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According to a report published by HomesUSA.com, Houston home buyers got a little price relief in October. As per the report, the average price of a new home in the market was $352,070 in October. However, in the previous month, it was $353,506. In October alone, Houston managed to sell 1478 homes while the number was 1462 in September. Dallas-Ft managed to sell 1357 homes in October. According to Ben Caballero, who is CEO of HomesUSA.com, the boom in the real estate market in Houston is extraordinary. The numbers are growing while Houston reclaimed the top spot in the listings. The number of pending sales has also dropped in Houston from1407 to 1325.
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The Houston Police have announced that they have changed the uniform policy, which will now allow the Sikh officers to wear their articles of faith during the mission. The changes had been made in honor of the fallen Indian-American Sikh police officer Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal. According to the reports, Dhaliwal served as a first Sikh deputy at Harris County Sheriff's office for ten years. He was gunned down on duty while he was conducting a mid-day traffic stop. City of Houston tweets that they have adopted a policy to allow officers to wear articles of faith on a mission. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a tweet that they are proud of their officers. Deputy Dhaliwal taught the state a precious lesson to include people from every faith, and this change is an honor to him.
Houston Food Bank tossed 2 million pounds of contaminated food. According to the reports, they had to take this drastic step after an ammonia leak in the refrigerated areas last week. They have about 28000 square feet of refrigerated space in addition to the frozen expanse. In one of the units, the fan caved and caused an ammonia lead. The food bank helps 1.1 million people struggling with food insecurities across the state in 18 counties. Now because of the contamination, they are unable to fulfill the requirement. Brian Greene, who is the president of Houston Food Bank, said in his statement that they run 24 hours a day, and now they need the help of the community to replace the lost food. The estimated loss was worth $2.7 million.
A week-long celebration will be hosted by the Clubs of Kingwood to celebrate the grand re-opening. The event is scheduled from 18-24 November. The re-opening will show the complete renovations after the damages cost by the Hurricane Harvey damages. Kingwood Country Club and Deerwood Country Club are part of the Clubs of Kingwood. The upgrades have also added various amenities and activities for families. Kids' activities, women’s training, classes, and activities for adults, as well as tennis and golf clinics for adult beginners, will be a part of the renovation ceremony. Dining event will bring “Steak on the Lake,” a burger based on a character brunch featuring Disney’s “Frozen” heroine Elsa. There would also be live music at Tavern 91. The general manager of The Clubs of Kingwood, Blake Roberts, said that it is an honor to invite the residents of Kingwood and neighboring areas to witness the renovations.
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A man was found dead outside an apartment complex on City View Place on Friday night in Houston. However, the police are not sure about the cause of death. Police discovered the man's body near 16811 City View Place at around 9:20 p.m. The man was found in severe conditions with various head wounds. Cullen Duncan, a sergeant from Houston police, reported that the man's injuries were also consistent with being dragged or struck by a car. The man was also missing his clothes when found. Duncan further added that the police are trying to determine the exact circumstances for the situation. The police are not sure whether the person died in the apartment or was dumped near the flats. An eye witness informed the police that he saw a black car speeding away from the scenes. However, the officials are not sure whether that is connected to the crime or not. Investigators are working on finding the surveillance footage of the area and other witnesses to determine what happened.
The airport officials in Houston seized two innocent-looking shampoo bottles. The bottles which looked innocent in the first looks have more than 35 pounds of liquid cocaine-filled inside them. The cocaine is believed to be valued at more than $400,000. The package was seized by the US Customs and Border Protection department. The officials of the department took the bottles from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. The officials found out about the bottles after checking the bags of a passenger at the Airport on Monday. The officials informed that the accused is a 26-year old Colombian. The would-be smuggler would be deported back to his native country. The officials from CBP have handed over the cocaine to the Houston police. A spokesperson has informed that the accused man was not arrested or charged. The CBP only presents the cases, and it does not file charges against the criminals. She further added that the duty of recording the charges lies with the law enforcement department or the Justice Department.
Kanye West did surprise music performances in two jails of Harris County in Houston on Friday. The superstar performed various songs and said a few inspirational words to the inmates. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said that Kanye told the inmates that "this is a mission and not a show." Sherrif tweeted about the incident. The show was kept a secret from the public. The rapper who has turned into a gospel singer performed on songs from his latest gospel album, "Jesus is King." Kanye along with his choir, performed in front of more than 200 male inmates at one jail facility. Kanye then crossed the street and performed in front of a smaller number of female inmates in another facility. The event by Kanye West brought back the memories of Johnny Cash prison performances in California.
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On Tuesday new safe road laws passed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, this law requires the Transportation Department to develop and enforce every 5 years a statewide transport program.
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson proposed the bill, with the help of this newly passed bill street of NYC will be much safer.
8 steps are included in the Streets Master Plan:
1) In the next five years, 150 miles of bus lanes will be secured.
2) Traffic signals will be placed at 1,000 new crossings each year, including 750 in the first year.
3) In the next 5 years, there will be 250 miles of safe bike lanes.
4) Every year, the 500 bus stops will be upgraded
5) Revamp of at least 2,000 crossings identified.
6) 2,500 pedestrian signals each year
"I'm happy to sign a new law on safe streets and to further the optimistic efforts that we have begun under Vision Zero," said de Blasio.
Are you curious about the rent situation in Washington DC? Here is a list of features that you can expect in apartments where you have to pay around $3100 per month as rent. These apartments come under the affordable price range. There is an apartment at 1920 14th St. NW, which costs $3021 per month. It is 794 square feet, one-bedroom, and one bathroom apartment. You will get a dishwasher and hardwood flooring. Another location that promises a gym and garage parking is available for $3023 per month, and you will get one bedroom and one bathroom spread over 830 square foot carpet area. Based on such listings, it is not exaggerating to say that finding a home in Washington DC is not easy on the pocket.
Bei Bei, the beloved giant Panda, will leave DC National Zoo and head towards China. Tuesday will be the last day for him in the Zoo. According to the agreement between the Chinese government and National Zoo, any Panda who reach the age of 4 has to be returned to their native land of China. Panda will now live under the supervision of the China Wildlife Conservation Association. Most of the giant pandas under human care are in China. National Zoo had a huge event to say goodbye to their beloved panda. The locals poured in to have a last look at the Panda. The staff at the zoo compiled a list of their favorite moments with Bei Bei, like his first steps or his first food. He will ride on a FedEx B777 aircraft to Chengdu, China.
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Leeds police have arrested an unlicensed driver after he led the police on a high-speed chase. According to the police reports, the 26-year-old driver sped off in his Audi A4 when he saw police on Stanningley Road. He started running from the police at around 9:10 PM. The officers on the scene illuminated the police car’s blue lights, but Elliott Linley, who was driving the vehicle, did not stop. While he was on Inner Ring Road, he reached the speed of 60mph while the speed limit on that road is 40mph. He ran a red light and took a turn off a slip road and ran a second red light. After that, he started to drive on the wrong side. It was raining at that time, which further made the situation catastrophic. He entered early guilty pleas for dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without insurance, driving without a license, and failure to surrender.
A new steakhouse is opening in Leeds next month and will create several jobs. Chophaus is going to open in the suburb of Oakwood. The restaurant will offer a mix of premium steaks, chops, and seafood. Café Sylva previously occupied the building in which the restaurant is opening. For the new steakhouse interior design company Nanu Soda did the facelift. Now the location has a cocktail bar and private dining area too. According to the reports, the new restaurant will provide jobs to 15 people in the area. The restaurant will get its meat from Ripon-based R&J Meats, which is known for supplying meat in Yorkshire since 1978. Matt Kerrywood, who is the general manager, said in his statement that Oakwood being one of the most vibrant suburbs in the city is the best location for Chophaus.
The companies in Leeds are concerned about the uncertainty over Brexit. The difficulty is causing a fall in business in the city. As a result, the companies are stockpiling their goods for the future. A Leeds City Council document investigated the things which Brexit could impact. The local economy has been one of the prime factors which can get affected by Brexit. The report further added that small businesses to medium-sized companies could be less prepared to face the wrath of Brexit. The stories have also hinted at a possible period of uncertainty after the Brexit for people who were planning for their futures. Update on Leeds City Council’s preparations for the UK’s exit from the European Union” was the document released by the Leeds City council. The papers will be discussed next week by the Councillors.