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Ironman expected to draw 3,000 racers to the Woodlands

By Robert Downen, Houston Chronicle Among the racers this year will be Marcus Cook, a 45-year-old Houston native who lost 256 pounds through a gastric bypass, and changes to his exercise and diet. Cook said he was inspired to become more healthy after watching his friend die of cancer. [READ MORE HERE] Source: Houston Chronicle

11 vehicles catch fire at University of Houston

By Robert Downen, Houston Chronicle Houston firefighters were dispatched around 1 p.m. after two cars were reportedly on fire in the schools’ East Garage. The fire has since spread to another nine vehicles, and the garage was evacuated. [READ MORE HERE] Source: Houston Chronicle

ACLU launches immigrant rights campaign as arrests are up

By Lomi Kriel The American Civil Liberties Union launched a celebrity-studded campaign Thursday to ensure immigrants know their rights in interactions with federal agents, including spots on Spanish radio and targeted, multilingual ads on Facebook and YouTube. President Donald Trump’s administration arrested almost twice as many immigrants in the first nine months of 2017 compared…