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Rucks Russell

Detroit Free Press

Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Rucks:

In surprise gift, student pays off grandparents' mortgage

Stefun Darts is a full-time college student who also has a full-time job and runs two non-profit organizations. → Read More

Fifth GOP debate lively among Republican candidates

Ted Cruz, who’s now leading in the polls for the Iowa primary, often chose not to attack Donald Trump → Read More

Disabled man says he was kicked out of Midtown bar

The man believes he was booted out of the Midtown Drinkery on Saturday because of his handicap → Read More

Homeowner upset after man allows dog to poop in neighbors' yards

A homeowner fed up with dog poop in his yard is threatening to send a lot of cow manure to his neighbor's front lawn. → Read More

Houston family remembers uncle killed in California attack

Isaac Amanios was one of 14 people killed in Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. → Read More

Officer gives tips for survival in workplace shootings

One local police officer believes workers who find themselves in an active shooting situation should have a plan in place → Read More

Man charged in death of infant in oven speaks out

"I’m scared,” Malone said. “People in here look at me like I killed a child on purpose.” → Read More

Homeless artist's story teaches UH students valuable lessons

His artwork offers a glimpse into the soul of one man living on the streets. → Read More

Stranger's heroism saves mother, child from dog attack

The mother wants to find and thank the man for standing up for them without a moment to spare. → Read More

Good Samaritans told not to help the homeless

About 20 people rode their bicycles through downtown handing out blankets and gloves to the homeless on Sunday → Read More

Woman with family in Houston trying to move to U.S.

One woman living in Jordan is trying to make it to the U.S. to live with her family in Houston. → Read More

Frustration grows for family waiting on headstones

The Finley family says the owner of the Lewis Funeral Home would have the headstones in place within 30 days in time for their family reunion. But the work was never done. → Read More

Cell phone video captures two separate school fights

An irate mother and community activist are calling for change at Woodson Middle School. → Read More

Navasota family fighting for justice two years after son killed

Family members of a teenager fatally shot by an off-duty Navasota police officer are still demanding justice two years after the incident. → Read More

Garden of garbage a sore sight for NE Houston residents

Homeowners want the city to do more to stop the illegal dumpers. → Read More

Rape victim comes forward in hopes of catching suspect

HOUSTON - After nearly 9 months, there's still no end to Meyoshi Green's nightmare. "I wanted to cry," said Green. "I was scared. I was terrified → Read More

Racial slur, sexually explicit remarks show up on HISD classroom computers

HOUSTON—A lot of lessons get taught at Energy Institute High School -- but not all of them are welcome by parents. Alfonso Saenz wants something → Read More

Woman jailed after taking photos of dog, posting online

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A woman who claims she was just trying to help a dog in need is demanding an apology after spending 14 hours locked up at the → Read More

NFL: "HERO" defeat will not impact 2017 Super Bowl

A petition has surfaced on the White House website calling on the NFL to consider moving the 2017 Super Bowl from NRG Stadium but in a statement, the league said it has no plans to relocate the game. → Read More

Quanell X Jr. taking the football field by storm

PEARLAND, Texas - A local activist well-known for stirring things up is wearing a coach's hat as his 9-year-old son creates some noise of his own on → Read More