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Marches, parades, speeches part of MLK Day across Texas

DALLAS (AP) — Marches, speeches and concerts were part of celebrations across Texas to remember slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday.

Organizers expected more than 200,000 people for Monday’s MLK march in San Antonio, billed as one of the largest in the country. Participants carried signs, U.S. and Texas flags and linked arms to walk the route in a show of unity.

Dozens of floats, bands and other entries were part of the Dallas MLK march. Austin’s celebration included a community march that began at the MLK statue on the University of Texas campus.

Houston held two MLK marches.

Monday was a King day of service in Corpus Christi, with volunteers helping others. A similar day of service was planned at UT-Brownsville.

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