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UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 2:22 p.m.

Texas officer shoots and kills woman after stun-gun struggle

A Texas police officer shot and killed a woman who police say grabbed his Taser and used it on him, moments after she seemed to say “I’m pregnant” in an …


Man who reported girl missing arrested in her disappearance

The man who reported a 4-year-old Texas girl had been abducted from him last weekend has been arrested near Houston.


No timetable for end to fire at Texas chemical facility

Officials said Tuesday that they’re not sure when a fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility will burn itself out, but they are confident that the air quality is safe, …



Police: Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned house

Houston police say some people who went into an abandoned home to smoke marijuana found a caged tiger.


Houston police chief: 5 undercover officers injured in drug raid

Houston’s police chief says officers attempting to serve a search warrant at a suspected drug house became embroiled in a gunbattle that ended with two suspects dead and five officers …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Five officers injured in Houston gunfight, officials say

Two suspects are dead after a shooting on Monday that injured five Houston police officers, including four who were hit by gunfire as they attempted to serve a search warrant …


Houston wins praise for handling of girl’s drive-by shooting

Activists praised Houston area law enforcement for pursuing a tip that led to the arrest of an African-American man in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old black girl, a …


Teens were throwing eggs at cars, Houston police say. Now a mother of 2 is dead.

Teenagers throwing eggs at cars led to a deadly car accident in Houston.


Kelvin Hopkins Jr. has five touchdowns, No. 22 Army routs Houston 70-14

Army quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. ran for 170 yards and an Armed Forces Bowl-record five touchdowns and the No. 22 Black Knights overwhelmed Houston 70-14.


Man hacks into Houston couple’s baby monitor and threatens to kidnap their son

A Houston-area couple was frightened Monday night when someone hacked into a camera they use to monitor their infant son and threatened to kidnap him.


‘Magic’ campaign lands 17 black women on Houston courts

The Houston area’s courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women and their “magic.”


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Houston firefighters take battle over pay to voters

Houston firefighters who have been in a bitter battle with the city for higher wages are taking their case to voters.


Houston City Council short circuits proposed robot brothel

A Canadian company’s plan to open a so-called robot brothel in Houston has been short circuited by city leaders.


Mayor, others push back on proposed robot brothel in Houston

A so-called robot brothel a Canadian company said it wants to open in Houston is getting pushback from local officials and community groups, with the mayor saying the city is …


Inslee calls Canada pipeline ‘profoundly damaging,’ fears for orcas in surprise deal

An unprecedented deal between the Canadian federal government and Houston-based Kinder Morgan to expand the Trans Mountain Pipeline poses grave risks for the critically endangered southern-resident killer- whale population, and …


Guilty plea in Houston theft of Bellevue police guns

Federal prosecutors say a 22-year-old Houston man working as a contract baggage handler at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport has pleaded guilty to stealing guns last year from the luggage of …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Texas students who supported Parkland endure own shooting

A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation’s …


Former President Bush out of intensive care, making progress

Former President George H.W. Bush was moved out of intensive care and into a regular patient room at a Houston hospital on Wednesday as he recovers from an infection that …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the Greatest Generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a …


Underground tunnels proposed for Houston flooding

The flood control district for the Houston area is considering a proposal to build massive underground tunnels to drain floodwaters from bayous across the county.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 1:53 p.m.

7 months after Hurricane Harvey, flood-control projects’ fate unclear

Large-scale projects long considered essential to easing Houston’s flooding woes went to the top of the area’s to-do list after Hurricane Harvey inundated large swaths of the nation’s fourth-largest city.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Hurricane Harvey survivors feel grief, distress months later

Deb Eberhart couldn’t sleep and was easily moved to tears as she worked to coordinate repairs to her Houston home in the months after flooding from Hurricane Harvey besieged it …


Unruly man with guns arrested at Houston hotel

Houston police say an intoxicated man was arrested at a hotel ahead of a New Year’s Eve party for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing after officers found several guns …


United apologizes to passenger who says U.S. Rep took her seat

United Airlines has apologized and given a $500 travel voucher to a passenger who accused the airline of giving her first-class seat to U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Houston …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 4:41 p.m.

Debris removal from Harvey starts to wrap up in Texas

Residents across the Houston area are starting to wrap up the monthslong effort of removing debris created by Hurricane Harvey.


Agency: Texas chemical plant unprepared for Hurricane Harvey

Federal investigators say they’ve seen no signs that a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded and partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey considered moving its highly unstable compounds offsite as a precaution.


Top Houston area official calls for major flood control plan

The Houston area should have a new reservoir, fix aging reservoirs and complete long-sought bayou and creek flood control projects as part of 15 recommendations from the top elected official …


U.S. home sales ticked up in September as Houston recovers

U.S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey. Still, a shortage of available homes is thwarting many would-be buyers and limiting …