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    Harris County Republicans celebrate the new era of President Trump

    HOUSTON — Harris County Republicans celebrated the inauguration of President Donald Trump with a watch party at Ninfa’s in east Downtown. “I think we’re going to win a lot of folks over as they see how effective the Trump administration is,” Paul Simpson, chair of the Harrison County Republican Party, said. “At the same time, Republicans who had doubt will come home as well. They’re going to find out there’s going to be lots more opportunities and a much broader, […]

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    Class Acts: Alexandria DeWalt is taking her jazz vocals all the way to the Grammy’s!

    HOUSTON — Musicians dream of going to the Grammy’s, and at 17 years old, Alexandria DeWalt gets to live out that vision this February. “I was so excited, because I didn’t think it would happen,” DeWalt said. The senior at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts was selected to the 2017 Grammy Jazz Choir.  She’s one of just 32 students to earn the honor, and the first vocalist from HSPVA to be selected.  She’ll get to participate […]

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    Houston residents clean up from flooding as rainy conditions remain

    HOUSTON — Houston residents continue to face heavy downpours as the city recovers from this week’s flooding. For residents in the Meyerland neighborhood, flood recovery has become an all too familiar activity. “This is this area’s fourth flood in less than two years,” homeowner Steven Sacks said. “We haven’t had any feet on the ground from our elected officials.” The frustration for many residents is growing, as whenever there’s heavy rain, an anxious feeling arises. “I’ll check up on the […]

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    Houston Super Bowl organizers say they have a game plan for safety in extreme weather

    HOUSTON – Wednesday morning’s flooding around Houston is a reminder of how quickly weather can change in the Bayou City.  The Harris County Office of Emergency Management says with the upcoming Super Bowl, organizers have been devising a game plan for a while now. “We’ve been working closely with the NFL, the Super Bowl Host Committee and the City of Houston for about two years to plan for Super Bowl,” said spokesperson Francisco Sanchez. “We’ve planned for what if we […]

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    Let your pet help other furry friends by donating blood!

    KATY, Texas — We all know how important it is to give blood and helping out others in our community when in need. Have you ever thought about your pets needing it though?  With January being National Blood Donor Month, NHVS-BluePearl is bringing attention to the need with it’s veterinary blood bank “We have the blood bank going, so we’re able to supply blood to local veterinarians,” said Michael Villanueva, DVM. “We’re even sending blood out nationally at this point.” […]

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    Texans players don’t mind ‘underdog’ role ahead of playoff tilt against Patriots

    HOUSTON – Texans players know not many people are giving them a chance to beat the Patriots in this Saturday’s divisional match-up. While coach Bill O’Brien has downplayed the fact that sports books in Las Vegas have the Texans as 16-point underdogs, players say they’re fine to play to the “underdog” role.

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    Retired military dog finds a forever home with a Vietnam War veteran

    SUGAR LAND, TX – Surrounded by American flags at Sugar Land Memorial Park, Vietnam War veteran Lloyd Pursley found a new best friend. “Hank is really going to heal a hole in my heart,” Pursley said. On Sunday, Pursley completed the adoption of Hank, an explosive detection dog who had served multiple tours in Kuwait.  During the Vietnam War, Pursley had been a combat tracker dog handler. “I had the honor of running probably more than 25 combat missions in […]

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    Houston ranks in the Top 20 cities with bad bed bug problems

    HOUSTON – A new list reveals the top 50 worst cities in the United States when it comes to bed bugs, and Houston is in the top 20. Pest control company, Orkin, ranked metro areas based on the number of bed bug treatments performed, and Houston came in at 17, the same spot the Bayou City held last year.  Dallas was two spots worse at 15.  Baltimore and Washington D.C. had the two worst bed bug problems. Raleigh Jenkins, president […]

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    Katy mom sheds more than 100 pounds after setting out to get back at cheating husband

    KATY, Texas — Betsy Ayala needed to make a change in her life. “Your circumstances right now, do not define your future,” Ayala said. That statement helped the 34-year-old from Katy lose more than 100 pounds over the last three years. After having struggled with her weight throughout her 20s, Ayala maxed out at 262 pounds while pregnant with her daughter.  After giving birth, Ayala battled postpartum depression, and things took another downward turn during the holiday season. “Two days […]