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  • 6 days 5 in custody, dozens of firearms seized during ATF raid, authorities say Click2houston
    Five people are in custody and several weapons were seized when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided three houses. According to authorities, ATF agents raided the houses on the 8000 blocks of Avenues B and C early Wednesday morning following a months-long firearms investigation. During the raid, authorities found dozens of firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Four arrests were made initially, and a fifth person was taken into custody later. The investigation started in Florida, spans multiple states and is several months in the making, according to officials agents. Authorities said they raided at three ... more
  • 6 days Houston City Council votes to restore firefighters, cadets cut before Prop B struck down Click2houston
    The Houston City Council voted Wednesday to restore the firefighter and cadet positions that were cut while the city was working to implement Proposition B. The voter-approved ordinance, which requires the city's firefighters to be paid the same as their police department counterparts, was ruled unconstitutional last month. Until that point, city leaders were working to implement Proposition B, requiring 220 firefighters and 66 cadets to be cut from the fire department. More than 450 demotions were also planned. Wednesday's unanimous vote begins the process of restoring the cut positions and halting the demotions. The Houston Professional Firefighters Association has ... more
  • 6 days Man says father was run over before his body was found Click2houston
    The son of a man whose body was found Wednesday at a north Harris County car wash said his father was run over before his body was discovered. The discovery was made about 7:30 a.m. near the corner of Aldine Mail Route and JFK Boulevard. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet that the man's body was found inside an SUV and blood was found at the scene. A 19-year-old at the scene said the man was his father. He said it appeared that his father had been run over and then dumped at the scene. This story ... more
  • 6 days Comfortably warm weather continues in Houston for now Click2houston
    The rare drop in humidity Houston has received this week will continue for now. Wednesday will feature partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm, mainly along the coast. Temperatures will climb to near 90 degrees by the afternoon. The lower humidity will continue Thursday as well. Under mostly sunny skies, temperatures will climb to about 90 degrees once again. Humidity levels begin to increase Friday ahead of a cold front that begins to slide into the region. While the front will fall apart before moving through Southeast Texas, it will serve as a ... more
  • 6 days Apollo 11: By the numbers Click2houston
    Three American astronauts undertook the daunting Apollo 11 mission of putting the first humans on the moon. On July 20, 1969, two of them descended to the lunar surface and accomplished that goal. While three made the journey, there were countless others who helped them get there. Here's a look at the historic mission, by the numbers. ... more
  • 6 days ‘Frozen 2’ Trailer Teases Anna and Elsa’s Next Epic Adventure — Watch! Click2houston -10ment
    Your return to Arendelle is getting closer! On Tuesday, Good Morning America premiered the a brand-new trailer for Frozen 2, the highly anticipated follow up to the 2013 animated hit. In the trailer, Elsa (Idina Menzel) is once again seen in the dark ocean waters where she's sucked under the waves before finding her way out. Fans also get glimpses at Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and Olaf (Josh Gad) in the trailer. {"author_url":"https://www.youtube.com/user/disneyanimation","type":"video","thumbnail_height":360,"provider_url":"https://www.youtube.com/","width":480,"provider_name":"YouTube","title":"Frozen 2 Official Trailer","url":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi4LMpSDccc","author_name":"Walt Disney Animation Studios","thumbnail_width":480,"height":270,"thumbnail_url":"https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Zi4LMpSDccc/hqdefault.jpg","version":"1.0","html":"nlt;iframe width=" 480" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Zi4LMpSDccc?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"gt;lt;/iframegt;n"} The trolls even hint at the plot of the flick, telling ... more
  • 6 days Kylie Jenner faces backlash for ‘Handmaid’s Tale’-themed party Click2houston -10ment
    Kylie Jenner threw a "Handmaid's Tale"-themed party for friends over the weekend, which some of her followers are calling "tone-deaf" and "embarrassing." Jenner welcomed her guests saying, "Praise be, ladies. Welcome, welcome. You know 'The Handmaid's Tale' is my favorite show ever... welcome to Gilead." The party featured guests in show-inspired red robes and white bonnets, like the oppressed female characters in "Handmaid's" are forced to wear by the men who run Gilead. Jenner even offered cocktails in the show's dark theme, called "praise be vodka" and "under his eye tequila." In response, some on social media suggested the reality ... more
  • 6 days Video shows fire-damaged caskets after blaze at old funeral home Click2houston
    Firefighters in south Houston had to battle an early morning blaze after an old funeral home caught fire. According to authorities, the fire broke out around 3:10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary on the corner of Wheeler Avenue and Live Oak Street. The building is undergoing renovation and something in the rear of the building caught on fire, authorities said. Firefighters said the flames damaged the garage and the rest of the building was filled with smoke. Video captured the moment after the fire had been put out and smoke is seen billowing out of the garage where ... more
  • 6 days Iconic ‘Muppet Movie’ returning to theaters for 40th anniversary Click2houston -10ment
    It's been 40 years since Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and all your other favorite Muppets hit the big screen in "The Muppet Movie," and it's coming back to theaters for two days only to celebrate the anniversary. The Oscar-nominated film came out in 1979 and was the first of many movies featuring the Muppets. The famous "Rainbow Connection," sung by Kermit, is featured in the movie and was nominated for an Oscar for best original song. The movie also featured a plethora of celebrity cameos from the time's biggest stars, such as Steve Martin, Mel ... more
  • 6 days Suspect in shooting of Red Sox legend David Ortiz in custody Click2houston -Sports
    A man detained following the shooting of Red Sox all-star David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic appeared in court late Tuesday on a charge of being an accomplice to the attempted murder of the former baseball player. Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia was held by police in connection with the shooting of Ortiz at a nightclub Sunday night. Prosecutors asked that he be held in custody for a year of pre-trial detention. But defense attorney, Bunel Ramírez Merán, told CNN after the court hearing that he argued against his client being held on pre-trial detention, instead requesting the judge postpone the ... more
  • 6 days 1 killed after car drifts out of lane, collides with oncoming H-E-B truck, deputies say Click2houston
    The driver of a sedan was killed when he drifted out of his lane and crashed into an oncoming H-E-B truck, deputies said. Authorities said the accident happened around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday on Wallisville Road near Dattner Road in northeast Houston. Officials said the 29-year-old driver of a Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound on Wallisville when he drifted out of his lane and crashed into the H-E-B truck heading in the opposite direction. The impact left the Corolla's front end mangled and the roof peeled back, authorities said. The driver was killed in the crash. Deputies said the 50-year-old driver ... more
  • 6 days Rookie Alvarez homers again as Astros beat Brewers 10-8 Click2houston -Sports
    Rookie Yordan Alvarez hit one of Houston's four home runs to become the first player in franchise history to homer in his first two major league games and lead the Astros to a 10-8 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Yuli Gurriel, Robinson Chirinos and Tyler White also homered for the Astros, who won for the fourth time in five games. Houston led by one in the fifth when Michael Brantley hit a run-scoring triple to chase Freddy Peralta (3-3). He was replaced by Matt Albers, who was greeted with a single by Gurriel which pushed the lead ... more
  • 6 days UH women’s soccer player: Team was forced to endure punishment workout that led to rhabdo Click2houston
    Earlier this year, Channel 2 Investigates reported that one dozen members of the University of Houston women's soccer team were diagnosed with the dangerous medical condition called rhabdomyolysis, better known as rhabdo, following a late January workout. Since then, we have spoken to those involved, including one player who has spoken in depth with Channel 2 Investigates about what the workouts were like and why they happened in the first place. READ: Emails from UH athletic department show previous rhabdo cases, 'physical punishment' Our reporting has uncovered head coach Diego Bocanegra admitting that his program relied on "physical punishment" in ... more
  • 6 days Boy struck, killed by vehicle being driven by his mother at apartment complex, police say Click2houston
    Houston police said a 3-year-old boy was killed after his mother accidentally backed over him in her SUV at a west Houston apartment complex. Lt. Thurston Roberson said the call came in around 7 p.m. from the Westchase Grand Apartments located at 10801 Richmond Ave. Roberson said during a news conference that the driver of the white Lincoln SUV was in the process of backing out from a parking spot. "Apparently, the driver was looking forward and communicating with some people in front of her vehicle and while she backed up, the people behind her moved, her child, a 3-year-old ... more
  • 7 days Former NASA contractor accused of stealing $15K worth of flight jackets Click2houston
    A former contractor at NASA's Johnson Space Center is facing federal charges after authorities said he stole flight jackets. Court documents say Bradley Fink stole $15,000 worth of flight jackets over a 15-year period between January 2004 and March 2019. If convicted, Fink faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. NASA refused to comment since the case is pending in federal court. ... more
  • 7 days What Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said about the firing of Brian Gaine Click2houston
    The Texans reported for mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, but the team's focus was on anything but on-field activities. The media didn't hold back when it came to asking head coach Bill O'Brien the tough questions about Friday's announcement that the team was relieving general manager Brian Gaine of his duties. O'Brien opened with this statement: "I'm sure there's a lot of questions relative to the organization, so if you'll allow me to just start with a brief statement. Cal McNair said it all in his statement the other day. He did a thorough evaluation of the football operation. I'm not ... more
  • 7 days PHOTOS: Apollo program patches throughout the years Click2houston
    Take a look at the different Apollo patches worn over the years. It is a cloth made for each mission worn by astronauts and personnel affiliated with that specific mission. Apollo 7 The official emblem of Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo space mission. Apollo 8 Apollo 8 Insignia. Apollo 9 The insignia of the Apollo 9 space mission. The Apollo 9 mission will evaluate spacecraft lunar module systems performance during manned Earth-orbital flight. Apollo 10 The insignia of the Apollo 10 space mission. Apollo 11 The official emblem of Apollo 11, the United States' ... more
  • 7 days PHOTOS: Apollo program patches throughout the years Click2houston
    Take a look at the different Apollo patches worn over the years. It is a cloth made for each mission worn by astronauts and personnel affiliated with that specific mission. Apollo 7 The official emblem of Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo space mission. Apollo 8 Apollo 8 Insignia. Apollo 9 The insignia of the Apollo 9 space mission. The Apollo 9 mission will evaluate spacecraft lunar module systems performance during manned Earth-orbital flight. Apollo 10 The insignia of the Apollo 10 space mission. Apollo 11 The official emblem of Apollo ... more
  • 7 days Suspect in fatal shooting of taco truck owner committed similar crime before Click2houston
    The man wanted for the slaying of taco stand owner Enrique Ramirez Ayala was arrested last year for a similar crime but only served six months in jail following a plea agreement that the Houston Police Officers' Union calls a "sweetheart deal."Ramirez Ayala was robbed and killed June 6 as he walked to his truck from a convenience store in the 13500 block of South Post Oak Road. Police were able to identify his alleged killer -- Anthony Conway, 21 -- through store security video. Conway, accompanied by three accomplices, allegedly shot Ramirez Ayala with a long gun. All four ... more
  • 7 days Why Friendswood HS decided to (mostly) do away with the class ranking system Click2houston
    Come the start of a new school year, class rankings will be a thing of the past for students enrolled at Friendswood High School. The Friendswood Independent School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to do away with a ranking system for high school students, except for students who are in the top 10% of their class. "The students said to us (that) we need to look at class rank. They felt like class rank was getting in the way of individual students' success," said Diane Myers, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning. The consensus: class rank did more ... more
  • 7 days Man accused of posting child pornography on social media account Click2houston
    A man is accused of possessing child pornography on his cellphone and social media account, according to Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office. Deputy constables received a cyber tip reference to a social network account having child porn owned by 33-year-old Kevin Thompson. After investigation, constable deputies interviewed Thompson, and he admitted to having the child sexual exploitation images in his account. A search warrant revealed more images of child porn on Thompson's cellphone. He was arrested and charged with three counts of child pornography. Thompson was booked into the Harris County Jail and his bail was set at $45,000. ... more
  • 7 days The Original Ninfa’s Uptown opens its doors Click2houston
    The iconic Ninfa's Tex-Mex joint has officially opened its doors in the Uptown area. Over 45 years after opening the Original Ninfa's on Navigation in 1973, Ninfa's Uptown will bring some of Houston's favorite fajitas and margaritas to loyal fans in the loop. The restaurant's opening happened Monday and reservations are now available. Ninfa's at 1700 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 1-190, in the BLVD Place location, among North Italia, True Food Kitchen and other Houston favorites, will be open seven days a week. While the restaurant will be very similar to its original location on Navigation Boulevard, it has some ... more
  • 7 days Sen. Borris Miles’ office ransacked after burglar breaks through window Click2houston
    Texas Sen. Borris Miles' office on 3300 Lyons Ave. in northeast Houston was ransacked Tuesday morning.A staff member told KPRC the suspect broke in through the window and walked away with three computers and monitors. Sen. Miles staff member said the public's information has not been compromised.Miles released the following statement in response to the burglary:"I am thankful that my staff is safe, and the office was vacant when the burglary occurred. My team has been in communication with the State IT Support Center regarding the stolen equipment. They have assured us that all important information and data is saved ... more
  • 7 days Texas teachers to see average of $4K pay raise thanks to new law Click2houston
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law teacher raises and a sweeping overhaul of how the state pays to educate more than 5 million students in public schools. Abbott on Tuesday called it a "monumental moment" while signing the bill at an Austin elementary school. It comes near the end of an often rocky decade for Texas schools, which had absorbed steep budget cuts and saw the state's school finance system declared flawed but constitutional in 2016. Teacher salaries in Texas are currently about $7,000 below the national average, according to the National Education Association. But lawmakers who worked ... more
  • 7 days 2 in custody after DEA investigation discovers chop shop in NE Houston Click2houston
    Two people are in custody Tuesday after a Drug Enforcement Agency investigation led authorities to two locations in northeast Houston. The investigation started as a pursuit on a drug charge but turned into much more. A home in the 1400 block of Hopper Road was swarmed after a federal search warrant was obtained for a suspect's felony drug possession charge. Officials said the investigation involved methamphetamine, but when detectives arrived at the scene, they didn't find drugs. Instead, they said the found a chop shop. Six stolen vehicles and two stolen travel trailers were found, investigators said. All have been ... more
  • 7 days Possible mumps outbreak reported at Harris County Jail Click2houston
    Several inmates at the Harris County Jail recently started showing symptoms similar to those of the mumps virus. It's not known how many inmates were showing the symptoms. READ: What are symptoms of the mumps? A doctor made the clinical observation, but officials said they're waiting for test results to come back to confirm the doctor's suspicion. At this time, there have been no confirmed cases of the mumps at the jail, but out of caution, several areas of the jail have been quarantined: Cellblock 4E2A on May 21 Cellblock 3C1 on May 21 Cellblock 4E1B on June 5 ... more
  • 7 days Fuel spill from heavy truck closes several southbound lanes on Southwest Freeway in Sugar Land Click2houston
    A fuel spill from a heavy truck caused heavy traffic during rush hour on the Southwest Freeway Tuesday afternoon in Sugar Land.The incident was reported at 3:39 p.m. and has blocked three lanes on Southwest Freeway southbound at Sweetwater Boulevard. Officials said traffic is backed up to Dairy Ashford with a nine-minute delay. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible. ... more
  • 7 days Bill Wittliff, ‘Lonesome Dove’ co-screenwriter, dies at 79 Click2houston -10ment
    Bill Wittliff, a prolific screenwriter who co-wrote the script for the 1989 miniseries "Lonesome Dove," has died at the age of 79. His death was announced by Texas State University, where Wittliff had founded The Wittliff Collections with his wife, lawyer Sally Wittliff. Collections Music Curator Hector Saldana tells The Hollywood Reporter that Wittliff died Sunday of a heart attack. Besides "Lonesome Dove," Wittliff was the writer and director of the 1986 film "Red Headed Stranger," shared screenplay credit on the 1979 film "The Black Stallion" and 1994's "The Legends of the Fall," and wrote the screenplays for the 1981 ... more
  • 7 days Alex Morgan ties World Cup record with 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0 Click2houston
    Alex Morgan tied a World Cup record with five goals as the defending champion U.S. national team opened the Women's World Cup with a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand on Tuesday night. Samantha Mewis and Rose Lavelle each added a pair of goals for the United States, which broke the record for goals and margin of victory in a World Cup game. Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also scored. The previous record margin was Germany's 11-0 victory over Argentina in 2007. Morgan tied Michelle Akers' record for World Cup goals, set in the quarterfinals against Chinese ... more
  • 7 days Alex Morgan ties World Cup record with 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0 Click2houston -Sports
    Alex Morgan tied a World Cup record with five goals as the defending champion U.S. national team opened the Women's World Cup with a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand on Tuesday night. Samantha Mewis and Rose Lavelle each added a pair of goals for the United States, which broke the record for goals and margin of victory in a World Cup game. Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also scored. The previous record margin was Germany's 11-0 victory over Argentina in 2007. Morgan tied Michelle Akers' record for World Cup goals, set in the quarterfinals against Chinese ... more
  • 7 days Vans unveils Harry Potter sneaker collection Click2houston -10ment
    Skateboarding brand Vans has just dropped its Harry Potter collection, proving that even 12 years after the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," J.K. Rowling's final novel in the series, the magical franchise still has legs. The collection, released on Friday, includes footwear, clothing and accessories inspired by and named after the four houses from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and is available to buy in Europe and the US. The shoe company teased that the collaboration was coming in April, tweeting "Something magical coming soon," along with a branded Harry Potter video. "The footwear, ... more
  • 7 days Get to know Houston singer Sarah Grace and find out what her run on ‘The Voice’ was like Click2houston -10ment
    Houston singer-songwriter Sarah Grace is on a nationwide tour. But before catching her live this Saturday at The House of Blues, the hometown girl answered some questions to get to know her better. Question: What is your favorite class at school? Answer: My favorite classes at school are of course of course my art classes, because I go to HSPVA (High School for the Performing and Visual Arts) for trumpet and I have the amazing opportunity to be a part of our school's symphony orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz I band. Academically speaking, my favorite subjects are in the humanities, ... more
  • 7 days Here’s what J.J. Watt said about his wedding plans with Kealia Ohai Click2houston
    J.J. Watt and Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai announced their engagement May 26. READ: She said yes! JJ Watt and Kealia Ohai are engaged At Texans minicamp Tuesday, Watt talked about planning for the couple's big day. Schedule differences Watt said Ohai is in the middle of her season now and his season starts in a few months. He said the schedule differences have led to a lack of discussions about the wedding. READ: 'Everything he did was perfect': What Kealia Ohai said about her engagement to JJ Watt "I mean, the problem is, she's in season now and then ... more
  • 7 days Here’s what J.J. Watt said about his wedding plans with Kealia Ohai Click2houston -Sports
    J.J. Watt and Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai announced their engagement May 26. READ: She said yes! JJ Watt and Kealia Ohai are engaged At Texans minicamp Tuesday, Watt talked about planning for the couple's big day. Schedule differences Watt said Ohai is in the middle of her season now and his season starts in a few months. He said the schedule differences have led to a lack of discussions about the wedding. READ: 'Everything he did was perfect': What Kealia Ohai said about her engagement to JJ Watt "I mean, the problem is, she's in season now and then ... more
  • 7 days Q&A: Changes made for Harris County voters during 2020 primary election Click2houston
    Harris County voters could notice several changes during the 2020 primary election that might make casting their ballots easier, according to County Clerk Diane Trautman.Officials in the county clerk's office simulated a working polling station Monday to give commissioners, election judges and the media a glimpse at a new election setup Trautman hopes to bring to fruition next year. What's new? Voters will have more privacy at their polling stations. Trautman said voters no longer have to say aloud the party for which they are voting. Under the proposed Joint Primary Election Setup, voters can use an iPad to ... more
  • 7 days Chris Brown coming to Houston for Indigoat Tour Click2houston
    Grammy-award winning R&B artist Chris Brown will make a stop in Houston for his Indigoat Tour along with other several stars. Brown has been topping the charts lately with his recent hit single "No Guidance," featuring Grammy-award winner Drake. The concert will be held Oct. 6 at the Toyota Center and will feature Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Breezy. Fans can expect to hear classic hits along with new music from his latest album. Tickets will go on sale Friday. For more ticket information or to purchase, click here. ... more
  • 7 days Jon Stewart slams Congress over treatment of 9/11 first responders Click2houston -10ment
    Former late night host and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart choked up Tuesday while slamming Congress over health care for responders to the September 11 terrorist attacks. "As I sit here today, I can't help but think, what an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting health care and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to," Stewart said during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Many lawmakers on the panel did not show up for the hearing, leaving the committee room mostly empty. "Behind me, a ... more
  • 7 days What you need to know about Houston Summer Boat Show Click2houston
    The Houston Summer Boat Show will be here just in time for boating season. The five-day event will be held at NRG Center from June 12-16 where it will feature more than 500 boats, campers and personal watercraft. The event will also offer attendees special deals for boats, boating electronics, gear, accessories, outdoor furniture, vacation getaways, clothing and more. The boat show is family friendly and will provide activities for all ages to enjoy, such as Kids Zone and Fish-O-Rama. "As the Houston summer approaches, one of the best ways to beat the heat is to get out on the ... more
  • 7 days George H.W. Bush stamp to be unveiled Wednesday Click2houston
    The U.S. Postal Service will unveil a stamp honoring former President George H.W. Bush during a ceremony Wednesday in College Station. The stamp features a striking image of Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993, in a gray suit, white shirt and star-spotted blue tie. America's 41st president died last year at the age of 94. He is buried at the family's gravesite at his presidential library in College Station. Here's a closer look at the stamp and what's planned for the ceremony. Dedication ceremony Wednesday's ceremony is set for 11 a.m. in the Fymire Auditorium at the ... more
  • 7 days Houston company ranks No. 1 in Forbes list of best employers in Texas Click2houston
    Forbes has released its first-ever list of America's Best Employers by State and nearly 200 companies were ranked among the best in Texas. According to Forbes, it partnered with Statista to find which companies across the U.S. are best-liked by employees. Ranked as No. 1was the local company, Houston Methodist. See which other companies ranked among the top 20. 1. Houston Methodist Headquarters: Houston, Texas CEO: Marc Boom 2. Microsoft Employees: 131,000 Headquarters: Redmond, Washington CEO: Satya Nadella Year Founded: 1985 3. Southwest Airlines Employees: 58,800 Headquarters: Dallas, Texas CEO: Gary C. ... more
  • 7 days ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ is coming back to Nickelodeon for limited series Click2houston -10ment
    If you're a child of the '90s and remember watching the spine-tingling Nickelodeon series, "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" then get ready, because the show is coming back for a limited series and it promises to be just as scary as the original. "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" ran from 1992 to 1996 and then again from 1999 to 2000, so it's been years since little Nickelodeon viewers got a taste of the horror-inducing TV show. The original show followed a group of kids, better known as The Midnight Society, who told scary stories that eventually ... more
  • 7 days Dr. Pepper vigil to be held to remember beloved area homeless man, Mr. Louis Click2houston
    Louis Butler, a beloved homeless man in Fort Bend County, died early this week and local residents are asked to remember him in a one-of-a-kind vigil on Tuesday evening. A vigil will be held at The Handlebar Cyclery in Richmond at 5 p.m. "It will be a time for all of us to gather together and pray for the soul of Mr. Louis. A time of reflection and a time for love, comfort and hope for Mr. Louis and many others who suffer from homelessness and mental illness," a Facebook post reads. Because Butler loved Dr. Pepper, people attending the ... more
  • 7 days How long will this rare June ‘cooldown’ last? Click2houston
    A weather rarity happened in Houston on Monday as a cold front passed through the region, causing a small dip in temps. However, the bigger story is the big drop in humidity, which has made it feel more like spring than summer. So, the big question - how long will this comfortably warm weather stick around? Here's a closer look at the forecast. Temperatures Tuesday started out very pleasant, with morning lows in the mid-70s. Highs will climb to near 90 degrees by the afternoon. Temps will drop a bit more by Wednesday morning to about 70 degrees and maybe ... more
  • 7 days Questions answered: Why was Brian Gaine fired, what is next for the Texans? Click2houston -Sports
    Last Friday, the Texans announced that Brian Gaine was being fired after just one season in the position as general manager. Here are a few things you need to know about why Gaine was let go and what is yet to come: Why did the Texans fire Brian Gaine? The following is a statement from Houston Texans Chairman and CEO Cal McNair concerning Brian Gaine: "After a thorough evaluation of our football operations, we have decided to relieve Brian Gaine of his duties as general manager. Brian is a man of high character and we appreciate his contributions to our ... more
  • 7 days Pair charged in chase, $1 million drug bust granted $150,000 bond Click2houston
    A man and a woman who were arrested Monday after authorities said a chase ended with a $1 million drug bust have been granted bond. Jason Holmes and Laura Longoria were each charged with drug possession after a chase through southeast Houston that ended on the Interstate 45 Gulf Freeway service road and the Interstate 610 South Loop. Holmes was also charged with evading arrest. VIDEO: Chase ends with $1 million drug bust, police say During a hearing Tuesday, prosecutors said officers who were conducting a narcotics investigation noticed the driver of a gray pickup commit several traffic violations. ... more
  • 7 days DNA clears man charged in fiery Christmas Eve crash that injured 2 officers Click2houston
    DNA evidence has cleared a man who was originally charged in connection with a Christmas Eve crash that injured two Houston police officers. Court records showed the two charges of intoxication assault filed against 23-year-old Cesar Collazo were dropped May 4 after DNA evidence showed he was not driving the vehicle that slammed into a police cruiser. The cruiser caught fire, injuring officers Alozno Reid and John Daily. According to an affidavit, the driver has been identified as 38-year-old Leonel Moreno, who ran from the scene immediately after the crash. Investigators said they also found videos on Moreno's Facebook page ... more
  • 1 week Kids home while mother shot after answering knock, deputies say Click2houston
    A mother at home with her kids was shot when she opened the door and was confronted by a man who forced his way into the apartment, demanding money, authorities said. Deputies said the woman was inside her apartment at the Trails of Windfern Apartments near Windfern Road and Summer Harvest Drive when she heard a knock around 10:15 p.m. Monday. When she opened the door, she was confronted by a man who forced his way into the home and demanded money before firing multiple times, deputies said. The woman was hit in the chest and the hand. She was ... more
  • 1 week 10 incredible LGBTQ artists you should be listening to this Pride Month Click2houston -10ment
    As we all know, June is Pride Month, and what better way to celebrate the rainbow flag than listening to some music made by those in the LGBTQ community? Sure, you should really be listening to these artists all the time because they're incredible and talented in their own right, but Pride Month is a great way to put a spotlight on these artists, so why not do it? Here is a list of 10 LGBTQ musicians and artists who you should be listening to during Pride Month. St. Vincent Annie Clark, otherwise known by her ... more
  • 1 week Chase ends with car pinned under 18-wheeler after driver blows through red light, police say Click2houston
    A driver is in critical condition after she crashed during a police chase in southwest Houston. Police said they spotted the woman going between 85 and 90 mph on 288 southbound just before 5 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities tried to catch up to the woman and pull her over, but the driver refused to stop, leading them on a chase. The chase ended when the driver blew through a red light near Almeda Road and West Orem Drive and crashed into an 18-wheeler, police said. According to authorities, the car ended up stuck under the 18-wheeler. The driver was rushed ... more
  • 1 week Police: 4 in custody after 7 break into Spring Branch gun shop, lead police on chase Click2houston
    Four people are in custody and three others are on the run after a burglary-turned-chase across north Houston. According to authorities, the burglars broke into a gun store on Elmview Driver near Neuens Road in the Spring Branch area. "The owner heard the alarm go off, apparently he lives pretty close," said Lt. Larry Crowson with the Houston Police Department. "He responded to the location, confronted several burglars that were at the location and held them at gunpoint." When he arrived, he found several burglars in the store, so he confronted them and even held a couple of them at ... more
  • 1 week Father shot, kids held at gunpoint during home invasion, police say Click2houston
    A father is recovering after he was shot during a home invasion. According to authorities, the incident happened around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home on Darling Street near Reinerman Street in northwest Houston. The man was home with his two children when three men kicked in the back door and invaded the home, police said. Police said the father and his kids were held at gunpoint for "a little bit" before the intruders shot the father multiple times and fled from the home. When authorities arrived, they found the father suffering from gunshot wounds. The man ... more
  • 1 week Golden State Warriors survive Game 5, Durant injured, possibly out for season Click2houston -Sports
    Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right Achilles, a massive blow for the perennial All-Star and two-time NBA Finals MVP who may be three weeks away from free agency and could also be facing a long rehabilitation process. Warriors general manager Bob Myers was teary when he gave the news after Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. An MRI will be performed Tuesday to determine the severity, but Durant's season is clearly over and his recovery will likely take several months if the Achilles is indeed torn. "He's one of the most misunderstood people," Myers ... more
  • 1 week Woman says west Houston restaurant manager sexually harassed her when she was 16 Click2houston
    A former employee of Spring Creek Barbeque said she wants better training for staff members and management after she claims she was sexually harassed by a manager. "He would always, like, kind of brush up against my butt, but it happened so frequently that you know it kind of wasn't an accident," said the young woman who KPRC is calling "Charlotte" to protect her identity. In September 2017, the then-16-year-old was excited about her first job at the Spring Creek Barbeque, located at 5935 Hwy. 6 N. She said that excitement changed when she noticed her manager would touch her ... more
  • 1 week Amber Alert canceled for League City child Click2houston
    An Amber Alert was canceled for a child who was reported missing out of League City earlier Monday. The boy was supposed to be turned over to Child Protective Services last week. Officials said they were searching for 2-year-old Malakhi Bankhead, who was last seen at Estella Court in League City around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was found around 10 p.m. Monday. A writ was signed on Wednesday for Malakhi to be turned over to CPS. Officials said they thought the child was with his parents, Katherine Ulrich and Cody Bankhead, but didn't say if he was with them when ... more
  • 1 week Brad ‘Scarface’ Jordan running for seat in Houston City Council Click2houston
    Award-winning artist and philanthropist Brad Jordan, also known as Scarface from Geto Boys, announced Sunday that he has his eyes focused on Houston City Council, District D seat. Jordan, a Houston native, said he is joining the race because he is passionate about creating change in the disadvantaged communities where he grew up.The 48-year-old lived in the city's South Acres neighborhood and is now motivated to address certain issues such as juvenile crime, infrastructure, job creation, job training programs for the underemployed and unemployed and public safety. "I'm running for Houston City Council District D to advocate for the people ... more
  • 1 week Man arrested in connection with deadly food truck robbery Click2houston
    Houston police said they have arrested the man accused of a deadly robbery last week. Police said 21-year-old Anthony Conway was taken into custody on Thursday near the intersection of Boone Road and Beechnut Street. He's accused of shooting Enrique Ayala to death last Thursday, just days before Ayala's daughter's birthday. Like a lot of people, 17-year-old Jason Aparicio grew up eating tacos at Ayala's taco stand, Taqueria Ayala. READ: 'They know what they did': Father, food truck owner targeted in deadly robbery, police say Ayala was a neighborhood icon. "Everybody liked him," Aparicio said. "He never did anything wrong. ... more
  • 1 week Man charged in connection with deadly food truck robbery Click2houston
    Houston police said they have identified the man accused of a deadly robbery last week. A warrant has been issued for 21-year-old Anthony Conway. He's accused of shooting Enrique Ayala to death last Thursday, just days before Ayala's daughter's birthday. Conway has not been arrested. Like a lot of people, 17-year-old Jason Aparicio grew up eating tacos at Ayala's taco stand, Taqueria Ayala. READ: 'They know what they did': Father, food truck owner targeted in deadly robbery, police say Ayala was a neighborhood icon. "Everybody liked him," Aparicio said. "He never did anything wrong. You never heard anything bad about ... more
  • 1 week What does the huge ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf mean for us? Our chief meteorologist explains Click2houston
    Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life. The record set in 2017 is 8,776 square miles (22,700 square kilometers), a bit smaller than Turkey. Scientists had said earlier that widespread flooding made a large dead zone likely this year. Storms before last year's mapping cruise reduced that hypoxic zone to about 2,720 square miles (7,040 square kilometers), about 40% the average size that had been predicted, and among the smallest recorded. Here's KPRC2 chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley's explanation: What are dead zones? Because of the massive ... more
  • 1 week Woman kicks son out of car after he spilled food, leaves him alone on Beltway 8, deputies say Click2houston
    A woman is facing a child endangerment charge after authorities said she kicked her son out of her car and forced him to walk on the Beltway 8 feeder road after he spilled food in her car. Kesa Latrese Brown, 44, is accused of kicking her 10-year-old son out of the car during heavy traffic in hot temperatures on Saturday. Brown left the boy for hours, authorities said, and never called the police. Authorities said that, around 4 p.m., Brown kicked the boy out of her vehicle on North Sam Houston Parkway near Veterans Memorial Drive. Deputies said they got ... more
  • 1 week First-year TSU coach Clarence McKinney sets sights on successful season Click2houston
    Camp is in session for Texas Southern University's Clarence McKinney. The Tigers' first-year coach is hosting a minicamp for area high school players this week. "We are evaluating guys, see who we feel like can play at Texas Southern," McKinney said. "And at the same time, we are trying to give them tools to become better football players." McKinney and college coaches from throughout the country are on hand working with these talented student-athletes. "Best part of coaching is when you can get a raw guy and you can mold them and give them tools to use in their toolkit," ... more
  • 1 week First-year TSU coach Clarence McKinney sets sights on successful camp Click2houston
    Camp is in session for Texas Southern University's Clarence McKinney. The Tigers' first-year coach is hosting a minicamp for area high school players this week. "We are evaluating guys, see who we feel like can play at Texas Southern," McKinney said. "And at the same time, we are trying to give them tools to become better football players." McKinney and college coaches from throughout the country are on hand working with these talented student-athletes. "Best part of coaching is when you can get a raw guy and you can mold them and give them tools to use in their toolkit," ... more
  • 1 week First-year TSU coach Clarence McKinney sets sights on successful camp Click2houston -Sports
    Camp is in session for Texas Southern University's Clarence McKinney. The Tigers' first-year coach is hosting a minicamp for area high school players this week. "We are evaluating guys, see who we feel like can play at Texas Southern," McKinney said. "And at the same time, we are trying to give them tools to become better football players." McKinney and college coaches from throughout the country are on hand working with these talented student-athletes. "Best part of coaching is when you can get a raw guy and you can mold them and give them tools to use in their toolkit," ... more
  • 1 week ‘P-U!’: 4-year-old Houston boy recalls moment he told off woman with ‘stinky feet’ on plane Click2houston
    Rodney Small, 4, had some feelings about the woman's feet on his armrest on a recent flight home to Houston from Orlando -- and he shared them. In a now-viral, hilarious video, Rodney is seen calling the woman out for her poor etiquette. Like Passenger Shaming -- the popular traveler oddities website -- but with child's candidness. So refreshing. If you haven't seen the video yet, take a minute for a belly laugh with Rodney's father, Darryl Small, who cracks up when he son starts giving the woman behind him an earful. View this post on Instagram ... more
  • 1 week The Geto Boys: A look at the history of the Fifth Ward rap group Click2houston
    The Geto Boys came into existence in the Fifth Ward around 1986. The rap group consists of the late Bushwick Bill, Scarface and Willie D. The Geto Boys' single "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" was a national hit. The song made it to No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. History The original Ghetto Boys consisted of Raheem, Sir Rap-a-Lot and The Sire Jukebox. Raheem and Sir Rap-a-Lot left the group and DJ Ready Red, Prince Johnny C and Little Billy joined. Little Billy later became known as Bushwick Bill. In 1986, the group released their first single, "Car Freak." ... more
  • 1 week The Geto Boys: A look at the history of the Fifth Ward rap group Click2houston -10ment
    The Geto Boys came into existence in the Fifth Ward around 1986. The rap group consists of the late Bushwick Bill, Scarface and Willie D. The Geto Boys' single "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" was a national hit. The song made it to No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. History The original Ghetto Boys consisted of Raheem, Sir Rap-a-Lot and The Sire Jukebox. Raheem and Sir Rap-a-Lot left the group and DJ Ready Red, Prince Johnny C and Little Billy joined. Little Billy later became known as Bushwick Bill. In 1986, the group released their first single, "Car Freak." ... more
  • 1 week Who will take over as Texans new general manager? Click2houston
    Last Friday news of Texans general manager Brian Gaine's firing shocked Texans nation. After just one season in the position, Gaine was relieved of his duties. "After a thorough evaluation of our football operations" was confirmed in a statement released by chairman and CEO Cal McNair. There are a few names of candidates being tossed around to take over as general manager. Here are three potential candidates: Nick Caserio - Reportedly the front runner for the Texans general manager position.- He is currently the New England Patriots director of player personnel.- He has a history with Texans head coach Bill ... more
  • 1 week Who will take over as Texans new general manager? Click2houston -Sports
    Last Friday news of Texans general manager Brian Gaine's firing shocked Texans nation. After just one season in the position, Gaine was relieved of his duties. "After a thorough evaluation of our football operations" was confirmed in a statement released by chairman and CEO Cal McNair. There are a few names of candidates being tossed around to take over as general manager. Here are three potential candidates: Nick Caserio - Reportedly the front runner for the Texans general manager position.- He is currently the New England Patriots director of player personnel.- He has a history with Texans head coach Bill ... more
  • 1 week A closer look at breastfeeding laws in Texas Click2houston
    Human breast milk is full of complex sugars that help build babies' immune systems. Researchers believe those compounds may help adults with Crohn's disease, arthritis or even autism, and may be the key to prevention someday. Here's a look at how Texas laws affect breastfeeding: Breastfeeding rights and policies In the Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 165.001, the state says breastfeeding is "an important and basic act of nurture that must be encouraged in the interests of maternal and child health and family values." The state says breastfeeding is the best method of infant nutrition and therefore says ... more
  • 1 week Breastfeeding mom says Texas City pool manager kicked her out Click2houston
    What happened? A Texas City mother said she was kicked out of a pool Sunday because she refused to cover up while breastfeeding her son. Misty Daugereaux said she took her 10-month-old son, 4-year-old old son and 4-year-old nephew to the pool at the Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center in Texas City. The mother of two says her baby got hungry while they were in the kiddie pool so she began to breastfeed him. READ: A closer look at breastfeeding laws in Texas "I had a slit down in my bathing suit so I kind of slid it over to ... more
  • 1 week What to know about Galveston’s historic Hotel Galvez Click2houston
    Galveston's historic Hotel Galvez officially opened its doors on June 10, 1911. Hotel Galvez boasts a beachfront location, an outdoor pool with swim-up bar and the Galvez Bar & Grill restaurant. The hotel has served as both a quick weekend getaway for Texas residents and a landmark on the island. Named after Bernando de Gálvez, who discovered the Galveston area in 1786, Hotel Galvez opened its doors with $1 million about 11 years after one of the deadlist U.S. natural disasters, the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. It underwent an $11 million renovation in 2011. ... more
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