Posted on · Star gymnast Simone Biles is set to return for the balance beam event. Over the weekend, some athletes had a chance to reach the podium but fell short. Still, the U.S. leads the medal count at 64. China is hard on its heels with 62 medals, 29 of which are gold.
Posted on · Gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee serves as our Track And Field guide as competitive events ramp up this weekend in Tokyo
Posted on · We revisit our conversation with Sugar Land Olympian Simone Manuel about her career and her mission to encourage more minorities to take up competitive swimming.
Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn the frustrations attorneys are facing reuniting migrant parents with their children who’ve been separated at the border as the government deadline quickly approaches. We discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories. Then, in the wake of Harvey, Houston homeowners face a pivotal decision: should they stay or go? And Sugar Land swimmer Simone Manuel was named the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year.
Posted on · At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Sugar Land’s Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming. She talks with Houston Matters about her career and her mission to encourage more minorities to take up competitive swimming.
Posted on · (Above: San Antonio Councilmembers Shirley Gonzales, Alan Warrick, Ana Sandoval, Roberto Trevino, and Rey Saldana attend a small rally outside San Antonio City Hall just hours before the city filed suit against the state over SB 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities” ban. Photo: Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio) The cities of San Antonio and […]
Posted on · This year there will be 15 floats, 14 high flying balloons, eight marching bands and some new features for the event.
Posted on · U.S. competitors won the most medals of any country in the Rio Olympics, and Texas athletes helped make that happen. Houston can lay claim to two of the most beloved Olympians this year -- Simone Biles and Simone Manuel.
Posted on · As he does most Mondays, Jeff Balke joins us to discuss developments in Houston sports. Today, we discuss the Astros’ strong week (and anemic weekend) and we preview the ‘Stros’ interleague matchup against the Cardinals. It’s the Redbirds’ first visit to Minute Maid Park in three years, and the first since the hacking scandal. We […]
Posted on · In the women's 100-meter freestyle final, two swimmers touched the wall in the same instant. Simone Manuel also made U.S. history.
Posted on · The Summer Olympic Games begin August 5, and Sugar Land native Simone Manuel will be there. For Manuel, making the Olympics as a 19-year old is not surprising. Making the Olympic team as an African-American is.