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April 5, 2020

By The Associated Press undefined 1. "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng (Penguin) 2. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens (G. P. Putnam's Sons) 3. "The Sinner" by J.R. Ward (Gallery Books) 4. "The Splendid and the Vile" by Erik Larson (Crown) 5. "Little Blue Truck's Springtime" by A...

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...

Essence event affirms the power of black women in Hollywood

Essence event affirms the power of black women in Hollywood

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, AP Entertainment Writer

February 7, 2020

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Through laughs, tears and speeches that turned into sermons and affirmations, the overarching theme of this year's star-studded Essence luncheon was that in an unforgiving industry that often overlooks, black women need no validation from Hollywood — or elsewhere — to appreciate...

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...

Super Bowl LIV: A Win for Chief’s Kingdom

Super Bowl LIV: A Win for Chief’s Kingdom

Alexander Thomas, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

"You gotta fight...for your right...to LOMBARDI, baby!" - Travis Kelce (Tight End for the Kansas City Chiefs)

A Battle Red Loss…

A Battle Red Loss…

Alexander Thomas, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

After winning an improbable game against the Patriots last Sunday, Houston laid an egg against the visiting Denver Broncos on the day they wear the red jerseys. The main thorn in Houston's side was rookie QB Drew Lock; he threw for 300+ yards and 3 touchdowns. Thankfully, the Texans are still on top...

Rockets beat the defending champs in Toronto

Rockets beat the defending champs in Toronto

Alexander Thomas, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

After experiencing a tough loss to their rivals the San Antonio Spurs, the Houston Rockets were able to defeat the Toronto Raptors in Toronto. This was a convincing victory and should restore confidence in the team after losing 3 games on the road. Houston is now 14-7 (putting them in 5th in the Western...

Texans beat the Patriots for the first time under Bill O’Brien

Texans beat the Patriots for the first time under Bill O’Brien

Alexander Thomas, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

The Houston Texans defeat the New England Patriots 28-22 at NRG Stadium. This was Coach Bill O'Brien' s first win against his former team in five games. With the win, the Texans move to 8-4 on the year and the Ravens become the new #1 seed in the AFC. 1st Quarter (7-3) The Texans received the open...

Texans win a close one against the rival Colts!

Texans win a close one against the rival Colts!

Alexander Thomas, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

The Houston Texans notched a close win against their rival the Indianapolis Colts 20-17. This was a prime-time Thursday Night Football game, which means the Texans donned their Color Rush uniforms. It was also Texans Salute to Service Day, meaning all members of the armed forces were honored for thei...

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