Kidney Patients Team examines 10 years of data on about 6,000 patients that suggests inequalities play a role
A team of five researchers published a new study in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases(AJKD) that suggests kidney health for black patients may depend on where they live.
A dollar doesn’t buy as much as it did 30 years ago. That’s why one activist investor thinks it’s time for Dollar Tree to raise its prices. Jeffrey Smith, CEO of Starboard Value, a hedge fund, wrote to Dollar Tree CEO Gary Philbin Monday to disclose that his fund had taken a 1.7% stake in the bargain retailer. Starboard said it wants Dollar Tree to make some big changes.
High-tech hitchhiking has arrived in Texas. Austin startup Hitch offers a ride-sharing service connecting people driving between Houston and Austin with people needing rides. Here's how it works: Someone with a 2003-or-newer vehicle who is planning to drive between Houston and Austin downloads the "Hitch - Regional Ridesharing" app and registers as a driver.
Dallas-based Neiman Marcus will pay $1.5 million to 43 states over a 2013 data breach that exposed the credit card information of 370,000 customers.
Houston’s housing market shattered records in 2018, despite lingering effects from Hurricane Harvey and concerns that began late in the year over rising interest rates.
Tyla-Simone Crayton isn't your typical 15-year-old. She may be in tenth grade, but when she isn't at school, she runs her own company. After her favorite chicken wing spot closed, the Ridge Point High School student tried to replicate the recipe for the wing sauce at home.
TurboTax, from Intuit Inc. – the leader in online tax prep, processing over 30 million returns last year alone in the U.S. – announced that its award-winning TurboTax Blog will now be available in both Spanish and English, making it one of the most comprehensive free tax information resources available to U.S
Turn on the TV and flip channels for a while or go on social media. Eventually, you’re going to come across some “breaking news” about a new formula or supplement “clinically proven” to normalize your blood sugar and reverse diabetes. Think about this for a moment—a cure for diabetes in a bottle? If it were only that simple. Yet, that’s what the companies that market such products want you to believe. The pitch is so great, you think to yourself, “It should work. It was clinically proven, right?” Wrong! The claims are nothing more than great marketing techniques used to gain your trust.
As local flu activity increases, the Houston Health Department (HHD) encourages people to get a flu shot if they haven’t gotten one this flu season.
Harris County Commissioners Court Requests Plan for Equitable Distribution of Flood Bond Funds and a Study for a Minimum Wage Increase for County Employees at First Meeting This Year
A number of issues — including flood bond equity, a proposal to consider Election Day vote centers and minimum wage increase to $15 an hour for county employees — was discussed at the first Commissioners Court meeting of 2019, which lasted until nearly 5 p.m.
The National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico is among the state agencies hit with forced resignations as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham begins her term. Rebecca Avitia, the center’s executive director who is credited with turning around the long-struggling center, was told to resign after Thanksgiving.
Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee granted clemency on Monday to Cyntoia Brown, commuting her life sentence for killing a man who had picked her up for sex when she was a teenage trafficking victim. Ms. Brown, 30, will be released to supervised parole on Aug. 7, said Mr. Haslam, who will leave office later this month.
Asking people whether they are U.S. citizens on the 2020 census would worsen the undercount of Latinos and non-citizens compared with other groups, an expert in surveys said Monday at the start of a trial over the Trump administration’s decision to include the question for the first time in 70 years.
Ever since Sylvester Turner has been mayor of the city of Houston he has strived to have one official Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade. Mayor Turner has announced that the city will officially throw its support in partnership with the Black Heritage Society to hold one parade in honor of King.
The popular National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) closed Wednesday, January 2, the latest attraction to close due to the partial government shutdown.
Following the biggest year in his career, Travis Scott just donated $100,000 to Workshop Houston, a nonprofit and after-school program in the Third Ward.
As lawmakers head into the Texas legislative session this week, tensions have intensified over the future of Houston schools and the threat of a state takeover of the Houston Independent School District due to chronically low-performing schools.
And then there were eight. On Saturday, January 12, the Kansas City Chiefs (12-4), who won the AFC West and secured the No. 1 seed in the AFC, will host the Indianapolis Colts (11-6) at Arrowhead Stadium to kick off the Divisional Playoffs (NBC, 4:35 PM ET). That night in primetime (FOX, 8:15 PM ET), the Los Angeles Rams (13-3), who won the NFC West and own the No. 2 seed in the NFC, will host the Dallas Cowboys (11-6) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Governor Greg Abbott yesterday appointed Stephen Shang and Roberto Lay-Su and reappointed Roland Brown, Scott McDonald, and Douglas Robinson to the Industrialized Building Code Council for terms set to expire on February 1, 2019. Additionally, he appointed Marcela Rhoads, Suzanne Arnold, and Brian Bailey and reappointed Randall Childers and W.F. “Dubb” Smith for terms set to expire on February 1, 2020. The council oversees the state program regulating industrialized housing and buildings.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Statement on the Death of Dr. John Mendelsohn of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jackson Lee—“From Harvard to Fulbright and into the world of research and medicine, Dr. Mendelsohn made a lasting impact on this world, helping lead and inspire many under his command. A born leader, his impact on the medical field is profound and he will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.”
Portion of Edible Arbor Trail Closed Due to High Water; Flood Warning for Brazos River at Richmond Continues
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the Brazos River in Richmond until Thursday, Jan. 10 with water level at 45.45 feet at 11:15 a.m. today (Jan. 8). This has caused minor flooding in some areas including portions of the Edible Arbor Trail on Oyster Creek in Missouri City.
Jaime Herrero, Executive Director of Workshop Houston, announced this week that the non-profit organization has been awarded a $100,000 donation from rapper and native Houstonian Travis Scott. Workshop Houston was one of several non-profit organizations that participated in Scott’s Astroworld festival last November through its on-going relationship with Live Nation.
With deep sadness, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announces the passing of its Executive Director Larry Temple, who died Saturday morning at the age of 66. Mr. Temple faithfully served the state of Texas for over two decades, from 1997 until 2019.
For Dream Hampton, who served as executive producer of the much-talked about “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary, the explosive revelations in the film were just the tip of the iceberg.
Vincent Victoria Presents will be producing the World Premiere of the musical play Hattie's Big Night February 1-10 2019, at Midtown Art Center 3414 La Branch.
"Hidden Figure" and mathematician Dr. Gladys West has accepted the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers award. West joined the elite list of professionals recognized by the Air Force Space Command just before 2018 came to an end.
The United States has lost its oldest World War II veteran. Richard Overton, who fought overseas in a segregated unit, died Thursday at age 112. He was hospitalized recently after a bout with pneumonia and took his last antibiotic on Dec. 21 — "a true soldier in fighting this infection battle with all that he has," his cousin, Volma Overton, said on Facebook. Richard Overton was born in 1906, near Austin, Texas.
Police and family members have asked for the public's help as a search continues for a man suspected of shooting a 7-year-old girl to death in Houston.
New Year’s Day was déjà vu for Marian Brown, who was sworn in as interim Dallas County sheriff a year ago after Lupe Valdez stepped down to run for Texas governor. County commissioners picked Brown to replace Valdez, and voters made the job official in November. Longtime County Commissioner John Wiley Price swore in Brown, the county's first black sheriff, in a ceremony Tuesday at the Frank Crowley Courts Building.
According to the Seattle Times, musical artist, counterculture figure and guitar legend Jimi Hendrix will have a post office renamed for him in his Washington state hometown.
Lina Hidalgo was sworn as the county's judge at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday at the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management as required by law becoming the first woman and first Latina to lead the county.
It’s official: Carrie Ann Inaba will permanently fill Julie Chen’s vacant seat on The Talk, CBS confirmed Wednesday.
Although he’s been sidelined for the next several games with a groin injury, it hasn’t overshadowed the moves LeBron James has made on and off the court.
Check out the new technology and exclusive features of the all new 2019 GMC Sierra Denali.
Mayor Sylvester Turner today attended the swearing in ceremony and celebration for Harris County's new leadership and issued the following statement:
For 49 years, chicken lovers have known that the best chicken in town was on the corner of Scott and Wheeler at Frenchy’s. The Creole spices filled the air drawing customers in for miles just to get a 5-wing special, fries, and a strawberry soda.
Due to the events surrounding the passing of President George H.W. Bush, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner had to cancel his plans to lead the delegation.
If you’re thinking about revamping how you eat in the new year, you might want to think twice about the trendy dairy-free plans that crop up on your social media feed – as they could leave you missing out on nutrients you need.
Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment was 3.7 percent in November, remaining at the same historic 42-year low it was in October.
We get it. You’re busy. We’re busy, everybody’s busy. You have things to do, people to take care of and places to go. So sometimes we put ourselves last, including our bladders. But how healthy is it to hold your pee and not go to the bathroom when your bladder tells you to?
On December 19th, the U.S. Senate finally passed the first anti-lynching bill in history.
Emancipation Avenue in Houston’s Third Ward neighborhood has been designated a Texas Main Street, the first time the state historical commission has selected a street in a major city for the program.
Fabolous made Christmas come early for kids in the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club of Brooklyn this year with his annual Christmas Toy Drive
Ronald Glenn "Abongo" Humphrey, an alumnus of Taft High School and actor in the 2018 blockbuster film "Black Panther," has died. A death notice from Dignity Memorial in Georgia shows Humphrey, a married father of three, died Dec. 11 at 41 years old. The notice did not specify the cause of death.
Whether you’re a novice or experienced investor, there are steps you can take in order to take control of your financial destiny, and you don’t necessarily need a professional financial planner to do so, say some experts.
There was no shortage of smiles or cheers as several Houston area school children got a surprise visit from Santa and bags full of toys this week. It is part of METRO's annual Adopt-a-School program.
Unbelievable video surfaces of a MARTA bus weaving between lanes in the city and now that driver is under investigation.
A former sales executive for Marriott Vacations Worldwide alleges in a lawsuit that he was asked to dance during meetings as entertainment for other employees and that a photo of the character Buckwheat was used to represent him during a team building exercise.
Shea Moisture Founder Richelieu Dennis to Transform Madam C.J. Walker’s Estate into Training Center for Black Women Entrepreneurs
In this 100th year anniversary of its completion, the historic Villa Lewaro estate of the nation’s first self-made female millionaire and beauty pioneer, Madam C.J. Walker, has been purchased.
Fabolous made Christmas come early for kids in the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club of Brooklyn this year with his annual Christmas Toy Drive. The event was made possible by the Brooklyn rapper’s foundation A Fabolous Way (which is designed to merge communities and the arts), Def Jam and D’usse.