News 2 Know for Nov. 12, 2018

By Aaron Barker - Senior Web Editor

It's Monday evening, and it's also the day that the nation observes Veterans Day.

Originally, the holiday, which falls on Nov. 11, was known as Armistice Day and celebrated the end of World War I. It was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Today's Weather

Winter is coming! If you've been waiting for those cold temperatures to arrive, you're in luck. Some places could see the first freeze of the season tonight. Meteorologist Frank Billingsley has a look at the forecast.

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

Child hit by stray bullet in McDonald's drive-thru during shooting of robbery suspect

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Gunfire between a robbery suspect and a security guard led to the shooting of a child at a nearby drive-thru in north Houston on Nov. 12, 2018.

A child was hit by a stray bullet Monday afternoon during a shooting involving a security guard and a robbery suspect at a cell phone store in north Houston, according to police. Read more >

'God was with them:' Teens robbed, carjacked outside Houston church, parent says

Two teens are still shaken up and scared to leave home after being robbed and carjacked at gunpoint outside a church in east downtown Houston, according to one teen's parent. Read more >

Marijuana, daylight saving time & taxes: Bill filing for 2019 session begins

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The Texas Legislature's newest incoming members were elected less than a week ago, and the two chambers won't gavel in until Jan 8. But the law-writing bonanza of the 2019 legislative session kicked off Monday, the first day to prefile bills for 86th Legislature. By noon, more than 400 bills had been filed. Read more >

Texas News

Winter storm dumps snow in Texas Panhandle

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Snow covers cars in the Texas Pandle on Nov. 12, 2018.

An early season winter storm has dumped up to 7 inches of snow in the Texas Panhandle and lesser amounts in the western half of Oklahoma as it moves toward Arkansas. Read more >

National News

Michelle Obama: Melania Trump turned down offer of help

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Free from the constraints she might have felt while living in the White House, former first lady Michelle Obama is getting personal, opening herself up to the world in bold ways in her memoir, "Becoming," out Tuesday.

In her new memoir, "Becoming," former first lady Michelle Obama writes a passage explaining how her predecessor, Laura Bush, had extended her help to Obama when she was an incoming first lady, telling her that if Obama needed help, she was "a phone call away." Read more >

Fun News

This is the Oreo cookie dunking set you never knew you needed this holiday season

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Oreo Ultimate Dunking Set, as seen on Walmart.com for $17.98.

Cookies and milk can be a messy proposition, especially if those cookies are Oreo cookies -- but not anymore with a kit that aims to bring your dunking game to a new level. Read more >

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