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Brittney Griner sends letter to President Biden pleading for his help

Houston Chron.com 7/4 5:06P By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball
Brittney Griner has made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she might never return home and asking that he not “forget about me and the other American Detainees.”...

Some Texans are struggling to get in the Fourth of July spirit

Houston Chron.com 7/4 9:05A Jorge A. Vela, Laredo morning Ti
With the revocation of Roe v. Wade—pretty much putting abortion on the chopping block in Texas and many states around the country—and other policy changes that are affecting the communities of women, LGBTQIA+ and even migrants, many locals have...

Pena hits winning homer, Astros strike out 20 to sweep Angels

cw39.com 7/3 6:27P The Associated Press
HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Trout watched as a low sinker grazed the outside corner of the strike zone in the third inning Sunday, rung up once again in a weekend filled with strikeouts. Before trudging back to the dugout he made a face that seemed to...

2 teenagers killed, 1 man wounded in Houston-area shooting

cw39.com 7/3 6:17P The Associated Press
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say two teenagers were killed and one man was injured in a shooting at Houston-area apartment complex. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter early Saturday that deputies responded to reports of a shooting in...

Biden proposal would allow offshore drilling up to 11 sales

Houston Chron.com 7/3 10:52A By JANET McCONNAUGHEY and MATTHE
The proposal brought immediate backlash from both environmentalists, who accused Biden of betraying the climate cause, and oil industry officials and allies, who said it would do little to help counter high energy prices.

10 rescued sea turtles released off of Cape Cod

Fort Bend Herald (News) 7/3 4:35A AP
Ten endangered sea turtles rescued from cold waters last year have been returned to the waters off New England. The New England Aquarium says it released the animals last week on Cape Cod. The turtles were all found washed ashore…

Texas Supreme Court green lights enforcement of 1920s abortion laws

Houston Chron.com 7/2 12:31P Michael Murney
The high court’s order comes after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton challenged a Houston judge’s temporary restraining order, which blocked Texas prosecutors from immediately charging abortion providers based on state statutes from 1925.
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