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Shakespeare in the Streets canceled for Sunday night

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HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-17 20:15:00

Republicans try to pressure McCaskill, other Dems, on healthcare reform

WASHINGTON Republicans are trying to put pressure on Senate Democrats to support a new version of GOP healthcare reform by arguing that some states, like Missouri, would benefit from a re-allocation of federal Medicaid funding under a block-grant proposal in the bill. McCaskill, D-Mo., was alluded t

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-19 22:10:00

Hawley, Madigan criticize Equifax in letter signed by other state attorneys general

JEFFERSON CITY The attorneys general for Missouri and Illinois have signed onto a letter criticizing Equifax for its handling of a data security breach that has potentially exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, and Illinois Attorney Genera

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-19 22:00:00

PHOTOS: A trip to Ohio and Kentucky

The Houston Herald's Doug Davison and his wife Wendy took a trip that included staying with friends in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Smiths Grove, Ky., and renting a small home on Wood Creek Lake, Ky., where friends also stayed. Along the way they visited the Cincinnati Zoo, Ohio Renaissance Festival, Cumbe

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-19 14:05:00

Ivanka Trump delivers anti-human trafficking speech at UN

Ivanka Trump delivered an anti-human trafficking speech Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly, calling it "the greatest human rights issue of our time." "This is a call for action, a call for global unity," Trump said at a panel event hosted by Great Britain and Northern Ireland, noting tha

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-19 22:54:56

Court upholds St. Louis payroll tax

JEFFERSON CITY A state appeals court turned back a legal challenge to St. Louis' payroll tax Tuesday. In a 27-page decision, the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District sided with an earlier lower court decision that dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the 0.5 percent tax tha

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-19 20:30:00

I-55/70 to be shut down again near I-255 this weekend

COLLINSVILLE Westbound lanes of Interstate 55/70 under Interstate 255 near Collinsville will again be shut down for bridge painting this weekend, beginning at 9 p.m. Friday. Lora Rensing, an official with the Illinois Department of Transportation, said the work wasn't finished during a shutdown las

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-19 16:42:00


QUESTION: Mike Matheny - back next year or not? Why is he so loyal to guys who aren't getting the job done? COMMISH: Mike Matheny will be back next year. He has three more years left on his contract and the organization isn't accustomed to eating that much. He still will have put together six straig

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-19 03:30:00


QUESTION: With the emergence of Weaver and Flaherty and possibly Reyes, is it safe to assume Lance Lynn will not be back? Maybe the Cards can find a real No. 4 hitter with that money saved? COMMISH: Signing Lynn would be about the third priority right now. At No. 1, a top-of-the-line closer would be

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-19 03:30:00

Lions Club fish fry is Sunday

The Houston Lions Club's annual fish fry is Sunday. The event is from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. inside the community building at the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce Fairgrounds. It is the largest fundraiser of the year for the organization. The meal includes fish, French fries, beans, coleslaw, dessert

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-18 16:40:00

Rep. Comstock 'lost that centrist feeling,' Democratic opponent says

Bad karaoke, "Top Gun" references and motorcycles -- a Democrat running for Congress in Virginia put all that and more in his latest campaign video. Dan Helmer, a Democrat running to unseat Rep. Barbara Comstock in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, released his latest campaign video Monday, an

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-19 04:27:50

123 arrested in third day of protests, St. Louis police report

ST. LOUIS Police said Monday afternoon that they made 123 arrests Sunday during protests that followed the acquittal of a former white police officer accused of murdering a black suspect. That update came as police and business owners braced for what many feared would be a fourth straight night of

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-18 23:40:00

Hundreds of students in Kirkwood, U.City and Webster Groves walk out over Stockley verdict

KIRKWOOD Hundreds of students at schools across the St. Louis region walked out of class Monday to protest the racism they saw in the Jason Stockley not-guilty verdict - with varying levels of support from school administrators. More than 110 students walked out of Kirkwood High School; more than 2

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-18 22:00:00

Local State Farm Insurance office to relocate

A Houston insurance firm has purchased commercial property on South Sam Houston Blvd. and plans to begin construction of office quarters. Justin Shelby said last week he has acquired a one-acre tract at Holder Drive and South Sam Houston Blvd. from Sandra Manier and will construct a 3,500 square foo

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-18 17:00:00

$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Spanish Lake

Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Spanish Lake last week has a million-dollar winner on the nightstand, in the glove box or at the bottom of a purse. The ticket was sold at Charlie's Food Mart at 12316 Bellefontaine Road for Saturday's drawing. The ticket matched all five white-ball numbers i

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-18 16:45:00

Photos: Protests Sunday peaceful first, then vandals smash storefronts and police make arrests

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism t

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-18 14:30:00

Retweet doesn't equal endorsement unless you're the President of the United States

A retweet may not always equal an endorsement, but when you're a public officeholder, it certainly can carry a lot of weight. That's what made President Donald Trump's retweet of a GIF Sunday morning that showed him swinging a golf club and appearing to hit Hillary Clinton with a golf ball so stunni

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-18 10:34:02

Big challenges as President Trump heads to UN

President Trump's big challenges at the United Nations, the spotlight on his ambassador and new wrinkles in two big Senate races filled our Sunday trip around the "Inside Politics" table. 1) Refugee policy a big tug-of-war inside team Trump Among the many questions facing the Trump administration at

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-18 10:32:41

More than 80 arrested after protest violence downtown; 'Police owned tonight,' chief says

ST. LOUIS Police made more than 80 arrests downtown Sunday night after violence erupted following hours of peaceful protesting. It marked the third night of violence following the Friday acquittal of former St. Louis Police officer Jason Stockley, charged with murdering a black drug suspect. Around

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Department of Justice won't prosecute Stockley for civil rights violation

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice concluded a year ago that there was insufficient evidence to pursue a separate federal civil rights prosecution of St. Louis police Officer Jason Stockley, who was declared not guilty Friday by a St. Louis judge on state criminal charges in the 2011 shootin

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-17 18:40:00