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  • Gov. Abbott signs multiple Harvey disaster relief and preparedness bills

    Governor Abbott signs disaster relief and preparedness bills Gov. Greg Abbott  signed into law Thursday several monumental bills related to disaster relief and preparedness in Texas. As a result of Hurricane Harvey, Abbott made this issue an emergency legislative item this session, resulting in several bills intended to prepare the state for future disasters being passed. Additionally, the legislature voted to appropriate $3 billion in relief for Harvey-impacted areas from the Rainy Day Fund. The bill signing was held at […]

  • Near-tragedy spurs local family to open swim training center

    SUGAR LAND- A passion for teaching paired with a nearly tragic situation around a pool spurred a local family towards a new business venture. Mehdi and Angela Balouchestani are opening Swim Labs Swim School in Sugar Land. “Our whole concept is allowing the kids to learn by seeing themselves. Our pools have mirrors at the bottom and we have cameras,” explained Angela. Swim Labs is an indoor facility with three warm water tanks that have video equipment so students can […]

  • Man suing Precinct 4 deputy after mistaken identity case caught on viral video

    Last month, we showed you video of a Harris County Precinct 4 constable deputy showing up to a man’s home while looking for a fugitive. It turned out to be a case of mistaken identity, and now the man is suing the deputy. Clarence Evans is filing a lawsuit against constable deputy Garrett Lindley. This case of mistaken identity that went viral happened back on May 8th. The whole video was about five minutes long. The video shows the deputy […]

  • Mental health assessment requested for Maleah Davis’ stepfather

    HOUSTON–An order was filed Wednesday for a mental health or intellectual disability assessment for Derion Vence, the step-father of Maleah Davis. Vence been in jail since May 11 when he was arrested on the charge of tampering with evidence, namely a human corpse. The order means qualified mental health staff from the Harris Center will conduct an assessment to determine if Vence has a mental illness or an intellectual disability— that’s the latest in the case. On May 31, Vence’s […]

  • Handcrafted with heart: Artisans with autism create unique accessories

    HOUSTON- It’s human nature, we all want to go through life with a purpose. After high school, many of us go off to college or start jobs. For some people with special needs, the next step is not as clear and there are not as many opportunities. Denise Hazen started Aspire Accessories with her son Nick. Their business has grown over the years and its impact has, too. “Nick was diagnosed with autism when he was 2, and at the […]

  • Mom helping families practice better pool safety after losing her child in 2005 Memorial Day drowning

    HOUSTON — The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is urging parents to be extremely careful around water this summer after two little girls were left in critical condition following near-drowning incidents at homes in Katy on Memorial Day. Morning Dose met with a local woman whose mission is to help families be safe around the water. Deonesia Grays started Bria’s House in hopes of keeping families from ending up in the same situation that she’s in—living each day without her daughter. […]

  • Houston firefighter union to file appeal after Prop B ruled unconstitutional

    HOUSTON- A district court judge has ruled Proposition B unconstitutional. That’s the latest in the monthslong dispute over pay raises for Houston firefighters. This means the layoff notices that the 220 firefighters and 47 city employees received will be rescinded. They will be able to keep their jobs. It also means the 67 fire cadets will be re-instated and there will be no need for demotion within the department. It comes as no surprise that Mayor Turner and the president […]

  • Protesters demand accountability in Maleah Davis case

    Saturday will mark three weeks since Maleah Davis was reported missing. Several protesters showed up to the courthouse Wednesday as Maleah’s mother was scheduled for a CPS hearing. They believe Maleah’s parents, the judge and the CPS workers involved in the case should be held accountable. The protesters were chanting “Justice for Maleah” and saying they were there to stand up for the little girl. Her family’s involvement with CPS has raised a lot of questions throughout the investigation into […]

  • Meet our Class Acts winner! Senior Kenny Tran of Alief ISD

    The votes have been totaled and a winner has been announced! Congratulations to this year’s Class Act winner, Kenny Tran! Kenny is a student at Alief Taylor High School. We showed up at the Alief Center for Advanced Careers to surprise him with the good news and his prize of a $1,000 scholarship. Kenny plans to attend the University of Houston and has a dream of impacting his community by providing a program that would allow everyone to receive orthodontic […]

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