Houston News Feed

Boomer Esiason: ‘Door Is Wide Open For The Minnesota Vikings’
By DJ Sixsmith Carson Wentz’s torn ACL changes everything in the NFC. Last week, the Philadelphia Eagles were a trendy to pick to represent the conference in the Super Bowl. Now, many wonder if Philly can win a playoff game with Nick Foles at the helm. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings are trying to become the first team in NFL history to host the Super Bowl on their home field and the New Orleans Saints are looking to get back to the championship game for the first time since 2009. There’s certainly a lot to talk about when it comes to the NFC playoff picture. CBS Local Sports caught up with Inside the NFL analyst and former NFL MVP Boomer Esiason to discuss the impact on Wentz’s injury on the Eagles, why he likes the Vikings and how Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers could dictate who represents the NFC in the Super Bowl. Esiason, along with Ray Lewis, Phil Simms and James Brown break down this and other NFL storylines all season long each Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime’s Inside The NFL. CBS Local Sports: What will be the biggest ripple effect of the Carson Wentz knee injury? Boomer Esiason: The ... read more
Published on 12-12-2017
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LIVE: University of Houston to introduce new athletics director
Officials at the University of Houston will introduce Chris Pezman, the school's new athletics director, during a news conference Tuesday.Pezman, who served as the assistant athletics director for football operations at UH during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, comes back to Houston after spending four years as senior associate athletics director at the University of California, Berkeley. Pezman also worked with NRG Park for a decade.In 1992, Pezman served as the captain of the UH football team.Pezman takes over after the departure of Hunter Yurachek, who left for the University of Arkansas.Tuesday's news conference is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. ... read more
Published on 12-12-2017
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New York medical device maker picks Atlanta over Houston for headquarters
atlanta-skyline*100xx2649-2649-676-0.jpg“We are going from startup to growth company." bizj_houston?d=yIl2AUoC8zA bizj_houston?i=goI7LBvj6-Y:sqIFvvYp6FI:V_sGLiPBpWU bizj_houston?i=goI7LBvj6-Y:sqIFvvYp6FI:F7zBnMyn0Lo bizj_houston?d=qj6IDK7rITs ... read more
Published on 12-12-2017
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Houston NHL expansion team dreams delayed after Seattle files application
The possibility of a National Hockey League expansion team coming to Houston took a hit last week with the announcement that Seattle will be filing an expansion application. However, hockey still has a chance to come to Houston.The news doesn't completely derail Houston's chance to get an NHL team because a current team struggling financially could relocate from another city. But it does temporarily delay any effort by Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta, who has recently expressed interest in a professional hockey team playing at Toyota Center, in bringing an expansion NHL team to Houston.The league currently has 31 teams after expanding to add the Las Vegas Golden Knights for the 2017-18 season, and the NHL appears to want to add one more expansion team to get to an even-numbered 32 teams.The on- and off-ice success of the Vegas team is leading to the fast-tracking of adding that 32nd team, and Seattle now has the inside track on Houston.Here are some things to know: Why Seattle? The city recently greenlit hundreds of millions of dollars to renovate the old KeyArena, where the former NBA team Seattle SuperSonics used to play. The NHL invited the Seattle ownership group, which includes billionaire investment ... read more
Published on 12-12-2017
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LIVE: Hurricane Harvey victims to ask Houston Mayor Turner for housing help
Several groups are urging Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to do more to help people seeking safe and affordable housing after Harvey.Hurricane Harvey survivors, as well as members of the Texas Organizing Project, FIEL Houston, SEIU Texas and other allies are speaking at Houston City Hall about this issue. "Hurricane Harvey damaged tens of thousands of apartments and homes, and the lack of funding has stalled the repairs leaving tenants and homeowners stuck in moldy homes with torn out walls and infestations," a press release about the event read. "... Directly impacted people will ask their elected officials to sign the contract with the General Land Office and fight for Disaster Section 8 to help offset rising rents." ... read more
Published on 12-12-2017
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Man killed in accidental shooting
The shooting call was placed shortly after 9 a.m.hcso_1513097825277_11926049_ver1.0.jpg fblike20.png googleplus20.png pinterest20.png twitter20.png email20.png rss20.png   ... read more
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Former Houston councilman Peter Brown has died
inmemorium*100xx345-345-75-0.jpgFormer Houston city councilman and mayoral candidate Peter Brown has died, according to multiple reports. He was 81 years old. His son Chris Brown is the city’s controller and issued a statement on Twitter that stated his father had died “after a long battle with cancer” and asked for privacy for the family, according to Houston Public Media and the Houston Chronicle.  Peter Brown was born and raised in Houston and attended the University of Houston, according to Texas Southern University… bizj_houston?d=yIl2AUoC8zA bizj_houston?i=_xJhLCyKRNQ:JJZqkTJ9Mx8:V_sGLiPBpWU bizj_houston?i=_xJhLCyKRNQ:JJZqkTJ9Mx8:F7zBnMyn0Lo bizj_houston?d=qj6IDK7rITs ... read more
Published on 12-12-2017
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Houston PE firm invests $300M to launch Fort Worth company
silverbackyoung*100xx4016-4016-0-248.jpgThe new company is planning to buy and manage properties in the Permian Basin. bizj_houston?d=yIl2AUoC8zA bizj_houston?i=8DCKxnQzNgw:eGXkTI7pje8:V_sGLiPBpWU bizj_houston?i=8DCKxnQzNgw:eGXkTI7pje8:F7zBnMyn0Lo bizj_houston?d=qj6IDK7rITs ... read more
Published on 12-12-2017
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11-year-old boy missing
According to HPD, 11-year-old Sincere Mobbs, was last seen Dec. 10.missing%20boy_1513098542022_11926052_ver1.0.jpg fblike20.png googleplus20.png pinterest20.png twitter20.png email20.png rss20.png   ... read more
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Tom Savage: “Nobody Cares More About His Players Than (O’Brien)”
HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage left Sunday’s 26-16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers with a concussion but returned to the field after sustaining the concussion and passing the first set of tests from the training staff and independent neurologist.  He left the game after the Texans next series and was diagnosed with a concussion. Texans head coach Bill O’Brien answered questions after the game and again on Monday as to why Savage was allowed back into the game after the big hit. O’Brien explained how those situations proceed with the training staff, removing himself from the decision to let him continue to play. Those comments received backlash for the fourth year head coach, but the quarterback that the concern is for came to his defense Monday on Twitter. I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers, I’m doing fine. Even though I cannot speak to media due to the protocol I will say this, nobody cares more about his players than OB. https://t.co/kdEg2n7ih5 — Tom Savage (@TomSavage03) December 11, 2017 “I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers, I’m doing fine. Even though I cannot speak to media due to the protocol I will say this, ... read more
Published on 12-12-2017
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Mad Radio Video: The California Bros Defend House Partying
Some things in life are important. So important that you decide to stand up to the government trying to shut down something you believe in.  That is where these two bros in Southern California are coming from.  When the Los Angeles City Council wanted to ban House Parties, these two guys who would never cross paths otherwise (one a surfer, the other a boogie boarder) defend why House Partying is so important to their development as human beings. Video of the year by far! Omg pic.twitter.com/B4Cjds8mOc — Bob Menery (@BobMenery) December 7, 2017 The second defense. There's a SECOND bro I'm crying 😂pic.twitter.com/ZTNPt7iSaO — Monica Chon (@MonicaChon) December 7, 2017 They aren’t wrong. Not being able to bench 135-pounds is a rough spot for a young teenager. ... read more
Published on 12-12-2017
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Jailed rape victim who inspired Jenny’s Law sues local hospital
A rape victim, who was jailed during a trial to ensure her testimony, is filing a new lawsuit against Saint Joseph's Medical Center and the doctor who examined her.The woman we call "Jenny" accused the hospital of conspiring with Harris County prosecutors when she was put in jail after failing to give testimony on the witness stand about her attack.READ: Sheila Jackson Lee to call on attorney general to open federal investigation into jailed rape victimFormer District Attorney Devon Anderson said at the time that Jenny's prosecutor, Nick Socias, tried to find a mental health care facility for her, but overcrowding made jail the only option. According to court documents, Anderson stated that Jenny did not "receive proper care in the Harris County jail," and "the system broke down in the jail."READ: Prosecutor who handled jailed rape victim case, 36 others, fired by new DA Kim OggAfter Jenny suffered a breakdown, she was hospitalized, but prosecutors got a judge to order her to be held in jail over Christmas so she would return to testify.Jenny was beaten up in jail, punched by a guard and some jail staff thought she was a rapist and not a victim, her family ... read more
Published on 12-12-2017
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Man killed in apparent accidental shooting at Cypress gun range, deputies say
A man died Tuesday after being accidentally shot at a gun range in Cypress, according to Harris County deputies.The shooting was reported at 9:13 a.m. at the Hot Wells Shooting Range near the intersection of Northwest Freeway and Barker Cypress Road. UPDATE: A man has died after an apparent accidental shooting at Hot Wells Shooting Range (24815 NW Fwy). Investigation is ongoing. #hounews pic.twitter.com/lSCIynkWzr-- HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) December 12, 2017 Investigators said the 36-year-old man was walking across the parking lot when he was shot. According to deputies, an employee in his 20s, was inside the range working on a hunting rifle when it went off. A bullet went through the wall off a small range house and hit the victim, deputies said. The man was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he died. Video from Sky 2 showed investigators had blocked off the parking lot where they were looking at a rifle case and a pair of boots near a building. Homicide will investigate to determine if the shooting was due to a malfunction or human error. ... read more
Published on 12-12-2017
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The Best Of Mad Radio 12-12
Today on Mad Radio: Are O’Brien’s days in Houston numbered? Are people thirsty for takes about concussions, AJB and Jalen Ramsey speak, TrainWreck Tuesday, Dallas Keuchel’s exit plan, LeBron to Houston and more. Mad Radio discusses the Rockets hot start and if this is just setting Houston up for another disappointment or if Chris Paul makes things different. Amidst the drama surrounding Tom Savage’s concussion Bill O’Brien’s future with the Texans remains a topic locally and in the rumor mill. There’s a strong chance that 2018 will be Dallas Keuchel’s last year with the Astros, which is something that comes with the territory of having young players and winning championships. Plus, reports are surfacing that the team is already eyeing other big-name pitchers, which Mad Radio takes a look at. The Rockets are playing the best basketball in the NBA and NBA Insiders are starting to say that LeBron to Houston is a real possibility. Mad Radio reacts and discusses if they believe the hype and what it would mean for the city and LeBron’s legacy. TrainWreck Tuesday 12/12: AJ Bouye, Jalen Ramsey, DJ Swearinger And Bill O’Brien Sound Off Bill O’Brien’s future might be uncertain according to some, but ... read more
Published on 12-12-2017
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Houston Astros owner obtains $19M hotel construction loan in Palm Beach
the-forum*100xx1200-1200-300-0.jpgA company headed by Jim Crane, owner of the Houston Astros, obtained an $18.72 million construction loan for a hotel project in West Palm Beach. The Woodlands-based Woodforest National Bank awarded the loan to Houston-based WPB Dugout Hotel LLC, managed by Crane. It covers the 0.72-acre site at 1675 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. HFF worked on behalf of the borrowers to secure the loan. Westmont Hospitality Group will manage the hotel, which is expected to open mid-year 2018, according to a statement.… bizj_houston?d=yIl2AUoC8zA bizj_houston?i=CdwaBTmjLPc:C_1GwyRUkLc:V_sGLiPBpWU bizj_houston?i=CdwaBTmjLPc:C_1GwyRUkLc:F7zBnMyn0Lo bizj_houston?d=qj6IDK7rITs ... read more
Published on 12-12-2017
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