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Dallas Police Meet LGBTQ Community to Discuss Concerns


May 24, 2019

Reassurance is coming from Dallas Police Department. They say they’re doing what they can to protect members of the LGBTQ community. They’re investigating several recent attacks on transgender women, in addition to the murder of Muhlaysia Booker last weekend. A town hall meeting Thursday night was planned long before Booker’s death but it definitely helped shape the conversation. The evening …

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Sutherland Springs victims can take federal government to trial for mass shooting, Texas judge rules


May 24, 2019

AUSTIN — A federal judge in Texas has said victims of the 2017 church massacre in Sutherland Springs can continue their lawsuit against the U.S. government for its role in the shooting. U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez’s Thursday ruling is a huge victory for the nine families in the case, which allows them to put federal authorities on trial for alleged negligence. Rodriguez dismissed the government’s motion to throw out …

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‘You have to show up’: Community allies press Dallas police officials on crimes against transgender women


May 24, 2019

Kaden Brown didn’t want to go to the Resource Center alone Thursday. As a black, transgender woman, she always fears attending public events. Now, after Muhlaysia Booker’s death, she’s even more worried. “But you have to show up. If we aren’t here, we are going to continue to attend vigils,” said Brown, who brought her boyfriend along to make her …

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Pregnant woman attacked in road rage incident with kids in car


May 24, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A pregnant woman says she was attacked in a road rage incident, and it all happened in the view of her children. The dramatic scene was all caught on cell phone video as a woman, who ABC13 decided to blur because she has not been charged with a crime, gets out of her car and hits …

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Insta-worthy venues for rent by the hour as Peerspace comes to Houston


May 24, 2019

Peerspace, a San Francisco-based company that allows property owners to list their facilities, Airbnb style, for hourly rentals announced Tuesday morning it has turned its focus to Houston. While users from any city can list their facilities on the site — the first Houston property was listed on Peerspace in 2017 — the company is now drawing on the $19 million …

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Pearland ISD announces new dress code amid discrimination claims


May 24, 2019

Pearland ISD has announced changes to its dress code amid criticism of the district’s confrontation of minority students over their hair style and headwear. The dress code announced Thursday for the 2019-20 school year removes restrictions on “hair styles and carvings,” but says distracting colors remain prohibited. The policy says head coverings such as hats, caps, bandanas and hair rollers …

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Texas on brink of banning surprise medical bills


May 24, 2019

Landmark Texas legislation to protect unsuspecting patients from surprise medical bills and shield them from disputes between insurers and health care providers will soon head to the governor’s office to become law. Gov. Greg Abbott has signaled support of the bill and is expected to sign it. The law would go into effect Jan. 1, 2020. “I think we got …

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Calls for justice abound at funeral for woman fatally shot by Baytown officer


May 24, 2019

Pamela Turner’s body on Thursday was heading back to Mississippi in a casket for one final trip home. After Turner’s funeral service, her niece, Tomeka Johnson, tried to decompress while watching the news from the couch at her northwest Houston home. But there was no escape from the story of Turner’s shooting death. On the television news crawl, she read …

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