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Photographer captures 6 families' fights with childhood cancer in heartbreaking project

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Photographer captures 6 families' fights with childhood cancer in heartbreaking project

- HOUSTON The “More Than 4” photo project by Sherina Welch of Houston, Texas-based FreeSpiritFoto aims to educate the public on what cancer really looks like by documenting six families’ fights with childhood cancer, as well as spread awareness about the fact that only 4 percent of funds for cancer research go to children. On Saturday, Welch posted an emotional photo series of Colt Wilson, a child cancer patient who underwent 43 weeks of chemotherapy and 28 days, with his mom and dad after his last chemo treatment

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Pride parade will march on 'rain or shine'

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Pride parade will march on 'rain or shine'

- The 39th annual Pride Houston celebration happens Saturday "rain or shine," according to organizers of the festival that most years draws hundreds of thousands to downtown Houston. As the party began at noon, it was all rain and no shine. Storms blew across the city, a few highway exits flooded and the National Weather Service warned of street flooding, high winds and lightning

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Flash flood warning issued for southeast Harris County

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Flash flood warning issued for southeast Harris County

- A flash flood warning has been issued for southeast Harris County until 12:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Thunderstorms are producing heavy rain across the area under the warning. Rain is falling as high as 2.2 inches every 30 minutes across east Houston, the weather service reported. More than 4 inches of rain has already fallen over southern parts of Lake Houston area

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TxDOT lists U.S. 290 closures for this weekend

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TxDOT lists U.S. 290 closures for this weekend

- U.S. 290 continues to give drivers headaches, so make sure you plan accordingly for construction closures this weekend. TOTAL CLOSURES: The U.S. 290 westbound main lanes from Bingle to Tidwell will be closed continuously from 9 p.m., Saturday, June 24, to 5 a.m., Monday, June 26. The alternate route will be to detour to the Bingle/Pinemont exit and re-enter the main lanes past Tidwell

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Texas A&M grad, former special forces soldier, goes viral in humanitarian aid photo

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Texas A&M grad, former special forces soldier, goes viral in humanitarian aid photo

- "I love the Iraqi people," he says, "They keep growing on me." Updated 4:21 pm, Friday, June 23, 2017 A Texas A&M graduate and former special forces soldier has been seen by millions after a photo of his humanitarian efforts went viral. David Eubank works with the Free Burma Rangers, an organization that provides humanitarian aid to people in conflict zones

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Houston City Council votes to join lawsuit over SB4

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Houston City Council votes to join lawsuit over SB4

- Houston City Council voted Wednesday to sue the state over its new "sanctuary cities" law, joining Texas' three other largest cities in challenging the controversial measure. Council voted 10-6 to join San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, El Paso County and several other local governments and nonprofits in a consolidated case challenging the state. Councilman Jack Christie abstained. A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Monday

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21 excellent brunch spots in Houston suburbs

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21 excellent brunch spots in Houston suburbs

- Weekends are for day-drinking, and eating breakfast and lunch foods together at 1 p.m. Ok, maybe not every weekend, but when it's time to have that special treat, these brunch restaurants in the 'burbs are taking it up a notch. Brunch is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. At Jupiter in Sugar Land, for instance, you can have pizza or waffles. They don't seem to have a pizza waffle, but we're sure you can easily have one with some creativity

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Houston school security officer accused of taking bathroom photos of boys

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Houston school security officer accused of taking bathroom photos of boys

- A Houston school security officer is free on bail after being accused of taking bathroom photos and videos of boys at Energized for Excellence Academy, a middle school near Bellaire in west Houston. Yandry Jimenez Rivero, a 20-year-old Cuban national who was working for a private security firm, was arrested earlier this week after allegedly being caught by an 11-year-old boy, prosecutors said Thursday

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California AG bans state travel to Texas over LGBT adoption rules

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California AG bans state travel to Texas over LGBT adoption rules

- Kathleen Ronayne and Sophia Bollag, Associated Press. Updated 8:37 am, Friday, June 23, 2017 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year. Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky to the list of places where state employee travel is restricted

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Patriots sign former Jets linebacker David Harris

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Patriots sign former Jets linebacker David Harris

- BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed former New York Jets linebacker David Harris. The team announced the move Thursday. The Patriots also released receiver DeAndrew White. Terms of Harris’ deal were not disclosed, but a person familiar with it told The Associated Press that it is a two-year pact that could be worth as much as $6.75 million

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Texas mom will endure eight surgeries to look like Melania Trump

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Texas mom will endure eight surgeries to look like Melania Trump

- At one Houston plastic surgeon’s office, first lady Melania Trump has one-upped her fashionista stepdaughter as the leading plastic surgery muse out of the Trump clan. Dr. Franklin Rose recently told the Houston Chronicle that his office has seen an uptick of local women looking to get the “Melania makeover.” Previously, the “Ivanka look” was the most sought after in Rose’s office

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Viral video shows waterspout as Tropical Storm Cindy hit Florida

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Viral video shows waterspout as Tropical Storm Cindy hit Florida

- Updated 2:20 pm, Thursday, June 22, 2017 A Pensacola, Fla. man's incredible video of a waterspout spawned by Tropical Storm Cindy has gone viral on Thursday. The video was posted by on Wednesday, June 21, as the tropical storm approached the Florida coast. Whitley was on a 16th floor balcony of the Portofino Resort in Pensacola Beach, over the Santa Rosa sound, he said

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Social media users hilariously mock the lack of rain Tropical Storm Cindy gave Houston

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Social media users hilariously mock the lack of rain Tropical Storm Cindy gave Houston

- Published 9:57 am, Thursday, June 22, 2017 Better safe than sorry is how the saying goes and Houstonians are feeling it as Tropical Storm Cindy wasn't as dangerous as forecasters feared when it made landfall on Thursday morning. One of the firsts storms of the 2017 hurricane season didn't gain strength in the Gulf and moved east rather than west. Thursday turned out to be just another rainy day in the Bayou City

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Loss of jobs, business puts Sunnyside in peril

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Loss of jobs, business puts Sunnyside in peril

- A couple of blocks south of Larry Sawh's resale shop in Sunnyside sit rows of barren, boarded storefronts. From the driveway of his business, he can point and name a few of his former neighbors. Marshall's Tire Shop. South Side Store Food-n-Moe. David's Furniture. Screwed up Records. Money to Loan. Sawh, or Mr. Larry as locals call him, says these once-mainstays along with many others helped the community - once known as Baby River Oaks and Black Wall Street - flourish, keeping unemployment low and hopes high

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Odds of a tropical storm in Gulf creep up to 90 percent

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Odds of a tropical storm in Gulf creep up to 90 percent

- Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle. Updated 7:06 am, Monday, June 19, 2017 The odds of a tropical storm hitting southeast Texas this week are inching slowly upward as swirling winds pick up in the Caribbean. A tropical disturbance sparked by a broad band of low pressure in the northwestern Caribbean now has a 90 percent chance of turning into a tropical storm, according to the National Hurricane Center

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One ranking UT happy not to be leading in Texas: tuition, fees

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One ranking UT happy not to be leading in Texas: tuition, fees

- True or false: Tuition and fees at Sam Houston State University, the University of Houston, Texas State University and four other public schools in the state exceed the sticker price for the University of Texas at Austin. The answer, surprisingly, is true. Then again, maybe it’s not so surprising. UT-Dallas is the most expensive of the state’s 38 public universities, with tuition and fees totaling $5,903 for the fall 2016 semester, according to data provided to the American-Statesman by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

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    First look: Cane Rosso’s new local flavors

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    Houston's chef-owned independent restaurants do their part to promote the flavors of the city by sourcing produce from area farms and using local beef and pork as well as Gulf seafood. But you don't expect that practice from chain restaurants or even boutique, multi-unit brands. And that's where Cane Rosso is different. The Dallas-based pizza restaurant, with two stores in Houston (five in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and one in Austin), has taken the unusual step of hiring Houston chefs to make the pizzeria reflect local flavor and dining preferences

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