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DeAndre Arnold.

A black teen was told he couldn’t walk in his upcoming graduation unless he cuts his dreadlocks

DeAndre Arnold, a senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Texas, is fighting to change his school district's dress code.
There's a vaping panic in the US.

The vaping panic is looking eerily like the start of a new drug war

Media malpractice and political opportunism recklessly panicked the public. New prohibitions are already producing drug-war-like results.
Hooded vultures wait for scraps of meat at Bissau's main slaughter house on November 26, 2019. - Tens of thousands of Hooded Vultures flock to the city of Bissau to in search of food left behind in heaps of garbage or around market areas.

Vultures are taking over a Customs and Border Protection radio tower and disrupting communications by dropping too many feces

A CBP spokesperson described the 'terrifying and dangerous' environment created by the vultures that drop prey and feces from as high as 300 feet.

Prosecutors say a Texas woman pretended to be pregnant at the same time as her best friend, then kidnapped her newborn and tried to pass it off as her...

Magen Fieramusca is charged with kidnapping and evidence tampering. Police say she abducted her friend's baby and tried to pass it off as her own.
Ben Caballero sold $2.2 billion worth of homes in 2018.

A day in the life of the top real-estate broker in the US, who sold $2.2 billion worth of homes in 2018, wakes up at 5 a.m. every day, and works out w...

Ben Caballero is the top real-estate agent in the US. He wakes up at 5:00 a.m. every day and works out three times a week with his trainer.
Julián Castro.

Julián Castro ran for president in 2020. Here’s everything we know about the candidate and his platform.

Castro, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 to 2017, dropped out of the presidential primary on January 2.
Authorities at the cul-de-sac where Phillipa Ashford lived and was shot.

A Texas woman was shot dead a minute after midnight on New Year’s Day by what police say was a stray bullet fired to celebrate the start of 2020...

Philippa Ashford, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot at 12:01 a.m. outside her home in Houston on Wednesday.
I've adapted to city life, but also life in the country's biggest tech hub, since moving from a Texas suburb to San Francisco two years ago.

I moved from the Texas suburbs to the biggest tech hub in America. Here are the 11 things that surprised me most.

Bay Area weather, a high cost of living, and tech's prevalence are some of the things about America's biggest tech hub that I've had to adjust to.
Elon Musk and SpaceX are developing a steel Mars rocket system called Starship.

Elon Musk says SpaceX hopes to launch Starship for the first time within ‘2 to 3 months.’ But the ship may be just one of 20 different pro...

Musk tweeted the news of Starship's first planned flight just a month after the first prototype burst and shot its top hundreds of feet into the air.
A Texas state trooper (left) dives to avoid the oncoming truck in Lubbock County.

A local news photographer was filming a car accident when an 18-wheel truck lost control and slammed into the scene

The truck hits two vehicles before jackknifing and landing on a pickup before sliding and finally coming to a halt.