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The 2014 Election Brackets

The 2014 Election Brackets

These brackets — borrowed without apology from college basketball's March Madness brackets — offer a guide to the 2014 elections, beginning with candidate filings (now complete) and documenting the step-by-step journey through t

Dogs who killed homeless woman will be euthanized

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Houston authorities have impounded a second pit bull involved in a weekend mauling that killed a homeless woman, and the dogs' owner has received multiple citations for improper care of the animals.

Men's Wearhouse boosts bid for Jos. A. Bank

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Men's Wearhouse is raising its offer for Jos. A. Bank Clothiers to about $1.61 billion and taking the bid directly to its rival's shareholders. It also plans to nominate two people to the Jos. A.
Federal lawsuit: Texas police chief tormented man during affair with his wife

Federal lawsuit: Texas police chief tormented man during affair with his wife

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a Louisiana physician who claims he endured police harassment while his wife was having an affair with a Texas police chief is suing a group of officials in federal court.
FSA accepting emergency farm loan applications

FSA accepting emergency farm loan applications

Applications for emergency farm loans are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency office in Tyler.
S.A. girl hit by stray bullet while watching fireworks

S.A. girl hit by stray bullet while watching fireworks

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a 9-year-old girl watching a fireworks display was hit by a stray bullet near her home on the near Northwest Side, police said.

Liberty County boy found hanged in family barn

The Houston Chronicle is reporting: Liberty County sheriff's detectives are investigating the death of a teenager who was found hanging in a barn.
Alternative transportation for East Texans on New Year's Eve

Alternative transportation for East Texans on New Year's Eve

Many East Texans will be out celebrating this New Year's Eve this evening.

Houston man rescued from Big Bend-area mountain top

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; authorities in West Texas say a Houston man is lucky to be alive after he suffered a broken leg hiking up a mountain in Texas' remote Big Bend area.
Poll: Americans hopeful for a better year in 2014

Poll: Americans hopeful for a better year in 2014

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; on the whole, Americans rate their own experience in 2013 more positively than negatively, but when asked to assess the year for the United States or the world at large, things turn sour.

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.