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Popular Houston BBQ joint burns to ground

Popular Houston BBQ joint burns to ground

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a popular BBQ restaurant in northeast Houston burned to the ground early Sunday morning.
New foster care rules to increase child safety take effect Sept. 1

New foster care rules to increase child safety take effect Sept. 1

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; new rules take effect on Labor Day for Texas Child Protective Services requiring tougher screening of foster parents and other caregivers to improve safety for youngsters in these homes two years after an ala
Ex-Lackland instructor dead in apparent suicide

Ex-Lackland instructor dead in apparent suicide

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a former Air Force basic training instructor who was found guilty of rape and other sexual misconduct charges two years ago at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland died Sunday after hanging himself in his pri
Mom charged in girl's death could get trust fund

Mom charged in girl's death could get trust fund

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's trust fund — even if she
Judge rules school finance system unconstitutional

Judge rules school finance system unconstitutional

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A judge on Thursday again declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional, reaffirming his 2013 ruling that struck down the current mode of funding public education as inefficient and inadequate.
Anonymous tip leads to marijuana farm bust

Anonymous tip leads to marijuana farm bust

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; it's been a banner summer for local narcotics authorities and marijuana farms.
Rally demands justice in Tolan shooting case

Rally demands justice in Tolan shooting case

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Dozens of people — including the attorney for Trayvon Martin's and Michael Brown's families — gathered outside the federal courthouse in Houston on Tuesday and demanded justice for an unar
FBI: South Texas woman offered child, infant for sex

FBI: South Texas woman offered child, infant for sex

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a 42-year-old South Texas woman has been arrested and accused of offering a 12-year-old relative and an infant to the woman's long-distance boyfriend to use the children for sex, court documents show
Is Burger King moving to Canada?

Is Burger King moving to Canada?

Burger King is in merger talks with Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons, a deal that would allow the burger seller to relocate out of the U.S. and possibly cut its tax bill.

Employee at Whataburger near UT diagnosed with hepatitis

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; an employee at a Whataburger near the University of Texas at Austin was diagnosed with the hepatitis A virus, according to Austin health officials.

Conservationists team up to purchase bayside ranch

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a sprawling private ranch 75 miles northeast of Corpus Christi will be converted into a state park with the assistance of a fund created in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Texas Par
Jacksonville Goodwill expanding workforce

Jacksonville Goodwill expanding workforce

The Goodwill in Jacksonville is closing its doors for the time being due to under staffing. The store previously had a six person workforce but after expanding in size a few years ago they need to hire more.
3 shot outside W. Houston Mexican restaurant

3 shot outside W. Houston Mexican restaurant

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; police are investigating a shooting outside a west Houston restaurant.
Don Pardo, iconic TV announcer, dies at 96

Don Pardo, iconic TV announcer, dies at 96

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, including "Saturday Night Live," die

City of Tyler chosen to beta test new 'Zoning Check' app

A new zoning app for smartphones could mean fewer red tape and headaches for business owners in Tyler. The city has been chosen to test out a new app called "Zoning Check."