News Roundup: Richardson Residents Gather To Remember Slain Officer, David Sherrard

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By Becky FogelFebruary 12, 2018 2:06 pm

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Hundreds gathered in north Texas Sunday for a vigil to remember fallen officer David Sherrard. The 37-year-old Sherrard is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Sherrard was the first member of the Richardson Police Department to be killed in the line of duty in its 60-year-history. He is also the first Texas officer slain this year.

Sherrard was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance call last week. He was remembered by friends, officials and his older sister – Cristal Goings.  “There were a lot of things about David people might not know because he was so humble. And he could sing so beautifully,” Goings said. “And he didn’t like to do it in public very much but he had the most beautiful voice and I would get so mad because I said you have the greatest voice, I mean I wish I could sing like you, and he just wouldn’t share it with the whole world and I wanted him to.”

Goings also described her brother as a loving father and husband. Sherrard’s funeral is Tuesday in Dallas. You can watch the entire candlelight vigil, recorded by WFAA, the local ABC affiliate in Dallas, here.

For the first time in history,  figure skaters are allowed to perform their routines to music with lyrics at the Olympics.

France’s Mae Berenice Meite took advantage of that opportunity, skating to the music of Texas-born superstar, Beyoncé. During her short program at the Pyeongchang Games over the weekend, Meite glided, jumped, and spun to Bey’s hits “Halo” and, of course, “Run the World (Girls).”

You can watch the program, which was part of the figure skating team event here. Shortly after her performance, Meite told why she chose to skate to Beyoncé at the Olympics.

“[Her music] is crazy, wild, and fun. You can just dance to it, and that’s how I am,” Meite told Cosmopolitan. This is the second Olympics for the four-time French national champion. Meite ended up placing ninth after falling during the routine, but her musical selections certainly deserve gold.

Another Texas musician earned some special recognition this weekend. Rapper Travis Scott received the key to his hometown, Missouri City, which is a Houston suburb.

Scott is known for hits like “Butterfly Effect,” and “Antidote,” and he’s featured on Kendrick Lamar’s “Black Panther The Album.”

Missouri City  Mayor Allen Owen bestowed the honor before a crowd during the city’s annual Black History Month Celebration of Culture and Music. (You can watch the ceremony here, courtesy of KTRK TV.)

But he didn’t just get a key, February 10, 2018 was proclaimed Travis Scott Day. Scott told the packed house that this honor was better than any award show he had ever been to.

“This is actually my first award ever and I couldn’t be more proud.” He also said, “my only job is to inspire kids to be the best they can be, to reach their ultimate height. Everybody has a dream, and everybody can do it.”

Houston Rockets guard James Harden also attended the ceremony.