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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.


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.


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.


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.


Harvey aid promised as Congress votes to reopen government
houstonchronicle.com / Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:00:00 UT
WASHINGTON - The federal government is back in business and hurricane relief for Texas and other disaster-stricken states is back on the table. The agreement that ended a three-day government shutdown Monday breathed new life into a crowded backlog of issues, including a long-delayed disaster relief package that got caught up in a broader funding dispute. The Senate approved the deal 81-18, with all but a handful of holdouts in both parties. The House followed suit shortly thereafter by a mostly party-line vote of 266-150. Only two Texans crossed party lines in the House: Democrats Henry Cuellar of Laredo and Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen, who voted to end the shutdown. President Donald Trump signed the bill late Monday.

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…

‘Living Room Reset’
oaoa.com / Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:15:00 -0600
Living Room Reset, a marriage and parenting event with Kirk Cameron, is scheduled 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at New Life Chapel, 914 N. Texas Ave.


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.


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.


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.

Extra $86M in border security up for approval
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 1 Dec 2014 06:04:06 UT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Another $86 million on border security spending in Texas is up for approval by the state's top budget office. Republican Gov. Rick Perry on Monday will formally present to the Legislative Budget Board plans to finance an extended deployment of state troopers and the Texas National Guard.

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