Friday, February 17, 2017

Romo Headed To Houston Texans Next Season?


Tony Romo will have a new football home in 2017, it's only a matter of where and when. Whether he's released or traded by the Dallas Cowboys, it's clear Romo and his $24.7 million cap hit for next season are no longer a fit for the only NFL team he's known. But Romo would plug in nicely to a lot of other lineups around the league.

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The Houston Texans is a potentially perfect marriage and, according to an ESPN report, Romo’s top choice. He would join a team that's won the maligned AFC Souththe past two years despite a 9-7 record and woeful quarterback contributions each time. Houston's primary offensive weapons (RB Lamar Miller and WR DeAndre Hopkins) were inhibited by Brock Osweiler's struggles in 2016, which caused coach Bill O'Brien to yank out any hair he had left. But Romo, supported by a defense that ranked first without J.J. Watt, could change all that — though the Texans would need to fortify the pass protection in front of him. Houston's cap situation means Romo would probably have to accept less here than other places, but it does send him to a potential contender.

Source: http://www.khou.com/sports/nfl/texans/where-will-tony-romo-land-next/409329659

Kidnapped Woman Murdered In Front Of Police


The woman killed in front of Travis County deputies by her accused kidnapper in Del Valle Wednesday has been identified.

In a GoFundMe page, family members say 26-year-old Ibeth Aurora Lopez will be missed “more than words can express.” Lopez’s sister-in-laws who said the suspect is the victim’s ex-boyfriend.

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Lopez and the suspect broke up two years ago, the family says, but they say he continued to harass her. Lopez has an 8-year-old daughter, who is not related to the suspect, the victim’s sister-in-law says. Family describe Lopez as a hardworking single mom from Elgin who was working two jobs this past holiday season.

Source: http://kxan.com/2017/02/16/family-says-ex-boyfriend-killed-woman-in-front-of-deputies-in-del-valle/

Amazing Clouds Look Like Human Face


It was an impressive visual display over the skies of Hampton Roads on Wednesday evening.

An impressive cloud formation -- highlighted by the setting sun -- had many snapping photos and wondering just what exactly it is they were witnessing up in the air.

WVEC meteorologist Tim Pandajis says the formation known as a shelf cloud, and it came in as part of a cold front that moved in. Shelf cloud formations typically occur along the leading edge of cold air, in absence of thunderstorms.

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The timing of the day was perfect, too, allowing the clouds to be illuminated in red and orange hues as they rolled across Hampton Roads.

Don't worry, it's not a sign of something ominous; people seeing faces or things out of shapes is a rather common phenomenon called pareidolia.

Source: http://www.khou.com/features/incredible-clouds-blanket-the-sky/408935221

Houston / Harris County To Decriminalize Marijuana


Houston and Harris County are poised to decriminalize low-level possession of marijuana in a sweeping move that puts the area at the forefront of efforts in Texas to halt minor drug arrests that clog jails and courts. District Attorney Kim Ogg announced the new policy Thursday with Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. The policy, set to begin March 1, means that misdemeanor offenders with less than four ounces of marijuana will not be arrested, ticketed or required to appear in court if they agree to take a four-hour drug education class, officials said.

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Ogg said the county has spent $25 million a year for the past 10 years locking up people for having less than 4 ounces of marijuana. She said those resources would be better spent arresting serious criminals such as burglars, robbers and rapists. "We have spent in excess of $250 million, over a quarter-billion dollars, prosecuting a crime that has produced no tangible evidence of improved public safety," she said. "We have disqualified, unnecessarily, thousands of people from greater job, housing and educational opportunities by giving them a criminal record for what is, in effect, a minor law violation."

Source: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/New-policy-to-decriminalize-marijuana-in-Harris-10935947.php