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Soccer game fun ends in deadly drive-by

Soccer game fun ends in deadly drive-by

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a man was killed in a drive-by shooting during a Monday night soccer game at an apartment complex in southwest Houston.
Harris Co. deputy shoots conveniance store bandit

Harris Co. deputy shoots conveniance store bandit

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a Harris County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a robbery suspect who grabbed a clerk by the throat early Monday morning at a gas station/convenience store in northwest Harris County.
Early voting is underway

Early voting is underway

Early voting is underway for more information on where to vote and what is required to vote you can go to the state website.

License plate flippers, beware

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; spy movies aside, Sen. Carlos Uresti said there’s no good reason to have a license-plate flipper.

Fire erupts in a historic Houston hospital

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a two-alarm blaze broke out early Thursday at a vacant historic hospital near downtown Houston.

Houston teen convicted of murder in robbery that netted one dollar

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Miguel Ramos, a 32-year-old homeless day laborer who was killed in a robbery last year, died fighting. He was allegedly killed for a single dollar bill that had been torn in half.
Interactive Texas gun legislation map

Interactive Texas gun legislation map

State lawmakers have filed roughly twice as many gun bills this session as they did last session, many of them spurred by December’s deadly mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Electric car maker misses first payment to Uncle Sugar

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Fisker Automotive Inc., the troubled electric-car maker, missed its first payment on a $529 million U.S. Energy Department loan, according to an agency official.

Southeast Texas courthouse shooter to go on trial

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; the capital murder trial of a Houston man accused of killing a 79-year-old woman during a shooting spree outside a Southeast Texas courthouse is getting fully underway.

Houston restaurant cook mysteriously shot dead at work

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Harris County deputies are looking for the shooter that left a seafood restaurant employee dead over the weekend.

Carnival sorry for toilet trouble at sea

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The Crown Princess cruise ship returned to Galveston Saturday after more than 400 toilets broke down during the seven-day Caribbean cruise, officials said.

Former Cowboy pleads guilty to drug charge

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to buy cocaine and marijuana to set up a drug-distribution network, a move that leaves him facing significant prison time.
GOP plan uses $6B from Rainy Day Fund

GOP plan uses $6B from Rainy Day Fund

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; once loath to even touch the massive cash reserves in the state's Rainy Day Fund, the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature now appears ready to make a big grab.

Carnival offers Motel 6 price for Caribbean after Triumph

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Carnival Corp. (CCL) is offering a Caribbean cruise for as little as $38 a night, less than a stay at Motel 6, after an engine fire on the Triumph stranded passengers at sea for several days.

UT regents chief seeks to withhold emails, info

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a key lawmaker said Saturday he will ask for an expedited decision from the attorney general on records that the University of Texas Board of Regents chairman wants to withhold from the Legislature.