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- J.J. Watt, Adam Wexler make super-fan's dream a reality August 22, 2017KPRC 2 sports reporter Adam Wexler helped a Texans J.J. Watt super-fan make her dream a reality Monday at the first day of Houston preseason training camp.Wexler took a photo of Kimberly Cannon's unique tattoo featuring the defensive end's face, and queried Twitter: "Should we talk to this Texans fan coming up on KPRC2? Um, […]
- Bodybuilder dies after reportedly choking on food at Florida home August 22, 2017Bodybuilding star Dallas McCarver died Monday at his Palm Beach County home after reportedly choking on food.TMZ reports McCarver, 26, was found unconscious by his girlfriend, Dana Brooke, just after they had spoke on the phone before he was going to prepare dinner.Brooke, who currently wrestles in the WWE, says it is believed that McCarver […]
- Texans hold first preseason practice in Houston August 21, 2017Fresh off their preseason win against the reigning Super Bowl champs the Houston Texans on Monday will hold the team's first practice in Houston this season.The Texans beat the New England Patriots 27-23 at NRG Stadium on Saturday. It was the team's second preseason game.The Texans will return to the practice field in Houston at […]
- Athletics avoid sweep with 3-2 win over Astros August 21, 2017Marcus Semien wound up with a Little League home run when Houston kept throwing the ball away to help the Oakland Athletics avoid a sweep with a win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.The play in the 3-2 victory reminded Semien of the last time he was involved in something similar - which actually was […]
- Whitecaps beat Dynamo 2-1 August 20, 2017Fredy Montero and Yordy Reyna scored in the first half to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Saturday night.Montero scored on a penalty kick in the 17th minute after Reyna was brought down by Boniek Garcia. Montero sent goalkeeper Tyler Deric the wrong way with a shot that touched the right […]
- Texans defeat Patriots 27-23 in 2nd game of 2017 preseason at NRG Stadium August 20, 2017Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass in his first game since winning the Super Bowl on the same field and the New England Patriots fell to the Houston Texans 27-23 in a preseason game on Saturday night.Brady, who sat out last week, was 6 of 9 for 67 yards while directing the offense for two […]
- McHugh throws 6 innings in Astros' 3-0 win over A's August 20, 2017Collin McHugh threw six innings, Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run single and the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Saturday night.McHugh (1-2) gave up six hits and struck out three. McHugh, who missed the first 3 1/2 months with right shoulder tendinitis and a right elbow injury, has allowed two runs or fewer […]
- Keuchel throws 7 shutout innings in Astros' 3-1 win over A's August 19, 2017Dallas Keuchel threw seven shutout innings, Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve homered and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Friday night.Keuchel (11-2) allowed three hits, walked one and struck out three in a dominant performance. Keuchel had his second straight solid outing after allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings Sunday at […]
- Texas A&M team visiting Spain safe, officials say August 18, 2017Members of the Texas A&M University women's basketball team are safe Thursday after a terrorist attack in Barcelona, officials said.The team tweeted messages of support and comfort for the people of Spain after a van plowed through a crowd of people, killing 12 and injuring 80."We have been overwhelmed by the hospitality and warmth with […]
- Corbin goes 8 2/3 innings, Diamondbacks beat Astros 4-0 August 17, 2017Patrick Corbin was kicking himself for one small mistake that led to his exit.The Arizona pitcher came within an out of his first career shutout and first complete game since 2013 in the Daimondbacks' 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday.After allowing a two-out double to Yuli Gurriel in the bottom of the ninth, […]
- J.J. Watt, Adam Wexler make super-fan's dream a reality August 22, 2017
- A body found in Southeast Texas canal ID'd as missing woman August 22, 2017GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Authorities have identified a body recovered from a canal in a waterfront Southeast Texas community as that of a woman ...
- A Body Found in Southeast Texas Canal ID'd as Missing Woman August 22, 2017GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Authorities have identified a body recovered from a canal in a waterfront Southeast Texas community as that of a woman ...
- Texas Prisoner Responds To Theory That He's Responsible For Galveston Serial Murders August 22, 2017Is Edward Harold Bell a serial killer who preyed on young women around Galveston in the 1970s – or is he just the subject of a vast conspiracy?
- 9th Annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival August 22, 2017Every year since 2008, BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival takes over Galveston and people flock here to tap into the world of craft beer on island time.
- Next Level Capital Group $3.00 million Financing. Louis Gately Submitted Aug 22 SEC Filing August 22, 2017The filler's address is: 2200 Market St, Suite 412, Galveston, Tx, Texas, 77550. Louis Vincent Gately is the related person in the form and it has ...
- University of Texas Medical Branch lung experiment in space August 22, 2017The Galveston County Daily News reports the goal is to grow human body parts, without the rest of the human attached. The experiment sounds like a ...
- Former Low-T Centers employee alleges she is owed unpaid overtime August 22, 2017GALVESTON – A Colleyville employer is accused of failing to pay a former medical assistant and client account manager overtime pay. Jenna Block ...
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- Willowbrook Medical Center Opens New Location in Houston, Texas August 22, 2017... attended and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, ...
- A Gambling Tale: The History of Galveston's Underground Casinos August 21, 2017This 2011 raid was just another example in a long war between law enforcement and those hoping to keep gambling alive in Galveston County, Texas ...
- A body found in Southeast Texas canal ID'd as missing woman August 22, 2017
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- City of La Marque August 22, 2017The City of La Marque has advised that Waste Management will begin offering solid waste, recycling and bulk collection for the city effective October 2.
- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership August 22, 2017The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership will host the Second Annual Galveston County Transportation Summit on August 31 in Texas City.
- College of the Mainland August 22, 2017College of the Mainland today announced that Kaci Maris, a COM student transferring to University of Houston, has been named recipient of the Terry Foundation scholarship.
- 34th Greek Festival August 22, 2017The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Galveston will host the 34th Annual Greek Festival on October 14-15.
- Jamaica Beach City Council August 22, 2017Jamaica Beach City Council canceled its meeting on Monday due to the anticipated lack of a quorum.
- Galveston County District Attorney's Office August 21, 2017The Galveston County District Attorney's office today announced that Niallson Dorsey Price has been sentenced to 6 years in prison on charges of Online Solicitation of a Minor.
- Discussion with Captain Wally Hogan August 21, 2017Captain Wally Hogan, a pilot with the Gal-Tex Pilots, and former presiding officer of the pilots association, recently spoke with Guidry News Service regarding issues concerning the pilots who maneuver vessels, including cruise liners, into Galveston's ports.
- Texas A&M University-Galveston August 21, 2017Texas A&M University at Galveston today announced that David Brankovits, a student in the university's Marine Biology program, has been selected to explore underwater caves as a member of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
- Galveston County Sheriff's Office August 19, 2017The Galveston County Sheriff's Office on Friday reported that deputies prevented an apparent suicide attempt by a woman at the Highway 646 overpass at Interstate Highway 45.
- City of La Marque August 22, 2017
- Trump condemns Charlottesville 'thugs' as protesters clash in Phoenix 23 Aug 2017 04:34 ABC.net.au Updated August 23, 2017 14:22:24 United States President Donald Trump has condemned the "thugs" involved in deadly protests in Charlottesville last week and criticised media coverage of his response to the tragedy. Police deployed gas to …
- At Phoenix rally, Trump accuses media of 'giving a platform to hate groups' 23 Aug 2017 04:34 United Press International (UPI) Aug. 23 (UPI) -- At a rally in Phoenix, President Donald Trump went into campaign mode in front of a cheering audience as he blasted the media for criticizing his response to the Charlottesville protests and hinted that he would pardon former Maricopa …
- Trump says US will 'probably' end NAFTA 23 Aug 2017 04:33 The Fresno Bee The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Arizona (all times PDT): 8:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says he thinks the U.S. will "end up probably terminating" the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico "at some …
- House Dem presses Trump to appoint ambassador to India 23 Aug 2017 04:32 Hill A senior House Democrat is urging President Trump to quickly nominate an ambassador to India following his prime-time address calling on India to help the U.S. with Afghanistan. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) wrote in a letter to Trump on Tuesday that …
- Trump defends himself again against charges of bigotry 23 Aug 2017 04:32 Charleston Daily Mail A defiant President Donald Trump defended himself against charges of racism, a week after he touched off a national firestorm following white supremacist violence that claimed a life in Charlottesville, Virginia. Speaking at a campaign-style rally in …
- President Trump defends Charlottesville response at rally in Phoenix 23 Aug 2017 04:31 KWGN PHOENIX — President Donald Trump kicked off his campaign rally Tuesday, defending his responses to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and slamming the “damn dishonest” media. “What happened in Charlottesville strikes at the core of America. And …
- URGENT - Trump Arpaio Phoenix Rally Comment 23 Aug 2017 04:31 KITV Honolulu's Channel 4 (CNN) -- President Trump signaled Tuesday night he will pardon Joe Arpaio, the controversial former Maricopa County sheriff in Arizona. "So was Sheriff Joe convicted for doing his job?" Trump said at a rally in Phoenix. "You know what, I…
- Trump administration turns to rural communities for input on infrastructure bill 23 Aug 2017 04:30 Hill The Trump administration is seeking input from rural communities around the U.S. as it assembles a $1 trillion infrastructure package. Transportation Secretary Elaine ChaoElaine Lan ChaoOfficials removed Trump-brand logos from Trump Tower before press …
- Trump rejects use of emergency authority to help coal plants 23 Aug 2017 04:30 Hill The Trump administration has denied a coal company’s request to invoke a little-used authority to stop coal-fired power plants from closing. Murray Energy Corp. CEO Bob Murray, an outspoken advocate for coal and a close ally to President Trump, had asked …
- Trump voices optimism about North Korea 23 Aug 2017 04:30 Weekly Times US President Donald Trump has expressed cautious optimism about a possible improvement in relations with North Korea after months of mounting tension over its weapons programs. "I respect the fact that he is starting to respect us," Trump said …
- Puppy attacked by pet store owner’s dog
- Mother left kids in hot car while she drank at bar, police say
- Angela Paxton, Texas attorney general’s wife, eyes Texas Senate run
- US imposes sanctions on Russian, Chinese firms over North Korea
- Parents’ plea for help in finding teenage couple missing for 48 hours
- 2 women claim they were groped by local massage therapist
- Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller criticizes Six Flags’ removal of Confederate flag
- El Paso City Council votes down city ID program
- League City Man Sentenced to 6 Years for Online Solicitation of a non-existent Minor
- UT-Austin removing Confederate statues in the middle of the night
- Galveston County Deputies Prevent Jumper on Bridge at 646 & I-45
- Dickinson Cops use Facebook to Catch a Burglar Named Jesus
- Evading Theft Suspects Taken Into Custody After Causing Accident in League City
- Father faces charges after he and missing boy found at hotel, authorities say
- Confederate Monument Protest Draws Hundreds in Houston
- Former HPD officer among those arrested in prostitution sting
- Mother charged with murder after child ejected during drunken driving crash
- Over 250 sex buyers, traffickers arrested on prostitution charges during sting
- Remember the Alamo (Differently)
- Your phone’s Bluetooth can locate illegal skimmer devices
- With Supreme Court appeal, Texas wants to keep congressional map intact
- Dallas, Houston Protests Planned as Confederate Monuments Under Fire in Texas
- With Trump’s Infrastructure Plan, Rural Texas Could be Left in Disrepair
- Body found in Bayou Vista while searching for woman who disappeared under ‘suspicious circumstances’
- South Florida woman accused of DUI with 3-year-old unbuckled in back seat
- Deputies: Mother tells son to buy her drugs
- HPD officer relieved of duty after DWI charge, officials say
- Abbott: Removing Confederate monuments “won’t erase our nation’s past”
- Prosecution rests at trial of woman accused in 2012 death of husband
- Confederate statue controversy hits Houston
- Selena’s brother taken into custody after landing on most wanted list
- In special session rubble, spotlight shines bright on Straus
- President Trump disbands White House business councils as CEOs leave
- Video shows deadly jailbreak; Man who pleaded guilty in deputy’s death sentenced to life
- Fisherman hooks gator in Buffalo Bayou
- Squatters or scam victims? Homeowner finds another family living in home
- Charges sought against those who toppled Confederate statue
- Houston group asks mayor to remove Confederate statue from downtown park
- Federal court invalidates part of Texas congressional map
- Texas to receive millions in federal funding for wildlife conservation projects
- How a total solar eclipse created France, Italy and Germany
- Deputies Go Unpunished for Invasive Cavity Search on Houston Roadside
- Florida man gets 6 years for firing gun during strip club selfie
- Map details where Texas hate groups are in 2017
- Man blames ‘hookah-smoking caterpillar’ for wrecking liquor store, police say
- ‘I feel like I was raped,’ woman says of invasive roadside strip search
- New Mexico Bandidos members held in Texas in firearms case
- Man, 57, commits suicide after shooting juveniles during road-rage incident, police say
- Mother charged with child abandonment after newborn found in flower bed
- President Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis as ‘thugs’
- Woman hit, killed by Houston garbage truck while crossing street
- Legislature advances annexation bill to Gov. Abbott
- 2 Teens Who Attacked Man Shot After Auto Accident in Galveston
- White nationalist rally, counter protest planned at Texas A&M on Sept. 11
- Hundreds Clash over Confederate Monument in San Antonio
- Greenspoint Mall to close in 60 days, sources say
- Texas House approves “compromise” city annexation bill
- Asps — poisonous, stinging caterpillars — back in season
- Texas bathroom bill appears to be all but dead in special session
- Gator spotted on Galveston County road
- After 2015 legalization, Texans may be able to buy medical cannabis oil by January
- Conroe Chief of Police asked to leave doctor’s office
- Law Enforcement Increasingly Opposed to Abbott’s Agenda
- Meet the Expert Who Helps Texas Cops Justify Extreme Behavior
- Baytown woman charged in two La Porte road-rage incidents
- FBI agents searched former Trump campaign chair’s home
- Special Session a ‘Battle Royal’ for Dominionists Who Seek Christian Rule
- Zoo employee accused of sex with 14-year-old boy
- New requirement for Texas driver’s license begins soon
- With 8 days left in special session, Texas House and Senate remain far apart
- What you need to know if your vehicle is flooded
- City of Houston applies for FEMA grant to help elevate homes in flood-prone areas
- Commissioners vote to ban swimming, fishing in San Luis Pass
- Texas backs Wisconsin in battle to protect partisan gerrymandering
- SE Houston gas pump appears to charge customers after they are done filling up
- Carjacking suspect accused of shooting father multiple times sentenced to 171 months in prison
- 4 arrested in connection with 2 deadly shootings in Montgomery County
- 1 drowns, 2 injured in incident at San Luis Pass
- 1 arrested, 1 on the run in linked cases of Spring nurse found dead, missing UH student
- Near Drowning at Bacliff Chase Park Pool
- Drunk Wrong Way Driver Arrested in Dickinson
- Lasker Park Community Swimming Pool to Open on August 15th
- Man accused of touching girls’ buttocks in back-to-school aisle at Walmart
- Rare pink dolphin spotted in Louisiana waterway
- Woman found hiding in bed of pickup truck says she ‘was just looking at the stars’
- Amazon sells out of toilet paper with Trump’s tweets
- Teen home invasion suspect killed, man on the run in Baytown
- Houston man last seen throwing life jacket to daughter before going underwater at Canyon Lake
- Deadly dare: 8-year-old girl dies after drinking boiling water
- 2nd Man In Robbery Spree Gets 20 Years Prison
- Oklahoma to seek death penalty against William Reese
- 4 officers taken to hospital after 2 patrol units run into each other, police say
- STATE LEGISLATURE PUTTING THE BRAKES ON TEXAS CITY ANNEXING SAN LEON WITHOUT SAN LEON RESIDENTS APPROVAL:
- 2 men charged in teen girl’s shooting death in Bacliff
- Weed company buys town in hopes of creating pot-friendly tourist destination
- Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick calls city governments the source of “all our problems in America”
- Man, 25, arrested for DWI after crashing into patrol car, deputies say
- Texas man snags “bucket list” 12-foot tiger shark off Padre Island
- Chauna Thompson, deputy terminated in wake of Denny’s choking death, appeals firing
- Humble ISD police officer accused of child pornography
- Angry woman robs cellphone store with large gun
- Dalia Dippolito discusses prison break in recorded jail call after recent conviction
- Tiny mermaid-painted shed drifted 200 miles in Gulf of Mexico
- Uber ride turns into nightmare for recent Texas A&M graduate
- ‘Sugar daddy’ banned from beaches after handing out provocative cards
- Business owners fight against crime in Chinatown
- 14-year-old girl clocked driving 107 mph during chase in Montgomery County
- Fight outside Spire Nightclub ends in crash, shooting
- When school’s out, rural Texas towns struggle to feed their hungry kids
- Guided bus tour of Houston’s strip clubs, massage parlors sheds light on human-trafficking business
- NASA looking to hire officer to protect earth from alien harm
- In Texas House, property tax proposals range from minor tweaks to abolishment
- Man exposes himself to woman outside fitness center, police say
- Man accused of robbing people who post items on buy, sell sites
- What it means for Texas colleges if Trump targets affirmative action
- ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl sentenced for stealing mother’s car, using her credit cards
- President Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russia
- Wife shoots, kills husband after finding him with another woman, police say
- Humble restaurant employees accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls
- Family reunited with dog 3+ years after it went missing
- Angleton animal sanctuary facing fines after filing lawsuit
- Woman finds evidence bag full of marijuana at neighborhood park
- State Rep. Dawnna Dukes declines deal from Travis County District Attorney
- Report: Texas could lose billions if new immigration enforcement law stands
- Texas’ War on Local Control is Part of National Trend
- Wife of accused gunman dies after double shooting that led to innocent woman’s death
- ‘Ghost forests’ appearing from Canada to Texas
- Man charged after leaving crash that left motorcycle rider in critical condition, police say
- Flight in Vegas delayed by naked passenger, officials say
- Galveston’s Pleasure Pier ride Revolution shut down temporarily
- How often do shark attacks happen in Texas waters?
- Naked bank robbery suspect tosses stolen money
- Harris County officials continue crackdown on unlicensed after-hour bars
- Wife: Disagreement over Trump contributed to divorce from state attorney
- Kingwood native torches 8 cars after wedding called off, police say
- HPD officer hit by car, plunges 16 feet off Southwest Freeway
- Texas executes man who claimed his lawyers committed fraud
- Woman arrested on suspicion of posting ‘revenge porn’ online
- Statue honoring Alvin’s hometown hero, Nolan Ryan, topples
- Man arrested after showing porn to child at supermarket, authorities say
- Underage woman claims she was raped after being served at Houston-area restaurant
- The Woodlands teens accused of Florida crime spree after posting Snapchat videos
- La Marque residents asked to boil water after order issued
- Man who fled to Mexico after murder charge 21 years ago arrested trying to re-enter US
- Texas Senate passes bill to allow people to vote on whether a city can annex them
- Spring man caught filming up skirts arrested on child porn, invasive photography charges
- One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested, police say
- Despite Knowledge of Climate Change in 1970s, Texas Utility Companies Funded Climate Denial
- Venus Williams accuses 78-year-old man killed in crash of not wearing seat belt
- Scammers target college students eager for scholarship money
- Woman accused of kidnapping baby while hitchhiking
- Every Texan in the U.S. House just voted for sanctions against Russia
- Man accused of producing child pornography
- Persistence pays off for rural Texans besieged by sky-high power prices
- Man accused of beating dog with crow bar
- 2 charged with prostitution after offering sex acts to undercover constables, authorities say
- Senate votes to start debate on health care bill
- Harris County pastor charged with sexual abuse of a child
- Trump’s New Immigration Lockup Draws Local Opposition in Conroe
- Set for execution, death row inmate alleges legal fraud in hopes of a stay
- Concerns raised over new Harris County bail system
- Crooks return to rob dentist office after police leave
- 2 throw drugs out window during high-speed chase, police say
- 5 arrested after drugs, gun, money seized from Magnolia home
- 15 years later, Clara Harris remains in state prison for husband’s murder
- Woman, 91, kicked out of Sunnyside home
- Congressman: If female GOP senators were South Texas men, I’d challenge them to a duel
- Turning Tail
- Death toll in San Antonio immigrant-smuggling case rises to 10
- Ex-Mexican drug cartel leader gets 30 years in US prison
- Kushner’s statement on Russia: What to know
- Analysis: In special session, Texas Senate’s the hare, House is the tortoise
- Texas Senate panel targets mail-in ballot fraud after high-profile case
- Drunk Driver Sentenced to 50 Years for Fatal Crash
- Tanker Crew Rescues 5 In Capsized Boat
- Man Sentenced to 45 Years on Drug Charges
- After Texas “human trafficking crime,” Lt. Gov. Patrick lauds sanctuary city law
- Charges possible in disturbing Florida drowning case
- Texas Senate committee OKs bill to outlaw city cellphone restrictions
- Texas Senate panel approves teacher bonuses, retirement benefits
- Carjacking suspect opens fire on officer during chase in SW Houston
- Man, 2 children killed in crash in NE Houston
- Katy woman arrested for DWI after man follows, records her erratic driving
- Mickey Mouse mask-wearing burglar caught on camera breaking into 2 stores
- Houston pastor Victoria Osteen says she does not endorse skin care product
- Senate committee passes bills on private school choice and school finance study
- Bill limiting city, county spending fuels war over local control
- Woman, 93, dragged during carjacking at church, police say
- Trans Texans, Advocates Swarm Texas Capitol to Oppose ‘Bathroom Bills’ (Again)
- Man admits to killing 14-year-old half-brother, authorities say
- Monkey on the loose in south Houston after attacking girl, police say
- ‘Million Dollar Ho’ arrested in Florida prostitution sting
- Turner reopens bids for recycling contract to 4 companies
- District attorney to pursue death penalty against 4 suspects
- Houston woman charged in connection with ransom scheme
- Pastor in The Woodlands accused of prostitution
- Academy Sports + Outdoors laying off 100 employees
- 1 dead after shooting at NW Harris County apartments
- Kay Bailey Hutchison vows toughness on Russia as NATO ambassador
- Conroe horse-riding trainer accused of sexually assaulting child
- Environmental groups sue EPA over lax Texas air pollution permits
- Abbott adds school finance, retired teacher benefits to special session
- Bodycam allegedly shows Baltimore cop planting drugs
- Key events in OJ Simpson’s fall from sports hero, movie star
- Heat is part of life at Texas prisons, but federal judge orders one to cool it
- Growing health trend bypasses doctors’ offices for diagnosis, treatment
- HPD chief answers questions about Josue Flores murder case
- Sarah Davis wants more information about “misconduct” at TABC
- Texas Bill Would Revoke Medical License of Doctors Who Perform Abortions
- Senate gives early OK to must-pass “sunset” legislation
- Lead singer of The Suffers featured in national campaign
- Man wanted in 2016 fraud case
- Couple arrested for second time for impersonating Adele’s manager, police say
- Mexico says electronic device checks on US flights begin
- Dancing with Denial
- Teen shot at high school party at AirBNB house in southwest Houston
- Toll road drivers getting fed up with erroneous charges
- Trump administration: Trust Texas on voter education spending
- Baby dies after being infected with cold sore virus through kiss, parents say
- 24 firearms stolen after Texian Firearms robbed twice in one day
- Texas Republicans in Congress process health care bill’s collapse
- Florida man arrested after reporting cocaine stolen, deputies say
- Teens arrested after Facebook Live video of 23-year-old woman’s assault
- Girl, 17, fires shot at intruder while chasing him out of her house
- Police: Aunt charged after leaving young neice, nephew in hot car outside grocery store
- Texas Senate moves to fast-track special session agenda
- President Trump: ‘Let Obamacare fail’
- Why the murder charge against the Texas police officer who killed Jordan Edwards is rare
- What happens if Congress fails to repeal Obamacare?
- Four Texas Republicans in Congress were just outraised by Democratic challengers
- Angleton mulls proposal for RV park next to Stephen F. Austin statue
- Trump administration awards $2.3 million to Texas for border security
- Texas Democrats lay out their own special session priorities
- Gov. Abbott says property taxes are his top issue for special session
- Small Government Crusader Wants $35 Million to Fix a Battleship in His District
- OJ Simpson faces good chance at parole in Nevada robbery
- It’s a Trump Miracle! There are Signs of Life Among Texas Democrats
- IBM ups the ante in fight against Texas bathroom bill
- At some Texas universities, students accused of rape can transfer without a record
- Gas pump overcharges customers in League City
- Father survives after van crushed by 7,000-pound scrap metal
- Two killed in crash during police chase in NE Houston, police say
- At tail end of Texas redistricting trial, judges skeptical of state’s defense
- After dissident’s death, Ted Cruz hopeful about changing Chinese Embassy address
- Harris County Toll Road Authority faces lawsuit over fees charged to drivers
- 1 killed in shooting at Bella Terra shopping center in Fort Bend County, deputies say
- On day 5 of redistricting trial, Texas refutes claim that current political maps discriminate
- Trump Administration Preparing Texas Wildlife Refuge for First Border Wall Segment
- Second arrest made in death of 79-year-old Hedwig Village woman
- Greg Abbott’s Latino Problem
- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott formally launches 2018 re-election bid
- Licensing director is seventh official out at troubled Texas liquor agency
- Sketch released of man wanted in shooting that wounded 1-year-old
- Critics say Abbott catering to donors with special session priorities
- Former deputy constable facing sexual assault charges; other victims sought
- Man on Jet Ski catches goliath grouper off coast
- DPS trooper accused of prostitution
- Two arrested in connection with prostitution spas near The Woodlands
- MEET JOY: Baby elephant born at the Houston Zoo
- Revised Senate health care bill draws Cruz’s support but still short votes
- Heartbreakers in Dickinson and Jackie’s Brickhouse in Kemah Sued by Victim of Drunk Driver
- Galveston Yacht Captain Who Used Phony ID To Hide After Mysterious Deaths Is Sentenced
- Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick proposes millions for teacher bonuses and retirement
- Texas Republican congressman calls on Trump to keep his kids out of White House
- Trump meeting with France’s Macron in Paris
- Beto O’Rourke posts $2 million in fundraising in bid against Ted Cruz
- As congressional races draw big interest, Democrats still filling out statewide ticket
- Lawmakers failed to end troubled Driver Responsibility Program
- Man sues city, HPD, officer after excessive-force arrest, lawsuit says
- Family escapes SUV after it catches fire, days after purchase
- In court, redistricting battle puts sharper focus on 2013 Legislature
- Push made for change in evaluation of parolees after repeated crimes
- Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission names lone finalist for new executive director
- U.S. Rep. Al Green joins California Democrat’s effort to impeach President Trump
- Police seek father suspected of causing brain injury to child
- 4 arrested during home invasion in north Harris County, deputies say
- NYC launches $32 million plan to reduce rat population
- Houston public works director placed on leave amid bribery case involving HCC trustee
- Prying Eyes: Border Sheriffs to Use Iris-Scanning Tech in Push for ‘Virtual Wall’
- Trump defends embattled son after Fox News interview
- Texas death row inmate Scott Panetti to get further competency review
- Firefighters demanding pay raise in line with police officer salaries
- Former housekeeper’s son accused in Hedwig Village woman’s murder
- Two women accused of attacking woman with a hammer
- Woman, children left devastated after husband murdered by ex
- New executive director appointed to troubled Texas liquor agency
- U.S. Sens. Cornyn and Cruz sidestep questions about Trump and Russia
- Don’t throw rocks in glass cars? Glass concept car unveiled
- Community removes basketball hoop from park due to profanity
- Tow truck driver finds father of 4 shot to death outside SW Houston apartments
- Susan Combs, Fierce Critic of Endangered Species Act, Tapped for Agency in Charge of its Implementation
- Harris County will not join suit over state’s ‘sanctuary cities’ law
- Report: Shopping for electricity is getting cheaper in Texas
- Jenna Bush Hager goes through astronaut training at NASA’s JSC
- Trump Jr. tweets email chain on meeting with Russian lawyer
- Beachgoers form human chain to rescue family in water
- Five New Laws that Will Likely Get Texas Sued (Or Already Have)
- Sketch released of woman sought in northwest Houston shooting
- Video shows police officer violently beating homeless woman
- Voting rights battle in Pasadena could have Texas-wide legal ramifications
- Trial over Texas political maps starts in San Antonio
- 2 charged with capital murder after shooting man during drug deal, dumping body, police say
- Astros reach All-Star break in midst of historic season
- Willie Nelson on the road again, coming to Sugar Land’s Smart Financial Centre
- Texas Lawmaker Files Bill to Repeal SB 4 During Special Session
- Woman sought in shooting near Missouri City
- Shots fired at officers in southeast Houston, police say
- Man arrested after alleged road rage incident
- Report: Loopholes Allow Polluters to Get Away With Worsening Air Quality
- Corvette-driving North Carolina priest arrested in Florida road-rage incident
- Prosecutors: 12 people rescued after being locked in sweltering truck
- Abbott officially calls special session, allowing lawmakers to begin filing bills
- SWAT standoff at southeast Houston lounge turns out to be misunderstanding, police say
- Acting director of Texas liquor agency abruptly quits
- With 2018 election looming, Texas back in court over political maps
- This Texan’s daughter needed medical marijuana, so he moved to Colorado
- 11 teens hospitalized after eating drug-laced gummy bears
- Upcoming Area Live Music Shows thru August
- Man catches 1,033-pound hammerhead shark in Texas City fishing tournament
- Handcuffs couldn’t stop man from proposing to girlfriend
- Austinite and former intern for House Speaker Straus killed in Greece
- Counterprotesters outnumber, confront Klan supporters at Virginia KKK rally
- Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with CVA at town hall meeting in Houston
- Woman pleads guilty to voting twice for Donald Trump in US election
- Biker gang member added to Texas Top 10 fugitives by DPS:
- Mother charged with child endangerment after leaving 4 children in hot car, police say
- Harris County judge suspended without pay amid drug, prostitution allegations
- Blue bullfrog reported in Iowa
- Texans to be allowed to carry swords, machetes in public places:
- Cop accused of robbing dead man had other troubles…
- Inmate’s escape: Phones, wire cutters, a drone and $47,000
- Federal judge throws out effort by UT professors to overturn campus carry
- US economy rebounds, adding 222,000 jobs in June
- Warren Buffett unveils deal to buy big piece of Texas electric grid
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A city of Houston garbage truck on Monday was involved in a crash that killed a woman, according to authorities.
The crash was reported about 9 a.m. near the intersection of S. Gessner Road and Bellaire Boulevard in southwest Houston.
According to Houston police, the female driver of the truck hit a person walking in the street.
Police said the woman was pushing a shopping cart on S. Gessner, crossing Bellaire, when she was hit by the truck which was turning onto Bellaire.
Police said the driver did not realize she had hit someone until she was flagged down a couple blocks away. They said she is now talking to investigators.
“(The driver) is fully cooperating with the investigation. She has been taken downtown for the normal processing that we do in this type of investigation. She’s told us everything that she felt occurred, so we’re just in the process of tying up all the loose ends and figuring out how this happened,” Capt. William McPherson, with the Houston Police Department, said.
Police said there are no signs that driver had been drinking or was distracted by being on the phone.
Police are asking that the witness who flagged down the truck driver call HPD.
A White House spokesman has characterized the story as “fake news” and stated that President Trump believes it is nothing more than a “witch hunt”.
The future of Greenspoint Mall could soon become crystal clear once a group of investors finalize a deal to buy the property and redevelop it.
A KPRC Channel 2 source familiar with the sale said the mall would close once the deal is final, which could take a couple months.
We reached out to the parties tied to the deal and we’re waiting to hear back, but the Houston Chronicle reports a company made up of investors called Global Plaza Union agreed to buy the property and turn it into a mixed-use development.
The company wouldn’t reveal its exact plans until the deal is final, according to the Houston Chronicle.
“Back then it was a lot more stores, it was really popular, I don’t know what happen. Just all the other stores started closing,” shopper Sandra Romero said.
She and her family were at Greenspoint Mall Friday evening, but she said they only went to get school uniforms.
“I think it’s a great idea. I think it will help out around here. Not many people come around because the area seems a little, you know, not looking too good,” Romero said.
Walk inside the mall and many big name retailers have left.
“I was hurt when they closed Mayc’s,” said Jarelle Brush who said he grew up going to Greenspoint Mall. “This is home to a lot of people and a lot of people shop here. I know for African-American, we all get our clothes for here,” said Brush. “Everyday I was hooping at Greenspoint Mall, at the Fitness Connection, this is my home. So if they shut it down I know I would be hurt.”
Many of the stores are either shoe, hat or jewelry stores.
“That’s why I’m leaving now, because there’s nothing here we’re actually looking for some clothes for the kids,” said Michael Johnson who at the mall with his family. “This mall needs to be more than redeveloped it needs to start all over again.”
“I do understand that from an economic standpoint,” said Brush of the transaction.” I feel like they should do some social development and find some store that market this area, instead of just closing it down.”
The timeline of what happens with the mall is still unclear and depends on the sale.
A White House spokesman has characterized the story as “fake news” and stated that President Trump believes it is nothing more than a “witch hunt”.
We are in stinging asp season.
The furry-looking caterpillars make their debut in July and stick around through November.
Their hairs are venomous and cause severe pain.
According to Texas A&M University, the state is home to a few different kinds of stinging caterpillars, which are called asps. It’s not common to get stung, but if you’ve ever known a victim of the sting, you know it’s a horrendous sensation.
“I want people to know that these things can cause terrible pain,” said KPRC producer Tera Stidum.
Stidum was on her way to work when she felt the sting begin to inflict pain throughout her body. She assumed she might be experiencing an allergic reaction to a bee sting since she had not seen what bit her.
“Imagine thousands of fire ants biting one part of your body,” Stidum said. “It began to burn. It soon began to swell. I then started to feel a tingling and numbness in my face and along my mouth and lips and that’s when I began to worry.”
She went to a CVS Minute Clinic and saw nurse practitioner Alex Hacker, who recognized one key symptom of an asp sting.
“Typically, patients have pain that’s radiating, and that’s very different,” Hacker said.
She said the radiating pain doesn’t happen with other insect stings. She also said your location can also be a clue that you’ve been stung by an asp. Asps fall from oak trees, elm trees, some citrus trees and rosebushes.
“Patients will sometimes describe brushing something off that really hurts. They look down and see there’s just a leaf on the ground and that leaf can be, it’s actually an asp caterpillar. Caterpillars look like leaves. They’re brown and tear-like,” Hacker said.
Now that you know the symptoms, Hacker said, you should act fast if you realize you’ve been stung. Benadryl, Claritin and Cortizone 10 cream are recommended over-the-counter antihistamines to help with the swelling and itching. The asps can leave hairs trapped under your skin. So, she recommends trying to pull them out with tape.
“You’ll want to take a piece of Scotch tape and apply it on the area. Slowly remove the Scotch tape to take off any of the little, fine hairs. Those might not be visible to the naked eye and that will help also remove, to keep the venom from going into the skin,” Hacker said.
Hacker recommends spraying down children’s play equipment with a hose. She’s said children sometimes get stung from coming into contact with the asps on slides and playgrounds.
“This was the most excruciating pain I’ve ever felt in my life. So, I want to warn parents to watch their children when they’re outside playing because I don’t want a child to go through what I experienced,” Stidum said.
Hacker said if the pain persists, clinics can prescribe a steroid to help. There are some very rare severe reactions that some people experience with these stings and they may require a visit to a doctor or hospital.
A White House spokesman has characterized the story as “fake news” and stated that President Trump believes it is nothing more than a “witch hunt”.
A Galveston County man captured a jarring sight on Bolivar Peninsula — an alligator taking a stroll on a well-traveled roadway.
Mike Terrylee posted a photo of the gator on the Galveston Talk Facebook page.
Terrylee told KPRC 2 he took the picture after the stormy weather moved through earlier this week.
The gator was on Highway 87 in Gilchrist. It takes up a big portion of that roadway in the photo, so it’s definitely a good-sized gator.
KPRC 2 contacted the Gator Squad for its expert opinion, who said the alligator appears to be between 8 and 9 feet long.
Gator Chris, spokesman for Gator Squad, said it’s not a coincidence that the gator was spotted after the storms. He said alligators run from floodwaters, and they want to be in a waterway that is not fast-moving, like a bayou.
“Gators can smell water from 20 miles away,” Gator Chris said.
Gator Chris said alligators on land are not a threat to people if you leave them alone.
“Gators don’t hunt on land.,” he said. “Their hunting ground is water.”
A local police chief says he was asked to leave a doctor’s office while wearing his gun, badge and ID.
Chief Philip Dupuis, with the Conroe Police Department, called the experience “embarrassing” and posted the story on Facebook, which has been “shared” nearly 2,000 times.
The chief tells Channel 2 News the incident happened on Tuesday when he went to check in for his appointment at Texas Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists in The Woodlands.
“I walked in, gave them my name and my appointment time. They took my information; my drivers license and insurance card and then the clerk asked me to go put my gun in my car,” Dupuis said. “She said it’s our policy. No guns allowed. I said I’m a police officer and I’m not going to put my gun in my car.”
Dupuis said he gathered his documents and left the office feeling embarrassed and thinking the medical staff mishandled the situation.
“They do have the right to ask me to leave and I did leave,” he said. “I don’t think they need to do it in a setting where there is 10 or 15 people sitting in their lobby and to embarrass me like that.”
A manager with Texas ENT called the chief to apologize and sent Channel 2 News the following statement:
“We regret the situation yesterday involving Chief Dupuis and a member of our staff. We have personally apologized to Chief Dupuis for any inconvenience or embarrassment he experienced. Our team is working diligently to insure that a situation like this does not occur again. Our company values law enforcement officers and first responders for their selfless service and will serve them and our communities with the utmost respect.”
Texas ENT said they have informed all supervisors at all locations about the incident and notified their employees that this wasn’t the right way to handle the situation.
Also, the company would not comment about any type of disciplinary action against the employee involved in the situation with Dupuis, saying it is a private matter.
A Baytown woman was charged last week in connection with two road-rage incidents in La Porte, according to police.
La Porte police said Amanda Downs, 25, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the case.
Police said two instances of road rage involving a woman driving a red pickup were reported along Highway 225 – the first in July and the other on Aug. 2. They said that in the most recent incident, a picture taken by the victim showed the driver of the pickup pointing what appeared to be a handgun.
Investigators said they canvassed the area, located the vehicle and identified Downs as a suspect. They said Downs confessed to both incidents, and surrendered a large folding knife that had been cast in the shape of a handgun.
Police said people who are the victim of road rage should immediately call 911 and drive to the nearest police station or public place.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced a new requirement to obtain a Texas driver’s license — a one-hour driving course to educate drivers on the dangers of distracted driving. The Impact Texas Young Drivers course will be required for certain drivers beginning Sept. 1.
“Driving is one of the most dangerous things we do on a daily basis, and it should command our undivided attention,” said DPS director Steven McCraw. “This new component of the department’s distracted driving initiative uses research and compelling true stories to highlight the many risks facing drivers. This important program is designed to provide Texas drivers with critical information to help keep their focus on driving — and to ultimately save lives on Texas roadways.”
Starting Sept. 1, all skills examination applicants 18 and older must complete the free ITYD course and obtain proof of course completion prior to taking the driving skills examination. In addition, drivers 18 to 24 must complete the six-hour adult driver education course prior to the skills examination.
ITYD is the second course offered through the Impact Texas Driver program, which was developed by DPS in 2015 to help save lives through awareness and education related to distracted driving. The first course launched under the ITD program was Impact Texas Teen Drivers, which drivers ages 16 and 17 are required to complete.
Cars are often damaged when their owner drives like a jackass through standing water, splashing water into places where it can cause damage.
Dangerous floodwaters can damage your car, costing you thousands of dollars in repairs, if they don’t destroy the car altogether.
So, if your car is ever submerged in water or you find it sitting in high water after a storm, the No. 1 rule is: Don’t start the engine.
If you start that car up, you could do far more damage than you already have.
If you can’t get the car towed immediately, the best thing to do is to start drying out the car.
Begin by opening the doors and windows.
Pull up the carpet from the floorboards and take that out.
Next, drain all the oil and the transmission fluid out.
Disconnect the battery to prevent any further electrical damage.
Another big concern after any flood is that flooded cars might suddenly show up for sale at local car lots and online.
So, remember, if you are trying to buy a used car several weeks or months after a big flood, you have to do your homework on that vehicle.
“Take it to a repair shop first before buying it, to check it out, ’cause the first thing they will do is look up underneath the car to check for any damage, rust, mildew, mold … That’s a dead giveaway,” said Roger Morris, with the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
Morris tracks flood-damaged cars for the bureau and he warns against buying cars online.
“If you’re buying from Craigslist, those cars may not have been insured. They may have been damaged. They may be flooded. And you’re getting scammed if you buy one of those cars,” Morris said.
There are other visible signs to look for.
“Look for a waterline on the firewall inside the engine compartment and even in the trunk,” Christopher Basso, with Carfax, said.
Also, get the vehicle identification number and punch that into the National Insurance Crime Bureau website to check their database on that car.
Carfax offers the same kind of service.
And one last tip: If you are test-driving the vehicle, turn on the radio and listen for any distortion from speakers that may have been waterlogged at some point.
The city of Houston is applying for part of a $90 million Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to help more homeowners in flood-prone areas elevate their houses.
“It provides 75-100 percent of the eligible costs,” said Jamila Johnson with the Houston Permitting Center.
There is no guarantee that a homeowner will receive the grant, but the city is asking residents who have had multiple severe property losses or two or more flood insurance claims to apply for the elevation grant.
The deadline for homeowners to submit their information to the City of Houston is 5 p.m. on Aug. 25.
You can learn more at www.HoustonRecovers.org, or attend the 2017 Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Grant Informational Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 W. Gray St.
Here are some frequently asked questions:
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Homeowners who have flood insurance from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The flood insurance must be effective at the time of the grant application and be maintained throughout the process. To learn more about other requirements visit: www.HoustonRecovers.org
HOW CAN THIS GRANT HELP ME AVOID FLOOD DAMAGE IN THE FUTURE?
If awarded, the FMA grant will pay between 75-100 percent of the eligible costs to elevate a home. The existing house will receive a new foundation and will be lifted so that the lowest floor is at least one foot above the base flood elevation.
WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF RECEIVING A GRANT AWARD?
FMA is a nationally competitive grant program. Homeowners who have the strongest chance of award are those who own a property with a history of receiving large FEMA NFIP flood insurance claim payments over time. For this reason, the City’s application will focus on FEMA designated high priority Severe Repetitive Loss properties. High priority Severe Repetitive Loss properties are homes which the total of two or more flood insurance claim payments for building damage (not including contents) exceeds the FEMA calculated value of the home (not including land).
To have a chance of award, FEMA must save more by avoiding future flood claim payments than it would cost to elevate a home. There is no guarantee of award.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Visit www.HoustonRecovers.org for a 2017 FMA Grant Checklist & Voluntary Interest Form
Complete the form, gather required documents and submit online, in person at the Floodplain Management Office (Houston Permitting Center, 1002 Washington Ave., 3rd Floor), or at the informational meeting on Aug. 15. Homeowners must submit their information to the Floodplain Management Office by Friday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m.
The vote was unanimous to ban people from entering the water due to dangerous undercurrents and recent drownings.
Officials said people are still allowed to fish from the banks, but are not allowed to enter the water.
The ban will take effect in the next 10-11 days.
A Southeast Houston gas station has a pump problem that raised the ire of a KPRC viewer and is now being investigated by the Texas Department of Agriculture.
The state agency has more than 70 inspectors who are in charge of inspecting hundreds of thousands of retail gas pumps on a four-year cycle.
“If I pay $20, I want $20,” Eugene Redic said.
Redic caught video of a pump at Fuel Depot at 7120 Scott St. charging him even though he was no longer pumping gas.
Channel 2 Investigates was able to replicate the problem.
A clerk at the store was not interested in discussing the problem, and would not connect us with a company representative.
But Monday evening, the Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures Division descended on the gas station, testing pumps and fuel quality.
“We have several different kinds of incidents here,” one inspector said.
The state’s investigation is ongoing.
If you have believe you’ve been shorted at the pump, you are asked to call 1-800-TELL-TDA or visit this website.
A 21-year-old Houston man was sentenced to 171 months in federal prison after shooting a father multiple times during an attempted carjacking in March 2016, according to authorities.
Adarrion Christie, who was 19 at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty in May, and was sentenced to serve 51 months for the attempted carjacking and an additional 10 years for aiding and abetting the discharging of a firearm during a crime of violence. The sentences will be served consecutively.
Christie will serve five years of supervised released following the prison term.
Christie was ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution to the victims in the case.
“You did what you wanted to do regardless of the consequences,” U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes said.
Co-defendant Derek Harper, 22, also of Houston, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the discharging of a firearm. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 5, 2017.
On March 31, 2016, Christie and Harper attempted to commit a carjacking, according to authorities.
Armando Velasquez was with his fiance, Sarah Harris, and their daughter returning home from a fast food restaurant when they were ambushed around 1 a.m.
Christie and Harper attempted to take the couple’s car with their 1-year-old daughter, Emma, sitting in the back seat.
“Armando dove into the car to get the keys, to fight for the keys with the guy who was inside and when he got out of the car, that’s when they just opened fire on him and hit him all six times,” Harris said.
Velasquez was shot three times in the stomach, once in both legs, in the wrist and in the groin.
But Harris said Velasquez kept fighting to save his daughter.
“He didn’t even fall on the ground until they had run away. He was still charging at them with six bullet holes in him, after he had been shot six times,” Harris said.
Velasquez did drive the attackers off and saved his family, but the couple’s 20-year-old car is all but useless. Harris says it looks like a slaughterhouse.
“It’s covered in blood … soaked in blood … from the driver’s seat to the dashboard. It’s terrible,” Harris said.
Velasquez has undergone one surgery and is expected to need more to repair the damage done to his body, but Harris said he will recover.
According to court documents, authorities first encountered Christie during a traffic stop and found a .45 caliber gun in the car. It’s suspected to be the same gun used to shoot Velasquez. It was said in court that Christie’s friend, who was riding with him, ratted him out as the gunman who shot the man as he tried to protect his family.
Three men and a juvenile were arrested Monday in connection with the deaths of two men whose bodies were found July 20 inside a Montgomery County home.
Roman Pray, 18, Thomas Lizcano, 17, Roddrick Jordan, 30, and a juvenile are all facing capital murder charges.
Investigators said family members hadn’t heard from Jaquise Williams, 23, and Akeem Russell, 24, and called police check on them at a home in the 9600 block of Bimms Drive in Conroe just before 9 a.m.
“We have talked to several individuals, and we’re currently talking to several individuals who are still down on the scene about possible motives,” explained Lt. Scott Spencer, with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
He said homicide and violent crime units, the District Attorney’s Office and Texas Rangers were all at the scene collecting evidence.
Spencer said one of the bodies was found on the porch and the other in a back bedroom.
The two men were cousins and living in the home together.
Jaquise William’s family said his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter was found inside the home, but was not harmed.
Police believe the toddler was alone for a couple hours after the two men had been shot and killed.
“I’m just hurt because it’s a big loss,” said a tearful Grendine Winslow, a family friend who knew Jaquise Williams since he was a child. “I’ve always had good things to say about him. Senseless, it’s senseless.”
One person drowned Monday and two others were injured during an incident at San Luis Pass, according to deputies.
The incident was reported in the Treasure Island area near the Bluewater Highway Bridge.
According to Brazoria County deputies, one of those who was injured tried to help the others.
Deputies said one of the survivors suffered critical injuries and was flown to a local hospital for treatment.
Two cousins are accused in connection with the cases of a Spring nurse found dead and the disappearance of a University of Houston student, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Glenser Soliman, 44, was reported missing by family Feb. 18 after he was last heard from two days earlier when he called St. Luke’s Hospital to check in before his shift as a nursing supervisor. Several days later, Soliman’s BMW was found.
Brandon Lyons was arrested April 11 and charged with unauthorized use of motor vehicle in connection with the case.
Lyons is now charged with capital murder in the case of Soliman’s death.
In early April, An Vinh Nguyen, 27, was reported missing after he was last seen on the evening of March 31. The vehicle of the University of Houston student at the Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management was recovered April 6.
Investigators were able to link both cases together. The victims did not know each other, but both were Asian males who were using social media chat sites and their vehicles were found abandoned in the same general area.
Jerret Allen, Lyons’ cousin, was charged with credit card abuse in the case of Nguyen’s disappearance.
Allen and Lyons were living together at the time of both men’s disappearance.
Allen is on the run and authorities are asking for information from the public to locate him.
His last known whereabouts were in mid-April in El Paso.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
A teenage home invasion suspect was shot Sunday and died on a Baytown street.
Investigators said gunfire erupted just before 10 p.m. after an 18-year-old and another man forced their way into an apartment in the 300 block of South Pruett.
Police said Jalen Cole, 18, and another man broke in wearing masks and attempted to rob the home. People inside the apartment started shooting back and Cole was shot. He later died in the street. His accomplice ran away.
Another bullet went through a wall and hit a neighbor in the shoulder. The neighbor was flown to a hospital and was taken into surgery.
It is unclear why the apartment was targeted.
Investigators are looking for Jeremy Jamal Wheaton Ardion, 30, who they call a person of interest in the shooting.
Anyone with information about the shooting or the whereabouts of the second suspect is asked to call the Baytown Police Department at 281-422-8371.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and charging of the suspect in this case. Tips can be submitted by calling 281-427-TIPS or texting Baytown plus the tip to CRIMES. All tipsters may remain anonymous.
A Houston man was reported missing by his family after he was last seen throwing his life jacket to his daughter after both fell into the water at Canyon Lake.
The Comal County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Talley, 45, was on a jet ski with his daughter when he made a sharp turn and both fell into the water.
Talley took off his jacket and threw it to his daughter, who was already wearing one. She was able to swim to shore.
The man’s family, who was on the shore, then reported seeing Talley go underwater and not reappear.
The SMART Dive Team, Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens, and several other units are currently searching for the missing man.
This is not the first time rescuers have been called to the lake this summer. On June 21, a man from Austin and a teen both drowned in separate incidents on the lake.
Officials with the Galveston District Attorney’s Office told KPRC2 that Oklahoma will seek the death penalty against William Lewis Reece.
He is the man linked to at least four murders, including the murders of Laura Smither, 12, from Friendswood and Jessica Cain, 17, from Tiki Island.
Reece, 57, has long been the prime suspect in the killings.
Smither disappeared in April 1997 while jogging near her Friendswood home. Her body was discovered 17 days later in a retention pond near Pasadena.
Cain disappeared in August 1997 while driving to her home in Tiki Island. Her truck was found abandoned on the side of I-45 inside the city limits of La Marque.
Cain’s body was not found until March, when Reece led detectives to the spot where he buried the teen in a field off East Orem Drive at Martindale Road in southeast Houston.
Following Oklahoma’s trial for the 1997 murder of Tiffany Johnston, Reece will be brought back to Galveston County to face trial for the murders of Laura Smither and Jessica Cain.
Charges are also pending against Reece in the murder of Kelli Ann Cox, from Denton.
Reece remains the only suspect in the kidnapping and death of Cox, who was 20 years old at the time of her disappearance from the city of Denton.
Reece led detectives to Cox’s body last April. The young mother was buried in a field off Highway 288 near the town of Angleton.
Before Cain and Cox were discovered, Reece was indicted in September 2015 in Oklahoma County for the 1997 kidnapping and murder of 19-year-old Tiffany Johnston. The newlywed was abducted from a car wash in July 1997 and her body was found in a field the next day.
Reece is serving a 60-year prison sentence for the 1997 kidnapping of Sandra Sapaugh in Webster. Sapaugh escaped Reece by jumping out of his moving truck and later picked him out of a lineup.
In February, Reece was temporarily released from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to the custody of officials in Galveston County to help search for Cain and Cox.
Reece’s attorney, Anthony Osso, has said that Reece was cooperating with investigators and is “willing to accept responsibility” for all the murders.
Reece was transferred to Oklahoma in July to face trial for Johnston’s murder. After the trial, Reece will be returned to Texas to finish his prison sentence and face punishment for the Smither and Cain murders.
Officials in Denton County have not yet filed charges against Reece in Cox’s murder.
Reece had hoped to cut a deal that would remove the possibility of the death penalty in exchange for his confessions. Galveston County officials agreed to the request.
However, Osso said Reece is in poor health and likely to die long before he completes his sentence on the kidnapping charge. State records show that Reece will complete that sentence in 2057.
A timeline of the developments in the story:
April 3, 1997: Laura Smither disappears from Friendswood
April 20, 1997: Smither’s body found near Pasadena
July 15, 1997: Kelli Ann Cox disappears from Denton
July 26, 1997: Tiffany Johnston disappears from outside Oklahoma City
July 27, 1997: Johnston’s body found
Aug. 17, 1997: Jessica Cain disappears from La Marque
Sept. 18, 1997: Sandra Sapaugh kidnapped in Webster, but escapes
May 11, 1998: William Reece convicted of kidnapping Sapaugh and sentenced to 60 years
Sept. 21, 2015: Reece charged in Oklahoma City with murdering and kidnapping Johnston
Feb. 16, 2016: Reece temporarily released from TDCJ to custody of Galveston County officials
Feb. 24, 2016: Search for Cain begins in field off East Orem
March 18, 2016: Human remains found
March 28, 2016: Search for Cox begins in field off 288 in Brazoria County
April 3, 2016: Human remains found
April 11, 2016: Remains identified as Cox by University of North Texas
April 15, 2016: Remains identified as Cain by medical examiner
July 25, 2016: Reece transferred to Oklahoma to faces charges in Johnston case
Sept. 1, 2016: Galveston County grand jury empaneled to hear evidence in Cain and Smither cases
Four Houston Police Department officers were taken to the hospital after a crash Friday, according to authorities.
Two patrol units were en route to a call when they ran into each other, police said. There were two officers in each vehicle.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, authorities said.
The condition of the officers is not known at this time.
A 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after authorities said he struck a patrol vehicle while a deputy was involved in another traffic stop.
On Friday, a Harris County deputy was conducting an investigation to determine if the driver of a vehicle was intoxicated in the 18600 block of State Highway 249, according to authorities.
While conducting that investigation, a vehicle being driven by Javier Perez struck the deputy’s patrol car and left the scene, according to investigators.
The deputy was able to relay Perez’s vehicle description to other deputies in the area. Deputies found the vehicle, driven by Perez, in the 5300 block of Hilton View Drive, authorities said.
“When deputies attempted to stop Perez, he put the vehicle in reverse in an attempt to flee and struck a parked vehicle, causing him to stop. Javier Perez was arrested and booked into Harris County Jail, charged with driving while intoxicated,” Constable Mark Herman said.
Perez remains in the Harris County Jail.