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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner feeding a Galapagos Tortoise

In 2022, the Houston Zoo will celebrate its 100th anniversary by completing the most dramatic transformation in its history. April 5, 2018,the zoo launched its $150 million centennial fundraising campaign and unveiled plans for several new multi-species habitats during an event at the zoo’s historic Reflection Pool.

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The number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide reached 6,244 in 2017 — more than 500 fewer than 2016.

“We’re encouraged by the decrease in dog attacks,” said U.S. Postal Service Safety Director Linda DeCarlo in San Diego, where postal employees suffered 46 attacks — the fifth ranked city in 2017. “The totals are still too high, but we’re confident that with continuing education and dog bite prevention training, along with advancing technology, we can keep more people safe and keep attacks trending downward.”

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Three Houston men have been sentenced to federal prison for violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

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Eric Ray Johnson, 37, and Trashawna Day, 22, of Houston have been sentenced to federal prison for violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown March 21.

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For the first time ever, two celebrity finalists will be joining Dancing with the Stars’ Winter Tour — Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up the Night — on Friday, Feb. 24, at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land, just southwest of Houston.

Season 25 Mirrorball Champion Jordan Fisher, the star of Hamilton and Grease: Live, along with actor/race car driver Frankie Muniz of Agent Cody Banks and Malcolm in the Middle fame will, reprise their incredible Season 25 performances alongside their professional partners Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson. 

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush speaks to the Texas House.

The possibility of a federal government shutdown is threatening to delay a long-awaited Hurricane Harvey disaster relief package, state and local leaders told a legislative committee Thursday.

During a Texas House Committee on Urban Affairs hearing in Houston, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the much-needed federal aid shouldn’t be bogged down by partisan issues.

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Two Houston men were sentenced today in separate cases for their involvement with gas pump skimmers, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Dec. 14.

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John Wayne Stoneham | Photo: Texas DPS

A Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender is now in custody after being captured Thursday in Houston, DPS officials said in a release.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added John Wayne Stoneham, 49, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward of up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture, the department said in a release.

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Police in Nederland have identified and plan to file felony theft charges against a 52-year-old Houston man for stealing an expensive ring from Keith's Custom Jewelry store on Nov. 27, reports Chief Darrell Bush. 

According to a news release from Bush, a man entered the store, located at 2111 Nederland Ave., at 1:36 p.m. and asked to look at a ring. Once the clerk handed him the ring, the subject fled from the store and left the scene in a late model Jeep.

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