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Texas lawmaker introduces legislation against Texans using the Chilean flag emoji
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:02:38 UT

A resolution introduced into the Texas state legislature is urging Texans to think twice before using a certain emoji.


Houston Zoo welcomes new baby tapir into the family
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:53:25 UT

Tapirs are quite similar to pigs with short snouts. They are herbivores that inhabit jungles and forests in South and Central America. This particular breed of tapir comes from South America.


Houston-area teachers that lost their license due to sex scandals
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 8 Feb 2017 22:00:21 UT

It's hard to check the news without seeing yet another student-teacher sex scandal. Unfortunately, the phenomenon isn't just another media craze, it's an issue that even has Texas education officials concerned.


Texas man arrested after being caught dragging German Shepard behind his motorized wheelchair
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:03:56 UT

A Mission man was arrested Thursday morning after a video showing him dragging his German Shepard behind his motorized scooter surfaced on Facebook.


Report: Small Houston paper gets caught up in Hollywood-funded fake news
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:18:01 UT

The Leader, a decades-old small Houston weekly appears to be the victim of "fake news" planted to generate publicity about a new movie. According to BuzzFeed News, The Leader, a publication that serves the Heights-Garden Oaks area, has been confused with something called Houston Leader, an apparently fake source of online stories.


Houston man in custody after video shows him beating a child
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:39:11 UT

A Houston man has been charged with injury to a child after cameras designed to capture illegal dumping instead caught him beating a 7-year-old.


Texas-based My Fit Foods to close all U.S. stores
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:00:50 UT

Texas-based healthy prepared meals company My Fit Foods will be closing its stores nationwide.


Dallas teacher fired for porn past tries to reclaim job, says she endured sex slavery
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:10:17 UT

A Dallas ISD teacher who was fired for working in the porn industry when she was younger is appealing to keep her teaching job.


Company building Houston-Dallas bullet train takes big step
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:17:30 UT

A new report by the Houston Chronicle shows the project has kicked into high gear. On Tuesday, the company planning the high-speed train announced that it had reached agreements to purchase nearly one-third of the land needed for the route.


Police, Texas vet save puppy from heroin overdose, owners arrested
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:15:50 UT

Texas, meet the Chihuahua mix that was lucky enough to be saved by a Texas police officer and veterinarian after suffering from a heroin overdose.


Houston streets that are prone to flooding, high water
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:19:24 UT

Another day in Houston, another chance of flooding.



Texas taco expert makes the case for tacos as the official dish of Texas
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 9 Feb 2017 21:25:43 UT

Fans of tacos in Texas likely know the name Mando Rayo, one of the foremost champions of the amazingly versatile treat. Now, Rayo has a new cause for you to get behind. 


10 Texas departments belatedly file reports on officer-involved shootings
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:37:17 UT

In the last two weeks, 10 Texas police departments rushed to belatedly file reports on fatal officer-involved shootings as required by a ground-breaking 2015 state law.

Two weeks ago, the Houston Chronicle and the American Statesman published stories about how those reports – which law enforcement agencies must  submit to the Texas Attorney General's office when an officer is shot or shoots someone else – had not been filed by a dozen departments in accordance with state law. The stories are part of an on-going series on the shootings of unarmed Texans called Point of Impact.

Just two reports on fatal shootings remain missing as of Feb. 16. All shootings occurred since Sept. 1, 2015, when the reporting requirement took effect.


Two former TSU employees accused of stealing more than $500,000 from school
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 14 Feb 2017 01:52:02 UT

Two former Texas Southern University employees are accused of stealing more than $500,000 from the Houston college, according to authorities.


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