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High-speed train to connect Houston, Dallas

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High-speed train to connect Houston, Dallas

- Calling a planned high-speed rail connection to Dallas “an idea whose time has come,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner signed an agreement this week with the bullet train’s backers that both sides said is the first of many steps to making the trip a reality. “This is the starting point to begin the process of definitive agreements,” Turner said, underscoring that the agreement between Houston and Texas Central Partners commits both to cooperate on a project each wants built
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Slim Thug is getting roasted for his birthday

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Slim Thug is getting roasted for his birthday

- Slim Thug is letting a few friends have some fun, at his expense, for a good cause. The member of Houston rap royalty is the guest of honor at a comedy roast to kick off his birthday weekend. It happens Sept. 8 at Rockefeller's, 3620 Washington. Tickets are $40. Slim Thug will be roasted by comedian Dat Damn Monty, Houston rapper E
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Man rams Houston police officer's car, faces aggravated assault charges

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Man rams Houston police officer's car, faces aggravated assault charges

- A man is behind bars after ramming his car early Friday into a patrol vehicle in northeast Houston. Officers first saw the man about 2 a.m., speeding out of a neighborhood known to have a lot of crime, said Capt. Megan Howard with the Houston Police Department. Police tried to pull him over for speeding, but the man refused to stop
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Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay and fiance Bryan Abasolo hang out with family in Houston

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Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay and fiance Bryan Abasolo hang out with family in Houston

- Published 8:43 pm, Thursday, August 17, 2017 After celebrating their engagement in Dallas, the former Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsey and her now fiance, Bryan Abasolo, made their way to Houston for more fun. The couple came to visit some of Lindsay's family in the Bayou City, and from the looks of it, they had a great time. The Dallas attorney shared a post on her Instagram where the two are seeing getting cuddly and laughing among several family members
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NASA official with Houston ties gets nod for UNT chancellor

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NASA official with Houston ties gets nod for UNT chancellor

- A top NASA official who spent time at Houston's Johnson Space Center has been named the sole finalist for chancellor of the University of North Texas System. Lesa Roe, the space agency's acting deputy administrator, led International Space Center research programs while in Houston. The 54-year-old will become the first woman to lead the UNT System. Trained as an electrical engineer, she will oversee more than 10,000 employees and a system that includes campuses in Denton, Dallas and Fort Worth
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Houston clinic owner gets 40-year term for brazen $17 million Medicare fraud scheme

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Houston clinic owner gets 40-year term for brazen $17 million Medicare fraud scheme

- The owner of a string of Houston home health care clinics was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison Thursday for a brazen scheme that involved more than $17 million in fraudulent Medicaid and Medicare billing. "I'm not here to pass the buck," Godwin Oriakhi, who ran the five clinics, told U.S. District Judge Sim Lake before sentencing, but added, "I never set out in any way to defraud the government
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Carly Rae Jepsen to open Katy Perry's Houston show

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Carly Rae Jepsen to open Katy Perry's Houston show

- Get ready for a pop-stravaganza. Carly Rae Jepsen has been announced as the opener for Katy Perry's . Tickets are already on sale. Jepsen is best known for the worldwide hit "Call Me Maybe," which topped the U.S. charts for nine weeks in 2012 and was that year's best-selling single worldwide. Her recent work hasn't been as commercially successful but has established her as a critical darling and queen of sorts for fans of smart pop anthems
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Houston man sentenced to life in prison for robbery

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Houston man sentenced to life in prison for robbery

- Published 10:59 am, Thursday, August 17, 2017 A Houston man accused of attacking a woman at a Kemah Wal-Mart in 2016 has been sentenced to life in prison for robbery. Harold Cohen, 51, approached a 24-year-old woman who was loading groceries into her car and asked for for a ride and to use her phone, the Kemah Police Department said in a press release
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Country pop star Shania Twain sets Houston date

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Country pop star Shania Twain sets Houston date

- Shania Twain, one of the best-selling artists of all time, is back to reclaim her throne. The country superstar performs June 9 at Toyota Center. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 25 via the . Expect a quick sell out. Twain became a country and pop superstar on the strength of three albums: "The Woman in Me," "Come on Over" and "Up
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See how Houston ISD schools have transformed after the 2012 Bond projects

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See how Houston ISD schools have transformed after the 2012 Bond projects

- Also, check out the new photos of the completed schools. Published 10:35 am, Thursday, August 17, 2017 With a $1.89 billion price tag, the Houston Independent School District's 2012 Bond Program is lofty. Now five years after the amount was approved, nearly half of the construction projects are set to be completed by the end of this month. "All but one of our projects have finalized construction documents, and by the end of this summer we'll be at roughly 50 percent completion," HISD Construction Services Officer Derrick Sanders said earlier in August
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17-year-old shot in leg at apartment complex in Houston's Sunnyside

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17-year-old shot in leg at apartment complex in Houston's Sunnyside

- A 17-year-old boy is injured after reported gunfire at a Sunnyside apartment complex. Police went to the Sunflower Terrace Apartments off of Bellfort at about 9 p.m. Wednesday after getting reports of a shooting, said Lt. Larry Crowson with the Houston Police Department. Officers found the teenager with a gunshot wound in his leg. The teen - who police did not identify - did not immediately tell officers who had shot him or where the gunfire took place, Crowson said
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Houston districts with most top-ranked schools in 2017

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Houston districts with most top-ranked schools in 2017

- About 100 Houston-area schools were recognized this week for achieving all possible "campus of distinction" designations, which denote high achievement compared to campuses of similar size and demographics. The designations recognize achievement in four core subjects: math, science, social students and language arts/reading. They also denote schools that rank in the top 25 percent of similar schools on three measures: student progress, closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness
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Lone Star Flight Museum planes fly from Galveston to Houston

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Lone Star Flight Museum planes fly from Galveston to Houston

- GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Some vintage military aircraft have been flown from a now-closed Southeast Texas museum to their new home in Houston. Lone Star Flight Museum spokeswoman Katie Jackman said Wednesday that the planes are being prepped for the Sept. 2 reopening at Ellington Airport. Volunteers on Tuesday flew a dozen planes, including a B-17 bomber, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) to Houston
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San Marcos won’t join lawsuit over Senate Bill 4

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San Marcos won’t join lawsuit over Senate Bill 4

- The city of San Marcos will not join the cities of Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio in their lawsuit against the state’s new immigration law, officials announced Tuesday night. While those cities have waged public battles against the Senate Bill 4, the so-called sanctuary cities ban, San Marcos has been noticeably quiet on the issue — to the disdain of many of its residents who for months have urged it to take action
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Judge set to OK sale of Daytona's Joe's Crab Shack parent

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Judge set to OK sale of Daytona's Joe's Crab Shack parent

- Clayton Park @ClaytonPark3 DAYTONA BEACH — A bankruptcy court judge on Thursday is expected to approve the sale of the parent company for Joe's Crab Shack to one of the chain's former owners. Tilman Fertitta, the CEO of Houston, Texas-based Landry's Corp., has already told a national industry trade publication he looks forward to reacquiring the chain he owned from 1994 to 2006
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Houston school districts with the most experienced teachers

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Houston school districts with the most experienced teachers

- It's no surprise that schools with the best teachers tend to have some of the highest performing students. Nearly everyone has had a teacher who pushed them to do better, which is why sending a child to a district with a reputation for good teachers is an important advantage. Data acquired by the Texas Tribune's Public Schools Explorer can give an in-depth view of the tenure of teachers in Houston school districts as well as individual campuses
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The most distinguished public schools in Houston's suburbs, according to Texas education officials

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The most distinguished public schools in Houston's suburbs, according to Texas education officials

- Updated 6:59 pm, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Hundreds of schools across the state recently earned bragging rights. On Tuesday, the Texas Education Agency released a list of the best performing campuses in the state for the 2017 school year. Each year, the TEA compiles a list of schools that aced the agency's "accountability ratings," or school report card. Schools can land on the list of distinguished campuses by earning seven "distinctions," like academic achievement in mathematics
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  • Slim Thug is getting roasted for his birthday
    Slim Thug is getting roasted for his birthday

    , chron.com

    Slim Thug is letting a few friends have some fun, at his expense, for a good cause. The member of Houston rap royalty is the guest of honor at a comedy roast to kick off his birthday weekend. It happens Sept. 8 at Rockefeller's, 3620 Washington. Tickets are $40. Slim Thug will be roasted by comedian Dat Damn Monty, Houston rapper E
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  • Iowa baseball: Hawks fall to Cougars, 7-5, eliminated
    Iowa baseball: Hawks fall to Cougars, 7-5, eliminated

    , wcfcourier.com

    HOUSTON — Connor Wong’s solo home run to centerfield to lead off the ninth inning proved to be the difference as Houston outlasted Iowa, 7-5, in an elimination game Sunday in an NCAA regional. The lead changed hands or was tied seven times, with Wong’s home run providing the final lead change. Iowa (39-22) had upset the top-seeded Cougars on Friday, before losing late Saturday night, 3-2 to Texas A&M
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Business

  • Dog-walking app now offers service in Houston area
    Dog-walking app now offers service in Houston area

    , chron.com

    An on-demand dog-walking service through an app called Wag in now available in Houston and other metro areas after a successful run in Los Angeles and New York. Dog owners can schedule a 20-, 30-, or 60-minute walk through the app and can track the walk on their phones. Vetted walkers who are insured and bonded are available 24 hours a day
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Health

  • Two tick bites give woman a potentially deadly disease
    Two tick bites give woman a potentially deadly disease

    , chron.com

    Published 12:57 pm, Friday, June 16, 2017 Summer can be a dangerous time for bug bites and stings around the Houston-area. The horror story of a woman bitten hundreds of miles away by a critter found here in Texas should serve as a good reminder to avoid unwanted pests. Deanna Helm went camping on Memorial Day weekend in Missouri and immediately felt sick after the trip
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Family & Parenting

  • Actor Jim Parsons gives mom, sister a shout out for retiring from teaching with Klein ISD
    Actor Jim Parsons gives mom, sister a shout out for retiring from teaching with Klein ISD

    , chron.com

    Updated 9:55 am, Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Emmy-award-winning actor and Houston native Jim Parsons gave his mom and sister a shout out on Instagram on Monday congratulating them for a job well done with Klein ISD. "Congrats to my mom and my sister, two of the hardest working, most devoted teachers one could ever know," Parson wrote in his Instagram post
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  • Houston's First Baptist Church is ready for baseball season with clever change to their campus sign
    Houston's First Baptist Church is ready for baseball season with clever change to their campus sign

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    Updated 9:49 pm, Sunday, April 2, 2017 Houston's First Baptist Church is ready for the Astros season to start Monday. And to celebrate the Christian community decorated their front s. Their Inner Loop campus sign was redecorated to read "Hous On First?" and the logo was altered to look like a threaded baseball. On their social media accounts, the church said that they worked with the Houston Astros mascot, Orbit, to highlight the opening day on April 3
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Slim Thug is getting roasted for his birthday
    Slim Thug is getting roasted for his birthday

    , chron.com

    Slim Thug is letting a few friends have some fun, at his expense, for a good cause. The member of Houston rap royalty is the guest of honor at a comedy roast to kick off his birthday weekend. It happens Sept. 8 at Rockefeller's, 3620 Washington. Tickets are $40. Slim Thug will be roasted by comedian Dat Damn Monty, Houston rapper E
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Education

  • These Houston-area high schools produced celebrities
    These Houston-area high schools produced celebrities

    , chron.com

    As Houston-area kids get ready to go back to school this month, some of them may end up walking down the same halls as some pretty big celebrities. Houston-area high schools have already produced an impressive pool of locally-raised talent, from Grammy-winning musicians to movie stars and top athletes. Maybe it was always clear that these former students would become superstars, or maybe it was a big surprise to their friends and family
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  • Lawsuit against United Airlines filed by passenger shoved at IAH in Houston
    Lawsuit against United Airlines filed by passenger shoved at IAH in Houston

    , chron.com

    A Houston attorney is suing United Airlines in state District Court in Harris County, alleging that an employee at Bush Intercontinental Airport "suddenly, unexpectedly and violently" injured him during an incident two years ago. Ronald Tigner, who was 71 at the time, alleges in the lawsuit that he was traveling through Bush Intercontinental on July 21, 2015, and received an illegible boarding pass
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Law & Crime

  • 17-year-old shot in leg at apartment complex in Houston's Sunnyside
    17-year-old shot in leg at apartment complex in Houston's Sunnyside

    , chron.com

    A 17-year-old boy is injured after reported gunfire at a Sunnyside apartment complex. Police went to the Sunflower Terrace Apartments off of Bellfort at about 9 p.m. Wednesday after getting reports of a shooting, said Lt. Larry Crowson with the Houston Police Department. Officers found the teenager with a gunshot wound in his leg. The teen - who police did not identify - did not immediately tell officers who had shot him or where the gunfire took place, Crowson said
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Real Estate

  • Listen: H-E-B's real estate broker 'goes geek' on Houston's grocery market
    Listen: H-E-B's real estate broker 'goes geek' on Houston's grocery market

    , chron.com

    Houston has perhaps the most competitive grocery market in the country, and as H-E-B's real estate broker it's Lance Gilliam's job to keep up with the major players and the latest trends. Gilliam, a partner with Waterman Steele, joins Nancy and Erin to talk everything from sushi stations to online grocery shopping. "You can only spend so much time trying to sell high-priced groceries to rich people," Gilliam said
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Motoring

  • Which Houston-area cities had the most drunk driving crashes
    Which Houston-area cities had the most drunk driving crashes

    , chron.com

    Published 5:30 am, Friday, June 2, 2017 Despite efforts by law enforcement and anti-drunk driving campaigns to stop alcohol-related fatalities, drunk drivers still manage to slip through the cracks and kill themselves or other people. In 2016, peace officers in Harris County reported 159 deaths related to driving under the influence. Galveston County reported 14 drunk driving deaths, Fort Bend Count reported 12, Montgomery County reported 21, Brazoria County reported 19 and Liberty County reported 5 deaths
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