The Sound of Silence on Abortion

Sport leagues and corporations rally against bias and voter suppression. But they are quiet about abortion. 

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #abortion, #american-airlines, #appeals-courts-us, #apple-inc, #arkansas, #atlanta-ga, #austin-ind, #brewer-jan, #corporate-social-responsibility, #dell-inc, #dell-michael-s, #discrimination, #fort-worth-tex, #fuqua-antoine, #georgia, #hewlett-packard-company, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #houston-tex, #law-and-legislation, #major-league-baseball, #mississippi, #national-basketball-assn, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #pence-mike, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #women-and-girls

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A Family Sought Revenge Against a Tormentor. They Shot the Wrong Man, Police Say.

Members of a family in Texas who were being harassed have been charged with murder in what a sheriff called “a tragic case of mistaken” identity.

#eddie-clark-iii, #florinda-argueta, #harassment, #houston-tex, #joe-argueta, #luis-argueta, #margarito-alcantar, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #revenge

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Houston Tiger Is Found After Being Missing for Days

The 9-month-old Bengal, which appeared to be unharmed, was taken to an animal shelter, the Houston police said on Saturday evening.

#animals, #cuevas-victor-hugo, #fort-bend-county-tex, #houston-tex, #tigers

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Houston Tiger Is Still Missing

A man linked to the tiger, which was last seen on Sunday, was released from jail on Wednesday after being charged with evading arrest.

#cuevas-victor-hugo, #houston-tex, #tigers

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A Wandering Tiger Unnerved Houston. The Man Who Fled With It Is a Murder Suspect.

A man fled with a Bengal tiger after the police responded to complaints from a Houston neighborhood where the wandering cat had startled homeowners, the authorities said.

#animals, #fort-bend-county-tex, #houston-tex, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-houston-tex, #richmond-tex, #texas

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Five in Houston Face Charges in Suspected Case of Human Smuggling

Police officers in Houston responded to a kidnapping tip on Friday and found nearly 100 undocumented people crammed into a house, according to the authorities.

#houston-tex, #illegal-immigration, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #police-department-houston-tex, #search-and-seizure, #smuggling

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Police Find More Than 90 People Crammed Into a Houston Home

Houston police officers found more than 90 people — some showing symptoms of Covid-19 — “all huddled together” on Friday in what they believe may be a case of human smuggling.

#crime-and-criminals, #houston-tex, #police-department-houston-tex, #smuggling

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Texas Republicans Targeting Voting Access Find Their Bull’s-Eye: Cities

In Houston, election officials found creative ways to help a struggling and diverse work force vote in a pandemic. Record turnout resulted. Now the G.O.P. is targeting those very measures.

#black-people, #harris-county-tex, #houston-tex, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Weddings: Focus on the Marriage, Not the Wedding

Carmen Myer and Aaron James had to deal with storms, long-distance commuting, a pandemic and a lost rescue dog to get here.

#baton-rouge-la, #houston-tex, #weddings-and-engagements

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Weddings: A Big Texas Wedding With a First Kiss

One night, a voice told him what should become of these college students’ friendship.

#austin-stephen-f-state-university, #houston-tex, #kissing, #weddings-and-engagements, #your-feed-selfcare

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A Crawfish Feast Where the South Meets Southeast Asia

Spring is turning into a comeback season at Crawfish & Noodles, a Houston restaurant famed for the Viet-Cajun style that has spread around the country.

#chefs, #crawfishnoodles-houston-tex-restaurant, #crayfish, #houston-tex, #nguyen-trong-1970, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #seafood, #vietnamese-americans

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‘No Excuse Not to Be Vaccinated’ in Texas, Which Expands Eligibility to All Adults

Texas and five other states began providing coronavirus vaccines to everyone 16 and older regardless of health conditions on Monday, with other states scheduled to do the same this week.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #houston-tex, #jackson-lee-sheila, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Death Toll from Texas’ Winter Storm Rises to 111

Officials previously had said that the storm, which devastated the state’s power grid in February, had killed nearly 60 people.

#carbon-monoxide, #deaths-fatalities, #houston-tex, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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The ‘Old American Dream,’ a Trap as the Floods Keep Coming

In Houston’s poorest neighborhoods, an unfamiliar winter storm stoked a familiar anguish, one fueled by recurring floods and what residents see as a pattern of neglect.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #families-and-family-life, #floods, #global-warming, #houston-tex, #hurricane-harvey-2017, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #texas, #weather

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Tony Buzbee, Lawyer for Deshaun Watson’s Accusers, Addresses Skeptics

“This case is about female empowerment, taking the power back,” said Tony Buzbee, who represents seven women in lawsuits accusing the Texans quarterback of sexual assault.

#buzbee-tony-g, #football, #houston-tex, #houston-texans, #police-department-houston-tex, #sex-crimes, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995, #women-and-girls

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1-Year-Old Boy Shot by Houston Police Remains in Intensive Care

Legend Smalls was shot in the head by an officer on March 3 as the police were trying to stop an armed man wanted in several robberies, officials said.

#houston-tex, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-houston-tex, #smalls-daisha, #smalls-legend, #woods-broderick

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Deshaun Watson Accused of Sexual Assault in Civil Suit

A lawsuit filed late Tuesday accused the Houston Texans quarterback of misconduct during a massage in March 2020. He has denied the account.

#buzbee-tony-g, #football, #houston-tex, #houston-texans, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995

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Three Are Killed in Houston Shooting

A fourth person was wounded in a parking lot, the police said early Thursday. Information on a suspect or a motive was not immediately available.

#deaths-fatalities, #houston-tex, #police

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A Texas Couple Try a Rent-to-Own Apartment on the Lower East Side

Most apartments are either for sale or for rent. The one they chose was both.

#houston-tex, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Biden Visits Storm-Battered Texas and Vows Federal Help ‘For the Long Haul’

The overwhelming nature of grief has been the unofficial theme this week for a White House confronted with a disaster in the nation’s second largest state amid a pandemic.

#biden-jill-tracy-jacobs, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #houston-tex, #texas, #turner-sylvester, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What a Texas Plumber Faces Now: A State Full of Burst Pipes

Since a winter storm and hard freeze swept through the state last week, knocking out power and heat, homeowners have swamped plumbers with urgent repair calls.

#bellaire-tex, #calazans-randy, #cinco-ranch-houston-tex, #houston-tex, #ice, #plumbing, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #water

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Texas Hospitals Hard Hit by Covid Struggle Without Power and Water

The state’s power failure has plunged some hospitals into crisis, even as they are still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.

#austin-tex, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dialysis, #hospitals, #houston-tex, #houston-methodist-hospital, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #texas, #water

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Houston Doctor Fired for Giving Away Doses of Covid Vaccine

Ten doses of the Covid-19 vaccine would expire within hours, so a Houston doctor gave it to people with medical conditions, including his wife. What followed was “the lowest moment in my life,” Dr. Hasan Gokal said.

#bynum-franklin, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gokal-hasan-1972, #harris-county-tex, #houston-tex, #ogg-kim, #sugar-land-tex, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Vaccine Had to Be Used. He Used It. He Was Fired.

Ten doses of the Covid-19 vaccine would expire within hours, so a Houston doctor gave it to people with medical conditions, including his wife. What followed was “the lowest moment in my life,” Dr. Hasan Gokal said.

#bynum-franklin, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #harris-county-tex, #hasan-gokal, #houston-tex, #medicine-and-health, #moderna-inc, #ogg-kim, #pakistan, #sarcoidosis, #sugar-land-tex, #texas, #texas-medical-assn, #vaccination-and-immunization

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A Dying Teacher, Worrying Over Students to His Last Breaths

The death of a beloved educator in Houston, like others across the country, has deepened teachers’ fears and conflict over in-person instruction.

#cobb-county-ga, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #education-k-12, #houston-tex, #montgomery-ala, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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6 More Houston Police Officers Charged After Fatal 2019 Raid

The indictments brought the total number of officers charged after the January 2019 killing of a couple to 12. Two face murder counts.

#ashraf-nadeem, #bryant-steven-houston-tex-police-officer, #corruption-institutional, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gallegos-felipe, #goines-gerald-houston-tex-police-officer, #houston-tex, #lovings-cedell, #maxwell-griff, #medina-frank, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nicholas-rhogena, #pardo-oscar, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-houston-tex, #tuttle-dennis

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Pastor Who Advised Two Presidents Is Sentenced to 6 Years for Cheating Investors

Kirbyjon H. Caldwell was senior pastor of the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston and rose to prominence as a supporter of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

#caldwell-kirbyjon-h, #frauds-and-swindling, #houston-tex, #ministers-protestant, #politics-and-government, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-methodist-church

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As the Virus Spikes, Vaccine Distribution Is One More Hurdle for States

Mass vaccination would be a challenge under any circumstances. But doing it during an out-of-control pandemic is straining states, cities and health departments.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #dewine-mike, #federal-state-relations-us, #garcetti-eric-m, #houston-tex, #los-angeles-calif, #nursing-homes, #ohio, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Judge in Venezuela Convicts 6 U.S. Oil Executives of Corruption

The so-called Citgo 6, who had been lured to Venezuela three years ago for a business meeting, were immediately sentenced to prison.

#citgo-petroleum-corp, #decisions-and-verdicts, #houston-tex, #maduro-nicolas, #prisons-and-prisoners, #venezuela

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Two Texas Men Charged With Scheme to Sell 50 Million Nonexistent N95 Masks

The Houston-area men charged a foreign government more than $317 million for the masks, about five times the public list price, the authorities said.

#3m-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doolittle-arael, #eleanya-paschal-ngozi, #frauds-and-swindling, #houston-tex, #justice-department

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Inspiration From South of the Border Moves Center Stage in Houston

A new building at the Museum of Fine Arts showcases works by Latin American and Latino artists, many of whom are rarely shown in the United States.

#art, #garaicoa-carlos, #gramcko-elsa, #hispanic-americans, #houston-tex, #margolles-teresa, #mesa-bains-amalia, #mexican-americans, #museum-of-fine-arts-houston, #museums, #ontiveros-camilo, #ramirez-mari-carmen, #sanin-fanny

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What $1.25 Million Buys You in Maine, Texas and New York

A waterfront retreat on 76 acres in mid-coast Maine, a custom-designed home in Houston and an 1871 house by McKim Mead & White in Piermont.

#houston-tex, #maine, #orland-maine, #piermont-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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This Is an Election Story That Mentions Neither Biden Nor Trump

Here are the (other) races and issues our national correspondents are watching.

#brunswick-ga, #california, #constitutional-amendments, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-district-attorneys, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-mayors, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #henderson-county-nc, #houston-tex, #los-angeles-county-calif, #miami-dade-county-fla, #michigan, #mississippi, #oklahoma, #politics-and-government, #portland-ore, #prisons-and-prisoners, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #vermont, #wisconsin

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In Texas, the Polls Open for a Graveyard Shift

Hoping to make voting easier during the pandemic, officials opened several polling sites in Harris County, Texas, for overnight balloting last week. Thousands showed up.

#harris-county-tex, #houston-tex, #presidential-election-of-2020, #texas

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Vanessa Guillen Died ‘in the Line of Duty,’ Army Officials Say

The determination means the slain Army specialist’s family is entitled to military life insurance, final pay and allowance.

#bell-county-tex, #fort-hood-tex, #funerals-and-memorials, #house-of-representatives, #houston-tex, #sexual-harassment, #texas, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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A Police Officer Is Killed and Another Is Wounded in Houston

The two officers were struck by gunfire after responding to a disturbance at an apartment complex, the police said. Chief Art Acevedo of the Houston police said a suspect was in custody.

#attacks-on-police, #courtney-waller, #elmer-manzano, #harold-preston, #houston-tex, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-houston-tex

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What Bryan Washington Is Cooking

His literary interests include Houston, Osaka, food and the transitory periods in personal relationships. In his debut novel, “Memorial,” he documents all four.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #houston-tex, #lot-stories-book, #memorial-book, #osaka-japan, #washington-bryan-author, #writing-and-writers

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The Digital Divide Starts With a Laptop Shortage

A surge in worldwide demand by educators for low-cost laptops has created shipment delays and pitted desperate schools against one another. Districts with deep pockets often win out.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #houston-tex, #north-carolina, #paterson-nj, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Stairwell Collapse in Houston Leaves 3 Workers Dead and 1 Injured

The 15-story building had been inspected hours before the accident.

#accidents-and-safety, #building-construction, #buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #houston-tex, #marathon-oil-corporation, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The World’s Fastest Family

There is a blessing and a curse to being the child of Olympic gold medalists. Cameron Burrell has world-beating speed in the family, but will that be enough?

#cameron-burrell, #coaches-and-managers, #houston-tex, #leroy-burrell, #lewis-carl, #michelle-finn-burrell, #olympic-games-2020, #track-and-field, #university-of-houston

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A Painter Who Puts It All on the Line

At 81, Virginia Jaramillo is having her first solo museum exhibition, at the Menil Collection. What took so long?

#art, #hales-gallery-manhattan-ny, #hampton-bays-ny, #hispanic-americans, #houston-tex, #jaramillo-virginia, #johnson-daniel-larue-1938-2017, #menil-collection, #women-and-girls

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Tommy Searcy, Veteran Texas Firefighter, Dies at 45

He and his twin brother volunteered when they were 18 and had remained on the job ever since. He died of the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #fires-and-firefighters, #houston-tex, #searcy-tommy-1975-2020

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School Closures Cut a Critical Line to Dental Care for Poor Students

Programs that allowed hygienists to visit schools to look for cavities and tooth decay have been suspended because of the pandemic. Students from low-income families may be hit the hardest.

#adirondack-mountains-ny, #bend-ore, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #houston-tex, #shutdowns-institutional, #teeth-and-dentistry

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Four Houston Police Officers Are Fired in Fatal Shooting of Nicolas Chavez

Nicolas Chavez, 27, was killed by the police in southwest Houston in April, during a confrontation that was partly recorded by a bystander’s cellphone.

#acevedo-art-houston-tex-police-chief, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #houston-tex, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-houston-tex, #turner-sylvester

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Website Crashes and Cyberattacks Welcome Students Back to School

With many districts across the country opting for online learning, a range of technical issues marred the first day of classes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #hartford-conn, #houston-tex, #miami-fla, #virginia-beach-va

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Here’s a Way to Make Communities More Resilient to Hurricanes

Listen to the scientists who study them.

#coastal-areas, #global-warming, #gulf-coast-us, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #houston-tex, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #research

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Tobe Nwigwe Never Planned to Go Viral. Then He Rapped About Breonna Taylor.

The Houston rapper and singer has been making music with a close-knit team for five years. A 44-second track released in July brought his message to a larger audience.

#grant-lanell-music-producer, #houston-tex, #i-need-you-to-breonna-taylor-song, #nwigwe-fat, #nwigwe-tobe, #rap-and-hip-hop

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The Biggest Bedroom Is No Longer a ‘Master’

The term’s racist and sexist undertones lead New York’s real estate community and others to rethink outdated industry jargon.

#black-people, #discrimination, #houston-tex, #manhattan-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-brokers

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Another Man Used Covid Relief Money to Buy a Lamborghini, Prosecutors Say

A Houston man who received more than $1.6 million bought a 2019 Lamborghini Urus, prosecutors said. Last week, a Miami man bought a Lamborghini Huracán, according to the authorities.

#automobili-lamborghini-spa, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #frauds-and-swindling, #hines-david-t, #houston-tex, #price-lee-iii

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Alienated by Trump, Suburban Voters Sour on G.O.P. in Battle for the House

House Republicans are on the defensive in suburban strongholds as voters reject President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus and calls for racial justice.

#bacon-don-1963, #bustos-cheri, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #houston-tex, #omaha-neb, #republican-party, #st-louis-mo, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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