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Savings and loan figure Charles Keating dies at 90

The Houston Chronicle is reporting: Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90.
STAAR Test sample questions for Texas students

STAAR Test sample questions for Texas students

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; this week, public school students in grades 3 through 8 across the state will take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STARR) exam.
Oil-spill sludge hits Mustang Island

Oil-spill sludge hits Mustang Island

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; tar balls washed up in Mustang Island State Park Sunday as oil from last week's spill in Galveston Bay continues to slide down the coast.

Former Alvin coach accused of sexual relationships with students

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a former Alvin High School coach has been charged with sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child, and with having an improper relationship with a student after allegations of a history of sexual
Thanks to oil: these Texas areas are on the grow

Thanks to oil: these Texas areas are on the grow

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; America’s energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River.
3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.
Astro's AAA manager: diagnosed with cancer

Astro's AAA manager: diagnosed with cancer

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Astros Class AAA Oklahoma City manager Tony DeFrancesco will miss the start of the season because of cancer. The club is optimistic he’ll have a full recovery and the cancer was detected early.
HPD opens fire on man outside SW Houston motel

HPD opens fire on man outside SW Houston motel

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a police officer opened fire on a suspect who sped toward him in a car overnight outside a hotel along U.S. 59 in southwest Houston.
Deer Park man accused of having 2M child porn images

Deer Park man accused of having 2M child porn images

The Houston Chronicle is reporting: a 24-year-old Deer Park man is behind bars after officers found about 2 million sexually explicit images of children on his computer, authorities tell KHOU.

Rare ocelot kitten discovered in South Texas

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; wildlife biologists in deep South Texas barely could control their excitement earlier this month when they saw the photo.
Texas man dies after a fall at Grand Canyon

Texas man dies after a fall at Grand Canyon

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a Texas man is dead after falling about 350 feet off the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park.

Disaster averted when rice, fuel oil barges collide in Houston Ship Channel

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The U.S.

Paxton to play Houston in miniseries

The Houston Chronicle is reporting: Bill Paxton is slated to play Sam Houston in an upcoming miniseries on the Texas Revolution called 'Texas Rising.'
Gun activists stage 'armed march' at SXSW

Gun activists stage 'armed march' at SXSW

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; amid the party atmosphere of South by Southwest, a group of armed activists held a rally in the congested streets of downtown Austin on Wednesday, toting rifles and black-powder pistols openly among thousands
Reliant Stadium is getting a new name

Reliant Stadium is getting a new name

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Reliant Park will soon be called NRG Park and Reliant Stadium NRG Stadium, after NRG Energy, the parent company of one of the largest electric retailers in the Houston area.