Houston

Comicpalooza returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston and again will offer the best multi-format pop culture con including J-Fashion, cosplay, film festival, literary conference, a code fest, maker space, Mars Rover rides, video and tabletop gaming, BMX stunt show, professional wrestling, roller derby bouts and so much more.

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Ron Perlman in Hellboy

When asked about planning for Memorial Day Weekend, some say the beach, the lake or barbeque cookouts. All good options, but what about something a little different this year?

Houston’s homegrown Space City Comic Con returns this weekend beginning Friday, May 27, and running through Sunday, May 29, at the NRG Center. It includes gaming, exhibitors plus a plethora of writers, cosplayers, comic writers, voice actors, pro wrestlers and, of course, plenty of famous folk. It’s a pop-culture expo for fans of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, literature and art.

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The Big Texas Beer Fest will come to Houston for the first time Saturday, May 21, at NRG Center (located next to NRG Stadium, south 610 Loop between Fannin and Kirby) from 1-6:30 p.m.

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A Hillister crash between an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck sent a Warren man to a Houston hospital with serious injuries, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports. 

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A police K-9 unit tracked a suspect fleeing police during a traffic stop on March 18, but not before the teen allegedly fired a shot toward pursuing officers, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Gilberto Ruvalcaba

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Gilberto Ruvalcaba, 29, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Ruvalcaba, who is a Sureño 13 gang member, is wanted for parole violation.

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Borneo pygmy elephant (www.worldwildlife.org)

Three U.S. zoos announced a new agreement Jan. 21, 2016, with Borneo-based wildlife organizations to protect the endangered Borneo pygmy elephant. The first partnership of its kind, the effort will provide support for solutions to the frequent and sometimes deadly conflicts between people and elephants on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo.

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Shen Yun Imperial Archers

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops.

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A motorcycle crash in Jefferson County claimed the life of a Houston man Sept. 13, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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