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Pancho Claus: A Tex-Mex Santa from the South Pole

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; He usually has black hair and a black beard, sometimes just a mustache. Like Santa, he wears a hat — though often it's a sombrero.
12 scams of Christmas

12 scams of Christmas

Better Business Bureau is warning about these common holiday scams and frauds.
Celebrating the life of country music legend Ray Price

Celebrating the life of country music legend Ray Price

The First Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant will open its doors to the public Saturday to celebrate the life of country music legend Ray Price. The service will begin at 1 p.m.
Suit: Fire risk known before Carnival ship sailed

Suit: Fire risk known before Carnival ship sailed

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Carnival Cruise Lines knew about the risk of leaks from engine fuel hoses and recommended taking precautions on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph, which caught on fire at sea, according to documents filed in rec
Bar owner charged in singer's death out on bond

Bar owner charged in singer's death out on bond

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; the Nashville bar owner charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of singer-songwriter Wayne Mills was released from jail Monday.
Amazon workers in Germany on strike over wages

Amazon workers in Germany on strike over wages

The Houston Chronicle is reporting: hundreds of workers at Amazon.com in Germany have walked off the job in an effort to put pressure on the American online retailer in the busy days before Christmas to settle on a new wage agreement.
Six Texas companies among the nation's 50 best

Six Texas companies among the nation's 50 best

Check out the slideshow above to see the winners of Glassdoor's sixth annual Employees' Choice Awards.
Registration underway for future Lindale farmers market

Registration underway for future Lindale farmers market

Plans to open a local farmers market in Lindale in spring of 2014 are currently underway.
Roommate fight leads to deadly shooting

Roommate fight leads to deadly shooting

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a man was found shot to death early Wednesday morning lying in a street near an apartment complex in southwest Houston.
Sumlin still must sign new contract; reports still link Aggies’ boss to Texans’ gig

Sumlin still must sign new contract; reports still link Aggies’ boss to Texans’ gig

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a Texas A&M insider with Houston Texans connections said the NFL team would consider Sumlin, 18-4 so far over two seasons, as a prime candidate should Gary Kubiak retire or be fired.
Donate to Andre's online red kettle

Donate to Andre's online red kettle

Though his bell ringing days are over for the season, you can still donate to Andre Thompson's online Salvation Army red kettle. Thompson raised more than $13,000 during his 105-hour-bell-ringing marathon.
Pearland shooting leaves man dead, his ex injured

Pearland shooting leaves man dead, his ex injured

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a man apparently shot and wounded his ex-wife inside her Pearland home Wednesday before fatally shooting himself, authorities said.
Conroe woman accused in Walmart theft

Conroe woman accused in Walmart theft

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a volunteer was booked into jail on Monday after being accused of stealing from a Walmart Supercenter where she was supposed to be collecting money for the Salvation Army.

UIL announces new conference cutoff numbers

The University Interscholastic League has announced the newest cutoff numbers for 2014-2016 district reclassification.  The new numbers for realignment are as follows:

Texas arrests over plant raise terrorism questions

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a chewable African plant that investigators in Texas believe may be linked to terrorism groups has quietly launched a lengthy investigation in Houston and produced multiple arrests.