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Man Crashes Truck into TV Station, Houston Rap Highlighted with Street Signs, And More

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Man crashes truck into Dallas TV station

A man who deliberately crashed a pickup truck into a Dallas TV station has been detained by police. The Associated Press reports the man was described as ‘ranting' as he paced and scattered papers outside.

KDFW, a Dallas Fox affiliate, was on the air with a live newscast during the crash. They report no one was hurt. The suspect has not been identified and a motive has not been determined.

Watch a video of the incident, from KDFW, below.



Houston launches new affordable housing development amid criticism of program

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, third from left, council members, housing officials and developers break ground to new affordable houses in Acres Homes.

The City of Houston broke ground Tuesday on its New Home Development Program. The goal is for the city to build 20 homes per month for low- to moderate-income families.

The director of the city's housing department, Tom McCasland, acknowledged affordable housing wasn't handled properly in the past.


Signs point to Houston’s rap landmarks

Purple street signs with bold lettering popped up around the Bayou City this past weekend. The signs resemble regular traffic signs, but display lyrics from iconic Houston rappers such as Bun B and Travis Scott. They're part of a traveling street art project called "The Rap Quotes" by New York based artist Jay Shells.


A new challenge to family-based immigration

A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office.
A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office.

A new report shows immigrants from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean would be most affected by rules being considered by the Trump administration to restrict family-based immigration.

According to leaked drafts of the policy, the administration is looking to set income limits, so green cards would be harder to obtain for less-affluent legal immigrants, usually coming to the country through a family connection.


Listen to Sylvia Garcia’s full interview with Houston Matters

Democratic State Senator Sylvia Garcia remains the heavy favorite in the contest to succeed retiring Congressman Gene Green. Immigration policy is a critical issue in the majority-Hispanic congressional district, but it's far from Garcia's sole concern.

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