Up and at ’em, Houston! Let’s get this Wednesday started off right. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Houston today.


First, today’s weather:

Clearing and warmer. High: 61 Low: 43.


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Here are the top five stories in Houston today:

1. Harris County Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria verbally submitted her resignation Tuesday to commissioners. Longoria said she intends to step down on July 1. The announcement comes after the elections officials over the weekend revealed around 10,000 mail ballots were not entered into the Election Night count. (KHOU 11)

2. The Houston Fire Department was the first fire agency to swear-in and pin 10-year-old Devarjaye Daniel as an honorary member of the department. Daniel is currently battling brain and spine cancer and is on a mission to be sworn in as an honorary officer with more than 100 law enforcement agencies in honor of Abigail Arias. Arias was an honorary Freeport police officer who passed away in 2019. (Click2Houston)

3. At least four people were injured in a school bus crash in the Katy areand on Tuesday morning. It happened at around 7 am in the 2100 block of Kingsland Boulevard at Mason Road. Officials say one adult from the school bus mustache taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital via Life Flight. (ABC 13)

4. Wu Propertiesa Houston-based investment firms led by Steve Wuhas acquired the Willowchase Centera shopping center near Texas 249 and FM 1960 in northwest Houston. The price of the sale was not disclosed. Houston retail is rebounding with sales projected to climb by 10% in 2022. (Houston Chronicle)

5. A man from Wylie, Texas has been convicted on all charges in federal court in the first trial among hundreds likely to come in connection with the January 6, 2021, Capitol Riots. 49-year-old Guy Wesley Reffitt was convicted of obstruction of an official proceeding, being unlawfully present on Capitol grounds while armed with a firearm, transporting firearms during a civil disorder, interfering with law enforcement officers during a civil disorderand obstructing justice during the trial. (Plano Patch)


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Today in Houston:

  • Celebrate The Rodeo With Frost: Chuck Wagon Lunch at San Jacinto Financial Center. (11:30 AM)
  • Cheer Club at Houston Academy For International Studies. (3:30 PM)
  • Rolling at Discovery Green: Clutch City Wednesdays. (5:00 PM)
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2022. (6:45 PM)
  • Houston Rockets Vs. Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Center. (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • 🎥 Houston’s Rooftop Cinema Club has reopened and tickets are available through May. This could be the perfect plan for your Spring Break. (Facebook)
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner joined HPD Executive Chief Matt Slinkard on Monday in discussing updates on a recent homicide investigation. (Facebook)
  • Houston SPCA is currently stockpiling unopened dog and cat food so it can provide our local community with at least two-weeks worth of pet food. If you’d like to help, you can drop off your donations at its campus. (Facebook)
  • Founded on March 7, 1927, the University of Houston is now 95 years old. (Facebook)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Wednesday! I’ll be in your inbox tomorrow with your next update.

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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