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Harris County

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  • 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...
  • Harris County Takes On Gangs

    Harris County Takes On Gangs
    Harris County District Attorney Patricia Lykos filed the first ever civil injunction against gang activity in Harris County. The public nuisance lawsuit seeks court orders to equip law enforcement officers with special authority to prevent crimes and...
  • Obese Inmate Hides Gun Under Flabs of Flesh

    Obese Inmate Hides Gun Under Flabs of Flesh
    HOUSTON -- An obese inmate in Texas has been charged after officials learned he had a gun hidden under flabs of his own flesh. Twenty-five-year-old George Vera was charged with possession of a firearm in a correctional facility after he told a guard at...
  • Remembering Senator Ted Kennedy

    Remembering Senator Ted Kennedy
    UNDATED (AP) - A conservative Republican who didn't often see eye-to-eye with Ted Kennedy says that while his political battles with Kennedy were real, "you couldn't help but like him." Orrin Hatch of Utah says he and Kennedy were "like fighting...
  • Texas Justice's Wife Cleared of Fire Charges

    Texas Justice's Wife Cleared of Fire Charges
    HOUSTON (AP) - Arson charges have been dropped against the wife of a Texas Supreme Court justice in the fire that destroyed their Spring home. The Harris County District Attorney's Office dismissed felony arson and felony criminal mischief charges...
  • I-45, US 75 among most-congested roads in Texas

    I-45, US 75 among most-congested roads in Texas
    The I-45/US 75 corridor through Texas accounts for 6 of the 10 most-congested roads in Texas, according to a new report from the Texas Department of Transportation. Houston gets top honors in this report. TxDot says I-45 between Beltway 8 and I-610 is...
  • 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...
  • VIDEO: Wild Car Chase in Houston

    A frightening experience for drivers on the Northwest Freeway in Harris County, Texas this afternoon. A driver led police on a wild car chase, after he was allegedly seen breaking windows at a local car dealership. In the video, you can see the man...
  • Amber Alert Issued for 5 Siblings

    A woman who opened her home to 5 homeless Katrina children is now on the run with those children and their mother wants them returned. The Harris County District Attorney's office is charging Rhonda Tavey with 5 counts of kidnapping. An Amber Alert has...
  • Harris County Preps for Gustav

    As Hurricane Gustav picks up speed in the Gulf of Mexico, planning is underway in Austin and at Harris County Tran Star. Governor Rick Perry has already issued a disaster declaration for 61 counties, in case Gustav strikes Texas. Planners in Harris...
  • Katy Mom Accused of Offering Three Children for Sex

    A Katy mother is arrested accused of offering to let a man have sex with her young son and two other children. Police say the woman met the man on the internet and arranged to meet with him in Texas. Harris County prosecutors say Stephanie Hays told a...
  • Hurricane Info

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || || || Hurricane Tracking Charts: Western Atlantic (PDF File) Atlantic Basin (PDF File) Coastal Southeast Texas Evacuation Routes: Houston Area Evacuation Routes Viewing Area Evacuation Routes Get Adobe Acrobat Reader...