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As crime drops in Houston, police chief says HPD needs thousands more on the force
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:51:31 UT

Crime in Houston overall continued to trend downward and fell slightly in 2017, Chief Art Acevedo said Monday, as he continued to insist the department is severely understaffed and needs to grow by as many as 2,000 officers

And the chief repeated his criticism of Gov. Greg Abbott and other state officials he said were making it difficult for cities to adequately police and protect themselves by focusing on unnecessary legislation regarding immigration, gender issues and local control.


HPD makes arrest in deadly Post Oak shooting
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:25:41 UT

A Houston man has been charged with murder after a deadly shooting at an apartment complex on the city's southwest side.


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…

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.


Houston: City has ‘more brothels than Starbucks’
houstonchronicle.com / Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:47:37 UT

For eight years, at least thirteen undocumented women were allegedly trafficked by a family affiliated with the Southwest Cholos gang in a Gulfton-area apartment.


Girl Scouts byting into digital for cookie sales
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 1 Dec 2014 13:34:26 UT
For the first time in nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites. There are important e-lessons here, scout officials said, such as better articulating and tracking goals, learning to handle customers and money in a new way, and more efficiently processing credit card information. "A lot of people have asked, 'What took you so long to get online?' We spend a lot of time thinking how do we make this safe, scalable and smart," Kelly M. Parisi, chief communications executive for Girl Scouts of the USA, said at a recent demonstration for select media. For web-based sales, scouts customize their pages, using their first names only, and email prospective customers with links to click on for orders. The mobile platform offers tabs for tracking sales and allows for the sale of bundles of different kinds of cookies. Girl Scouts use their cookie money to pay for community service work or troop activities such as camping and other trips. [...] personal information is as protected as any digits out there, for both the scouts and customers, using encryption in some cases.

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.


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.

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.


Old maps, photos show Texas cities at their smallest
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:39:00 UT

Rome wasn't built in a day and neither was Texas as these 19th-century illustrations show.


‘Saved by the Bell’ actor due in a Wis. courtroom
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:31:27 UT
A criminal complaint filed in Ozaukee (oh-ZAH'-kee) County charges Diamond with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. A criminal complaint says Diamond and his fiancee got into a tussle with two men and a woman at the Grand Avenue Saloon Thursday night.

Authorities investigating after 4 found dead in Texas home
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:05:48 UT
CROWLEY, Texas (AP) — Officers responding to a report of a suicide attempt found four people dead inside a North Texas home Sunday afternoon, police said. Crowley Police Chief Luis Soler said in a news conference Sunday night that a 9-year-old who was inside the home called a relative and told her that a man there was injured after attempting to kill himself. Soler said that officers found no indication of a forced entry and that the initial investigation suggests it was an isolated incident.

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.


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