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All Houston Events are Cancelled for the month of march

Jamarcus Alix, Egalitarian

March 11, 2020

List: Events canceled or postponed across the Houston area because of coronavirus Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo canceled What may be the biggest event every year in Houston won't continue this year.  On Wednesday, March 11, city and county officials announced that the Houston Livestock Show and ...

Houston Livestock and Rodeo will be shut down

Houston Livestock and Rodeo will be shut down

The Associated Press

March 11, 2020

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors, will be canceled about halfway through its run as a precaution against the new coronavirus, city and county officials said Wednesday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Linda Hidalgo said they...

WHO declares virus crisis a pandemic, urges world to fight

WHO declares virus crisis a pandemic, urges world to fight

JAMEY KEATEN, MARIA CHENG and JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press

March 11, 2020

GENEVA — Expressing alarm both about mounting infections and inadequate government responses, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic but added that it's not too late for countries to act. By reversing course and using the charged word...

Weinstein sentenced to 23 years for sexual assaults

Weinstein sentenced to 23 years for sexual assaults

MICHAEL R. SISAK, TOM HAYS and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

March 11, 2020

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison, pleading for mercy as his accusers said his punishment in the landmark #MeToo rape case was long overdue. After two of his accusers confronted him again in a Manhattan court, the 67-year-old former Hollywood mogul broke his...

Breaking: Water Main Break @ East Loop Leaves 4 HCC Campuses Closed

Breaking: Water Main Break @ East Loop Leaves 4 HCC Campuses Closed

JD Eckerman, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

“Keep checking the website for updates” was the advice I received when I called the HCC District office to ask about the campus closures. The website states that the water main break near Fidelity and N. Carolina caused Central College, Eastside & Northeast campuses and the District Office to...

Bernie Rallies the Troops: A Young Turnout with a Big Impact

Bernie Rallies the Troops: A Young Turnout with a Big Impact

JD Eckerman, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

“Day one! By Executive order, we will legalize marijuana... And we will expunge the records for everyone locked up for marijuana possession!” The crowd of 6657 roared in response to Bernie’s promise. 500 people volunteered for the Bernie rally this past Sunday at the University of Houston’s Fertitta...

Houston, do we have a water problem?

Casey Richardson, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

    Chromium-6, a harmful chemical known to cause cancer is permeating Houston's water, especially Alief, according to water samples gathered between 2013-2015 by the Environmental Working Group. The EWG concluded that Alief's water supply, and the city at large should concern all who ...

Tech problem with mobile app causes Iowa caucus chaos

Tech problem with mobile app causes Iowa caucus chaos

Alexandra Jaffe and Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press

February 4, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa — A new mobile app was supposed to help Democratic officials quickly gather information from some 1,700 caucus sites throughout Iowa. Instead, a "coding issue" within the app is being blamed for delays that left the results unknown the morning after the first-in-the nation presidential...

K-Pop Stars Choi Jong-hoon & Jung Joon-young Are Going to Prison

K-Pop Stars Choi Jong-hoon &  Jung Joon-young Are Going to Prison

November 29, 2019

K-Pop is without a doubt the highest-earning genre out right now and in recent developments, two of the genre's biggest stars will be going to prison for gang-raping drunk unconscious women. The two stars reportedly will have to do 5-6 years in prison and must take 80 hours of sexual violence treatment...

Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s new vehicle: the Cybertruck

Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s new vehicle: the Cybertruck

George Vasquez, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally revealed the long anticipated vehicle at its Design Studio in Hawthorne, California. The crowd went wild as the futuristic electric pickup truck was driven onto the stage. The Cybertruck is built with an exoskeleton body frame, as the side of the vehicle has a trapezoid-like...

Trump Believes He Won’t Be Impeached

November 22, 2019

President Donald Trump spoke with Fox News recently and exclaimed, "I think it's very hard to impeach you when they have absolutely nothing." Although State Department officials have testified and have provided evidence in White House impeachment hearings. One can easily infer that the president is trying...

Houston Astros Organization accused of Sign-Stealing

George Vasquez, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The accusations started to come together after Mike Fiers, a former Astros pitcher, told The Athletic in an interview that he had warned both the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics that the Astros knew what the pitchers were throwing by a camera placed in center field, relayed the information to t...

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