Remembering a Legend:

Houston Trauma Surgeon Dr ‘Red’ Duke Passes Away at 86

Dr James ‘Red’ Duke, a medical legend with a larger then life personality and charisma has passed away at 86.  An icon at Memorial Hermann Hospital and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, he is best known for helping pioneering medical air ambulances through the Memorial Hermann Life Flight program, and for advancing innovations and education in trauma care. But he has become a beloved figure beyond the medical community because of his frequent local and syndicated television appearances.
(Video: KTRK 13 News)

Before leaving Memorial Hermann last year, Dr Duke shared more about his life including his work to save Governor John Connally on the famous dark day in Dallas.
(Video: KHOU 11 News)

First Day of School Marred by Protesters at HISD’s New Arabic Immersion School

Launching a new magnet school is always exciting and challenging, but facing protesters is not usually part of the script. Yet opponents of the Houston’s new Arab Immersion School met students and parents outside as they sought to take their children – all Pre-K and Kindergarteners in its first year – into classes on the first day. This first in the nation program though vows to continue, citing the prevalence of Arabic speakers in the city, and the historical business links with Arabic speaking nations.
(Video: KIAH 39 Newsfix)



Yes I’m Sending my child to Arabic school (Houston Chronicle)

Photo: Houston Chronicle

Nationwide Protest of Planned Parenthood Comes to Organizations Houston Clinics, Regional Headquarters

On the heels of clandestine video being released that activists say point to possibly illegal activities at Planned Parenthood, anti-abortion protesters took to the streets around clinics and offices around the nation this weekend. Houston, which had been targeted in one of the video stings, was no different as protesters lined up outside of the regional headquarters and at several small clinics in the area. Planned Parenthood contends they are acting within the law and that these efforts are part of to an extremist call to defund the organization that does far more work on other health issues.
(Video: KPRC 2 News)

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LINK: Protesters march at Planned Parenthood office in Houston (Houston Chronicle)