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Texas school trustee's remarks on Black teachers draw ire

Jan. 13, 2022 18:11 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area school board member is facing calls to resign after he linked more Black teachers to lower school district performance in response to a presentation on an audit of the district’s equity and culture. In comments Monday during the school board's work...

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner tests positive for COVID-19

Dec. 17, 2021 17:50 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Friday afternoon that he has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement, Turner said he felt ill overnight but thought allergies or a sinus infection were the cause. As a precaution, though, he had himself tested Friday morning...

US climate pledge faces test in Senate with global impact

Nov. 23, 2021 18:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After talking the climate talk at U.N. negotiations in Scotland, the Biden administration now tests whether a divided United States can walk the climate walk: push a massive investment for a new era of clean energy through the narrowest of margins in the Senate. ...

Security staffing at Travis Scott show unclear, chief says

Nov. 10, 2021 22:06 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Organizers of the Astroworld music festival have not provided investigators with clear records about private security personnel working the grounds when a massive crowd surge during headliner Travis Scott's set led to at least eight deaths, Houston’s police chief said...

Aspiring border agent, dancer, engineer among concert dead

Nov. 07, 2021 20:25 PM EST

A teen who loved dancing. An aspiring Border Patrol agent. A computer science student. An engineering student working on a medical device to help his ailing mother. And his friend and high school football teammate. Clearer pictures began to emerge Sunday of some of the...

Crowd surge kills at least 8 at Houston music festival

Nov. 07, 2021 11:21 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The crowd at a Houston music festival suddenly surged toward the stage during a performance by rapper Travis Scott, squeezing fans so tightly together that they could not breathe or move their arms and killing eight people in the chaos. The pandemonium...