Prince Philip, Kent Moore Cabinets


Hannah Gonzalez

The Take 2 series features brief weekly updates on the state or nation’s relevant news for the community.

Royal Death: This morning, Buckingham Palace announced the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was 99 years old. The Duke was hospitalized for a month at King Edward’s VII Hospital in March, and later received treatment for a pre-existing heart condition at St. Bartholomew’s. According to the palace, he died “peacefully.” 

Significance: Prince Philip was the longest serving British consort in history, marrying Queen Elizabeth II in 1947. The British Members of Parliament announced on Twitter that they will remember the prince in a special session on April 12. Crowds began to gather Friday morning at Windsor Palace to pay tribute to Philip. Elections for mayoral and council positions in England, scheduled for May 6, are postponed following his passing. 

Bryan Shooting: Lary Bollin, an employee at Kent Moore Cabinets, was arrested yesterday as a suspect in a shooting that day. The shooting took place at the Kent Moore Cabinet manufacturing facility, injuring five people and killing one. Bollin is charged with one count of murder and is being held at the Brazos County Sherrif’s office. He led police on a chase that ended in the town of Iola, Texas. 

Significance: This follows the shooting in Rock Hill, South Carolina that left six people dead the previous day. President Joe Biden announced executive orders addressing gun violence hours before the shooting in Bryan, calling it an “epidemic” and “international embarrassment.” Gov. Greg Abbott responded to the president by calling his actions a “power grab” to take away guns.