11 things to watch in Houston this week: Mayor's forum, Astros postseason and National Night Out

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner addresses the U.S. Conference of Mayors 86th annual Winter Meeting at the Capitol Hilton January 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. The non-partisan conference of mayors from cities with populations of 300,000 or larger meet annually in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
 
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner addresses the U.S. Conference of Mayors 86th annual Winter Meeting at the Capitol Hilton January 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. The non-partisan conference of mayors from cities with populations of 300,000 or larger meet annually in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)  

Take a look at some of the most significant Houston-area events, meetings and stories happening in the week ahead.

Monday, Sept. 30

Rockets vs. Shanghai Sharks

Red nation, game day is finally here. Cheer on the Houston Rockets as they take on the Shanghai Sharks at the first preseason game of the year. The teams will face off at the Toyota Center at 7 p.m.

The Houston Rockets, including Chris Paul and James Harden, stand for the National Anthem before their game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 08, 2019 in Oakland, California.

Penalty phase of Ronald Haskell murder trial set to begin

A jury convicted Ronald Haskell, 39, Thursday of killing six members of a Spring family five years ago. Haskell's defense expects the punishment phase of the trial to last 2 1/2 weeks or so.

Ronald Haskell walks into a Houston courtroom for the first day of his trial Aug. 26, 2019.

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