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  • In states as far away as Utah, survivors are offered shelter, services

    From hurricane-ravaged Louisiana to cramped quarters in Houston's Astrodome to shelters in such states as New York, West Virginia and Utah. Such are the paths that victims of Hurricane Katrina are taking, as hundreds of thousands of dislocated...
  • The unlikely lawyer in Conrad Murray's corner

    The unlikely lawyer in Conrad Murray's corner
    As his trial in the death of Michael Jackson approached, Dr. Conrad Murray found himself with an unlikely new cardiology patient — his own attorney. A battery of tests determined that the chest pains Ed Chernoff was experiencing were symptoms of...
  • Deportations of illegal immigrants hit record high, officials announce

     
    More than 392,000 illegal immigrants were deported from the United States in fiscal year 2010, the highest number in the country’s history, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday. “We have deployed unprecedented...
  • Scott names economic advisers

     
    Scott names economic advisors By Tanya Alanez, Sun-Sentinel Gov.-elect Rick Scott announced today a cast of six “economic experts” — including his campaign's chief economic adviser, Donna Arduin — who will advise him as he moves to...
  • New concerns in Congress over planned Keystone XL pipeline

     
    With continuing spill problems on the Keystone pipeline carrying oil extracted from Canada's tar sands to the U.S., there are growing demands for a broader review before any approval of a second Keystone XL pipeline, proposed to carry the controversial......
  • Beyoncé fired father Mathew Knowles after Live Nation accused him of theft, he alleges in lawsuit

     
    Beyoncé's father/former manager, Mathew Knowles, has filed legal papers rejecting Live Nation's claim that he stole money from the singer, resulting in his termination. Earlier this year, Beyoncé announced that she had severed professional ties with her...
  • H20 Boil

    H20 Boil
    How ironic. A fire at a water plant is forcing residents to boil their water!  The Bayer Water Plant located in old Town Spring caught fire on Friday. Now the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is telling residents to boil their water anytime they...
  • Houston by Numbers: HCSO

    Houston by Numbers: HCSO
    The Harris County Sheriff's Office is the largest sheriff`s office in Texas and the third largest in the United States. It has approximately 4,000 employees - over 2,200 are certified peace officers, some 800 are detention officers, and the rest are...
  • Unanswered Questions In The Death Of Norman Hicks Sr.

    Unanswered Questions In The Death Of Norman Hicks Sr.
    The family of 72-year-old Norman Hicks Sr. sent a message on Father's Day in front of the Harris County Jail steps by chanting: ‘What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now!’ The protest was for Hicks Sr. who died inside the Harris...
  • The Houston SPCA Urges Texas Residents To Take Pets With Them If Evacuating

    The Houston SPCA Urges Texas Residents To Take Pets With Them If Evacuating
    The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is urging pet owners to evacuate with their pets if they are impacted by the recent wildfires. We are still in a high fire danger zone as winds are expected to gust to 30 mph today. Rain is...
  • No Fun This 4th Of July

    No Fun This 4th Of July
    It`s looks like the outdoor fun is going to be limited this year for the 4th of July. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has issued a declaration of disaster, because Texas is just too dry to risk yet another wildfire. Grimes County is still dealing with a...
  • Shot Officer Part Of A Nationwide Raid

    Shot Officer Part Of A Nationwide Raid
    A Houston police officer was shot twice during an early morning drug raid in North Houston. By all accounts, officer Nash Patel was lucky. The injuries to his elbow and left lower hip were not life threatening, and he's expected to make a full recovery....