A 22-year-old man was killed and another person was injured in a single car crash in southeast Houston early Saturday morning, authorities said.
An unidentified driver was traveling at a high speed in the 5700 block of Old Spanish Trail around 2:50 a.m.
According to Jodi Silva, a Houston police spokeswoman, witnesses said a man was stopped at a red light at 18th St. and West Mangum around 12:50 a.m. when a person in a dark-colored pickup drove up next to him and shot him.
Texas' state insect isn't doing too well. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing a petition to consider the Monarch butterfly as a candidate for the endangered species list, affording it legal protection as its population falls.
A state district judge in Montgomery County agreed Friday to allow a convicted sex offender to live on his own in the community, the first time a person held under Texas' civil commitment program has been allowed to live outside of confinement since 2005.
State officials have ordered the shuttering of three Texas charter schools - including two in the Houston area — because of alleged failures to comply with the state's education code or provisions of their own charters.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court was considering appeals intended to prevent the execution Thursday of a convicted killer who strangled a woman in Texas and beat her with a hammer before setting her body on fire nearly two decades ago.
Police investigators are trying to piece together what sparked two shootings in Rosenberg on Wednesday that left a woman and man dead and another man wounded.
The first shooting occurred about 1:50 a.m.
Jeb Bush will bring his likely presidential campaign to Houston Thursday evening to raise money for his political action committee. Bush, who grew up in the city and had deep ties to its donor class, launched a leadership PAC called Right to Rise last month that is hosting events across the country to raise money ahead of a presidential bid that could feature three other Texans.
According to Houston Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva, a driver traveling south on the freeway lost control of his car around 2:45 a.m., crashing into another vehicle.
A person in a Prius driving down the freeway saw the motorist step into the roadway and slammed on his brakes, which caused another person in a BMW behind to hit the Prius and swerve into the person standing in the freeway, Silva said.
According to a Crime Stoppers press release issued Saturday, deputies are trying to identify three men wearing bandannas who walked into a pawn shop on the 6100 block of FM 2920 at around 1 p.m.
Earlier today Governor Greg Abbott announced that Monday, Feb. 2 will be designated as Chris Kyle Day in the state of Texas.
Council members said that several callers complained that the video was insensitive because it was shown publicly the day after the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, an infamous Nazi death camp where thousands of Jews, Gypsies and other minorities were put to death as part of Hitler's extermination program.
Law enforcement in Fayette County between Houston and Austin are used to making big marijuana busts off I-10 West.
A shootout at an eastside fast-food restaurant sent a retired Harris County sheriff's deputy to the hospital with a minor wound, authorities said Wednesday.
The shooting death of a reportedly transgender woman in Tyler is being investigated as a homicide, according to news reports.
Authorities in Texas City are trying to identify a body after it was discovered by a fisherman in Galveston Bay Saturday afternoon.
Brian Goetschius, a Texas City Police Captain, added that the body was found along the south side of the Texas City dike.
Each family member had been shot in the head at least once and were found in different rooms of the 3,500 square-foot home.
Yingying Sun, who is not related to the family, said a news conference is set for next week in which the alliance and Crime Stoppers will announce a renewal of the contract to find to the family's killers.
One state lawmaker wants the world to remember this about the Alamo: It belongs to Texas.
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Steve Munisteri, the head of the Republican Party of Texas, will chair Rand Paul's to-be-announced Texas presidential campaign, a high-profile endorsement that arrives as Paul headlines two of Texas' largest Republican fundraising dinners this weekend.
Many residents in the state can claim ties to European and Sub-Saharan African countries.
The state parole board has denied parole for David Brooks, who is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1973 "Houston Mass Murders" killing spree.
Elaine and James Dreymala, whose son Stanton was one of the victims, have been pushing for a law that would allow more time between parole reviews for offenders convicted of capital murder.
A Missouri City man is in custody after police said he was responsible for a fatal shooting at a home in southeast Houston. According to court documents, he wanted to know why she wasn't answering his telephone calls.