Local News


Texas Southern University  Hosts Pep Rally for NCAA® Final Four® Volunteer Launch   Who: The 2016 NCAA® Men’s Final Four® Local Organizing Committee and Sam Dekker    What: Invite the public to an animated volunteer pep rally featuring Texas Southern University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and band, along with giveaways and interactive games.   Why: Sign-ups for volunteer opportunities are officially […]

The Texas Southern University Chapter of Collegiate 100 has collaborated with the Houston local organizing committee in order to create the “50 Shades of Black” Spending Campaign. This challenge consists of Texas Southern University Students, as well as the local community, making a commitment to patronize Black owned businesses from November 5, 2015- December 25, […]


Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan reminds voters of important election information, including photo ID requirements, exemptions, the cure process and help finding their poll on Election Day. “I want every registered voter to understand the photo ID process and what to do if they need help on Election Day,” said Sullivan. “This is the […]

  Two people have been shot at a TSU student housing complex. It has been confirmed that one of the victims has died. A university spokesman said the shooting was reported today at 11:30am at the University Courtyard Apartments. Houston Police  now have two suspects in custody and are seeking a third person. The campus is […]

A 13-year-old boy named Gregory Slaughter was bit by a shark yesterday morning in Galveston. The boy and his brother were only in waist deep water when a school of fish swam near them, and so did a shark. As a big wave approached the boys, he heard his brother scream so he went over […]

A horrific accident occurred Tuesday morning as a Houston school bus was transporting students to Furr High School. Two teenagers are dead after the school bus was struck by a car and flipped off an overpass. According to reports, the driver of the car, an H.I.S.D. teacher, thought that another car was veering into her […]


Councilman Boykins, Change Happens!, the NAACP Houston and Uber announced a new initiative to recruit 5,000 drivers in Houston within the next 12 months. Working with local organizations, Uber will host a series of driver recruitment events to educate people about how to become a driver on the Uber platform and connect them to the opportunity. […]


  Ex-drug offenders have to overcome several barriers to reentry — scarcity of job opportunities; court and parole fines; and lack of training to qualify for jobs — after being released.  This session the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 200, which deals with several provisions of health and human services in this state. Representative Senfronia […]

The Basketball Wives star, Tami Roman, and her boyfriend have suffered from a miscarriage. Get The Latest Music and Entertainment News On Your Phone At the age of 45, it would have been Tami’s third child. The couple is asking for privacy as they mourn their loss. Tami and her boyfriend, Reggie Youngblood, were on […]


The summer still isn’t even over but in just this year alone, copper thieves have hit the Highlands Little League field three times. As a result, two fields were left with no lights and it put the league’s season in jeopardy. To replace the 2,500 feet of stolen copper wiring costs $10,000, leading the League […]

  Who’s Who Publishing Company was founded in 1989 to highlight the positive achievements of African-Americans, and to provide… a valuable resource and networking guide for the community. The publication has expanded to more than 25 cities across the country and features colorful profiles and individuals with their biographical data and pictures. In addition, advertising […]

Service at Lakewood Church got eventful when six hecklers were booted from the service.  According to ABC 13, Six people were escorted out of Lakewood Church in southwest Houston Sunday morning for heckling senior pastor Joel Osteen. A video on Twitter shows the people being escorted out of the former sports arena amid cheers. Osteen […]