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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

Greater Houston fugitives to be on the look out for this week
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:59:24 UT

On Friday, Multi-County Crime Stoppers released a list of their 10 featured fugitives of the week.


FOOTBALL: Battle of 105 commences Thursday night at Moorhead Stadium
YourHoustonNews.com / Wed, 05 Oct 2016 20:00:00 -0500
According to Conroe coach Robert Walker, Conroe vs. Montgomery — a matchup that’s being dubbed as the Battle of 105 — is “the biggest rivalry in Texas high school football that’s never been played.”

30 years ago, Jessica McClure Morales, aka ‘Baby Jessica,’ was rescued from a Texas well
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:48:17 UT

Thirty years ago on Oct. 16, 1987, millions of Americans rejoiced when 18-month-old Jessica McClure was pulled up from an eight-inch-wide well pipe in Midland, Texas, after being stuck for more than 58 hours.


Bicyclist killed after hit by vehicle Saturday
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 8 Oct 2017 15:30:03 UT

A bicyclist was killed midday Saturday after a dark grey vehicle struck her and fled the scene, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.


Pedestrian hit, killed by car on Veteran’s Memorial
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 7 Oct 2017 14:44:39 UT

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car early Saturday in the block 10400 Veterans Memorial.


Houston churches, nonprofits ask state to extend disaster food assistance for Harvey victims
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 6 Oct 2017 19:38:31 UT

As thousands of people waited in line for special emergency food assistance, Houston-area church leaders and nonprofit groups Friday demanded that Gov. Greg Abbott and others extend the application deadline for Texans who suffered damage or other economic problems from Hurricane Harvey.


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.

Remembering Ranger: DA’s Office loses longtime victim assistance dog
YourHoustonNews.com / Tue, 04 Oct 2016 19:23:00 -0500
Ranger has served countless children and victims of violent crime since 2012.

Apollo 11 Mission exhibit opens at Space Center Houston
houstonchronicle.com / Sat, 14 Oct 2017 22:31:00 UT
In 1969, the space capsule Columbia made a nearly 500,000 mile round-trip, carrying the first men to land on the moon. On Saturday, it served as a copper-colored backdrop for selfies at the Space Center Houston. "It's impressive," said Alana Oehler, 68, standing beside the golden-visor space helmet and silicone-tipped gloves of Buzz Aldrin, who followed Neil Armstrong onto the lunar surface. The traveling exhibit "Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission" made its debut in Houston this weekend, featuring more than 20 historic items from the first lunar landing, including the Omega watch of Michael Collins, who piloted the capsule, and the capsule's hatch door.

Texas among top states where men murder women, report shows
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:59:58 UT

Texas is among the top 10 states where man-on-women homicide is most common, according to a new study by the Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit organization against gun violence.


Study: Diverse workforce makes friendlier police departments
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:30:00 UT

Advocates of community policing have long claimed a more diverse police workforce would ease tensions between citizens and law enforcement.

A new study appears to give those proponents added ammunition.


Former top aide to U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman pleads guilty to role in corruption scheme
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:00:00 UT

A top aide to former U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman claimed in federal court Wednesday that the congressman directly instructed him to write hefty checks from a charitable donor to himself, another aide and Stockman's own campaign funds.
Jason T. Posey, 46, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering in a hearing before Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal.


Controversial turnaround plans approved for 27 HISD schools
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:54:41 UT

Houston ISD trustees voted Thursday night to approve campus turnaround plans for 27 of the district's struggling schools as it seeks to avoid a state takeover or school closures triggered by low performance at some of those campuses. The turnaround plans focus on campuses that have been categorized by the state as "improvement required" for between one and eight years, 10 of which could trigger a state takeover of the district if their academic performances do not improve this school year on standardized tests. However, the district refused to provide copies of the plans to the news media in advance of the meeting and did not publish them with the board's meeting agenda materials. Some details, however, were presented by three principals.


Texas police looking for nurse who allegedly kidnapped, stabbed 85-year-old
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:44:26 UT

Police in Irving, Texas are searching for a 49-year-old nurse who they said kidnapped and stabbed an elderly woman on Friday.


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