News 2 Know: NASA mourns first flight director, HISD expands free pre-K program, Nike apologizes
HOUSTON – Good evening from Click2Houston.com.
It’s Monday and it’s also National Hammock Day. You might want to break one of those out later this week. You’ll see what I mean when you read the forecast below.
Let’s get your work week started, shall we?
Showers from this afternoon continue to fall apart while a cold front is moving our way. Check Frank’s forecast for all the details.
Christopher Kraft, NASA's first flight director, has died
Legendary NASA flight director Christopher Kraft has died. He was 95.
Kraft was NASA's first flight director and ran Mission Control during the Apollo program, which landed a man on the moon 50 years ago this week.
HISD expands free pre-K program to several schools
Good news for Houston parents. The Houston Independent School District is expanding its free, full-day pre-kindergarten programs at several campuses.
Nike apologizes to African-American family after alleged racial profiling incident
Nike is apologizing and promising to investigate what led to a white store manager accusing a black couple of stealing a $12 basketball they had just purchased.
Weekend news recap
Here’s a look at some of the headlines you may have missed during the weekend.
- Woman severely burned in Spring house fire
- Tow truck driver accused of shooting carpool driver arrested
- Man beating up his wife shot by teen stepson in Crosby, deputies say
- First Pasadena State Bank tower imploded
- 13,000 gather at Space Center Houston to celebrate Apollo 11 anniversary
On this day
In 1959, the cult classic film “Plan 9 From Outer Space” premieres. It would go on to be billed as one of the worst films ever.
That’s all for now. We’ll see you over at Click2Houston.com.
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