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Following complaints from women's groups and local lawmakers, the Paris council is set to decide whether to close a "brothel" that offers silicone dolls

Sex Doll Brothel Owner Fights Calls for Regulation

The owner of a Toronto sex doll brothel, who plans to open a second brothel in Houston this month, declared his support for President Trump while fighting calls for regulation against his business.

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Rougarou Attack: Regis Prograis Set to Become the Star Boxing Needs

The Rougarou is defined as a legendary creature in Laurentian French communities linked to European notions of the werewolf. For boxer Regis Prograis, the nickname “Rougarou” is the perfect fit. Prograis doesn’t just box, he fights. He tries to destroy his opponent. He is the Rougarou.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker, left, waves as her partner, Kathy Hubbard, right, holds the Bible during a public inauguration ceremony Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 in Houston. Houston is the largest U.S. city to elect an openly gay mayor. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Roughly 40 LGBTQ Texans Running for Office in 2018, Says Community Mag

Houston Magazine OutSmart reports that at least 35 LGBTQ Texans are running for office in the 2018 primary and general elections–including governor and lieutenant governor contests. Five candidates identify as transgender. More than one-third are from Harris County. The publication added five to the list by Wednesday afternoon.

FILE - This Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, file photo shows an existing home for sale in Roswell, Ga. On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in March. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Texas Home Values Soar in 2017 National Study

A year-end study by Zillow, the real estate website, revealed that U.S. home values soared in 2017 reaching a record $31.8 trillion. Its list of the nation’s 35 largest markets included four Texas metropolitan areas that made impressive gains, notably Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston.

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Jewish Groups Offer Free Counseling For Harvey Victims

TEL AVIV – Experts around the U.S. are giving free trauma counseling to victims of Tropical Storm Harvey courtesy of Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Houston and the Network of Jewish Human Services Agencies (NJHSA).