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  • How to be #SantaFeStrong all weekend long

    HOUSTON — There are two ways to contribute and help Santa Fe victims over the weekend. On Saturday, jewelry designer Kendra Scott is hosting a “Kendra Gives Back” party at Baybrook Mall from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Kendra Scott is offering a custom-designed “Santa Fe Strong” necklace in gold or silver for $60. Thirty percent of all sales will go to the victims and their families. The company’s goal is to raise $9,000. On Sunday, Santa Fe High School’s […]

  • Nearly $826,00 donated to help Santa Fe victims, but those students and their families won’t see a penny until October 

    SANTA FE, Texas — No amount of money could ever heal the pain victims and family members have endured since the horrific Santa Fe High School shooting. There is, however, a lot of money being raised that will need to be doled out. An estimated $825, 977 has been collected by the National Compassion Fund and the organization expects more to come in, according Director Jeff Dion. Parents gathered Thursday night at the Santa Fe Strong Victims Fund town hall […]

  • YMCA Operation Backpack returns with new goal to bring school supplies to 120,000 Houston kids

    HOUSTON — Not to put a damper on your summer buzz, but it’s Back-to-School time at the Y! On Wednesday, YMCA of Greater Houston kicked off its annual “Operation Backpack,” encouraging residents to donate backpacks and school supplies for H-town kids. “These backpacks show that other people care, because I know some people, their moms can’t afford to buy backpacks,” Paris Riles said. “And If you give us school supplies, that’s more money they can save, because you still have to […]

  • Man arrested after seen on camera attacking teen wearing ‘MAGA’ hat at Whataburger

    SAN ANTONIO – The man seen in a viral video snatching a teen’s “Make America Great Again” cap has been arrested and is facing several charges. The video, shot at a San Antonio Whataburger, has been shared millions of times. Kino Jimenez is seen on video throwing a drink in 16-year-old Hunter Richard’s face, then stealing his MAGA hat. So went out for a 2am snack and my friend (wearing a MAGA hat) had his hat stolen and a drink […]

  • Cyclospora parasite prompts public health investigation in Texas

    HOUSTON — A nasty little parasite has reared its ugly head in Texas, prompting a public health investigation. Its name is Cyclospora. The parasite causes an illness called Cyclosporiasis, which causes symptoms like diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, upset stomach, and a low-grade fever. The microscopic menace could be to blame for 56 cases in Texas, however reported cases in Houston are currently down. Cyclospora generally lives on imported fresh produce, including fresh pre-packaged salad mix, raspberries, basil and […]

  • Arson 101: Prosecutors feel the heat

    HOUSTON – It’s not your typical classroom setting. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Houston Field Division and the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office are teaching prosecutors from all over the country what arson is all about. The best way to do that, of course, is to light stuff on fire. Wednesday’s lesson consisted of a live demo of an apartment fire. “What we’re trying to do is to teach the prosecutors through the science aspect of fire […]

  • HPD Bike Relay team pedaling to Orlando

    HOUSTON — The Houston Police Department’s Bike Relay Team hit the road Tuesday morning for their long journey to Orlando. They’re raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, pedaling through the pain of riding more than 1,000 miles to central Florida. “Oh, it’s gonna be a breeze,” Marlon Stevens said. “My first leg is going to be 100, so I can get into the century club, and that’s for the pain and the heartaches of the families that’s going […]

  • 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 […]