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Feds tell Texas: Report special education benchmark’s impact
YourHoustonNews.com / Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:01:00 -0500
AUSTIN — The federal government on Monday ordered Texas officials to eliminate an 8.5 percent benchmark on special education enrollment unless they can show it didn’t keep children with disabilities f

Killers may have used dating app like Grindr to lure victims, detectives say
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 8 Aug 2017 14:40:57 UT

Two Houston men targeted by what police say could be serial killers may have been using Grindr, a dating app that has been linked to similar, nonlethal attacks in the Dallas area, Harris County investigators said Tuesday.

H-E-B president wonders what aisle ‘hoochies’ are on after finding grocery list
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:47:40 UT

H-E-B Houston president Scott McClelland tweeted a grocery list that he said he found in one of the stores that included instructions to "Not look at the hoochies!" 

Mother seeks help bringing daughter home after Charlottesville injury
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:33:49 UT

A Houston mother opened up Monday about her daughter, a Bellaire High School graduate who was among the 20 people struck Saturday in Virginia when a driver plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters.

The mother, Ericka Chaves, said at a news conference that she needs legal and financial help bringing her 20-year-old daughter home. She also spoke about why the University of Virginia sophomore decided to protest the gathering of white supremacists, and her dreams for helping immigrants and serving in government.

Plano man’s hand bitten by snake, then his wallet hit by $30,000 air ambulance bill
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:52:40 UT

Hugh Sparks is still trying to figure out why he has to pay nearly $30,000 for an emergency helicopter ride he says he was forced to take after getting bitten by a snake.

Texas assistant principal writes ‘Pepe the Frog’ children’s book
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:58:40 UT

A Texas middle school assistant principal is defending himself from claims that his new children's book uses an Alt-Right hate symbol.

Dr. Robin Armstrong talks election, inner city involvement to NSRW
YourHoustonNews.com / Wed, 05 Oct 2016 18:27:00 -0500
Dr. Robin Armstrong shared the message with members of the North Shore Republican Women that there is a lot to be hopeful about within the Republican Party.

Reports: El Paso band director faces charges in student sex case, possessing child pornography
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:53:49 UT

Montwood Band Director Albert Licon, 38, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student and possessing child pornography. 

Palestinian girl journeys across the world for surgery
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 7 Aug 2017 02:05:00 UT
Dozens of Houston's Palestinian community members and their friends gathered to welcome Naba'a on Sunday at a clubhouse in Richmond ready with games from musical chairs to volleyball, and she joined in to play. Omar Jaber, president of the Houston chapter for Palestine Children's Relief Fund and a pediatrician, said Naba'a traveled for the first time by herself and stayed with a host family before going to Dallas to be with a relative until her September surgery. Alfred Mansour, pediatric orthopedic director at UT Health with a practice focus in sports and hip preservation, will conduct Naba'a's surgery at the Texas Orthopedic Hospital. PCRF, headquartered in Ohio, has since launched 40 chapters across the world to help provide medical attention to children as well as medical missions and the training of personnel in underprivileged areas. Greg Stocks, an orthopedic surgeon with Fondren Orthopedic Group, traveled to the West Bank in 2011 and each summer until 2015 to train doctors in the West Bank to help develop a stronger team of surgeons available to residents. On Sunday, Naba'a sat hunched in a chair alongside Shifa Abuzaid, a PCRF coordinator and recent University of Houston graduate, to play Naba'a's favorite American game, thumb war.

Houston’s Kolache Shoppe takes on water, closes for the day
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 8 Aug 2017 14:04:55 UT

Kolache Shoppe owner Randy Hines, from his early morning baker Tuesday with a iPhone Live photo of his car stranded and taking on water.

Hurricane Alicia hit the Houston area 34 years ago this week
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:00 UT

The Category 3 storm was the costliest in Texas history at the time. Hurricane Ike and Tropical Storm Allison later surpassed the approximate $2 billion in damage done by Alicia. 

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