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December 17, 2015


  • Local Newstalk: What’s next for Mayor-elect Turner; TSU prepares for Rudley’s departure; Audrey Lawson remembered for community service
  • National: High school graduation rate hits record high; Black college enrollment decline continues
  • Family flees Boki Haram, graduates from TSU
  • Entertainment: John Boyega breaks out in ‘Star Wars’ sequel
  • Celebrate Kwanzaa Dec. 26-Jan. 1
  • Center Fold: Should you celebrate Christmas? Fact or fiction: Holiday accuracy questioned
  • HISD hires search firm, approves bond funding
  • Opinion: Scalia defends racism from the bench; Congrats Mayor-elect Turner, persistence, patience is the key
  • Pro & College Sports: Astros re-sign reliever Sipp
  • High School Sports: Anderson takes the reins for George Ranch
  • Have a healthy holiday season
  • Top Events: Naomi’s House Grand Opening; Prelude Music Visits Kipp Zenith; Houston Black American Democrats Holiday Christmas Social

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