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WEATHER REPORT: Monday, March 31, 2014

WEATHER REPORT: Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Monday! Today will be mostly cloudy, windy and warm with a high of 78 degrees. Winds will be out of the south at 15-20 miles per hour.
Ports returns to round-the-clock operations

Ports returns to round-the-clock operations

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The Port of Houston returned Thursday to around-the-clock operations, five days after a collision spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Galveston Bay.
Texas child sex assault fugitive found in Hawaii

Texas child sex assault fugitive found in Hawaii

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force says 42-year-old Adrian Gamble was tracked down and arrested Thursday in Kapolei, a suburban community west of Honolulu.
Beaumont woman cited in bus wreck

Beaumont woman cited in bus wreck

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; An 80-year-old Beaumont woman who was driving the red Chrysler 300 Wednesday has been cited for running a red light at Washington Boulevard and Avenue C.

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
Rangers embrace baseball math: 84 is the new 10

Rangers embrace baseball math: 84 is the new 10

Change is inevitable in pro sports. Players grow old. Batting averages turn sour. Yesterday’s local hero is tomorrow’s free agent, signing a contract with the other side.
10 acres destroyed in Smith County grass fire; wind a factor

10 acres destroyed in Smith County grass fire; wind a factor

Fire crews were on scene of a grass fire that destroyed more than 10 acres near Winona in Smith County. It happened Sunday afternoon in the 15000 block of County Road 354.
Baseball preview: American League West

Baseball preview: American League West

Texas Rangers. Better, worse or same? Same Why: A lot of turnover, new faces and injuries this spring. The offense is improved, but the rotation is a question mark at the back end.
2014 Astros season preview

2014 Astros season preview

The overview: This season is supposed to bring daybreak for the Astros, a sign that even if they’re bad, they’re no longer the punch line. Position-by-position breakdown: A deeper look at the 2014 Astros roster.
TxDOT maintenance crews scheduled to repair several roads in Smith County

TxDOT maintenance crews scheduled to repair several roads in Smith County

The Texas Department of Transportation maintanance crews this week are scheduled to continue base and pavement repairs on SH 135 between Troup and Arp, and then move to SH 135 near the Overton city limits.
State of Texas unveils a monument to honor Vietnam Veterans

State of Texas unveils a monument to honor Vietnam Veterans

Forty-one years after the last U.S. Troops left Vietnam, the state of Texas unveiled a monument to those veterans. A half a million Texams served in Vietnam, thousands of Texans died there.
The baseball gods are angry, but pray for the Rangers

The baseball gods are angry, but pray for the Rangers

Maybe it was Nolan’s Revenge, as colleague Mac Engel was predicting even before Christmas. Maybe it was Kinsler’s Karma. What did Ian know and when did he know it with that “0-and-162” wish?
Rangers close out spring training with loss to Astros

Rangers close out spring training with loss to Astros

The Astros beat the Rangers in the Alamodome Saturday, 13-6. Jesus Guzman hit a two-run homer for Houston in the top of the first. On the next pitch, George Springer his a solo home run.
East Texas counties still without power after Friday's storm

East Texas counties still without power after Friday's storm

Several East Texas counties are still without power after Friday's severe weather ripped across the region. Here are some of the counties outages from Oncor and SWEPCO with power restoration estimations.
Dwight Howard out vs. Clippers; listed as day-to-day

Dwight Howard out vs. Clippers; listed as day-to-day

A day after learning their starting point guard will be out, the Rockets starting center said he will be out against the Clippers tonight, too.