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  • 1 week ‘Jersey Shore’ star Mike Sorrentino to be released from prison Click2houston -10ment
    Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino, best known for starring on MTV's "Jersey Shore," will be released from a New York federal prison Thursday, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Sorrentino, 38, was sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion in 2018 and ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 and complete 500 hours of community service. Sorrentino appeared on "Jersey Shore" from 2009 to 2012 and on the show's 2018 spinoff, "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation." "I'm happy he's being released," New Jersey attorney Richard Sapinski, who represented Sorrentino, told CNN. "I like Michael. I'm glad the matter is ... more
  • 1 week LIVE STREAM: Ship channel closed, Fred Hartman Bridge traffic stacked due to protest Click2houston
    At least eleven Greenpeace protesters Thursday were hanging from the Fred Hartman Bridge. The environmental activists used colorful banners as they were suspended over the Houston Ship Channel. According to the group, they are protesting fossil fuels and plan to stay on the bridge for 24 hours. The group highlighted the fact that their protest coincides with the third Democratic presidential candidates' debate at Texas Southern University on Thursday night. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said deputies are aware of the protest and are monitoring the situation. {"url":"https://twitter.com/greenpeaceusa/status/1172132380800430081","author_name":"Greenpeace USA","author_url":"https://twitter.com/greenpeaceusa","html":"lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"gt;lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"gt;HAPPENING NOW: We're in the heart of the fossil ... more
  • 1 week Captain Lee and Kate from Bravo’s ‘Below Deck’ to host cruise next year Click2houston -10ment
    Bravo may be known for supplying endless hours of "Real Housewives" craziness, but its loyal fans are also obsessed with an equally dramatic show, and it all takes place on a giant yacht: "Below Deck." "Below Deck" and "Below Deck: Mediterranean" have been staples on Bravo for a few years, but recently, the ratings for both shows have increased and Bravo fans are becoming more invested in the crews that work on luxury mega yachts, so much so that Dream Vacations is having a cruise with "Below Deck" stars Captain Lee Rosbach and Chief Steward Kate Chastain next summer. ... more
  • 1 week Two hospitalized after dog attack in Pearland Click2houston
    Two people are recovering after police said they were involved in a dog attack.According to authorities, the attack happened around 10:10 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Saint John Drive near Sheldon Drive in Pearland.Residents were smoking inside the home when a dog attacked two of the people, authorities said. Police said one of the residents ran into the bathroom and locked the door to get away from the animal.Animal Control was called out to the home and two people had to be transported to Ben Taub Hospital – one with a tourniquet. Officers said Animal Control removed an unknown ... more
  • 1 week Man falls three stories to his death at Texas City senior living community Click2houston
    A man is dead after police said he fell three stories at a senior living center in Texas City.Officials said the incident happened just before midnight at the Mansions at Moses Lake on 34th Street North near 25th Avenue North.The man fell three stories from a stairwell at the apartment complex, authorities said. It is unclear if the man lived at the facility or if he was just visiting, but authorities said he was in his 30s and the complex is a 55-plus community. Investigators are still working to determine what may have caused him to go over the stairwell ... more
  • 1 week Man who fell to his death at Texas City senior living community identified Click2houston
    A man is dead after police said he fell two stories at a senior living center in Texas City.Officials said the incident happened just before midnight at the Mansions at Moses Lake on 34th Street North near 25th Avenue North.The man, who has been identified by authorities as 31-year-old Gary Moore, fell headfirst from a stairwell and hit the concrete below.Police said Moore's aunt lives at the complex.Investigators said they do not believe foul play was involved.Editor's note: Police originally said the man fell three stories. This story has been updated to reflect the latest information from police. ... more
  • 1 week Manotas, Ramirez score as Houston shuts out Minnesota Click2houston -Sports
    Mauro Manotas and Christian Ramirez each scored and the Houston Dynamo beat Minnesota United 2-0 on Wednesday night.Manotas got the scoring started for Houston (10-15-4) in the 37th minute with a shot 14 yards out from the right side of the box, assisted by DaMarcus Beasley. Ramirez finished the scoring for Houston in the 2-0 shutout in the 44th minute on a shot 13 yards away from the right side of the box, assisted by Manotas.The Dynamo outshot Minnesota (13-10-6) five to four. Both teams had four shots on goal.Houston drew just one corner kick, committed eight fouls and was ... more
  • 1 week Customers say Conroe shop owner disappeared after taking money for Astros gear Click2houston
    Customers of what was a popular sports and memorabilia story in Conroe said they're upset after they claim the store owner failed to deliver merchandise. R&A Sports on North Frazer Road in Conroe was the place for fans who wanted Astros gear during the 2017 World Series run, including the retro sweater made popular by Kate Upton. KPRC Channel 2 News featured the store and the owner, Rich Mendenhall, for having the sweater and other items. Fast forward two years, and frustrated fans said they've been left without their money and Astros gear. The store is empty, and the owner ... more
  • 1 week Murphy, Semien HR; Luzardo sharp in debut as A’s top Astros Click2houston -Sports
    Sean Murphy and Marcus Semien homered, hyped pitching prospect Jesús Luzardo looked sharp in his major league debut, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 5-3 Wednesday night. Oakland won for the fourth time in five games. The A's opened the day 1 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay for the top AL wild card and a half-game ahead of Cleveland for the second spot. Houston fell a half-game back of the New York Yankees for the best record in the majors. New York's scheduled game with Detroit was postponed. Astros starter Jose Urquidy struck out 10 and pitched one-hit, ... more
  • 1 week Thieves steal from family mourning Marine at Houston cemetery Click2houston
    A Houston woman is dealing with feelings a widow should not have to deal with just weeks after losing her husband of 55 years. What happened Lawrence Reyna -- a veteran of two tours in Vietnam as a Marine -- was buried at the Houston National Cemetery in north Houston last Wednesday. When his widow and one of her daughters came to visit his gravesite two days later, thieves burglarized their car while the family was meeting with cemetery staff. "They broke into the car, stole my iPhone and my daughter's carry-on bag," Reyna's widow said said. "They stole her ... more
  • 1 week Thieves steals from family mourning Marine at Houston cemetery Click2houston
    A Houston woman is dealing with feelings a widow should not have to deal with just weeks after losing her husband of 55 years. What happened Lawrence Reyna -- a veteran of two tours in Vietnam as a Marine -- was buried at the Houston National Cemetery in north Houston last Wednesday. When his widow and one of her daughters came to visit his gravesite two days later, thieves burglarized their car while the family was meeting with cemetery staff."They broke into the car, stole my iPhone and my daughter's carry-on bag," Reyna's widow said said. "They stole her purse, ... more
  • 1 week Curtain comes to a close on Houston Film Commission office in LA Click2houston -10ment
    It's the reason the Houston Film Commission sent one of its employees, Sharon Adams, to live and work in Los Angeles nearly four years ago: "Our core mission is to sell Houston and that's everything we do -- (it) goes behind selling Houston." Adams was named the commission's LA representative. Her fancy title came with a lot of perks, including a $4,400-a-month stipend for Adams' office and condo near Beverly Hills. It also included an expense account for pricey meals and travel, not to mention her eye-popping annual salary of nearly $175,000 a year -- all of it paid with ... more
  • 1 week 40+ dogs, cats removed from ‘filthy’ Spring Branch home, constable says Click2houston
    Dozens of dogs and cats were seized from a northwest Houston home Wednesday, according to Harris County Constable Precinct 5 authorities. Acting on a tip, more than 40 suffering dogs and cats were removed from a home in the 8500 block of Kempridge Street in Spring Branch, according to officials. In all, officials said 38 dogs and seven cats were taken from the home. "Based on my experience with these situations, these animals have been in these conditions for years," Sgt. Charles Jantzen with Harris County Constable Precinct 5 Animal Crimes Unit said. The Houston Humane Society said ... more
  • 1 week Adoption day brings joy after massive animal seizure at Matagorda County home Click2houston
    The Houston Humane Society welcomed many guests to its adoption facility, hopeful they would take home some dogs in need of loving homes after they were rescued from dire conditions in Matagorda County. What happened Matagorda County Animal Control officers arrived at a home on FM 521 in August in order to seize animals from the property. Animal Control officers said the woman living at the home did not initially answer the door. Deputies with the Matagorda County Sheriff's Office forced open the door, according to authorities. READ: At least 45 dogs seized from 'horrible living conditions' at Matagorda County ... more
  • 1 week Grandmother tied up during violent robbery; suspect charged after trying to use stolen credit cards Click2houston
    Judy Zruber is a 75-year-old grandmother who teaches religion classes at St. Martin's Episcopal School. She said she came home from grocery shopping Saturday to find a burglar ransacking her house. "His first words out of his mouth were, 'Where's the money?'" she said the man said. Zruber told the man she only had $10 with her, but he was convinced she had more. "He grabbed, and I objected, and he forced me onto the floor, and I was going after him with my feet when he kicked me in the ribs," Zruber said. Angry, the burglar forced Zruber into ... more
  • 1 week What you need to know about road closures around TSU during this week’s debate Click2houston
    Thursday's Democratic presidential debate is expected to cause traffic delays and impact businesses due to road closures. Road closures The Houston Police Department is alerting drivers to avoid the campus of Texas Southern University on Thursday or expect traffic delays. Several streets around the perimeter of TSU will be blocked off to traffic due to the Democratic Presidential Debate, which is taking place at HP&E Arena on the school's campus. READ: TSU gears up to host 3rd Democratic Candidates Debate Chief Art Acevedo, HPD "Avoid the area if at all possible," said Chief Art Acevedo. "We've got a very robust ... more
  • 1 week Duo accused of dropping off more than 500 pounds of trash at illegal dumping site Click2houston
    Two men who were caught on camera unloading trash near the intersection of East Richie Road and West Hardy Road have been charged with illegal dumping."It is becoming more and more prevalent in Harris County," said Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman. "We strategically set up undercover police cameras."In the most recent instance, Herman said Jermain Bryant and Dwayne Norris are accused of getting rid of more than 500 pounds of construction materials and household items. They unloaded a trailer and a van full of trash bags, authorities said. Herman said the men were seen getting out of a ... more
  • 1 week Robbers threaten 4-year-old girl with gun during home invasion, police say Click2houston
    Houston police are searching for a man who is believed to be responsible for a pair of robberies, including a home invasion in which a 4-year-old girl was threatened with a gun.According to court documents, both robberies happened within minutes of each other in the middle of the day at the San Marcos apartments in Southwest Houston on Aug. 28. First, police said Gabriel Pipkin, 20, and Dajhun Barber, 19, broke into apartment No. 270, where Jonathan Rosas and his 4-year-old cousin were taking a nap on the couch."When I tried to get up, they pointed the gun at her," ... more
  • 1 week 3 teens charged in connection with carjacking campaign volunteer in Sunnyside Click2houston
    Three Houston teens are facing charges in connection with the carjacking of a campaign volunteer in Sunnyside.It happened Sept. 2 in the 5200 block of Wilmington Street. What happened Tina Kingshill and another woman said they were canvassing the neighborhood while passing out campaign flyers for Travis McGee, a local barber and longtime community activist running for Houston City Council District D.Kingshill said she was stopped on the road with her car running and doors unlocked when someone opened her driver's side door and pointed a gun in her face."'Get out of the car. I got this gun and ... more
  • 1 week Pig out! New barbecue joint to open in Cypress area Click2houston
    Get your barbecue pants ready, Cypress residents. Corky's Ribs & BBQ is opening a new location on the Northwest Freeway, about a 30-minute drive from the restaurant's Katy location. The new Corky's will be at 25618 Northwest Freeway, near Skinner Road. Corky's is a family-owned Memphis, Tennessee, restaurant that started in 1984. "We are excited to bring the flavor of Memphis BBQ here to Cypress on Sept.16," said owner Bruce Gingrich. "We offer traditional brisket, Memphis-style pulled pork, mouthwatering ribs and more of your southern favorites. This will be a great experience for the whole family to come ... more
  • 1 week Road repair will help High Island residents leave during weather events Click2houston
    State Highway 87 is under repair from Rollover Pass to north of State Highway 124 on High Island. For Bolivar, Caplen, Gilchrist and Crystal Beach residents, it's one of two ways off of the peninsula. To the west, drivers can access the ferry usually. But when storms approach or when the tide is too high or low, the ferry service is halted. In that case, drivers have to go east on 87. When the high tide is an issue and water covers the roadway, there's no way out. "The SH 87 project is very important to the Bolivar community. We ... more
  • 1 week Girlfriend of Browns DE Chris Smith killed in roadside accident Click2houston -Sports
    The girlfriend of Browns defensive end Chris Smith was killed in a roadside accident that happened after his car spun out on the highway.The team said Petara Cordero, died when she was struck by an oncoming car on I-90 West at around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Cordero was a passenger in Smith's Lamborghini, which had a tire malfunction and he struck the median wall.Cordero exited the vehicle and was standing on the road's shoulder when a car driven by a 47-year-old woman smashed into the passenger side of Smith's car.According to a Cleveland police report provided by the Browns, Cordero was ... more
  • 1 week Houston Zoo orangutan named Pumpkin dies of heart failure Click2houston
    One of the Houston Zoo's orangutans died Wednesday morning due to heart failure. The male Bornean orangutan called Pumpkin was 34 years old. "While Pumpkin came to live at the Houston Zoo a little under three years ago, he endeared himself to our community very quickly and was much beloved by his keepers, volunteers and guests," the zoo wrote on its website. "He will be remembered as an incredibly sweet, smart, and inquisitive orangutan who was great with his keepers and other orangutans." Pumpkin had a known heart condition that has been under treatment by his veterinarians in partnership with ... more
  • 1 week Latest tax rate cut expected to lose city of Houston $40+ million Click2houston
    On Wednesday, the city of Houston approved a tax rate cut of about 3.4%. The tax cut is expected to save the average household about $49, officials said. It's a cut of 2 cents. The tax rate decrease is the fourth cut in the last five years due to the revenue cap. The cut is expected to lose the city $40 million. The tax cut may not actually save residents money, however, because the county taxes and home appraisal values are rising. Two council members voted against the tax decrease. ... more
  • 1 week 5 things to watch as No. 16 Texas A&M hosts Lamar Click2houston
    No. 16 Texas A&M will look to bounce back against Lamar at Kyle Field on Saturday night after struggling in a loss to No. 1 Clemson last weekend.Aggies coaches and players are looking at the upcoming game as a chance to correct the mistakes that were made against the Tigers. It's their last chance to make some tweaks before conference play begins against No. 8 Auburn next weekend.Here are five things to watch in Saturday night's game: Will Kellen Mond bounce back after a rough performance against Clemson? It is no secret that the Aggies' starting quarterback did not play ... more
  • 1 week Find coffee and tea and more at Greenway / Upper Kirby Area’s new Anonymous Cafe Click2houston
    figure {width:100%;height:auto;} figure img {width:100%;height:auto;} A new cafe and Greek spot, offering coffee and tea and more, has made its debut in the neighborhood. The fresh arrival to Greenway / Upper Kirby Area, called Anonymous Cafe, is located at 3701 Kirby Drive. Anonymous Cafe has officially moved from its original Sugar Land location. The eatery offers pastries, salad, soup, sandwiches, breakfast plates and a daily Greek lunch special.  On the menu, expect to see items like the souvlaki plate, the Greek club sandwich with feta cheese, tomato, Kalamata olives and house spread and pastries such as spanakopita. (Explore the rest ... more
  • 1 week Fisherman finds wrapped body along Cypress Creek near Spring Click2houston
    A fisherman on Wednesday found a body that had been wrapped and dumped along Cypress Creek near Spring. The discovery was reported about 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of Treaschwig Road and Cypresswood Drive. Harris County deputies said the body was located about 30 yards away from the banks of the creek. Investigators said they believe a vehicle drove down the dirt frontage road that leads to the creek within the past day to dump the body. Deputies did not release any other details about the body that was found. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call ... more
  • 1 week 350 pigeons found in crates in downtown Houston, constable says Click2houston
    Hundreds of pigeons were found in crates Wednesday in downtown Houston, authorities said.The incident was reported by a Rick Garrett, a man who claims he's been feeding the pigeons in the same parking lot located on Fannin Street near Preston Street since 2010."I don't really know why they want to be cruel to animals," Garrett said.Garrett said the pigeons were feeding until a man and a woman pulled up and started using a net to catch them."This is the second time I've seen this Spanish guy and his wife," Garrett said. "They came in last time, and I stopped them."Harris ... more
  • 1 week At least one killed in crash on SH 249 near Grand Parkway Click2houston
    At least one person is dead following a crash in northwest Harris County. The crash happened around noon Wednesday on Highway 249 and Northpointe Boulevard near the Grand Parkway, authorities said. According to a tweet by the Harris County Sheriff's Office, at least one person was killed in the two-car accident. There is no word on how many people were involved in the crash or the extent of their injuries. Deputies are still working to learn more details about the crash. Only one lane is getting through and crews and investigators work to clear the scene. This is a ... more
  • 1 week HISD students hold ceremony to honor lives lost, remember 9/11 Click2houston
    Houston Independent School District students on Wednesday remembered the victims of the 9/11 attacks.The HISD High School for Law and Justice hosted a ceremony to remember the tragic day and honor the victims and survivors."Today, we gather here to show the families that we will never forget, and their loved ones will always be remembered," one student said during the ceremony. PHOTO: 18 years later, US remembers 9/11Though they may not have lived through them, the students at the school recognized the importance, significance and impact the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks had on our nation."(We want) to make sure ... more
  • 1 week 18-year-old arrested after video shows car speeding past bus, nearly hitting child Click2houston
    A Houston driver has been charged and arrested after he was seen speeding past a stopped school bus in West Houston. Julio Coreas, 18, was charged with reckless driving and taken into custody Tuesday after the viral video led to an investigation. Josephine Kirk-Taylor, the mother of 5-year-old Melina, was waiting for her daughter after school on Westerland Drive near Westheimer Road. It was her daughter's first time riding a school bus and Kirk-Taylor wanted to capture the moment. Her camera was rolling as Kirk-Taylor's daughter stepped off the bus and began walking toward her. In that moment a ... more
  • 1 week 18 years later, experts are still working to identify remains of 9/11 victims Click2houston
    It's been 18 years since the United States went under attack on Sept. 11, 2001. There are many people who are still dealing with the aftermath -- people who survived but are now dealing with health issues, some who have endured losing a loved one years after the fact from those acquired health issues -- and though much of the country mourns every year, a good portion of us go on about our everyday lives, not thinking about or dealing with the aftermath on most other days -- except the Medical Examiner's Office in Kips Bay. This many years later, ... more
  • 1 week Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy joining forces for massive tour Click2houston -10ment
    Need a good dose of nostalgia to get you through the rest of your day?Look no further, because Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy are joining forces for a massive 2020 tour next summer. While these bands may live in the hearts of many millennials (and even some Gen X-ers), Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy are pretty much nostalgia acts at this point, so it will be pretty fun for longtime superfans to see these groups on stage for one night only. Fans will definitely crave the hits, but all three bands are also set to promote ... more
  • 1 week Thieves break into Best Buy, steal cellphone box with tracking software Click2houston
    Four people are arrested in connection with a burglary at a Best Buy in southwest Houston.According to authorities, the burglary happened around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Best Buy on Richmond Avenue at the Southwest Freeway. Police said thieves got in by prying open the sliding glass entrance doors and forcing their way through the metal, roll-down security gate.They targeted a large, cage-style box that contained cellphones, loaded it into their vehicle and drove away, authorities said.However, what the thieves did not know is that the box contained tracking software -- which was activated when it was stolen -- and ... more
  • 1 week Authorities seize 24 pounds of cocaine, fentanyl during traffic stop in Montgomery County Click2houston
    A traffic stop ended in a massive drug bust in Montgomery County.Authorities said they conducted a traffic stop Tuesday on Highway 59 at FM 1314. During the stop, the Pct. 4 Constable's Office found 24.72 pounds of cocaine/fentanyl hidden inside the vehicle with the help of K-9 officer Hash, according to a Facebook post.Authorities said both men in the vehicle were taken into custody and charged with felony manufacture delivery of a controlled substance. {"author_name":"Pct. 4 Constable's Office, Montgomery County Texas","author_url":"https://www.facebook.com/MCConstablePct4/","provider_url":"https://www.facebook.com","provider_name":"Facebook","success":true,"height":null,"html":"lt;div id="fb-root"gt;lt;/divgt;nlt;script async="1" defer="1" crossorigin="anonymous" src="https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v4.0"gt;lt;/scriptgt;lt;div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/MCConstablePct4/posts/1572167506258335?__xts__[0]=68.ARA5vzkQj2tWVnoRDG3RCznV6WvWOEt3sDBGytnqqARBHJhiIuK4WBPCUV8G6BY3MeLUaGnByiQsOxPpcRTZnmOQoc5Qz7Y9kmb1ixvFAgf4p9TfT7ZJztw9M-NLdO_h2k1tvFGNIZrMN0z1vX5gsQD8wZIIFTuj3wak8D04g_Pt-bmFL6TuiDuDzGtNWXx8Omwvt0odJ2gL5nhAZBRtIkNBUWG6QaQFWAJECLCpyUiz4QqRkfs6LqTXkS7YTgfOyKVuILtYI-OjIrHKU04xBNU3ApGZME4GYIqkfJ0cFJt4c-YKIOCS017O2S3ujMm84XKkRvT2qg-zZOZjJWTZf6Y_XA" data-width="552"gt;lt;blockquote cite="https://www.facebook.com/MCConstablePct4/posts/1572167506258335" class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"gt;lt;pgt;#Pct4Live - HUGE DRUG BUST - Traffic stop earlier ... more
  • 1 week Here are the 3 newest businesses to open in Houston Click2houston
    figure {width:100%;height:auto;} figure img {width:100%;height:auto;} Interested in exploring the newest restaurant and retail additions to Houston? From a dim sum spot to a coffee shop, read on to see the newest spots to arrive near you. One Dim Sum Photo: becky z./Yelp Stop by 510 Gray St., Suite D, in Midtown and you'll find One Dim Sum, a new spot to score dim sum and more. This spot serves up Cantonese-style dim sum and stir-fry, with menu options like pan-fried dumplings, salted egg yolk custard sesame balls and truffle beef fried rice. On the main course menu, look for black ... more
  • 1 week One Dim Sum makes Midtown debut, with dim sum and more Click2houston
    figure {width:100%;height:auto;} figure img {width:100%;height:auto;} If dim sum is what you're after, look no further than this new business. Called One Dim Sum, the fresh addition is located at 510 Gray St., Suite D, in Midtown. One Dim Sum provides traditional Cantonese dim sum and "classic Chinese dishes with a creative twist," according to the business's website. On the menu, expect to see items like three-style mushroom Cheung fun, pan-fried Chinese chive chicken dumplings and entrees like the rosemary sweet and sour pork. (Explore the full menu here.) With a 4.5-star rating out of 22 reviews on Yelp so far, ... more
  • 1 week A’s bounce back to pound Astros, hit 6 HRs in 21-7 romp Click2houston -Sports
    Matt Olson and Sean Murphy both homered twice, and the Oakland Athletics tagged Wade Miley for seven runs in the first inning and scored a season high in a 21-7 rout of the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. After being blanked in a lopsided loss on Monday, Oakland recovered to win its seventh of nine and remained ahead of Cleveland for the second AL wild-card spot. The Astros were coming off a 21-1 win over Seattle on Sunday and a 15-0 thrashing of Oakland on Monday in which they hit seven homers. It was the first time the Athletics had ... more
  • 1 week Mechanic devastated after truck broken into, pricey tools stolen Click2houston
    A northeast Houston mechanic was devastated to see his mobile mechanic truck was broken into.This man had built the business from the ground up, and now he is left footing the bill after two men, caught on surveillance video, took essential tools. The mechanic is asking for the public's help. Meet Anthony Reaux All it takes is just one look at this man's hands, and it is apparent that he is a mechanic hard at work."All day, 24/7," said Anthony Reaux, owner of Mobile Mechanic Road Services and Repair."24-7" is Reaux's business. He started Mobile Mechanic Road Services and Repair ... more
  • 1 week Pedestrian killed after being hit by 18-wheeler in northwest Houston Click2houston
    A pedestrian was killed Tuesday night after being struck by an 18-wheeler in northwest Houston, police said.The collision was reported at 8:49 p.m. on Clay Road near Addicks Dam Road. Investigators are at the scene, trying to find the answer to what caused the collision. No identities have been released. ... more
  • 1 week EXCLUSIVE: Mother says boyfriend wanted to flee to Mexico after hiding girl’s body in closet Click2houston
    Five-year-old Sierra Patino was "everything" to Priscilla Torres, she said from the Harris County jail in an exclusive interview. "She was my world," Torres said. "I would never hurt my little girl." What happened to Sierra? Three weeks ago, Torres and Patino moved in with her boyfriend, Santiago Esparza, she said.She said they had been together for about a month"I wish I never would have went with him," Torres said. "Then I would still have her."When Torres was about to get Patino ready for bed Friday night, Aug. 23, she said Esparza insisted on bathing the little girl."If we're going ... more
  • 1 week Video of dog being punched, kicked sparks cruelty investigation Click2houston
    Police are investigating a case of animal cruelty after a man was seen stepping on a dog and punching on the dog at an apartment complex. "He was hitting it, slapping it, punching it, kicking it. At one point I didn't catch on camera, he had picked the dog over his shoulder and body-slammed it and started kicking it," said Cristian Lara, who recorded part of the incident. The 19-year-old was sitting in his parked car when he looked at the rearview mirror and saw someone beating a dog at the Costa Verde Apartments in Clute. "I got out of ... more
  • 1 week The Breakfast Klub to launch 2 food trucks to travel across Houston Click2houston
    One of midtown's most popular restaurants is taking its famous meals on the road. The Breakfast Klub is getting ready to open two food trucks by next year. The restaurant crowdfunded $170,000 for the trucks. Now Houstonians won't have to go searching for their favorite wings and waffles and buttery biscuits. The Breakfast Klub said it's putting the first truck right in front of its midtown location and hopes having it there will shorten the wait time for customers. ... more
  • 1 week Family recovering from burns after fireworks explosion caused by road rage shooting Click2houston
    A family has a long road to recovery after its truck exploded in an incident, that investigators are connecting to road rage.The whole family -- the mother, the father and their 1-year-old and 2-year-old boys -- are now dealing with burns. But, the parents said, they are thankful to have survived."Grateful. I mean, God is a merciful God, and I'm so thankful that (my sons) are alive," Reginald Smith, the father, said.Their 2-year-old son, Messiah, and 1-year-old son, Bentley, were burned from head to toe after fireworks ignited in their truck after the vehicle was shot at on July Fourth."(Messiah ... more
  • 1 week Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown accused of rape in lawsuit filed by former trainer Click2houston -Sports
    Wide receiver Antonio Brown, who just signed with the New England Patriots, is accused of raping his former trainer in May 2018, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Florida. The lawsuit states, "Brown preyed on Ms. Taylor's kindness and her religious devotion, casting himself as a person equally dedicated to his religious faith and someone she could trust," the lawsuit reads. "In reality, he used manipulation and false promises to lure her into his world, and once there, he sexually assaulted and raped her." According to the lawsuit, in 2017, Brown exposed himself to Taylor and kissed her during ... more
  • 1 week Postino Winecafe to open 2nd Texas location at familiar Houston spot Click2houston
    The old Montrose Mining Company isn't coming back to Houston, but life will be restored to the building where it was located.Postino Winecafe announced Tuesday that it will open its second Texas location, this time at the old Montrose Mining Company building on 805 Pacific Street.Based in Phoenix, Postino Winecafe will open the new location Sept. 15 and will preserve much of the features of the old 3,500 square foot building, such as the original bricks and old photos, to restore as much of its feel as possible.The restaurant will have 103 dining seats, 24 bar seats and 70 covered ... more
  • 1 week Husband, wife both robbed 2 weeks apart in Houston after leaving violence in Afghanistan Click2houston
    Husband and wife both robbed two weeks apart after just moving to Houston from Afghanistan. The husband, Zamarai Azad, said he and his family emigrated to the U.S. five years ago because he worked for the U.S. government in Afghanistan and his life and the lives of his family members were at risk. "I left everything there. I have a house, mom, dad, sister, brother -- everything to save my life and my kids' life," Azad said. "(When) you work with Americans, everybody knows it. So they can kill us anytime." He said his wife found their lives at risk ... more
  • 1 week UH dormitory floods after HVAC system malfunction Click2houston
    Talk about a long night before heading to class the next day. The first floor of a University of Houston the residence hall was filled with water Monday night after an HVAC system malfunction. About 40 students at the Cougar Village 2 woke up to the sounds of fire alarms around 4:15 a.m. and were asked to evacuate the premises for safety precautions.Students captured video of water pouring from the ceiling and flooding the first floor. Campus officials said students were able to return to their rooms within an hour after evacuating.KPRC was told that none of the students' rooms ... more
  • 1 week Controversy over proposed polling location at Harris County Jail Click2houston
    A plan to use the Harris County Jail as a polling location is off the table for now. Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman issued a statement saying it wasn't feasible in time for the November 2019 election:"After a meeting with representatives from the County Clerk, County Sheriff and County Attorney's Office, we all came to the conclusion that a polling location in County Correctional facilities cannot be a workable solution at this time. "The consensus was that Harris County will continue to use the Ballot by Mail program at all County Correctional facilities. I am prepared to support this program ... more
  • 1 week Harris County commissioners approve $11 million environmental protection measure Click2houston
    Harris County is the nation's epicenter for oil, gas and petrochemical production.But in the last year, several large industrial facilities have gone up in flames, causing a major concern for air quality.The string of incidents started March 16 with a fire in Exxon Mobil's Baytown Complex. The next day, there was a massive fire at ITC in Deer Park, followed by an April 2 fire at KMCO.The latest fire was Exxon Mobil's Olefins Unit in the Baytown Complex last month.On Tuesday, the Harris County Commissioners Court voted to spend $11.6 million to ramp up environmental protection and response if and ... more
  • 1 week FBI needs public’s help to identify men who robbed 2 armored cars Click2houston
    The FBI Violent Crime Task Force is looking to the public for information regarding two robberies of Loomis armored cars within the past month.Investigators said the first robbery happened about 6 a.m. Aug. 13, outside the Chase Bank at 11029 Shadow Creek Parkway in Pearland. Investigators said an armored car was servicing an ATM when two men drove up behind the courier in a brown sedan. The men then left the vehicle and pointed a handgun at the courier and demanded money. The two men drove off in the brown sedan with an undisclosed amount of money.The second robbery happened ... more
  • 1 week Here’s what you need to know about progress being made at San Jacinto Waste Pits Click2houston
    The San Jacinto Waste Pits are along the portion of the San Jacinto River at I-10 near Channelview.They are filled with dioxin, a toxic chemical. In this case, it's what's left of the waste from a 1960's era paper mill. For years, environmental groups, The Harris County Attorney's Office and residents have fought to get the area cleaned up. Concerns about the potential for widespread contamination after Hurricane Harvey Two years ago, dioxins began showing up in sediment samples around the base of the San Jacinto Waste Pits after Hurricane Harvey swamped our area. The Environmental Protection Agency determined ... more
  • 1 week New Texans receiver Kenny Stills takes knee during national anthem at Saints game Click2houston -Sports
    One of the newest members of the Houston Texans took a knee during the national anthem before Monday's game in New Orleans.A photo from the sidelines shows wide receiver Kenny Stills kneeling as most others around him stood with their hands over their hearts just before the Texans took on the Saints at the Superdome.An activist on issues of racial inequality, Stills, who was traded to Houston last month from the Miami Dolphins, began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 after Colin Kaepernick used the action as a way to protest police brutality.Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said he ... more
  • 1 week TSU gears up to host 3rd Democratic Candidates Debate Click2houston
    Texas Southern University is gearing up to host the third 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate on its campus Thursday. What it means for the school? The exposure will be historic for Texas Southern University. It's the first time the historically black college will host a presidential debate. The event will take place at H&PE Arena, which can seat 8,200 people. Only 4,000 or so seats will be used for the debate, according to Steve Scheffler, associate vice president of marketing and communications for TSU. "Some people think of TSU as the best-kept secret but this is a chance for us to ... more
  • 1 week Woman claims she saw primate on loose in Santa Fe, police say Click2houston
    A woman who claimed she saw a primate on the loose in Santa Fe has prompted a search for the animal in the Galveston County town, according to police.A spokesman for Santa Fe police said the woman reported that she saw a chimpanzee sometime Monday morning, and another report of a monkey sighting was received Tuesday morning. Officials said they are not sure if the animal is a monkey or a chimpanzee, which is actually an ape.Sarah Haywood, of Bayou Animal Services, said crews have been searching an area along 19th Street since the reported sighting.Haywood said that while she ... more
  • 1 week Rock city! KISS drummer sworn into Wharton Police Department Click2houston -10ment
    A legendary rock and roller accepted an honorary position with the Wharton Police Department on Monday. The KISS drummer, Eric Singer, was presented the lifetime position by Police Chief Terry David Lynch. Singer, better known as "The Catman" in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, was appointed an honorary corporal rank within the department.Singer and his bandmates put on an electric performance at the Toyota Center on Monday night as part of "The KISS Farewell Tour." Check out the photos of the event below: ... more
  • 1 week Rock city! KISS drummer sworn into Wharton Police Department Click2houston
    A legendary rock and roller accepted an honorary position with the Wharton Police Department on Monday. The KISS drummer, Eric Singer, was presented the lifetime position by Police Chief Terry David Lynch. Singer, better known as "The Catman" in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, was appointed an honorary corporal rank within the department.Singer and his bandmates put on an electric performance at the Toyota Center on Monday night as part of "The KISS Farewell Tour." Check out the photos of the event below: ... more
  • 1 week There’s a free concert to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month you can attend on Sunday Click2houston -10ment
    By Briana Edwards/ KPRC Contributor HOUSTON - The Houston Symphony is hosting its annual Fiesta Sinfónica c oncert on Sunday as it celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. The free event starts at 6 p.m. at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. The concert highlighting the lively music of Cuba will be led by Jacomo Bairos , the current music director of the Amarillo Symphony and artistic director of Miami's Nu Deco Ensemble. Bairos will conduct George Gershwin's Cuban Overtue and the program will feature dance-inspired works by one of Cuba's highly-valued composers Ernesto Lecuona . Representing Mexico in the multicultural program ... more
  • 1 week Work of beloved TV artist Bob Ross gets solo exhibit Click2houston -10ment
    "Happy little clouds," "happy little trees," "happy little leaves." The late American painter and beloved TV host Bob Ross had a unique and blissful way of teaching art. Ross' how-to painting show, "The Joy of Painting," was first broadcast on public television in 1983 and ended in 1994. Over the course of the show's 403 episodes, Ross completed over 1,000 paintings, all of them landscapes. Now, more than two decades after his death in 1995, his work is finally being exhibited -- outside his own gallery -- in a solo show. "Happy Accidents: An Exhibit of Original Bob Ross Paintings" ... more
  • 1 week 3 Houstonians hospitalized after e-cigarette use in past month, officials say Click2houston
    Three Houstonians have been hospitalized during the past month after using e-cigarettes, health officials announced Tuesday.Dr. David Persse, of the Houston Health Department, said all three cases involve people younger than 21 who have developed severe lung illnesses after using vape products.Persse said the cases fit the profile of a multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette products."Something has clearly changed," Persse said, noting that most of the illnesses across the country have been reported within the past six weeks.Persse said the illness is not an infection of the lungs, so antibiotics have no effect. He said the ... more
  • 1 week Driver flees scene after hitting, killing one man, injuring another, police say Click2houston
    One man is dead and another is injured after a hit-and-run crash in southwest Houston. According to authorities, the crash happened around 10:15 p.m. Monday on Main Street near Dunlap Street. Police said the two men were crossing the road when a woman heading northbound on Main Street hit the two men and kept going. One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was rushed to a hospital where he is listed in critical condition, police said. The woman drove about a mile away to a Shell gas station, where she contacted her family, ... more
  • 1 week Surveillance video released in deadly hit-and-run Click2houston
    One man is dead and another is injured after a hit-and-run crash in southwest Houston. According to authorities, the crash happened around 10:15 p.m. Monday on Highway 90 near Dunlap Street. Surveillance cameras from a nearby business caught the moment the two men were hit. The video shows the men walking out of a convenience store just after 10 p.m. and walking to the side of the highway. Both men made it to the far left lane before a driver in a maroon Toyota Corolla traveling northbound struck both the men. One of the men was pronounced dead ... more
  • 1 week Astros hit MLB-record 6 HRs in 2 innings, beat A’s 15-0 Click2houston
    Zack Greinke struck out five in six strong innings, Robinson Chirinos and Yordan Alvarez each homered twice as Houston hit a major league-record six home runs in the first two innings, and the high-scoring Astros routed the Oakland Athletics 15-0 Monday night for their fifth straight victory.With Monday's offensive outburst following a 21-1 win over Seattle on Sunday, the Astros set a franchise record for runs scored in consecutive games with 36.Helped by six of their seven total homers, Houston raced to an 11-0 lead after two innings. The seven shots matched a franchise record for homers in a game ... more
  • 1 week Astros hit MLB-record 6 HRs in 2 innings, beat A’s 15-0 Click2houston -Sports
    Zack Greinke struck out five in six strong innings, Robinson Chirinos and Yordan Alvarez each homered twice as Houston hit a major league-record six home runs in the first two innings, and the high-scoring Astros routed the Oakland Athletics 15-0 Monday night for their fifth straight victory.With Monday's offensive outburst following a 21-1 win over Seattle on Sunday, the Astros set a franchise record for runs scored in consecutive games with 36.Helped by six of their seven total homers, Houston raced to an 11-0 lead after two innings. The seven shots matched a franchise record for homers in a game ... more
  • 1 week Valero, Darling could expand production of renewable diesel in Port Arthur Click2houston
    With a growing demand for renewable diesel, Valero Energy Corp. and Darling Ingredients Inc. have initiated an advanced engineering and development cost review for a new plant in Port Arthur, Valero announced Monday.The proposed facility, the first renewable diesel plant in Texas, would be designed to produce 400 million gallons of renewable diesel annually. It would also produce 40 million gallons of renewable naphtha.Diamond Green Diesel Holdings would own and operate the 50/50 venture between Darling and Valero.The production from the plant is expected to increase DGD's annual renewable diesel production to about 1.1 billion gallons, with almost 100 million ... more
  • 1 week Man, dog help find missing elderly man near Fulshear community Click2houston
    Special is the word Matt Pierce used to describe his feelings after he and his dog RBI (pronounced Ribby) located a missing 72-year-old man near the Cross Creek Ranch community in Fulshear.Mohammad Hadi had been missing for more than a day after he went for a walk around 5 p.m. Sunday. Hadi's family had recently moved to Cross Creek and the grandfather -- who likes to take walks -- hadn't learned his way around the neighborhood yet."He just makes a wrong turn and keep walking, thinking he's going to get closer and closer," says his son-in-law Abdel Najjar. "Unfortunately, he ... more
  • 1 week Tomball ISD student hospitalized after using vape pen at school Click2houston
    A Tomball High School student was hospitalized Monday after using a vape pen during an after-school event, the district said. Tomball Independent School District said the student experienced a medical emergency, which was immediately noticed by a staff member who called 911, the district said. Ariel Scott,18, is a former student and took her younger sister and friend to a choir orientation at the school Monday night. She said she witnessed what happened. "What had happened was there was a girl, she had handed her friend who is also in choir, a dab pen, which has THC in them. He ... more
  • 1 week Tomball ISD student hospitalized after using vape pen at school Click2houston
    A Tomball High School student was hospitalized Monday after using a vape pen during an after-school event, the district said. Tomball Independent School District said the student experienced a medical emergency, which was immediately noticed by a staff member who called 911, the district said. Ariel Scott,18, is a former student and took her younger sister and friend to a choir orientation at the school Monday night. She said she witnessed what happened. "What had happened was there was a girl, she had handed her friend who is also in choir, a dab pen, which has THC in them. He ... more
  • 1 week 10 takeaways from Texas A&M’s media availability before hosting Lamar Click2houston -Sports
    No. 16 Texas A&M will look to bounce back against Lamar at Kyle Field on Saturday night after falling to No. 1 Clemson 24-10 this weekend.The Aggies' offense struggled throughout the game against the Tigers and will look to fix those mistakes as they prepare for the Cardinals this week. The maroon and white were also hit with some big injury news on Monday.Here are 10 takeaways from the Aggies' media availability on Monday afternoon:1. Jashaun Corbin is out for the season. Head coach Jimbo Fisher announced that the Aggies' starting running back will miss the rest of the season ... more
  • 1 week Legal battle brewing in Fort Bend County neighborhood in effort to save trees Click2houston
    A legal battle is brewing in one Fort Bend County neighborhood over an effort to save trees.The trees are along Four Figure Lake in Waterside Estates. They sit on property belonging to Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District 118 which has begun cutting some of them to clear a path for a jogging trail."We actually paid a premium to be on this lot, to be on the lake and to have the view of the beautiful trees so, to us, it's a very valuable thing and the fact that we're losing these trees is just a tragedy," said Irma Rohatgi, ... more
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