Happy Saturday, Houston! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening today in Houston.

First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and pleasant. High: 75 Low: 47.

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Here are the top five stories in Houston today:

1. A new pickleball court has opened at Eagle’s Trace in the Erickson Senior Living community. At the opening, an experienced pickleball instructor offered informational sessions for any residents who were not yet familiar with the sport. The group of pickleball players is just one of the 100-plus resident-run clubs and activities at Eagle’s Trace. (Houston Patch)

2. Suspected human remains were found in northwest Houston he Friday morning, according to Houston police. Police said a witness found the remains around 10 am near the railroad tracks in the 6200 block of West Little York Road. An investigation is underway. (ABC 13)

3. The Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau he March 17 announced the launch of a digital platform app that will focus on highlighting different Pearland restaurants. The digital food passport allows subscribers to have access to discounts at a list of restaurants in Pearland and gain points for potential prizes. One option is the bureau’s “International Trail” that highlights international restaurants in the area. (Community Impact Newspaper)

4. The city ​​of Houston reached a grim milestone this week with more than 100 homicides recorded so far this year. In early February, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a new $ 44 million crime prevention plan in response to outcry over crime. A spokesperson from Houston police says around 70% of their homicides cases this year have been cleared. (Fox 26 Houston)

5. Residents in northwest Houston say the idea of ​​expanding a landfill near their homes is a “disastrous idea.” The Hawthorn Park Landfill has reportedly been in the area for the past 30 years and its owners are now looking to expand it in an effort to hold more waste. Most of the residents in the Carverdale area are minorities and say they are furious, one neighbor alleges that the landfill has contaminated the soil and crops at his home. (Click2Houston)

Today in Houston:

  • Houston Texans YMCA Hiring Event at Houston Texans YMCA. (10:00 AM)
  • Saint Paddy’s Days at Fielding’s Local. (11:00 AM)
  • Saturdays recycling at Discovery Green Featuring Happy Earth Compost. (11:00 AM)
  • The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl – Houston. (4:00 PM)
  • Soccer: Houston Dynamo vs. Colorado Rapids at PNC Stadium. (7:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Euro Glo & Fit Spa in Kingwood closed down in early February, according to a Facebook post by the business. (Community Impact Newspaper)
  • The Big Woodrow’s building on the corner of Chimney Rock and Fairdale lane was torn down Friday after serving as an icon in the city of Houston for more than 25 years. (Click2Houston)
  • Houston rappers Lil Keke and Slim Thug will headline at the Turkey Leg Hut second annual festival and block party he March 27, the restaurant announced Friday. (Click2Houston)
  • The city of Houston and the Houston police union have entered into a new contract with less transparency for the public. Community organizers say they have asked members of the Turner administration for a public presentation on the police union contract. (Defender Network)
  • Greggo’s Pizza and Subs will open in the first part of April at 2466 FM 1488, Conroeaccording to owner Ryan d’Avignon. The restaurant will sell subs, pizzas, appetizers, salad and beer. (Community Impact Newspaper)

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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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