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  • Judge Rules Gay Dad Can't Leave Children Alone With His Husband

    Judge Rules Gay Dad Can't Leave Children Alone With His Husband
    Conservative Texas laws are tearing one Houston family apart. In 2004 William Flowers and his wife divorced. They both decided that the kids would stay with their mother. Last March, Flowers was married again. This time to Jim Evans in Connecticut,...
  • Toll Booth Death

    Toll Booth Death
    A horrific scene on the Sam Houston Tollway. A drunk driver kills a toll road employee. 48-year old Sheila Lindsey was standing in a closed toll lane on the Beltway near Antoine, cleaning the area near the toll booth. The Harris County Sherriff’...
  • Slithering Snake Bill

    Slithering Snake Bill
    It's snake hunting season again in the lone star state. The senate passed a reptile bill which regulates hunters collecting the creepy-crawlies along Texas highways. In 2007, reptile hunters were rattled by a bill banning roadside hunting of the...
  • How to deal with your anger

    How to deal with your anger
    The angry outburst is never pretty. Just think of Mel Gibson's recent telephone rants at his ex-girlfriend, recorded and distributed for the world's listening horror. The vitriol, the cussing, the nasty name-calling. None of it has endeared him to the...
  • Death toll from 2008 hurricane season

    This year, 461 people are known to have died in Atlantic storms, mostly due to floods and mudslides: -- Arthur, 7: 5 in Belize, 2 in Honduras. -- Dolly, 2: 1 in Mexico, 1 in Florida. -- Fay, 27: 15 in Florida, 9 in Haiti, 3 in the Dominican Republic....
  • Texas taking no chances on Ike

    HOUSTON — The nation's fourth-largest city and its energy capital girded Thursday for the impending assault of Hurricane Ike as authorities ordered nearly 1 million vulnerable coastal residents to evacuate, hoping to avoid the mass gridlock that...
  • Houston decides to stare down Ike instead of leave; Galveston faces 'certain death'

    Houston decides to stare down Ike instead of leave; Galveston faces 'certain death'
    A sprawling and strengthening Hurricane Ike steamed through the Gulf of Mexico on Friday on a track toward the nation's fourth-largest city, where authorities told residents to brace rather than flee. Closer to the coast, small towns were mostly empty...
  • 80,000 in harm's way

    80,000 in harm's way
    HOUSTON — Pushing a frightening wall of water two stories high ahead of it and packing ferocious winds spanning 600 miles across, Hurricane Ike began pummeling the Texas Gulf Coast on Friday night and had Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city,...
  • Galveston takes direct hit from Hurricane Ike

    Galveston takes direct hit from Hurricane Ike
    HOUSTON—A monster Hurricane Ike smashed ashore over Galveston Island early Saturday on its way to a punishing strike on the nation's fourth-largest city, pushing a two-story-high wall of water far inland and posing a deadly threat to the estimated...
  • Hot and mad, Texas awaits federal aid

    Hot and mad, Texas awaits federal aid
    HOUSTON—The nation's fourth-largest city lay paralyzed, sweltering and almost completely blacked out Sunday as frustrated residents waited in vain for promised federal disaster aid to be distributed more than 36 hours after Hurricane Ike tore...
  • Anti-hate law shifts to debate on gays

    Back in April, despite everything he had gone through, it looked as if David Ritcheson was finally going to get a happy ending. The 18-year-old high school senior from suburban Houston had been savagely assaulted in a 2006 hate crime, apparently targeted...
  • Officials: Baby Left in Locked Car For Hours

    Officials: Baby Left in Locked Car For Hours
    It's a parent's worst nightmare. And it happened on Tuesday, May 11 to a Baytown father. Rescue workers said he left his baby locked in the car for hours. There's been three fatalities in 2010 due to children being left in hot vehicles. This Baytown...