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BBB announced top scams of 2013, ways you can avoid falling victim in 2014

BBB announced top scams of 2013, ways you can avoid falling victim in 2014

Every year, Better Business Bureau receives thousands of calls and emails from consumers who have been scammed… or from the lucky ones who have dodged scams by being wary.

HISD teacher accused of molesting student

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a teacher at a southeast Houston elementary school is accused of molesting a student in his class last year.
Tracking educational success

Tracking educational success

Each year approximately 300,000 students begin 8th grade in a Texas public school.
 World stocks gain ahead of new Fed chief comments

World stocks gain ahead of new Fed chief comments

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Global stocks were mostly higher Monday as investors looked ahead to Janet Yellen's first comments before Congress as the new Federal Reserve chairwoman.
Wendy Davis supports open carry of pistols

Wendy Davis supports open carry of pistols

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Democrat Sen. Wendy Davis wants licensed Texans to be able to openly carry handguns, a position that could help her strike back against opponents in her race for governor who paint her as anti-gun.
School lunches sicken Katy ISD students

School lunches sicken Katy ISD students

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; about 50 students at three Katy ISD schools were sickened by food served in school lunches Thursday, the district said.

Houston Zoo: waiting for stork

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; an Asian elephant at the Houston Zoo is due to give birth to a baby boy any day now.

New 'wrinkle' in Men's Warehouse fight

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Jos. A. Bank raised doubts Sunday about whether the federal government will approve the takeover bid by rival clothier Men's Wearhouse.
New pics of old 'Dome'

New pics of old 'Dome'

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; local photographer Russell Hancock was able to get inside the Astrodome late last month to snap a few photos of the stadium after large sections of seats were removed.
The city of Troup gets transparent

The city of Troup gets transparent

You can now see where and how the City of Troup spends its money. A new feature on the city's website will show the amount of every check written and where every dollar of the budget is spent.
Voter registration deadline, Feb. 3rd

Voter registration deadline, Feb. 3rd

The final day to register for the March primary election in Texas is February 3, 2014. Print out a voter registration form online and mail it to your local registrar's office.

Stockman votes with his feet at the State of the Union

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Steve Stockman walked out of the State of the Union address like it was a bad movie.

Candidates vow change after brain-dead mother taken off life support

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; the removal of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman from life support has four influential Republicans running for lieutenant governor in agreement again: They say a judge erred, and vowed to tighten state law

Commission's decision clears way for 1897 Galveston fort to be torn down

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; officials at the Texas Historical Commission in Austin have voted to withdraw an appeal to save Galveston's historic Fort Crockett, clearing the way for developers to demolish it.
Body of missing teen found; boyfriend in custody

Body of missing teen found; boyfriend in custody

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a 19-year-old Houston man killed his teenage girlfriend, police said, dumping her body in the Sims Bayou, after she had decided to start seeing someone else.