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  • Friendly, but intense competition at UH’s Wheelchair Rugby Camp

    HOUSTON – The University of Houston is hosting its 5th Annual Wheelchair Rugby Camp this week. Athletes from across the country are taking part at UH, learning new drills, scrimmaging and making friends. “I live to play the sport,” said Michael Peacock, a 14-year veteran of wheelchair rugby. “It does wonders physically for me. It also helps mentally, being around the other guys.” Aimee Bruder traveled to Houston from Birmingham, Alabama to take part. “To me, it means we’re not […]

  • Galveston residents prepare as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches

    HOUSTON – The start of summer doesn’t just bring heat concerns, but tropical storms. Harris and Galveston counties, along with Chambers and Liberty, are under a Tropical Storm Warning. Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to bring heavy rains to the area starting Wednesday night, into Thursday morning. Currently, projections have the storm hitting hardest east of Houston and Galveston, in Louisiana. Still, the National Weather Service expects the area to have between three and six inches of rain. In Galveston, […]

  • Fifth Ward Saints surprised with fresh jerseys ahead of return to football field

    HOUSTON — The Fifth Ward Saints will be one of the best looking youth football teams in the Bayou City this year. Thanks to DICK’S Sporting Goods, the team now has brand new uniforms. Back in 2014, the Saints had their team equipment stolen. DICK’S stepped in and donated $100,000 to support the Saints get back on their feet, including providing new helmets, pads, shoes, etc. On Saturday, the sporting goods company surprised the team with a football clinic and […]

  • Governor Abbott signs adoption bill that allows refusals based on religious objections

    HOUSTON – On Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 3859, which allows publicly funded adoption agencies in Texas to refuse pairing children with non-Christian, unmarried or LGBTQ parents due to religious objections. The bill was supported by many Christian adoption agencies in the state, who felt placing children in certain situations violated their beliefs and this bill could help prevent them from lawsuits. The bill is also known as the “Freedom to Serve Children Act,” but opponents say it […]

  • Astros get back on track with romp of the Rangers

    HOUSTON – The Astros got back to their winning ways Wednesday night after ending a three-game losing streak 13-2. The win was especially sweet for Derek Fisher.  In his rookie debut for Houston, Fisher got his first ever hit by smashing a home run against the Rangers. The homer and a RBI single were all part of a nine-run sixth inning. On the mound, Astros prospect Francis Martes delivered in his first major league start, striking out seven in five […]

  • LeNôtre culinary institute hosts 2nd annual ‘Puratos Sandwich Competition’

    HOUSTON – The Culinary Institute LeNôtre hosted the Second Annual Puratos Sandwich Competition Tuesday. Eight of the school’s previous and current culinary students reached the finals from a field of about 50 people. On the finals stage, the participants created new sandwiches using Puratos bread products. “The competition experience is vital,” said the host of the event, Chef Michael Gabriel. “I believe competition provides just the right amount of push. Whether you lose or win, it’s going to provide growth. […]

  • Houston’s “Street Olympics” program kicks off its 31st Summer Games for kids

    HOUSTON– At Mickey Leland Memorial Park, Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis helped kick off the 31st annual Summer Games. As part of the Street Olympics program, kids are encouraged to play in Olympic-style competitions that come with a twist. The games include jump rope, football toss, basketball dribble, kickball and Hula Hoop. “This has developed into a premier summer program for kids throughout Harris County,” Ellis said. “We have all of the things kids want to do, but […]

  • Graduates stroll down memory lane at their elementary school during “Senior Walk”

    SUGAR LAND, Texas – About 40 Fort Bend ISD graduating students made a trip back to where it all started for them. As part of “Senior Walk,” seniors returned to Lakeview Elementary School and walked through the halls with young students lined up to cheer them on. “We’re wearing our gowns and all our medals, and I think elementary school students will be surprised to see us like this,” said Nene Nwachukwu, a Clements High School senior. “When I was […]

  • Bill O’Brien isn’t stressing out about the ‘not real football’ of OTAs

    HOUSTON – Texans head coach Bill O’Brien doesn’t see Organized Team Activities as the be all, end all of his off season. “It’s OTAs and it’s not real football,” O’Brien said. “They are in their gym shorts, jerseys, helmets, no pads. The true test will be in West Virginia.” Before the Texans hold training camp in West Virginia though, Tom Savage is getting used to his role as the team’s starting quarterback, taking advantage of these practices. “I think a […]