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True crime writer calls for Ogg to recuse DA’s office in Temple case
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 6 Jan 2017 20:42:11 UT

Kathryn Casey, a Houston true crime author who wrote the book about the murder trial of David Temple, on Friday called for Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg to recuse her office from the case and let another agency decide what should happen next. Ogg is in the process of deciding whether to seek a retrial or dismiss the case against Temple whose 2007 murder conviction was tossed out amid findings of prosecutorial misconduct.


Obama commutes death sentence for ex-soldier from Texas
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:51:03 UT

A former Fort Hood-based soldier facing a death sentence got new life in the form of a commutation from President Obama.


Pretty lights along Southwest Freeway bridges will soon come online
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:13:47 UT

Houstonians will soon have new dazzling lights above while they sit in standstill traffic along the Southwest Freeway.


VOLLEYBALL: Magnolia bounces back with sweep against Willis
YourHoustonNews.com / Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:30:00 -0500
MAGNOLIA — After suffering its first District 20-5A loss of the season last week against Tomball, Magnolia rebounded nicely for a 25-21, 25-23, 25-22 home victory over Willis on Tuesday evening.

Volunteer lawyers offer free help to people in family court
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 9 Jan 2017 00:42:20 UT
The single mother of three had used the wrong forms while trying to file her divorce, a small procedural error that knotted up the legal proceedings when she finally appeared in front of a judge in September. After several visits to court, then to the county's law library, she learned about a program for low-income residents recently created by the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, the nonprofit service arm of the Houston Bar Association. [...] they need to know that not every case is easy to do by themselves, but at least we will be able to point them in the right direction if they need to hire an attorney or seek legal aid. The clinic works in conjunction with a long-established Courthouse Information Booth on the 17th floor of the Civil Courthouse to help the growing number of people who need help. Located in the basement of the Harris County Law Library, the new clinic has the added benefit of free computer access, legal research materials and help from the law library staff for low-income people who contact it.

Man searches streets of Houston for missing brother
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:00:00 UT

A man searches the streets of Houston for his missing brother, who is mentally ill and without his medication. 


Jazz puts Houston teacher in the national spotlight
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:07:42 UT

Jose Antonio Diaz could take the A Train to national prominence. The MacArthur High School music teacher is one of 10 finalists for the Grammy Foundation Educator of the Year Award, which will be announced next month at the awards program.


2 found dead in Houston home, cause of death unclear
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:41:45 UT

An elderly couple was found dead in their home in west Harris County, police said Thursday.


Austin traffic stop leads to arrest of man who reportedly hid marijuana under his testicles
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:57:21 UT

A man in downtown Austin was arrested after police found that he was hiding marijuana under his testicles Sunday.


Seized Peruvian Amazon rainforest wood destroyed
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:30:56 UT

One of two massive loads of wood illegally harvested from the Amazon rainforest in Peru and captured by federal officials in the Port of Houston in 2015 has now been destroyed as part of a settlement agreement reached with an Oregon-based importer, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.


Conroe Symphony Orchestra opener close to magnificent
YourHoustonNews.com / Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:48:00 -0500
By Peggie Miller / performing arts columnist“Close to” may not be exact.

Eye-popping Body Worlds RX exhibit coming to Houston for four-month run
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 6 Jan 2017 15:07:33 UT

One of the most visually-stunning and humbling anatomical exhibits is coming to The Health Museum in Houston for a four-month stay.


Houston police investigate homicide
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 9 Jan 2017 03:38:38 UT

Investigators are at the scene of 7040 Ashcroft Drive, which is near an apartment complex.


Why the Texas capital never should have left Houston
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:01:17 UT

On this date in 1839 the state capital of Texas was moved from Houston to Austin, forever changing the directions of each city.


Federal judge denies delay in Pasadena voting rights order
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:53:16 UT

Hours after candidates began filing paperwork to run for city office, a federal judge Wednesday denied a request by Pasadena officials to delay her order that the city election be run under an 2011 election scheme to protect the rights of Latino voters.


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