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METRO Bus Operator Saves Man from Burning Mobile Home in Heights Area

Driver Treated for Burns Received While Rescuing Victim

We have a new hero in our city. Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) bus operator, Paul Nelson, risked his own safety to pull a man from his burning home in the 600 Block of W. 19th Street.

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Council Member Dave Martin's Monthly Newsletter - July 2015

As we begin the month of August, a much-debated and controversial item will be placed back before the city council body: the equal rights ordinance known as HERO. Since passing by an 11-6 vote last year, the legality of the ordinance has been questioned and in the court's hands. On July 24, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that Houston City Council must repeal the ordinance or place it on the November ballot.

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Latino USA to Be Awarded The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Presidential Award of Excellence

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists; (NAHJ) has announced that it will honor Latino USA with the NAHJ Presidential Award of Excellence at the "Noche de Periodistas NAHJ Journalism Awards Gala," which will be held in Orlando, FL, on Sunday, September 20, 2015.

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Earl Carl Institute for Legal & Social Policy Hosts "#WhatHappenedtoSandraBland?"

A Community Forum for Devising Strategies for Accountability in Combatting this Epidemic

In light of the recent death of Sandra Bland while in custody of law enforcement in Waller County, Texas and the epidemic of overly aggressive police contact with minorities resulting in injustice and far too often death, the Earl Carl Institute and its partners present a forum on the development and implementation of strategies for law enforcement accountability. On August 4, 2015, an esteemed group of local community organizations and community leaders will assemble in Houston, Texas to present “What Happened to Sandra Bland?” A Community Forum for Devising Strategies for Accountability in Combatting this Epidemic.”

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Enter to Win Dinner with Houston Mayoral Candidate Adrian Garcia

Houstonians like you have done so much to give this campaign momentum, so when we celebrate officially getting on the ballot later in August, Adrian would like to have you and a guest join him.

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Do Student Loan Borrowers Need More Regulatory Protection?

If you are a college student, a recent college graduate or even a college drop-out, student loan debt is not only likely, but probable. Among Black families, more than half - 52 percent - borrow for college costs, according to the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL).

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Astros Acquire Gomez, Fiers From Brewers

Houston sends four minor leaguers to Milwaukee

The Houston Astros have acquired outfielder Carlos Gomez, right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers and slot number 76 in the 2015-16 international pool from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for four minor leaguers: left-handed pitcher Josh Hader, right-handed pitcher Adrian Houser and outfielders Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.

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Civil Rights Group Puts Up Billboards Outside of GOP Convention Location in Cleveland

ColorOfChange.org Purchased 9 Billboards Calling Attention to Crisis of Discrimatory Policing and Lack of Justice During Debates

In light of the first Republican debate to be held in Cleveland, OH on August 6th, ColorOfChange.org, the largest online civil rights group in the country, has purchased a set of 9 billboard's, 3 print and 6 digital. The billboards highlight three cases of OH police killings where families have been denied justice or forced to wait an unconscionable amount of time for charges to be brought.

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Lara Bohinc for Lapicida - The Lunar Collection: Launching at Decorex 2015

The design collaboration between Lapicida and Lara Bohinc moves into a new orbit, with the launch of the Lunar Collection at Decorex 2015.

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President Obama Signs South Dakota Disaster Declaration

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of South Dakota and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of June 17-24, 2015.

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