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  • TEA will not use state money on immigrant minors education

    HOUSTON – Southwest Key, the company that runs detention centers for migrant children who were detained crossing into the U.S. without adults, says the Texas Education Agency is denying them public funds for educational programs. In a statement, Southwest Key says the TEA is preventing independent school districts and charters from drawing state funds to educate children housed in immigration shelters. Southwest Key says, if they had resources from the state, they could partner with credible institutions and help the […]

  • Harvey victim thanks medics who saved her life

    HOUSTON — A local Hurricane Harvey victim is giving a huge thank you to the Houston firefighter paramedics who saved her life during the storm. Sharon Kuhn-Young was holed up at a friends house during Harvey when she started having pain in her chest. She couldn’t get to the hospital because the roads were flooded, so her friends took her Fire Station No. 2. An EKG determined that she wasn’t having a heart attack, but her blood pressure was still […]

  • Harris County officials encourage ‘yes’ vote on flood bond

    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — It’s time to get to the polls! Harris County residents are voting on a $2.5 billion bond to pay for flood control projects. Judge Ed Emmett calls it the most important election in his lifetime. “It’s going to define who we are as a community going forward,” he said. More than 200 improvements have been proposed to control flooding. Houston’s own Jim McIngvale — a.k.a. “Mattress Mack” — turned out alongside Emmett and Congressman Jim Murphy […]

  • Former Texans cheerleader claims she was duct taped for being ‘skinny-fat,’ joins lawsuit against team

    NEW YORK — A lawsuit against the Houston Texans, filed by former cheerleaders, just got another plaintiff. At least nine former cheerleaders say they worked under abusive conditions, the latest claiming that her body was duct taped because she was considered out of shape. Attorney Gloria Allred is representing six former squad members. Their lawsuit claims the latest plaintiff, Angelina Rosa, was called “skinny-fat” and had to wear duct tape on her body while she cheered, which was painful. Rosa said […]

  • Transgender victim of brutal attack speaks out

    New Braunfels, Texas – A transgender woman in Texas is still seeking justice for a brutal beating that took place three years ago. Her attacker isn’t facing charges and has never been arrested. Now, she’s speaking out. Aliah Hernandez spent six days in the ICU after going on a date with a man who attacked her at a motel when she told him she was trans. She says, “He told me, I hate homosexuals and I’m going to finish with […]

  • Young employee charged after customer accidentally shot in head at Cypress gun range

    HOUSTON — A young employee of a Cypress gun range is facing serious charges after a customer was shot in the head. A Harris County grand jury has indicted Tyler Sutton, 21, for manslaughter in an accidental shooting that killed a customer in December 2017. Investigators said Sutton was working the counter at Hot Wells Shooting Range  when he accidentally fired another customer’s rifle, shooting a bullet through the window and into the parking lot, killing Joshua Cummings. The sheriff’s […]

  • Dallas activists try to save ‘Lamb of God’ from doggie death row

    DALLAS(KDAF) — If you’ve been in Deep Ellum or maybe even Bishop Arts in Dallas, chances are you’ve seen the dog named Lamb of God and her panhandling partner, Sean Baugh. Sean Baugh and Lamb of God. (Courtesy Katie Vittetoe) “You just see a dog with sunglasses, and you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s cute!'” Jessica Brodsky said, mimicking most people’s initial reaction to the pair. Right now, though, Baugh’s on the streets (even with sixteen active warrants from Dallas Municipal Court), but his dog […]

  • Rhode Island server gets $236 tip

    RHODE ISLAND—Waiting tables is a thankless job, but every now and then the tipping gods smile on a lucky server. Kay-dene Lewis was working her usual Friday shift at TGI Fridays when a family of generous diners left her with a $236 tip on a $63 tab. “I was in shock, everyone else was in shock, and we were all screaming, and it was a really great moment. It was the biggest tip I’ve ever gotten. I am very grateful,” […]

  • Melania Trump, Karen Pence visit Harvey victims in Texas

    By: Taylor Berry, HOUSTON—It’s been almost four months since Hurricane Harvey ripped through Texas, and although things are getting back to normal, many are facing a long road to recovery. First Lady Melania Trump and Second Lady Karen Pence got an up-close-and-personal look when they traveled to Southeast, Texas, Wednesday. “We are here to lend support to those who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said Trump. They stopped by a food bank in Rockport, Texas where the first lady helped […]

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