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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."
Stray bullet kills 24-year-old pregnant woman in SW Houston

Stray bullet kills 24-year-old pregnant woman in SW Houston

The Houston Chronicle is reporting Karrysha Turner could hardly find words Sunday to describe her shock and sorrow at the senseless murder of her 24-year-old pregnant friend, who'd come to Turner's southwest Houston home Sunday morning
Quest for Houston-area predators heats up

Quest for Houston-area predators heats up

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; as Houston-area students prepare to head back to school, local law enforcement are doubling their efforts to make sure known child predators are off the streets and far away from bus stops and playgrounds.
South Texan gets 6 years for smuggling ammunition

South Texan gets 6 years for smuggling ammunition

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a South Texas man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison over a weapons smuggling ring linked to more than 15,000 rounds of ammunition meant for Mexico.

Texan scores world record fish in lake near New Braunfels

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Charles Dewey is no stranger to fishing records, but his latest is a first.
Texas man gets 15 years for softball game attack

Texas man gets 15 years for softball game attack

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a Texas man has been sentenced to prison after bragging about an assault during a softball game that left a man with brain damage.
Abbott threatens to sue EPA over rule change

Abbott threatens to sue EPA over rule change

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is demanding federal environmental regulators scrap a proposal to expand the definition of federal waterways.
Deputies fire at suspect to end Cypress standoff

Deputies fire at suspect to end Cypress standoff

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a robbery suspect was fatally shot to end a two-and-a-half-hour standoff Sunday in northwest Harris County.
14 arrested in Galveston drug bust

14 arrested in Galveston drug bust

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Galveston Police say they've arrested 14 people on felony drug charges after an extensive narcotics investigation.
Houston cop shoots intruder in home break-in

Houston cop shoots intruder in home break-in

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a Houston police officer shot a suspected home burglar who refused commands to show his hands and then pulled what the officer feared was a weapon, authorities said.

Tubers break world record on the Guadalupe River

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; as they listened to Texas country star Roger Creager's "River Song," floaters broke the world record for largest raft of tubes or rings Saturday at Rockin' R River Rides on the Guadalupe Riv

Corporate Green: Bringing high tech to the trees

Hidden behind the trees off Paluxy drive in Tyler is the "Corporate Green" office park. Corporate Green seeks to create high tech, creative work environments and facilities that have an emphasis on energy reduction.