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Homeless man admitted killing two men, burning bodies at Houston encampment
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:36:17 UT
A homeless man has been sentenced to two life sentences after admitting to killing his father and another man and burning their bodies in an abandoned warehouse in northwest Houston. In a statement to police, Walter said that he, his girlfriend and two other men were sitting around a campfire at a homeless encampment near Antoine in April 2015 when the woman stabbed a man she believed had killed her ex-boyfriend weeks earlier. The two bodies were originally dumped in a field, but days later, Walter and his uncle put the remains in plastic bags and took them to the warehouse on a makeshift trailer behind the uncle's bicycle, Stafford said. To bolster her claims of domestic violence, she told police about the slayings and led them to the burn barrel and the ashes of the three men, investigators said. Walter pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder and aggravated assault of a family member, both first-degree felonies with a maximum punishment of life in prison.

Police hunt for suspect in two-day shooting spree
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:43:59 UT
Police search for suspect in two-day shooting spree The search for an "armed and extremely dangerous" man accused of brazenly shooting and killing two people on Monday and wounding a third person the next day remained underway late Tuesday, authorities said. After shooting McWhite, deputies think Cormier returned to his trailer home on Shotwell, gathered some belongings and set the trailer on fire. According to court records, Cormier did not appear to have a prior criminal record.

Dog food in Texas contaminated with euthanasia drug, forcing recall
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:58:00 UT

Pentobarbital, a drug used to euthanize both humans and animals, was found in a Texas retailer's supply of canned dog food.

Police: Texas teacher’s aide bites autistic child
houstonchronicle.com / Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:20:38 UT

A West Texas teacher's aide is accused of biting a 4-year-old boy with autism who wasn't following instructions.

Accused gunman in Goforth slaying has no recollection of that day, defense says
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:58:10 UT

Shannon Miles, the man accused of gunning down Harris County sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth in 2015, has no recollection of what he was doing the day of the shooting, his lawyer said Tuesday. Miles has a history of schizophrenia.

VOLLEYBALL: College Park takes crucial District 12-6A match in four sets from Conroe
YourHoustonNews.com / Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:55:00 -0500
College Park came out of the rough part of its District 12-6A and into a critical match on the Conroe Tigerettes home floor at Marsha Porter Gymnasium Tuesday evening.

House approves flagship school funding bill; faces uncertain future in the Senate
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:46:34 UT
Lawmakers in the Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved changes to how the state funds public education, marking the first attempt to revamp a formula the state Supreme Court said was in desperate need of fixing. The changes would also revise how the state funds transportation, allocate an additional $150 million to expand career and technology initiative, delete archaic provisions in the old formula and offer certain school districts a hardship grant. The Republican-led House of Representatives spent four hours debating the bill and amendments offered by members of both parties ranging from increasing the amount of money schools should receive for each English language learner or adding money for students in prekindergarten. The Senate is pushing a complete overhaul of the school funding formula in Senate Bill 2145, although education experts say that measure might be too weighty for the Legislature to pass in one legislative session. The House's school finance revisions are the first to face a full floor vote in the Texas Legislature following a critical ruling by the Texas Supreme Court last spring calling the state funding formula "Byzantine," "undeniably imperfect and with immense room for improvement."

50 years ago this week Muhammad Ali refused the draft in Houston
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:00:00 UT

On April 28, 1967, Muhammad Ali made headlines for refusing to be drafted into the U.S. Army on the grounds of being a conscientious objector, and it all happened here in Houston.

It would set off a chain of events that wouldn't cease until a 1971 Supreme Court decision reversed his conviction.

Teen slain amid talk of ‘Russian roulette’ lauded as ‘just a nice person’
houstonchronicle.com / Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:16:55 UT

Police arrested a 14-year-old Thursday in connection with the death of 13-year-old Juan Borja, who was shot Wednesday afternoon in a Freeport park as the boys talked about Russian roulette. Dozens of people gathered Thursday at  Peppermint Park to talk about the popular band member and athlete. 

ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: TWHS grad McDaniel honored by Conference USA
YourHoustonNews.com / Wed, 05 Oct 2016 20:10:00 -0500
Madison McDaniel played excellent defense last week on the volleyball court and was recognized for it by her conference.

Elderly woman missing, last seen in downtown Houston
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:06:33 UT

A 76-year-old Houston woman has been missing since Monday, according to police.

Car crashes into northwest Harris County building
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:39:03 UT

No injuries reported as car crashes into building.

VIDEO: April the giraffe’s baby is cute, but not as cute as the Houston Zoo’s newly born calf
houstonchronicle.com / Sun, 16 Apr 2017 20:10:31 UT

On Saturday, the internet became obsessed with April, a giraffe whose pregnancy was live-streamed to millions of viewers online. But a day earlier, the Houston Zoo's newly born calf, a 6 foot 3 inch female made her first public appearance.

Rice University student dresses up as convincing robot…for science
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:37:56 UT

Hollywood has long taught movie goers there's no point in space travel without a trusty robot by your side.

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