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  • Meet the woman risking her life to save a village from lead poisoning

    MOMBASA, Kenya — On a hot afternoon at a sprawling settlement on the outskirts of Mombasa, Phyllis Omido makes her rounds. For close to a decade, Omido has been visiting the Owino Uhuru village, monitoring the various illnesses, deaths, and miscarriages that have occurred since a nearby smelter contaminated the village’s air and water with lead. She passes through the rows of small, mud-walled homes that make up this densely-packed village and pokes her head through the doorway of her […]

  • HPD: Man, security guard injured in shootout outside east Houston sports bar

    HOUSTON — Police are investigating after a shootout between security guards and a patron outside a sports bar early Saturday in east Houston. Jose Hernandez, 26, was asked to leave Emiliano’s Sports Bar in the 7700 block of the East Freeway around 2 a.m. after officers said he got into an altercation inside the bar. Police said two of the venue’s security guards were escorting Hernandez to his car when the man reached into the back seat, grabbed a weapon […]

  • Alice in Wonderland Tea Party life-size sculpture in Evelyn’s Park Conservancy

    BELLAIRE, Texas — Evelyn’s Park Conservancy visitors will have a chance to fall through a rabbit hole and into a world of fantasy in Bellaire. Park goers can enjoy life-size sculpture of Alice in Wonderland Tea Party for kids and the y. Local sculpture artist Bridgette Mongeon created this masterpiece for kids and families to grab a seat at Alice’s table, enjoy a picnic and interact with the larger-than-life sculpture. “I created this sculpture in such a way that each […]

  • Japan Festival Houston returns to Hermann Park

    HOUSTON — Hundreds of people gathered up for the 25th annual Japan Festival in Hermann Park on Saturday. Japan Festival Houston featured a jam-packed schedule of martial arts demonstrations, traditional and contemporary Japanese music and dance and interactive displays and festival games. Paricipants enjoyed performances by Zoomadanke, taiko Japanese pop singer TiA, singer, songwriter and composer Kohei and the internationally known Japanese drumming group Aska. The festival also welcomed Japanese pastry chef Yoshinoya and enjoyed tasty dishes such as senbei, […]

  • HPD: Man fatally shot outside SW Houston convenience store

    HOUSTON — A man was fatally shot on the side of a southwest Houston convenience store Friday night, according to the Houston Police Department. Officers responded to a shooting around 9:15 p.m. at Stop By Market convenience store in the 4000 block of Boone Road. Upon arrival, officers found a man dead from a gunshot wound on the side of the convenience store with one shell casing next to him. According to police, employees inside of the store heard a […]

  • HCSO: 1 suspect caught, charged with capital murder after fatally shooting man at construction site

    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A 46-year-old man was fatally shot by two suspects during a robbery in east Harris County Wednesday morning, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to a shooting around 11:59 a.m. at a construction site in the 15400 block of Pueblito Verde Way. Upon arrival, deputies found Glen Wenzel unresponsive from an apparent gunshot wound. Deputies performed CPR on the victim until EMS arrived and pronounced him deceased at the scene. According to witnesses, […]

  • Houston Happenings: Fun-filled events happening around Houston April 13 – April 15

    HOUSTON — 31st Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend When: Thursday, April 12th – Sunday, April 15th Weekend Activities: The Main Street Drag will be on Thursday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will start at Memorial Park. Sneak Peek at Discovery Green  and Avenida Houston will be on Thursday, April 12 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Discovery Green Park. The event will be free to the public. The Legendary Art Car Ball will be […]

  • HPD: Driver fatally runs over man lying in street in SW Houston

    HOUSTON – A driver fatally ran over a man in a southwest Houston neighborhood Friday night, according to the Houston Police Department. The incident happened around 11 p.m. near the intersection of Keegan Road and Longbrook Drive. According to police, a man was lying in the middle of the road after suffering from a mental episode when a dark-colored Honda SRV ran over him. The driver of the Honda left the scene. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, […]

  • HPD: Man fatally shot multiple times in SW Houston apartment complex

    HOUSTON — A man was fatally shot at a southwest Houston apartment complex Friday night, according to the Houston Police Department. Police responded to a shooting around 9:30 p.m. at Village at Piney Point apartment complex in the 2600 block of Lazy Hollow Drive. Upon arrival, officers found a man dead on his apartment unit’s living room floor. The victim was shot an unknown number of times. According to police, investigators found a gun in the apartment complex’s courtyard and […]