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Outgoing Harris County judge Ed Emmett said Tuesday he will teach at Rice University, starting in January, as a non-tenured faculty member.

Emmett made the impromptu announcement after a Rice University undergraduate spoke during the public comment portion of Commissioners Court, when he encouraged her to sign up for his class.

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Rice University has opened an investigation into one of its professors who reportedly helped make the world's first genetically-edited babies, a claim that has sparked an international controversy over science and ethics. Dr. Michael Deem, a bioengineering professor at the university, said he helped a Chinese researcher with the gene-editing, which is banned in the United States.

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Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to attend the Baker Institute 25th anniversary gala in Houston, Rice University announced Thursday.

The 44th U.S. president will be the institute's guest of honor and take part in a moderated conversation with former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, who is the institute's honorary chair. Presidential historian Jon Meacham will serve as moderator.

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At Rice University, there’s a little less meat in the dining halls because the chefs have embraced plant-based meat substitutes, including their own version of vegan barbecue brisket.

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The employee of a company contracted to work at Rice University has been charged after being accused of stealing a PlayStation and failing to register as a sex offender, according to court records.

Reginald Dwayne Davis, 29, has been charged with failure to comply with sexual registration require.

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UTSA (2-3, 1-0 C-USA) will travel to Houston to face Rice (1-4, 0-1) on Saturday, Oct. 6. Kickoff for the seventh meeting between the two teams is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Rice Stadium and the game will air on ESPN3 and 93.3/92.5 FM The Bull in San Antonio.

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HPD homicide detectives are on the case and say the investigation is still ongoing. If you have any information about Blain's death, police want to hear from you.

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The meats, cheeses and dressings are part of a larger selection of plant-based charcuterie developed and perfected over the last year and a half by Senior Executive Chef Roger Elkhouri. Each item is vegan, meaning there is no inclusion of animal products. Elkhouri also has perfected the ingredients for a Reuben Sandwich, which traditionally includes corned beef, pastrami and Thousand Island dressing, as well as roast beef, dill Havarti, provolone and a paprika cheese ball.

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Jennifer Rabb, named the new director this week, said she will focus on promoting economic growth in the small business sector through reductions in tax burdens and government regulation.
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