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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


‘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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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


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