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Happy Saturday, Houston! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in town today.

First, today’s weather:

A shower and thunderstorm. High: 75. Low: 67.

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Here are the top stories today in Houston:

  1. A warm front is bringing thunderstorms to the Houston area Saturday. The National Weather Service forecasts a marginal chance for severe weather with weak tornadoes the biggest concern. (Houston Patch)
  2. Houston-Harris County rent relief gets a lifeline with $13 million in additional funding. (Subscription: Houston Chronicle)
  3. Houstonians held a rally for democracy on the one-year year anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection. (Houston Patch)
  4. Spring ISD announced Lupita Hinojosa as the lone finalist for superintendent, setting her up to be the first Hispanic woman to hold the district’s top administrative position. (Spring Patch)
  5. The northbound exit for Westheimer Road on I-610 West Loop will be closed for six to seven months, according to TxDOT. (Houston Patch)

Today in Houston:

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  • Toy Train Show & Swap Meet at Hilton Houston Westchase. (11:30 a.m.)
  • 38th Biannual Bridal Extravaganza Show at George R. Brown Convention Center. (10 a.m.)
  • College Basketball: Rice vs. UAB at Tudor Fieldhouse. (3 p.m.)
  • Skate/Dance Saturdays at Green Mountain Energy Ice (7 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • University of Houston: “After careful consideration, we have decided to implement a soft opening of classes, similar to the fall 2021 semester, for the first two weeks of the spring semester (Jan. 18-30).” (Facebook)
  • University of Houston: “Best known as the voice of the Houston Rockets, UH alumnus Bill Worrell is being honored today by the city of Houston. Jan. 7 has been declared “Bill Worrell Day”. Congratulations on a lifetime of achievement!” (Facebook)
  • Visit Houston: “@hawkerstreetfoodhtx is a delicious new food concept inside @posthtx! Enjoy these Latin + Asian fusion dishes inside the food court, or picnic on the massive rooftop lawn!” (Facebook)
  • City of Houston Solid Waste Management: “Recycle REAL/non-artificial trees only from December 26 to January 31. Trees must be cleaned of wooden stands, watering bowls, ornaments, lights, wire, string, and other decorations before drop-off. Residents can recycle their trees by dropping them off at one of 24 free drop-off recycling sites located throughout Houston.” (Facebook)

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Jeffrey Perkins

About me: Born in San Antonio, I was raised in Arkansas but got back to Texas as soon as I could to attend Texas A&M University, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication Media Studies. I started my journalism career as a copy editor at The Eagle in Bryan, Texas, in 2014 and later became the high school sports beat writer for the paper. My seven years at The Eagle strengthened my passion for journalism, and I love getting to know people and telling their stories, both on the field and off. I’ve seen firsthand the importance of hyper-local journalism in a community, especially in an eventful 2020, when I helped with news coverage and design in addition to my high school athletics beat responsibilities. I joined Patch in 2021 as Texas Field Editor for the Conroe-Montgomery County area. I welcome your questions, comments and story ideas! Please contact me at jeffrey.perkins@patch.com or (479) 264-5801.

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