Houston Chronicle: Local

  • Suspect in hit and run death found in Buffalo Bayou
    Thursday - 11/20/2014 - 08:56 PM

    Zachary Devane, 22, was killed in that incident, where police said the driver of a black Toyota Camry struck him, then fled.

    Houston Police Department spokesman John Cannon said police had suspected Cole in Devane's death, saying the owner of the Camry told police Cole was driving the car that day.

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  • 50-year-old Astrodome to get a bath
    Thursday - 11/20/2014 - 12:18 AM

    The stadium, which opened in 1965, was the world's first domed super-stadium, but has not housed a sports team since the Astros left for Minute Maid Park after the 1999 season.

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  • Signs grow of oil spill effect on turtles
    Wednesday - 11/19/2014 - 01:56 PM

    BROWNSVILLE - A computer model shows that as many as 7,000 young Kemp's ridley turtles may have been in oil-coated areas during the 2010 BP oil spill, according to one of several presentations by turtle scientists gathering in Brownsville to discuss the fate of the world's most endangered sea turtle.

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  • Galleria water main repair jams traffic
    Tuesday - 11/18/2014 - 09:23 PM

    Mall tenants including the Oceanaire Seafood Room, Del Frisco's and Kona Grill have suspended operations, a Galleria representative said.

    Workers were forced to shut off the water around 3 p.m. Tuesday to replace a longer section of the 12-inch cast iron conduit, Wright said, which caused a major disruption near one of the most bustling intersections in Houston.

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  • Fears confirmed: Texas turtle in trouble
    Tuesday - 11/18/2014 - 05:18 PM

    Heppell spoke to nearly 200 scientists, government officials and environmentalists at the Second International Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Symposium, convened to call attention to the sudden reversal of fortunes for the world's most endangered sea turtle.

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  • Four charged in Houston 'Bikini Bar' prostitution ring
    Monday - 11/17/2014 - 10:42 PM

    In subsequent visits, two undercover officers met at least three women and discussed prices for sexual activity as well as the cost to obtain permission to take the women from the bar to a hotel room.

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  • Judge: Border Patrol caught human traffickers too far from Mexican border
    Monday - 11/17/2014 - 06:30 PM

    Two border agents who stopped a Chevrolet Suburban they thought looked suspiciously heavy were well intentioned but overly zealous, a federal judge has ruled.
    U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo in Corpus Christi on Thursday granted a defendant's motion to suppress evidence, stating that the agents in question lacked "reasonable suspicion to believe that criminal activity was afoot."

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  • DuPont plant workers died rushing to help
    Sunday - 11/16/2014 - 11:51 PM

    Robert Tisnado, a production operator at DuPont's chemical plant in La Porte, was nearing the end of his 12-hour shift early Saturday when he heard a female colleague call for help from the operations building where she had gone to check on a line.

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  • 1 dead, 1 injured in bar shooting in SE Houston
    Sunday - 11/16/2014 - 07:42 PM

    Carlos Villegas, 58, of Houston was pronounced dead from his gunshot wound shortly after arrival at Ben Taub Hospital, while his companion, Juan Villegas, is listed in stable condition and expected to survive, Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Boy Scouts' day of service includes history lesson
    Saturday - 11/15/2014 - 10:55 PM

    Two eager boys, both covered in mud and dirt and bundled up in winter coats, leaned over an open hole in the ground after having struck something hard with their shovel.

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