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East Texas sees home value increase

East Texas sees home value increase

Only three large counties in the nation saw significant growth in home values from 2007 to 2012, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released this month, and two of those counties — Bexar and Travis — were in Texas.
Off-duty deputy shoots at suspected car burglar outside church

Off-duty deputy shoots at suspected car burglar outside church

The Houston Chronicle is reporting: an off-duty deputy opened fire on a suspected thief Tuesday night outside a church in southwest Houston.
Low and no-cost internet service available to eligible people

Low and no-cost internet service available to eligible people

Some programs across the country are making it easier for people to get connected at a low rate.
A&M law prof gets harsh reaction to rewriting 2nd Amendment

A&M law prof gets harsh reaction to rewriting 2nd Amendment

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; much to her surprise, a Texas law professor's statement that it's time to consider replacing the Second Amendment has unleashed a storm of controversy.
REPORT: DEA sees rise in abuse of prescription drugs, K2 use

REPORT: DEA sees rise in abuse of prescription drugs, K2 use

The 2013 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) Summary addresses emerging developments related to the trafficking and use of primary illicit substances of abuse and the nonmedical use of controlled prescription drugs (CPDs).
8 bodies found in border city home

8 bodies found in border city home

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; investigators found the bodies of eight people at a home in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez on Sunday and said the dead were believed to be related.
Red Cross offering 'Safe & Well' program for those attempting to contact loved ones devestated by severe weather

Red Cross offering 'Safe & Well' program for those attempting to contact loved ones devestated by severe weather

After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind.
Cruz stays silent as colleague Cornyn talks re-election

Cruz stays silent as colleague Cornyn talks re-election

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; when Texas Sen. John Cornyn launches his campaign for a third six-year term on Friday with a rally in Austin, it will feature a cameo appearance by Gov.
Astrodome to be considered for historic landmark status

Astrodome to be considered for historic landmark status

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The city of Houston's historical commission has voted unanimously to consider an effort that could give landmark status to the endangered Astrodome.
All aboard: "Polar Express" tickets now on sale

All aboard: "Polar Express" tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for this year's Polar Express train ride in Palestine.
Holiday mail for Heroes

Holiday mail for Heroes

Each year the American Red Cross provides assistance to more than 2 million service members and many of our nation’s 24 million veterans.
Digging for a piece of history

Digging for a piece of history

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Texas A&M fans who bought Kyle Field grass have been picking up their turf to make way for $450 million in stadium renovations.
Second arrest in Pearland child sexual assault case

Second arrest in Pearland child sexual assault case

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; the girlfriend of a Pearland man charged with sexual assaulting children has been charged in the case.
East Texas parole officer gets prison for porn

East Texas parole officer gets prison for porn

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; an East Texas parole officer has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for using his state-owned computer to view child pornography.
Boy, 13, pleads guilty in death of sister, 5

Boy, 13, pleads guilty in death of sister, 5

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a 13-year-old Terrytown boy accused of killing his sister while practicing wrestling moves in June has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide.