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  • ‘My Cousin Dies, Like a Deer, On the Side of the Road’ April 23, 2021
    “The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for help from the public in the investigation of a fatal hit-and-run crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian on FM 160 east of FM 2830. The crash occurred … The post ‘My Cousin Dies, Like a Deer, On the Side of the Road’ […]
    C. Prudence Arceneaux
  • Liz Lambert’s New Film Offers a Shallow Portrayal of a Changing Austin April 22, 2021
    Liz Lambert’s new movie is a case study in why property developers shouldn’t make documentaries about gentrification. The Austin-based hotelier’s debut film, released in March, attempts to give viewers a lens into the struggles faced by business people seeking to … The post Liz Lambert’s New Film Offers a Shallow Portrayal of a Changing Austin […]
    Nic Yeager
  • Eye on Texas: On the Road April 21, 2021
    Growing up in the Swiss Alps, America was a distant concept on the television screen. I remember watching the movie Bonnie and Clyde and enjoyed their highway chases and shootouts with the Texas Rangers. Those artistic, and violent, moments left … The post Eye on Texas: On the Road appeared first on The Texas Observer.
    Tomas Muscionico
  • A New Crop: Portraits of Houston’s Black Urban Farmers April 21, 2021
    This story was originally published by Scalawag, a journalism and storytelling organization that disrupts dominant narratives about the South. Texas is home to more Black farmers than any state. The USDA’s Census of Agriculture estimated in 2017 that of the 3.4 million … The post A New Crop: Portraits of Houston’s Black Urban Farmers appeared first on […]
    Lenard Smith, Jr. for Scalawag
  • In San Antonio, Police Reformers Square Off with the Cops’ Union April 20, 2021
    In the heat of last summer’s uprisings over the killing of George Floyd, a small group of San Antonians, with little experience in criminal justice reform, hatched a plan to turn protest into policy. They looked at their city, where … The post In San Antonio, Police Reformers Square Off with the Cops’ Union appeared […]
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  • Texas Ends Clergy, Spiritual Advisers Ban in Death Chamber April 23, 2021
    Texas prisons have resumed allowing clergy as well as spiritual advisers in the death chamber, reversing a two-year ban created after the U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution of an inmate who had argued his religious freedom was being violated because his Buddhist spiritual adviser wasn’t allowed to accompany him, officials said Thursday. The Texas […]
    Juan A. Lozano
  • Stock Up on Emergency Supplies During Tax-Free Weekend April 23, 2021
    This weekend, emergency preparation items can be bought tax-free across the state as part of the annual Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption. This year’s holiday begins at […]
  • Here's How Struggling Households Can Get Federal Rental Assistance April 23, 2021
    An estimated 8.8 million Americans are behind on their rent, according the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. While relief efforts have staved off some of the housing crisis, rent is still going to come due. The federal government has approved two rounds of rental assistance, worth more than $46 billion total, that is slowly making its […]
    Sarah Skidmore Sell
  • CDC Advisers Meet Friday to Decide Fate of J&J's COVID Vaccine April 23, 2021
    A government advisory committee on vaccines is expected to meet Friday and could make a recommendation soon after on whether and how to resume use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is scheduled to meet from 11 a.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET Friday and vote on updated recommendations […]
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  • Mavs Win Over Lakers; Porzingis Leaves Game With Sprained Ankle April 23, 2021
    Anthony Davis is back for the Los Angeles Lakers. Now the Dallas Mavericks have to see how long they might without their big man, Kristaps Porzingis. Luka Doncic scored 30 points, leading the Mavericks to a 115-110 victory over the Lakers on Thursday night as Davis was rusty after missing 30 games with right calf […]
    Schuyler Dixon

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  • 37th Annual Main Street Fest Reimagined May 15 & 16 April 23, 2021
    GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (April 22, 2021) – Celebrate Historic Main Street’s 37th Annual Main Street Fest “Reimagined,” presented by Bank of the West. Experience European-style theatrical street performances with their gravity-defying stunts. Hear live music performances on three intimate stages while enjoying craft brews and festival food favorites. Wander the Activity Allies to leave your mark […]
    News Staff
  • Megan Rios, Cedar Hill Graduate, Named Plummer Teacher of the Year April 23, 2021
    Amazing CHISD Teachers Impacted Rios (CEDAR HILL, TEXAS) When Megan Rios, a Cedar Hill High School Class of 2007 Graduate, thought about becoming a teacher, she had positive memories of her CHISD educators at the forefront of her mind. “I had some amazing teachers throughout the years, but the ones that made the biggest impact […]
    Michael Sudhalter
  • Parkland to host National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 24 April 23, 2021
    Event provides opportunity for proper disposal of medications DALLAS – Expired, unused and unwanted medications in our homes can possibly end up in the wrong hands and lead to something tragic. To prevent accidents and improper disposal of potentially harmful substances, Parkland Health & Hospital System and the Dallas County Hospital District Police Department are […]
    News Staff
  • Rammunition Rolls Into Town This Weekend April 23, 2021
    Monster Truck Fans Come See Rammunition This Saturday WAXAHACHIE –For Ram Truck fans start your engines because you are going to want to be in Waxahachie this weekend for a visit with the Rammunition. Rammunition is a monster truck that is sponsored by the Ram Truck Brand. With the body of a Ram 1500, it […]
    Rita Cook
  • DeSoto Police Seek Person of Interest Fatal Shooting on Westlake Drive April 23, 2021
    DeSoto Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Of Young Black Male DESOTO, TEXAS—DeSoto Police Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that took place on the 1100 block of Westlake Drive in DeSoto shortly after 5 PM today (April 22, 2021) DeSoto Police and Fire Rescue Department paramedics arrived on the scene a few minutes after the shooting […]
    News Staff

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  • Never Mind The 'Rona, Here Are Your 2021 Oscar Picks April 23, 2021
    It's been a weird movie year (been a weird everything year, if we're being honest), with dozens of big budget films pushed from 2020 release to this year or beyond and studios leveraging streaming services to do small screen rollouts, some (Godzilla vs. Kong) more successful than others (Mulan). But...
    Pete Vonder Haar
  • Openings and Closings: Space Cowboy Rockets In, BCK Will Close April 23, 2021
    Space Cowboy, 100 W. Cavalcade, will have its grand opening April 23. This is the first concept from Night Moves Hospitality to open in 2021, as we reported here in the Houston Press. There are at least three more ventures planned by the newly formed hospitality group for this year...
    Lorretta Ruggiero
  • Hardin and Buzbee Continue Public Squabble Over Disclosure of Accuser Names April 23, 2021
    On Thursday afternoon, we had our latest court proceedings in the ongoing saga of Deshaun Watson facing off with 22 civil lawsuit plaintiffs, all females with various job titles and certifications within the massage therapy industry. While, on paper, there was "nothing of substance" really occurring (Rusty Hardin's exact words,...
    Sean Pendergast

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  • This Weekend: Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies April 23, 2021
    Texas (WBAP/KLIF) – Texans can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, which begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 24, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 26. The state comptroller’s office estimates shoppers will save more than $1.8 million in state and local sales taxes during the tax […]
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  • Feds Report Texas Woman With Clots After Getting J&J Vaccine April 23, 2021
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Federal health officials have informed state officials that a Texas woman has been hospitalized with possible blood clots associated with Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recipients. A spokesman for the Texas Department of State Health Services says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]
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  • Chris Krok Show: A New Viewpoint in Columbus April 23, 2021
    New footage was released on Thursday with a different angle of the police involved shooting in Columbus. It came from a neighbor’s doorbell cam, and showed the altercation and some of what led to it. The neighbor with the cam set up was asked on Fox News by Harrison Faulkner about the footage, and he […]
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  • Chris Krok Show: The Ignorance of Rich White Liberals April 23, 2021
    In the aftermath of the shooting death of Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, the mainstream media have been tripping all over themselves to blame the officer and ridicule his decision to take her life. But taking the cake was The View’s Joy Behar, who in her commentary wondered if the officer could’ve taken other actions, such […]
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  • Texas Legislature Aims to Remember Vanessa Guillen April 23, 2021
    (WBAP/KLIF) — A year after a Fort Hood soldier was slain by a fellow member of the army, Texas lawmakers are poised to help lead the nation in the fight against sexual harassment and assault in the military. The bill proposed in memory of Vanessa Guillen and approved by the state Senate on April 12th would […]
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