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ICYMI:A look at why deportees are targeted by criminal gangs
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 4 Dec 2017 17:42:42 UT

The dangers facing deportees, a series delving into brain injuries, and details of foreign bribery cases prosecuted in the Houston area - all in this week's in-depth and investigative reporting.

Houston bounty hunter, girlfriend indicted on charges of international sex trafficking
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 8 Dec 2017 22:00:47 UT

A Houston bounty hunter and his girlfriend have been arrested on allegations they ran an international sex trafficking network that solicited women from South America and forced them into commercial sex, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.

Luis De Jesus Rodriguez, 26, known by the nickname Htown Hunter, and his girlfriend, Helen Leon Mesa, 28, were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury are are set to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dena Palermo on Monday.

A third person charged in the case is being sought and has not been identified by Justice Department officials.

Houston man with history of child sexual indecency added to ‘Most Wanted’ list
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:21:39 UT

Police added a 49-year-old Houston man to Texas' list of most wanted sex offenders on Tuesday.

Dozens camp out for shot at free medical, dental care in west Houston
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:45:59 UT

The large crowd was a potent symbol of a national health care system that remains inaccessible for millions of working Americans.

Splendora PD: Man is the ‘world’s dumbest criminal’ after he pulls meth out with bail cash
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 6 Dec 2017 21:12:47 UT

The Splendora Police Department has identified the "world's dumbest criminal" after he accidentally pulls out a bag of crystal meth with friend's bail money.

Kaine attacks, Pence fights back in VP debate
YourHoustonNews.com / Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:57:00 -0500
FARMVILLE, Va. — Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine aggressively challenged Donald Trump’s qualifications for the presidency Tuesday night, casting him as a “me-first” mogul who won’t level with Americans about

Winter is here: Watch snowfall in North Texas
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 6 Dec 2017 00:31:32 UT

Brace yourself for cold weather, Texas.

Stunning aerial photos show Houston in a Winter Wonderland
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:53:47 UT

A Cypress man captured the beauty of Houston's snowfall with a drone capable of 4K ultra HD imagery

Harvey-displaced HISD campuses receive $4.7 million gift
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:00:00 UT

Aramco Services is giving $4.7 million to the HISD Foundation to provide technology, tutoring and other resources for students displaced by Hurricane Harvey. The money will provide portable tools, such as iPads, that will enhance education even after Braeburn Elementary, Mitchell Elementary, Kolter Elementary and Scarborough High rebuild; Robinson Elementary and Hilliard reopen, and Liberty High transfers to a new space.

For first time in more than 30 years, no Harris County death row inmates executed
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 5 Dec 2017 02:19:28 UT

For the first time since 1985, no Harris County killers will be executed by the state of Texas this year, a landmark shift for a county once known as the "capital of capital punishment."

Two teens who disappeared after school in Victoria, believed to be in Houston
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 2 Dec 2017 22:26:32 UT

Two teens from Victoria disappeared after school on Wednesday, Nov. 29, are believed to be in the Houston area.

Bouncer convicted of assault in attack on Moses Malone, Jr.
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 7 Dec 2017 22:18:16 UT

A manager in charge of security at an after-hours club was convicted Thursday of aggravated assault for attacking Moses Malone Jr. last year because of a Facebook post about basketball star James Harden.

Harris County jurors deliberated about three hours before convicting 40-year-old Darian Blount of the first-degree felony. They jury is expected to return Friday to determine punishment.

Five Harris County jailers indicted in inmate’s beating
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 5 Dec 2017 23:00:01 UT

Five detention officers from the Harris County Sheriff's Office were indicted Tuesday by a grand jury for allegedly beating a jail inmate last September.

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