National Juneteenth Museum Takes Shape in Fort Worth, Texas

The brainchild of Opal Lee, the institution will be part of an economic development project aimed at revitalizing the city’s Historic Southside neighborhood.

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Chasing a Mighty Relic of Yesteryear: Union Pacific 4014

A train enthusiast reflects on the grandeur of the world’s largest operating steam locomotive, recently returned to service.

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Severe Weather in the South: What to Know About the Forecast

Parts of Texas were hit by fast-moving storms on Monday. More than nine million people were under an enhanced risk for severe weather on Tuesday, meteorologists said.

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Jury Finds Former Boeing Pilot Not Guilty of Fraud in 737 Max Case

The pilot, Mark Forkner, was the only person to face criminal charges for flaws that resulted in two fatal crashes of one of Boeing’s most important planes.

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Weather Conditions Continue to Fuel Texas Wildfire

As the Eastland Complex kept burning in central Texas, a new fire emerged on Sunday.

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F.B.I. Director Calls Texas Synagogue Attack an Act of Antisemitism

Christopher A. Wray said the hostage taker targeted the Jewish community, contrary to the agency’s initial statement.

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Divers Find 13 Vehicles in Texas Lake While Searching for Man

The missing man, John Creech, who was last seen near his home in Meridian, Texas, in 2009, still has not been accounted for by county and state investigators.

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Husband of ‘Sweetheart Swindler’ Sentenced to 85 Years for Bilking Older People

Prosecutors said that Desiree Boltos and her husband, Paul Hill, stole more than $3 million from seniors who believed they were in romantic relationships with her.

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Texas Man Killed and Dismembered 3 at Motel, Police Say

Jason Alan Thornburg, 41, an electrician’s apprentice, told detectives that he “believed that he was being called to commit sacrifices,” according to an arrest warrant.

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Military Jet Crashes in Texas Backyard, Injuring 2 Pilots

Three homes were damaged and three residents treated for minor injuries, the Fort Worth Fire Department said. “It could have been a lot worse,” a police chief said.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Bomb Amazon Data Center

Prosecutors said that Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, of Wichita Falls, Texas, had also boasted that he was at the Capitol on Jan. 6 when Trump supporters stormed the building.

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After the Nassar Scandal, Gymnastics Coaches Try a New Tone

Changes in the sport, which is still struggling to recover from a sexual abuse scandal, were evident at a championship event in Texas.

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The Sound of Silence on Abortion

Sport leagues and corporations rally against bias and voter suppression. But they are quiet about abortion. 

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With 23 Candidates, Special Election in Texas Is Headed for Runoff

The front-runner was Susan Wright, who was endorsed by Donald J. Trump and is the widow of Representative Ron Wright, who died of Covid-19 in February.

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Man Charged in Bomb Plot Targeting Amazon Data Center

Seth Aaron Pendley was arrested on Thursday and charged with plotting to blow up an Amazon data center in Virginia, prosecutors said.

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Turn the Lights Out. Here Come the Birds.

Buildings, landmarks and monuments are turning off lights to prevent fatal impacts as birds set off on spring migration.

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5 People Die in ‘Massive’ Texas Crash of More Than 70 Vehicles

The accident, involving up to 100 vehicles, took place along Interstate 35 in Fort Worth, where the authorities warned of dangerous weather conditions.

#deaths-fatalities, #fort-worth-tex, #interstate-35, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather

What’s Playing in Dallas? With Streaming, I Could Find Out

Open-air shows. Joint productions. Filmed dress rehearsals. Here’s a faraway close-up on how one theater community has stayed reasonably robust in adversity.

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Democrats Hope 2020 Is the Year They Flip the Texas House

Republicans have controlled the state government since 2003. An anti-Trump surge could give Democrats a crucial boost.

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Jerry Harris of ‘Cheer’ Accused of Sex Abuse in Teenagers’ Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in Texas on Monday accuses a star of the Netflix docuseries of soliciting sex and nude photos from two underage boys.

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Former Angels Employee Charged in Pitcher’s Overdose Death

Tyler Skaggs, who had fentanyl and oxycodone in his system at the time of his death, would not have died if not for the fentanyl, federal prosecutors said on Friday.

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Golf’s Return Draws a Star-Studded Field and a Prickly Entrance Test

The PGA Tour’s first event in three months will be contested without fans, fist bumps or Tiger Woods. But even with constraints, golfers are eager to play.

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Shooting at Fort Worth Park With 600 People Leaves 5 Wounded

It was not clear what such a large crowd was doing at the park in Fort Worth during the pandemic, the police said. Witnesses told officials at least 30 gunshots were heard.

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Prisoner With Coronavirus Dies After Giving Birth While on Ventilator

Andrea Circle Bear, the first female federal prisoner to die after getting the coronavirus, had just started serving a two-year drug sentence for selling methamphetamine.

#circle-bear-andrea, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #fort-worth-tex, #prisons-and-prisoners, #south-dakota