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Ellen Ochoa

A veteran NASA astronaut joined the ranks of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on Friday, May 19.

Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to travel to space and current director of the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, brings the total number of space explorers honored in the hall of fame to 95.

Bob Cabana, 2008 hall of famer and current director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, presided over the ceremony at Kennedy’s visitor complex to welcome the new inductees.

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Trading on the Internet can be a wild experience with deals on practically anything and everything one can imagine just a click away. But some online sellers in the Houston area learned this week that illegal sales of wildlife products can become high ticket items.

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One of the very best things about spring is the wealth of herbs available for us to plant in our own gardens at home. And what a joy it is to be in the middle of cooking an Italian dinner and be able to go out to your own “crop” and pick oregano or basil, clip, rinse and chop for the recipe.

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A 41-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced April 11.

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Two people from Beaumont and one from Houston pleaded guilty in the Southern District of Florida in connection with their participation in a $4.4 million dollar federal prison sentencing reduction scheme March 30.

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Car enthusiasts unite as the world famous Mecum Car Auction comes to Houston from Thursday, April 6 – Saturday, April 8 at NRG Arena.

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Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced March 7 that four individuals have been arrested following a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney's Office spokesperson Davilyn Walston said in a release.

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Emergency responders in Orange rescued a 62-year-old man who jumped from the Sabine River Bridge and survived on March 7, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD)

According to Captain W. K. Longlois, officers with OPD responded to the bridge at 2:23 p.m. after receiving a report that a person had been seen jumping from the bridge into the Sabine River below.

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Acting United States Attorney Brit Featherston announced Feb. 23 that four Southeast Texas men have been charged in a federal robbery conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas.

According to complaints filed in federal court, Micah Ledell Johnson, 37, of Humble; Darrell Paul Williams, 36, of Beaumont; Gerrick Leon Wade, 36, of Houston; and Eric Ray Johnson, 36, of Houston, are alleged to be involved in a conspiracy to commit interference with commerce by robbery in Beaumont, Corpus Christi and the Houston metro area.

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With appearances on the Grammy Awards, 60 Minutes, and performances at several famed jazz festivals all around the world, Joey Alexander will make his Houston debut Friday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center, presented by Society for the Performing Arts.

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