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$5,000 reward offered after Houston security guard shot repeatedly
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:38:43 UT

Authorities are still searching for the man who repeatedly shot a security guard last month - but now Crime Stoppers has offered up a $5,000 reward for information in the case.

As mother is arraigned on capital murder charge, family, friends celebrate life of her 4-year-old da
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:46:29 UT

Randy Sample and other tearful family members laid out candles during a vigil Tuesday evening in the shape of a number four. The girl's mother, Laquita Lewis, appeared Tuesday before state District Judge Maria Jackson where she was arraigned on a charge of capital murder in the death of her daughter Fredricka Allen. Police were called Sunday to Laquita Lewis' apartment in the 5600 block of Timber Creek Place about 8:40 p.m. where they found the child bleeding heavily on the floor of the master bedroom. Prosecutors said the child's father, Frederick Allen, called 911 after Lewis called him and said their daughter was no longer alive and "was in Heaven." "When the father asked her to clarify, the defendant stated, 'I stabbed her in the chest,'" said Missy Wheeler, with the Harris County District Attorney's Office. , Lewis, 34, is being examined for mental health issues, her lawyer said Tuesday. "She doesn't seem well," defense attorney Philip Scardino told reporters after his client appeared in court. [...] if the facts prove out to what (prosecutors) are saying, she's probably got some mental problems. Lewis, who appeared in court in an orange jail uniform, leg chains and handcuffed to a waist chain, did not speak except to say that she understood the charges against her and her rights. Lewis could face life without parole or the death penalty if convicted. er attorney said after Tuesday's hearing that so much of the case hinges on hearsay, admissions that Lewis allegedly told the child's father.

‘Detention deputy’ graduates step into new role at Harris County Jail
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:02:04 UT

New "detention deputy" graduates will move from civilian jobs at the jail to the ranks of certified peace officers within the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Marijuana legalization doesn’t lead to more fatal car crashes, finds Texas doctor
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:16:27 UT

A new study led by an Austin trauma surgeon found that states with legalized marijuana have not experienced a rise in the number of fatal car crashes.

Tear gas forces armed suspect out of storage shed in Energy Corridor
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 17 Jun 2017 02:54:23 UT

An armed suspect was taken into custody Friday evening after barricading inside a utility shed in the Energy Corridor, according to Houston Police.

Suspect charged with capital murder in slaying of Houston 10-month-old
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:36:21 UT

Six days after a 10-month-old was shot in his father's arms, a suspect has been charged with capital murder in the shocking southwest Houston slaying.

Zack Barth, victim of Virginia baseball field shooting from Houston, injured but ‘okay’
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:37:37 UT

Barth's former colleagues said they were not surprised Barth was participating in the beloved D.C. tradition, which has brought Republicans and Democrats together for more than a century for a good cause.

Police: Central Texas man shot at car because he thought stripper was behind the wheel
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:54:41 UT

Mark Harley Ferguson, 41, ended up with a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after reportedly shooting at a newspaper delivery driver. 

Trump leaves Dreamers safe, but in limbo
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:04:00 UT
[...] the news came in a Homeland Security memo announcing that the administration is revoking similar protections for certain legal residents and immigrants in the country illegally who have U.S.-born children. [...] administration officials and immigrant rights activists made clear that President Donald Trump has not made a final decision about the long-term fate of the program. [...] immigrant rights activists said that Trump's aggressive new deportation policies continue apace, including against people with no criminal records. Many also decried the decision to revoke DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents), saying it extinguishes the hopes of more than 4 million parents of American citizens and green card holders. Immigration rights activists said that in the face of Trump's campaign promises, Dreamers and their families still have cause for worry, particularly as Trump ratchets up immigration enforcement and pursues a wall along the southwestern border. "While the Trump administration has left the DACA program in place for now, their enforcement actions and policy decisions continue to create fear and anxiety in immigrant communities," said U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Others expressed hope, noting that if Trump wanted to summarily revoke the DACA program, there would be little to stop him except the political risk of offending Americans who are sympathetic to the plight of illegal immigrants.

Dr. Robin Armstrong talks election, inner city involvement to NSRW
YourHoustonNews.com / Wed, 05 Oct 2016 18:27:00 -0500
Dr. Robin Armstrong shared the message with members of the North Shore Republican Women that there is a lot to be hopeful about within the Republican Party.

Supreme Court denies DNA testing in Montgomery Co. capital murder case
YourHoustonNews.com / Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:01:00 -0500
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for post-conviction DNA testing in the 1998 slaying of a Montgomery County college student, closing another door on convicted killer Larry Swearingen’s continu

VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Caney Creek defeats New Caney
YourHoustonNews.com / Tue, 04 Oct 2016 22:09:00 -0500
Caney Creek picked up an important District 21-5A victory on Tuesday evening, defeating New Caney 25-17, 23-25, 25-20, 25-23 at home.

Face-tattooed gang member from Texas captured in Georgia
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 12 Jun 2017 21:12:22 UT

A confirmed Texas Syndicate gang member was arrested in Alma, Georgia on Thursday. 

HPD: Man charged with public lewdness after Discovery Green incident
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:52:21 UT

The scary incident was first chronicled in a mother's Facebook post, detailing the man's behavior at the park. 

Technology helps parents locate missing daughter
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:44:22 UT

A missing 14-year-old Houston girl was found this week - thanks to her parents and technology.

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