Deborah Wrigley, Houston News

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Past articles by Deborah:

Rice University receives record $100M gift to accelerate advanced materials research

On Wednesday, Rice University received the largest gift in its history: $100 million. This will create the Welch Institute for Advanced Materials at the university. → Read More

Petition to change confederate monument with Chadwick Boseman statue circulates

The petition asks for no political controversy, just immediate action from the Mayor of Boseman's hometown. → Read More

New Vanessa Guillen mural created to fundraise money for family

A new mural of Army specialist Vanessa Guillen was created Saturday as part of a fundraiser sponsored by several Pasadena businesses. → Read More

Experts send warning on portable generators after 3 people die

Portable generators were bought ahead of Hurricane Laura to ensure power for some homes, however some people in Port Arthur were faced with carbon monoxide poisoning due to lack of ventilation. → Read More

Health experts say CDC changes to virus testing guidelines could do more harm than good

Until recently, the CDC recommendation was for anyone who wanted to get tested for COVID-19 should get a test. This week, the CDC revised the guidance to anyone who came into direct contact with someone who was or is potentially positive for the virus. → Read More

A look at the evolution of The Heights since 1891

The Heights is considered hot property now that a wave of new buyers are interested in living close to the shopping and dining district. → Read More

Funeral service for Rabbi Sam Karff held Wednesday

Rabbi Karff was the Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth Israel and known around the city for being 1/3 of the 'amigos' along with Archbishop Fiorenza and Reverend Bill Lawson, father of ABC13's own Melanie Lawson. → Read More

Marine vet who was facing eviction gets rent paid by generous strangers

An eviction hearing that was scheduled for Marine veteran Mike Taylor will no longer happen thanks to the generosity of people who learned of his story. → Read More

HISD to spend $31 million on laptops and hotspots for virtual students

HISD passed amendment to spend $2 billion dollar budget approved in June, to add the purchase of digital devices and mobile hotspots to allow students without the necessary technology to return to school in virtual learning. → Read More

The change to LCISD's mask policy that is worrying parents

Lamar Consolidated ISD updated its policy saying, "full-face shields may be worn in place of a mask to protect eyes, nose and mouth whenever a mask isn't feasible, or when the lesson benefits from being able to see a full face." → Read More

DPS trooper charged after allegedly sexually assaulting woman while on duty

According to court documents, the trooper allegedly drove the woman to a dark spot and forced her to perform sexual acts. → Read More

Houston restaurants allowed to expand seating to parking lot

Houston and Sugar Land have approved plans to allow restaurants to expand customer capacity by expanding outside their dining rooms. → Read More

Beloved Katy coach who died of cancer honored in special way that gives back

In April, a lot of students, both present and former, lost a teacher who played at big role at Taylor High School in Katy. Rick Filson passed away from cancer at the age of 62. → Read More

Army medical staff arrive to relieve UMMC doctors, nurses

In two days, Dr. Joseph Varon will have worked every day for the past four months, at what had been an 85 bed neighborhood hospital. → Read More

Caught on camera: Thieves grab high-end bikes at Sugar Land, Missouri City shops

Each store estimates losing about $50,000 in the overnight grab. → Read More

Pregnant woman survives COVID-19 after given plasma from other survivor

Pregnant woman survives COVID-19 after given plasma from other survivor → Read More

Pregnant woman survives COVID-19 after given plasma from other survivor

Pregnant woman survives COVID-19 after given plasma from other survivor → Read More

Businesses say customers have no issue with mask order

The recent mask order issued in Harris County and surrounding areas means you must wear a mask inside a business or you can't get service, and many customers say following the rules is not at all an inconvenience. → Read More

Downtown bar closes after reports of COVID-19 at other bars

A Houston bar owner decided to shut down his downtown business, Cottonmouth Club, after the number of COVID-19 cases linked to other bars and clubs kept increasing. → Read More

Houston DACA recipient reacts to Supreme Court decision to uphold protections

A 5-4 ruling today by the U.S. Supreme Court halted the President's move to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that allowed children, brought into the country without immigration status, to remain. → Read More