Texas middle school student dies after getting hit by car during nationwide student walkout

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National Student Walkout: Thousands demand action on gun reform A Texas middle school student was struck and killed by a vehicle Friday after leaving school during the nationwide walkout in support of gun control. Jonathan Benko, 11, was identified by hospital officials as the Parkland Middle School student who died after he was hit along […]

Houston Real Estate Rebounds After Hurricane Harvey

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Before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas last month, Houston was a real estate hotbed. Now the market in some areas of the city has tightened, but the hurricane might not have hurt the housing market there as much as you’d think. Here & Now’s Robin Young talks with Chaille Ralph, president of Heritage Texas Properties and […]

Advocates in Texas say more work is needed to prevent housing discrimination

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AUSTIN (Nexstar) – It’s been 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law and while housing advocates are celebrating the anniversary, they’re acknowledging that many barriers remain. “I don’t think people realize how much discrimination actually occurs in housing,” Nekesha Phoenix, fair housing program director with the Austin Tenants’ […]

Timeline of the Texas bombings that had a state on edge

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The search for the suspected serial bomber accused of terrorizing the city of Austin, Texas, for weeks came to an explosive end this morning. The suspect, who has since been identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, was surrounded by police when an explosive went off in his vehicle. The investigation into the case is far from […]

US appeals court upholds Texas’ ban on ‘sanctuary cities’

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas immigration crackdown on “sanctuary cities” took effect Tuesday after a federal appeals court upheld a divisive law backed by the Trump administration that threatens elected officials with jail time and allows police officers to ask people during routine stops whether they’re in the U.S. illegally. The ruling was a […]

Neighbors, Harvey survivors finally have wall in between apartments

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SOUTH HOUSTON, Texas – Hurricane Harvey flood victims left without walls between apartments for months finally have privacy. Their landlord delivered repairs after KHOU 11 News got involved. From the outside looking in, Tina Llamas and Kandi Tucker’s bedrooms need some touch up. “I’m just glad that it’s over with,” Llamas said. Related: Harvey survivors […]