Sisters launch Facebook page, GoFundMe account in effort to get microchipped dog returned after it was adopted out
Two Houston sisters devastated that their lost dog, Byron, will not be coming home say they have received a ton of support since KPRC 2′s Rose Ann Aragon reported that their microchipped dog was adopted by another family.
Clooney honored by MoMA as actor, director and humanitarian
Clooney was honored Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, by co-stars and colleagues at the annual film benefit for the Museum of Modern Art, held virtually. MoMA’s annual film benefit raises funds to bring great works of film to the museum’s collection. Also giving virtual tributes Monday evening were actors Felicity Jones, Tiffany Boone, Kyle Chandler and Demian Bichir, who appear in “A Midnight Sky,” which Clooney stars in and directs. The benefit featured clips from some of Clooney’s many films: “Michael Clayton,” “Syriana,” "The Descendants,” “Gravity,” and “Good Night, and Good Luck,” among others. In earlier comments to The Associated Press, Clooney said “Good Night, and Good Luck” was probably his proudest professional accomplishment.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner discusses ‘reimagined’ city holiday spectacular as virtual event
Published: November 17, 2020, 10:05 am Updated: November 17, 2020, 10:39 amHOUSTON – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner discussed plans for a reimagined 2020 Reliant Lights Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular Tuesday. Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Reliant Lights Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular 101st year event has been reimagined as a virtual holiday celebration. The virtual show will take place on December 5, from 6:30 pm. Here is the show lineup.
Turner announces $6.2 million effort to help domestic violence victims in Houston
HOUSTON – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that the city is investing $6.2 million, provided by the CARES Act funding, in an effort to fight domestic violence, which he said has increased during the coronavirus pandemic. Turner launched the Domestic Violence and Crisis Intervention Response Initiative with officials from both the Houston police and fire departments and Houston Public Health on Monday during a press conference. He said the initiative will help the city intensify its efforts to address the increase in domestic violence calls. The domestic violence response initiative is needed.”Officials with the Houston Health Department said its mental health division, crisis intervention response team and community partners will expand their reach to serve more domestic abuse victims. The Houston Health Department also launched Phase 2 of its public health campaign called, "Don’t stop.
HPD crime prevention effort aims to address violent crime in 6 Houston ‘hot spots’
In a series of tweets Monday, Turner named these areas: Westside, South Gessner, North Belt, Southeast, South Central, and Midwest. “They may be operating in southeast today, and while we’re trying to impact them they might be going to another part of town to victimize Houstonians. — Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) October 19, 2020There are 6 hot spots that are driving our violent crime numbers. Those spots are the Westside, South Gessner, North Belt, Southeast, South Central, and Midwest. — Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) October 19, 2020Watch the full KPRC 2 live stream of the event in the video player below.
Hidalgo: Don’t feel ‘muzzled’ by the state’s ‘thinly-veiled attempt at suppression’
“It’s a problem, it’s a thinly-veiled attempt at suppression,” Hidalgo said. “But we’re doing everything we can to make that people can participate and that people can vote and that’s what we see right here.”She highlighted the efforts to set-up drive-thru voting and 24-hour voting and more early voting locations and Election Day locations. “The message to the community here is we’re here for you to participate, whatever your political persuasion is,” she said. “We want to make sure that you can participate, that you can vote. We shouldn’t let ourselves be discouraged or muzzled by the state’s actions.”Watch Hidalgo’s full remarks below.
Powerful photos: Hurricane Laura leaves behind disaster, devastation after landfall in Louisiana
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)SABINE PASS, TX - AUGUST 27: Flooding caused by Hurricane Laura on August 27, 2020 in Sabine Pass, Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)SABINE PASS, TX - AUGUST 27: Flooding caused by Hurricane Laura on August 27, 2020 in Sabine Pass, Texas. 4 stormKPRC 2 reporter Robert Arnold leans into the wind in Lake Charles, Louisiana, during Hurricane Laura on Aug. 27, 2020. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA - AUGUST 26: Members of the Louisiana National Guard prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Laura on August 26, 2020 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)
60th anniversary of Edward R. Murrow's "See It Now"
60th anniversary of Edward R. Murrow's "See It Now" On March 9, 1954, Edward R. Murrow made television news history when his "See It Now" examined the methods of Sen. Joe McCarthy, using the senator's own words to document his abusive conduct in Senate hearings into alleged communist subversion.cbsnews.com