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Court papers:‘Utterly unqualified’ attorney used Wikipedia to defend death penalty inmate
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 18 Jul 2017 03:41:53 UT

"It appears she relied on Wikipedia, of all things, to learn the complex ins and outs of Texas capital-punishment," Preyor's attorneys wrote of their client's former counsel, noting that Estelle's case files included a print-out of the Wikipedia page "Capital punishment in Texas" with a Post-It note labelled "Research."

Deputy with DWI unit injured after struck by impaired driver during traffic stop
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:51:50 UT

A sheriff's deputy with the DWI unit was hospitalized Saturday night after a suspected drunk driver plowed into him during a traffic stop in Crosby.

Bogus video changes Obama’s speech
YourHoustonNews.com / Wed, 05 Oct 2016 18:27:00 -0500
To the editor:

1 dead after fall from 7th story of Midtown construction site
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:49:17 UT

One person is dead after a falling from the seventh story of a construction site in midtown.

Cute ringtail cat goes on scary journey to Houston under an RV and survives
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:42:57 UT

A young ringtail cat hitched a ride from west of San Antonio and all the way into the Houston area this week, stowing away underneath an RV heading east. 

Brother reportedly confesses in teen’s slaying
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:09:00 UT

The 17-year-old brother of a boy shot to death during his 14th birthday party has reportedly confessed to the killing, according to a law enforcement source. Before the pair appeared in court early Thursday to face charges of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, they both confessed to the gunpoint heist, prosecutors said. Surveillance video showed the Dodge and the red SUV parked in front of the house, and it also captured people believed to be the trio of suspects getting out of the vehicles and unloading property. After the pair of arrests, the Harris County Sheriff's Office began probing evidence collected from the home for any possible connections to other robberies in the area. Initial reports indicated that it was an apparent stray bullet that killed the Aldine ISD middle school student in the early hours of Monday morning.

Ex-Katy teacher gets probation for improper photography of 17-year-old female student
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:25:01 UT

A former Katy ISD choir teacher charged with invasive improper photography was given 10 years of probation on Monday.

NWS Houston issues lightning safety alert after man struck during yesterday’s storms
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 16 Jul 2017 14:45:35 UT

If you're close enough to hear thunder, you're close enough to get hit! 

Patterned poodles get rock star treatment at Houston dog show
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:09:18 UT

On Sunday, at the Houston World Series of Dog Shows, she transformed Paisley into a nostalgic remembrance of the 1980s, with homages to Alf, E.T., the Smurfs and Strawberry Shortcake woven into her coat. Once lagging in interest, creative grooming is back on the rise as photos of eye-catching designs proliferate online, a couple of well-placed reality television shows inspire artists and a pride of loquacious poodles plays along. At NRG Park, hundreds of patrons snapped photos and gawked at the elaborate designs, each of which bore a theme. Six groomers entered this year's competition, vying for a top prize of $1,500.Oliver's precision and attention to detail astonished patron Jessica McKenny, 35, of Spring. [...] it's the dogs who become the stars, surrounded by dozens of onlookers, many snapping smartphone photos, a few shouting at them. Today, it's still a small-knit group, with about 15 die-hards traveling the country for major events and locals popping up at in-town shows.

Athletes flood NRG Park for Branch Warren Classic bodybuilding competition
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:36:49 UT

On July 15, NRG Park was flooded with some of the fittest athletes to compete in the 2017 NPC Branch Warren Classic.

Where Texas’ most significant gangs, criminal groups are
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:26:50 UT

The Texas Department of Public Safety's latest report shows where some of the biggest criminal groups are most active in our state.

2 dead after police chase leads to fiery north Houston crash
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:23:09 UT

Two men are dead after a Sunday morning hit-and-run sparked a north Houston police chase that ended in a fiery wreck.

Ex-Zetas drug cartel leader ‘El Taliban’ gets 30 years in US prison
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:21:06 UT

Velasquez-Caballero, known in Mexico as "El Taliban," pleaded guilty in 2014, in a plea deal, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.

Texas Senate committee OKs bill to outlaw city cellphone restrictions
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:55:37 UT

Senate Bill 15 would pre-empt local ordinances on mobile phone usage, effectively rolling back provisions in more than 40 Texas cities that currently post hands-free ordinances stricter than the statewide texting ban.

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