Some five decades ago, the U.S. finally got its chance to close the gap with the Soviet Union in "Space Race."
City and federal officials will outline flood recovery efforts, including how to register for federal assistance, at two meetings this week.
Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg was honored by Houston City Council Tuesday after being awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker officially proclaimed June 2, 2015 as Lisa Falkenberg Day in a ceremony in council chambers.
As divers continue bringing up small artifacts nearly every day from a sunken Confederate ironclad, plans for retrieving four cannons and other big pieces have been slightly delayed.
AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Monday said he never intends to run for governor, ending what has been whispered speculation that he had aspirations for the top job even before he was sworn into his current office in January.
A Houston father is accused of beating his toddler to death over frustrations with potty training.
In a series of columns, Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenburg has documented a variety of problems with the current system, including cases where police sat on grand juries that decided investigations involving police among other issues.
With a midnight Saturday deadline looming to complete the negotiations, Senate and House negotiators were reported to be making no progress on a final version of Senate Bill 9, so the paperwork on compromise wording could be filed by a midnight deadline.
AUSTIN – Campus carry is just one step away from being signed into law, after the state Senate on Saturday approved a version of the legislation that would give much greater control over its implementation to college presidents.
Flooding has blocked a busy highway near Dallas, causing major traffic delays in both directions. Overnight rain caused water to pool under an overpass on Route 12 west of Dallas on Friday morning, trapping commuters for several hours.
Harris County officials avoided the prospect of costly litigation by settling a lawsuit Tuesday with the mentally ill inmate who was left for weeks in a squalid, unhygienic jail cell.
Harris County officials settled a legal claim Tuesday morning with a mentally ill inmate who was left for weeks in a jail cell in squalid, unsanitary conditions. The five members of Commissioners Court unanimously voted to pay a sum of $400,000 to Terry Goodwin for physical and emotional suffering he endured in the 2013 incident, which in April prompted terminations, suspensions and demotions for a number of jail staff and led to criminal charges against two other jailers.
Charges against a Dickinson man accused of shooting a Staffordshire bull terrier at a southeast Houston dog park were dismissed Monday after a Harris County grand jury declined to indict him with cruelty to animals.
Back in its heyday, the Shamrock Hotel was one of Houston's most colorful landmarks.
[...] there were cars and boats here to carry the calves too small to tread water. [...] in town there were people - hundreds of them - snapping enough pictures and video on smartphones to stir up a viral sensation.
[...] because the man appeared to have been in the water for an "extended period of time," police are waiting on the Harris County medical examiner's office to determine how he died and whether it was due to the flooding, which has caused at least 22 deaths in Texas this month.
A Baytown man accused in the kidnapping and deaths of two teens has been cleared of any wrongdoing in that case, his attorney said Friday.
Richard Gonzalez, 21, was arrested in March on charges of capital murder, accused in the deaths of Jarvis Morgan, 17, and Alejandro Chavez, 18.
At a Dallas children's hospital, a nurse noticed something suspicious about a doctor entering a patient's room. He didn't look like a doctor.
Chad Holley, a Houston police brutality victim whose case received national attention, has been arrested again, according to reports by KTRK and KPRC late Tuesday.
The father of a 3-year-old and a woman have been arrested in connection with the boy's death last Thursday morning.
The daytime inferno that was broadcast live by television crews started in an Indian restaurant and spread to the rest of the Southwest Inn in the 6800 block of the Southwest Freeway in Sharpstown triggering a deadly roof collapse, Hall said.
Just after 2 pm on Tuesday, as Houston recoiled from dramatic floods the night before, Richard Lee got an unexpected phone call.
The recent floods brought out gators, snakes and fire ants. The floodwaters however did not permit sharks to swim along out freeways despite what one "viral" image showed. (You really think sharks want to deal with that traffic?)
Inevitably after every major natural disaster someone puts out a hoax photo that picks up steam on social media and takes on a life of its own.
AUSTIN – Campus carry is en route to becoming law next year, after the state House on Sunday gave final approval to the legislation and sent it to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.
[...] late Saturday afternoon, the greatest amount of water has been measured north of Bush Intercontinental Airport, said Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist with the Harris County Flood District.
The Harris County Flood District's emergency operations center is supporting a range of entities, including the Red Cross, constables, sheriffs' department, fire marshals and others, he said.
Weird weather left strange signs in the Texas sky after giant storms rolled through. Red-tinted disk-shaped clouds twirled atop dark flat bases and drew groups of dazzled gazers in Robertson County, just north of College Station.
In the weeks following the Waco shootout that left 9 bikers dead, anger and accusations erupted in the blogosphere directed at the Waco Police Department's handling of the incident.