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  • Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center waiting room turned into thrilling, dinosaur-themed summer camp

    HOUSTON — Hospital waiting rooms can be so boring! But the Periwinkle Foundation knows just how to make them Dino-mite! Camp Periwinkle Days at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers has transformed the waiting room into a thrilling, dino-themed summer camp for the 500 children under care at the Cancer Center. “Over the course of two days, we’re throwing a huge dinosaur party with arts and crafts, build-an-animal with stuffed dinosaurs and mini-excavations,” said Periwinkle Foundation’s Community Programs Director Erin […]

  • Remembering the fallen 5 years after Houston’s deadly Southwest Inn Fire

    HOUSTON – Houston firefighters and their families are remembering their fallen comrades who died in the Southwest Inn fire, five years ago. The May 31, 2013 hotel fire is the deadliest day in Houston Fire Department history. Four firefighters were killed and 13 others injured while battling the five-alarm fire in Southwest Houston. Retired firefighter Michael “Smitty” Smith was on the scene when the hotel’s roof collapsed, killing Capt. EMT Matthew Renaud, Engineer Operator EMT Robert Bebee, Firefighter EMT Robert […]

  • Orlando Magic looking at UH head coach Kelvin Sampson as Vogel replacement, reports say

    HOUSTON — Could Houston cougars head coach Kelvin Sampson be making a move to magic? The New York Times is reporting “there is a growing belief” the Orlando Magic wants Sampson to replace Frank Vogel. Sampson has never been a permanent head coach in the NBA, although he did serve as an assistant for the Rockets and the Milwaukee Bucks. He’s been the head coach at UH since 2014. No response from the Cougars athletic department on the reports.

  • Texas border patrol agents find live tiger cub in duffel bag

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Life as a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the Rio Grande Valley can sometimes get pretty wild. On Monday, Brownsville agents discovered a live tiger cub inside an abandoned duffel bag. Officials say the agents spotted three people trying to enter the U.S. illegally. They returned to Mexico, but left the duffel bag. The three to four month old male cub was turned over to the Gladys Porter Zoo. The public is encouraged to take a stand […]

  • Yellow submarine stolen, taken for joyride

    OAKLAND, Calif. — In the Golden State of California, it’s the curious case of the yellow submarine — not the psychedelic cartoon made famous by The Beatles. A homemade submarine, named “Fang Tooth,” disappeared from the Berkeley Marina and ended up in the water near the Bay Bridge. So, how did it end up in open water? “Somebody stole it and took it for a joyride we believe,” said submarine owner Shanee Stopnitzky. Hmmm…could it have been the Blue Meanies?! […]

  • HISD announces layoffs due to $115 million budget shortfall

    HOUSTON — Bad news to receive on a Friday, but HISD has announced it is laying off some teachers and staff, thanks to a $115 million budget shortfall for the 2018-2019 school year. The layoffs include teachers and other district staff, but officials won’t confirm the exact number of employees affected. “200 to to 250 is what we’re hearing is the layoff number,” Houston Federation of Teachers president Zeph Capo said. “Obviously, any number is tough to take, but it’s […]

  • Fire damages several cars in UH parking garage

    HOUSTON – University of Houston was a hot bed of activity Thursday afternoon after a fire erupted in the east parking garage. What started as a fire involving two cars on the third floor just before 1 p.m. quickly spread to several more vehicles. “When I walked out of class, I was trying to go to my car, and there was a bunch of black smoke coming out of the garage,” said UH student Karishma Dawood. Houston firefighters jumped into […]

  • Mysterious odor in Midtown sickens dozens of school girls

    HOUSTON – A mysterious odor at the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy near Midtown made dozens of students sick Thursday. “A little bit before 10:30 a.m., some of students and staff started smelling an unusual odor,” said HISD Spokesperson Tracy Clemons. “Some of our students reported feeling ill, and we evacuated the building as a precaution.” Students started to panic after seeing their friends faint. “I saw a girl pass out,” said one student. “I was freaking out.” “Some of […]

  • Twitter threat triggers school lockdown in southeast Houston

    HOUSTON – KIPP Sunnyside High School is the latest school to go on lockdown following a string of online threats and arrests in the area. The Houston Police department informed the community that a student discovered a threatening message on Twitter, Tuesday morning and told their mom, who notified the school. The school was placed on lockdown for three hours during the investigation. “Obviously, in today’s environment, we take these very seriously,” said Capt. William McPherson, “We move very slowly […]