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Former Houston Police Chief C. O. "Brad" Bradford Has a Few Things to Say About Policing Reform

15 hours ago by Margaret Downing
Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the Houston Police Department like many around the country, took several steps away from community education and awareness and toward a much more aggressive policing that placed a premium on enforcement and tactical operations, according to former Houston Police Chief C. S. "Brad" Bradford...
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Openings and Closings: Black Restaurant Week Begins, State Fare Sugar Land

18 hours ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Houston Black Restaurant Week launches July 10 and will run through July 19. The week-long event will feature black-owned restaurants throughout eight cities. The Black Restaurant Week LLC began in Houston in 2016, founded by  Warren Luckett and co-founders Falayn Ferrell and Derek Robinson. It started as a one-city food...
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Cancelled Texas GOP Convention Met With Anger, Relief and a Shrug from Greg Abbott

19 hours ago by Schaefer Edwards
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner generated a predictable amount of uproar when he opted to cancel the Republican Party of Texas State Convention on Wednesday afternoon, dashing the plans of more than 6,000 would-be attendees poised to descend on the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston from July 16-18. In short...
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Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Poutine, Deli Dogs and More for Canada Day

19 hours ago by Brooke Viggiano
As Gov. Greg Abbott’s stay-at-home executive order has now expired, restaurants are beginning to open back up, while many have continued to go the takeout route. This weekend, we’re sharing five fantastic dining options from restaurants around town, covering dine-in, takeout, delivery and curbside service. Note: Anyone who may have...
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Texas GOP Sues the City of Houston for Cancelling Next Week’s Convention

1 day ago by Schaefer Edwards
The Republican Party of Texas told Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner that they’ll see him in court after he cancelled their massive in-person convention scheduled for next week due to COVID-19. On Thursday afternoon, the state GOP filed a lawsuit against Mayor Sylvester Turner, the City of Houston, Houston First Corporation...
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Houston’s Municipal Courts Extend Suspension of Jury Trials Through August

1 day ago by Schaefer Edwards
Houston’s municipal courts won’t be holding jury trials any time soon thanks to the risks posed by the ongoing and worsening coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday morning, the City of Houston announced that the Municipal Courts Department has decided to keep all jury trials suspended through August 31, while all non-jury...
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Upcoming Houston Food Events: Taste the World with Bento Boxes To-Go

2 days ago by Brooke Viggiano
Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings: Traveler’s Table, 520 Westheimer, has introduced Bento Boxes, now available for dinner takeout, and including a small plate, entrée and side (plus a complimentary flavored fortune cookie) for $18. Choose from small plates such as pão...
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Mark May Confronts His Demonic Side

2 days ago by Bob Ruggiero
If there was any single event in recent history that has given the people of Houston the most of collective case of the blues, it would have to be Hurricane Harvey. And while it’s been almost three years since that most unwelcome guest arrived at the city’s proverbial doorstep, it’s...
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Texas RenFest Plans an October Return and is Looking For Actors Now

2 days ago by Margaret Downing
The Texas Renaissance Festival is looking for actors, holding auditions over the next two (maybe three) weekends to ensure that if everything goes as planned, they'll be opening their doors in October as in years past. Of course, somewhat appropriately for a special event fixed in the 16th Century, this...
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Here's Your Chance to Cook with Kent Rathbun in a Virtual Event

2 days ago by Houston Press
The Houston Press is partnering with Kent Rathbun a four-time James Beard Award-nominated American chef, 2008 Iron Chef America winner, and restaurateur to bring our readers a unique virtual cooking experience. This virtual event will take us into Rathbun's home where he will teach viewers the tips and tricks behind...

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