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Rockets working on finding a trade partner for Jeremy Lin

Rockets working on finding a trade partner for Jeremy Lin

If the Rockets are to land Chris Bosh, they will have to trade guard Jeremy Lin to free up salary cap space. Lin is due about $15 million this season although he only counts a little over $8 million on the cap.

VIDEO: Texas man accused of killing 6 passes out in court

The man accused of killing six family members, including four children, 'execution style' appeared before a judge Friday morning.
Gov. Perry announces support for Israel in ongoing conflict with Hamas

Gov. Perry announces support for Israel in ongoing conflict with Hamas

Gov. Rick Perry Friday issued the following statement supporting Israel in its ongoing conflict with Hamas:
Announcement due on state high school hoops tournaments

Announcement due on state high school hoops tournaments

An announcement is expected, possibly within a few weeks, on a deal that would bring the state girls and boys high school basketball tournaments to the Alamodome in 2015.
Texas chancellor: No beer sales at DKR in 2014

Texas chancellor: No beer sales at DKR in 2014

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa said Thursday he will not approve beer and wine sales at Royal-Memorial Stadium this fall. It doesn’t appear anyone can change his mind, either.
Estranged wife had protective order for Texas man who police say killed 6

Estranged wife had protective order for Texas man who police say killed 6

The estranged wife of Ron Lee Haskell had taken out a protective order against him, well before police say he sought her out and, after failing to find her, killed four children and two adults.
As teacher pay lags, attrition and class size grow

As teacher pay lags, attrition and class size grow

Stacked up against other states, Texas public schools could win the best-bang-for-your-buck competition.

Chemicals from Syria arrive in Port Arthur for destruction

A ship carrying industrial chemicals used in the manufacture of chemical weapons has arrived from Syria in Port Arthur.
Will they knock down the Astrodome?

Will they knock down the Astrodome?

Some folks in Texas think it would be a good idea if they tore down what has been called the "Eighth Wonder of the World" and replaced it with a park.

Weird discoveries in Houston sewers

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Houston public works officials have a message for those who would want to pour their cooking grease down drains: Please don't.

East Texas state representative visits border

East Texas representative David Simpson says when news of the "border crisis" broke,he knew he had to go see what was going on for himself.

Chilling details in Texas shooting

A Texas man is in custody after allegedly shooting and killing six people, including four children, during a domestic dispute in Spring. 33-year-old Ron Lee Haskell surrendered Wednesday night after an hours-long standoff.
Holland’s return to Rangers looking more like late August or early September

Holland’s return to Rangers looking more like late August or early September

Derek Holland’s return to the Rangers likely won’t occur until late August or early September, a source said Wednesday.
Rockets’ goal is Chris Bosh and Chandler Parsons

Rockets’ goal is Chris Bosh and Chandler Parsons

The Rockets know the Mavericks want Chandler Parsons, but still await Chris Bosh’s decision. If they can get Bosh, they would keep Parsons, too, a person with knowledge of their thinking said.
Details emerge in Texas man's slaying of 4 children, 2 adults

Details emerge in Texas man's slaying of 4 children, 2 adults

A man shot and killed four children and two adults Wednesday at a Houston-area home belonging to relatives of his estranged wife, authorities said.