News roundup: Baby giraffe, same-sex adoption, prison sentence, $40 million

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A baby giraffe (139 pounds, 5-foot-10) was born at the Dallas Zoo, and you can vote for her name. The choices are Adia, Kanzi and Kipenzi.

Texas Rep. Raphael Anchia, a Democrat who represents Oak Cliff in Austin, authored a proposal to allow both same-sex parents to be listed on their adopted children’s birth records. But the House State Affairs Committee refuses to vote on it.

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Santana Gaona was sentenced to 50 years in prison this week for the murder of Jesse Benavides of Oak Cliff in 2011. Gaona shot Benavides seven times in the back during a child’s birthday party.

Dallas sent $40 million to Florida, where Tampa Steel is building components of our latest “signature bridge.”


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