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  • As Trump meets with House Republicans, Texas senators announce bills to address issues on the border

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is heading to Capitol Hill to meet with House Republicans in hopes of coming to a conclusion on two very different immigration bills this week. However, broader border issues have taken a back seat to the hot topic, the separation of children from their parents at the border. “What I’m asking Congress to do, is to give us a third option, which we’ve been requesting since last year the legally authority to detain and promptly […]

  • Viral Video: China ceiling collapses on crowded escalator

    CHINA —Look out below, or more like above! Tourist in China got an unexpected surprise when the ceiling collapsed onto a packed escalator, and it was all caught on camera. The cave-in happened inside the Huashan Mountain Tourist Center, a popular spot for travelers. In the video, you can see people brace for cover as the ceiling comes down. It happened so quickly that no one was able to take cover. Witnesses and staff immediately tried to free victims from […]

  • Heated debate on separating immigrant families at the U.S. Mexico border continues

    HOUSTON — The practice of separating immigrant families at the U.S. Mexico border has become America’s hot button issue. It’s estimated that 2,000 children have been removed from their families and are in detention facilities at the border, and President Trump’s Zero Tolerance Policy on illegal boarding crossings has fueled a debate around the country. “What the administration has decided to do is to separate children from their parents to try to send a message that, if you cross the […]

  • Mayor Turner, other Houston leaders celebrate end of Ramadan with community

    HOUSTON — Friday marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar.  Ramadan is about giving thanks and forgiveness and renewing your faith and heart. Participants fast over the course of a 30-day period. Houston’s elected officials helped celebrate the end of the holy month at the Eid Al-Fitr service. “We’re celebrating the end of Ramadan, and the breaking of this month long fast with the Muslim community in the greater Houston area just grateful that I […]

  • Austin officially first ‘Freedom City’ in Texas; meanwhile, immigrant children quickly filling camps at state border

    TEXAS — Austin is now the first “Freedom City” in Texas. On Thursday, city council members voted in favor of a new resolution that requires police officers to tell locals they don’t have to answer when asked about their immigrant status. “When we treat everyone with respect and dignity our cities are safer,” Congressman Beto O’Rourke said. “I like the idea that we are not going to make our citizens afraid of one another. We’re not going to ask someone based […]

  • Ohio high school student chases piano-playing dreams with only four fingers

    OHIO — A 17-year-old Ohio student is defying all the odds teaching himself how to play the piano with only four fingers. Darrius Simmons has three fingers on his right hand and one on his left, and he has two prosthetic legs. Darrius has no piano training other than what he has taught himself despite physical obstacles. “I started playing when I was little, and I never had a teacher, so in thinking in my head, the best way I […]

  • $2 billion HISD budget proposal shot down in 5-4 vote

    HOUSTON — Houston ISD is preparing for the 2018-19 school year as the district’s board meets to discuss budget plans, but the latest proposal didn’t fit the bill and was voted down 5 to 4. The $2 billion budget proposed to trustees included $17.7 million increase for special education, dyslexia programs and Achieve 180, a program introduced to support poorly served and under performing schools. In the coming years, HISD will continue to face budget shortfalls due to a lack of […]

  • Bombshells sued by Houston police officer injured in crash with drunken driver

    HOUSTON — Another bomb has dropped in the case against Bombshells on the Gulf Freeway. That’s the place Harris County DA Kim Ogg slapped with a temporary restraining order, halting the sale of alcohol. Houston police officer Chayne Brothers is suing Bombshells after an intoxicated driver crashed into him. The driver had just left Bombshells. “They’re putting everybody in Houston at risk because they have knowingly served minors alcohol, which is against the rules. They’ve been cited something like 70 […]

  • Michigan officer apologizes after accidentally firing gun at school event

    FLINT, Mich. — Talk about dodging a bullet. Flint, Michigan police officer Mark Boudreau has been charged with carelessly discharging a firearm in a high school gym. Last month, Boudreau was watching his sons wrestling tournament when his gun discharged, sending a bullet into the gym floor. There were no injuries. On Monday, he appeared in court, and now his attorney Frank Manley is speaking out on Boudreau’s behalf. “Clearly, he’s embarrassed. This is the guy that spent his whole life […]

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