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A Legendary 100-Year-Old Carousel Will Spin Again in Austin 

A Legendary 100-Year-Old Carousel Will Spin Again in Austin 

Sort ByFilter ByLocationsTypeView ResultsFiltersAt Playland Park in San Antonio, the carousel was always spinning. Even if there were no passengers, owner Jimmy Johnson instructed the operator to keep it whirling. It had four technicolor wooden horses to a row, 52 jumpers in all. Built as a traveling carousel, it could be broken down and packed away on wagons every night as the carnival moved from town to town. But from 1943 to 1980, the carousel didn’t budge from its spot at the front of the park on the corner of Broadway and Alamo. Chances were, as Johnson knew, any kid walking past would...

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Wolfe City police officer antagonized people in small Texas town prior to shooting of Jonathan Price, residents say

Wolfe City police officer antagonized people in small Texas town prior to shooting of Jonathan Price, residents say

WOLFE CITY — Few people knew his real name, but in the short six months that Shaun Lucas patrolled this tiny Texas community, he earned a reputation.Black residents of Wolfe City, a town of 1,400 people about 70 miles north of Dallas, warned each other about the “new cop” and the harassing behavior a growing list of people had experienced over minor violations that would raise nary an eyebrow in the quiet community before Lucas arrived.Residents say the 22-year-old officer had been overly aggressive with his traffic enforcement and berated longtime Black locals. At least one former resident...

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Police officer antagonized people in small Texas town prior to shooting of Jonathan Price, residents say

Police officer antagonized people in small Texas town prior to shooting of Jonathan Price, residents say

WEATHER ALERTTags: Sign up for our NewslettersTags: (TEXAS TRIBUNE) – Few people knew his real name, but in the short six months that Shaun Lucas patrolled this tiny Texas community, he earned a reputation.Black residents of Wolfe City, a town of 1,400 people about 70 miles north of Dallas, warned each other about the “new cop” and the harassing behavior a growing list of people had experienced over minor violations that would raise nary an eyebrow in the quiet community before Lucas arrived.Residents say the 22-year-old officer had been overly aggressive with his traffic...

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