Stories tagged: Houston
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 12:21 p.m.
A fire burning at an Exxon Mobil refinery in Texas is sending a large plume of smoke into the air, the latest in a series of fires in the Houston …
UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 4:53 p.m.
The first two new Toys R Us stores – one in Texas, the other in New Jersey – will open in November as part of a small comeback of the …
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
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 …
Sat., May 11, 2019, 8:20 p.m.
The man who reported a 4-year-old Texas girl had been abducted from him last weekend has been arrested near Houston.
Tue., March 19, 2019, 4:34 p.m.
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, …
Sun., March 17, 2019, 5:19 p.m.
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Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Houston police say some people who went into an abandoned home to smoke marijuana found a caged tiger.
Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
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.
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 …
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 8:45 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 8:45 a.m.
Teenagers throwing eggs at cars led to a deadly car accident in Houston.
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 6:15 p.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 4:38 p.m.
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.
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:38 a.m.
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 who have been in a bitter battle with the city for higher wages are taking their case to voters.
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
A Canadian company’s plan to open a so-called robot brothel in Houston has been short circuited by city leaders.
Fri., Sept. 28, 2018
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 …
Wed., May 30, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
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 …
Mon., May 21, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
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.
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 …
Wed., April 25, 2018, 2:05 p.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Tue., March 27, 2018
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.
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.
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 …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 1 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
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.
Residents across the Houston area are starting to wrap up the monthslong effort of removing debris created by Hurricane Harvey.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
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.