Keira D’Amato and Sara Hall Set New American Marathon Records

On Sunday, two mothers in their late 30s set new American records in the marathon and the half marathon. It’s a sign of things to come.

#damato-keira-1984, #hall-sara, #houston-tex, #marathon-running, #records-and-achievements, #running

In Sewage, Clues to Omicron’s Surge

Tracking the virus in wastewater is helping some cities and hospitals respond to the most recent wave of the coronavirus, but a more coordinated national effort is needed, experts say.

#boston-childrens-hospital, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #houston-tex, #missouri, #netherlands, #new-york-city, #sewers-and-sewage, #united-states, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Ex-United Flight Attendant Used Dead Child’s Identity, Officials Say

Ricardo Cesar Guedes used the name of a boy who died in a car accident in 1979 to get his airline job and a U.S. passport, according to a criminal complaint.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #bush-george-intercontinental-airport, #frauds-and-swindling, #houston-tex, #identity-theft, #passports, #united-airlines, #united-states

Texas Board Withdraws Clemency Recommendation for George Floyd

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles said it had made “procedural errors” when it issued a recommendation that Mr. Floyd be posthumously pardoned for a 2004 drug conviction.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #black-lives-matter-movement, #floyd-george-d-2020, #houston-tex, #politics-and-government, #texas

Congressional Committee to Investigate Astroworld Deaths

A House oversight committee said it would begin an inquiry into the deaths of 10 people who were trapped in surging crowds in November at a concert in Houston.

#astroworld-music-festival-stampede-2021, #deaths-fatalities, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #houston-tex, #live-nation-entertainment-inc, #music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #scott-travis-1992

Money Found by Plumber at Joel Osteen’s Church Is Tied to 2014 Burglary, Police Say

The discovery was revealed when the plumber called into a Houston radio show on Thursday.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #churches-buildings, #crime-stoppers-usa, #houston-tex, #lakewood-church, #osteen-joel, #plumbing, #restoration-and-renovation, #robberies-and-thefts

U.S. Returns Over 900 Confiscated Artifacts to Mali

A Homeland Security investigation had discovered funerary objects, Neolithic relics and more in a shipping container in 2009.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #bamako-mali, #homeland-security-department, #houston-tex, #museums

Cities Are Not Only Tackling Covid, But Its Pollution, Too

All around the world the remnants of a global pandemic are testing the resolve of governments and private firms to rid the planet of its waste.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #california, #cape-town-south-africa, #chile, #citiesfortomorrow, #coquimbo-chile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environment, #gloves, #hong-kong, #houston-tex, #johannesburg-south-africa, #la-jolla-calif, #london-england, #naturalis-biodiversity-center-leiden-netherlands, #netherlands, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #river-thames-england, #rivers, #sewers-and-sewage, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

9-Year-Old Boy Who Was Injured at Astroworld Festival Dies

Ezra Blount, who had been in a coma, became the 10th, and youngest, person to die from injuries sustained there.

#astroworld-music-festival-stampede-2021, #houston-tex, #live-nation-entertainment-inc, #scott-travis-1992, #turner-sylvester

Hindu Sect, BAPS, Accused of Using Forced Labor at Temples Across U.S.

BAPS, a prominent sect, faces accusations of exploiting low-caste laborers from India to run massive temples around the country.

#atlanta-ga, #bharatiya-janata-party, #bochasanwasi-akshar-purushottam-swaminarayan-sanstha-baps, #caste-systems, #chicago-ill, #fishman-paul-j, #foreign-workers, #houston-tex, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #los-angeles-calif, #new-jersey, #paid-time-off, #politics-and-government, #robbinsville-nj, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #temples-religious, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Travis Scott’s Ties to Houston Could Complicate Investigation of Fatal Concert

There are worries about conflicts of interest in the criminal investigation into the deaths of eight concertgoers during Mr. Scott’s performance at the Astroworld festival.

#accidents-and-safety, #astroworld-music-festival-stampede-2021, #deaths-fatalities, #hidalgo-lina, #houston-tex, #music, #police-department-houston-tex, #scott-travis-1992, #stampedes, #turner-sylvester

Houston Officials Worried About Crowd Control Before Travis Scott Took the Stage

On the day of the show, the Houston police chief said that he visited Mr. Scott in his trailer and shared his concerns about the crowd.

#astroworld-music-festival-stampede-2021, #festivals, #houston-tex, #live-nation-entertainment-inc, #music, #police-department-houston-tex, #scott-travis-1992, #security-and-warning-systems

Astroworld Victims: Who They Were

The music festival at Astroworld in Houston left eight people dead. Here is what is known about them so far.

#astroworld-music-festival-stampede-2021, #brianna-rodriguez, #danish-baig, #deaths-fatalities, #franco-patino, #houston-tex, #john-hilgert, #music, #rudy-pena

What a $50 Million Donation Did for One H.B.C.U.

At Prairie View A&M, one of the historically Black colleges and universities where MacKenzie Scott donated millions, the mood is cautious optimism.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #endowments, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #houston-tex, #howard-university, #income-inequality, #philanthropy, #prairie-view-am-university, #race-and-ethnicity, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #scott-mackenzie, #simmons-ruth-j, #texas, #united-states

What to Know About the Houston Astroworld Tragedy

Eight people were killed at a Travis Scott concert in Houston. Investigators said a crowd surged toward the stage, but the cause remains unknown.

#astroworld-music-festival-stampede-2021, #deaths-fatalities, #houston-tex, #live-nation-entertainment-inc, #scott-travis-1992, #turner-sylvester

At Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, a Sudden Life-and-Death Struggle

Eight people died at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival, and hundreds more were injured as investigators sought to determine why and how a surging crowd turned deadly.

#astroworld-music-festival-stampede-2021, #concert, #crowd-surge, #houston-tex, #scott-travis-1992

At Least 8 Dead at Houston Music Festival After Crowd Surge Causes ‘Panic’

Dozens of other people who attended a Travis Scott concert at the Astroworld music festival were injured, Houston’s fire chief said.

#accidents-and-safety, #astroworld-fest, #deaths-fatalities, #hidalgo-lina, #houston-tex, #pena-samuel

Houston Shooting Leaves One Deputy Dead, Two Others Injured

The deputies were wrestling with a suspect when they were shot from behind, according to the Houston Police Department.

#attacks-on-police, #harris-county-tex, #houston-tex, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-houston-tex, #texas

The Voters Democrats Say Are Crucial to Flipping Texas

Young people who are unregistered or do not vote consistently are the focus of an ambitious new push to turn Texas blue, a long-elusive goal for Democrats.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #campaign-finance, #cruz-ted, #democratic-party, #houston-tex, #jackson-lee-sheila, #mcallen-tex, #midterm-elections-2022, #orourke-beto, #steyer-thomas-f, #texas

Texas Board Recommends Posthumous Pardon for George Floyd

The 2004 conviction, which was brought by a former Houston narcotics officer now at the center of a policing scandal, will be set aside, if the governor approves.

#false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #floyd-george-d-2020, #harris-county-tex, #houston-tex, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #texas

Texas Is the Future of America

The idea of the Lone Star state as a herald of the national future is not just terrifying to liberals. 

#austin-tex, #california, #census, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #houston-tex, #population, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #republican-party, #texas, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Beto O’Rourke Draws Closer to Entering Texas Governor’s Race

Mr. O’Rourke has been calling Democratic leaders in Texas to tell them he is seriously considering challenging Gov. Greg Abbott in 2022.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #austin-tex, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #houston-tex, #orourke-beto, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #texas

Legislating in the Name of God

Republican officeholders are no longer coy about their religion-driven mission to stop abortion.

#abortion, #alabama, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cuomo-mario-m, #houston-tex, #kennedy-john-fitzgerald, #law-and-legislation, #mexico, #mississippi, #religion-state-relations, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-court-of-mexico, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

At Least 10 of Deshaun Watson’s Accusers Have Filed Police Reports

The women said Deshaun Watson, the Houston Texans quarterback, sexually assaulted them or touched them inappropriately.

#buzbee-tony-g, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #football, #hardin-rusty, #harris-county-tex, #houston-tex, #houston-texans, #national-football-league, #police-department-houston-tex, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995

Afghans Who Worked for The New York Times Arrive in Houston

The group, 124 people including families, flew to Houston from Mexico City after their escape from Kabul. One Afghan journalist in the group has not been cleared by U.S. border officials.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #catholic-charities, #houston-tex, #mexico-city-mexico, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #sulzberger-a-g, #taliban

From Kabul Airport to a Houston Walmart: ‘Desperate to Get to America’

Members of an Afghan family endured kidnappings, threats and car bombs over the decade they waited for U.S. visas. Now they’re starting a new life in Texas.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #houston-tex, #immigration-and-emigration

Is Peter Bradley Ready for Round 2 in the Limelight?

He rose to the top in the 1970s with a groundbreaking, racially integrated art show in Houston, then all but vanished from view. Now he’s making a comeback.

#art, #black-people, #bradley-peter-1940, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #houston-tex, #karma-gallery-manhattan-ny, #race-and-ethnicity

Breakthrough Covid Cases: Uncommon and Often Mild, but Not Always

Vaccination remains the best defense, health experts say. But some infections occur regardless, and can come as a traumatic surprise.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #houston-tex, #provincetown-mass, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

When Will Texas Say Enough’s Enough to Greg Abbott?

Voters should take “personal responsibility” and find a better person to run Texas.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #austin-tex, #census, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dallas-tex, #houston-tex, #masks, #paxton-ken, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas

Rice University Turns to Online Classes to Fend off Virus

The Texas school has high vaccination rates. And strict mask rules. Now, it’s taken another step to fend off the coronavirus.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #houston-tex, #leebron-david-w, #rice-university, #vaccination-and-immunization

The Rationing of a Last-Resort Covid Treatment

While ventilator shortages have been largely averted in the U.S., this lifesaving therapy is scarce. How to choose which critically ill patients get it?

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo, #hospitals, #houston-tex, #medical-devices, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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