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Turner Recommends Two-Week Houston Lockdown to Fight COVID-19

54 minutes ago by Schaefer Edwards
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner believes it’s time for his city to pump the brakes hard on business as usual and go back to stay-at-home conditions in order to take the fight to COVID-19. On Saturday, Turner proposed that Houston go back into lockdown for two weeks to try and blunt...
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Dusty Baker's Comments on MLB Protocols Concerning

2 hours ago by Jeff Balke
Astros Manager Dusty Baker has been around baseball a long time. He has seen more than his fair share of odd situations, but nothing could have prepared him for 2020. Over the weekend, after the Astros had to cancel yet another workout thanks to potential exposure of a staff member...
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Can '90s Alt Rockers The Incoherents Get It Together One More Time?

5 hours ago by Bob Ruggiero
Music heads are generally suckers for movies about “Getting the Band Together” or “Getting the Band Back Together.” Titles of varying quality featuring fictional groups run the gamut from Eddie and the Cruisers, That Thing You Do!, and The Commitments to more independent fare like Garage Days and Still Crazy...
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This Week in Houston Food Events: Dine Out or In During Houston Black Restaurant Week

5 hours ago by Brooke Viggiano
Though social distancing is in effect and bars are closed for in-house services, the ever-strong Houston food community continues to truck on. This week, you can support black-owned restaurants during Houston Black Restaurant Weeks, All week long Black Restaurant Week With its mission is to feed and fuel the cultural...
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COVID First Responders Bare Their Pain in The Line

5 hours ago by Jessica Goldman
A show comprised of real-life interviews with COVID first responders while we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic. Sounds like theatrical redundancy. After all, aren’t we already taken into the belly of the emergency response beast via the embedded journalists, personal essays, and social media videos that document...
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Four Thoughts As We Wonder "Will There Be a 2020 NFL Season?"

5 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
If we've learned one thing during the COVID-19 pandemic, it's that nothing is going to be easy when it comes to reopening businesses. We know this all too well in the state of Texas. Professional sports leagues are, at their core, businesses, and reopening them has become even more complicated...
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Former Houston Police Chief C. O. "Brad" Bradford Has a Few Things to Say About Policing Reform

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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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