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Monday, Apr 23, 2018

Woman Sets Car on Fire With Children Inside: Police

Woman Sets Car on Fire With Children Inside: Police

Authorities in Houston have taken a woman into custody after witnesses reported she set her car on fire as she sat inside with her three children.

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Exploding Truck Wreck Closes Major Houston Freeway

Exploding Truck Wreck Closes Major Houston Freeway

A large truck hauling garbage flipped and exploded on one of Houston's major freeways, closing all nine lanes and snarling rush-hour traffic Friday morning.

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Thousands Honor Former First Lady Barbara Bush Friday

Thousands Honor Former First Lady Barbara Bush Friday

Former President George H.W. Bush greeted some of the hundreds of mourners filing through a large Houston church on Friday to pay final respects to his wife of 73 years, former first lady Barbara Bush.

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

Houston Honors Barbara Bush

Houston Honors Barbara Bush

The City of Houston will honor the life and legacy of former first lady Barbara Bush on Thursday, with a celebration of life.

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

Houston-Area District Expects $155M in Damage Study, Repairs

Houston-Area District Expects $155M in Damage Study, Repairs

The Houston-area flood control district has estimated needing $155 million to study and fix damaged infrastructure after Hurricane Harvey.

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018

Two People Dead After Crash in Houston Involving Megabus

Two People Dead After Crash in Houston Involving Megabus

Two people are dead after a crash in Houston that involved a Megabus and several other vehicles.

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018

Houston Astrodome 'Domecoming' Marks 53rd Anniversary

Houston Astrodome 'Domecoming' Marks 53rd Anniversary

Thousands of Houston Astrodome fans celebrated the 53rd anniversary of the now-vacant venue with a last look inside before a $105 million redevelopment begins.

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018

Bartender Among 4 Charged in DWI Crash That Killed Mom, Son

Bartender Among 4 Charged in DWI Crash That Killed Mom, Son

A bartender is among four people charged in the death of a mother and her 3-month-old child killed when their car was slammed by an underage drunken driver.

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018

Man Beaten Outside Club Drives Into Crowd, Killing 1: Police

Man Beaten Outside Club Drives Into Crowd, Killing 1: Police

Authorities say a man being beaten by several people outside of a Houston club fled to his car and then drove into the crowd in an apparent act of retaliation, striking at least four people and killing one...

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018

Hurricane Harvey's Toxic Impact Deeper Than Public Told

Hurricane Harvey's Toxic Impact Deeper Than Public Told

A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property.

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