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  • Lyft becomes official rideshare partner for Houston Rodeo 2018

    HOUSTON— The rideshare app LYFT has been named the official partner of the Houston Rodeo for 2018. “They’re going to have on all of their technology, first in, first out, so the line should move very efficiently. In other words, when someone hails a ride in that green lot, the car that’s there is available to them, instead of waiting for a driver that could be up to a mile away,” President and CEO of the Houston Rodeo Joel Cowley […]

  • Two Houston area cities named among top 10 safest in Texas for 2018

    FRIENDSWOOD, Texas —Two Houston area cities have been named among the top 10 safest in Texas for 2018 by the National Council for Safety and Security. Friendswood now sits at number 8 safest overall and West University Place rounds out the top 10. The rankings were based off the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes per capita. But much to Houston’s demise, Dallas suburbs take the cake for overall safest in the Lone Star State. The top five […]

  • 8 dogs removed from reportedly abusive home in Houston; why more states need an animal cruelty registry

    HOUSTON— In an effort to minimize animal cruelty, Evansville, Indiana recently became the first city in 2018 to create an animal abuse and neglect registry. Houston congresswoman Jessica Farrar filed a bill in 2016, urging Texas legislators to create a public database of convicted animal abusers. If passed, the bill could help prevent animal cruelty and ensure that pets are welcomed into safe homes. More local headlines:   Julie Kuenstel at the Houston SPCA said the shelter […]

  • Second civil lawsuit filed Wednesday, claims dozens more Houston businesses turned a blind eye to human trafficking

    Less than a month after a Houston sex trafficking victim filed a ground-breaking civil lawsuit against several hotels, truck stops and websites; a second victim– Jane Doe #2 has come forward. Just like the first, the petition claims several businesses in the Houston area turned a blind eye while profiting from the sex trade. Except this time, the lawsuit goes after an entirely different group of defendants including Wyndham Hotels. “How can you deny knowledge that this is going on […]

  • Bust a move! Dancing video of 9-year-old girl from Pearland goes viral on Facebook

    PEARLAND, Texas — For 9-year-old Peyton Robnett, rhythm and dancing comes naturally. The 3rd grader at Glenn York Elementary in Pearland has never been formally trained, instead, she learned all her routines from watching YouTube videos. “I just kept watching YouTube videos of people dancing on my TV,” Peyton said. Her mother, Ashley White, didn’t think twice about posting a video of Peyton warming up before her first school dance. In fact, she does it all the time on Peyton’s […]

  • Students at Houston’s Stephen F Austin High School protest ICE detention of undocumented classmate

    HOUSTON — It was a show of unity and solidarity from students at Stephen F. Austin High School, who walked around campus Monday protesting after immigration authorities detained one of their school mates. The controversy apparently sparked nearly two weeks ago from a fight that broke out near the high school involving Dennis Rivera-Sarmiento, an undocumented senior, and another female student. “It got to the point where she threw her drink at him and he just snapped and punched her, in […]

  • $20K reward offered in Valentine’s Day cold case murder of Fort Bend county woman killed 32 years ago

    FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a cold case murder of a woman who was killed on Valentine’s Day in 1986. This year will mark the 32nd anniversary of Marilu Geri’s death. Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers have now increased the reward up to $20,000 for tips leading to an arrest. On Feb. 14, 1986, deputies were called to a home in the 9800 block of Chalford Street in the Tealbriar development […]

  • Sugar Land elementary school teacher wears same hairstyle as Pre-K student to show ‘mini-me’ her beauty was inspiring

    SUGAR LAND, Texas — They say education goes beyond the classroom and, for 4-year-old August, it’s a lesson she may never forget. Leigha Bishop is a mom to a 2-year-old girl and a “teacher-mom” to 36 Pre-K kids at Lakeview Elementary in Sugar Land– including August, who Leigha refers to as her “mini-me.” “Whenever we walk around the school or after school and she’s walking by me, people always think she’s mine,” Bishop said. And Bishop’s job as a role […]

  • CDC says not too late to get flu shot, despite brutal flu season

    HOUSTON — If you still haven’t gotten vaccinated during this brutal flu season, you still have time to protect yourself. Dr. Alicia Fry with the Centers for Disease Control said we could still have several more weeks of flu season. “Even if you feel like flu has come to your community and now is decreasing, there could be a second wave and it could be a different type of virus,” Fry said. Each flu season is made up of varying […]