Federal judge weighs temporary halt to Houston’s controversial money bail system
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:46:35 UT
The call by two civil rights groups for an immediate fix to Harris County's bail system is now in the hands of a federal judge who will decide whether it violates the U.S. Constitution.
Argument over people sitting on stairs sparked shooting that killed 2, wounded ‘Top Model’
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:23:51 UT
It was an argument over people sitting on the stairs that sparked the shooting that left two people dead and four - including a former "America's Next Top Model" contestant - in critical condition Sunday, according to newly released court documents.
It’s not Tour de France but cyclists say Houston’s version is rewarding
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:24:47 UT
Hundreds of cyclists pedaled through Houston Sunday for the 12-annual Tour de Houston, which raises funds to plant trees in Houston parks.
Rarely-seen photos from Houston’s history will dazzle history buffs
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:49:46 UT
See how much the skyline of Houston has changed and learn about some lesser-known stories that you might have forgotten.
Houston couple admits to buying over $1 million in online swag on company’s tab
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:55:35 UT
A Shady Acres couple pleaded guilty to hiding a $1 million online spending spree for high-end clothes, furniture and electronics by billing the purchases to the man's employer. Among the items purchased were an expensive Gucci purse and wallet, Bruno Magli shoes, a dining room table, watches and electronics, and billed them as routers, software, office supplies and laptops.
Driver accused of plowing down bicyclists
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:13:23 UT
When Craig Randall Tippit, 37, left his home Saturday to train in Waller County for an upcoming triathlon, his wife Stephanie said it felt like any other weekend when he'd leave for what's usually an uneventful bike ride. Keri had grown up in Houston, then attended Louisiana State University and worked at LV Shipping & Transport. After the fatal crash, Tome fled on foot, leaving his badly damaged blue Dodge Stratus, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Erik Burse said. Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said Tome now faces two counts of murder, as well as counts of burglary, aggravated assault and accident causing serious bodily injury. On Sunday, he returned to Waller County to ride in a "Red White & Bike" cycling event to raise money for bicycles for children. Cycling is a particular "political hot potato" in Waller County, where law enforcement and much of the public don't like urban expansion to the suburbs and activities like cycling that follow, Shrimpton said. The "irony" is cyclists are attracted to the area because the roads are less traveled and it has good training grounds for the MS 150.
Bogus video changes Obama’s speech
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Waco-based meat company recalls 74,000 pounds of meat due to E. coli risk
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:59:08 UT
Waco-based H&B Packing Co., Inc. on Sunday issued a recall of roughly 74,000 pounds of beef after determining that a sample of it tested positive for E. coli.
Car chase in north Houston ends after fire hydrant crash
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:40:39 UT
A car chase through north Houston ended early Tuesday morning ended in a flattened fire hydrant and a suspect on the run.
Search on for missing Texas woman after mysterious cellphone ping
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:28:18 UT
An Irving, Texas woman never arrived to pick up her 3-year-old son. Then her cellphone pinged off a tower 400 miles from home.
More than $1 million in cocaine intercepted at Laredo border checkpoint
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:11:20 UT
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Saturday seized roughly 130 pounds of cocaine, valued at more than $1 million.
Suspects on the run after convenience store break-in
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:37:49 UT
Four men are on the run after a bungled break-in of a convenience store in northwest Houston. The men arrived around 4 a.m. at a Star Stop at a gas station at Fairbanks North Houston near the Northwest Freeway.
Youth, men dominate newest voting class in Nueces County
North Texas woman reported missing found safe 400 miles away in Portland, Texas
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:10:32 UT
After being missing for nearly a week, a young woman from Irving has shown up in Portland, Texas, about 400 miles away on the Gulf of Mexico.
Trump’s proposal to slash agriculture budget alarms key Texas Republicans
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:21:12 UT
Key Texas Republicans with oversight of agricultural issues were already quietly perturbed by President Donald Trump's fierce opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement and the time it took him to nominate an agriculture secretary.
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