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  • Salvation Army project gives new voice to city’s homeless, and it’s to the beat of a holiday tune

    Homelessness is a familiar face in Houston from the panhandlers working busy traffic intersections to the urban encampments filling vacant lots and highway overpasses. But who are these individuals, and how did they end up there? Thanks to the efforts of organizations like The Salvation Army, we are learning more often these people were forced onto the streets for reasons ranging from employment loss due to injury to even natural disaster. “Everything that could have possibly happened to us in […]

  • Volleyball star Julia Faseler of Second Baptist School is this week’s Class Act

    Julia Faseler has been around volleyball for most of her life— or at least since the third grade. It’s an obsession sparked by a little family influence. “My aunt is a volleyball coach and I’ve just always looked up to her,” Julia said. Today, her years of hard work are coming down to her final games and season as a volleyball player at Second Baptist School. Julia is the only senior on the eagles team this season, which means she’s […]

  • Vernon Broughton of Cypress Ridge High School is this week’s Class Act

    Most people say “start ’em off young” when talking about student athletes, but not for Vernon Broughton. He didn’t become involved in football until he arrived at Cypress Ridge High School in Cypress Fairbanks ISD. “He’s only got two or three years of football experience himself,” Coach Andrew Shanle said. Let’s just say it’s all working out pretty well for Vernon. Not only is he helping lead the Cy-Ridge Rams his senior season— he’s got a pretty good plan for […]

  • Houston boxing gym helping Parkinson’s patients combat degenerative disease

    Throughout the United States, gym goers are combating the life-threatening symptoms of Parkinson’s disease through boxing. Lou Savarese knows all about it. He owns two boxing gyms in Houston, “It’s a little bit more catered to professionals, so over here we have a little bit more of an eclectic group of people,” Savarese said. Savarese’s background in the sport is extensive. A former professional boxer in the the Bronx, New York, his career has taken him all over the country […]

  • Pearland High School quarterback J.D. Head is this week’s Class Acts

    PEARLAND, Texas — J.D. Head has had quite the high school experience from playing in the state of Oklahoma to making a move to the biggest high school football state in the country. At Pearland High School, he has excelled on and off the field as the Oilers quarterback, but years from now that’s now how he wants to be remembered. “I just try to be the guy that always cleans up the locker room, just leave things better than the way […]

  • 8-year-old track stars represent Houston on the national stage

    They’re the fastest kids in the nation and they practice right here in Houston at Eisenhower High School. Four boys, all 8-years old, run track for the Dragon Youth Track and Field team. One kid wants to be a track star, one wants to become a football player like Houston Texans Deandre Hopkins. Hopkins is pretty fast, but so are Deandre James, Germarquis Robinson, Jeremiah Reece and Julian Johnson. The four of them make up the 8-under AAU 4 x […]

  • Local woman hosts tennis tournament in honor of husband who died from skin cancer

    Sitting in her home with the quilt made in her husbands honor draped along the couch, Camille Lajaunie recalls a couple dates. “He was diagnosed October 3, 2009 and he passed away May 3 of 2011,”Lajaunie said. The date her husband, Darren, was diagnosed with cancer and the day he died. Before cancer, Darren was an avid tennis player whenever he wasn’t helping create the latest space technology.In fact, the latter is how Camille and Darren met. “I met him […]

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