Testimony continued Tuesday morning as former Houston homicide detective Sgt. Ryan Chandler continues to challenge his firing for doing minimal or shoddy work in more than a dozen murder cases.
A draft copy of a Houston Fire Department report reveals new details about the motel fire last year that killed four firefighters and makes numerous recommendations to improve safety.
The 193-page report includes more than 200 recommendations for improving the safety of operations, such as clarifying who should give orders during emergency recovery operations, giving stern warnings to follow existing procedures, and adding bar codes to all equipment so it can be linked to an individual firefighter in the case of a death.
Attorney General Greg Abbott late Sunday filed an emergency motion to the U.S. Court of Appeals to ask for permission to enforce a key piece of Texas's tough new abortion law as the legal battle over it continues.
Searchers using dredges and sonar did not find any signs of a 42-year-old Spring man who was last seen Saturday night clinging to a branch after his kayak capsized in the rushing waters of Cypress Creek, Harris County Precinct 4 chief deputy Mark Herman said.
A person died near Ellington Airport Saturday after their vehicle swerved into oncoming traffic.
Just before 10 p.m,, a black Range Rover crossed the median in the 2600 block of Genoa Red Bluff and hit a Silver Mercedes, according to the Houston Police Department.
U.S. District Judge David Jones signed an order Friday allowing Houston Collie Rescue to remove dogs from the property of Dr. Elaine Kmiec, an optometrist.
Among the maladies she noticed were ear infections, demodectic mange, overgrown nails, "hot spots" due to fleas and the smell of urine in their coats.
More than 90 collies have been seized from a Tomball home under a court order from a federal judge.
The seizure was part of a bankruptcy case filed by Dr.
Montgomery County fire officials are warning residents in the western part of the county against burning as drought conditions continue to worsen.
The drought level in areas around Magnolia and Montgomery is particularly high, making it easier for severe wildfires to grow, Montgomery County Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams said Friday.
A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit involving city of Houston benefits for the spouses of same-sex married couples will be heard in state court. Two Harris County Republicans, led by former party chairman Jared Woodfill, filed the action in a Harris County family court in December, claiming Mayor Annise Parker's policy to extend life and health insurance benefits to same sex spouses violates Houston's city charter, the state's Defense of Marriage Act and the Texas Constitution.
The driver of a private bus company involved in a crash that injured more than a dozen Houston middle school students on Tuesday did not have a license to operate the vehicle, authorities said.
High pressure systems have come and gone, but they've been broken up this summer by low pressure that has also brought scattered to widespread rain showers.
A tropical depression that formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico will move into the Mexican coast, but it should help increase moisture levels over Houston.
Police say a driver hit and killed a 53-year-old man who was walking along Interstate 45 near Cavalcade Street and swinging a crutch at passing cars.
The man, whose identity hasn't been released pending notification of his next of kin, was walking along the freeway at around 1 a.m.
Shortly before 2 a.m., Micah Jason Qarles was going southeast on Grant Road on a Harley Davidson motorcycle when Nicholas Stumpf, driving an oncoming Toyota Echo, turned left onto Quail Forest Drive, according to a Harris County Sheriff's Office press release.
A man died in a hit and run Saturday night on the East Freeway. Shortly after 10 p.m., he was crossing the main lanes of Interstate 10 near Waco in the Fifth Ward when he was hit by a Toyota truck, according to Houston Police Department.
Police arrested a 60-year-old man for allegedly attacking another person with a knife in Conroe Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
Randy Bangs was charged with aggravated assault and taken to Montgomery County Jail, authorities said.
Firefighters are investigating a puddle containing an unknown chemical substance in south Houston, authorities said.
Callers reported a puddle containing an unknown chemical substance on the ground outside of a white building in 4700 Griggs around 4:38 p.m.
No garbage or curbside recycling collections; Solid Waste Management Department facilities, neighborhood depositories, Westpark Recycling Center closed.
Monday's garbage, curbside recycling, yard waste, first Monday and first Tuesday's tree waste collected; neighborhood depositories closed; Westpark reopens.
The grand jury indicted David Miles Loop, 56, former chief of the Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department, on a count of theft by a public servant and a count of misapplication of fiduciary property.
Nearly 2,900 immigrant children, most of them from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, have been released to sponsors in Harris County in the first seven months of the year, according to federal statistics.
Routine for some runners veered from normal Thursday morning when a man was found dead on a jogging trail in the Heights.
The discovery was made about 4:45 a.m. at 200 Heights Blvd.
The problems intensified, he said, when he initiated a lawsuit on behalf of the Houston organization against its umbrella group - the International Association of Fire Fighters - and put union business into the public record.
Alumni of the original Wheatley High School left a Saturday meeting with Houston Independent School District leaders satisfied that they had reached a compromise to preserve the historical structure at Lyons and Gregg.
The body of a kayaker who went missing over Labor Day weekend in Cypress Creek is believed to have been found by Texas Equusearch volunteers, according to that group's founder.
In the first collision, a 19-year-old woman driving a grey Dodge Durango struck a Chevy Impala about 3:45 a.m. and then fled the scene, according to the Houston Police Department.
Harris County medical examiners have yet to identify the body of a man shot to death at a northeast Houston apartment.
The man was found about 6 p.m. Thursday at an apartment complex in the 9500 block of Crofton.
A new app designed to stop invasive plant, insect and animal species from taking hold in Texas has been launched.
The app, from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Austin, gives easy access to information and photos of 56 invasive plants, 25 insect species, 19 animals.
Come January, using your hand-held cell phone while driving inside Austin will be illegal, the Austin American-Statesmen reports.