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Executed Houston serial killer confessed to 60 more rapes
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:24:39 UT

No one knows their names or ages, what they did or where they lived. But Anthony Shore says he raped them.

1 dead in 3-car crash on Gulf Freeway
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:49:21 UT

A woman died Saturday morning in a southeast Houston crash, according to police.

Fewer than half of FEMA Harvey requests approved, data show
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:34:02 UT

Fewer than half of the applications for federal assistance after Hurricane Harvey have been approved, and homeowners have fared better than renters in seeking funds for repairs, rental assistance or other needs, a new analysis shows.

Dallas County’s bail system hit with lawsuit mirroring Harris County case
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:09:43 UT

Mirroring the case that overhauled the Harris County bail system last year, a lawsuit has been filed accusing Dallas County of detaining poor people prior to trial just because they can't afford bail, in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Houston police respond to stabbing at Greenspoint Mall
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:28:28 UT

At least one person is in custody after a stabbing near the Greenspoint Mall.

Police: Videos show 1-year-old putting handgun in mouth
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 10 Jan 2015 18:52:56 UT
Evansville police discovered the videos after a 19-year-old man was arrested for trying to sell a handgun to an undercover officer. Police say the mother told officers the girl was holding a pellet gun; investigators say it was a .40-caliber handgun.

Lawyer: ‘Nothing unreasonable’ about stun gun on 76-year-old
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:15:14 UT
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — The lawyer for a Texas police officer fired for using a stun gun on a 76-year-old man says there was "nothing unreasonable" about using that level of force during a traffic stop that was captured on dashboard camera video. Robinson stopped Pete Vasquez for an expired vehicle inspection sticker, and video captured Robinson grabbing Vasquez's arm and pushing him onto the police cruiser. A criminal investigation into the traffic stop was completed by the Texas Rangers, who turned their findings over to local prosecutors for review.

Believe it or not: Texas could have stayed a country
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 30 Dec 2014 23:07:00 UT

If Mirabeau Lamar had his way, the Republic of Texas would have mantained its own independence as a cotton and mineral-producing nation of North America.

Cosby jokes in 1st show since 2015 he ‘used to be’ comedian
wacotrib.com / Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:06:28 -0600
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a…

Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours
oaoa.com / Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:14:32 -0600
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for r

In bid to boost safety, juvenile justice agency reviewing violent youth for possible transfer
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:28:35 UT

Staff at the scandal-plagued Texas Juvenile Justice Department have been asked to review a few dozen violent inmates for possible transfer to adult prisons, a move that has sparked concern among activists and advocates.

Alleged pimp tied to Gulfton brothel—detained after months as fugitive
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:27:11 UT

Two additional defendants were detained Monday in an expansive federal indictment involving a gang-connected brothel that allegedly operated for eight years in a southwest Houston apartment complex.

1 dead in motorcycle crash in west Houston
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:59:40 UT

A motorcycle rider died Sunday after he was thrown from his bike in west Houston, according to police.

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