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From Texas Standard:

Tuesday was a late night for political junkies, and residents of Georgia's 6th Congressional District, who were voting to decide on a new member of Congress. CNN called the race just after midnight. There will be a June runoff between Democrat Jon Ossoff – who won just under 50 percent of the vote – and Republican Karen Handel. The special election had pitted Ossoff against 11 Republicans.

Houston Police Shot 40 Unarmed Individuals Since 2010

Jan 3, 2017

From Texas Standard:

Statistics of officer-involved shootings are scarce in Texas. But the investigations team at the Houston Chronicle has been examining the city's police force to get a handle on the numbers.

Sting of a Music Gear Theft Ring Lands 130 in Jail

Jul 1, 2016

From Texas Standard:

The Texas Capital claims to be the "live music capital of the world" but another Texas city might be able to lay claim to the "stolen music gear capital of the world."

Kyle "Trigger" Coroneos,  editor of the website Saving Country Music, says over the past few years he'd heard a lot of stories from artists and bands saying their gear was stolen, seeming like an "epidemic" of thefts.

"It became so rampant, it was like, What's going on here?" he says. "There must be some underlying issue to it."

 


When you think of the sound of Houston, you might think of country and western music. Maybe you've heard of bluesmen like Johnny Copeland and Albert Collins or gospel stars like Yolanda Adams. Or, you know, Beyoncé?

Houston Drops Glass Recycling Pickup

May 23, 2016

The Houston City Council voted to stop curbside glass recycling because the city’s waste contractor says it costs too much. Yet, glass recycling companies say there’s a high demand for recycled glass. Florian Martin of Here & Now contributor Houston Public Media takes a look at the recycling recovery process and why Houston and other cities are dropping glass from curbside recycling.

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