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4 hrs ago | Information Technology

Fitch Affirms Harris County Hospital District (TX) Revs at 'A'; Outlook Stable

The bonds are secured by a lien on the pledged revenues of Harris County Hospital District and a debt service reserve fund.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Baylor College of Medicine

22 hrs ago | Digital Trends

This woman chose to get shot by a robber instead of give up her Android phone

What would you do if you were confronted with an armed thief that was asking for your phone? In the case of 29-year-old Courtney, as reported by KHOU-TV , the answer was to hold on to her phone, a decision that almost cost her life.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Best friend testifies against convicted cop killer

HOUSTON Jurors weighing the death penalty in the trial of Harlem Lewis heard witness describe Lewis' crimes inside and outside of the Harris County Jail.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Click2Houston

Multiple people injured when car crashes at gas station

Multiple people were injured Tuesday when an SUV crashed at a gas station in Spring, according to the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office.

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Related Topix: Spring, TX

MySanAntonio.com

Reports: Durst accused of urinating on candy

This fourplex in Galveston is where Durst lived when he allegedly dismembered Morris Black, whose remains began turning up Sept.

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Related Topix: Galveston, TX, Texas

The Family Badge

Armed Felon Captured in League City

On Thursday, July 17 at 6:45 p.m., League City Police Officer Trevino, along with Sergeants Lee and Ethington, responded to the Havanna Apartments located at 2800 East League City Parkway to assist Deputy Constable McCammon with serving a felony warrant for Sexual Assault of a Child.

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Related Topix: League City, TX

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

She relished the opportun... )--Chase Mortgage Banker and Orlando, Fla. resident, Cynthia Ballard was recently featured in an HGTV.com web video entitled "My New Hometown."

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Round Rock, TX

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Click2Houston

Guatemalan Man accused of murder sought help from Houston missionary jpg

Local 2 Investigates has learned a Guatemalan man accused of murdering his girlfriend in Louisiana sought help from a missionary he met in his native country.

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Related Topix: Katy, TX

Hispanic Business

Fitch Releases Report on Harris County, TX

PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTP://FITCHRATINGS.COM/UNDERSTANDINGCREDITRATINGS .

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Click2Houston

Punishment phase underway for man who killed Bellaire police officer

July 21, 2014: Harris County DA wants death penalty for man convicted of killing Bellaire police offier.

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Related Topix: Bellaire, TX, Death Penalty, Prison

KHOU-TV Houston

Police: Texas man posed as vet to treat pets

Houston police say they arrested a 26-year-man who posed as a veterinarian to charge customers for vaccinations and other treatment for their pets.

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Chron

Woman's burned body found at secluded Pasadena grass fire

Pasadena firefighters who put out a grass fire early Monday made a gruesome find -- the body of a burned and partially clothed woman.

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Related Topix: Pasadena, TX, Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire

Click2Houston

Body found burned in grassy area in Pasadena

AS MANY AS 100 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DISPLACED FROM THEIR NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT AFTER A FAST-MOVING FIRE.

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Related Topix: Pasadena, TX, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Houston Press

Sale of Tile Plant Means Expanded Development Between Washington Ave. and the Heights

For decades, the area between Houston Avenue, Studemont, Interstate 10 and Washington Avenue was a tangle of warehouse, industrial plants and a smattering of wood frame homes.

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Related Topix: Houston, TX

CNET News.com

Woman chooses to be shot, rather than give up Samsung phone

One Harris County, TX. woman, however, decided that she'd take the chance of being shot rather than hand over her Samsung Galaxy phone.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

KTEN-TV Denison

Penalty trial opens for police officer's killer

Testimony resumes in Houston as prosecutors seek the death penalty for a 23-year-old man convicted of capital murder in the Christmas Eve killings two years ago of a Houston-area police officer and an auto body shop owner.

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Related Topix: Bellaire, TX

KWTX

Retired Texas Deputy Drowns After Falling From Boat

Even with clearing skies Saturday afternoon, temps will only manage to reach the 80's in most places.

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Related Topix: The 80'S, Pop/Rock, Tomball, TX, Grimes County, TX

Chron

Retired Harris County sheriff's deputy drowns on fishing trip

Donald Ray McBroom , 65 of Tomball, was fishing early Saturday with James Poppenhausen at Yarboro Lake between Navasota and Montgomery, according to the Grimes County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Tomball, TX, Navasota, TX, Montgomery, TX, Grimes County, TX

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Examiner.com

Silverado Senior Living Sued for False Imprisonment and Battery of Elderly

Silverado Senior Living of Sugarland was sued this week in the 129th Judicial District of Harris County, Texas, with allegations of false imprisonment, conspiracy, assault and battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress for wrongfully denying a 93-year old woman the right to leave its lock down facility.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Healthcare Law, Law, Drugs, Baytown, TX

Bay Area Observer

Night Fishing Fees On Sylvan Beach Pier Get Slight Increase

By Rebecca Collins editor@bayareaobserver.com During Monday night's regular meeting La Porte City Council approved a new fee for night fishing on the Sylvan Beach Fishing Pier.

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Related Topix: La Porte, TX

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