Happy Thursday, neighbors! Let’s get you all caught up on what’s happening locally to start today off on an informed note.


First, today’s weather:

Partly sunny and warmer. High: 73 Low: 53.


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Here are the top five stories in Houston today:

1. Houstonians are experiencing sticker shock at the pump as gas prices spike due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “That is crazy just to ask somebody to borrow $ 50 just so I can get to work for the week,” local resident Florence Tyler said. Residents are struggling to afford gas money to get to work and also beginning to limit activities and travel. (ABC 13)

2. A 14-year-old girl is the latest victim in a string of violence impacting children in the Houston area. AND drive-by shooter fired into her family’s apartment he Westview near Gessner in west Houston Tuesday night. The victim was shot in the stomach in her sleep. She is expected to survive. (ABC 13)

3. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner agreed Tuesday in a statement with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s finding that the state’s General Land Office (GLO) discriminated against communities of color when denying flood mitigation funding to Houston and Harris County. The HUD wrote, “The Department finds that the design and operation of the Competition discriminated on the basis of race and national origin.” (City of Houston)

4. Online giant TripAdvisor has released a list of highest-rate cheap eats in Houston based on reviews from travelers from around the world. On the list is 8th Wonder Brewery, Pho Saigon, Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine, Luigi’s Pizzeria, Central Texas Bar-BQ and Tiger Den. (CW 39 Houston)

5. Houston-based Perry Homes has announced Todd Chachere as its new CEO. He has been the company’s president and chief operating officer since 2020. Chachere started at Perry Homes in 1995 as an assistant development manager and has overseen expansion in all four major markets in Texas. (CultureMap Houston)


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Today in Houston:

  • American Red Cross Instructor Training at Nation’s Best CPR Houston. (10:00 AM)
  • HAIS Theater Collective at Houston Academy for International Studies. (3:30 PM)
  • “The Spartan Regime and Its Classical Critics” With Sue Collins at Honors Commons, MD Anderson Library. (5:00 PM)
  • Pilates at Discovery Green. Presented By The JW Couch Foundation. (6:30 PM)
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2022. (6:45 PM)

From my notebook:

  • He International Women’s Day, Houston Police Department celebrated women in uniform, including Officer Amber Khan. Officer Khan appeared on NTV Houston’s Good Morning Houston. (Facebook)
  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Teen Council is accepting new member applications for the 2022–2023 school year. High school students in grades 10–12 are invited to submit applications to join this collaborative group of young arts enthusiasts. (Facebook)
  • Houston Independent School District leaders are excited to share the vision for the future of HISD through its new, five-year strategic plan. (Facebook)

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You’re all caught up for today. I’ll see you around!

Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

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