In this week’s Defender

UNMASKED: The State of Texas on Wednesday, March 10 will operate at full capacity ending the statewide mask mandate after an announcement from Governor Greg Abbott. But everyone is not going along with the plan. Find out where masks are still required.

Can you believe that some Houston residents are still without water almost two full weeks after the ice storm? Well believe it, and to see what areas have been most affected check out this week’s Defender.  

Fit & Fine highlights Strength Coach Noel Comrie, who explains how he listens to his body. Interesting.

With this being the first week in Women’s History Month, the Defender is making a point to acknowledge some Houston history-making ladies whose heroism and service are rarely recognized. Aswad Walker tells the story of these dynamic women.

This week we lost the well-known and respected Civil Rights Icon, Vernon Jordan. Learn more about his life and legacy in our Feature section.

The largest Houston Based business group, The Greater Houston Partnership, is pursuing racial equality like never before. Read about the role Prairie View A&M President Ruth Simmons will be playing and check out her video interview on our website:

After the number of Houston Rockets consecutive losses, is there an end in sight? Find out this week as Terrance Harris breaks down what Rockets’ fans have to look forward to.

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