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February 04, 2016


  • Local Newstalk: Chief Charles McClelland retiring; HISD hosts bond updates; Sunnyside crime causes concern
  • National: Obama takes action to advance equal pay; Teacher effectiveness gaps hurt minorities
  • African-American History Month: Black history events; PBS celebrates Black history
  • Center Fold: Black Political Leadership Game; Here are the Houston political players
  • 100-year-old Franklin Beauty School saluted; Activist, professor Holly Hogrobrooks dies; TSU names new police chief, assistant VP
  • UH honors Leslie Smith; Memorial Hermann opens third clinic
  • Pro & College Sports: Defense key in Super Bowl 50
  • High School Sports: Wheatley’s Nygil Carr has priorities in order
  • Top Events: Jack & Jill Beautillion Ball; CAMAC 30th Anniversary Celebration; 100 Black Men Casino Couture

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