April 16th, 2012

NEWScoop: 12 Angry Clemens, Disaster by the Photos, Dog Flu, State Soccer and Texans Cheerleader Tryouts

Law and Order: Roger Clemens Unit
After declaring a mistrial the first time around for, dare I say it, having too much evidence, Roger Clemens will be back in the courtroom in Washington DC awaiting the selection of a new jury. During the first attempt at the trial, prosecutors tried to submit evidence that had already been banned by the judge, nullifying any attempt to find a verdict. Way to go, dudes. Visit Chron.com for more.

A Sixty-Five Year Old Disaster, By the Photos
We remember so we cannot repeat. It was 65 years ago that the worst industrial disaster in America happened right in Houston’s backyard. The explosion in Texas City was captured by camera by a budding amateur photographer and it’s high time you check out some of the historic photos. Visit MyFoxHouston for more.

Dog Flu Strikes
Gulf Greyhound has finally opened it’s doors again to the wagering public after a Puppy Influenza (official medical term) outbreak affected many of the racers. Dogs: They’re just like us. Half of the population of greyhounds suffered symptoms of fever, cough and, sometimes, pneumonia. It’s just a reminder to have your pets spayed, neutered and flu shotted. Visit KHOU.com for more.

Mustangs Trotting to State
In news that would have been far more exciting ten years ago for me: The Friendswood Mustangs have punched their first ticket to the 4A State Championship in soccer. The team took down a previously undefeated Waco Midway squad in overtime this weekend and will have their semi-final match in Georgetown on Friday. If all goes well and they find the back of the net, the championship game will follow on Saturday. Visit YourHoustonNews for more.

The Most Important News… EVAH! (Episode 1 and Episode 2)
Nothing gets the blood pressure up like a good competition… amongst potential Texans cheerleaders of course. You can check out photos of the first two days of Texans cheerleader tryouts over at ABC13 (Day One and Day Two). In a move that we all hope will lead to gender equality, one male was found within the ranks of the hopeful. Here’s to you, brave journeyman. Visit ABC13 for the important photographs.

— Paul

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