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Name this Longhorn: Austin Zoo runs contest on what to call its newest resident

The newest addition to the Austin Zoo is in need of a name, and for a $2 donation, you can pitch your own idea.


The zoo posted about the new Texas Longhorn on its website and social media this week. Suggestions and donations will be accepted until 6 p.m. July 15 on the zoo's online submission form.

A panel of zoo staff members will decide on the winner.


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The high school valedictorian who took aim at Texas legislators in her speech is still fighting for women’s rights as a UT student

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Paxton Smith’s 2021 valedictory speech at Lake Highlands High School in Dallas wasn’t the same speech she had previously shared with school administrators. She dropped the approved speech and made a case for women’s reproductive rights after lawmakers passed the Texas "Heartbeat Bill.”

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Austin City Council sets meeting to talk abortion decriminalization after Roe v. Wade struck down

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