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August 20, 2015


  • Local Newstalk: Senate to conduct jail safety study; Sheriff’s Dept. to review response; County names Early Head Start director
  • National: Julian Bond praised for devotion to equality; Carson’s popularity with Republicans grows
  • Entertainment: ‘Let the Church Say Amen’ premieres on BET
  • Center Fold: Back to School-A guide for parents; Finding success in any grade; Choosing extracurricular activities
  • Junk food ads target minority communities; Anxious? Watch caffeine
  • Opinion: The legacy of Julian Bond
  • Pro & College Sports: Sam Houston Bearkats on verge of greatness
  • High School Sports: HISD football teams to watch this season
  • Top Events: Black Chamber Meet & Greet; Ensemble Theatre Black Tie Gala; Thomas Jones 60th Birthday Bash.

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