Thursday, June 20, 2024

The Roundup

Article Icon 1Megachurch Pastor Resigns in Sex Scandal

The pastor of a North Texas megachurch resigned Tuesday after a woman in her 50s accused him of molesting her over a period of four years beginning when she was 12.

Pastor Robert Morris of Southlake’s Gateway Church, which has nine North Texas campuses and is attended by over 100,000 people every week, recently admitted to “inappropriate sexual behavior with a young lady” in the 1980s.

Church leaders were apparently unaware of the nature of his interaction with Cindy Clemishire until a Christian blog ran a story documenting her accusations. Clemishire believes she isn’t Morris’s only victim and is urging others to come forward.

Morris has a television program that airs in over 190 countries, and his radio program airs in more than 6,800 cities.

Article Icon 1Migrant Bus Program Slows Down

Gov. Greg Abbott’s migrant busing program has seen a significant decline over the past six months, and three previous destination cities have not received any migrants since January.

In the second half of last year, about 77,000 migrants received state-funded rides from Texas to six cities controlled by Democrat mayors. In the last six months, however, that number has dropped to 17,000, and the state has not sent any migrants to Los Angeles, Philadelphia, or Washington, D.C.

The change can be attributed to an overall drop in illegal border crossings in Texas and counter-measures by destination-city mayors to restrict migrant drop-offs.

Article Icon 1Continent’s First Floating Pool Opens in Texas

The Horseshoe Bay Resort in the Texas Hill Country has unveiled a unique 70,000-gallon, 2,850-square-foot floating pool, the first of its kind in North America.

Situated at the edge of Lake LBJ, the pool features an elevated sundeck, private cabanas, and bar service. It is one of several additions to the resort as part of a $150 million capital improvement program. Watch a video here.

Although floating pools are new to North America, they have been around for about a decade in other parts of the world, such as Helsinki, Finland, and Wolfsburg, Germany. A cross-shaped floating pool will open in New York City’s East River in 2025.

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Around Texas

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton notified more than 100 companies that don’t appear to have complied with a new state law requiring them to register as personal data brokers. (See Details)

Round Rock: Gov. Greg Abbott has authorized a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of those involved in last weekend’s Juneteenth festival shooting that killed two and injured 14. (More)

San Antonio: The U.S. State Department selected San Antonio as one of six locations where it will open a new passport agency, saving residents from having to travel to Houston or Dallas to receive expedited service. (More)

Austin: Kaitlin Armstrong, the 37-year-old yoga instructor convicted last year of killing pro cyclist Anna “Mo” Wilson for going on a date with her former boyfriend, has been ordered to pay $15 million to Wilson’s parents. Armstrong is serving a 90-year sentence for the murder. (See Details)

Fort Worth: LaGrave Field, a baseball park built in 1926 that has not been used in the last ten years, will be torn down after a vote by the Tarrant Regional Water District on Tuesday. The park was renovated in 2001 and served as the home of the now-defunct Fort Worth Cats minor league team. (See Photos)

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Texas Sports

➤ Texas A&M shut out the Florida Gators 6-0 Wednesday in the college baseball World Series, sending the Aggies to the best two-out-of-three Finals against No. 1 seeded Tennessee. The first game is set for Saturday evening. (More)

➤ Rice University officials are reportedly considering building a new football stadium. The current stadium has undergone improvements over previous years, but administrators say a “drastic” change is needed. (See Details)

➤ Wyatt Langford, the Rangers’ 2023 No. 4 pick, hit his first over-the-fence home run and got the silent treatment from his teammates as part of his baseball initiation. (See Video)

➤ Elizabeth Leachman, a Samuel V. Champion High School student, qualified for the U.S. Olympic trials with a mile time of 4.44.06, giving her a chance to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics. (See Photo)

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The Business Of Texas

SpaceX’s Starbase has created 3,400 full-time jobs for employees and contractors and 21,400 indirect jobs in Cameron County, significantly boosting the local economy, according to a county report. (More)

Bexar County Judge Peter Sakai is advocating for county funding to support the construction of a new stadium for the San Antonio Missions baseball team. (See Details)

San Antonio-based construction company Zachry Holdings is facing a lawsuit for violating federal law by not providing 60 days’ notice before laying off over 4,400 workers. (More)

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Et Cetera

Two raccoons invaded a San Antonio couple’s apartment through the chimney, forcing them to evacuate. (Watch Video)

A Marine veteran and his family were gifted a new home in Kyle through the Helping A Hero “100 Homes Challenge,” an initiative to build homes for wounded veterans. (Watch Video)

Texas is auctioning superhero and villain-themed specialty license plates this month, like SPYDRMN, SUPRMAN, or LOKI-01, with opening bids starting at $500. (See Details)

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    4. Chili cheese: 7.2%
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