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January 07, 2016


  • Local Newstalk: Mayor Turner wants opportunity for all; AARP names state president
  • Pickens named VP at TSU
  • National: Obama starts year with gun control plan; Black Press foundation targets human trafficking
  • Sugar may increase risk for breast cancer tumors; Breast cancer risk linked to gum disease
  • Natalie Cole mourned by family, fans
  • Entertainment: Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Will Smith’s wife
  • Center Fold: Remembering Commissioner El Franco Lee; Friends, colleagues pay tribute; Lee leaves rich legacy
  • FBISD seeks small business participation; Make five resolutions for better business
  • Opinion: RushCard empowers people to help manage money
  • Follow tips to keep New Year’s resolutions; Kick off a year of good health
  • Five tips for better financial health in 2016
  • Pro & College Sports: Outstanding defense helps Texans make the playoffs
  • High School Sports: Winners crowned at NRG’s championship weekend
  • Top Events: Voice Your Invisible Wounds Conference; Franklin Beauty School Celebration; Police Officers’ Awards Gala

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