When Judge Janis Yarbrough announced that the adoption and name change were granted, Amber Alston, 16, burst into tears.
Each playoff match as their lineup was being introduced, the Clear Falls Knights were reminded just how far they had come.
The Clear Falls Knights couldn’t overcome the many weapons of The Woodlands Highlanders as they were defeated 22-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-27 on Saturday in the Class 6A volleyball state championship match at the Curtis Culwell Center.
For the second straight week, the Friendswood Mustangs attempted a late game comeback, trailing 28-13 in the fourth.
Some critics of the proposed land development regulations in Galveston contend that the process has been uneven, and thus unfair.
Tears well up in the young man’s eyes — his voice fighting to remain steady.
VIENNA (AP) — A senior American official says the U.S. has told Iran it's time to consider extending nuclear talks past their Monday deadline.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Stanford players paraded around the field with the Axe, sprinted into the tunnel and shouted so loud outside the visiting locker room at Memorial Stadium that they drowned out coach David Shaw's news conference in the next room.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sio Moore sacked Alex Smith and started to celebrate in the Kansas City backfield with Oakland Raiders teammate Khalil Mack.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After 368 days and 16 straight losses, the Oakland Raiders finally had something to celebrate.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers go into their bye with Le'Veon Bell showing he can help Ben Roethlisberger with the balance coach Mike Tomlin has been wanting all season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This time, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat their struggling opponent.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Now that the St. Louis Rams are figuring out how to keep from giving away games, the wins are starting to come a little more often.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tom Brady has the New England offense operating at peak efficiency.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The offense keeps rolling for the Green Bay Packers early in home games. Against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, the defense and return game got in on the fun, too.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — So far, nobody in the NFC can beat the Arizona Cardinals.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Bryant said he borrows a page from the movie Happy Gilmore before each field-goal attempt.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — If the San Diego Chargers thought losing three straight games was bad enough, they should try being the Oakland Raiders.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New England keeps finding new ways to beat Indianapolis.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Shaun Hill was effective in his first start since regaining the quarterback job and the St. Louis Rams defense made life miserable for Peyton Manning in a 22-7 victory over the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos on Sunday.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Once he finished ransacking Cleveland's offense, J.J. Watt met Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer near midfield and gave him a hug.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A new starting quarterback, the same result for Arizona.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers handed off to Eddie Lacy, turned and started jogging to the sideline before his running back had crossed the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown. It was as if the Green Bay quarterback knew what was going to happen.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Every time the San Francisco offense opened the door for the reeling New York Giants, the 49ers' defense closed it.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Shaun Hill got his job back, finally. Then he got the best of Peyton Manning.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green counted himself among the least surprised to see a pair of long Andy Dalton passes hit him in stride during a pivotal fourth-quarter drive against the New Orleans Saints.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Ryan is as surprised as anyone that the Atlanta Falcons are tied for first in the NFC South with a 4-6 record.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The old offensive line coach in Andy Reid could appreciate the way the Kansas City Chiefs pried open holes for Jamaal Charles to run free against Seattle on Sunday.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Put simply, the Miami Dolphins were due.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — When Miami Dolphins rookie receiver Jarvis Landry dived into the end zone for a fourth-quarter touchdown, he was just getting started. A replay review upheld the score, and Landry then sprinted up and down the sideline in a celebration of redemption.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mark Sanchez shook off the rust and had one of the best games of his career in his first start in two years.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mark Sanchez did his part for the Eagles while the defense dominated and special teams shined.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers diagnosed the blown Chicago Bears coverage. Jordy Nelson caught the pass and slipped away from one defender. Randall Cobb waved his fellow receiver over in his direction so he could throw a block.
DETROIT (AP) — The fourth quarter has been a lot friendlier this season to Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions.
LONDON (AP) — Bad back or not, the Dallas Cowboys are a better team with Tony Romo on the field.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens headed into their bye with a victory to savor.
SEATTLE (AP) — While Doug Baldwin wants catches and wants to make plays in the passing game, he knows what the Seattle Seahawks have become known for: stingy defense, the improvisation of Russell Wilson and a lot of Marshawn Lynch.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have won five in a row, have the best record in the NFL and are 8-1 for the first time in 66 years.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a team filled with big-name stars led by Peyton Manning, little-used running back C.J. Anderson made the play that turned the tide in favor of the Denver Broncos.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The bravado was back, even if just for one happy postgame press conference.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Hands stuffed into his pockets on a chilly night, Aaron Rodgers warmed up near the space heaters on Green Bay's sideline. He smiled as he patted teammates on their helmets.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Colin Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on fourth down to sustain a tying drive, Ahmad Brooks sacked and stripped Drew Brees in overtime, and Phil Dawson kicked a 35-yard field goal to cap San Francisco's stirring 27-24 victory over New Orleans on Sunday.
SEATTLE (AP) — As the rain started falling harder, a shower of Skittles joined the wet stuff pelting from the sky.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — After Carson Palmer went down with an injured left knee in the fourth quarter, the Arizona Cardinals perked up.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Interceptions, batted passes and a missed open receiver in the end zone. Peyton Manning looked rather ordinary for the first 26 minutes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A reprieve for mercurial quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Redemption for indomitable linebacker Ahmad Brooks.
DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford led Detroit to another thrilling victory in the final minutes, throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to Theo Riddick with 29 seconds remaining to lift the Lions to a 20-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mired in a two-game losing streak and stuck in last place, the Baltimore Ravens broke out their old recipe for success to earn a much-needed victory.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs didn't flinch in the face of adversity.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Standing in a winning locker room for the first time in nearly two months, Matt Ryan stopped short of saying the Atlanta Falcons are back on track after ending a five-game losing streak.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — On a rare day for Rex Ryan, the embattled coach of the struggling New York Jets was able to smile after a game for the first time since Week 1.
LONDON (AP) — Boosted by Tony Romo's return, America's Team became an international success.
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