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Trial to begin for bouncer in club beating
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 4 Dec 2017 01:18:19 UT
A trial is expected to begin Monday for the manager in charge of security at an after-hours club who is accused of attacking a man for writing a derogatory Facebook post about basketball star James Harden. Darian Blount, 40, is accused of confronting Moses Malone Jr. outside V Live, a club that operates between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., saying he disrespected Harden and needed to be punished. Harden is identified in court records as a frequent visitor of the club and stars like Rhianna, Drake and Wiz Khalifa have been spotted there. Malone arrived at the club about 2:30 a.m. on June 25, 2016, and was allegedly confronted by Blount and a crowd of people.

Police: Texas surgeon kills children, ages 5 and 9, before turning shotgun on himself
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:22:36 UT

Police say a Dallas-area surgeon shot himself in the head with a shotgun after killing his five-year-old daughter and nine-year-old son.


Mistrial declared in trial of Houston man shot by deputy
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 6 Dec 2017 18:18:10 UT

A Houston man who was shot four times allegedly trying to run over a sheriff's deputy earlier this year will be tried again after the jury deliberating his guilt deadlocked Wednesday.

The aggravated assault trial of 41-year-old Richard Llamas ended in a mistrial after the jury said sent out three notes over 6 hours saying they disagreed, with 5 jurors voting not guilty and 7 voting for guilt.


Convicted sex offender pleads guilty to murder of Rosenberg woman
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:29:12 UT

A convicted sex offender has pleaded guilty to strangling, then slitting the throat of a Rosenberg woman before setting her home on fire to hide evidence.


Donations help Houston Fire Department expand rescue fleet months after Harvey
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 7 Dec 2017 21:17:00 UT

The Houston Fire Department, which struggled to rescue stranded residents during flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey because of a lack of resources, has gotten an unexpected surge of donations recently to help augment its rescue fleet.

The donations come as the department waits for bond money that voters approved, which won't be available until next year.


Texas restaurant criticized for featuring blackface caricature on wall
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:09:45 UT

A restaurant in Texas is being called racist for using an offensive sign to decorate its wall.


1 dead in Trinity Gardens shooting
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:47:17 UT

A man was shot to death Saturday afternoon in Trinity Gardens, according to Houston police.


WATCH: A Houston METRO worker saves crash victims from a fiery vehicle
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:01:37 UT

The METRO worker says he hopes anyone else would do the same if they came across the same situation.


The weirdest Texas headlines of 2017
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 5 Dec 2017 20:13:10 UT

A dead armadillo holding a beer can, a woman attacking her boyfriend with a pot of chili, and a shed featuring photos of female real estate agents are just some of the weird and creepy headlines to slither out of Texas this year.


Off-duty Galveston officer spared charges in fatal shooting of woman armed with BB gun
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 8 Dec 2017 02:28:21 UT
A Galveston grand jury will not bring any charges against an off-duty police officer who shot and killed a woman in March, according to a news release issued Thursday from the county district attorney's office. The police officer, Evan Fraley, was off-duty when he shot Toni Jo Collins, 36, who was armed with a pink-and-black BB gun, March 9, according to witnesses. The grand jury concluded its investigation Thursday and decided to not take any further action against Fraley. Over two weeks in the 212th District Court in Galveston, the grand jury heard testimony from witnesses before deliberating.

Lakewood Church associate pastor John Gray to make a move to South Carolina in 2018
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:24:35 UT

One of the most popular pastors at Lakewood Church will soon move to South Carolina to take the reins at a new church.


Police release graphic video of the lead up to and aftermath of a deadly Houston shooting
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 1 Dec 2017 15:32:12 UT

The graphic video was released by the Houston Police Department and appears to show the altercation prior to the shooting of Oscar Green, 47. The portion of the video showing Green's dead body lying on the pavement has been edited out by Chron.com.


Former assistant property manager accused of stealing $90,000 in rent checks
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:52:57 UT

A former assistant property manager at a Pasadena apartment complex has been accused of stealing more than $90,000 in tenants' rent checks, leading to her termination and felony theft charges in Harris County.


ICYMI:Here’s how much Harvey is impacting Houston’s mental health
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:10:59 UT

The kick-off of a seven-part Harvey series, a zoo up for sale, and a glance at changing death penalty trends,  all in this week's investigative and in-depth reporting.


1 dead in crash after driver blows through stop sign
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 3 Dec 2017 15:09:54 UT

One driver died and another was hospitalized after a Saturday night crash in far northwest Harris County.


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