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This Missouri City girl's mission is to give 1 million books to kids

This Missouri City girl's mission is to give 1 million books to kids

Don't ever tell 8-year-old Khloe Moutra to do anything but dream big.A Missouri City native, Khloe has launched a project called "A Book and A Smile." Her mission is simple, yet extraordinary: to give a million books to a million kids.'EL PESO HERO':"My goal is to make sure that everybody has a book, because books make me smile," Khloe said.The creative idea started when Khloe and her grandmother Billye Moutra met Missouri City police officer Jessica Berry. Khloe was immediately drawn to Berry's long, red braid, but she was a little tentative about talking to her.Billye made a point to...

February 1, 2021
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A new cancer cluster identified in Houston neighborhood

A new cancer cluster identified in Houston neighborhood

Nearly 13 months after in northeast Houston, a new cancer cluster has emerged in Houston's historically black Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens neighborhoods.According to a by the Texas Department of Health Services, children in the Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens area contracted leukemia at a five times greater rate than the state average. The cluster was detected near a legacy site of creosote contamination.Mayor Sylvester Turner voiced his concerns about the cancer cluster Wednesday, demanding accountability from the neighboring railroad company. Owned by Union Pacific, Englewood Rail Yard...

January 21, 2021
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Doctors, patients locked out of Heights Hospital

Doctors, patients locked out of Heights Hospital

Houston doctors say they were left blindsided after being locked out of the Heights Hospital on Monday. A sudden closure of the Heights Hospital located on 1917 Ashland left hundreds of patients stranded.A note which was posted on the door stated that the clinic was closed due to back rent. According to the notice posted, doctors would only be given keys when $461,301.24 in rent and fees are paid.NEW VACCINATION HUBS: TWhen Dr. Felicity Mack discovered she had been locked out, she began to treat patients in the parking lot."We are really not getting any answers, but at the end of the day,...

January 20, 2021
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Meet the Harris County official fighting on the front lines against voter suppression

Meet the Harris County official fighting on the front lines against voter suppression

No recent election season has been as contentious and fraught with battles over the ballot than the 2020 election.Yet all those challenges only serve to bolster the enthusiasm of Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins for getting out the vote. Hollins faced numerous obstacles this election season, from GOP lawsuits to challenges over voter safety and drive-thru ballot viability amid the pandemic.In an interview with Chron, Hollins said his overriding goal is to protect the right to vote and bring greater access to the polls for Harris County voters. Harris County with one day of early voting...

October 30, 2020
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Skeleton strip club ignites fight between Richmond homeowner and HOA

Skeleton strip club ignites fight between Richmond homeowner and HOA

When Halloween rolls around every year, one Richmond homeowner gets creative with her front yard decor.This year, Angela Nava decided to do a something a little offbeat and original. She came up with the idea of creating a Halloween display featuring a nightclub called "The Candy Shop," filled with pole-dancing skeletons."This year has really been such a hard year," Nava told Chron. "So with the Halloween decorations, I thought, 'Let's have a little bit of fun!' Every night, let's add somebody to the Candy Shop and have a little fun."Nava didn't think her creative Halloween concept would...

October 27, 2020
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Biden takes narrow lead over President Trump in Texas, according to new poll

Biden takes narrow lead over President Trump in Texas, according to new poll

A shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is holding a narrow lead over President Trump in Texas.According to the survey conducted by 48 percent of likely voters say they plan to vote for Biden, while 47 percent are for Trump.The was conducted from October 11 to 20 and polled 3,347 likely voters. Results from the poll carry a margin of error of 1.7 points, meaning the two candidates are in a virtual dead heat with a possible Biden lean.ELECTION 2020:Other are that top Senate races are tightening as Election Day approaches and Trump is now struggling to make ground in key states....

October 23, 2020
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Pasadena crowned one of America's best under-the radar suburbs

Pasadena crowned one of America's best under-the radar suburbs

Once considered a sleepy but growing town just down the road from Houston, Pasadena has won a new distinction as one of America's best "under-the radar" suburbs for 2020. Note to proud residents of Pasadena: It's the only Texas suburb on the list.A new from Zillow and Yelp has placed Pasadena at No. 5 among America's top 10 under-the-radar suburbs, based on home buyers seeking urban amenities and housing affordability, as first reported byBEST PLACES TO RETIRE: "Increased opportunities to work remotely are pushing more Americans to rethink how and where they want to live," "But even if...

October 9, 2020
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Neighbors show love to Houston cashier who gave last $20 to help customer

Neighbors show love to Houston cashier who gave last $20 to help customer

ByImageCaptionCloseWhen Houston Walgreen's cashier Rita Burns offered to pay her last $20 for a customer's purchase, it was a sacrifice from the heart that spoke volumes for neighbors near the Stella Link store where Burns worked.  It was also something of gamble.  It was Burns' last $20 in her bank account, and she wanted to make sure she had enough to cover for Walgreens' customer, Rina Liou's items.  The two had never met before.When Houston Walgreen's cashier Rita Burns offered to pay her last $20 for a customer's purchase, it was a sacrifice from the heart that spoke volumes for...

September 24, 2020
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Americans escape from big cities to Texas, Florida, and Vermont amid pandemic

Americans escape from big cities to Texas, Florida, and Vermont amid pandemic

ByImageCaptionCloseAmericans are fleeing the nation's big cities and seeking greener pastures in spots like Texas, Florida, Vermont, and Oregon according to new data compiled by moving company United Van Lines and provided to Bloomberg News.Americans are fleeing the nation's big cities and seeking greener pastures in spots like Texas, Florida, Vermont, and Oregon according to new data compiled by moving company United Van Lines and provided toMoving Out: Americans escape from big cities to Texas, Florida, and Vermont amid pandemicBack to GalleryAmericans are fleeing the nation's big cities...

September 1, 2020
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