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Astros Sweep Twins, Move on to ALDS: Four Thoughts

9 hours ago by Jeff Balke
With few expectations following a generally rough season that just happened to coincide with the weirdest year in MLB history, the Astros waltzed into Minnesota and swept the team with the best home record in baseball. It's surprising and then some because a) the Astros weren't favored and b) they...

TEA Investigation Slams HISD's Special Ed Operations

17 hours ago by Margaret Downing
Calling the way Houston ISD provides services to disabled students a "historical failure," the Texas Education Agency Tuesday released the results of its 11-month investigation into the district. Harsh in its criticism of HISD, a special investigation unit of the EA concluded that a state conservator should be appointed to...

Bill O'Brien Climbing The Odds Board For First NFL Coach Fired

19 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
On my radio show, which I cohost with original Houston Texan defensive tackle Seth Payne, Seth and I jokingly refer to Texans head coach Bill O'Brien's general manager alter ego as "William O'Brien." In other words, there are two Bill O'Briens — there's the head coach who is named "Bill,"...

Astros Edge Twins in Game One: Four Thoughts

19 hours ago by Jeff Balke
The Astros limped into the playoffs, one of only two teams in history to make the postseason with a losing record in Major League Baseball history. They faced a team in the Twins with one of the best pitching staffs in the majors and a power hitting lineup at home...

Seriously Stricken by a Bad Reaction to Medication, Musician Jason Yu Could Use a Little Help From His Friends

20 hours ago by Gladys Fuentes
The Beatles famously sang about getting by with a little help from their friends and for local musician and videographer Jason Yu, these words have never been more true.  Yu was recently hospitalized and his sister has organized a GoFundMe to help him cover medical expenses.  A few weeks ago...

YMCA of Greater Houston Nixes Long Term Locker Rentals and Loosens COVID-19 Restrictions

21 hours ago by Schaefer Edwards
These past six months of pandemic living have been a struggle to say the least. Like the rest of us, the YMCA of Greater Houston is doing its best to manage during these strange times, even though there’s been some disorganization and confusing messaging from the local Christian charity and...

Streaming Concert Watch 9/30: Corey Taylor, Becky G and More

21 hours ago by Matthew Keever
Yesterday, the Minnesota Vikings – a winless football team that is scheduled to play the winless Houston Texans this weekend – announced that some of its players and staff had tested positive for COVID-19. We didn’t think either team’s season could get any worse, but here we are. At press...

Amsterdam Co. – Grab a Coffee and Some CBD Products

21 hours ago by Cameron Martinez
Coffee and CBD products — that's the focus of a new coffee shop, Amsterdam Co., which will open October 4 in Houston. With a heavy dose of evangelical fervor on the side. The owners hope to not only sell what they say is high-quality CBD, but to spread the word...

Abbott and State Leaders Talk Lake Jackson's Brain-Eating Amoeba Problem

1 day ago by Schaefer Edwards
Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference an hour south of Houston in Lake Jackson Tuesday afternoon to give an update on the ongoing effort to purge a killer amoeba from that city's water supply. Area residents will be asked to keep boiling their tap water before using it for...

Texans Open NRG Stadium to 13,300 Fans Starting Sunday

2 days ago by Schaefer Edwards
After opening their season in an empty arena, the Houston Texans announced Monday afternoon that a limited number of fans will be able to attend Texans home games at NRG Stadium for the rest of the season. Starting with this Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, up to 13,300 fans...

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