Rice DE Padgett, 21, found dead in apartment

Former Rice defensive end Blain Padgett. Photo courtesy of Rice defensive end Blain Padgett was found dead in his apartment on Friday, the school confirmed in a statement. He was 21. No cause of death has been released. According to Houston’s ABC affiliate KTRK-TV, Padgett “apparently died in his sleep.” Padgett missed a workout on […]

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Keller Central High School student dies on backpacking trip in West Texas

John Reid Comita (Source: John Reid Comita Jr./Facebook) FORT DAVIS, TX (KWES) – A Keller Central High School student died during a backpacking trip in West Texas. According to the Star-Telegram, temperatures hovered around 100 degrees when John Reid Comita collapsed while hiking at the Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch in the Fort Davis mountains. The […]

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National Cheat Sheet: Fed leaves rates unchanged, foreign buyers spent $7.5B on US luxury homes in 2017 … & more

Clockwise from top left: L.A.’s Indigo Hotel is on the block for $280 million, Janet Yellen ended her tenure at the Fed, developers submitted a revised design for San Francisco’s fourth-tallest tower, and Clare Newman of Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation plans a $2.5 billion development. Fed leaves interest rates unchanged as Yellen exits As […]

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As AG Ken Paxton fights judge, can Texas foster kids go two years without her remedies?

AUSTIN — Texas shouldn’t have to obey a federal judge’s recent edict on foster care because she misapplied the law and is about to “irreparably harm” the system with about 100 misguided directives, state Attorney General Ken Paxton has argued. But lawyers for 10,700 children in long-term foster care, responding to Paxton in a brief […]

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Wow, a ‘Fixer Upper’ Home for Sale That’s Cheap? A Sneak Peek Inside Reveals Why

realtor.com “Fixer Upper” fans may recall last week’s episode in which Chip and Joanna Gaines renovated a house for a widow who had moved to Waco, TX, to be closer to her two grown sons (see our recap, “New Chapter, New House”). But guess what? This widow is moving on, and out, already! She’s just […]

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