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'Star Wars' themed aircraft to take its first flight

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Heading to a galaxy far far away, United Airlines’ new Star Wars-themed plane will make its first flight out of IAH.

Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker themed aircraft is scheduled to take off from Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport for the first time to Disney World’s Galaxy’s Edge in Orlando.

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  1. kate mcclanahan

    November 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    i cant stop watching this
    so cool

  2. kate mcclanahan

    November 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    it looks so COOL lol

  3. Xennix99 Knight of Ren

    November 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    YEAH BOI

  4. Peter Montes

    November 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Don’t mint traveling in this

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Dozens gather to remember ‘Sugar Land 95’ for Blessing the…

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FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – It was an emotional night as dozens gathered to remember the “Sugar Land 95” for a Blessing The Ground ceremony.

“We want to honor them, we want to pay them respect,” said Charles Dupre, the district’s superintendent.

The Sugar Land 95 are believed to be African-American slaves, who were forced to work as part of the Texas Convict Lease System in the late 1800s.

Their remains were first discovered in February 2018 during the construction of the FBISD’s James Reese Carter Career and Technical Center, and they are set to be reburied in the coming days.

“There are some members of our community who have asked us to not re-inter the bodies until DNA testing was done and families had a chance to identify if they had anyone buried here, but as I mentioned that process is a two to three years process,” Dupre said. “We didn’t feel that it would be appropriate to leave these individuals out of the ground in a storage unit for that length of time.”

The district’s handling of the remains has been controversial. Members of the National Black United Front stood in protest and interrupted the ceremony just minutes after it started.

“You’ve only done what you’ve wanted to do, which is build a school on sacred ground,” said Swatara Olushoa, a member of the National Black United Front.

Protesters demanded the district conduct DNA testing, insisting that the Sugar Land 95 be identified.​​​​​​​

“The right thing to do is to find out the names of the remains they unearthed,” Olushoa said.

Dupre was quick to point out that DNA testing will happen but funding for the project is needed.

“The materials necessary have been extracted from each of the remains and they’re in storage now in Austin, under the care of the State Historical Commission,” said Dupre.

Dupre said funding would cost tens of thousands of dollars and was now the responsibility of the 
University of Connecticut.

Donations to help with the effort can be sent to: 

CLAS Shared Services Business Center
Madison Geerlof
(Attn: Sugar Land DNA/ Deborah Bolnick)
215 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4158
Storrs, CT 06269

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Kanye West’s Sunday Service covers Stevie Wonder, Destiny’s Child at Lakewood

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Kanye West’s Sunday morning appearance at Lakewood Church played out like a traditional service. He talked about his battle with the Devil, mental breakdown and subliminal messages in the media. He prayed with Osteen and praised the televangelist’s “anointed words.”

But Sunday evening’s performance had the energy and excitement of a sold out concert.

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Traffic was heavy. Ticketholders stood in multiple lines that wrapped around the building before doors opened. Once inside, they ran through the aisles to grab good seats. Even rows above the back of the stage were occupied.


Admission was free for both events but tickets were required for the evening’s “Jesus is King” — A Sunday Service Experience at Lakewood Church. They were made available at 10 a.m. Saturday morning and were gone in minutes. They immediately popped up on Craigslist for hundreds of dollars but it was unclear if anyone actually paid for them.


West’s Sunday Service began in early 2019 in Calabasas, Calif. and quickly spread across the country. They feature gospel versions of popular songs, and straightforward hymns under the musical direction of Houston native Philip Cornish. Another Houstonian, Donald “DeP” Paige, is part of West’s Sunday Service choir. The events have attracted a number of celebrity guests, including Katy Perry, Lil Nas X and David Letterman.

The local performance kicked off 40 minutes after the 7 p.m. listed start time to allow patrons time to get into the venue. Lakewood spokesperson Andrea Davis said it was “like a different Houston.”

Dozens of performers took the stage dressed in black, amping up the crowd with gospel renditions of Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed,” R&B trio SWV’s “Weak” and Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name.” They shouted and stomped and rarely stopped smiling.

Osteen spoke to the audience before West joined his choir, reminiscing about his father John Osteen and being “who God called you to be.” That was a clear reference to the star attraction.

West took the stage an hour into the service and purposely positioned himself as a supporting player. He stood at a microphone near the back of the stage with his band and sometimes read lyrics from his phone. Daughter North West stood by West’s side and circled the stage a few times.


He joined the choir for a thundering “Selah” and a rousing take on “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.” He refitted the 2016 song with a reference to Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed.

West fiddled with a synthesizer that led into a sweltering gospel house segment. It was one of the night’s best sequences — a dance break for Jesus, if you will. At times, the music shook the seats. And the crowd roared when the collective launched into “Jesus Walks.”

West and his family have been in Houston for several days. He put on a pair of unannounced performances for inmates at the Harris County Jail. His wife Kim Kardashian West visited death row prisoner Reed in Livingston and was there when he won a stay from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.

The couple was also spotted Friday at The Galleria with their children. They tried out the ice skating rink, visited The Lego Store and signed a few autographs.

Elaine Gracia, a Lakewood member who was at the morning service, called West a “brilliant” lyricist.

“The poetry of Kanye was impactful because his story telling was powerful,” Gracias said. “He has always connected with his audience and those that played his music.”

Joey Guerra is the music critic for the Houston Chronicle. Follow him on Twitter. Get experts’ picks for concerts, kids’ stuff, fine arts, movies and more by subscribing to the Preview entertainment newsletter.





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ABC13 Vault: The 1999 Aggie Bonfire collapse

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It’s been 20 years since tragedy at Texas A&M in College Station. 12 died and 27 were injured in the collapse.

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