Beyoncé releases new single 'My House' alongside 'Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé': Beyoncé surprises fans with new song "My House" following the release of her film "Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé". https://shut.net/2023/12/01/news-beyonce-releases-new-single-my-house-alongside-renaissance-a-film-by-beyonce?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #Varietymagazine #Houston #LosAngeles #London #TaylorSwift
A nearly $500,000 grant awarded this week by the Environmental Protection Agency will help the Houston communities of Fifth Ward, Galena Park, Pleasantville and Sunnyside monitor hazardous air pollutants over a three-year period.
#EnergyAndEnvironment #HarrisCounty #HealthAndScience #Houston #Local #News #PublicSafety #airpollution #airqualitymonitoring #EnvironmentalDefenseFund #EnvironmentalIntegrityProject #EnvironmentalProtectionAgency #Houstonair
A police officer for a Houston-area school district shot and killed a man Thursday who allegedly stole two vehicles outside an elementary school after murdering his father at a nearby home.
[Evert Geerlings on X] C.J. Stroud is just the 2nd rookie QB in NFL lore to win AFC Offensive P.O.M. & just the 5th player ever to earn NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month in the same month. Breaking numerous records, he ranked 1st in AFC in nearly every passing category, leading the team to a 3- https://www.rawchili.com/3189694/
The rave reviews and nearly 28 million video plays triggered new-found exposure for many of the Houston restaurants which welcomed swarms of new customers this week.
Houston city leaders are concerned that they were not notified that the downtown Greyhound station would be relocated from downtown to Magnolia Park in the East End.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner demanded an apology from State Senator John Whitmire, who criticized Turner's administration at Monday's mayoral debate. Turner has endorsed Whitmire's opponent, Sheila Jackson Lee, for mayor.
Houstonians are increasingly concerned about mental health, and an overwhelming majority want it to be a focus for their next mayor.
Houston's largest school district abruptly cancelled half-days for all high schools regardless of any exemptions, claiming the move is better for students and teachers. Parents and faculty expressed outrage.
HPD's top cop wants 'thousands' of cameras to deter crime, but experts worry it'll do more harm
If Houston Police Chief Finner had his way, you'd see a lot more cameras around the city. "I want thousands," Finner said... "The more, the better... If you know that every time that you're doing something, you're going to be on... camera, you're going to think twice about it... If you are brave enough to do it, we have that footage."...
[Rome] Two people familiar with the Astros’ thinking dismissed the notion of trading Bregman, but that doesn’t mean Houston isn’t at least listening to what other clubs could offer. https://www.rawchili.com/3189421/
While the Atlantic Ocean was rife with activity, very few storms made their way into the Gulf of Mexico – thanks, in part, to the same conditions that ushered in this summer’s brutal heatwave.
Severe storms are expected to move through the Houston-area Thursday, accompanied by potential high winds, isolated tornadoes and hail in areas north of Houston.
[Bijani] Udoka to @Jonathan_Feigen on Jalen: “I think the 2H was much better, his energy was up…I told him, bring that energy and focus from the start. Not when you’re only scoring. He started defending, passing better, rebounding better. I want him to be that aggressive from the start.” https://www.rawchili.com/3188833/
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This showroom was located on the first floor of the Anna Stabe Kerstings building, which was constructed in 1904.
The building still stands today and houses the Londale Hotel, and until recently, Rachel's Cafe.
[Rome]Another scouting hire for the Astros: the team is bringing on De Jon Watson as a special assignment scout, source tells @TheAthletic . Watson was most recently the Washington Nationals’ director of player development. https://www.rawchili.com/3188183/
The statue and remains of slave-owning founder William Marsh Rice are no longer at the center of Rice University's Academic Quadrangle, which is undergoing a redesign to reflect the school's modern era.
Rice University has begun the process of removing the statue of slave-owning university founder William Marsh Rice to another part of campus. The move is part of a planned redesign of the Academic Quadrangle.
Employees at Houston Shutters claim they suffered sexual harassment and unjust firings. Now, they’re filing a federal complaint.
Operations of the longtime downtown Greyhound bus station will relocate Thursday. The property, built in 1979, has been listed for sale since January, and is currently valued at more than $7 million.
The debate gave Jackson Lee and Whitmire an opportunity to take stances on their biggest priorities heading into the election, and the discussions reiterated a stronger difference between the two candidates.
Almost all dogs that have experienced the unknown respiratory illness have recovered, but there are some dogs that are more at risk.
Fall/Winter of 1860: Several governors came out in favor of secession, Texas governor Sam Houston refused.
December 1860: TX cities draft petitions statewide
February 1, 1861: A special statewide convention is held with the intention to elect delegates to office. These delegates voted in favor of secession.
3/16/1861: Governor Sam Houston is forced out of office for refusing to pledge loyalty to the Confederacy
4/12/1861: The Civil War begins
"...Resistance in some shape is a necessity; without it we cannot reasonably hope for a settlement of the conflict--with it we may secure our future peace and safety, and liberty.
Whether in the Union, or out of it as a separate nation, the march of events may determine.
In either case it becomes the people of the State to consult together, and take such action as best secure their rights."
On December 1, 1860, twenty-two Houston businessmen drafted a petition to Gov. Sam Houston, requesting secession from the Union.
"That danger is imminent, and that our social institutions are doomed to ultimate destruction under the domination of Black Republicanism, either by the strong arm of power or by a sure process undermining them, is too apparent to be questioned...."
The #Jaguars vs. #Texans game was crazy! Go to the 10:00 mark of the video. A FG was going to tie the game. But wow. The Jaguars escaped barely from an OT game and a possible loss. This #Jacksonville #Houston rivalry is going to be fun for the next decade. Jaguars are 8-3!
@fuck_cars #FuckCars #WarOnCars #TheWarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CarBrain #WalkableCities #StrongTowns #ClimateCrisis #HoustonTexans #Texans #AFCSouth #TX #AutofreiTX #Lubbock #Dallas #Austin #AustinTX #SanAntonio #CorpusChristi #DFW #FtWorth #Abilene #Amarillo #ElPaso
#AmarilloTX #ElPasoTX #LubbockTX #DallasTX #HoustonTX #AustinTX #SanAntonioTX
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📍 Public School Stadium
The "Public School Stadium" will not sound very familiar to any Houstonian born after 1958.
This stadium, located on the University of Houston campus, was renamed to "Jeppesen Stadium" in 1958.
It was renamed once more to "Robertson Stadium" and remained so until its demolition in 2012.
In 2013, the TDECU Stadium was built in its place.
The Dallas Zoo announced this week that its first-ever whooping crane chick and three other cranes were successfully released into a wild population at the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in Louisiana.
After SpaceX's second Starship launch, South Texas organizations said that local residents again experienced their homes shaking and debris falling on the community. Now, they're finding ways to fight back.
#FuckCars folks in #Texas needed to provide online public comment on plans to double the number of lanes on US 54 between Stratford and the Oklahoma state line.
Deadline Dec. 4: https://www.newschannel10.com/2023/11/13/txdot-hosting-public-meetings-stratford-texhoma-talk-about-us-54-project/
#WarOnCars #TheWarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CarBrain #StrongTowns #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis #TX #AutofreiTX #Lubbock #Dallas #NFL #Houston #Austin #AustinTX #SanAntonio #CorpusChristi #Abilene #Amarillo #ElPaso #LubbockTX #DallasTX #HoustonTX #Cowboys
Houston teachers, parents, and community members traveled to Austin to plead with the State Board of Education to end the state takeover of HISD. Board members told frustrated protestors that it has no power over the takeover.
After the Vatican removed Bishop Joseph Strickland from the Diocese of Tyler last week, traditionalist supporters of Strickland will rally to "defend the faith." The split among Catholics in East Texas reflects the growing national rift between so-called traditionalists and the Pope.
Texas residents can exchange guns for H-E-B gift cards at the city of San Antonio's gun buyback program this weekend.
Warehouses in Houston's East End neighborhood will be turned into offices, restaurants and greenspaces as part of a new mixed-use development project breaking ground in the second half of 2024.
The United States Army corrected the record of over 100 #BuffaloSoldiers who were charged with mutiny after racist citizens in #Texas started race riots in #Houston. 19 soldiers were tried and hung in secrecy. 👉 https://taskandpurpose.com/news/army-black-buffalo-soldiers-military-records/
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📸 McKay Company
This is the Brazos Hotel lobby, which at the time of this photo, was one of the busiest hotels in Houston.
History aside, the real reason for this post is to talk about how terribly uncomfortable those wooden chairs look. The entire lobby is filled with solid, wooden chairs!
Living in an era where everything is squishy and soft, this photo just makes my back and butt hurt. 😅
"Late Wednesday, officials with the center said it had been the target of a ransomware attack Tuesday and that some employee files had become inaccessible because of encryption.
Investigators were working to determine if any data was compromised in the attack, officials said."
By Jan Wesner Childs, November 8, 2023
At a Glance
- Anyone within a one-mile radius was advised to shelter in place.
- Winds were blowing about 10 to 20 mph toward the northeast.
"Diesel and flammable liquids were burning, KHOU-TV reported. The station cited Sound Resource Solutions president Geoff Harfield as saying the materials burning were not toxic, but a news release from neighboring Polk County noted records filed by the plant indicate it has housed turpentine, sulfuric acid, xylene and other chemicals 'known to have acute toxicity.'
"Blowing toward Polk County, to the north of #SanJacinto. People there were told to stay inside and turn off their HVAC systems. At least one public school there was evacuated and others were sheltering in place."
#Houston’s mayoral election is headed to a runoff between Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and state Sen. John Whitmire (D-Texas).
The runoff is set for Dec. 9. Neither Whitmire nor Jackson Lee passed a threshold of 50 percent of the vote. Whitmire secured 43 percent, while Jackson Lee, who would be Houston’s first Black female mayor, got 38 percent. #Texas https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4299339-houston-mayor-election-jackson-lee-whitmire-runoff/
✈️ Research Triangle Day 7
Today we decided to explore a few more neighborhoods:
- Hope Valley Farm
- Revere’s Run
We also walked a few miles more of the American Tobacco Trail and ventured into the adjacent neighborhoods on foot.
I’m not looking forward to returning to #Houston tomorrow. 😅 I’m starting to love it here.
Tomorrow is election day in Houston and Harris County 🗳
- In the marquee race, voters will pick one of 18 candidates running for Mayor
- Polls will be open on Nov. 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- HarrisVotes.com will help you find a voting center and check on wait times
Here's our guide:
American Airlines announced it will discontinue 21 of its nonstop routes out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in early 2024, including service to Cincinnati, Memphis, and Tampa Bay.
Earlier: “Having that heart of the community go away is just devastating and it’s left so many people completely heartbroken.”
University of #Houston students are finding creative ways to fill the gaps left behind in campus life after the state-mandated closure of the #LGBTQ Resource Center:
I sent the following email to the county clerk's office.
I lined up to vote shortly before 7:00 pm tonight, October 30 at [location redacted] I used the ATI (audio/tactile interface).
Two different poll workers harassed me while allegedly trying to help. The first one tried to tell me I was in the settings menu and not the ballot. I tried to explain that I was changing the speed because it was talking too slow. The poll worker (I assumed it was a poll worker) said it wouldn't go any faster (he was wrong, I always use the ATI and I /know/ how it works).
So, I found the setting to turn off the screen, with the idea that I could vote in peace. Except, a man with a tag hanging around his neck kept trying to tell me the screen was stuck. He had no business looking at my screen while I was voting. Period.
I felt totally validated in turning the screen off.
I am a PJ [Presiding Judge] on Election Day - I assume both of these chuckleheads attended the same training as the rest of us. If the State of Texas thinks I am capable of voting, poll workers need to honor that and only offer help if asked. It should go like this: Poll worker asks, "Would you like any help?" and when I answer, "No," they should move along.
When I went to harrisvotes.com to file a complaint, I found a link in the "Notice to Voters with Disabilities" (https://files.harrisvotes.com/harrisvotes/prd/docs/VotingInfo/NOTICE%20TO%20VOTERS%20WITH%20DISABILITIES%20-%202021.pdf), however, the link does not go to the complaint form.
It doesn't even go to the address shown, and if it was in an email and I tried to open the link, I would get a suspicious link warning. The text of the link is https://harrisvotes.com/VotingInfo?lang=en-US#VoterswithDisabilities, though if you open it, it tries to load
Both of these links are to 404 error pages.
I want to file a complaint, and I cannot find the form on the website.
I am /sooo/ angry.
As Israeli airstrikes rain down on Gaza, Palestinians and their allies in Houston took to the streets to call on local officials to hear their struggles and call for a cease-fire.
For #Newstodon Friday, we'd like to highlight @malachiskey's reporting on the state-mandated closure of University of #Houston's LGBTQ+, Gender & Women's Center, and how the student body are responding to this crisis. https://www.texasobserver.org/houston-lgbtq-resource-centers-close/
This is Malachi's first byline for us, and we're thrilled to have them on the team for the next several weeks.
Last month to the day, we reported on a traffic jam in Montrose caused by several Cruise vehicles that stalled at a broken stoplight. Now, the vehicles will be required to have a staff member behind the wheel. Federal investigators have opened a probe into the company's practices.
Just weeks after they launched in Houston, Cruise has paused its driverless car service nationwide after California regulators suspended the company's permits to operate.
A trial is underway in Hawaii for a couple accused of living for decades under the stolen identities of two dead Texas infants.
Students at the University of #Houston felt hopeless after losing access to critical #LGBTQ+ resources under SB 17. But they found help and support in a surprising place.
At a Texas private school, administrators are replacing educators with AI to teach core subjects to students.
“Loving your neighbor means loving all your neighbors, full stop.”
An interfaith religious coalition is stepping up to help #LGBTQIA+ Students at the University of Houston after the state-mandated closure of the resource center:
Top story: “We’re teachers for the #children. And when you stifle us, and we have no autonomy, we can’t really do our jobs. I feel like I have handcuffs on just trying to do my job.”
Educators, parents and kids took the streets to protest the state takeover of #Houston ISD ...
“HISD: Houston Invaded School District,” “Mike Miles—Killing Education One Apple at a Time,” and “Even Prisons Have Libraries,” 600 parents, teachers, and students gathered at the protest organized by the Houston Federation of Teachers to challenge the administration and policies of state-appointed district Superintendent Mike Miles."