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San Antonio Activists Protest In Solidarity With Baltimore

Apr 30, 2015

A group of about 40 people took to Perrin Beitel and Loop 410 on Wednesday evening, to stand with the protestors in Baltimore. Among them was SATX4 organizer Mike Lowe said: “No accountability, no justice, and today, this is what we demand,” Lowe said. There was a sizable police presence, but the police was clear that they neither anticipated any problem, nor found it.

Gas Prices Rise Nationwide, DFW Area Most Expensive In Texas

Apr 30, 2015
Courtesy AAA Texas

COPPELL, Texas — Despite gas prices being lower than they were at this time last year, nationally and statewide, Texas drivers are now paying $2.38 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, seven cents per gallon more than they did last week. However, it is still $1.11 less per gallon than last year, according to a report from the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

Tomorrow, May 1, is the deadline for terminals to switch over to summer-grade fuel and that, along with other major factors like seasonal maintenance at refineries and market uncertainty has contributed to the rise in prices.

While gas prices rose across Texas and other parts of the U.S., Texans are still paying 20 cents less than the national average of $2.58 per gallon.

Storm Prediction Center, National Weather Service / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via Wikipedia

AUSTIN — An insurance group says last weekend’s storms across north and central parts of Texas have caused at least $65 million in damage to vehicles. The Insurance Council of Texas reported Thursday that damage estimates for homes and businesses are still being compiled.

A statement from the Austin-based industry group says four Texas storms in the past two weeks are blamed for about 60,000 auto insurance claims.

The National Weather Service says at least eight tornadoes touched down southwest of Fort Worth late Sunday. Nobody was hurt.

Baltimore Officials: No Immediate Decision In Gray Case

Apr 30, 2015
Texas Public Radio

BALTIMORE — Having weathered two all-night curfews with no major disturbances, Baltimore officials are now trying to manage growing expectations they will immediately decide whether to prosecute six police officers involved in the arrest of a black man who later died of injuries he apparently received while in custody.

In an effort to be transparent, authorities have told the community they plan to turn over the findings of a police investigation into Freddie Gray’s death to a state’s attorney by Friday. Gray’s death from a spinal injury a week after his April 12 arrest is what sparked riots Monday — the worst the city has seen since 1968.

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AUSTIN — The Legislature has approved a proposal allowing thousands of Texas high school seniors to potentially graduate this year despite failing standardized tests needed to earn a diploma.

Amarillo Republican Sen. Kel Seliger’s bill offered an alternative graduation plan to an estimated 28,000 Class of 2015 seniors who failed to pass at least one statewide exam in algebra I, biology, English I and II and U.S. history.

It established individual educational committees to determine whether a student could graduate instead based on other factors, like attendance and grades.

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