As throngs of people, including many children on their own, have been streaming across the U.S. border with Mexico, the distraction has created a bigger opening for drug smugglers, says one southeast Texas official.
The Honda Accord was spotted by an off-duty Houston Police Department officer working a traffic control job in a construction zone when the car passed him in a lane that had been blocked, HPD spokeswoman Jodi Silva said.
League City's recent resolution rejecting refuge for Central American migrant children violates two landmark civil rights acts, a complaint to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development alleged this week.
With the standoff still going on Tuesday night, two helicopters circled over the scene as officers in full tactical gear prepared in a neighboring field filled with dozens of law enforcement vehicles and mobile command centers.
A group of people have been arrested on accusations of running illegal horse races out of East Texas, Tyler's KLTV-TV reports.
A blaze at a commercial building in northwest Harris County sent two firefighters to the hospital who were complaining of heat exhaustion, officials said.
A man was found shot to death early Monday near his home at a southeast Houston apartment, authorities said. James Taylor, 32, was killed about midnight outside his home in the 9400 block of Clearwood, Houston police said.
Jurors will hear that the man who gunned down a Bellaire police officer and local business owner in 2012 has a history of selling marijuana, robbing people and took part in at least one home invasion, prosecutors said Monday.
A Rice University professor is among a group of scientists who will blow up a part of Mount St.
A 9-year-old girl was killed by an alleged drunk driver who ran a stop sign Saturday night in northwest Harris County, authorities said.
According to investigators, the man was driving a truck Saturday night when he barrelled through at the intersection of Cypresswood and Sciaaca and broadsided a car the young girl was riding in.
As a recruitment tool for cops, this YouTube video is somewhat unlikely.
Det. Chris Gorrie, of the Fort Worth Police Department's Traffic Investigations Unit, sits at the wheel of a car and talks disarmingly, as if to one person.
A woman was rescued after she and a child sustained injuries from being ejected as their boat ran aground Tuesday near Port O'Connor, the Coast Guard reported.
They may be smart, they may be naturally fastidious, they may be adorable and adored pets.
A firefighter was taken to the hospital Monday morning after fighting a blaze in northwest Houston, officials said.
The fire broke out about 5 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 6100 block of Antoine, north of Tidwell, officials said.
According to investigators, the boy was playing along the shore with his father and brother when he walked onto the dock, sat down and dangled his feet in the water.
Carmeli, Max Steinberg of California and 11 other members of elite unit were killed in the Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya, considered a Hamas stronghold.
Israeli officials now report that 18 Israeli soldiers have been killed two weeks into Operation Protective Edge.
The people of Marfa have initiated a statewide search for their beloved cattle dog mascot known as Tic Tac.
The brown and white 6-year-old pooch has roamed the streets of the west Texas city charming every man, woman and child he comes across since he turned up there in 2008.
Tuesday night the 49-year-old hair stylist, animal lover and bon vivant demonstrated the power of positive thinking as he watched his taped performance of NBC's "America's Got Talent" and hugged and kissed several hundred supporters who attended the watch party at the MKT Bar in downtown Houston.
Americans going hungry in a land of plenty is nothing new, but the whole idea of sheriff's deputies on food stamps doesn't sit right, according to one department.
During his visit, Baronet met with Margaret Kelly, a Lutheran pastor who is organizing a new congregation to serve the homeless and others living in poverty. The pair scouted sign-purchasing locations together, paying $10 to $20 each for cardboard signs made by homeless people.
Surpassing seasoned veterans like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel is leading the National Football League's jersey sales.
According to NFLsales.com, Manziel's jersey was the top-selling item for the first quarter of the league's fiscal year, April 1 to June 30.
As a way to allow some inmates to get their nicotine fix and sheriffs to shore up tight budgets, county jails across the country have begun selling electronic cigarettes. Though the trend has largely bypassed Texas, jail officials say that could change as sheriffs begin to warm up to the smokeless technology.
Perry wants these troops to bolster the work already being done with his surge of Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, said Hinojosa's spokesperson, Jennifer Saenz, who added that the governor gave the Rio Grande Valley delegation notice prior to the planned 2 p.m.
Eight years after a neighbor protested the Katy Islamic Center's purchase of land near George Bush Park by hosting pig races, a spectacle that drew international attention, the Muslim organization expected record attendance at an annual community outreach event.
About 8 a.m., the two retired Harris County deputies returned to the pier at Yarboro Lake Fishing Club to pick up some additional equipment. The press release did not say how soon McBroom was recovered from the water, but that he died at the scene and was transported for an autopsy.