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Report: Houston Had Over 100 Days of Poor Air Quality In 2018 The report looked at fine particulate pollution and ground-level ozone, which is the main ingredient in smog. Ozone is formed by chemical reactions between nitrogen oxides, the majority of which come from the combustion of fossil fuels for transportation and electricity generation.

Paris Police release name of victim, details in fatal crash on US 82 W Paris Police Tuesday identified the man killed in atwo-vehicle accident earlier today on US 82 W as 73-year old James Edward Fletcher. "Officers found that a 2007 Chevrolet pickup traveling westbound hydroplaned and collided with a 2012 Ford SUV traveling eastbound," said Lt.

Terry Ann Frazier Hood, 61, of Paris Terry Ann Frazier Hood, 61, of Paris, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Memorial services are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Dustin Hood serving as eulogist. Terry, the daughter of Eslin and Lilly Taylor Frazier, was born Dec.

Watson CEO promises to repair Houston-area homes damaged in Gessner explosion - but offers few details John Watson, who runs Watson Grinding and Manufacturing, told ABC13 on Tuesday that "I will repair all damaged homes…My insurance company will." An explosion at the plant killed two and damaged over 450 structures. Watson, however, did not say what insurance company he had.

Fort Bend Co. cops take $100K of Fentanyl off streets, arrest suspected trafficker A vehicle pulled over on a traffic stop in Fort Bend County resulted in $100,000 worth of Fentanyl being pulled off the streets, according to the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force. The multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional drug enforcement group was working highway interdiction on U.S.

It's no go for edible cookie dough with closure of cute shop in Frisco Frisco is just a little less sweet today: The Dough Dough, the cookie dough shop at Frisco Bridges, a retail center next to the Stonebriar Centre Mall, has closed. Owner Gina Farmer says she reluctantly closed the location in early January. "It's with great sadness that we made the decision to close a couple weeks," she says.

UH Prohibits Non-Essential Travel To China As Coronavirus Outbreak Continues The university is prohibiting all travel to Wuhan, China, where the outbreak is believed to have originated, and all non-essential travel to other areas of China, UH system leaders announced in a letter Tuesday to faculty, staff and students.

Bernie Sanders campaign homes in on Texas as primary nears Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is significantly increasing his focus on Texas with a little over a month until the state's primary.

Austin's 3 hottest neighborhoods revealed by real estate authority For first-time homebuyers, the biggest question is: where should I live? In Austin, that can usually be answered with, "what can I afford?" but that can be a bit trickier. On January 28, real estate brokerage Redfin released their annual ranking of the hottest neighborhoods to watch in 2020.

Bienvenidos A Los Mariachi Pumas! Perhaps it was only a matter of time before one of the most prominent music schools in the oft-touted "most diverse city in the nation" started its own collegiate mariachi band. And, beginning in the fall of 2019, the University of Houston did just that when it launched Mariachi Pumas.

John Fassel echoes Mike McCarthy's message of self-examination when discussing Cowboys special teams New special teams coach John Fassel is speaking the same message as the head coach.

McAllen Library Opts Out Of Promoting 'American Dirt' As part of a new initiative to include local libraries in her book club, Winfrey selected several in the Southwest to receive boxes of the book, in hopes they would promote it. The McAllen Public Library in South Texas was one of them.

What's The Legacy Of The 15th Amendment? 3, 1870 the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It prohibited federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on "race, color, or previous condition of servitude." Now, 150 years later, how far have we come since its passing?

Astros, Dusty Baker Working On Manager Deal Baker's hiring is a sign the AL champions want to bring an old-school mentality and stern presence to a franchise reeling from the dismissal of Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow. Baker has 22 years of managerial experience, starting in 1993 with the San Francisco Giants.

City Councilman Greg Travis Discusses Flooding, Issues Facing District G In the audio above, Councilman Travis discusses flooding and other issues facing his district and answers listener questions.

Where to have the best time in Houston on Super Bowl Sunday When the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs, where will you be? If you're looking for a good time while watching the game, you'll be at Pour Behavior for the Super Bowl viewing party. The 18,000-square-foot Midtown venue has proven time and again that it's the place to watch sports in Houston, and Sunday's showdown is no exception.

T. Boone Pickens' prized Panhandle ranch shaves $30M off asking price Less than a year after the death of legendary Dallas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, the price of his enormous West Texas ranch has been cut by $30 million. The 64,809-acre Mesa Vista Ranch, about 85 miles northeast of Amarillo, went on the market in November 2017 for $250 million.

Texas offers 2022 WR CJ Williams New defensive coordinator Chris Ash stopped by one of the nation’s most consistently talented high schools on Tuesday.

A New House Plan Would Change NASA's Focus From The Moon To Mars "It returns us to the failed policy of a decade ago where NASA kind of set its sights on Mars and we kind of spun our wheels for awhile and never got anywhere." The Trump administration's approach returned focus to the moon, and enhanced the role commercial space companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin would have in getting there.

With The Right Formula, Democrats Think They Can Flip The Texas House Blue Beto O'Rourke and his new political organization have that singular goal in mind. But they'll have to sway suburban voters in November.

How George Foreman Went From Champion Boxer to Evangelical Grillmaster No Way but to Fight” follows the boxer from a rough childhood in Houston to international sports stardom, peddling grills, and preaching.

Top San Antonio chefs join delicious Austin Food + Wine Fest lineup One weekend every April, food lovers from across the nation gather at the Austin Food + Wine Festival for four days of eating, drinking, and galavanting with the best chefs in Austin and beyond. On January 23, AFWF dropped its hotly anticipated 2020 lineup and schedule, which features a handful of San Antonio culinary stars.

These are the 6 best concerts in Houston this week All hail Houston-raised Lizzo. Next week, RodeoHouston officials will reveal three secret performers that have yet to be announced. They will make these announcements at local high schools - if that drops a hint. How cool would it be to see Lizzo giving it that "Juice" on the rodeo stage at NRG Stadium this March?

Recreating Marble Masterpieces With The Help of Robot Millers And 3D Scanners New York-based sculptor Barry X Ball uses delicate, semi-precious stones to recreate ancient, classical works.

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