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The one thing everyone wants as a gift, new survey says


December 6, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The question comes up every year: what types of gifts would someone like to get this holiday season? The answer is simple: gift cards. For the 13th year in a row, the National Retail Federation found gift cards are the most popular on holiday wish lists and are requested by 59% of those surveyed. According to …

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TSU’s Ocean of Soul marching band opens up for Megan Thee Stallion


December 6, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It’s safe to say Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion is taking over the hip-hop world, but she isn’t forgetting about her roots. The ‘Hot Girl Summer’ rapper performed for a sold-out crowd on Tuesday at the White Oak Music Hall and brought along Texas Southern University’s Ocean of Soul marching band. The energetic band was an …

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Former HPD officer who led botched raid now on house arrest


December 6, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — One of the two former Houston police officers charged in a deadly, botched narcotics raid was released from federal custody on bond Thursday morning. Gerald Goines, 55, was granted bond Wednesday. Miya Shay ✔@ABC13Miya #Breaking, citing “security concerns,” @USMarshalsHQ U.S. Marshals allowed former @HoustonPolice officer a Gerald Goines to leave court out some secret door, avoiding …

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Astros trade popular outfielder Jake Marisnick to New York Mets


December 6, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas — The Houston Astros have traded outfielder Jake Marisnick to the New York Mets in exchange for two prospects, it was announced Thursday. Marisnick, 28, a smooth-fielding center fielder, wasn’t an everyday player for the Astros because of his inconsistency at the plate. He batted .233 with 10 homers and 34 RBIs for the Astros last season in …

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Cooking With ABC13 sponsored by Goya


December 6, 2019

Recipe: Deviled Eggs Ingredients: – One dozen eggs – cup GOYA mayonnaise – 2 tsp GOYA vinegar – 2 tsp mustard – tsp GOYA salt – tsp GOYA pepper Toppings: – GOYA paprika – GOYA green olives, sliced – GOYA black olives, sliced – GOYA capers – GOYA hot sauce – GOYA sliced jalapenos – Crumbled cooked bacon Instructions – …

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1 of the first women to wear HPD uniform passes away


December 6, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas — Jo Marie Bankston who was one of four women who joined the Houston Police Department in 1955 has passed away. Bankston paved the way for other women to join the male-dominated department. Frank Vocelka worked with Bankston in his early days as an officer, “She was truly a trailblazer.” “Back in the day, the place a policewoman …

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15 times people have seen religious figures in everyday items


December 6, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Faithful around the world have been said to spot visions of religious figures in many everyday items. Images of the Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ and even cross symbols have been said to appear in items like baking sheets, and on walls. In several cases people have spotted images in food items like snack foods, pancakes or …

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Did a meteor fly over Houston? See video of the streak in sky


December 6, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Did a meteor fly over southeast Texas overnight? Multiple people reported seeing a bright flash in motion in the dark sky before sunrise Thursday morning. In fact, the American Meteor Society website received at least 50 reports of a fireball not just in Texas, but also in Oklahoma and Louisiana. ABC13 viewer Hunter Moliver sent video from his …

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Neighbors are fearful after hearing 16 rounds of gunfire


December 6, 2019

  HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A family in an east Harris County neighborhood was shaken up when shots rang out just outside their front door. Their surveillance camera caught it all in the area of Thorntree and Woodforest. In the video, a baby is heard in the background just moments before a car speeds around the nearby cul-de-sac and crashes …

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Fog and a cool front expected for your Friday morning drive


December 6, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Dense fog is possible for your Friday morning drive. The atmosphere is moistening up ahead of a Pacific cool front arriving shortly after sunrise. This front could bring in an isolated shower for your Friday morning drive, but overall rain chances will remain at 20% or less. More than anything, this front will chew away at …

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