In this April 6, 2022 photo provided by Texas state Rep. Jeff Leach, Texas death row inmate Melissa Lucio, dressed in white, leads a group of seven Texas lawmakers in prayer in a room at the Mountain View Unit in Gatesville, Texas. The lawmakers visited Lucio to update her about their efforts to stop her April 27 execution. The lawmakers say they are troubled by Lucio’s case and believe her execution should be stopped as there are legitimate questions about whether she is guilty.

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What is the story of Melissa Lucio, and what does her stay of execution mean for her case?

Posted on · Today, a law professor, a filmmaker, and a state representative help us take a closer look at the story of Melissa Lucio, the first Hispanic woman sentenced to death in Texas – and who today, in breaking news, was granted a stay of execution.

Performing Arts Houston will present DIAVOLO in "Trajectoire" on October 14-15, 2022 at Jones Hall.

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The rebirth of Society for the Performing Arts as Performing Arts Houston, Plus the Future of Space Flight

Posted on · Today, we celebrate the anniversary of the first human space flight. And, right here on earth – in our own city – it’s a new era for the organization formerly known as Society for the Performing Arts.

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