpose and strategy speaker, Fuentes as pitching speaker and Salwa Yordi (founder of Farandula Texas ) as MC. Additionally, Jasmine Vallejo (Community Manager at Meta), Dr. Karla Arellano (Postdoc at UT Austin), and Yumi Ramos (Automation Control Engineer at Tesla) participated in a panel discussion moderated by Belinda Rivera on leveraging the creativity in the STEM industry.

“It’s so important for girls of color, especially black and brown girls, to see these examples of women of color who own their own businesses, who are CEOs and founders, who are leaders in our community. And we want that they yearn for that as well. And we’re starting to see, we’re planting that seed very early,” said Sylvia Butanda, Deputy Executive Director of Latinitas.

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Baseball No. 22 blasts Kansas 12-4 https://alexandraandaustin.com/baseball-no-22-blasts-kansas-12-4/ Fri, 20 May 2022 03:31:38 +0000 https://alexandraandaustin.com/baseball-no-22-blasts-kansas-12-4/ History links Next game: Kansas 05/20/2022 | 6:30 p.m. Longhorn Network May. 20 (Friday) / 6:30 p.m. Kansas AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Baseball’s No. 22 beat Kansas, 12-4, to open the series Thursday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns (37-17, 12-10) had 17 […]]]>

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Baseball’s No. 22 beat Kansas, 12-4, to open the series Thursday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns (37-17, 12-10) had 17 hits, including three homers.

Peter Hansen pitched six innings and allowed four runs on seven hits, while striking out five batters. He picked up his ninth win of the season to match his win tally from last season.

Mitchell Daly went 3 for 5 at home plate with a grand slam and five RBIs, while Ivan Melendez was 3 for 5 with a three-run homer.

Kansas came first to the board with a run in the top of the third, hitting three straight two-out singles to take a 1-0 lead.

Texas recovered the run and more to take a 4-1 lead late in the third inning. Hodo started the inning with a double before scoring on an RBI single par Austin Todd to even the game. With two runners and one out, Silas Ardoin then drove in two runs with a double to right center field. Daly capped the inning with a two-out RBI single down the middle.

The Jayhawks scored a run in the top of the fourth to cut the Longhorns’ lead to 4-2.

The Longhorns blew the game up in the bottom of the fourth, using a pair of home runs to take an 11-2 lead. After singles Trey Faltin and Hodo, Melendez blew his 27and home run of the season out of the batter’s eye in center field. The Longhorns kept up the pressure and charged the bases with two outs in front Mitchell Dalywho threw a grand slam to left field.

Kansas got two more runs on the board in the top of the sixth, hitting a two-run homer to left field to cut the lead to 11-4.

The Jayhawks threatened in the seventh, loading the bases with one out. Tristan Steven was called from the bullpen and got a pair of strikeouts to get the Longhorns out of the jam.

Jared Southard and Aaron Nixon closed the game with a scoreless inning apiece to finish the Jayhawks.

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Eight FC Dallas U14s invited to May 2008 US YNT ID Camp in Austin, Texas https://alexandraandaustin.com/eight-fc-dallas-u14s-invited-to-may-2008-us-ynt-id-camp-in-austin-texas/ Tue, 17 May 2022 01:31:09 +0000 https://alexandraandaustin.com/eight-fc-dallas-u14s-invited-to-may-2008-us-ynt-id-camp-in-austin-texas/ US Soccer continues its series of Youth National Team ID Camps with one in Austin, Texas on May 25. Eight players from the FC Dallas Academy U14s (2008) have been invited to the camp: Matthew Kent, Zach Molomo, Matthew Razo, Saul Rios, Kevin Rodriguez, Gabe Rojas, Andrew Saucedoand Gavin Vo. These ratings are based on […]]]>

US Soccer continues its series of Youth National Team ID Camps with one in Austin, Texas on May 25. Eight players from the FC Dallas Academy U14s (2008) have been invited to the camp: Matthew Kent, Zach Molomo, Matthew Razo, Saul Rios, Kevin Rodriguez, Gabe Rojas, Andrew Saucedoand Gavin Vo.

These ratings are based on my viewing and I have seen this U14 team many times so far.

Matthew Kent – A striker/striker I’ve seen on the wing in the games I’ve watched.

Zach Molomo – Targeted attacker. He played with the U15s. Large and generally dangerous.

Matthew Razo – A holding mid that I consider a top talent. Basically to be really good.

Saul Rios – A new goalkeeper who recently joined the FCD El Paso Academy. I haven’t seen him play yet, I don’t think. He played with the U15s as well as the U14s during his short stay here in Dallas.

Kevin Rodriguez – A fairly good defensive-minded central defender who passes well.

Gabe Rojas – I saw him both as a CB and as a central midfielder. He was a strong player on both sides of the pitch. He impressed me.

Andrew Saucedo – The U14 player creator and currently the best player on this team for me. He plays good defense while being a creative gem. I think he will have to learn at 8 as he moves up the ranks.

Gavin Vo – Another versatile player, I think I’ve seen him play winger, 8 and centre-back. Heck Maybe even outside too. (All 14 have open subs.)

List for US YNT ID Camp 2008 in May 2022.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott still leads Beto O’Rourke in gubernatorial race, poll shows https://alexandraandaustin.com/texas-governor-greg-abbott-still-leads-beto-orourke-in-gubernatorial-race-poll-shows/ Sun, 15 May 2022 10:33:47 +0000 https://alexandraandaustin.com/texas-governor-greg-abbott-still-leads-beto-orourke-in-gubernatorial-race-poll-shows/ AUSTIN — Texas Governor Greg Abbott still leads Democrat Beto O’Rourke by 7 percentage points, 46-39, in this year’s race, according to a Dallas Morning News– A poll from the University of Texas at Tyler released on Sunday. That’s essentially unchanged from the incumbent’s 45-38 lead over O’Rourke in February. On the eve of the […]]]>

AUSTIN — Texas Governor Greg Abbott still leads Democrat Beto O’Rourke by 7 percentage points, 46-39, in this year’s race, according to a Dallas Morning News– A poll from the University of Texas at Tyler released on Sunday.

That’s essentially unchanged from the incumbent’s 45-38 lead over O’Rourke in February.

On the eve of the start of early voting in the May 24 primary runoff, Attorney General Ken Paxton leads fellow Republican and state lands commissioner George P. Bush, 41-35.

On the Democratic side, former ACLU attorney Rochelle Garza of Brownsville leads former Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski for the party’s attorney general nomination, 35-20.

In the Democratic runoff to choose the party’s nominee against the state’s No. 2 official, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Carrollton State Rep. Michelle Beckley leads Houston accountant Mike Collier, 31-19 .

The poll, conducted May 2-10, surveyed 1,232 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Among the survey’s signals that the state’s voter mood has deteriorated was an increase in the percentage of voters who say Texas is heading in the wrong direction – to 56% this month. this, compared to 49% in February.

governor’s race

Abbott enjoys a huge fundraising lead and 60% of voters say the incumbent Republican has been the most visible on television. Only 25% say O’Rourke is the most visible candidate on television.

When it comes to social media, 41% say O’Rourke has been most visible on those platforms. 38% say Abbott is more visible.

Abbott has a 10 percentage point lead among independent voters, 16-6, and he crushes O’Rourke among whites, 58-30. The former congressman from El Paso, however, has the advantage among women (44-40), blacks (59-16) and Latinos (46-36). Delilah Barrios and Mark Tippetts, the gubernatorial candidates of the Green Party and Libertarian Party respectively, get 3% each.

Abbott faces some potential vulnerabilities, according to the survey.

In 42-41, all voters say they trust O’Rourke more than Abbott to implement policies on the Texas-Mexico border. The splits in the party were predictable: Democrats trust O’Rourke, 82-7, while Republicans trust Abbott, 73-10.

Abbott, who has made noises about possibly being the first modern-day Republican from Texas to win the Hispanic vote, is trusted by only 29% of Latinos in border politics. 52% of Hispanics trust O’Rourke more, according to the poll.

AG, Lieutenant Governor

Paxton had a double-digit lead over Bush in the four most recent polls. The news and UT-Tyler.

The incumbent’s lead is now 6 percentage points (41-35, which is within the poll’s margin of error). The March lead field of four major GOP nominees for attorney general has narrowed to two.

Additionally, Bush’s “campaign for justice” — he predicts Paxton will be indicted by Biden’s Justice Department before November — and continued negative publicity over Paxton’s legal troubles could weigh on the incumbent’s November outlook. Two-term GOP.

While Republican voters have not budged and continue to say he has the integrity to be the best lawyer in the state (by 49-16), for the first time a plurality of all voters are not disagree: 37% say Paxton doesn’t have integrity, while 30% say he does. That compares to narrow differences of opinion among all voters on Paxton’s honesty in November, January and February. Last June, by 33-25, they agreed that Paxton had the necessary integrity.

In closing TV spots, Bush highlights Paxton’s nearly seven-year-old indictment on securities fraud charges and whistleblower allegations that Paxton acted corruptly on the donor’s behalf campaigner and property developer Nate Paul.

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In a statewide poll last month by the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation of former Dallas State Rep. Jason Villalba, two of five likely Republican primary voters said they would never vote. for Bush. Among them, 66% cited the fact that he is a member of the Bush family, a legendary family in American politics that has included presidents, governors and a US senator.

This month, William Nalley, 32, of Fort Bend County, told UT-Tyler investigators, “I wouldn’t vote for candidate Bush.

On the Democratic side, runners-up Garza and Jaworski haven’t had enough money for statewide television ads and aren’t well known. A political newcomer, Garza appears to have “voting name advantages” as a Latina. She held Jaworski, the grandson of Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski, to a 26-26 split among whites and past him among Hispanics, 44-13.

In the Democratic runoff for lieutenant governor, 44% of Democrats are unsure whether to support Beckley, a small-business owner and two-term Texas House member, or Collier, who is running for left for comptroller in 2014. and lieutenant governor in 2018. Beckley leads among all racial and ethnic groups, including by 33-18 among Latinos, according to the poll.

Methodology

The Dallas Morning News/UT-Tyler poll is a statewide random sample of 1,232 registered voters conducted between May 2 and May 10. The mixed-mode sample includes 412 registered voters interviewed by telephone by the University of Texas at Tyler with support from ReconMR and 820 registered voters randomly selected from Dynata’s online respondent panel. The margin of error for a sample of 1,232 registered voters in Texas is +/- 2.8 percentage points, and the most conservative margin of sampling error that includes the design effects of this poll is +/- 3.1 percentage points for a 95% confidence interval. The online and telephone surveys were conducted in English and Spanish. Using information from the 2020 Current Population Survey and the Office of the Texas Secretary of State, Gender, Age, Race/Ethnicity, Education, Metropolitan Density, and Choice sample votes were matched to the population of registered voters in Texas.

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Things to do in Austin this weekend: Leander Pride, Paddle for Puppies and more https://alexandraandaustin.com/things-to-do-in-austin-this-weekend-leander-pride-paddle-for-puppies-and-more/ Fri, 13 May 2022 19:04:00 +0000 https://alexandraandaustin.com/things-to-do-in-austin-this-weekend-leander-pride-paddle-for-puppies-and-more/ Here’s a look at some of the events happening in the Austin area this weekend. AUSTIN, Texas – The weekend is here and, as always, there’s a ton going on in the Austin area! From an inaugural Pride event to a Whiskey Festival, there’s no shortage of fun activities over the next few days. Here’s […]]]>

Here’s a look at some of the events happening in the Austin area this weekend.

AUSTIN, Texas – The weekend is here and, as always, there’s a ton going on in the Austin area! From an inaugural Pride event to a Whiskey Festival, there’s no shortage of fun activities over the next few days.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the events you can attend this weekend:

A grassroots group called Inclusion, Diversity and Equity for All Leander, or IDEAL, is working with community partners to organize Leander’s first-ever Pride event this weekend.

On Saturday, Leander Pride will host their “A Rainbow to Remember” event from 6-11 p.m. at Wilco WorkSpaces + Events. The event will feature vendors, an art exhibit, speakers, food trucks, a silent auction, music and a drag makeup tutorial and drag show.

When: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday

Or: Wilco Workspaces + Events, 1615 Scottsdale Drive

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The Texas Whiskey Festival says its mission is to promote and enhance the brands of the many great distilleries in Texas, while educating whiskey enthusiasts about the many whiskeys produced in the Lone Star State. The event is expected to feature over 100 whiskeys from 36 distilleries.

When: Friday and Saturday

Or: Star Hill Ranch, 15000 Hamilton Pool Road to Bee Cave

Paddle for Puppies is an annual fundraiser to benefit Austin Pets Alive!’s Parvo Puppy ICU. Each year, participants paddle kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) on Lady Bird Lake. A Paddle for Puppies t-shirt is provided with registration and all proceeds will go to APA!.

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When: 6:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday

Or: Rowing dock on Lady Bird Lake

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Texas police are still seeking answers to the 1996 murder of Kristen Lea Wilson https://alexandraandaustin.com/texas-police-are-still-seeking-answers-to-the-1996-murder-of-kristen-lea-wilson/ Wed, 11 May 2022 18:56:50 +0000 https://alexandraandaustin.com/texas-police-are-still-seeking-answers-to-the-1996-murder-of-kristen-lea-wilson/ article Photo courtesy of the Texas Department of Public Safety of Kristen Lea Wilson. She was found dead in her apartment on November 28, 1996. AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking the public for help obtaining information in a cold case in Harris County. DPS is requesting information about […]]]>

Photo courtesy of the Texas Department of Public Safety of Kristen Lea Wilson. She was found dead in her apartment on November 28, 1996.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking the public for help obtaining information in a cold case in Harris County. DPS is requesting information about the 1996 murder of Kristen Lea Wilson, 29, of Houston.

On November 28, 1996, Wilson did not arrive at her family’s home for Thanksgiving dinner. His parents went to his apartment on Meadowglen Lane in southwest Houston and found the door unlocked and Wilson dead inside.

Authorities believe Wilson’s attacker broke into her apartment before she got home, waited for her to arrive, and then strangled her. Wilson was found partially nude, and she may also have been sexually assaulted by her attacker. Investigators determined that nothing had been taken from his apartment. Wilson was last seen alive the previous day, November 27.

The Houston Police Department (HPD) investigated the case thoroughly, but no leads have been developed. The Texas Rangers are assisting the HPD with the investigation. During the investigation, several people were exonerated, but no suspects were identified.

Anyone with details of the homicide is asked to provide information.

Photo courtesy of the Texas Department of Public Safety of Kristen Lea Wilson.

An increased reward of up to $6,000 is offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before the next cold case is announced. A $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest is consistently offered for all cases on the Texas Rangers Cold Case website.

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities by calling the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). All tips are anonymous. Individuals can also submit information through the Texas Rangers Cold Case website or by telephone to the Missing Persons Hotline at 1-800-346-3243.

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Arch Manning compares Austin, Texas to his hometown https://alexandraandaustin.com/arch-manning-compares-austin-texas-to-his-hometown/ Tue, 10 May 2022 02:14:43 +0000 https://alexandraandaustin.com/arch-manning-compares-austin-texas-to-his-hometown/ The entire college football world is watching the recruiting of 2023 quarterback Arch Manning. And on Monday, the No. 1 prospect for next year’s class spoke to On3 about his recruitment. Manning told On3 that Texas, Alabama and Georgia, while he also plans visits to LSU and Florida. As for the Longhorns, Manning commented on […]]]>

The entire college football world is watching the recruiting of 2023 quarterback Arch Manning. And on Monday, the No. 1 prospect for next year’s class spoke to On3 about his recruitment.

Manning told On3 that Texas, Alabama and Georgia, while he also plans visits to LSU and Florida.

As for the Longhorns, Manning commented on his relationship with Texas saying: “Maintaining the relationship with these guys (Steve Sarkisian, AJ Milwee); staying in touch through normal conversations has been a good thing. The visit to Austin, we got to see the practice and see what it’s all about. We sat down at the quarterbacks meeting. It was fun to see how they interacted, and I’m excited to see what they can do this year. They got a few transfers from Alabama, and I think this offense can be explosive. Austin is a big city compared to the other two, so it reminds me a bit of New Orleans. It’s a bit weird, and they have good coaches there.

Manning has visited Austin multiple times, in fact more times than any other school on his list, but the race for NFL legacy is far from over. Throughout the process so far, the Longhorns’ biggest challengers have been the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs, the two teams that played in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship.

As for a decision, Manning told On3, “It’s a bit closer. I don’t really have a point yet, but I guess it’s kind of a reduction of things. I’m looking forward to (making a decision) either before the season or during the season or after the season. If I was ready, I would probably commit now, but I’m not, so I’m just waiting.

But if Texas fans are looking for a glimmer of hope as to why Manning might prefer Texas, having the city of Austin over his hometown of New Orleans is definitely something Texas fans will love. ‘UT can hang their hats.

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Wow! Goodwill found in Texas turns out to be an ancient Roman bust https://alexandraandaustin.com/wow-goodwill-found-in-texas-turns-out-to-be-an-ancient-roman-bust/ Sun, 08 May 2022 11:42:00 +0000 https://alexandraandaustin.com/wow-goodwill-found-in-texas-turns-out-to-be-an-ancient-roman-bust/ Wow! Goodwill found in Texas turns out to be an ancient Roman bust Updated: 6:42 a.m. CDT May 8, 2022 A marble bust that a Texas woman bought for around $35 from a Goodwill store is temporarily on display at a San Antonio museum after experts determined it was a centuries-old sculpture that disappeared of […]]]>

Wow! Goodwill found in Texas turns out to be an ancient Roman bust

A marble bust that a Texas woman bought for around $35 from a Goodwill store is temporarily on display at a San Antonio museum after experts determined it was a centuries-old sculpture that disappeared of Germany since World War II. The bust, which art collector Laura Young found at Goodwill in 2018, once belonged to the collection of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, according to the San Antonio Art Museum, which exhibits temporarily the piece until it is sent back to Germany next year. The ancient Roman bust dates to the first century BC or first century AD It was last seen in Aschaffenburg, Germany, and experts believe a soldier took the sculpture and brought it to the United States. United, the museum said. A Sotheby’s consultant has identified the work and it has been authenticated, the museum said. “We are very happy that a piece of Bavarian history that we thought was lost has reappeared and can soon return to its rightful place,” said Bernd Schreiber, chairman of the Bavarian administration. Young said there were a few months of “intense excitement” after learning the story behind the coin, which she found on the floor under a table at a Goodwill in Austin, Texas.” But it was bittersweet because I knew I couldn’t keep or sell the (bust),” she said. “Anyway, I’m glad I got to be part of a small part of (his) long and complicated story, and he looked great in the house while I had him.”

A marble bust that a Texas woman bought for around $35 from a Goodwill store is temporarily on display at a San Antonio museum after experts determined it was a centuries-old sculpture that disappeared of Germany since World War II.

The bust, which art collector Laura Young found at Goodwill in 2018, once belonged to the collection of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, according to the San Antonio Museum of Art, which temporarily displays the piece until be sent back to Germany next year.

The ancient Roman bust dates from the first century BC or the first century AD. It was last seen in Aschaffenburg, Germany, and experts believe a soldier took the sculpture and brought it to the United States, the museum said.

A Sotheby’s consultant identified the work and it was later authenticated, the museum said.

“We are very pleased that a piece of Bavarian history that we thought was lost has reappeared and can soon find its rightful place again,” said Bernd Schreiber, chairman of the Bavarian Administration for Castles, Gardens and Lakes belonging to the State. .

Young said there were a few months of “intense excitement” after learning the story behind the coin, which she found on the floor under a table at a Goodwill in Austin, Texas.

“But it was bittersweet because I knew I couldn’t keep or sell the (bust),” she said. “Anyway, I’m glad I got to be part of a small part of (his) long and complicated story, and he looked great in the house while I had him.”

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