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Woman survives after car mangled in northern Harris County wreck
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 27 Nov 2016 18:53:37 UT

Firefighters rescued a woman from a devastating car wreck in northern Harris County, authorities said.


Texas to implement rules requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:08:27 UT

Texas' proposed rules requiring the cremation or burial of fetal remains will take effect Dec. 19, according to state health officials.


Pasadena voting rights case wraps up in federal court
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:08:38 UT

A federal voting rights trial that drew national attention closed Friday in Houston after opposing lawyers mapped out what it meant for the growing Hispanic population in Pasadena to have an equal opportunity to elect the local candidate of their choice.


Flames scorch business in NW Harris County
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:07:42 UT

Fire swept through a business early Saturday morning in northwest Harris County.


Mexican governor calls for Texas boycott; U.S. officials puzzled
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 3 Dec 2016 17:52:21 UT

The governor of a state in Mexico has called for a boycott of one Texas town. The reason? President-elect Donald Trump's move to keep a few hundred jobs in Indiana.


Former Rockets star Steve Francis arrested for drunk driving
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 20 Nov 2016 18:55:12 UT

Steven Deshawn Francis - a former Rockets basketball star - was arrested in the Houston area for a misdemeanor drunk driving charge, jail records show.


Couple pleads guilty to stealing 50K identities in tax fraud scam
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:40:54 UT

A Houston couple plead guilty Friday, after stealing the identities of 50,000 victims and then applying for tax refunds on their behalf, according to the U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.


Officers arrest 7 in prostitution bust during Thanksgiving week
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:41:31 UT

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office arrested seven people on prostitution-related charges over Thanksgiving week. 


Bacon smeared on Galveston restaurant owned by Muslim
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:41:49 UT

Asad Khan got a call Sunday morning alerting him that something was wrong at his Galveston restaurant ZaZa Bar & Bites.

The 44-year-old business owner, who is Muslim, was shocked to find the front of his restaurant covered in bacon when he arrived.

"It shook me," Khan said. "It took me off guard because I wasn't expecting that."



Driver critically injured in roll-over crash in NW Harris County
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 26 Nov 2016 20:58:35 UT

A driver was critically injured early Saturday morning when he slammed into a tree in northwest Harris County.



Houston area Special Olympics bowling competition inspires self-confidence and teamwork
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 4 Dec 2016 03:31:58 UT

Special Olympics event more than competition for these participants After she finished, bowling kicked off for the day at Copperfield Bowling Center as part of a competition for Special Olympic athletes. Awards and ribbons are given out after the competition, but program director Renee Klovenski said that as long as athletes participates, they qualify for the statewide competition in Austin in February. Special Olympics, a nonprofit organization, seeks to provide people who are affected by disabilities the chance to participate in a wide range of sports, including track, soccer, kayaking, cycling and even power lifting. Joanne Alley, 47, who coaches the Katy Wolf Pack, said they have people with all of kinds of disabilities, including autism and Down syndrome. When Wells and her daughter first moved to Katy four years ago from Nebraska, they said the program helped provide a sense of community.


Pasadena voting rights case now in the hands of judge
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 3 Dec 2016 04:03:00 UT
The accounts of perceived intimidation and back-door dealings were detailed during testimony in a closely watched seven-day trial of a federal voting rights lawsuit that wrapped up Friday in a Houston courtroom. [...] U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal will decide if Pasadena violated the federal Voting Rights Act by reconfiguring its city election system, a ruling that is expected in time for February filing deadlines for May elections in which city council seats and the mayor's job are up for grabs. A group of Latino voters filed the federal lawsuit, saying city leaders changed the structure of council elections in a deliberate attempt to quell the Hispanic vote. "The city moved to dilute voting strength just as Latinos were starting to exercise it," said Nina Perales, lead attorney in the suit for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, in her closing arguments to the court. The growing Latino population has an equal chance to participate in the political process to elect their candidate of choice, said C. Robert Heath, a veteran attorney who specializes in voting rights and election law.

CPS removes seven adopted children from home in Richmond
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 24 Nov 2016 20:58:36 UT

 Child Protective Services removed seven adopted children from a home in Richmond this week after allegations of abuse. 


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