Pancho Claus needs help: ‘Last year, we had like $20K. This year we don’t even have $2K’
It was a Santa's workshop Saturday -- with a twist. Instead of jolly ol' Saint Nick, Houston's own Pancho Claus and his volunteers were hard at work trying to make local kids' dreams come true, but they desperately need help from the community.
McMahon rallies Rice to 35-31 victory over Louisiana Tech
TJ McMahon threw two late touchdown passes — including a 3-yarder to Cedric Patterson III with 61 seconds remaining — and Rice rallied for a 35-31 victory over Louisiana Tech. Rice led 14-10 at halftime, but JD Head connected with Smoke Harris for a 5-yard score to give Louisiana Tech a 17-14 lead midway through the third quarter.
Atascocita reaches fourth State Quarterfinal, downs Ridge Point
<b>HOUSTON – </b>With his helmet still on, swaying back and forth with his teammates while the Atascocita High school song bellowed loud from the stands of TDECU Stadium, Kam Dewberry held the newest gold football trophy in his left hand.
Man remains at large after fatally shoots ex-girlfriend’s common-law husband, documents show
Charges have been filed against a 21-year-old man accused of killing another man at an apartment complex in southeast Houston. Quinton Jermaine Wilson, 21, is charged with murder in the shooting death of Giovanie Thompson, 25.
Houston highway project sparks debate over racial equity
A $9 billion highway widening project being proposed in the Houston area could become an important test of the Biden administration’s commitment to addressing what it has said is a history of racial inequity with infrastructure projects in the U.S. The project’s critics, including community groups and some residents, say it won’t improve the area’s traffic woes and would subject mostly Black and Latino residents to increased pollution, displacement and flooding while not improving public transportation options. Its supporters counter the proposed 10-year construction project that would remake 24 miles along Interstate 45 and several other roadways would enhance driver safety, help reduce traffic congestion and address flood mitigation and disaster evacuation needs.news.yahoo.com
Families of 2 killed at Astroworld Festival file lawsuits
The suburban Chicago families of two college students who were among those killed this month at the Astroworld concert in Houston have joined the growing ranks of those who are suing rapper Travis Scott and companies involved with the event.
Suspected thief arrested after using vehicle to drag off-duty officer through Home Depot parking lot, HPD says
Houston police said they <a href="https://twitter.com/houstonpolice/status/1463844099841310724" target="_blank">have arrested</a> the man they say dragged an off-duty officer through a Home Depot parking lot Wednesday morning.
How much it’ll cost you this year to fill up your tank
According to AAA Texas, gas prices are dropping ahead of a busy Turkey Day travel week, from what we saw earlier in the year, but over all, numbers are significantly higher compared to last year. Here’s how that’s going to affect you road trip budget.
Kirby Ice House Set To Build New Location In The Woodlands
The Woodlands, Texas – Houston-based Kirby Ice House has announced plans to build its third location and its first outside of Houston, set for 1700 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. The five-year old business opened its second ice house nearly 18 months ago and has now solidified plans for its third, though no opening date has yet been announced. The third Kirby Ice House will have all of the features that made the first two such popular gathering places, including outdoor games, food trucks, and event opportunities. Some features will be even more out-sized than at the other locations, such as the 70 TVs that will allow Kirby Ice House to show several different sports events, movies, and shows at once. In a news release announcing the upcoming ice house, Kirby Ice House Partner Russ Morgan said, “As we add locations, we are looking to bring the same Kirby Ice House brand to more people by maintaining the experience and service that made our first location so popular.springhappenings.com
Congressional gerrymandering by Texas Republicans cut out the heart of Houston’s Asian community – Houston Public Media
Asian and Pacific Islander populations surged in Texas over the past decade, but their political power is weakened under new congressional maps. A northwest Houston neighborhood offers a case study in how that was done.houstonpublicmedia.org
EPA chief visits Houston’s heavily polluted neighborhoods as residents call for accountability – Houston Public Media
During EPA Administrator Michael Regan's visit, residents expressed concerns about a range of issues, including concrete batch plants, creosote contamination and the cumulative impact of pollution from multiple facilities concentrated in the same area.houstonpublicmedia.org
I SEE U, Episode 26: Who Made the Potato Salad? – Houston Public Media
Top Chef finalist, Dawn Burrell, Restaurateur Marcus Davis and the third-generation owner of "This is It Soul Food", Craig Joseph discuss black food pathways and what should be on your menu this Thanksgiving.houstonpublicmedia.org
Texas A&M student who died after Astroworld is remembered for her generosity, her family says – Houston Public Media
The 22-year-old Texas A&M student was declared dead at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday night after being on a ventilator with no sign of brain activity for days following the festival.houstonpublicmedia.org
Top U.S. environmental regulator to visit Houston neighborhoods where Black and Latino residents bear brunt of pollution – Houston Public Media
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan on Friday will meet with community leaders and advocates in Houston neighborhoods where pollution has impacted people’s health.houstonpublicmedia.org
Hospital revokes Houston doctor’s privileges for ‘spreading dangerous misinformation’ about covid on Twitter
Mary Bowden, who recently joined the hospital’s medical staff, has been suspended for “spreading dangerous misinformation” and sharing “harmful” personal and political opinions about the coronavirus vaccine and treatments.washingtonpost.com