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September 08, 2016


  • Local Newstalk: Overseer named for struggling Kashmere; Harris Co. jail leads nation in inmate deaths
  • National: NNPA launches Black voter turnout project; Georgetown gives descendants priority admission
  • Entertainment: ‘Southside with You’ looks at Obamas
  • Harris County pays for street improvements
  • Opinion: Voting rights: We’ve got the power
  • Internet Essentials bridges digital divide
  • Center Fold: Food Deserts, Black community lacks quality grocery stores; Hwy288 plan offer Third Ward options
  • Back to school: Set stage for kids’ success; Help your child understand, prepare for tests
  • 10 low-cost business ideas to launch
  • Pro & College Sports: Texans’ Lamar Miller becomes difference maker
  • High School Sports: Worthing’s Robinson-Cox brings heart, leadership
  • Top Events: North Houston Frontiers Club Luncheon; Pastors and Community Summit; Celebrity Basketball Game

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