Houston, Oklahoma City tied 2-2 heading to game 5

BOTTOM LINE: The Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Houston Rockets for game five of the Western Conference first round with the series tied 2-2. The Thunder won the previous matchup 117-114. Dennis Schroder scored 30 points to help lead Oklahoma City to the win and James Harden recorded 32 points in defeat for Houston.

Houston coronavirus updates: Texas sees nearly 3K new cases

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Woman shares cards of kindness with travelers at Houston airport during pandemic

This random act of kindness project started three years ago. Knight and her son Parker write uplifting messages for people they’ve never met and may never see again. More than 25,000 have been written so far, including one for pilot Michael Jones.

Houston lands commitment from power forward Robbie Armbrester

Armbrester continued about he decision, “We both think it’s a great fit for my playing style and development. I am aware of Coach (Kelvin) Sampson’s experience in the NBA and I am looking forward to a great off the court relationship with the staff as well.”

Report: Houston Rockets will not match Mavericks’ Chandler Parsons’ offer, he’s Dallas bound

Dallas now has a very interesting and dangerous roster — Monta Ellis at the two, Parsons at the three, Nowitzki at the four and Tyson Chandler at the five. There are questions about Raymond Felton at the point and if he can bounce back after an ugly season with the Knicks (the solid Devin Harris […]

Houston Zoo welcomes three baby bongos

An adult female named Penelope gave birth on July 21 to a male. Bernadette had a female calf on July 29. The last came to Lily, who gave birth to a male bongo on Aug. 15, according to the release.

Suspect Houston Serial Killer Jose Gilberto Rodriguez Caught Following Police Car Chase

Following the discovery of Barrow’s body, Steve Stagner, CEO of Mattress Firm, said: “We’re deeply saddened to learn that one of our team members was found deceased at a store in Houston. We send our sincere condolences to this team member’s family, friends and loved ones.”

Houston Serial Killer? Jose Gilberto Rodriguez Cut Off Ankle Monitor Before Crime Spree

When asked why the suspect targeted two separate mattress store employees, Acevedo added “we don’t care” and that capturing the suspect is all that currently matters with regards to the investigation.

Students at multiple Houston-area school districts head back to class

Channelview ISD, Galena Park ISD, Goose Creek CISD, Houston ISD and Sheldon ISD start online classes only today. Conroe, Crosby, Cypress-Fairbanks, Katy, Klein, La Porte, Liberty, New Caney and Tomball ISDs begin in-person classes today.

US orders closure of Chinese consulate in Houston

Ortagus’s statement earlier Wednesday said, “The United States will not tolerate the PRC’s (People Republic of China) violations of our sovereignty and intimidation of our people, just as we have not tolerated the PRC’s unfair trade practices, theft of American jobs, and other egregious behavior. President Trump insists on fairness and reciprocity in US-China relations.”