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After reaching capacity, Travis County Parks close for the day
Pace Bend Park, Milton Reimers Ranch Park, Arkansas Bend Park and Mansfield Dam Park closed on Saturday because of a large number of park visitors, according to a tweet from Travis County Parks.
In a tweet the department said, the parks will re-open again tomorrow with limited capacity.
Pace Bend Park closed at around 10 a.m. and Milton Reimers Ranch Park closed at around 12 p.m. Arkansas Bend Park and Mansfield Dam Park closed at nearly 1 p.m.
San Marcos Discovery Center starting online sale of plants from Saturday
According to a press release, the San Marcos Discovery Center is starting a new Online Store and offering curbside pickup for plants from Saturday. It is a limited-period sale and will wrap up till June.
The sale will go live weekly from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday at the Discovery Center, located at 430 Riverside Drive, and willing customers can schedule plant pickups.
Conrad Chappell, Discovery Center Specialist, said, “Spring is a great time to plant more natives, and the Discovery Center wants to help people connect with nature while at home.”
According to the spokesperson for the Center, the online store has a great variety of plants for sale, including trees, grasses, milkweed, and herbs. The plant prices are based on their pot sizes and starting from $2.50 for a four-inch pot.
“By growing these plants in their yards or at their businesses, our customers are sustaining pollinators, conserving water, and providing habitats to birds and other species,” said Chappell. “We have curated our inventory and kept it as affordable as possible to help nurture a healthy, diverse ecosystem in our region.”
Customers can also buy t-shirts and make donations for the partnership-based San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District monarch butterfly waystations.
A man from Austin, Texas found dead in Rochester on Tuesday night
A man from Austin, Texas, was found dead on the southeast side of Rochester, New York, and police are searching for the suspect.
According to Police officers, policemen responded at around 8:45 p.m. to Boardman Street off Monroe Avenue on Tuesday.
During the investigation, a large portion of the residential street was closed for traffic.
The victim as 56-year-old Todd Hamilton and Hamilton belonged to Texas on Friday morning. Police are unable to find his connection with Rochester.
According to police, it was not a random act of violence.
If you have any information about the murder or anything related to the incident, you should call the Rochester Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit at (585) 428-7157 or Crime Stoppers at (585) 423-9300.
MEDICAL SUPPLIES ARRIVED IN SAN ANTONIO
The pandemic has continued to highlight the hard work that San Antonio citizens are doing and The San Antonio International Airport (SAT) also has shown everyone about their extra effort in a humanitarian cargo quest.
As per a press statement, the San Antonio International Airport is the major center of medical supplies cargo for 2 days project where 4 foreign cargo planes from Tel-Aviv, with clinical personal protective equipment will land in San-Antonio.
Two B787-9 airplane lands on Sun in San-Antonio, dropping down gear & return to Israel.
The project was carried out jointly by S.A.T, Customs and Border Control, E.l-A.L Airplanes, and several other organizations and companies.
SAN ANTONIO WITNESSED THE UGLY FIRE IN THE SOUTH PADRE CONDO
A San Antonio family was on vacation at a South Padre Island tourist resort where things get quite unconventional on Sat after a huge fire suddenly broke out at a surrounding condo complex.
Reynald Gautier, his spouse, and a Fourteen-year-old daughter remained at the tourist resort at South Padre Island when they experienced the huge fire at the Gulfpoint Condominium complex at approximately 9:00 a.m. And on Sat.
The power of the hotel was cut, high winds were blowing in and Gautier stated his family had been hit with terror at the prospect of the block being swallowed up in smoke.
"They were frightened and I can't do anything for them ... It has become something that you don't always see, "Gautier said during a report to KSAT 12.
High winds reached the area at the same moment as the blaze and Gautier said that Even during heavy rain the blaze was still strong.
Per an earlier article, the structure was destroyed by the fire, with damage cost approximately at about Seven million dollars.
The actual source of the blaze is not known and no injuries have been confirmed.
A SAN ANTONIO COP CASTILLO SUSPENDED FOR FORTY-FIVE DAYS AND SIGNED "LAST OPPORTUNITY DEAL"
A San Antonio police inspector was terminated for one and half months and forced to accept a 'last opportunity deal' in March when police reacted for the 2nd attempt for as many times to the off-duty violent activities including Castillo and a woman, stated in a division termination documents provided this week to a local news channel.
Castillo claimed to be drunk after the dispute at a far West Side residence last October and was suspected of tossing objects belonging to his friend from the house to the front lawn.
He was initially granted a possible permanent termination in Jan but the sentence imposed was later reduced, documents indicate.
He was suspended for one month.
FORT WORTH BASED PIER ONE IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS AND CLOSING ALL ITS 540 OUTLETS
Pier One, the retailer of chairs and tables, announced that they are closing their business and shutting every 540 of its outlets.
After organizing insolvency insurance early this year, the Fort-worth based company stated on Tues that it could not locate a buyer for their business.
Pier One has competition with online-stores such as Wayfair & Amazon, which offer less price couches and tables that are easily shipped to doors.
1 KILLED IN NORTHEAST FORT WORTH STREET RACE
1 individual is killed in a street race accident on Sunday in Northeastern Fort-Worth.
Cops and Rescue reacted briefly after 9:00 p.m. to a site in the Northern University Drive 301 block.
The accident occurred as 2 cars were racing at high-velocity rates, Cop added.
At the site, the passenger of the car was declared dead whereas the driver was charged and taken to the medical facility for checkup.
That crash is now under inquiry, according to the officials.
PROPERTY OWNER SHOT AND WOUNDED THE SUSPICIOUS INTRUDERS
When two people tried to invade into the house on early Sun through the front gate of a Fort Worth house, the property owner took out his gun and shot would-be robber, cops stated.
The alleged burglary of the house occurred shortly around Six am. As per cops, in the 2700 block of Northwestern 34th Avenue. The property owner fired at them when 2 persons wearing black pushed open the main house front gate and attempted to get in there and walking suspiciously.
Cops identified those 2 persons afterward, and they were arrested.
Homeless man rescues animals from a burning shelter in the USA
Keith Walker, 53, who lives on the street, rushed to a flaming animal shelter to rescue them as firefighters were waiting for animal control.
"I was damn nervous, I'm not lying. I was really afraid to go in there, in this smoke. But God put me there to save these animals," Walker said in a comment to the TV channel.
"If you love a dog, you can love everyone in the world. My dog is my best friend, and I would not be here without him. So I knew that I had to save all these dogs," the man added.
Blogger Michael Reeves taught a robot dog Boston Dynamics named Spot to "pee" with beer
The blogger demonstrated the process of training a robot dog.
With a special code and several tubes, the robot can identify the glass on the floor, sit on it and release a stream of beer into the container.
Reeves said that the accuracy of the jet is still low, and it still needs to be worked on.