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Body found near retention pond in NW Harris County
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 5 Nov 2017 00:33:48 UT

A woman's body was discovered Saturday in northwest Harris County.

Texas woman who said ‘Big Red’ was enough to keep her out of the hospital gets gift from police
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:41:16 UT

An elderly Texas woman who told police she didn't need medical attention because all she needed was a Big Red soda is set for life.

Houston ZIP codes with the most handgun licenses to carry over the last year, according to the TDPS
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:13:36 UT

The most recent mass shooting in Sutherland Springs has pushed the gun control debate back into the forefront of the political debate.

MUD measures on Tuesday’s ballot anything but clear
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 4 Nov 2017 22:39:40 UT
When Harris County voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will decide dozens of bond issues and other matters that municipal utility districts, or MUDs, have placed on the ballot. But understanding what they're voting on could be challenging for MUD residents. The Crosby MUD in eastern Harris County, for example, is asking voters to approve the creation of a "defined area," but the ballot measure doesn't explain what that is and the answer isn't an easy one. The Mount Houston Road MUD, which serves a community about 10 miles north of downtown Houston, wants to sell more than $100 million in bonds. The district mailed a one-page information sheet to residents, but it doesn't have a website for detailed documents to be posted.

Journalist-turned-pastor who led historic church restoration dead at 52
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:31:12 UT
Salatheia Bryant-Honors, a journalist who found a second career in pastoral ministry and presided over the renovation of a historic Galveston church, died last week. She was 52. Skills developed as news reporter and a passion for social justice set the stage for a final assignment that would place lives, souls and institutions under her care. Her sunny personality and positive outlook were demonstrated through her smile and signature introduction –"Hey, my friend" – that greeted strangers and loved ones alike. "She was just amazing. I'm talking about feisty. I'm talking about just being Salatheia," said her husband, the Rev. Reginald Honors. "She was just a totally driven, motivated person.

1 dead in Beltway 8 wreck
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 12 Nov 2017 14:46:18 UT

One person is dead and another two in the hospital after an overnight car wreck on a Beltway 8 feeder road.

Massive fire destroys SW Houston apartment complex
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 5 Nov 2017 15:44:35 UT

A massive three-alarm blaze tore through 60 apartments in southwest Houston Sunday morning.

Chemical spill at Ben Taub Hospital draws haz-mat response
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 5 Nov 2017 16:52:40 UT

A chemical spill at Ben Taub Hospital drew hazmat crews to the Medical Center Sunday morning.

Houston man out on bond arrested after Sunnyside shooting
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 9 Nov 2017 21:51:09 UT

A suspected shooter is behind bars after opening fire following a Wednesday night fist fight in Sunnyside.

Grand Parkway set to be widened from four lanes to six north of Katy
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:21:24 UT

The widening would expand the four lane highway into six lanes between Interstate 10 and FM 1093 in Cinco Ranch. 

Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman near Freeport
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 7 Nov 2017 22:40:56 UT

Coast Guard copters saved a fisherman with a broken leg Tuesday near Freeport.

Harvey-damaged libraries win nearly $300,000 in recovery grants
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:38:16 UT
Two Texas library organizations have awarded nearly $300,000 to Harvey-impacted public media centers struggling to replace collections, repair facilities or serve those who lost their homes in the storm. On Thursday, the Texas Library Association awarded $102,600 in 25 grants, from sums of $2,500 to $15,000. Half of the recipients organizations are in the Houston area. Later in the day, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission announced $194,242 in grants, also to 25 organizations. Those awards ranged from $5,000 to $25,000. Both organizations collaborated in the days after the late-August storm to assess damage to libraries and coordinate assistance.

Nation & world briefs: Syrian government press in their offensive on Aleppo
YourHoustonNews.com / Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:57:00 -0500
BEIRUT— Forces backing Syrian President Bashar Assad pressed their offensive Tuesday on Aleppo’s rebel-held zone from the south, after capturing areas on other fronts in recent days. As reinforcements

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