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Happy Saturday, people of Houston! I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. Here’s everything you need to know going on today.

First, today’s weather:

Plenty of sunshine. High: 62 Low: 42.

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Here are the top five stories today in Houston:

1. 23-year-old Messiah Pickens-McCoy is charged with murder in the death of 67-year-old Gregory Sharretts. He is being held in the Galveston County jail on a $550,000 bond. Sharretts was identified as the owner of Bayou Bistro & Bar in Bayou Vista. (ABC 13)

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2. The suspect in the shooting of three Houston police officers was taken into custody after barricading himself in a Fifth Ward home for several hours on Thursday night. The suspect had a gunshot wound to his neck and was taken to a hospital after police arrested him. (Houston Patch)

3. Willie’s Grill & Icehouse just opened its latest location in Pearland with a ribbon cutting and “donation day.” Proceeds went to Pearland ISD and the Pearland Police Department. The new location has created 100 new jobs for the Pearland area. (Click2Houston)

4. Former President Trump is charging couples $100,000 to attend a private luncheon with him today in Houston. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who lives in Montgomery County, is listed as the chairman of the event. (Houston Chronicle)

5. East Side King at Post Houston food hall has introduced an affordable omakase menu that serves 12 pieces of nigiri for only $49. On the menu are items such as dayboat scallop, salmon belly, and tuna belly. (CultureMap Houston)

Today in Houston:

  • Hot Chocolate 15/5k Houston at Sam Houston Park. (7:15 AM)
  • Caffeine and Chrome at Classic Cars and Coffee at Gateway Classic Cars of Houston. (9:00 AM)
  • Giant Texas Ribbon Cutting – Houston East End Chamber-Commerce. (11:00 AM)
  • Monster Jam at Houston Parks and Recreation Department. (7:00 PM)
  • Skate/Dance Saturdays at Green Mountain Energy Ice. (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • The year of the tiger is near and there are several Lunar New Year 2022 celebrations happening around Houston in celebration. (Facebook)
  • Four Cougar alumni made the latest “Forbes 30 Under 30” list. Those honored include Thomas Fields, Eno Oduok, Bryan Washington and Nazlia Yunus. (Facebook)
  • Houston Public Library is grateful for its continued partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. It allows them to continue the Mayors Office of Adult Literacy programs. Officials are also excited to announce the continuation and expansion of its Family Place Library programs. (Facebook)
  • Asian small-clawed otters are the smallest of the 13 otter species and you can visit three of the species at the Houston Zoo. (Twitter)
  • RodeoHouston has unveiled a series of schedule changes and new food options including a Hot Cheetos Float Drink, pickle pizza, and cotton candy taco. (Preview Houston)

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Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

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