Like an accident on the freeway, crime statistics draw our attention.
We are intrigued by counts and rates of murders, rapes, robberies and other crimes, although they are notoriously subject to errors in reporting and interpretation.
An engine and a freight car rolled over on its side about 7 p.m. on a set of railroad tracks near Produce Row and Old Spanish Trail. The train is owned by the BNSF line, said workers at the scene who otherwise declined to comment.
A man is free on bond after his arrest in connection with a slaying in north Harris County.
Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the assault trial of cancer doctor Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo who is accused of poisoning her lover's coffee. Gonzalez-Angulo, a breast cancer oncologist at the University of Texas M.D.
After NFL star Adrian Peterson quickly and quietly posted bond early Saturday at the Montgomery County Jail, officials defended the grand jury's decision to pursue child abuse charges on what they consider to be "unreasonable discipline" of the running back's 4-year-old son.
As many as six apartment units were heavily damaged in a fire Friday. No injuries were reported in the blaze that broke out at 3:05 p.m. in the 11700 block of Bissonnet.
Wiggins and Doyle were at the Galveston County Courthouse on Thursday when an assistant Galveston County district attorney came out of the grand jury room and gave them the news.
Dallas has yet again one-upped Houston, but we can't figure why USA Today readers seem to think that.
Today the Texas Department of Public Safety added a new fugitive to the state's top ten most wanted fugitives list and offered up a large cash reward for his apprehension.
The child's death was ruled a homicide caused by "complications of thermal injuries," according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. CPS officials said that case workers continued to monitor the family by making routine visits to the Pasadena house where the child's parents and grandparents lived.
An 18-year-old man has been charged with arson, accused of burning a laundry room of a northwest Houston apartment complex.
Authorities said Michael Anthony Paiz on Friday was visiting his girlfriend at the complex in the 3600 block of West TC Jester, north of West 34th Street.
A man died Saturday morning when his van ran off the road and ricocheted into several objects.
About 10 a.m., a white Ford van traveling south in the 2800 block of Hardy Road drifted out its lane, said Houston Police Department Spokesman John Cannon.
University of Houston officials say campus police arrested a man on Saturday they say raped a student in her dorm room Friday afternoon.
The assault took place around 1 p.m. Friday, in the woman's dorm room at Cougar Village 2, a few miles south of downtown, according to a University of Houston security alert.
A Conroe ISD chemistry teacher and her husband are facing drug and gun charges after the Montgomery County SWAT team found methamphetamine, date-rape drug ingredients and a loaded shotgun in their home Friday, said officials with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
Why does Texas Southern University need a mine-resistant vehicle?
A man who was shot to death in a gun battle with pursuing officers was a suspect in several ongoing homicide cases, authorities said Thursday. None of the investigators were injured, officials said.
The Webster family lawyer whose criminal complaints sparked two Harris County grand jury investigations and the resignation of Judge Denise Pratt earlier this year has filed a complaint against her replacement.
A jury awarded a Dallas-area woman $73 million this week, determining that she suffered near-constant pain from a Massachusetts-based company's defective pelvic mesh device.
This is the first judgment against Boston Scientific Corp., a medical device company facing 12,000 lawsuits over pelvic mesh products used for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence.
GALVESTON – The century-old Ghirardi Oak, a local landmark that League City spent $200,000 to relocate two years ago, is suffering from a canker and that could threaten its survival.
A federal judge Monday halted the civil trial against singer Patti LaBelle, her bodyguard and others, over concerns that a jury chosen had no black members.
Would-be robber shot dead by convenience store clerk
Seth shot the would-be robber in the leg, but the man, dressed in black and wearing a mask, fired back at them.
When first responders arrived minutes later and took off the man's mask, Seth and his family recognized him as a young Hispanic man who had been in the store half an hour earlier.
Montgomery County sheriff's deputies are investigating a robbery by two men that took place Friday night at a convenience store in Splendora.
According to initial reports, two men entered a Stop N Go located at the 27100 block of East River Road.
"Fortunately, no one was hurt in this incident and we are now able to continue the renovation project without further delay," said Dean R. Gladden, managing director of the theatre.
It was before dawn as the driver of a van load of six oilfield workers travelled Highway 72, a major asphalt artery of the Eagle Ford Shale, toward the boom town of Three Rivers, Texas in January.
Luis Alfaro's attorney pleaded with jurors on Thursday to again watch video of a melee at Spring High School last year that left one student dead and three others injured.
A police chase ended in an officer-involved shooting in east Harris County, authorities said.
A Houston man accused of killing his wife will walk free after his attorney persuaded prosecutors Thursday that he could not have committed the crime. Darryl Wayne Tindol, 48, was accused of setting Susan Harper on fire by tossing a flammable liquid on her as she smoked a cigarette in the couple's car.