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  • 7 hours Mayoral candidate Tony Buzbee expands on call for Acevedo’s resignation Click2houston
    Mayoral candidate Tony Buzbee speaks to Channel 2 Investigates 24 hours after calling for the resignation of Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, saying, "The accountability has to start at the top."The notable attorney discussed the botched drug raid last month that left two homeowners dead and four officers shot, saying, "There is a system in place that this chief allowed to be in place, where a police officer, alleged so far, could lie to get a no-knock warrant and to then bust into your house and, if you resisted in any way, shoot and kill you. That should make everybody ... more
  • 7 hours How you can save on health care in Texas Click2houston
    At 7 a.m., Kevin and Shelley Doetticher, of Spring, are just starting what will be another back-breaking day of cleaning out dirty pools."We work pretty hard. Most days, it's eight to 14 hours a day in the heat, the rain, the whatever. We work," Kevin Doetticher said, with sweat glistening on his face.The Doettichers work side by side, both on the job, running Kevin's Pool Services, and at home, raising their three children.And just like 4.3 million other Texans, they have zero health coverage. They simply cannot afford health insurance."We don't have health insurance because it's just outrageous. We have ... more
  • 7 hours North Houston apartment complex sends out ‘English only’ letter Click2houston
    A resident at a Salvation Army senior living complex said management sent her a letter complaining that she and others speak Spanish in the lobby and other common areas.Katherine Hernandez, who has lived at the William Booth Garden Apartments for four years, said the director of the complex wrote a letter Friday stating:"The United States of America is an English speaking country and those who come to the United States or born here should learn to speak the language. It is rude to sit in the lobby and speak Spanish when there is a resident sitting in the lobby as ... more
  • 7 hours Meet Rowdy, dog that keeps tail wagging after being shot in back with shotgun Click2houston
    A 1-year-old pitbull lab is recovering after its it was shot point blank with a shotgun, according to the dog's current caretakers. The wound, a softball-sized hole, will take a while to heal, but the dog remains in good spirits.The rescue, Montgomery-based nonprofit, Who Rescued Who, took in the dog shortly after it was brought to a Livingston animal hospital. Who Rescued Who founder Kristina Walsh said the dog was very loving despite his injury."The volunteer in Livingston already named him Rowdy, and that pretty well fits him to a T," Walsh said.Walsh said Rowdy was taken to the hospital ... more
  • 8 hours Thieves steal classic Chevy from auto shop near Tomball Click2houston
    As soon as you walk into Hannon Motorsport, it's not hard to notice his passion for classic cars."We take old cars and make them new again," owner Stacy Hannon said.Hannon was working on giving his '86 Chevrolet C10 a new life for the past two years."All the interior was redone. We were in the point of breaking the truck down and starting the paint work on that truck," Hannon said.Hannon said it cost him $30,000 so far, but his hard work was taken away by two men caught on surveillance camera stealing his truck overnight.Last Friday, surveillance camera caught the ... more
  • 9 hours ‘Kate Upton’ Astros sweater update Click2houston
    As the Astros sharpen their skills at spring training, fans are preparing their closets to rep their team for a #TakeItBack season.One of the most popular pieces of Astros gear from the past two seasons is the throwback rainbow sweater.The sweater was an addition to the official Astros uniform in the late 1970s and into the 1980s. It was designed to keep players warm in the cold Astrodome.It saw a triumphant resurgence during the Astros 2017 World Series run when Kate Upton was seen wearing it as she cheered on her now-husband, Justin Verlander. VIDEO: How the Kate Upton sweater ... more
  • 9 hours ‘Kate Upton’ Astros sweater update Click2houston -Sports
    As the Astros sharpen their skills at spring training, fans are preparing their closets to rep their team for a #TakeItBack season.One of the most popular pieces of Astros gear from the past two seasons is the throwback rainbow sweater.The sweater was an addition to the official Astros uniform in the late 1970s and into the 1980s. It was designed to keep players warm in the cold Astrodome.It saw a triumphant resurgence during the Astros 2017 World Series run when Kate Upton was seen wearing it as she cheered on her now-husband, Justin Verlander. VIDEO: How the Kate Upton sweater ... more
  • 9 hours James Beard Foundation to announce nominees in Houston on March 27 Click2houston
    The James Beard Foundation and HOUSTON First announced on Tuesday that they will reveal the 2019 James Beard Awards nominees in Houston on March 27 during a live press conference.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Clare Reichenbach, CEO of the James Beard Foundation, will co-host the 9 a.m. press conference that will be held at Hugo Ortega's Mexican restaurant in Montrose.Nominees for more than 50 awards categories, including restaurant and chef, restaurant design and media, will be announced.The James Beard Awards annually recognize the best in food culture, from top cookbook authors, culinary broadcasters, food journalists and cooks. In addition to ... more
  • 10 hours Mayor Turner presents proclamation in honor of former Texas senator, KPRC alum Click2houston
    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner honored a former Texas senator and KPRC alum Tuesday morning.Turner along with council member Jack Christie presented a proclamation to Kay Bailey Hutchison.She is being recognized for her public service and accomplishments. Hutchison became Texas' first female U.S. senator in 1993. In the 1960s, she was KPRC2's first female reporter.Hutchison was sworn in as permanent representative of the U.S. to NATO in Aug. 2017. ... more
  • 10 hours Tenants fear losing home after claims against landlord Click2houston
    The concern from tenants at several apartment properties in the Houston area, afraid of losing their home after claims the landlord did not do enough to keep them safe.Residents at Angel Gardens Apartments are left wondering where they are going to live next.Gilbert Aguilar said he would still be working as a truck driver if he hadn't hurt his foot after he got into a car accident last year."I got to get on my feet first," Aguilar said about the potential move.He is in a wheelchair, living with his wife and 2-year-old son at the complex, which may not be ... more
  • 11 hours Shootout fallout at HPD: 10 sustained complaints in officer’s history Click2houston
    Channel 2 Investigates has obtained a single-page document that appears to encapsulate the troubling law enforcement career of Houston police Officer Gerald Goines.The police officer in charge of January's botched, deadly drug raid has been in many scrapes, including 10 sustained (or verified) complaints dating back to 1987."This is unheard of. I've never heard of this, short of fiction," defense attorney Chevo Pastrano said.The document was originally obtained by Pastrano, who in 2013, wanted to know more about the history of the officer who had arrested his client on suspicion of aggravated assault.The incident arose out of a road rage ... more
  • 11 hours Southwest Airlines cancels about 100 flights across country due to maintenance issues Click2houston
    Southwest Airlines canceled about 100 flights across the country Tuesday due to maintenance problems.The issues are affecting flights at Hobby Airport, where there are a handful of cancellations and about 14 delayed flights.Southwest said the cancellations and delays could also be weather related.The operational emergency has to do with mechanical issues with planes.Southwest Airlines told mechanics last week that they had to show up for work because of the issues.The company said it needs all hands on deck.Southwest Airlines said it has 750 aircrafts and, normally, it anticipates as many as 20 planes a day need service.The company said that, ... more
  • 11 hours Nearly $165K worth of booze stolen from NE Houston cargo yard Click2houston
    Two men have been charged following the theft of thousands of dollars in liquor from a Union Pacific intermodal yard in northeast Houston.Court records indicate the theft happened just before New Year's Eve at a facility on Kirkpatrick Boulevard.Police said on Dec. 30, a man driving an 18-wheeler entered the yard, hooked up to a shipping container and drove off. Court documents said there were 1,386 cases of liquor in the container; all bound for a wholesaler and valued at $164,316.75.Police said the container was later found dumped near a vacant lot in Acres Homes and most of the liquor ... more
  • 12 hours Softball coach accused of assaulting woman at Dyess Park Click2houston
    Harris County authorities are searching for a softball coach who is accused of assaulting a woman at Dyess Park Saturday.A 59-year-old woman told authorities that she was filming a coach who was using foul language and gestures.Harris County officials identified the coach as James Schmidt.When Schmidt attempted to stop the woman from recording, he hit her with an open hand, pushed her to the ground and continued to assault her until a witness intervened, according to authorities.Authorities said Schmidt was charged with assault but has not been arrested."James Schmidt is currently wanted by law enforcement for Class-A Assault. His bond ... more
  • 12 hours Texas photographer offers assistance in wake of photo shoot confrontation Click2houston
    After a video surfaced of a family being berated for taking photos in a Houston neighborhood, Texans are stepping up to help in whatever way they can.A photographer from Columbus saw the video and she said it broke her heart to see the family being harassed over a photo shoot.She contacted the family to offer help on any upcoming photo shoots it has in mind."I just wanted to reach out to them and let them know there are still nice people in the area," Mary Digiovanni said.Digiovanni is a photographer. She owns KND Photography.As a business owner, she's always wanted ... more
  • 12 hours Woman beaten, choked, bitten by man in attack at Kingwood park, police say Click2houston
    Houston police are increasing patrols at a Kingwood park after a woman was violently attacked by a man Friday, officials said.The attack was reported at 4 p.m. at East End Park in the 6400 block of Kingwood Drive.Police said the woman was walking near the south loop of the trail when she was grabbed from behind by a man wearing a dark hoodie and a black skeleton face bandana that covered much of his face. Police said he choked her and tried to drag her into the woods. At some point, police said, he punched her in the face and ... more
  • 13 hours Bregman, Astros preparing for upcoming season in West Palm Beach Click2houston -Sports
    The Astros have closed out their sixth day of spring training in West Palm Beach.Pitchers and catchers continue to put in their work, which they have done since they reported and began their work last Thursday. Position players have been here since the weekend with full squad workouts opening Monday.Tuesday marked the second day for the entire group to go through drills. Practice began around 9:30 a.m. and wrapped up around noon. The schedule will change and extend beginning Saturday when the exhibition schedule begins against the Washington Nationals. Camp quick hits: Feb. 19 Astros legend and Hall of Famer ... more
  • 13 hours Bregman, Astros preparing for upcoming season in West Palm Beach Click2houston
    The Astros have closed out their sixth day of spring training in West Palm Beach.Pitchers and catchers continue to put in their work, which they have done since they reported and began their work last Thursday. Position players have been here since the weekend with full squad workouts opening Monday.Tuesday marked the second day for the entire group to go through drills. Practice began around 9:30 a.m. and wrapped up around noon. The schedule will change and extend beginning Saturday when the exhibition schedule begins against the Washington Nationals. Camp quick hits: Feb. 19 Astros legend and Hall of Famer ... more
  • 13 hours Astros uniforms named best in MLB Click2houston -Sports
    The Astros have the best uniforms in Major League Baseball, at least according to @MLB's Twitter account.The Astros beat the Dodgers in the final round, which is clearly appropriate.Semifinalists in the American League were the Yankees, White Sox and Athletics. National League semifinalists were the Mets, Cubs and Rockies. {"url":"https://twitter.com/MLB/status/1097652328595968000","author_name":"MLB","author_url":"https://twitter.com/MLB","html":"lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"gt;lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"gt;We asked, you voted.lt;brgt;lt;brgt;The best uniform set in The Show? The lt;a href="https://twitter.com/astros?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"gt;@astroslt;/agt;! lt;a href="https://t.co/CLovT2QJMR"gt;pic.twitter.com/CLovT2QJMRlt;/agt;lt;/pgt;— MLB (@MLB) lt;a href="https://twitter.com/MLB/status/1097652328595968000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"gt;February 19, 2019lt;/agt;lt;/blockquotegt;nlt;script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"gt;lt;/scriptgt;n","width":550,"height":null,"type":"rich","cache_age":"3153600000","provider_name":"Twitter","provider_url":"https://twitter.com","version":"1.0"} Houstonians know Astros uniforms have seen their ups and downs throughout history.From the Colt 45s to the "new" retro uniforms of today, ... more
  • 13 hours Astros uniforms named best in MLB Click2houston
    The Astros have the best uniforms in Major League Baseball, at least according to @MLB's Twitter account.The Astros beat the Dodgers in the final round, which is clearly appropriate.Semifinalists in the American League were the Yankees, White Sox and Athletics. National League semifinalists were the Mets, Cubs and Rockies. {"url":"https://twitter.com/MLB/status/1097652328595968000","author_name":"MLB","author_url":"https://twitter.com/MLB","html":"lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"gt;lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"gt;We asked, you voted.lt;brgt;lt;brgt;The best uniform set in The Show? The lt;a href="https://twitter.com/astros?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"gt;@astroslt;/agt;! lt;a href="https://t.co/CLovT2QJMR"gt;pic.twitter.com/CLovT2QJMRlt;/agt;lt;/pgt;— MLB (@MLB) lt;a href="https://twitter.com/MLB/status/1097652328595968000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"gt;February 19, 2019lt;/agt;lt;/blockquotegt;nlt;script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"gt;lt;/scriptgt;n","width":550,"height":null,"type":"rich","cache_age":"3153600000","provider_name":"Twitter","provider_url":"https://twitter.com","version":"1.0"} Houstonians know Astros uniforms have seen their ups and downs throughout history.From the Colt 45s to the "new" retro uniforms of today, ... more
  • 14 hours Hearing rescheduled for autistic teen accused of murder Click2houston
    A hearing has been rescheduled for a teen with autism charged with murder.Jared Trevino, 18, is accused of stealing several vehicles. Prosecutors said Trevino broke into and stole a neighbor's pickup truck on Feb. 3, ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle, killing Lorenzo Gomez.Trevino's lawyers said his client's bond is at the heart of the issue. "Well, that's what we're looking at, but it's important to remember that no matter what decision the judge makes, he has to set a bond. So he could potentially get out, no matter what the decision the judge makes," said Joe ... more
  • 14 hours Vanessa Wyche: Tenacity led me to where I am today at NASA Click2houston
    Vanessa Wyche became deputy director of NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in 2018, a top position that no other African-American woman had held before.The path that led the girl who grew in South Carolina all the way on to assist leading a space organization started with curiosity. And a daring spirit. From playing outside seeing how nature worked to "coming here to NASA, where we are really looking at what is the origins of the universe, this is like big, big playground for me," Wyche says.She was the first in her family to go to an integrated school, and she ... more
  • 16 hours Have you seen her? Officials search for missing Deer Park teen Click2houston
    Deer Park police are searching for a 15-year-old girl who went missing on Feb. 9, officials said.Angelica Sanchez was last seen wearing a gray and black speckled sweat pants with a maroon and yellow T-shirt.Anyone with information is asked to call the Deer Park Police Department at 281-479-1511. ... more
  • 16 hours Urban Outfitters is selling packs of old VHS movies for $40 Click2houston -10ment
    Urban Outfitters is at it again. The popular clothing store has a reputation for selling over-priced "vintage" items to hipsters, like a $650 pair of overalls and articles of clothing that are "edgy," but are in fact incredibly offensive. But the store may have outdone itself with its new "Mystery VHS 5-Pack" that can be yours for just $40. "(A) set of five iconic, assorted '90s comedy flicks on VHS tape, curated by Studiohouse Designs exclusively for Urban Outfitters," the description for the box set reads. "Each set is unique, iconic and will vary from what is pictured here. Don't ... more
  • 17 hours Videos show string of failed robberies in north Houston Click2houston
    Police say a group of men tried to commit three robberies at three different fast-food restaurants within an hour and a half on Houston's north side.All the robbery sprees happened Feb. 3 between 2 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. and were caught on surveillance video, according to authorities.Officers said all the attempted robberies happened the same way. Three men in an older Nissan Maxima would drive up to the drive-thru window. The back passenger would point a gun at an employee and try to steal cash.First, the men drove up to a Jack in the Box on Airline and Hardwicke at ... more
  • 17 hours 2 men killed inside Almeda home, police say Click2houston
    Police said Tuesday they are investigating the deaths of two men in Almeda.The shooting was reported about 11 a.m. at a home in the 13000 block of Ridgewood Knoll Lane.Houston police said in a tweet that the two men, both in their 20s, were shot and killed inside the home.Investigators said the victims appear to be roommates and were renting the home. Investigators said no weapons were found in the home, but they don't know if it was a homicide or suicide.Police said there was no sign of struggle or forced entry. Investigators said nothing from the home has been ... more
  • 18 hours Man found dead outside car in southeast Houston Click2houston
    A man was found shot to death Monday outside a car parked at a southeast Houston apartment complex, authorities said.The shooting was reported about 8:15 p.m. at 1300 Redford St.Houston police said witnesses reported seeing the victim and another man exchange gunfire before the other man ran from the scene while carrying a gun. Police said a car with as many as three men inside was also seen fleeing the area.The victim's identity was not immediately released.Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477. ... more
  • 18 hours Supreme Court rules out death penalty for man who killed Houston store clerk Click2houston
    The Supreme Court is ending a long legal fight by ruling that a Texas death row inmate is intellectually disabled and thus may not be executed.The justices ruled 6-3 on Tuesday in the case of inmate Bobby James Moore.Moore had been sentenced to death for the 1980 shotgun slaying of a Houston grocery store clerk.His lawyers argued for years that Moore was intellectually disabled, but Texas' top criminal appeals court rejected those claims, even after the Supreme Court strongly suggested in 2017 that Moore could not be executed because of his intellectual limitations.In a twist, the Houston district attorney agreed ... more
  • 20 hours ‘Golden Girls’-themed cruise to set sail in 2020 Click2houston -10ment
    "Golden Girls" fans have been given the biggest gift, but they'll have to get on board next winter to see the card attached.Picture this: A special Western Caribbean cruise celebrating the iconic sitcom has just been confirmed for next winter, and it includes a cheesecake party.The Golden Girls At Sea experience sets sails from Miami, Florida -- where main characters Rose, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia lived -- on February 24, 2020, with stopovers at Key West and Cozumel, Mexico. High seas adventure Described as a "once-in-a-lifetime gathering," the five night high seas adventure also incorporates a "Golden Girls" ... more
  • 21 hours News 2 Know: Rainy weather, Bernie Sanders enters presidential race again and more Click2houston
    Welcome to a damp and chilly Tuesday.On this day in 1878, Thomas Edison is granted a patent for his gramophone, which would later be known as a phonograph. Today's Weather Expect plenty of clouds and rain today as a front moves north across the area. Meteorologist Britta Merwin has a look at the forecast.Don't forget! You can keep track of the radar and forecast throughout the day at click2houston.com/weather or by downloading the Frank's Free Forecast app. Trending right now Couple says woman confronted family during 1-year-old's birthday photo shoot It was supposed to be a memorable moment for ... more
  • 22 hours Karl Lagerfeld, pioneering fashion designer at Chanel, dies Click2houston -10ment
    Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the past 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old.Such was the enigma surrounding the German-born designer that even his age was a point of mystery for decades, with reports he had two birth certificates, one dated 1933 and the other 1938. In 2013, Lagerfeld told French magazine "Paris Match" he was born in 1935, but in 2019 his assistant still didn't know the truth -- telling AP he liked "to scramble the ... more
  • 22 hours Police believe Jussie Smollett paid brothers to carry out attack, sources say Click2houston -10ment
    The men who were arrested in connection with the attack on Jussie Smollett are Olabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo, Gloria Schmidt, the attorney for the two brothers, confirmed to CNN on Monday.The brothers were arrested Wednesday but released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of "new evidence.""The brothers are no longer suspects at this time," Chicago police said Monday.In a joint statement issued Monday to WBBM - TV, the men said: "We are not racist. We are not homophobic, and we are not anti-Trump. We were born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens."Two law enforcement ... more
  • 22 hours Galleria-area road closure could cause major headache for commuters Click2houston
    A temporary headache for drivers in Southwest Houston is set to help prevent flooding in the future.Starting Tuesday, a part of the US 59 southbound frontage road, west of Weslayan Street, is set to be closed and will remain closed for about three weeks.The Harris County Flood Control District plans to rebuild a drainage ditch, which also includes removing a bridge.The construction - which spans from Richmond Avenue to Westpark Drive - is part of a $14.4 million project to reduce flooding in the surrounding area.People are being encouraged to use alternate routes via Richmond, Weslayan, Westpark or Newcastle, and ... more
  • 23 hours ‘He’s innocent of any crime:’ Attorney for officer at center of investigation speaks Click2houston
    The Houston police officer at the center of an investigation after a botched drug raid is out of the intensive care unit.Officer Gerald Goines was shot in the neck and face during a drug raid-turned-shootout at 7815 Harding St. on Jan. 28 and had to undergo six surgeries.Goines is accused of lying on an affidavit used to get a no-knock warrant that led to the raid, which ended with four officers shot and the deaths of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas and their dog.After six weeks of recovery, Goines is out of the ICU and his attorney, Nicole DeBorde, is ... more
  • 1 day Couple says woman confronted family during 1-year-old’s birthday photo shoot Click2houston
    A girl's parents said they're shocked by how upset a woman became when she saw them taking pictures in her neighborhood.They recorded their encounter with a woman who pulled up in her car, got out barefoot, brought her small dog and scolded the couple for being there."These were our first professional shots we have taken of the baby since she's been born," said Kelyn Allen, the mother. "It was something that was supposed to be very special for us, and I hate the fact that, when I look at these pictures, this is what I have to remember."Broadacres, which is ... more
  • 1 day Channel 2 Investigates: Houston Police response times Click2houston
    As the city of Houston works to grow the number of police officers, manpower limitations continue to create challenges for a department that received 1.1 million 911 calls last year. Priority 1 calls are those involving an "imminent threat to life." According to HPD records, the department received 28,321 of these calls in 2018."What is HPD's target in getting to a priority 1 call?" asked Channel 2 Investigator Robert Arnold."The target goal has always been the five minute range," said Houston Assistant Chief of Police Henry Gaw.When looking at Houston as a whole, Gaw said officers responded to Priority 1 ... more
  • 1 day Acevedo at town hall: No-knock warrants to cease, he won’t step down Click2houston
    Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo promised during a community town hall Monday night to end the department policy of "no-knock" warrants, following last month's raid that turned into a deadly shootout.Acevedo said officers executing search warrants will probably start to wear body cameras in the next couple of weeks as a result of the deadly shooting.The town hall, which at times turned into a shouting match, was sponsored by the Greater Houston Coalition for Justice and was attended by many community members upset about the Harding Street shootout and other deadly police shootings, and no-knock warrants in general."The family was ... more
  • 1 day Sister of man shot by Officer Goines in 1997 speaks out after deadly shootout Click2houston
    When Rhonda Dorsey Williams heard that veteran Houston police Officer Gerald Goines was at the center of a deadly raid last month, it wasn't hard for her to believe it."He's done it again, again, the same thing," Williams said.Williams didn't know Goines by name until last weekend, but she said she remembers her family's connection to him from more than 20 years ago."He murdered my brother in 1997," she said.Williams said her older brother, Reginald Dorsey, was killed during a road-rage incident involving Goines. During the incident, Goines was shot twice, police said."My brother was driving with his baby in ... more
  • 1 day EXCLUSIVE: Buzbee calls on Mayor to seek Chief Acevedo’s resignation Click2houston
    Tony Buzbee called Monday for the resignation of Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo in a statement sent exclusively to KPRC2.Buzbee urged Mayor Sylvester Turner to have Acevedo resign."This mayor hired the chief, he now needs to ask him to resign," Buzbee said in the statement.Buzbee is planning on running for mayor and held his first campaign rally Feb. 4.The calls for Acevedo's resignation come after new revelations about a shootout that left Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas dead.On Friday, after KPRC2 first revealed the initial findings of an internal investigation, Acevedo acknowledged a crime was committed by an officer who ... more
  • 1 day Rice Lady Owls ranked for first time in basketball program’s history Click2houston -Sports
    For the first time in program history, the Rice Lady Owls basketball team is ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, coming in at 25th in the nation. Rice (22-3, 13-0 in Conference USA) has won 15 straight games, and is currently a perfect 12-0 at home."It's really cool ... just to leave our mark and to create history here at Rice," said star guard Erica Ogwumike. The Cy Woods product leads the Lady Owls in both scoring (16.3 points per game) and rebounding (11.0 per contest)."Being from Houston, I've known about Rice, my parents have known about Rice, ... more
  • 1 day Couple accused of flying from California to Houston with 66+ pounds of pot Click2houston
    A woman and man are accused of flying from California to Houston with more than 66 pounds of pot.Officials said Naureen Nooralla Gheewalla-Fayyaz, 28, and Fayyaz Osama, of Richmond, were seen checking several bags when they were leaving a Sacramento airport on Jan. 14.After a search warrant was obtained, officials at Bush Intercontinental Airport searched the bags and found 66.3 pounds of what is believed to be marijuana, a record book of what is believed to be drug ledgers and a yellow note pad with what is believed to be drug ledgers, according to court documents.On the day Gheewalla-Fayyaz and ... more
  • 2 days HPD officer involved in deadly drug raid shows similar pattern in previous case Click2houston
    The veteran Houston police officer at the center of an investigation into a southeast side drug raid has a controversial history, Channel 2 Investigates has learned.Officer Gerald Goines has had previous issues involving confidential informants and so-called no-knock warrants.An ongoing lawsuit involving a drug raid in 2011 brings to light some of the same issues first uncovered by Channel 2 Investigates on Friday, regarding the incident at Harding Street, in which four officers suffered gunshot wounds and the homeowners were shot and killed.No drugs were found in a case from Oct. 20, 2011, after Goines and a fellow officer served ... more
  • 2 days Dr. Charleta Guillory: All my life I wanted to help others Click2houston
    Dr. Charletta Guillory is the director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Public Health Program at Texas Children's Hospital and an associate professor of Newborns/Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.Getting into Medicine came naturally for her since she was a little girl: "All my life I wanted to do service." She got into that path in a very different way when she became a nun in New Orleans but "that did not work out." However, it opened the door for her to get truly interested in heath issues.Getting through college wasn't smooth, since she joined at the time when African-Americans were integrating in ... more
  • 2 days The dirt on the dirt: By-the-numbers look at Houston Rodeo’s ground Click2houston
    It's the start of an exciting time in Houston with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo kicking off this week.The Bar-B-Que Cookoff starts Thursday and tents are already set up at NRG Park.The rodeo also said dirt will be brought in Tuesday or Wednesday.It takes about 600 dump-truck loads of dirt for NRG Arena and the service level at NRG Stadium.The rodeo said the dirt is stored at an off-site property, and they reuse it every year.The rodeo's dirt has no guidelines, but is unique due to requirements for the rodeo stage. ... more
  • 2 days The dirt on the dirt: By-the-numbers look at Houston Rodeo’s ground Click2houston
    It's the start of an exciting time in Houston with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo kicking off this week.The Bar-B-Que Cookoff starts Thursday and tents are already set up at NRG Park.The rodeo also said dirt will be brought in Tuesday or Wednesday.It takes about 600 dump-truck loads of dirt for NRG Arena and the service level at NRG Stadium.The rodeo said the dirt is stored at an off-site property, and they reuse it every year.The rodeo's dirt has no guidelines, but is unique due to requirements for the rodeo stage. ... more
  • 2 days What you need to know about Houston Rodeo Parade Click2houston
    Thousands of people will line streets in downtown Houston this weekend for the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo parade.The event is the culmination of weeklong trail rides from various locations across Southeast Texas to Houston. Each of the rides will participate in the parade that helps kick off rodeo season in the city.So grab your Stetson and boots. Here's everything you need to know about this year's rodeo parade, according to event's website. Parade route The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Walker Street between Houston City Hall and Tranquility Park. From there the parade will travel east ... more
  • 2 days Everything you need to know about Houston Rodeo’s 2019 Cookoff Click2houston
    A fan favorite at the Houston Rodeo, the Cookoff, begins Thursday at NRG Park.Most team tents are invitation-only, but there are several other spots to visit, including The Garden, Rockin' Bar-B-Que Saloon and the Chuck Wagon.The Garden Stage, sponsored by Miller Lite: Live Texas country concertsThe Rockin' Bar-B-Que Saloon: Live music and an outside patio. Inside the saloon is the Chuck Wagon, where visitors can pick up their complimentary sliced brisket plate with chips and beans.Here is the three-day schedule at The Garden Stage: Feb. 21 6:15 p.m.: DJ DU 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.: Bri Bagwell 9:15 - 10:45 p.m.: ... more
  • 2 days Everything you need to know about Houston Rodeo’s 2019 Cookoff Click2houston
    A fan favorite at the Houston Rodeo, the Cookoff, begins Thursday at NRG Park.Most team tents are invitation-only, but there are several other spots to visit, including The Garden, Rockin' Bar-B-Que Saloon and the Chuck Wagon.The Garden Stage, sponsored by Miller Lite: Live Texas country concertsThe Rockin' Bar-B-Que Saloon: Live music and an outside patio. Inside the saloon is the Chuck Wagon, where visitors can pick up their complimentary sliced brisket plate with chips and beans.Here is the three-day schedule at The Garden Stage: Feb. 21 6:15 p.m.: DJ DU 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.: Bri Bagwell 9:15 - 10:45 p.m.: ... more
  • 2 days Frank’s Weather or Not: El Niño is back just in time for the Rodeo Click2houston
    El Niño, that phenomenon of warmer Pacific Ocean water, is back and looks to be here the next few months with a decrease in strength as prime Hurricane Season arrives (Aug-Oct).You can see the current measurement in this graphic where "red and orange" at the equator equals warm water. It's not terribly strong.There is also warmer water along the Mexico coast and, in case you haven't noticed, we've had plenty of rain in January (4") and February (below normal amounts, mostly mist and fog). That warmer water creates warmer, rising moist air which moves into Texas and produces these dreary ... more
  • 2 days Astros enjoying first full squad day; Altuve healthy once again Click2houston -Sports
    The sounds of baseball continue in West Palm Beach, only things intensified Monday with the pitchers and catchers joined by the rest of the roster. Monday marks the first full-squad workout where the stage is set for a new season and the focus shifts to another World Series run by the 2017 champs and 2018 playoff team that fell short in the ALCS to the Boston Red Sox."Several months have passed but it felt like we just left each other," Josh Reddick said in the clubhouse Monday morning. "It's good to see the guys. These are close friends so it's ... more
  • 2 days Astros enjoying first full squad day; Altuve healthy once again Click2houston
    The sounds of baseball continue in West Palm Beach, only things intensified Monday with the pitchers and catchers joined by the rest of the roster. Monday marks the first full-squad workout where the stage is set for a new season and the focus shifts to another World Series run by the 2017 champs and 2018 playoff team that fell short in the ALCS to the Boston Red Sox."Several months have passed but it felt like we just left each other," Josh Reddick said in the clubhouse Monday morning. "It's good to see the guys. These are close friends so it's ... more
  • 2 days Mayor Turner urges community to report potholes in Houston area Click2houston
    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a plan Monday to repair potholes and replace street panels.Turner revealed in the 3 p.m. news conference that Houston Public Works has increased its next business day response time from the day he was elected in 2016 from 98 percent to 100 percent in 2018.VIDEO: Mayor Turner announces plan to fix potholes in HoustonTurner said over the past three years, there have been thousands of reported or self-identified potholes that were filled.By the numbers: In 2016, 63,404 potholes were filled. In 2017, 65,157 potholes were filled. In 2018, 37, 179 potholes were filled. Turner said ... more
  • 2 days These Selena cups from Stripes make our hearts go ‘Bidi Bidi Bom Bom’ Click2houston -10ment
    Selena, the "Queen of Tejano," will never be forgotten - primarily because we're celebrating her with cups, bags, a festival, a children's book, a TV show, a Google Doodle, and now, cups again. But bidi bidi bom bom, she's still in our hearts -- and we'll take it all! After the success of the two limited-edition, limited release Selena cups last year, Stripes convenience stores are releasing three more cups featuring Selena Quintanilla. {"author_name":"Stripes","author_url":"https://www.facebook.com/stripesstores/","provider_url":"https://www.facebook.com","provider_name":"Facebook","success":true,"height":280,"html":"lt;div id="fb-root"gt;lt;/divgt;nlt;script async="1" defer="1" src="https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2"gt;lt;/scriptgt;lt;div class="fb-video" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/stripesstores/videos/921006804915846/?__xts__[0]=68.ARBvI3Qna8-8oqwNt-c9lILdo60d3YgJeop1yPIp8GTqB-cld20a-2mz_iB5I38YVBHUe27WKx2mLpzzsMsVynl2ESpgiBI0vjO1wdqJ2RF5CSOHYn7pxHossm3ZmHyzNVo82m5f2-UkG7KTGPT0abxN1aVIPCKdM9IfuK9RAkVgJA_jlZ2eniugIm51RvQrOf1cnzw2PeCB0wv1-3gT1p_5gtIhUBreNYv6wOcRCvwcw0FhzXpwuSKDc4AfymQoYqE3yiUaExZho4dRQe038jAFpTmaEloonPjhd7qO9IY4Funl3boN7H1JNWzgaG-CWLqiBHLJ5olZh8nha6HzCJyLxoVwGWib"gt;lt;blockquote cite="https://www.facebook.com/stripesstores/videos/921006804915846/" class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"gt;lt;a href="https://www.facebook.com/stripesstores/videos/921006804915846/"gt;2019 Stripes Selena Commemorative Cups!lt;/agt;lt;pgt;QUEEN OF CUMBIA FANS! Our first of three NEW Selena Commemorative Cups are coming ... more
  • 2 days Child, 2, dropped off at fire station by stranger after mother’s arrest, police say Click2houston
    A 2-year-old boy was dropped off at a fire station without clothes or diapers by a stranger Monday after his mother was taken into police custody, officials said.Sugar Land police said they were called to a motel after employees accused the woman of fraudulent use of a credit card. Police said the woman was with her son and a man while she was being questioned.When officials checked the woman's identification card, police found that she had a warrant for her arrest and took her into custody, police said. While being placed in custody, the mother told police that it was ... more
  • 2 days Train hauling giant turbine blades jumps tracks in east Harris County Click2houston
    A train derailment was reported Monday in east Harris County.The incident was reported about 1:20 p.m. off Industrial Road near 100 Street.Harris County deputies said in a tweet that the train, which was hauling what appeared to be wind turbine blades, failed to make a turn and some box cars jumped the tracks.Video from SKY2 showed one of the blades came off of the train and crashed through a fence. That same blade appeared to be touching a nearby power pole as well.Deputies said there were no reports of injuries.The incident is not affecting traffic, deputies said. ... more
  • 2 days 9 reasons to visit Houston in 2019 Click2houston
    From its integral role in the world's first moon landing 50 years ago this July to a new lineup of appealing options in the arts and culinary scenes, Houston has never been more ripe for exploration.It wins in the aesthetics department, too: The much-photographed skyline is dotted with skyscrapers in architectural styles ranging from Art Deco to minimalist, and this city of more than 2.3 million residents -- the country's fourth largest -- has countless green spaces and parks for running, biking or simply unwinding under the big Texas sky.While the greater Houston area is sprawling, many of the top ... more
  • 2 days ‘We do want murder charges’: Community outrage in wake of deadly HPD raid-turned-shootout Click2houston
    A local group is demanding change to Houston police policy after a raid turned into a deadly shootout last month.An affidavit obtained Friday alleged that "material untruths or lies" were used to get a search warrant for a southeast Houston home in January where the raid turned into a deadly shootout, according to Houston police Chief Art Acevedo.Now, the Greater Houston Coalition for Justice wants the Houston Police Department to change its policy on no-knock warrants after two people were killed and four officers shot during a raid at a southeast Houston home.On Jan. 28, Dennis Tuttle, Rhogena Nicholas and ... more
  • 2 days The Wonderful Walls of Disney: A trend that was never meant to be Click2houston -10ment
    What is a wall? Something to keep people out? Or a social media trend? If you visit the Disney theme parks often, you have definitely heard about the #WallsofDisney. These flat slabs of concrete are just as popular as the characters that fill the parks. They have become fan-created icons that Disney never meant to make. While there are new walls surfacing on social media every day, we are going to go over the top five Instagrammable walls and show you where to find them.Just here to see the walls? Scroll down.The trend had to start somewhere and it began ... more
  • 2 days The numbers behind James Harden’s Case to Repeat as MVP Click2houston -Sports
    The Houston Rockets return to the court following the all-star break on Thursday when they play at the Los Angeles Lakers. That's when reigning NBA MVP James Harden will continue his remarkable season that includes his current streak of 31 straight games scoring 30 or more points.Most importantly through that streak the Rockets have gone 21-10. That's a huge improvement from their 12-14 record prior to the start of his scoring tear.Watch the video above from KPRC 2 Sports Sunday as Anchor/Reporter Adam Wexler breaks down the MVP race with some advanced statistics as Harden is being chased by the ... more
  • 2 days The numbers behind James Harden’s Case to Repeat as MVP Click2houston
    The Houston Rockets return to the court following the all-star break on Thursday when they play at the Los Angeles Lakers. That's when reigning NBA MVP James Harden will continue his remarkable season that includes his current streak of 31 straight games scoring 30 or more points.Most importantly through that streak the Rockets have gone 21-10. That's a huge improvement from their 12-14 record prior to the start of his scoring tear.Watch the video above from KPRC 2 Sports Sunday as Anchor/Reporter Adam Wexler breaks down the MVP race with some advanced statistics as Harden is being chased by the ... more
  • 2 days 2 dead in apparent murder-suicide at Sugar Land home, police say Click2houston
    A man and woman are dead Monday after an apparent murder-suicide at a home in Sugar Land, according to police.The incident was reported about 6 a.m. at 1215 Pendergrass Trail.Sugar Land police said they responded to the home when someone hung up after calling 911. Officers arrived and found a woman dead in the driveway and a man dead in a bedroom.Police said a preliminary investigation indicates the man shot the woman and then himself.The identity of the victims was not immediately released. ... more
  • 2 days Enjoy Monday’s sunshine: Wet work week in store for Houston Click2houston
    Monday's sunshine will give way to clouds and wet weather for the remainder of the week.Meteorologist Britta Merwin said temperatures will climb into the low to mid-60s by the afternoon before clouds move in by the evening and the possibility of scattered showers late.Rain chances increase dramatically for Tuesday, with off-and-on showers and storms possible for the entire day. Scattered showers will remain in the forecast through Friday, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s for highs and 50s for lows.Skies slowly clear by Saturday with pleasant weather forecast to return by Sunday. ... more
  • 2 days News 2 Know: 2 HPD officers hurt in fiery crash, Vatican abuse summit begins and more Click2houston
    Happy Presidents Day! It's a federal holiday, which means many government offices will be closed.It's also National Drink Wine Day. Not that you really need an excuse to drink some wine, but that's a pretty good one. So, cheers!On this day in 1885, Mark Twain publishes the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in the U.S. Today's Weather A chilly start this morning, but it should turn out to be a fairly nice day. Rain is on the way tomorrow. Meteorologist Britta Merwin has a look at the forecast.Don't forget! You can keep track of the radar and forecast throughout the day ... more
  • 2 days Man ‘minding his own business’ shot, killed in front of his house, police say Click2houston
    A 33-year-old man is dead after an overnight shooting in north Houston.According to police, the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Gano Street near Shelby Street.Officer said the gunman walked up to the victim's house and fired multiple shots, hitting the victim at least twice in the chest.When authorities arrived, they found the man on the porch of a house and transported him to Ben Taub hospital, where he later died.Police said the incident does not appear to be a robbery and that the victim was "minding his own business" when he was shot.Family members who were inside the ... more
  • 2 days Yas queen: ‘Queer Eye’ returning to Netflix for season 3 Click2houston -10ment
    If you were instantly hooked on Netflix's reboot of "Queer Eye," get ready: The new "Fab 5" officially announced the show is returning for season three on March 15. The announcement video for the new season also featured a new single from Carly Rae Jepsen called "Now That I Found You." WE'RE BAAACK HENNYS! Get ready to 💗 L@carlyraejepsen for this exclusive preview of her *NEW BOP*, "Now That I Found You." 😘 pic.twitter.com/Dmj3ygXnhV-- Queer Eye (@QueerEye) February 13, 2019 The original version of the feel-good show ran on Bravo in the early '00s, and Netflix's rebooted version debuted ... more
  • 2 days Man in custody, 2 officers recovering after chase ends in fiery crash Click2houston
    Two Houston police officers are recovering Monday after a chase ended in a fiery crash in the Third Ward.The chase started around 12:15 a.m. Monday when officers tried to pull over what they thought was a stolen vehicle at Hutchins Street and Holman Street, according to the Houston Police Department.Instead of pulling over, officers said the driver took off on a nearly hour-long chase throughout the South Central area.Police tried to end the pursuit with a PIT maneuver, but they failed and ended up crashing into this tree, which caused their vehicle to burst into flames. Authorities said the driver ... more
  • 2 days Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo names top young artists Click2houston
    Eighty-two artists from across the state were recognized at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Sunday.The School Art Program Awards Ceremony honored the Class Champions and Reserve Class Champions in the following categories: colored drawing, mixed media, monochromatic, painting, 3D, elementary and junior high.As for the 2019 grand champion work of art, below are the winner's details.· Exhibitor: Hector Maldonado · Hometown: Pasadena · School District: Pasadena ISD · Art: colored drawing, "After the Storm Comes a Calm"And for the 2019 reserve grand champion:· Exhibitor: Melissa Sosa · Hometown: Pasadena · School District: Pasadena ISD · Art: painting, "Wouldn't ... more
  • 2 days Skeptics have low expectations ahead of Vatican Summit Click2houston
    As the world's national bishops prepare to attend the Vatican Summit to discuss revelations of sexual abuse in the Catholic church, the leader of Houston Chapter of the Survivors' Network of those Abused by Priests, Michael Norris, says he has low expectations."We don't want words, we don't want promises, we want action," Norris said. He said he fears that the lists and the summit won't be enough to spur sweeping changePope Francis said a goal for the four-day summit is to outline clear protocols for bishops on how to prevent abuse and help victims"It sounds like he is going to ... more
  • 2 days Federal agent pistol-whipped during undercover operation in southwest Houston, officials say Click2houston
    A federal officer is recovering from injuries after being assaulted Sunday at the Candlewood Suites hotel in southwest Houston.Law enforcement officials told KPRC that several federal and local law enforcement agencies were at the hotel conducting an undercover operation when a federal officer was hit by a weapon and sent to the hospital to be treated for lacerations. Law enforcement officials wouldn't provide more specifics as to the details of what happened due to the sensitive nature of the investigation.Three suspects are in custody. ... more
  • 2 days JJ Watt first NFL player to Grand Marshal Daytona 500 Click2houston -Sports
    Texans JJ Watt said he was excited to Grand Marshal the Daytona 500 this year and excited to be the first NFL player to do so. {"url":"https://twitter.com/JJWatt/status/1097158098207289344","author_name":"JJ Watt","author_url":"https://twitter.com/JJWatt","html":"lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"gt;lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"gt;Excited and honored to be the first NFL Player ever to Grand Marshal the Daytona 500 today. lt;brgt;You know what they say... lt;a href="https://t.co/H8kar12Pns"gt;pic.twitter.com/H8kar12Pnslt;/agt;lt;/pgt;— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) lt;a href="https://twitter.com/JJWatt/status/1097158098207289344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"gt;February 17, 2019lt;/agt;lt;/blockquotegt;nlt;script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"gt;lt;/scriptgt;n","width":550,"height":null,"type":"rich","cache_age":"3153600000","provider_name":"Twitter","provider_url":"https://twitter.com","version":"1.0"} Watt was seen signing autographs for fans as he made his way into the event. {"url":"https://twitter.com/DISupdates/status/1097204437678989313","author_name":"Daytona International Speedway","author_url":"https://twitter.com/DISupdates","html":"lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"gt;lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"gt;Look who's here! lt;a href="https://twitter.com/JJWatt?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"gt;@JJWattlt;/agt; signs a few autographs on his way in! lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DAYTONA500?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"gt;#DAYTONA500lt;/agt;lt;a href="https://twitter.com/NFL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"gt;@NFLlt;/agt; ... more
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