Austin couple asked to take down Pride Flag, facing possible fines from neighborhood’s HOA

Tray Ling

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Newly-wed couple David Colligan and Alonzo Rivas were beaming with pride, as they hung up their colorful flag.

“It’s pride month!” Colligan said. That excitement quickly turned into shock after they received a notice from property management to take it down. According to management, those are the rules of the neighborhood’s Home Owner’s Association, which it enforces.

The Pride Flag that was on display at David Colligan and Alonzo Rivas’ home in south Austin. (Photo: David Colligan and Alonzo Rivas)

That notice from property management — which the couple shared with KXAN — states their HOA only

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Massachusetts boy, 13, escapes home with sibling, 4, during suspected murder-suicide; police rescue 3rd child

Tray Ling

A 13-year-old boy in Massachusetts carried his 4-year-old sibling out a window to safety during a suspected murder-suicide inside their home Tuesday, according to reports. 

A suspect appeared to have fatally shot his girlfriend inside the Oxford, Massachusetts, home before turning the gun on himself, police said, according to WBZ-TV of Boston. The woman’s body was found in the kitchen and the man’s in the backyard. 

The 13-year-old ran to a neighbor’s house to get help and an Oxford police officer went to the home and rescued a 3-year-old who was still inside. 

“The 13-year-old was a pretty courageous young

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Residents Protest Critical Race Theory, Transgender Policy at Virginia School Board Meeting

Tray Ling

Residents protest at a Loudon County, Va., school board meeting, June 22, 2021. (Gabriella Border/via Twitter)

Police declared an unlawful assembly at a Loudoun County, Va., School Board meeting Tuesday after residents clashed regarding the district’s proposed policies on transgender students.

The proposal in question, known as policy proposal 8040, would require teachers to use a child’s preferred gender pronouns. The board closed public comments at its meeting on Tuesday night after multiple interruptions by residents in the crowd.

After several speakers voiced support for the proposal, a woman who said she was the mother of a transgender student was

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20 Cows Escape Slaughterhouse, Roam Neighborhood Before One Shot by Deputy

Tray Ling

A cow was fatally shot by a deputy as officers attempted to round up a herd of cattle that are believed to have escaped from a meatpacking plant in California.

Officers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office responded on Tuesday evening at around 7:30 p.m., when a herd of at least 20 cows were spotted roaming free in neighborhoods after they escaped from a plant located in Pico Rivera, Los Angeles County, according to KTLA.

The department tweeted about the herd, warning residents that the cows were spotted “loose” on Beverly Road and Durfee Avenue and urged local people

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KEY LARGO CONGESTION FOCUS OF BOCC: ‘OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS UNDER SIEGE’

Tray Ling

At least 10 Key Largo residents unleashed a barrage of complaints at the June 16 Monroe County BOCC meeting about the day-tripper congestion problem in their neighborhood by Sunset Point Park 2 at MM 95. In response, the board asked county staff to research law enforcement solutions for no-parking signs for the upcoming holiday weekend, and the board decided that action will be taken on this problem at a special BOCC meeting on Monday, June 21 at 10 a.m. at the Marathon Government Center.

“Our neighborhood is under siege, and we are begging you for help,” said resident Tamra Green,

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