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  • Thousands of kids attending Texas schools next to massage parlors engaged in human trafficking, sexual exploitation

    HOUSTON — Thousands of Texas kids who walk to school could be passing by a massage business fronting for human trafficking and sexual exploitation. According to a new study from the non-profit, “Children at Risk,” over 35,000 children attending Texas public schools are within just 1,000 feet of a massage parlor suspected of offering illegal, sexual services to its customers. “We went to a website, sort of the Yelp for sexual exploitation, and we were able to find in sordid […]

  • Navasota ISD school board to vote on allowing teachers to bring guns to campus

    NAVASOTA, Texas — Combating school shootings by adding guns to the classroom is a highly-controversial proposal that could become a reality at seven campuses in Navasota ISD. For the last six months, Superintendent Stu Musick said Navasota has been discussing the idea of allowing its 400 district employees– 240 of which are teachers —  the option of carrying a gun. “We have to ask ourselves, are we doing everything we can to keep our students safe and our staff safe?” […]

  • HISD student detained by ICE after school fight returns to Austin High School

    HOUSTON — A Stephen F. Austin High School student who was detained by ICE authorities for nearly three months has been released after a judge issued a bond on the case. Dennis Rivera Sarmiento, 19, was back in school Monday. “He looked different. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen him. We applauded him because he came back again to be a part of us and the school too,” sophomore Jose Gonzalez said. “To see him go through all […]

  • Kingwood residents fear flashbacks of Harvey amidst flash flooding warnings

    KINGWOOD, Texas — For many Kingwood residents like Raelene Chastain, Flash Flooding Watches bring back horrifying memories from Hurricane Harvey. Her family’s one-story home flooded with nearly seven feet of water. “Every time it rains, I’m panicked. Absolutely. I’m afraid. We lost literally everything when they released the flood gates. We had to be rescued on a big truck,” Chastain said. After being displaced for six months and spending nearly $250,000 in repairs, the Chastain family is finally back in […]

  • Manvel High School student struck and killed by truck while walking to school

    ALVIN, Texas – It’s an eye-opening tragedy, after a pickup truck struck and killed a Manvel High School student as he was walking to school Monday morning. Around 6:50 a.m., state troopers said 18-year-old De’Monte Benn was walking along Highway 6 near Louisiana Street in Brazoria County where, cars race down in either direction, going 60 miles per hour or more. The driver, Terry Cropper, 57, told investigators he did not see the teen. “The young man was walking in […]

  • FTC investigating Facebook after data from 50 million users breached and possibly used to sway election for Trump

    The Federal Trade Commission is investigating social media giant Facebook after data from 50 million users may have been improperly obtained and allegedly used to sway voters in favor of Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential election. Political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica is the company accused of stealing users’ personal information through third-party apps like games and quizzes. The data breach is now adding to a growing list of concerns on how to protect yourself online. Paul Van Slyke is […]

  • BBQ Benefit, silent auction raises money for victims of Channelview High School bus crash

    CHANNELVIEW, Texas — Channelview High School, alumni and former band students reunited for a BBQ benefit and silent auction Saturday, to raise money for the families affected by the bus crash Tuesday, Mar. 13. The benefit took place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sterling Wood Church in Channelview. The money raised will go directly to helping with hospital costs, instrument replacements and repairs, as well as funeral costs for Harry Caligone, the 65-year-old bus driver who was killed […]

  • Houston man seeking justice for unsolved murder of his 22-year-old son

    HOUSTON — It’s been nearly three months since John Marsden’s son, Fabian Smith, was shot and killed in southwest Houston. “It hurts. He was a loving kid. He was so funny. He was always giving and preaching. He didn’t deserve this. And it hurts me because it seems like nobody cares about him,” Marsden said. To this day, many questions about Smith’s death remain unanswered. His family is determined to get justice with the few clues they’ve managed to piece […]

  • President Trump proposes death penalty for drug traffickers

    President Donald Trump officially proposed imposing the death penalty for drug traffickers on Monday. “If we don’t get tough on the drug dealers, we are wasting our time,” Trump said. “And that toughness includes the death penalty,” Trump said. Trump’s plan for broadening the federal government’s involvement to intervene on the opioid epidemic includes stiffer penalties for high-intensity drug traffickers, more funding for drug treatment programs and a large-scale ad campaign about addiction. “It’s the least expensive thing we can […]