Houston Informer – Houston Informer https://houstoninformer.com Local Houston News and Texas Updates Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:38:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Accused Houston serial killer, Jose Rodriguez, faces judge https://houstoninformer.com/247399/accused-houston-serial-killer-jose-rodriguez-faces-judge/ https://houstoninformer.com/247399/accused-houston-serial-killer-jose-rodriguez-faces-judge/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:38:42 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247399 Accused serial killer Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, was arrested after a chase in northwest Harris County Tuesday morning.          Original published: 2018-07-18 13:37:10 Read the full Houston News here

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Hip-Hop artist Trae Tha Truth talks “Trae Day” https://houstoninformer.com/247397/hip-hop-artist-trae-tha-truth-talks-trae-day/ https://houstoninformer.com/247397/hip-hop-artist-trae-tha-truth-talks-trae-day/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:34:52 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247397 Deborah “raps” it up with Trae Tha Truth to discuss the 11th annual Trae Day held every July 22nd.          Original published: 2018-07-18 14:18:23 Read the full Houston News here

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Anonymous donor gifts UH $3M, pays entire tuition for medical students https://houstoninformer.com/247395/anonymous-donor-gifts-uh-3m-pays-entire-tuition-for-medical-students/ https://houstoninformer.com/247395/anonymous-donor-gifts-uh-3m-pays-entire-tuition-for-medical-students/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:30:38 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247395 The UH College of Medicine will be the university’s 15th academic college and will train primary care physicians with a focus on underserved communities in Houston and across the state.          Original published: 2018-07-18 14:25:58 Read the full Houston News here

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MLB All Star Game: AL Knocks Off NL 8-6, Bregman Named MVP https://houstoninformer.com/247393/mlb-all-star-game-al-knocks-off-nl-8-6-bregman-named-mvp/ https://houstoninformer.com/247393/mlb-all-star-game-al-knocks-off-nl-8-6-bregman-named-mvp/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:26:48 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247393 From 2003 through 2016, the Major League Baseball All Star Game decided home field advantage in the World Series. Logically, it made no sense, the complete “cause and effect” disconnect between the two best teams in baseball playing in October and an All Star game being decided by random backups… Original published: 2018-07-18 06:22:00 Read…

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Blue Origin test flight in Texas simulates space launch emergency https://houstoninformer.com/247391/blue-origin-test-flight-in-texas-simulates-space-launch-emergency/ https://houstoninformer.com/247391/blue-origin-test-flight-in-texas-simulates-space-launch-emergency/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:11:07 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247391 The roomy capsule, packed with experiments and an instrumented test dummy known as Mannequin Skywalker, rapidly shot away atop a brilliant jet of flame and 70,000 pounds of thrust, demonstrating the quick-response safety system will work if needed, regardless of the altitude.          Original published: 2018-07-18 11:34:54 Read the full Houston News here

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Heights restaurant closes for good, owner returns to Underbelly Hospitality https://houstoninformer.com/247390/heights-restaurant-closes-for-good-owner-returns-to-underbelly-hospitality/ https://houstoninformer.com/247390/heights-restaurant-closes-for-good-owner-returns-to-underbelly-hospitality/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:06:50 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247390 A Heights restaurant that experienced a fire in November — just two months after Hurricane Harvey — will stay closed for good. Owner Lyle Bento has decided to permanently shutter Southern Goods, at 632 W. 19th St., according to a July 18 press release. Bento cited insurance delays and disputes as well as his staff…

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Gold – Houston Picture https://houstoninformer.com/247388/gold-houston-picture/ https://houstoninformer.com/247388/gold-houston-picture/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:56:34 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247388 Image published by euthman on 2010-06-27 18:55:53 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: , gold , Red Ledge Mine , Houston Museum of Natural Science , mineralogy , Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals , Cullen Hall , gems , minerals

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Ranking the importance of Texans rookie class https://houstoninformer.com/247386/ranking-the-importance-of-texans-rookie-class/ https://houstoninformer.com/247386/ranking-the-importance-of-texans-rookie-class/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:43:44 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247386 In the right position, a first year youngster in the NFL could help an offensive unit find their identity or help a secondary go from good to great in a matter of snaps.          Original published: 2018-07-18 09:43:00 Read the full Houston News here

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More Texas law firms boosting pay for attorneys https://houstoninformer.com/247385/more-texas-law-firms-boosting-pay-for-attorneys/ https://houstoninformer.com/247385/more-texas-law-firms-boosting-pay-for-attorneys/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:40:49 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247385 The number of large corporate Texas law firms increasing compensation for their associates continues to grow. Three firms – Bracewell and Yetter Coleman of Houston and Dallas-based Haynes and Boone – have either just agreed to boost salaries for associates or are expected to announce such plans within the next week. Ten Texas-based business law…

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New tower slated for former Chronicle site downtown https://houstoninformer.com/247383/new-tower-slated-for-former-chronicle-site-downtown/ https://houstoninformer.com/247383/new-tower-slated-for-former-chronicle-site-downtown/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:32:53 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247383 Hines is starting construction on its newest downtown tower, a 47-story skyscraper on Texas Avenue at the former site of the Houston Chronicle. Original published: 2018-07-17 21:34:54 Read the full Houston News here

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‘Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender’ arrested in Houston https://houstoninformer.com/247382/texas-10-most-wanted-sex-offender-arrested-in-houston-2/ https://houstoninformer.com/247382/texas-10-most-wanted-sex-offender-arrested-in-houston-2/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:05:46 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247382 His criminal history includes convictions for aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and burglary, according to Texas DPS.          Original published: 2018-07-18 11:51:57 Read the full Houston News here

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Case inspired by car airbags will deploy to protect smart phones https://houstoninformer.com/247380/case-inspired-by-car-airbags-will-deploy-to-protect-smart-phones/ https://houstoninformer.com/247380/case-inspired-by-car-airbags-will-deploy-to-protect-smart-phones/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:01:49 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247380 Doug Delony showed technology that is making headlines, including an airbag inspired phone case that deploys when dropped in order to protect the phone inside. The KHOU 11 Tech Reporter also addressed Xbox rumors, and more.          Original published: 2018-07-17 17:09:45 Read the full Houston News here

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‘Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender’ arrested in Houston https://houstoninformer.com/247378/texas-10-most-wanted-sex-offender-arrested-in-houston/ https://houstoninformer.com/247378/texas-10-most-wanted-sex-offender-arrested-in-houston/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:58:26 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247378 His criminal history includes convictions for aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and burglary, according to Texas DPS.          Original published: 2018-07-18 11:51:57 Read the full Houston News here

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Smashing Pumpkins Put on a Shiny and Oh So Very Long Show at Toyota Center https://houstoninformer.com/247376/smashing-pumpkins-put-on-a-shiny-and-oh-so-very-long-show-at-toyota-center/ https://houstoninformer.com/247376/smashing-pumpkins-put-on-a-shiny-and-oh-so-very-long-show-at-toyota-center/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:51:07 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247376 Smashing Pumpkins, Metric Toyota Center July 17, 2K18 It’s a bit surprising when Billy Corgan walks down the stage, guitar slung over his shoulders, and kicks off a headlining set with “Disarm.” It’s a beautiful song, one of the best in the Smashing Pumpkins catalog, but you expect an arena… Original published: 2018-07-18 06:26:00 Read…

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James F Helms Elementary School, Houston, Texas 1703141102 – Houston Picture https://houstoninformer.com/247374/james-f-helms-elementary-school-houston-texas-1703141102-houston-picture/ https://houstoninformer.com/247374/james-f-helms-elementary-school-houston-texas-1703141102-houston-picture/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:42:20 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247374 in the Houston Heights Image published by Patrick Feller on 2017-04-09 17:12:18 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: , james , f , frank , helms , elementary , school , houston , independent , district , education , harris , county , texas , architecture , photography , united , states , north…

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Neighbors: Suspected serial killer raised by ‘loving, caring’ parents https://houstoninformer.com/247373/neighbors-suspected-serial-killer-raised-by-loving-caring-parents-3/ https://houstoninformer.com/247373/neighbors-suspected-serial-killer-raised-by-loving-caring-parents-3/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:33:35 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247373 “After I saw on TV that he was apprehended, I called and talked to the father and told him I had been praying for him,” said one neighbor.          Original published: 2018-07-17 18:33:17 Read the full Houston News here

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Enterprise to develop crude oil export terminal off Texas Gulf Coast https://houstoninformer.com/247372/enterprise-to-develop-crude-oil-export-terminal-off-texas-gulf-coast/ https://houstoninformer.com/247372/enterprise-to-develop-crude-oil-export-terminal-off-texas-gulf-coast/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:26:49 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247372 To increase its shipping capabilities to large markets in Asia and Europe, a Houston-based midstream giant has announced plans to develop a terminal off the Texas Gulf Coast. Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE: EPD) intends to build an offshore crude oil export terminal that would be able to fully load vessels called Very Large Crude…

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Alex Bregman joins short list of Houston’s All-Star Game MVPs https://houstoninformer.com/247370/alex-bregman-joins-short-list-of-houstons-all-star-game-mvps/ https://houstoninformer.com/247370/alex-bregman-joins-short-list-of-houstons-all-star-game-mvps/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:22:40 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247370 The Astros have had 66 different players represent them in 57 All-Star Games, but they had never had a player take home the game’s Most Valuable Player award until Tuesday. Original published: 2018-07-18 10:39:00 Read the full Houston News here

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A look at how mattress stores handle security, staffing following accused serial killer in Houston https://houstoninformer.com/247369/a-look-at-how-mattress-stores-handle-security-staffing-following-accused-serial-killer-in-houston/ https://houstoninformer.com/247369/a-look-at-how-mattress-stores-handle-security-staffing-following-accused-serial-killer-in-houston/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:10:17 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247369 Mattress Firm is reviewing its safety plans after one of its employees was killed last week by a suspected serial killer who was arrested Tuesday. Original published: 2018-07-18 08:39:11 Read the full Houston News here

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Deshaun Watson & Houston Habitat For Humanity – AFFL Ultimate Final July 19th – Houston Video https://houstoninformer.com/247366/deshaun-watson-houston-habitat-for-humanity-affl-ultimate-final-july-19th-houston-video/ https://houstoninformer.com/247366/deshaun-watson-houston-habitat-for-humanity-affl-ultimate-final-july-19th-houston-video/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:07:10 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247366 source

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Austin family digging up success with award-winning dog toy https://houstoninformer.com/247364/austin-family-digging-up-success-with-award-winning-dog-toy/ https://houstoninformer.com/247364/austin-family-digging-up-success-with-award-winning-dog-toy/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:58:04 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247364 Dogs digging in all the wrong places. It’s a daily problem some dog owners face. The good news is an Austin family has come up with an award-winning solution.          Original published: 2018-07-18 07:48:51 Read the full Houston News here

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Can Mexico's president-elect end gasoline imports as pledged? https://houstoninformer.com/247363/can-mexicos-president-elect-end-gasoline-imports-as-pledged/ https://houstoninformer.com/247363/can-mexicos-president-elect-end-gasoline-imports-as-pledged/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:48:56 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247363 Experts weigh in on whether Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador will be able to end gasoline imports halfway through his six-year term as the populist candidate pledged a few days ago. Original published: 2018-07-18 08:05:52 Read the full Houston News here

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Teams looking for hitters have options besides Manny Machado https://houstoninformer.com/247361/teams-looking-for-hitters-have-options-besides-manny-machado/ https://houstoninformer.com/247361/teams-looking-for-hitters-have-options-besides-manny-machado/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:45:05 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247361 Manny Machado could be wearing a new uniform before he plays another game and other hitters will be on the move in the next couple weeks. Teams seeking to boost their offense will have several options to land a big bat, even if they miss out on Machado. The four-time All-Star is the most coveted…

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Houston residents warned of scammer claiming to install A/C units for Rep. Jarvis Johnson effort https://houstoninformer.com/247359/houston-residents-warned-of-scammer-claiming-to-install-a-c-units-for-rep-jarvis-johnson-effort/ https://houstoninformer.com/247359/houston-residents-warned-of-scammer-claiming-to-install-a-c-units-for-rep-jarvis-johnson-effort/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:39:11 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247359 State Rep. Jarvis Johnson warns Houston residents of a man posing to be part of his AC unit outreach program. Original published: 2018-07-18 08:45:21 Read the full Houston News here

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Former Texas A&M receiver Ricky Seals-Jones arrested on suspicion of assault https://houstoninformer.com/247358/former-texas-am-receiver-ricky-seals-jones-arrested-on-suspicion-of-assault-2/ https://houstoninformer.com/247358/former-texas-am-receiver-ricky-seals-jones-arrested-on-suspicion-of-assault-2/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:29:09 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=247358 The former Texas A&M receiver pushed the staffer “with an open hand to his chest, like being moved by an offensive lineman,” according to the police report.          Original published: 2018-07-18 08:08:04 Read the full Houston News here

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