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City near the scene of school shooting revokes gun show deal

Aug. 02, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

HONDO, Texas (AP) — The Texas city near where 1 9 children and two teachers were shot dead in an elementary school classroom has rescinded a deal for a gun group’s fundraising event in a city-owned hall. The Hondo City Council voted 4-1 Monday to rescind the rental agreement for...

Uvalde video shows raw feelings toward journalists linger

Jul. 16, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two news outlets’ decision to release an excruciating 77-minute video this week showing police inaction during the Robb Elementary School mass shooting drew a harsh response from residents of Uvalde, Texas, even though they have sought this type of transparency for weeks. ...

Uvalde school police chief on leave after mass shooting

Jun. 22, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Uvalde school district’s police chief was put on leave Wednesday following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead. Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District...

Texas top cop: Uvalde police could've ended rampage early on

Jun. 21, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police had enough officers and firepower on the scene of the Uvalde school massacre to have stopped the gunman three minutes after he entered the building, and they would have found the door to the classroom where he was holed up unlocked if they had bothered to check it, the...

School police chief a no-show at Uvalde City Council meeting

Jun. 08, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The school district police chief criticized for waiting too long before law enforcement confronted and killed the gunman during a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school did not appear at a City Council meeting in Uvalde on Tuesday, despite being newly elected to the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 06, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. June 5, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Abbott, call a special session on guns A distraught Uvalde community spent last week grieving at the first funerals of children slaughtered in their classroom. Republican elected officials did what they always...

'Precious individuals' taken in Texas school shooting

Jun. 03, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — One student was an avid runner, so fast she swept the races at field day. Another was learning football plays from his grandfather. One girl sensed something was wrong and wanted to skip school. On Wednesday, stories began to emerge about the lives of the 19...

The names: 19 children, 2 teachers killed in Uvalde school

Jun. 03, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Nineteen children were looking forward to a summer filled with Girl Scouts and soccer and video games. Two teachers were closing out a school year that they started with joy and that had held such promise. They're the 21 people who were killed Tuesday when an 18-year-old...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 03, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Paper didn’t show COVID-19...

'Day by day:' Uvalde survivors recover from wounds, trauma

Jun. 02, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Bullet fragments lodged in the children's arms and legs. Traumatic flashbacks flooding their nightmares. For the 17 people injured during a mass shooting last week in Uvalde, Texas, healing will be slow in a community mourning the deaths of 21 others. As the...