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Hundreds Get Misdemeanors Resolved at Houston Event

Hundreds Get Misdemeanors Resolved at Houston Event

More than 1,200 people have shown up to resolve open arrest warrants for low-level misdemeanor crimes in a program operated by Harris County prosecutors, public defenders and community agencies and volunteer...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

Officials: 4-Year-Old Stepson of Texas Lawman Shot Himself

Officials: 4-Year-Old Stepson of Texas Lawman Shot Himself

Authorities in Southeast Texas are trying to determine if the 4-year-old stepson of a sheriff's sergeant shot himself in the head with his stepfather's service weapon.

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

Jurors Shown Mosque Arson Suspect's Anti-Muslim Writings

Jurors Shown Mosque Arson Suspect's Anti-Muslim Writings

Prosecutors say a Texas man accused of torching a mosque made plans to create a "rogue unit" to monitor and possibly confront Muslims at the Islamic center.

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018

Houston Man Named in $32M Federal Fraud Indictment Dies

Houston Man Named in $32M Federal Fraud Indictment Dies

A Houston businessman indicted last year in a case that federal prosecutors called a $32 million investment scam linked to software development has died.

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018

Kentucky Limestone to be Used for New Oyster Reef Off Texas

Kentucky Limestone to be Used for New Oyster Reef Off Texas

Crews are putting millions of pounds of Kentucky limestone on the floor of a Texas bay for a 21-acre oyster reef on a private lease.

Monday, Jul 9, 2018

Police: Houston Toddler Dead After Self-Inflicted Gunshot

Police: Houston Toddler Dead After Self-Inflicted Gunshot

Police in Houston say a 2-year-old boy is dead after he apparently found a loaded gun in his home and shot himself in the head.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2018

Texas Paid $500,000 for Experts in Abortion Law Challenges

Texas Paid $500,000 for Experts in Abortion Law Challenges

A newspaper review has found the Texas Attorney General's Office has spent $500,000 to defend the state's recent abortion restrictions with expert court testimony that has mostly been given little or no...

Sunday, Jul 8, 2018

Houston Operating Rooms Site of Famed Heart Surgery to Move

Houston Operating Rooms Site of Famed Heart Surgery to Move

Some operating rooms in Houston where pioneering heart procedures were done in the era of famed surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey will relocate this summer.

Friday, Jul 6, 2018

Stolen Tow Truck Involved in Police Chase in Houston

Stolen Tow Truck Involved in Police Chase in Houston

Houston police arrested the driver of a stolen tow truck who led police on a lengthy chase, according to authorities.

Friday, Jul 6, 2018

1 Killed in Accident on Texas Water Tower

1 Killed in Accident on Texas Water Tower

Authorities say a person working on a water tower in Southeast Texas was killed and another injured when a metal panel shifted and fell.

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