By Samantha Ketterer Updated 10:01 am CST, Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Police are investigating a wreck on Town Park in Chinatown on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Police are investigating a wreck on Town Park in Chinatown on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Photo: Metro Video Photo: Metro Video Image 1 of / 33 Caption Close Image 1 of 33 Police are investigating a wreck on Town Park in Chinatown on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Police are investigating a wreck on Town Park in Chinatown on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Photo: Metro Video Driver crashes into apartment patio in Chinatown 1 / 33 Back to Gallery A driver crashed into an apartment complex patio in Chinatown Tuesday, according to Metro Video. The … [Read more...] about Driver crashes into apartment patio in Chinatown
The governor has said he wants to use state revenue to replace the money school districts would lose under the 2.5 percent cap, an attempt to reverse their reliance on local dollars.Educators and school advocates have for years called for the state to increase its share of public education dollars. Monty Exter, a spokesman for the Association of Texas Professional Educators, said in theory, Abbott’s plan could be positive.But he said the proposal doesn’t identify how the state would pay for increasing school funding or how much it will put up. He’s concerned about handcuffing schools’ ability to raise local dollars, and the state’s continuing to underfund them, leaving them worse than before.Exter also noted that voters, when given the chance, are approving property tax increases for school funding, as voters in the Dallas, Richardson and Frisco school districts did on Nov. 6.“They are passing a vote to raise taxes locally for their own … [Read more...] about ‘Skyrocketing property taxes’ are a problem for many Texans, but will Gov. Abbott’s plan help?
By Samantha Ketterer Updated 1:56 pm CST, Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Dilan Dalal, 11, carries bags of food at the East Spring Branch Food Pantry Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Houston. The food pantry served at least 1,000 families a Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday morning. The pantry provided a turkey (or chicken), a large bag of produce, and bags of non-perishable food to hundreds of families in need. less Dilan Dalal, 11, carries bags of food at the East Spring Branch Food Pantry Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Houston. The food pantry served at least 1,000 families a Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday morning. The pantry ... more Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 … [Read more...] about For many, Spring Branch food pantry does the ‘heart good’
A South Korean reality show seeks to set up local men with North Korean women as part of an effort to further unify the two countries, Newsweek noted in a report Monday. The show, titled Love Unification: Southern Man, Northern Woman, sets up local South Korean Korean men with female refugees from the North in what producers claim will help increase mutual understanding and inter-Korean relations, as well as an opportunity to move away from the bleak reality of North Korean life. The show often involves the men teaching their match about the differences about life in a wealthy and developed democracy such as South Korea.Some critics reportedly accuse producers of following a trend known as “Defector TV,” where the stories of North Korean escapees are routinely shown on television describing their harrowing experiences of life under the North’s rogue communist regime. They claim that this latest show is misrepresentation, sensationalism, and sexist … [Read more...] about Reality Show Sets Up North Korean Women with South Korean Men
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. will not punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at this time nor cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi.Trump called the killing of Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a "horrible crime" that the U.S. does not condone, but said Saudi Arabia is a "great ally" and canceling billions in arms sales would only benefit China and Russia, which would be glad to step in and make the sales.Trump's decision, announced in a statement released just before he left for the long Thanksgiving weekend in Florida, will disappoint and anger critics who have called for a much firmer rebuke to the kingdom and especially bin Salman.U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that bin Salman, the kingdom's de factor leader, ordered the Oct. 2 killing, according to a U.S. official familiar with the assessment. Others familiar with the case caution that while it's likely that the … [Read more...] about No Saudi Arabia punishment for Jamal Khashoggi killing, Trump says