“Obviously, my family schedule is No. 1,” Brooks said. “But I’d be remiss if I didn’t say how much I appreciate my wife, Carol, and her understanding that sometimes I get pulled in directions that may pull away from the family. Open carry will be permitted at state parks starting Friday.Texas state parks are moving away from concealed permits to open carry. Tyler State Park officials said they do not expect much to change, but some visitors did express some concern.”Don’t have any use to carry, we come out here and run and enjoy the trees and the lake, it wouldn’t be necessary for me,” Josh Sypert said.Others see it as a safety issue not to carry a gun.”Figure the one that’s going to do you harm is going to have it hid and try to be undercover with it,” Paul Slatter said.Nearly 100 state parks in Texas on hundreds of thousands of acres see crowds year around, some already carrying guns. Federal parks in Texas will remain under a firearms ban, but state parks will move from concealed carry to open carry.”I don’t expect it will impact us too much,” Tyler State Park superintendent Darin DePalermo said.He adds there has never been an issue in the years of allowing guns on the grounds, and explains the changes coming Friday.”Going forward with the open carry law, you’ll be able to display it if you’re wearing in your shoulder holster or your belt holster, as long as you have a proper license,” DePalermo said.But park officers are not required to ask open carrying visitors for permits.”Not unless there’s another violation, another law has been broken or a crime has been committed; then we would ask, otherwise no,” DePalermo said.The penalty if a gun is discharged remains a class C misdemeanor.
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The two medal hopefuls took similar routes to their near honors. Twining started with games of 210 and 213 before running into issues in game three and Wapak exploded out of the gate behind Katie Manger with a 1,015 start. Manger rolled a 256 in game one, closing with the final eight strikes..
Raven Bedford, age 19, was one of the march’s organizers. She teared up while giving a powerful speech that described her friendship with Joaquin Oliver, one of the 17 students who was shot dead in the attack by Nikolas Cruz at Stoneman Douglas. (Oliver became particularly well known among the victims after he was buried in a Dwyane Wade jersey.) Bedford said she used to walk home with Oliver from middle school.