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Police Experts Urge Intensive Training If Teachers Are Armed

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:26:27 +0000

President Donald Trump suggested even paying bonuses to teachers willing to be trained to carry firearms at schools

Caller Told FBI Florida Shooting Suspect ‘Going To Explode’

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:22:15 +0000

The tips were among a series of what authorities now describe as the clearest missed warning signs that Cruz, who had a history of disturbing behavior, posed a serious threat

UNICEF Official Quits After Inappropriate Behavior Allegations

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:04:37 +0000

"I am resigning because of the danger of damaging both UNICEF and Save the Children and our wider cause," Justin Forsyth wrote. Three women made complaints about him earlier at Save the Children

Despite NRA’s Hard Line On Guns, Some Conservatives Are Rethinking The Issue

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:46:10 +0000

“I’m kind of confused about the Republican Party,” said Terre Kroeger, a Republican and NRA member from Maumee, Ohio “There’s the old party, the new one, and the Trump one”

‘Mercy Instead Of Vengeance’: A Father’s Successful Fight To Halt His Son’s Execution

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:39:47 +0000

Instead, Thomas Bartlett Whitaker will now spend the rest of his life in prison for coordinating a 2003 ambush that left his mother and brother dead, and his father severely wounded

Opinion: I’ve Asked Hundreds Of Students If They Would Feel Safer If I Was Armed. Not One Has Said Yes

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:28:32 +0000

PBS NewsHour asked this question to hundreds of students: “Would you feel safer knowing that I or any teacher were armed?” Not one student has ever responded with a yes

One By One, Companies Cut Ties With The NRA

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:14:22 +0000

Advocates for stricter gun laws have coalesced under the hashtag #boycottNRA, and several companies appear to have heeded the call a little more than a week after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting

Texas Tribune Asked All 38 Texans In Congress About Gun Control After The Florida School Shooting. Ten Answered.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:01:47 +0000

We wanted to know: Should the minimum age for buying semiautomatic rifles rise from 18 to 21? Should large-capacity magazines be banned? Here's how they answered

How Texas Shaped Rev. Billy Graham, And Rev. Billy Graham Shaped Texas

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:00:28 +0000

He advised presidents and led millions at his big-tent gatherings

DACA: ¿Puede la justicia impedir a un presidente eliminar la acción ejecutiva de otro presidente?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:49:39 +0000

Hay varias sentencias judiciales sobre la potencial eliminación del programa que protege a los jóvenes indocumentados, que el presidente Donald Trump estableció para el 5 de marzo. Pero DACA no es una ley

In 59 Seconds-Will the students movement make a difference? How?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:21:20 +0000

Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer explore whether the future voters demanding significant changes in gun laws are in a position to achieve what they are seeking

Now On Immigration’s Front Lines, Sheriffs Are Choosing To Back Or Snub ICE

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:20:06 +0000

Immigration and Customs Enforcement often asks local jails to hold undocumented people until federal agents can pick them up. Most sheriffs cooperate, but some have taken a stand against the request

UPDATE: White House Locked Down Over After Vehicle Strikes Barrier

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:11:39 +0000

The Secret Service said no law enforcement personnel were injured in the incident

America No Longer A ‘Nation Of Immigrants,’ USCIS Says

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:55:05 +0000

The new director of Citizenship and Immigration Services says changing the federal agency's mission statement reminds staff that they work for the American people

The Best Of Go Texan Day!

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:54:48 +0000

See how Houstonians have been celebrating #GoTexasDay as they gear up for the rodeo!

Hobby School Survey Details Houston’s Harvey Experience

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:50:58 +0000

"People just stepped up for each other, they really did."

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WATCH: Crime Stoppers Of Houston Unveil Movement To Stop Human Trafficking

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:14:35 +0000

The #FightForUs movement to stop child youth sex trafficking - Ignited by human trafficking survivors, non-profit leaders, business professionals, parents and concerned citizens

Should Houston Teachers Be Armed?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:01:48 +0000

Pres. Trump reiterated his call to arm teachers while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Kevin Griffin Of Better Than Ezra Doesn’t Mind Writing Hit Songs For Other Artists

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:59:29 +0000

The lead vocalist for Better Than Ezra balances performing his own music with writing Top 40 hits for other artists.

Punishing Students For Walkout, And Texans’ Views Of The #MeToo Movement: The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The News

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:45:51 +0000

Our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news.

With Renovations Moving Forward, Is The Astrodome Debate Finally Over?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:25:13 +0000

Minnette Boesel from the Astrodome Conservancy discusses the vision for the future of the dome and how the space might be used.

One Texas Board Of Education Primary Result Could Spell A Return To Culture Wars

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:38:42 +0000

Seven seats for the State Board of Education are up this year but the outcome of one primary in North Texas could have a big impact on how it handles some hot-button issues. The next board's to-do-list includes setting sex education standards for the state.

For Women Working For The Mavs, Former CEO’s Misconduct ‘Was Part Of The Job’

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:22:02 +0000

The reports of sexual misconduct spanned almost two decades

Flood Forces Evacuation Of Suburban Dallas Homes

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:04:50 +0000

Rising river levels in Dallas are causing flash floods

Ex-Trump Campaign Aide Agrees To Guilty Plea In Russia Probe

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:51:03 +0000

Gates had access at the highest levels of the campaign

UPDATE: Turner Stresses Discrepancies With FEMA On Housing Assistance Six Months After Harvey, Launches Volunteer Program

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:23:31 +0000

The City will launch a new volunteer program called ‘Houston Still Needs You’

Harvey, Astrodome Vote Complicate Morman’s Reelection Bid

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:54:55 +0000

County Commissioner Jack Morman has represented Harris County Precinct 2 since 2011. The Republican’s most likely Democratic opponent is former Sheriff Adrian Garcia.

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Work Begins Friday On Large Raw Water Main In East Houston, Low Water Pressure Expected

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:19:40 +0000

Do you live north of I-10? It may be a smart move to get some showers in now

WATCH: With Focus On Guns, Trump Warns Conservatives Not To Be ‘Complacent’ In 2018

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:06:34 +0000

In his address at the formerly libertarian-leaning annual conference, President Trump reiterated his earlier calls to arm some school personnel after the mass shooting at a Florida high school

KIPP Charter Schools Co-Founder Fired, Misconduct Alleged

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:29:13 +0000

Mike Feinberg, KIPP co-founder, fired after misconduct investigation

How A Houston Veterans Organization Used Technology To Help With Harvey Recovery

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:24:05 +0000

Lone Star Veterans Association’s client relationship management system proved useful in assisting during and after the storm

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Full Show: Preventing School Shootings, And The Next Step For The Astrodome (Feb. 23, 2018)

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:20:10 +0000

On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss how to better protect schools from gun violence. Then, we discuss what future events might take place in a renovated Astrodome. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of this week’s news. And musician Kevin Griffin talks about writing hit songs for other people.

Menil Will Temporarily Close For Repairs

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:15:52 +0000

From February 26 through this summer, the museum’s main building will be closed for a series of maintenance, repairs and upgrades

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People Air Their Concerns Over Safety Issues On I-10 East

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:10:35 +0000

TxDOT has been hearing from the public on how to improve a busy segment between downtown Houston and Chambers County.

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Houston Flight Slides Off Runway, After Being Diverted Twice

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:34:01 +0000

No injuries were reported, and United Airlines apologized to customers and provided hotel accommodations

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1472: Big Numbers

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:01:58 +0000

Episode: 1472 New uses for huge numbers.  Today, big numbers find new meaning.   

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Governor Abbott Commutes Death Sentence Of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:35:32 +0000

Whitaker will now serve life in prison without the possibility of parole

Sheriff: Officer Never Went Inside To Confront Gunman At Florida School

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:25:44 +0000

The officer, Scot Peterson, was suspended without pay and placed under investigation, then chose to resign

Mueller Brings More Charges Against Manafort, Gates

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:52:51 +0000

The special counsel's office has expanded an earlier indictment against President Trump's former campaign chairman and his business partner

Frustrated, Tired, Depressed: Texas’ Vow To Streamline Harvey Recovery And Aid Backfires

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:05:35 +0000

Federal records reveal that it took nearly four times as long to house people in trailers after Harvey as it did following Hurricane Katrina, whose chaotic aftermath became a national scandal. Repairs to houses also are running months behind the pace following 2012's Super Storm Sandy.