Texans’ J.J. Watt has fun with honorary doctorate with coach Bill O’Brien

Texans’ J.J. Watt has fun with honorary doctorate with coach Bill O’Brien

After the Texans’ OTA on Wednesday, coach Bill O’Brien was asked if J.J. Watt would insist on being called “Dr. Watt” since the defensive end received an honorary doctorate degree from Baylor College of Medicine. “He wrote me up a prescription this morning,” O’Brien said. “He told me to take three chill pills a day and call him in the morning. I thought I’ve been more chilled out, but I guess he doesn’t think so.”…

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U.S., China Discussing Deal on ZTE, Agricultural Tariffs

U.S., China Discussing Deal on ZTE, Agricultural Tariffs

The U.S. and China are closing in on a deal that would give China’s ZTE Corp. a reprieve from potentially crippling U.S. sanctions in exchange for Beijing removing tariffs on billions of dollars of U.S. agricultural products, said people in both countries briefed on the deal. The negotiations also would ease roadblocks in China faced by U.S. semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc., whose proposed acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV of the Netherlands has been held up…

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Mom ditched her baby, toddler in a hot, trash-filled apartment after eviction, Texas cops say | Miami Herald

Mom ditched her baby, toddler in a hot, trash-filled apartment after eviction, Texas cops say | Miami Herald

Kerri Rochelle Green was evicted from her Houston apartment in March. Weeks later, on April 23, a manager at the complex made a horrifying discovery when she went into her old unit to make sure it was empty. Green’s two young children had apparently been left inside the hot, trash-filled apartment, according to KPRC. The 2-year-old boy and the 10-month-old girl were each wrapped in several blankets and were found lying in the same crib,…

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As Fair Housing Act Turns 50, Landmark Law Faces Uncertain Future

As Fair Housing Act Turns 50, Landmark Law Faces Uncertain Future

Under the Trump administration, and most Republican White Houses, enforcement of the 1968 anti-discrimination law has weakened. Housing advocates say the constantly changing federal approach has held back progress. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act on April 11, 1968. Fifty years after passage of the Fair Housing Act — a law intended to end housing discrimination and increase homeownership among minorities — key enforcement provisions of it are being dismantled by the federal…

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The Old World Charms of Houston’s Isabella Court

The Old World Charms of Houston’s Isabella Court

Since it opened in 1929, Isabella Court, a three-story Spanish Colonial Revival apartment and retail complex in Midtown, has been a haven for artists, musicians, and other creative types. The building’s bohemian energy emanates from the Old World–style courtyard, a gathering place for residents to enjoy cocktails and conversation. Art dealer Arturo Palacios moved in eight years ago and opened Art Palace on the ground floor. The gallery closed recently, but Palacios, who is starting…

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Local magazine honors Houston’s society queen Lynn Wyatt and other luminaries in new issue

Local magazine honors Houston’s society queen Lynn Wyatt and other luminaries in new issue

Houston’s reigning society queen was recently honored by Houston CityBook magazine. The local publication’s April issue features Houston’s leaders and legends. Courtesy photo Houston CityBook, an independently and locally published, 18-month-old local magazine, has scored a coup, of sorts. Launching a new annual feature about the city’s luminaries, editor-in-chief Jeff Gremillion faced a daunting task: naming the cover celeb for his inaugural “BBVA Compass Presents Leaders & Legends” portrait series. “It had to be Lynn…

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