CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Weekend celebrations marked a proud moment in American history - the 50th anniversary of the three Apollo 11 astronauts landing on the moon. Crew member Buzz Aldrin accompanied Vice President Mike Pence to Florida's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday. And crowds turned out at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, where Apollo 11 is on display as part of a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
ABILENE, Texas (AP) - A West Texas park dedicated to Dyess Air Force Base personnel who died in crashes or other service to their country has been expanded to include memorial plaques. Ceremonies were held Friday in Abilene at updated Dyess Memorial Park, which was a project of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee. The site previously featured a flagpole, a covered area and bricks. The expanded park now recognizes the 79 military personnel who've given their lives since the base opened in 1956.
LIBERTY, Texas (AP) - An East Texas jailer has been charged with stealing hundreds of dollars from inmates who surrendered the cash when booked. The Liberty County Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Mayra Gallegos-Balderas was arrested Tuesday on a theft of property warrant and freed on a personal recognizance bond. Gallegos-Balderas worked for GEO Group, which operates the Liberty County jail. Three people released from jail reported that some or all of the cash they had, documented during booking, wasn't returned.
SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas city that in 2017 bought a nearly 33,000 acre (13,355 hectare) ranch to ensure its municipal water supply has offered to sell the property for nearly $52.5 million. The San Angelo Standard-Times reports the for-sale sign is up at the Ford Ranch, located in parts of Concho, McCulloch and Menard counties. San Angelo purchased the Ford Ranch for about $44 million. Listing agent King Land and Water says the ranch was acquired to preserve access to the Hickory Aquifer.
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