The Standard’s news roundup gives you a quick hit of interesting, sometimes irreverent, and breaking news stories from all over the state.
Kids around Texas are using a time-honored summer tradition to show support for police officers in the wake of Thursday’s Dallas shooting: lemonade stands. The local ABC station in Dallas reports one stand in Burleson raised $2,400 for a foundation that supports families of fallen officers.
Plus: The City of Austin wants to shore up a habitat for one of its endangered species: the Barton Springs Salamander. Austin American-Statesman environmental reporter Asher Price explains how officials hatched a plan to daylight about 75 feet of a stream that connects one part of the slender salamander’s habitat to another.
And: Two Texans made the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics team after two nights of competition in California over the weekend – three-time all-around world champion Simone Biles from Spring and Madison Kocian of Dallas. Biles told NBC she and her teammates are the “Fierce Five, second generation.” They head to Brazil for the games in August.