News 2 Know for Aug. 9, 2018

Happy Thursday! We're almost to the weekend.

Today also marks the 44th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon. At 11:35 a.m. on Aug. 4, 1974, Nixon formally resigned from office. Vice President Gerald Ford was then sworn in as the 38th president of the United States. 

Today's Weather

Afternoon showers cooled the temperature a bit.

Don't forget! You can keep track of the radar and forecast throughout the day at click2houston.com/weather or by downloading the Frank's Free Forecast app.

Local News

Why this veteran stands outside car to pay tribute during funeral processions

Photo: Eliazar & Angelica Flores

A man with a Disabled American Veteran license plate standing outside his car in the Texas heat to honor a passing funeral procession.

VIDEO: Man exposes himself to child, motions 'shhhh' to her at NE Houston store

This man is accused of following a child and exposing himself at an east Houston dollar store on Aug. 8, 2018.

A Houston mother is horrified after a man was caught on surveillance video exposing himself to her 7-year-old daughter in a northeast east Houston store.

Man bitten by shark near Crystal Beach

Photo: Galveston County Sheriff's Office

A man was bitten by a shark Thursday morning near Crystal Beach. According to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office, the man, who is in his 40s and from the Alvin area, was bitten above the knee on his right leg at around 10 a.m.

Anyone missing a mini horse? Tiny steed found wandering Harris County neighborhood

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office released these pictures of a miniature horse that was found wandering a Houston-area neighborhood Aug. 9, 2018.

A Harris County homeowner walked outside Thursday morning and was greeted by a miniature horse.

Texas News

How often do shark attacks happen in Texas waters?

The chances of having a dangerous encounter with a shark in Texas waters are not as common, according to the safety and security website Safewise.

National & World News

Facebook bars users from sharing blueprints for 3D-printed guns

Facebook is blocking sites that provide instructions for creating 3D printed guns and deleting content related to the creation of such weapons.

Just for fun

Should this be the Astros' bullpen cart?

A custom-built Astros themed golf cart.

John Abbott and his son John Abbott, Jr. recently painted a golf cart in honor of the Astros for a client, when they decided they also need to do another one specifically for the baseball team, according to Tammie Billie, Abbott's sister.

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