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Sep 28, 2018

Anita Hill Struck by Kavanaugh's Anger Versus Accuser's Calm

Anita Hill Struck by Kavanaugh's Anger Versus Accuser's Calm

Anita Hill says one of the things that stood out to her from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's hearing was how his emotional and angry testimony compared to the calm words of the woman accusing him...

Sep 28, 2018

Artist Sues Val Kilmer Over Tumbleweed Sculptures

Artist Sues Val Kilmer Over Tumbleweed Sculptures

A Texas artist is suing Val Kilmer, saying the actor co-opted his work.

Sep 27, 2018

Proposed Robot Brothel Could Open in Houston

Proposed Robot Brothel Could Open in Houston

A Canadian company says it wants to open a so-called robot brothel in Houston, but it's getting pushback from officials and community groups.

Sep 26, 2018

Harris County to Spend More Than $14M on Flood Plain Maps

Harris County to Spend More Than $14M on Flood Plain Maps

Harris County has earmarked $14.5 million for updated flood plain maps more than a year after deluges from Hurricane Harvey swamped parts of Houston.

Sep 26, 2018

Biker Gang's President Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

Biker Gang's President Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

The national president of the notorious Bandidos biker gang was sentenced Wednesday to life plus 10 years in prison for directing a violent racketeering and drug trafficking enterprise.

Sep 26, 2018

Texas Lawmaker Denies Sending Explicit Texts to Grad Student

Texas Lawmaker Denies Sending Explicit Texts to Grad Student

Attorneys for a Texas state senator said Wednesday that he didn't send "any inappropriate texts" following a report that the University of Texas is investigating allegations made by a graduate student.

Sep 26, 2018

Gaines' Magnolia Market at Silos in Waco to Host Church

Gaines' Magnolia Market at Silos in Waco to Host Church

The stars of TV's "Fixer Upper" have invited a congregation that worships under a Texas highway bridge to use the lawn of nearby Magnolia Market at the Silos for services during road construction.

Sep 25, 2018

More Chemical Weapons Wastewater Sent from Colorado to Texas

More Chemical Weapons Wastewater Sent from Colorado to Texas

The U.S. Army is again shipping liquid hazardous waste from a chemical weapons destruction plant in Colorado for disposal in Texas.

Sep 25, 2018

Ex-Houston Businessman Indicted Over 2013 Congressional Trip

Ex-Houston Businessman Indicted Over 2013 Congressional Trip

An ex-Houston businessman has been indicted on U.S. charges of concealing that a 2013 trip by some members of Congress to Azerbaijan was paid for by that country's government.

Sep 25, 2018

Texas Man Sentenced to 60 Years in 4-Year-Old Girl's Death

Texas Man Sentenced to 60 Years in 4-Year-Old Girl's Death

A Houston-area man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in the fatal shooting of a 4-year-old girl when he was 17.

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