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Galveston cops chase purse thief

Galveston cops chase purse thief

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Texas police are looking for a man in a cowboy hat who they say stole 15 purses and eluded authorities after a chase down the interstate.
Arrests made over slaying of attorney from Mexico

Arrests made over slaying of attorney from Mexico

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; three men used video cameras and a GPS device to track a Mexican lawyer living in a wealthy North Texas suburb before he was gunned down in a shopping center parking lot, law enforcement officials said Tuesda

AP sports reporter Christopher Duncan dies at 43

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Christopher Duncan, a sports reporter for The Associated Press who covered the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and the Kentucky Derby, has died at the age of 43.
Home prices to soar in Texas

Home prices to soar in Texas

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; according to a new survey of members of the National Association of Realtors, home prices in the Lone Star State are expected to jump by more than 5 percent over the next 12 months.
'Art of Peace Festival' coming to Tyler

'Art of Peace Festival' coming to Tyler

The fourth annual "Art of Peace" festival is gearing up in tyler. It will run September 13-21. The weeklong festival promotes peace through dialogue, music, and art.
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.