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14 min ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Toddler dies after suffering burns at Northshorea

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- Deputies with the Harris County Sherrif's Office said a 2-year-old girl died after suffering burns at an apartment in Toddler dies after suffering burns at Northshore apartments HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- Deputies with the Harris County Sherrif's Office said a 2-year-old girl died after suffering burns at an apartment in Check ... (more)

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

CPS investigating 2 illegal day care deaths

The precise details of what happened behind at an apartment at the Oaks at Greenview Apartments Thursday night remain a mystery CPS investigating 2 illegal day care deaths The precise details of what happened behind at an apartment at the Oaks at Greenview Apartments Thursday night remain a mystery Check out this story on KHOU.com: ... (more)

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Houston Chronicle

Harris County Sheriff investigators believe that Sandra Melgar may...

Hundreds of immigrants believed to be in the country illegally, mostly from Central America, are held in U.S. Border Patrol facilities in the Rio Grande Valley along the U.S./Mexico border in late May 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Government, Texas, Granjeno, TX, Hidalgo County, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

2 out of 3 Lubbock jurors a no show

If this were the 1950s when women could not serve on Texas juries, would Lubbock district court even have enough jurors to try cases? A little more than half of the 68,000 summons the court mailed out last year were delivered to potential jurors eligible to serve.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors

KBMT

Houston grandmother's construction woes lead to standoff with Harris County deputies

Courtesy KHOU HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- Deputy constables surrounded the home after an armed woman who complained of on-going construction near her Channelview-area home, officials said Thursday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Channelview, TX

Houston Press

Stop Patriarchy Protests in Houston

That's according to Sunsara Taylor, a leader of Stop Patriarchy, a movement that is attempting end to the enslavement and degradation of women -- notably when it comes to the right to an abortion and the production of pornography.

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Related Topix: Abortion

Hispanic Business

Fitch Rates Harris County, TX Ult Bonds 'Aaa'; Outlook Stable

The Rating Outlook is Stable. SECURITY The unlimited tax bonds are payable from an annual unlimited property tax levy.

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Related Topix: Pension, Prison

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Houston Chronicle

Wake-Up Weather: Wait, a cold front in July??

Update, 12:32 a.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Harris County until 2:30 a.m. Friday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, League City, TX, Montgomery County, TX, Liberty County, TX

Chron

Wife accused of husband's murder, elaborate alibi

Sandra Melgar is charged in the December 2012 murder of her husband Jaime Melgar.

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Related Topix: Houston, TX

KYTX-TV News

Woman's construction woes lead to standoff with Harris County deputies

Actor Rob Lowe is lending his comedic talents to the Discovery channel. In a new promo for Shark Week he throws up chum while riding two sharks.

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Related Topix: Odessa, TX

Click2Houston

Vote delayed for Astrodome's fate

July 30, 2014: Men accused of trying to rob a car attack a Harris County sheriff's deputy.

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Click2Houston

Clues emerge in search for Livingston man

July 30, 2014: Search crews look for a Houston area man who has been missing for weeks.

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Related Topix: Texas, Montgomery County, TX

Click2Houston

Astrodome vote delayed by antiquity commission

WE HAVE CREWS ON THE WAY AND WE'LL BRICK YOU MORE INFORMATION AS WE GET IT. OUR OTHER BIG STORY, THE FIGHT TO SAVE A HOUSTON LANDMARK HAS HIT ANOTHER SPEED HUMP.

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Related Topix: Alpine, TX

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KBTX-TV Bryan

Harris County Sheriff Asks For Help In Probe Of Family's Slaying

Authorities are asking for the public's help in their investigation of the slayings six months ago of a family of four, including two children, at their suburban Houston home.

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CultureMap

Astrodome still isn't a landmark: Texas Historical Commission delays vote

The Texas Historical Commission's vote on whether to designate the Astrodome as a historical landmark was tabled at Wednesday's meeting.

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Related Topix: Texas

Click2Houston

Harris County deputy attacked

July 30, 2014: Men accused of trying to rob a car attack a Harris County sheriff's deputy.

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Related Topix: Aldine, TX

KHOU-TV Houston

Deputies seek tips in murder of Cypress-area familyDeputies seek tips ...

Deputies seek tips in murder of Cypress-area family Deputies seek tips in murder of Cypress-area family Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/30/deputies-seek-tips-in-murder-of-sun-family/13383823/ HOUSTON -- It's been six months since an entire family -- a couple and their two children -- were found ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cypress, TX

Chron

Woman facing charges after video shows robbery during Mass

Cynthia Gonzales, also known as Cynthia Martinez, was brought back to Houston from Florida to face felony charges for crimes related to alleged thefts at a church in 2011.

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Related Topix: Houston, TX

Southwest Farm Press

Citrus greening identified near Houston

An adult Asian citrus psyllid on a citrus leaf. The insect is responsible for citrus greening disease.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, College Station, TX

The Times-Picayune

BP employees flood Houston officials with emails related to oil spill suit, newspaper reports

Local government officials in the Houston area are being flooded by emails from BP employees as a part of a "strange and unprecedented" campaign to get them to drop a lawsuit filed against companies involved in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill , the Houston Chronicle reports .

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, Transocean, Oil & Gas

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