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The DeLuxe Theater: From a “blacks only” movie theater to a community hub


February 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The DeLuxe Theater is, once again, bringing art to the Fifth Ward. Classical Theatre Company is putting on “Peer Gynt” beginning Feb 12. until to March 1. “It’s about love and revenge and jealousy, and all these things that we experience,” explained co-director John Johnston. The DeLuxe Theater opened in 1941 as a “blacks only” movie …

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HISD worker removed from school for inappropriate conduct with student


February 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston ISD, which has already been dogged with recent arrests involving its employees in the last couple of weeks, said on Thursday it removed a staff member from an elementary school after allegations of inappropriate conduct with a student. According to HISD, the allegations were made against a staff member at Brookline Elementary School. “We took …

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TSU officially parts with president after admissions scandal


February 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Texas Southern University board of regents has finalized a decision to fire its president, Dr. Austin Lane. The decision comes weeks after the board voted six to one to fire him. Following the vote, Lane had 30 days to appeal the decision, which he did. Lane met with a mediator and worked out a settlement that …

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Houston Rooftop Cinema Club releases Spring 2020 movie lineup


February 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Spring is right around the corner, which means we’ll be ditching the cold attire soon and will enjoy some fun in the warm weather, starting with a movie night at Houston’s Rooftop Cinema Club! The popular outdoor theater has released its Spring movie line up, which includes favorites such as Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing and the Oscar-winning …

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The Long Range: Stronger cold blast next week


February 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Thinking of planting a spring garden this weekend? Think again. Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog explains why Houston could be in for another round of freezing temps and frosty weather next week.

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Teen saves family as flames blaze through their northeast Houston home


February 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A family in northeast Houston is thanking their teenage daughter after she took heroic actions to save them during a house fire. Seventeen-year-old Jayda Washington said she was just getting up around 11 p.m. Monday night to go to the bathroom. She said when she walked out, she realized their house was filling with smoke. “I …

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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: Here’s what’s new this year


February 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — If you plan to head to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in less than two weeks, expect to see some changes. For those who like to have a wild time at the carnival, five new rides have been added. Let’s start off with The Social Spur, the Rodeo’s new social lounge. Located near the McNee entrance, …

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Crank up the heater! Houston takes the plunge into the 30s


February 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Get ready for even colder weather and the return of sunshine. Temperatures will dip into the upper 30s by sunrise, and we’ll actually get to see the sun rise for a change! Sunshine returns Friday leading to a beautiful end to the work week. Despite the sun, you’ll still want your warm coat. The northeast wind …

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