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From Astros to 'Avengers,' see Houston's top searches in 2019, according to Google's Year in Search In the U.S., Disney Plus, the new streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, was the top trending search of 2019. The top 10 list also includes Cameron Boyce, the Disney Channel star who died in his sleep after a seizure related to epilepsy, and Nipsey Hussle, the rapper who was shot and killed in front of his Los Angeles clothing store.

House fire in Liberty County kills mother, daughter A mother and daughter were killed Thursday afternoon in a house fire in Liberty County, according to authorities.

Pedestrian killed while crossing FM 1960 in north Harris County A pedestrian was hit and killed Thursday night while trying to cross FM 1960 in the Westfield area in north Harris County, according to authorities. The pedestrian, only identified as a 53-year-old man, was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later succumbed to his injuries, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

CCTV captures dramatic moment man saves dog after leash caught in elevator A man in the US has saved his neighbour's dog after its leash got caught in an elevator, posting CCTV footage of the dramatic rescue on Twitter. The video showed Johnny Mathis exiting the elevator at his apartment complex in Houston, Texas as his neighbour entered, but the dog, which was on a long leash, failed to follow before the doors closed.

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In-state OLB Anton Simieou joins Longhorns as walk-on On Thursday evening, Pearland outside linebacker Anton Simieou took to Twitter to announce that he'll be joining the Texas Longhorns football program as a walk-on. Listed at 5'11, 200 pounds, according to his MaxPreps profile, Simieou is currently unranked.

NL students selected for TAMU Commerce Honor Band Junior and senior North Lamar High School band members were selected to participate in the Texas A&M Commerce Junior Senior Honor Band. The students auditioned for placement in one of three honor bands, rehearsed and performed a concert in two short days.

20 from NL named to Freshman All-Region Band - Five make first chairs On December 9, North Lamar High School freshman band students competed against others from 5A schools to earn 20 places in the Region 4 Freshman All-Region Band. Five of the North Lamar students made first chairs.

Cowboys vs. Rams injury report: Sean Lee doesn't practice, Tony Pollard is a full participant The latest injuries for the Cowboys and Rams.

Sears at RedBird Mall in southwest Dallas to become medical center UT Southwestern, the massive medical center in Dallas' Medical District, is opening a new facility at RedBird Mall, that will expand healthcare services and provide more convenient access for residents in southern Dallas.

Former Cowboys K Brett Maher works out with Titans The former Cowboys kicker may not be jobless for long as he had a workout with a AFC playoff contender this week. Maher has had his struggles in 2019, but so has Titans kicker Ryan Succop, which is the reason for bringing Maher in for a workout.

Austin Holiday Bar Roundup 2019 The holiday season is for sippin', snackin', and socializin'! Embrace those warm and fuzzy feelings, and check out our favorite spots around town that have been transformed into winter wonderlands. Even if you are more of a Grinch than a Buddy The Elf, we're sure there's a place on this list that will make you feel merry.

FotoFest Announces Selection of Artists For 2020 Biennial FotoFest has announced the artists in the upcoming FotoFest Biennial 2020, African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other. Now in its 18th edition, the Houston-based citywide festival will be held March 8 - April 19, 2020.

Nashville Now Owns a Major Piece of Texas Music History Earlier this week, the Nashville-based Ryman Hospitality Properties announced its purchase of Austin's Block 21, a site that's home to both the W Austin hotel and, significantly, the Moody Theater, where Austin City Limits Live takes place. That it paid $275 million for a block of prime downtown real estate is plenty noteworthy on its own.

Authorities Arrest Man Wanted In Nassau Bay Sergeant's Death Kaila Sullivan was assisting in a traffic stop at an apartment complex Tuesday night when police discovered the driver, later identified as Henderson, had an outstanding warrant for assault. Henderson broke free from police as he was being handcuffed.

Deputies arrest suspect in Nassau Bay police sergeant's death The suspect in the killing of a Nassau Bay police sergeant was arrested Thursday, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The news of the arrest of Tavores Dewayne Henderson was announced on the Harris County Sheriff's Office Twitter page. Deputies arrested Henderson at a home in the 4200 block of Heritage Trail near southeast Houston.

Bush grandson, Fort Bend Co. sheriff among candidates running for the 22nd Congressional District More than a dozen candidates, the majority of which are Republican, have filed to run for the 22nd Congressional District in what is sure to be one of the most watched congressional races in the country. The list includes a grandson of former President George H.W.

Black mildew, roach crawling on wall highlight restaurant violations Each week, Houston health inspectors distribute violations that carry a weight between 1 and 25, increasing in severity. The term "demerit" is used by city health inspectors to describe the weighted value assigned to each violation.

VIDEO: Here's how easy it is for your Christmas tree to catch fire, according to HFD One out of every 52 reported home fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in a death, according to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association.

Things that didn't exist in Houston 10 years ago Following 2017's Hurricane Harvey and its devastation to Houston and its several surrounding communities, Houstonians rallied behind these words to lift the city's spirits. The Houston Astros went all in, putting a patch on their jerseys for the remainder of the season.

Social media lives of UIL events are prohibited The rights to contests not selected by UIL broadcast partners may be sub-licensed to interested media outlets that meet certain criteria.

Lights for Darlene returns to Lamar County Lights for Darlene is making a spectacular comeback this year, bringing Christmas joy to Lamar County residents of all ages. "I've always had a fascination with Christmas lights," said creator Brad Ford.

Bull Session: Ted Cruz and Louie Gohmert Bring Comedy and Tragedy to Impeachment You can also find the "Face of Crenshaw" in several shades of Crenshaw-minimalist black-and-white; wearing an eyepatch in the colors of the Texas flag; rendered in hazes of neon pink and green, for all you Soundcloud-rappin' millennials-both grimacing determinedly and grinning coquettishly.

VP Racing Pitside recognized as Brand Champion Pit Side VP Racing Fuels Sun Valley, which opened earlier this year, is already proving they are more than just a gas station here in Lamar County. The 2019 Brand Champion Award for the VP Racing Fuels Brand was awarded to Pit Side - in recognition of excellent brand representation and performance as a Douglass Distributing Dealer.

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