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Harris County

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  • Storm Forecasters Give Differing Hurricane Predictions

    Storm Forecasters Give Differing Hurricane Predictions
    Government forecasters have released their annual predictions for the Atlantic hurricane season that kicks off June 1st. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is predicting 14 to 23 major storms with seven becoming major...
  • Conservator Assigned to Charter School Where Beating Caught on Tape

    Conservator Assigned to Charter School Where Beating Caught on Tape
    HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Education Agency has assigned a conservator to a Houston charter school after a teacher was captured on cell phone video beating a student. TEA spokeswoman Suzanne Marchman on Friday said that veteran administrator Shirley...
  • Congress Keeps Doctors in Limbo Over Medicare Cut

    Congress Keeps Doctors in Limbo Over Medicare Cut
    Medicare doctors nationwide are still waiting to see how much they'll be paid and when as lawmakers are locked in a stalemate over a looming 21% cut in doctors' fees. This is the third time this year congress postponed the reduction, and there seems to be...
  • The Houston SPCA Urges Pet Owners To Prepare For Disaster

    HOUSTON (June 14, 2010) -- The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is urging pet owners to prepare for disaster! Hurricane season is here and Houston SPCA President Patricia Mercer says the best way to protect your family is to have a...
  • North Houston Man Killed in Apparent Carjacking

    North Houston Man Killed in Apparent Carjacking
    A North Houston man is killed this morning in what Harris County Sheriff's Deputies call an apparent carjacking. It happened outside the Arbor Ridge Apartments, in the 22900 block of Imperial Valley. The victim has been identified as Ricardo Romero, 21....
  • Dome Decision: What Will Happen To The Astrodome?

    Dome Decision: What Will Happen To The Astrodome?
    She opened with Judy Garland and the Supremes in 1965 to a capacity crowd and now Houstonians are debating if she has become a eye sore or eye candy.... the iconic Astrodome stood tall as a symbol of Houston for years. Now its fate is in the hands of...
  • Tata in Houston

    Tata in Houston
    You can run but you can`t hide. After fleeing to Nigeria -- the fugitive daycare owner - Jessica Tata - is back behind bars in H-town. Authorities flew Tata from Atlanta before dawn. She was then escorted to the Harris County jail by U-S Marshalls.
  • Houston By Numbers: Healthcare

    Houston By Numbers: Healthcare
    The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in the world, and is just 10 minutes from downtown Houston. The med center takes up 675 acres and is home to 42 nonprofit and government institutions, including 13 teaching hospitals, 2 medical...
  • Palm Reader Helping To Save Lives At Harris Co. Hospitals

    Palm Reader Helping To Save Lives At Harris Co. Hospitals
    Have A Popular Name? Bob Smith? Jim Johnson? For Everyone Who Doesn't Have A Name Like Barack Obama, Mistaken Identity Can Be A Problem. Consider This. In The Harris County Hospital System, There Are 2,488 Patients With The Name "Maria Garcia." Over...
  • Woman's Body Found in Barrel

    Woman's Body Found in Barrel
    A gruesome murder in Northwest Houston has police on the lookout for a man who has killed before. Harris County officials were searching Monday for 64-year-old Dennis Anderson in connection with the discovery of a woman's body stuffed in a 55-gallon...
  • Simon Says: How Early Voting Can Backfire!

    Simon Says: How Early Voting Can Backfire!
    There were a record number of early voters in Harris County last month. Nearly 450,000 people decided to vote before election day this year. That’s a record—double the amount of early votes in the 2002 and 2006 election. All of this got me thinking—...
  • Harris County takes on gangs

    Harris County district attorney Patricia Lykos filed the counties first ever civil junction action against gang activity in the Haverstock Hills neighborhood in northeast Houston. The injunction prohibits known members of the Crips and Bloods to stay...