Holocaust survivor Ruth Steinfeld (Jan. 27, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Thursday's show: We learn about some new hires for key positions with Harris County, and, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Ruth Steinfeld shares her story of surviving a concentration camp and starting a new life in Houston.houstonpublicmedia.org
Houston non-profit founders want to close the gap among students in the energy capital of the world
A Houston non-profit organization, founded by a pair of energy industry executives, is looking to invest in its next group of motivated high school sophomores for an intense hands-on professional development program.
Who killed Ebenezer Sewornoo? Deputies still searching for suspects nearly 3 years after man’s murder in west Harris County
Harris County Sheriff’s Office homicide investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects responsible for the murder of a man in west Harris County nearly three years ago.
EPA announces plans to tackle environmental justice issues in Texas and other Southern states – Houston Public Media
In November, the top EPA official visited neighborhoods in Houston that have been disproportionately impacted by pollution, as part of a week-long environmental justice tour through the South. Now, new initiatives aim to address what he saw.houstonpublicmedia.org
Man accused of killing Pct. 5 Cpl. Charles Galloway brought to Harris County after being captured in Mexico
The man accused of fatally shooting Harris County Precinct Five Constable Corporal Charles Galloway has been captured in Mexico, according to the U.S. Marshal’s Office. He was found in Ciudad Acuna, which is right across the border from Del Rio, Texas.
New year, new flooring trends
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Wilson sets school record at FasTrak Collegiate Challenge
Texas State senior thrower Alyssa Wilson set a new school record at the FasTrak Collegiate Challenge in Houston this weekend.Wilson, a first-year Bobcat who transferred from UCLA this season, took fir[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
HISD, local officials introduce law to protect students from potential sex crime activities around Texas schools
The superintendent of Houston Independent School District, Millard House II, was joined by several law enforcement agencies and local officials to introduce the “No Trafficking Zone” law, creating a 1,000-foot no-trafficking zone around all schools in Texas.
‘We will never give up’: $50K offered to catch suspect who killed woman setting up garage sale 3 years ago
Crime Stoppers and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference Tuesday asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect(s) responsible for the death of a woman who was gunned down in her front yard while setting up for a garage sale three years ago.
Robbery suspect accused of stabbing K-9 on the run after chase, crash in west Houston: HPD
A manhunt is underway Tuesday for a robbery suspect accused of <a href="https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2022/01/22/k9-officer-stabbed-by-robbery-suspect-in-west-houston-police-say/" target="_blank">stabbing a Houston police K-9</a> on Jan. 22.
Law enforcement agencies across Texas turning to HPD to help fight auto theft’s nationwide
The Houston Police Department’s Auto Theft Division’s Vehicle Fraud Unit has been so successful in stopping accused thieves before they’re able to purchase a vehicle using bogus information, that law enforcement agencies from across Texas are now taking notice.
Rice University, ex-piano instructor named in lawsuit alleging child sex abuse
A Houston woman has filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Rice University and a former piano instructor – who is serving time for indecency with another child – claiming years of abuse that began when she was just 10 years old.
Harris County DA Kim Ogg, faith leaders announce efforts on protecting synagogues, places of worship
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg will be joined by faith leaders and police agencies to announce the county’s efforts in protecting synagogues and places of worships in wake of the hostage-taking incident at a Texas synagogue.
Texas eviction filings among the nation's highest as millions of rent relief dollars go unspent
The amount of federal rent relief dollars clawed back by the Treasury is a small fraction of the nearly $1 billion in federal dollars sent to local governments in Texas to help keep tenants in their homes. The state agency in charge of Texas’ separate $1.9 billion rent relief and eviction diversion program stopped taking new applications in November, citing overwhelming demand. Locally run rent relief programs also are tightening their purse strings. Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick blamed that outcome, in part, on the fact that officials had a hard time finding people to set up and administer their rent relief program, he said in an email. In Montgomery County north of Houston, county officials voluntarily returned $7.1 million in rent relief dollars to the U.S. Treasury, reportedly citing a lack of demand for the county program.chron.com
Benchmark oil prices are at their highest point since 2014. Experts say that’s good for Houston – Houston Public Media
Benchmark oil prices hit their highest price point since 2014 on Wednesday, which experts say could mean an economic boom for Houston. Brent crude futures reached around $88 and West Texas Intermediate crude was around $86 for the day. About one-third of Houston’s economy is tied to the oil and gas industry. "When prices are ...houstonpublicmedia.org
Doubt raised in case of mom accused of putting son in trunk
HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has found no probable cause to support a charge a Houston mother faces after being accused of placing her 13-year-old son in the trunk of her car in an attempt to isolate him after he tested positive for COVID-19.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Ken Paxton violated law and must release records related to Jan. 6 Trump rally, district attorney says – Houston Public Media
The Travis County district attorney, a Democrat, says the Republican attorney general has four days to provide communications, multiple Texas news outlets first reported.houstonpublicmedia.org
How inflation affects Houstonians (Jan. 14, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Friday's show: We discuss what recent inflation means for Houston-area consumers. And we mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the civil war in El Salvador and talk about what it means for Salvadorans who resettled here.houstonpublicmedia.org
Texas school trustee's remarks on Black teachers draw ire
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area school board member is facing calls to resign after he linked more Black teachers to lower school district performance in response to a presentation on an audit of the di[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Navient reaches settlement over student loan practices
Navient, one of the nation's largest student loan companies, has settled allegations of predatory lending practices, agreeing to cancel $1.7 billion in debt for more than 60,000 borrowers. It will also pay out $95 million in restitution to 350,000 borrowers.news.yahoo.com
US dismisses Russian deployment threats as 'bluster'
Russia raises the stakes in its dispute with the West over Ukraine and NATO's expansion when a top diplomat refuses to rule out a military deployment to Latin America. U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said that comment was "bluster." (Jan. 13)news.yahoo.com