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ICE Decides Not to Deport International Students Taking All Online Classes

4 hours ago by Schaefer Edwards
After being sued and raked over the coals for the past several days, the Trump administration backtracked on a controversial policy that would have sent thousands of foreign college students packing back to their home countries. On Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency officially reversed course by...
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Fort Bend County Judge Declares Red Alert for COVID-19

10 hours ago by Schaefer Edwards
Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced Tuesday that his county is on red alert due to the “uncontrolled community spread” of COVID-19, the highest possible warning level in the county's threat level system. “I just want our citizens to know that this is not a drill. This is real,”...
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Westbrook Tests Positive for COVID-19, Harden May Join Him

15 hours ago by Jeff Balke
Before they were even able to reach the Orlando NBA bubble, Rockets superstars James Harden and Russell Westbrook have apparently been sidelined by COVID-19. Most of the members of the team and staff for the Rockets arrived in Orlando last week and began workouts over the weekend. Reports on the...
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Deadline For NFL Franchise Tagged Players To Sign Long-Term Deals Looms

18 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
A year ago at this time, Houston Texan fans were dealing with the pending drama of the July 15 deadline for players on the franchise tag to sign a long term deal. It was the Jadeveon Clowney Situation (absolutely deserving of "proper noun" status), and it was an unnecessary point...
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The Texas Gentlemen Cover Lots Of Ground With Their Latest Release Floor It!!!

18 hours ago by Gladys Fuentes
2020 is the year to expect the unexpected to say the least and The Texas Gentlemen are adding a sense of positivity to this trend with their upcoming album Floor It!!!, due out July 17 on New West Records. The Texas Gentlemen are made up of some of the Lone...
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Taco Cabana Margaritapalooza: Review

18 hours ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Taco Cabana introduced its Margarita Palooza on July 3, just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, as we reported here in the Houston Press. The two dollar price tag and promise of 12 different flavors was too much temptation for this writer and her husband to pass up,...
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It's Zoom Zoom Zoom Time as Stages Re-adjusts Its Schedule

18 hours ago by Margaret Downing
Pivoting with the best of them, Stages has once again redesigned its 2020-21 theater season, moving three plays to virtual viewing status, replacing some plays with ones with fewer cast members on stage and — perhaps most surprisingly (and ingeniously?)  — working with playwrights to rewrite some scripts to acknowledge...
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Virus Fighting Words From Turner and Hidalgo: it's Time to Just Stay Home

1 day ago by Schaefer Edwards
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo both addressed the public on Monday in separate events, during which each leader reiterated their now shared view that a new area stay-home order would be the best bet for reversing the trajectory of COVID-19’s spread throughout the region. In...
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Saint Arnold Closes Restaurant For Dine-In

1 day ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Saint Arnold Beer Garden and Restaurant, 2000 Lyons, is closing its outdoor dining area to the public due to the Texas State Governor's Office abruptly deciding to restrict certain restaurants' dine-in operations based on their alcohol sales. The new requirement disproportionately affects breweries which also serve food because the new...
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Texas Supreme Court Throws Out State GOP Convention Lawsuit

1 day ago by Schaefer Edwards
In a Monday morning ruling, the Supreme Court of Texas rejected an appeal from the Republican Party of Texas asking the court to allow state Republicans to go forward with their in-person party convention in Houston this week after it had been cancelled by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Last Thursday,...

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