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Rare snowfall turns Houston into a Winter Wonderland

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Newscast Media HOUSTONMany parts of Deep South Texas saw their first accumulating snow since Christmas 2004. The Weather Channel predicted a bizarre, first-in-over-a decade snow that would blanket parts of southern Texas late Thursday into Friday as Winter Storm Benji spread its wintry snow across much of the Deep South.



Undefeated Mayweather stops McGregor by TKO. Now 50-0

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Floyd Mayweather cements his legacy with a 50-0 record, as he takes a bow.


by Joseph Earnest August 31, 2017


Newscast Media LAS VEGAS—The die have been cast. Saturday August 26, will be the biggest event in the history of sports when the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. steps in the ring with Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) fighter Connor McGregor, who agreed to go toe-to-toe with the world's greatest boxer, in a 12-round boxing match, following boxing rules.  CONTINUE TO STORY>>



 July's 2015 Editor's Pick-How the media manipulates news


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by Joseph Earnest August 4, 2015


Newscast Media HOUSTONOne of the greatest tools the media has at its disposal in manipulating audiences, is the knowledge that we live in a civilization that finds it extremely hard to concentrate for long periods of time and stay focused on a particular subject. It is this weakness that has made most news consumers pawns in a chess game being controlled by the corporate media.




July's 2015 Editor's Pick-Houston World Series Dog Show


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Collie dogs on display at the Houston World Series of Dog Shows.—Photo by Joseph Earnest


by Joseph Earnest July 17, 2015


Newscast Media HOUSTON, TexasNewscast Media HOUSTON—The 38th Annual Houston World Series of Dog Shows, the city's premier canine extravaganza, held July 15-19, 2015, at NRG Center in Houston, Texas is at hand.


Once again, these are just a small fraction of the many breeds being showcased. The show continues until Sunday where breeds like the Akita, Boxer, Dachshund, Greyhound, Doberman, Labrador, Irish Setter, Great Dane, Dalmatian, Bouvier, Cocker Spaniel, Bull Dog, Mastiff, Basenji and many more breeds will compete.




June 2015 Editor's Pick-Rise of alternative medicinal cures



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by Joseph Earnest June 26, 2015


Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas—The past two decades have experienced a continual rise in alternative medicine to cure ailments that the medical community has either been unable to cure, or recommended expensive surgery for particular ailments.


The field of naturopathy obviously makes big pharmaceutical companies nervous because they cannot patent herbs and other remedies that are abundant in nature.




March 2015 Bonus pick-Culural trends and their impact



Costume festival  in Houston. These attendees dressed as ShakespeareansFile photo by Joseph Earnest



by Joseph Earnest March 20, 2015


Newscast Media HOUSTONAs Spring Break is underway, several students across the country have made preparations to travel and experience the wild side of life after being immersed in academics since the beginning of the year.




March 2015 Editor's Pick-Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo


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Brahman breed of cattle that was showcased at the 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Photo by Joseph Earnest


by Joseph Earnest March 7, 2015


Newscast Media HOUSTON, TexasThe 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo kicked off on March 2, and will continue until March 22 at NRG Center.





January 2015 Editor's Pick-2015 Houston Auto Show


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The 2015 Corvette showcased at the Houston Auto Show--Photo by Joseph Earnest


by Joseph Earnest January 24, 2015


Newscast Media HOUSTON—The 2015 Houston Auto Show is transforming NRG Center, providing great visual displays that exhibit the latest and greatest automotive innovation. More than 500 of the newest model year import and domestic vehicles, including Texas debuts will cover 700,000 square feet of space at NRG center.

Photos: Highlights of The 2015 Houston Auto Show>>




November 2014 Editor's Pick- H.E.B Thanksgiving Parade


The annual H-E-B Thanksgiving parade takes place every Thanksgiving morning in Houston.

—Photo by Joseph Earnest


by Joseph Earnest November 26, 2014   


Newscast Media HOUSTON—On Thanksgiving day, we are thankful for our good fortune, and simple pleasures in life that we take for granted. We also use the bad events in our lives as lessons from which to learn. Such events refine and make us sharper, but also mold us into more compassionate human beings.


Americans will be celebrating this Thursday across the nation with the traditional turkey meal as they join friends and loved ones they usually see one or twice a year during the holiday season, together with those they see on a regular basis.

Photos: Highlights of H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade>>



August 2014 Editor's Pick - Alcohol Mayhem


VIDEO: Why never to mess with a bouncer when drunk







 July 2014 Editor's Pick - Happy Birthday America!


The world's biggest birthday party

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The Star Spangled Banner with revelers, Washington D.C. photo by Joseph Earnest


 by Joseph Earnest July 3, 2014   


Newscast Media WASHINGTON—Americans will be celebrating independence from the British within the next 24 hours, and as always, the birth of this nation is the world's largest birthday party that reaches a crescendo with dance, music and fireworks.


Newscast Media has featured below some favorite patriotic performances that have transcended party affiliation. CONTINUE TO WORLD'S BIGGEST BIRTHDAY PARTY>>




 June 2014 Editor's Pick - Nostalgia of natural hair


The nostalgia of natural hair--going back to their ethnic roots

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Two Black women appear to be in elysium--a state of ideal happiness, inside the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina—Photo by Joseph Earnest



Newscast Media HOUSTONAs we end the month of May, Newscast Media would like to usher in a new month on a lighter note, to soften the blow of the hard-hitting news articles we've been delivering in the past few months.


This topic pertains to the nostalgic element that appears to be trending with Black women of my generation and younger, particularly when it comes to hair.

If one is not in tune with pop culture, one may not be aware of the movement by Black women to return to a natural lifestyle like the women of the 60s, 70s and 80s.



May 2014 Editor's Pick - The Magna Carta


 The Magna Carta in The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Inside the Houston Museum of Natural Science at the Magna Carta display.—Photo By Joseph Earnest


by Joseph Earnest  May 4, 2014


Newscast Media HOUSTON—The Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) is hosting the Magna Carta (Great Charter) through the summer.  The loan of the documents is a partnership arrangement between the Houston Museum of Natural Science and Chapter of Hereford Cathedral and Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust.



January 2014 Editor's Pick - The Texaplex


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by Joseph Earnest  January 1, 2014


Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas—As we ring in the new year, we will take a look at the the Texaplex, and why it is so fascinating. The Texaplex is made up of Houston, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio. ENTER AND WATCH VIDEO>






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