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January 28, 2016


  • UH-Downtown MBA program grows; UT Austin names new CFO
  • Local Newstalk: Gene Locke replaces El Franco Lee; Turner names transition team
  • National: Changes for U.S. juvenile offenders; Black leaders request meeting with academy
  • Entertainment: Image Awards air live on Feb. 5
  • Center Fold: Mayor and City Council-How to fix a city problem; Houston’s Leadership; Call 311 for help, info; FAQ
  • Beautillion Ball presented by Jack and Jill
  • Opinion: Tuning out: Why I will not watch the Oscars
  • Pro & College Sports: Mike Davis and TSU basketball keep winning
  • High School Sports: Davis serves as court general for Tigers
  • Top Events: George Foreman Tribute Dinner; Black Chamber Installation; Houston Cares Honors Heroes

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