Former UH Downtown employee stole nearly $9K for Amazon purchases, rent, then doctored documents, records show
A former University of Houston - Downtown employee is accused of spending thousands of dollars in public money on personal purchases when she worked as an administrative assistant in the Division of Advancement and University Relations, records show.
How to have difficult conversations: ‘The Locker Room’ discusses discrimination, cancel culture
Damon West, a Professor of Criminal Justice at The University of Houston Downtown, and a nationally known keynote speaker, appeared on KPRC 2+ Monday to discuss his new book, THE LOCKER ROOM: How Great Teams Heal Hurt, Overcome Adversity and Build Unity.
Food distributions in Houston area still drawing large crowds as Thanksgiving approaches
The partnership between the university and the Houston Food Bank is now in its eighth year, proving once again to be much-needed, especially because of the coronavirus pandemic. “They won’t have food put on the table.”It was a similar scene at Barnett Stadium where HISD also set up shop and held a food distribution of their own. “We’re holding up but this really helps a lot.”Upcoming food distribution eventsIf you’re in need, here are some food distributions happening in the area over the next few days. Get more info hereHISD food distribution: Houston ISD is expanding its food distribution to ensure all students have access to healthy food during the week-long Thanksgiving break. Get more info Houston ISD is expanding its food distribution to ensure all students have access to healthy food during the week-long Thanksgiving break.
Observers question if recent uptick in Houston homicides tied to pandemic
HOUSTON The city of Houston is reporting a rise in homicide cases since the coronavirus pandemic and shutdown. According to data, about a dozen more homicides have been reported in April and again in May compared to 2019. It raises the question of whether the stress of living in lockdown with the pandemic is contributing to the violence. 300 San Julio - Houston HeightsThe same day, an unidentified woman was murdered in her Houston Heights home. It completely makes sense that you would have an increase in terms of domestic-related assaults and homicides.In recent months, some observers have suggested there has been a rise in domestic violence tied to the pandemic.