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  • Bob Dylan awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

    STOCKHOLM — The times, they are a’changin’ for Bob Dylan. The folk music legend just received the Nobel Prize for Literature. At the ceremony, they announced it was for having created new American expressions within the great American song tradition. Without Dylan, would we ever have talked about people ‘knockin’ on heaven’s door’ or pondered what it means to live ‘like a rolling stone’? Probably not. But why this honor now, after more than 50 years of music from the mumbling poet? […]

  • Rape trending?! Congressman, Texas A&M student senators face backlash over rape comments

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas– Since when did rape become a trending topic? It started with Donald Trump’s recently released comments on that Access Hollywood bus, saying he could pretty much grab the genitals of any woman he wanted. Meow! Then a guy in Detroit Monday tried to flip the script on Hillary Clinton by showing up at her rally in a Bill Clinton “Rape” shirt. He was quickly tossed out. And then there’s poor Blake Farenthold, a Texas congressman from Corpus […]

  • World Mental Health Day has those affected seeking understanding

    HOUSTON — “I was seven when I first started hearing voices and having hallucinations and delusions,” says University of Houston student Emmett Biffle, diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. “I would hear these aliens talking. ‘She’ll do nicely. She’s the one.'” That’s reality for some people with mental health disorders. And on this World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10), Linda Stalters knows that better than most. She founded the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA). “World Mental Health Day is […]

  • Listeria: It’s everywhere now. How do you stay safe?

    BRENHAM, Texas — Blue Bell Ice Cream used to come with nothing but a smile. Now it practically has a surgeon general’s warning: “May cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people… healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.” That warning is actually from a press release Blue Bell sent out Monday. For […]

  • Anti-trafficking group reacts to Backpage CEO’s arrest for pimping minors

    HOUSTON– “If you’re involved in human trafficking or buying sex in Houston,” scowls a Houston Police officer in a new public service announcement, “you will be prosecuted.” Nobody knows that better than Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer. You have probably never heard of Backpage unless you’re on the down low. It’s a website like Craigslist, only they run ads for sex workers. Ferrer was arrested Thursday at Bush Intercontinental Airport. The alleged sleazeball is charged with sex trafficking, pimping kids and […]

  • Hurricane Matthew heads to Florida while relief workers fly to Haiti

    HOUSTON — Hurricane Matthew became a Category 4 storm Thursday, and it seems to be getting stronger all the time. It’s now claimed 108 lives in Haiti alone, according to the Civil Protection Service. And it seems to be headed straight for Florida. “We’re looking at a monster,” Florida Senator Bill Nelson told CNN, “The last real monster that we had in Florida was in 1992. That was Hurricane Andrew.” That storm killed 65 people and caused more than $26 billion […]

  • Local coffee shops celebrate ‘Gilmore Girls’ 16th anniversary by re-branding themselves ‘Luke’s’

    HOUSTON — Three restaurants in Houston suddenly re-branded themselves “Luke’s” Wednesday. Why? To celebrate the 16th anniversary of the first episode of “Gilmore Girls.” Luke’s was the name of the coffee shop on the long-running series. “I saw it on Facebook through the Gilmore Girls page,” said Laura DeAngelico, outside the temporarily renamed Bosta Kitchen in the Museum District. “It was very busy. We had to wait an hour in line.” What were they waiting for? One of the 250 […]

  • Katy woman’s Facebook video helps reunite lost elderly man with family

    KATY, Texas — Tuesday is National Night Out, a chance to meet the officers working to keep you safe and those living right next door. “We cannot keep our communities safe,” the Houston Police Department’s acting chief Martha Montalvo said, “without the help of the people who live in those communities.” Nobody embodies that more than Katy mom Kelly Mayes-Holmes. She drove home Monday to find a disoriented, elderly man in her street. Instead of avoiding him (like so many […]

  • 3-year-old daughter of policewoman dies in hot car; left for 4 hours while officer visited boyfriend

    LONG BEACH, Miss. — An average of 40 kids die each year from being left in hot cars, and no parent is immune. Officer Cassie Barker has been placed on administrative leave after investigators said she left her 3-year-old daughter in a running car for four hours as she went to visit boyfriend, Long Beach patrolman Clark Ladner. It was around noon when little Cheyenn Hyer was left in the car while outside the heat index reached over 100 degree. […]