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TxDOT publishes names of 25 worst toll violators

TxDOT publishes names of 25 worst toll violators

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; shame, shame, drivers: the Texas Department of Transportation has published a list of the state's 25 most chronic toll violators in an effort to recoup $27 million in unpaid tolls.

Baton Rouge firefighter gets pink slip

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a firefighter accused of using a Baton Rouge firehouse to produce part of a raunchy film is trying to extinguish a controversy that has torched his 10-year career.
There's a little pork in that bill: The 5 most surprising provisions in the debt deal

There's a little pork in that bill: The 5 most surprising provisions in the debt deal

 So much for a "clean" bill. The measure passed by Congress to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling also contains some goodies and gifts tucked into the 35-page bill.

Founder of Texas A&M Galveston: dead

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Sammy Ray, a founder of Texas A&M University at Galveston whose marine research brought him international acclaim, has died. He was 94.
Harris County reserve officer dies after motorcycle hits deer

Harris County reserve officer dies after motorcycle hits deer

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a 61-year-old man died after his motorcycle hit a deer near Steamboat Springs.
Beaumont police call drownings "suspicious"

Beaumont police call drownings "suspicious"

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; police identified the man and young girl who drowned at a Beaumont city-operated pool and are calling the deaths suspicious.
Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots

Christmas is a little more than two months away, and "Toys for Tots" is kicking off its annual toy drive for Smith and Henderson County. Registration will start November 1-2 and November 8-9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Government shutdown shutters outdoors options

Government shutdown shutters outdoors options

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; on a cool, clear, calm October morning such as the one that sparkled Tuesday over the border country along the Rio Grande upstream from Del Rio, Tina Moyer expects to hear the regular, rhythmic hum of outboar
Green one of several lawmakers arrested in Capitol Hill protest

Green one of several lawmakers arrested in Capitol Hill protest

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Rep. Al Green, D-Houston, was one of eight lawmakers arrested by U.S.
Poorest cities in U.S., two in Texas, one in East Texas

Poorest cities in U.S., two in Texas, one in East Texas

Last year, the median U.S. household income was more than $51,000. According to a survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, two Texas cities have made the list for poorest cities in the U.S., one of them in East Texas.
Anti-drilling activists change tactics, tone

Anti-drilling activists change tactics, tone

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; for years, activists have warned that fracking can have disastrous consequences — ruined water and air, sickened people and animals, a ceaseless parade of truck traffic.
Amber Alert website back online, did government violate own rules removing it in the first place?

Amber Alert website back online, did government violate own rules removing it in the first place?

The website for national Amber Alerts which was previously inoperable due to the United States government shutdown is now back online.
Another girl may have been gang-raped in Cleveland

Another girl may have been gang-raped in Cleveland

The Houston Chronilce is reporting; Three years after an 11-year-old girl was gang-raped by nearly two dozen young men, the Liberty County town of Cleveland may be grappling with another similar attack.
Former KTRK-TV reporter on administrative leave after arrest

Former KTRK-TV reporter on administrative leave after arrest

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; former ABC 13 KTRK-TV reporter was arrested in Louisiana on an obscenity charge. Eric Cox, 37, was involved in an incident with vice agents and subsequently taken into custody on Sept. 28,

Little Richard suffers heart attack at home

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; rock ‘n’ roll legend Little Richard is recovering after recently suffering a heart attack while at home with his family.