Houston at a Breaking Point, Tx Lawmakers Promise Funding, Dallas Shelters on Hold: Your Wednesday Morning Roundup

Good morning. Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day. ☁️ D-FW weather: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent for scattered showers. Low: 71 degrees. High: 87 degrees. Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here. Houston at a breaking point after days of nonstop rain, rescues The Houston area saw a merciful slowdown in rainfall Tuesday, but the respite came too late for a region battered by Harvey and about to hit a breaking point. About 9,000 refugees packed into the Houston convention center, nearly double the shelter’s intended capacity. Police and fire officials said they had… Read More

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Texas Tech’s New Quarterback Can Restore Your Furniture, but Can He Restore Red Raiders?

This Story is About… Tom Fox/Staff Photographer Texas Tech quarterback Nic Shimonek throws during passing drills with the team in Lubbock, Texas, Wednesday, August 2, 2017. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) LUBBOCK — To be sure, small-town Texas kid Nic Shimonek didn’t find his field of dreams in Iowa. After starting at quarterback all four seasons at tiny Mildred High School, just southeast of Corsicana, he was forced to sit out what was supposed to be his freshman season at the University of Iowa in 2013 because the Hawkeyes already had their fill of experienced quarterbacks more familiar with their offensive system. No big deal. Happens all the time in… Read More

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Dallas Stars Become First Team to Publicly Oppose Texas Bathroom Bill

AUSTIN — The Dallas Stars have become the first professional sports franchise to publicly oppose the Texas “bathroom bill.” “The Dallas Stars stands strongly opposed to any legislation perceived as discriminatory, including proposed bathroom legislation,” President James R. Lites said Wednesday. “Dallas welcomes all, and we welcome all.” Lites also referred to the NHL draft, which is scheduled to take place in Dallas next year despite objections from LGBT rights organizations: “We are proud of our home and want every visitor to feel safe at home here, too, and that’s why we oppose this discriminatory bathroom legislation.” While Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has criticized the bill, Lites is the… Read More

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