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“Adoptions and fostering are down’: Shelters, local rescue groups say they’re overcrowded with dogs and cats

HOUSTON – An increase in stray dogs and cats being brought to area animal shelters and rescue groups has led to overpopulation and concern there isn’t enough space to house a growing problem. “Here in the last maybe month, month and a half, we have just been overwhelmed (and) swamped.

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“Adoptions and fostering are down’: Shelters, local rescue groups say they’re overcrowded with dogs and cats

FBI: Active shooter cases nationwide more than doubled in 2021

More Videos Next up in 5 Example video title will go here for this video The FBI defines an active shooter as one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area. HOUSTON — The FBI released new data showing a disturbing trend in active shooter incidents in the United States.

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FBI: Active shooter cases nationwide more than doubled in 2021

Houston Based Entrepreneur Gifts $110,000 George Floyd Statue To His Hometown [WATCH]

On the second anniversary of his murder, Houston will be unveiling a statue of George Floyd in a park in his hometown. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Dannette Davis, of Kay Davis Associates, donated $110,000 for the statue titled, “A Conversation with George.” The statue was created by sculptor Adrienne Rison-Isom who she says took months of research to learn about Floyd to bring the statue to life.

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Houston Based Entrepreneur Gifts $110,000 George Floyd Statue To His Hometown [WATCH]

Map: Which books have been banned in Greater Houston school districts?

More Videos Next up in 5 Example video title will go here for this video A KHOU 11 News Investigation revealed that several Houston-are school districts have banned and restricted access to several books. HOUSTON — Nationwide, bans and challenges to books in school libraries and classrooms are on the rise.

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Map: Which books have been banned in Greater Houston school districts?

Lavish Dinner at Top Houston Restaurant Boosts The Women’s Fund — With an American Idol Star Assist

Providing Women Free Access to Valuable Tools and Better Health What: The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency 7th annual wine dinner Where: Tony’s PC Moment: We love a successful fundraiser that delivers good food and wine that doesn’t curdle in the mouth thus we once again applaud The Women’s Fund for its lavish dinner party at one of Houston’s top fine dining restaurants — Tony’s.

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Lavish Dinner at Top Houston Restaurant Boosts The Women’s Fund — With an American Idol Star Assist

Texas Couple Charged in Death of 8-year-old That Weighed 29 Pounds

An average 7-year-old child weighs 50 pounds. This child weighed less than 4 gallons of water, and was 8 years old. Her twin sister who survived weighed even less than she did. In a sickening case of child abuse, a Houston, Texas couple has been charged with capital murder, 17 months after the death of a malnourished 8-year-old girl with multiple injuries.

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Texas Couple Charged in Death of 8-year-old That Weighed 29 Pounds

Altered image leads to calls of racism in Harris County Pct. 4 primary race

HOUSTON – On Monday morning, the runoff race in Harris County’s Precinct 4 heated up less than 24 hours before the opening of the polls with claims of racism. “In 2022, we do not tolerate discrimination and racism in Democratic politics,” said candidate Ben Chou.

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Altered image leads to calls of racism in Harris County Pct. 4 primary race

As ex-Southern Baptist figure alleges ‘criminal conspiracy,’ prominent leader defends abuse response

The Southern Baptist apocalypse. A criminal conspiracy. That’s how a former, longtime Southern Baptist Convention leader described the findings of a historic 400-page investigation that detailed two decades of attempts by other denominational officials to silence sexual abuse survivors and prioritize the SBC’s bottom line over policies to stop predators.

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As ex-Southern Baptist figure alleges ‘criminal conspiracy,’ prominent leader defends abuse response

"Going Once! Going Twice! SOLD!" by Neal Murphy

May 23, 2022 - P.T Barnum was right when he said that “there’s a sucker born every minute.” I am living proof of that, having been taken for a sucker while on a vacation trip in 1965. I hope that my experience will be a warning to others who let their eyes overpower their brains.

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Where first imported baby formula is headed

Houston - Seventy-thousand pounds of baby formula have arrived in the U.S. from Europe to help alleviate the national shortage. The first shipment originated from Switzerland and arrived Sunday in Indianapolis on a U.S. military aircraft, but it is headed for hospitals, doctors, and pharmacies, not store shelves.

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Where first imported baby formula is headed

George Floyd statue to be unveiled at Harris County park on the anniversary of his death

A statue of George Floyd will be unveiled Wednesday at Tom Bass Regional Park Section III, exactly two years after the Houston resident’s murder in Minneapolis ignited a nationwide reckoning on race and police violence. County and city leaders, including Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, will join Floyd’s family members at 5 p.m. to reveal the “Conversation with George” Statue at the park’s community center, located at 15108 Cullen Blvd.

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George Floyd statue to be unveiled at Harris County park on the anniversary of his death

Texas mother, boyfriend charged with murder after alleged murder and torture of 8-year-old

HOUSTON, Texas - A Houston mother and her boyfriend have been charged with the murder and torture of an eight-year-old girl. This video file cannot be played. (Error Code: 102630) SBG San Antonio Soledad Mendoza and Ruben Moreno are accused of abusing and starving the girl and her twin.

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Texas mother, boyfriend charged with murder after alleged murder and torture of 8-year-old

Luke Maile in Guardians' Monday lineup

Cleveland Guardians catcher Luke Maile is starting Monday in the team's game against the Houston Astros. What It Means: Maile is getting the nod behind the plate, batting ninth in the order versus Astros starter Luis Garcia. Our models project Maile for 0.7 hits, 0.3 runs, 0.1 home runs, 0.4 RBI and 7.0 FanDuel points.

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Luke Maile in Guardians' Monday lineup

Panthers topple top-ranked Falcons for regional tourney berth

In some ways, reaching the Class 6A regional tournament has been the standard for the Ridge Point Panthers’ baseball team in recent seasons. On the other hand, Panthers’ head coach Clinton Welch knows his team still has to go out and prove themselves on the field every night.

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Panthers topple top-ranked Falcons for regional tourney berth

New Offices for KPFT: the Station Bombed Off the Air

HOUSTON – (By Ralph Bivins, Realty News Report) – A new FM radio station signed onto the Houston airwaves in 1970. A public station affiliated with the Pacifica Foundation, Texas listeners dialed into 90.1 KPFT and heard new things. Psychedelic music, of course, was played.

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New Offices for KPFT: the Station Bombed Off the Air

Houston park welcoming new George Floyd statue

More Videos Next up in 5 Example video title will go here for this video "I hope that it serves as a gathering spot for reflection and action today and always," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. HOUSTON — Houston's Tom Bass Park will be unveiling a statue of George Floyd on Wednesday.

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Houston park welcoming new George Floyd statue

The Harris County GOP Is Assembling “Rapid Response Teams” to Monitor the Runoff

Houston Republicans are going on the offensive in this week's election as a trial run for November. In March 2021, a Harris County Republican Party precinct chair delivered a Zoom presentation to fellow party members about a new “election integrity brigade.” Identifying himself as a member of the party’s ballot security committee, the man, who gave his name as Bill, outlined a plan to “build an army here of 10,000 people in Harris County, motivated and highly confident folks to serve as election workers and poll watchers, to basically safeguard our voting rights and our voting obligations.” The party would recruit the 10,000 poll watchers from suburban Harris County, then deploy them to predominantly Black and Hispanic neighborhoods in central Houston, “where the fraud is occurring.” Bill cited a particular need to monitor the polling place in Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, a historic Black place of worship that hosted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his first visit to Houston.

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The Harris County GOP Is Assembling “Rapid Response Teams” to Monitor the Runoff

Houston couple arrested in starvation, beating death of 8-year-old girl whose twin also was abused

Doctors first warned the mother of Melanie Mendoza in 2014 that she and her twin sister were below the normal growth for children their age, according to authorities. The twins, who lived in San Antonio at the time, were flagged then for failing to thrive — a concern repeatedly relayed to the child’s mother, Soledad Mendoza, as the twins got older.

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Houston couple arrested in starvation, beating death of 8-year-old girl whose twin also was abused

Chas McCormick on Astros' bench Monday

Houston Astros outfielder Chas McCormick is not in the starting lineup for Monday's series opener against right-hander Triston McKenzie and the Cleveland Guardians. What It Means: McCormick is out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games. He is 1-for-12 in his last four outings.

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Chas McCormick on Astros' bench Monday

UHD Celebrating The Investiture Of President Loren J. Blanchard Tuesday

The University of Houston-Downtown will welcome distinguished guests and dignitaries to Houston and our campus to celebrate the Investiture of President Loren J. Blanchard tomorrow. The day’s events will begin with the formal Investiture Ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Wortham Center Theater. Please attend in person as your schedule allows or view online via livestream.

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UHD Celebrating The Investiture Of President Loren J. Blanchard Tuesday

H-town’s newest food truck park coming to Kingdom Builders’ Center

Beginning on Saturday, May 28, “The Foodie Spot HTX, A Fulfilling Food Truck experience” will be launched at The Kingdom Builders’ Center, located at 6011 West Orem Drive. The food park will operate on Saturdays from 1p.m. to 8p.m. and Sundays from 11:30a.m.

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H-town’s newest food truck park coming to Kingdom Builders’ Center

HPD: Same suspects could be responsible for 2 aggravated robberies in Houston area

More Videos Next up in 5 Example video title will go here for this video HPD is hoping the public can help them identify the suspects responsible for two aggravated robberies in the Houston area. HOUSTON — The Houston Police Department's Robbery Division is hoping the public can help them identify several people who they believe could be responsible for multiple aggravated robberies.

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HPD: Same suspects could be responsible for 2 aggravated robberies in Houston area

Woman pointed gun during road rage incident, threatened to shoot driver in north Harris County, authorities say

HOUSTON – A woman is accused of pointing a gun at a woman during a road rage incident Sunday in north Harris County, authorities said. Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said on social media that Destiny Gould was detained and identified after an incident in the 1700 block of FM 1960 Road E.

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Woman pointed gun during road rage incident, threatened to shoot driver in north Harris County, authorities say

Annette Braggs Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on Mansfield St in Houston, TX

Houston, TX -- April 17, 2022, 63-year-old Annette Braggs was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Mansfield Street in Houston. Authorities say the incident happened around 8:30 p.m. on Mansfield near Felecia Street. Preliminary investigation suggests Braggs was driving a Chevrolet Impala east on the roadway when she allegedly failed to maintain a single lane.

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Annette Braggs Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on Mansfield St in Houston, TX

CDC recommends "re-masking" ahead of Memorial Day weekend

COVID-19 cases are again on the rise, and health experts are preparing for a possible surge from Memorial Day weekend travel. Based on the rate of spread, the CDC is recommending people in certain communities return to masking and avoid crowds ahead of the holiday. HOUSTON - COVID-19 cases are on the rise, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, and cases in the US have passed 83 million.

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CDC recommends

Houston-area baseball regional semifinal pairings

REGION II The Woodlands vs. Rockwall Game 1: 7 p.m. Thursday, Concordia University Game 2: 7 p.m. Friday, Concordia University Game 3 (if needed): Noon, Saturday, Concordia University Oak Ridge vs. Rockwall-Heath Game 1: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Corsicana HS Game 2: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Corsicana HS

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Houston-area baseball regional semifinal pairings

Houston-area softball regional championship pairings

REGION II The Woodlands vs. Mansfield Lake Ridge Game 1: 7 p.m. Thursday, Salado HS Game 2: 7 p.m. Friday, Baylor University Game 3 (if needed): 7 p.m. Saturday, Salado HS REGION III Pearland vs. Deer Park Game 1: 7 p.m. Wednesday, University of Houston

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Houston-area softball regional championship pairings

Sysco to acquire hundreds of Freightliner electric trucks

Sysco Corp. is making good on its pledge to convert a third of its fleet to electric trucks. Houston-based Sysco plans to acquire hundreds of Freightliner eCascadia electric trucks, according to Daimler Trucks North America. The foodservice distribution company’s announcement comes several months after pledging to reduce emissions by 2030.

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Sysco to acquire hundreds of Freightliner electric trucks

Suspect wanted in connection with fatal shooting of teen, police say

More Videos Next up in 5 Example video title will go here for this video The victim's body was discovered after a shooting Saturday night where approximately 50 shots were fired in north Houston. HOUSTON — The Houston Police Department is looking for a suspect accused of fatally shooting a teen Saturday night.

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Suspect wanted in connection with fatal shooting of teen, police say

Houston mother, boyfriend charged in murder of malnourished 8-year-old

HOUSTON, Texas (KWTX) - Houston Police on Monday announced Soledad Mendoza, 29, and Ruben Moreno, 29, are now charged with capital murder in the death of a malnourished 8-year-old girl who weighed 29 pounds at the time of her death. The girl died at about about 7:45 p.m. Dec. 21, 2020.

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Houston mother, boyfriend charged in murder of malnourished 8-year-old