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TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Jan. 17, 2022 22:05 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school boys and girls rankings for the week of Jan. 17. BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson, 21-1; 2. Duncanville, 19-1; 3. Spring Westfield, 18-1; 4. Austin Westlake, 23-1; 5. Fort...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 17, 2022 15:34 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 16, 2022. Editorial: What we can learn from Colleyville synagogue terror attack Emotions have been everywhere over what happened in Colleyville Saturday night — relief, gratitude, anger, fear, frustration, exhaustion. The...

49ers LT Trent Williams active for wild-card game at Cowboys

Jan. 16, 2022 15:19 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams is active for a wild-card game against the Dallas Cowboys after missing the regular-season finale with an elbow injury. The nine-time Pro Bowler returned to practice Thursday after missing the 27-24 overtime...

Texans GM says differences in opinion led to Culley's firing

Jan. 14, 2022 19:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio on Friday defended his decision to fire head coach David Culley after just one season, citing differences in opinion about the organization’s path forward. The Texans announced the firings of Culley and offensive...

New Texas voting law snags US citizens, mail ballot requests

Jan. 14, 2022 19:16 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sweeping new Texas voting law that Republicans muscled through the Legislature last year over dramatic protests is drawing fire again, even before some of the most contentious restrictions and changes kick in ahead of the state's first-in-the nation primary. ...

Doubt raised in case of mom accused of putting son in trunk

Jan. 14, 2022 13:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has found no probable cause to support a charge a Houston mother faces after being accused of placing her 13-year-old son in the trunk of her car in an attempt to isolate him after he tested positive for COVID-19. The 41-year-old mother had been charged by...

'Speak up': Houston girl, 16, fatally shot as she walked dog

Jan. 13, 2022 21:01 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Like she did most days, 16-year-old Diamond Alvarez walked her family’s dog Peanut in her southwest Houston neighborhood on Tuesday evening. Since it was already dark, her mother, Anna Machado, told her to only stay out 20 minutes and then return home. But Diamond...

Texans fire David Culley; NFL left with 1 Black head coach

Jan. 13, 2022 20:00 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — David Culley spent 43 years as a college and NFL assistant before finally getting his first head coaching job with the Houston Texans. He lasted just one season before being fired Thursday, a move that leaves the NFL with one Black head coach: Pittsburgh's Mike...

Judge Costa to leave 5th Circuit in August

Jan. 13, 2022 18:13 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge on the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will step down in August, according to the website for federal courts. Judge Gregg Costa of Houston gave notice on Wednesday of his resignation. The United States Courts website...

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...