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'Knockout game' victim punched near Discovery Green
A woman leaving work downtown was punched in the face in broad daylight near Discovery Green Park Thursday evening, according to a news report. The alleged assailant was arrested by constable's deputies passing by on a routine patrol who spotted the attack, KPRC reported and a constable's office tweeted. He ran away from police but was cornered and detained.
5 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Constable Crime Downtown Houston Attack Police Arrest Sheriff
Bashar al-Assad's Texas-sized victory against ISIS
Imagine a war raging in central Texas, stretching eastward. San Antonio lies in the southwest of our fictional battlefield, Austin is 80 miles to the north, and Dallas sits 200 miles farther along the same highway.
21 points by The Houston Chronicle | Texas Houston Bashar al-Assad Hafez al-Assad Harris County Texas Greater Houston 2016 Summer Olympics Bellaire Texas
Turner to lead trade trip to Cuba
With a nonstop flight to Cuba coming to Bush Intercontinental Airport in late November, Mayor Sylvester Turner is leading a trade mission to the island nation later this month.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Texas City George Bush Intercontinental Airport Greater Houston Continental Airlines Political geography Mexico
3 suspects shot in exchange with Houston-area deputies
KATY, Texas (AP) - Investigators say three armed suspects have been shot in an exchange of gunfire with deputies investigating a reported home invasion near Houston. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the shootings happened Wednesday night at a home near Katy as the three suspects emerged from a residence. ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Greater Houston Harris County Texas Coroner Houston Fort Bend County Texas Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Texas The Washington Times Sheriff
How Houston dealt with the oil bust in the '80s
That mid-'80s bust was on the minds of many Houstonians when oil recently again began to dip and layoffs hit the city's oil and gas firms.
167 points by The Houston Chronicle | Texas Houston Greater Houston Harris County Texas Bellaire Texas Houston Post Playboy Playmate Houston Heights
Texas authorities seize $1.5 million worth of cocaine after routine traffic stop
Texas Department of Public Safety officers seized $1.5 million worth of cocaine on Friday. 
53 points by The Houston Chronicle | Texas Houston Greater Houston Harris County Texas Houston Astros Bellaire Texas Houston Texans Traffic stop
Belgian man faces child porn charges in Houston
A Belgian man who initially said he traveled to Houston to look at colleges Thursday is facing a federal child pornography charge after customs officials found illegal images of a nude teenager on his electronic devices at George Bush International Airport, according to a criminal complaint.
2 points by The Houston Chronicle | Texas Judge George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston Continental Airlines United States magistrate judge United States Greater Houston
Deputy constable in Texas destroys 21,500 pieces of evidence
A deputy constable in Texas destroyed more than 20,000 pieces of evidence.
205 points by Daily News | Houston Federal Bureau of Investigation Greater Houston Law Lawyer United States Department of Justice Harris County Texas
GHBA Benefit home: Trendmaker receives vendor donations
Trendmaker Homes received dozens of donations to complete construction of its Greater Houston Builders Association Benefit Homes Project home, which when sold at market value will have proceeds benefit three local charities. Since the fundraiser began 37 years ago, nearly $10 million has been raised. Ochoa Painting, Old Castle, Perfection Supply, Schlage, Shaw Flooring, Sherwin Williams Paint Co., Southwest Sales, Square D by Schneider Electric, Standard Electric, Stock/Bison, Therma Tru, Wayne Dalton and Weyerheauser. In addition to luxury homes by some of Houston's finest home builders, Meridiana MPC is offering a waterfront Amenity Village where residents can enjoy a resort-style family pool with cabanas, cafe, kids' splash pad, spacious fitness center with on-site personal trainers and outdoor amphitheater.
1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Brazoria County Texas Harris County Texas Greater Houston Fort Bend County Texas Texas Medical Center Swimming pool Texas
Mayor's Office presents key anti-human trafficking points to GHBA's HomeAid board
According to Davis, Polaris, a national human trafficking think tank in Washington, D.C., and the national hotline for human trafficking victims, reports that in Texas - between December 2007 and June 2015 - out of 9,253 calls, Polaris confirmed 2,035 and of those, 717 of them were in Houston. By partnering with GHBA builders, remodelers, developers and suppliers, HomeAid Houston is able to effectively multiply the impact of gifts provided by generous donors. Since 2003, HomeAid Houston has completed more than 42 projects, adding $12.6 million in real estate to Houston's homeless community and providing beds for more than 20,000 homeless men, women and children.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Greater Houston Harris County Texas Galveston Texas
On the move - Relocation Spotlight: Greenwood King Properties
Greenwood King Properties has long been associated with Houston's luxury real estate market. Three years ago, the company joined Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and its luxury arm, Luxury Portfolio. [...] membership in the LeadingRE network, which is comprised of over 550 independent residential real estate brokerage firms, has allowed the company to expand its reach to include relocation and referral services worldwide. When I do training for our agents, I always start with the stories of relocation, including my own story, because I have moved so many times. What are the key benefits for your company as members of LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio? The client does get to take their Realtor with them, in a sense, because before I place the referral with another member company, I always ask my agent to tell me something about their client that will be helpful in making a good match. LS: Since Greenwood King is a boutique firm, and because many of our listings are in niche areas, and are custom built with a unique flavor to them, sellers often tell us that they don't think that a Houstonian is going to buy their house. Michelle Sandlin is an award-winning writer, journalist and global mobility industry expert.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Real estate Real property Property Sales Agent Real estate broker/agent Luxury real estate
No sign of missing Tenn. teen, teacher in Texas
Authorities have been hunting for 50-year-old Tad Cummins and 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Southern United States United States Houston Corpus Christi Texas Tennessee Associated Press Gulf of Mexico Nashville Tennessee
Police investigate officer-involved shooting
Police late Thursday were investigating an officer-involved shooting in east Houston.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Police According to Jim Houston
Constables find drug paraphernalia in truck of wanted man

1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Arrest warrant Arrest Warrant Call of the house Law enforcement terminology Houston Montgomery County Texas Pickup truck
Woman accused of fleeing with her children to Mexico now in custody
A woman who fled to Mexico in January with her three small children in tow was in the Harris County Jail Thursday where she has been charged with aggravated kidnapping.
2 points by The Houston Chronicle | United States Mexico Gulf of Mexico Child abuse Crime United States Marshals Service Family Houston
Rick Perry calls Texas A&M election of gay student president 'stolen'
The Department of Energy secretary said the election results were overturned in the name of diversity.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Rice University University Hearst Corporation George W. Bush West University Place Texas Voting Houston Houston Press
HISD administrator resigns after special education troubles uncovered
Houston ISD Trustees voted 5-0 to allow embattled Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services Sowmya Kumar to resign Thursday following a Chronicle investigation that found she and her staff set an arbitrary cap on the number of students who could receive special education services in the district.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Special education Houston Independent School District Special school Houston Personal computer Gifted education Resource room Board of directors
Irving man catches record-setting hybrid striped bass
Yue Jiang Li caught a record-setting hybrid striped bass caught with a fly rod in Texas this month. 
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Fishing Recreational fishing Denton County Texas Houston Fish Fisherman Catch and release Super Bowl XVI
HISD tech worker impregnated 13-year-old student, prosecutors say
A tech worker at a Houston middle school accused of impregnating a 13-year-old student has been arrested on a charge of child molestation. Mauricio Orlando Mendoza, 37, an information technology worker, faces the possibility of life in prison after being charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Rape Human sexual behavior Legal terms Judge The Unborn Houston Prison Criminal law
Man suspected of killing mother of 3 in custody after two-day hunt
After two days of searching, police arrested a 40-year-old Houston man suspected of brutally slaying his common law wife, a Houston Police Department spokeswoman said Sunday.
2 points by The Houston Chronicle | Texas Houston Donald Trump Winston Churchill Policy Houston Press Business
Galveston Causeway bridge reopens
The Galveston Causeway railway bridge has reopened after a sudden closure reported 6 a.m. Sunday.
2 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston News Breaking news Greater Houston Galveston Texas United States Coast Guard Canadian Coast Guard Texas
Pedestrian killed trying to cross North Freeway
A man died Saturday night while trying to cross the road in northern Harris County, according to authorities.
1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Truck Pickup truck Traffic 2005 albums English-language films Sport utility vehicle News Houston
Forecasters say it'll get ugly outside, flooding may come
The weather forecast for Houston is rain, up to 2 inches in some areas, which normally brings flooding.
65 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Rain Fort Bend County Texas Texas Brazoria County Texas Weather Tropical cyclone Greater Houston
Hazmat crews cleaning up chemical spill

-2 points by The Houston Chronicle | Greater Houston Texas News Breaking news Harris County Texas Houston Southern United States Galveston Texas
2 boaters rescued by Coast Guard in Ship Channel

26 points by The Houston Chronicle | Roe v. Wade Texas Houston Donald Trump National Football League Norma McCorvey Winston Churchill Super Bowl
Overnight fire draws crews to northern Harris County storage facility
An overnight blaze at a storage facility in northern Harris County destroyed a truck and two scooters, according to authorities.
13 points by The Houston Chronicle | Harris County Texas Houston News Firefighting Breaking news Greater Houston Fort Bend County Texas Montgomery County Texas
Police have hints, but no evidence, of what happened to missing woman
Texas police have hints about what happened to a woman who vanished from Amarillo in December, but no solid evidence.
4 points by The Houston Chronicle | Texas Houston Donald Trump Winston Churchill Southwest Conference Policy Houston Chronicle Houston Press
TV-radio listings: Feb. 17
Golf Women's Australian Open Golf 10 p.m. Pro basketball NBA All-Star Celebrity Game ESPN 6 p.m. Pro basketball NBA Rising Stars Challenge TNT 8 p.m. Skiing Alpine world championships NBCSN 6 a.m.
2 points by The Houston Chronicle | National Basketball Association ESPN NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Houston Basketball Shaquille O'Neal Michael Jordan
2 suspects face murder charges in death of burned man
Two suspects are facing murder charges in the March death of a 58-year-old man who was found burned in the back of a pickup bed.
3 points by The Houston Chronicle | Murder Southern United States Louisiana Gulf Coast of the United States Houston Galveston Texas United States Texas
Man welding shot down in Greenspoint area
A man welding in his Greenspoint-area driveway Wednesday morning was shot and killed by a man who fired at him several times from gray vehicle.
1 points by The Houston Chronicle | News Houston United States Coroner Breaking news Harris County Texas Greater Houston Fort Bend County Texas
HPD: Man shot, killed in accidental shooting in west Houston apartments
Late Wednesday night Houston police officers were called to a shooting at an apartment complex in west Houston where the body of a man in his early 20s was discovered with a single gunshot in the upper torso.
3 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Police Department Police Constable Houston Ancient Rome Police officer Downtown Houston Police brutality
Lions president Wood eyes big events, Super Bowl
Following the $100 million in renovations to Ford Field, the Lions hope to be able to lure more big events.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Super Bowl National Football League Ford Field Detroit Lions Super Bowl XL Sun Life Stadium Houston Lucas Oil Stadium
TV-radio listings: Feb. 16
TV-radio listings: Golf Women's Australian Open Golf 10 p.m. Skiing Alpine world championships NBCSN 6 a.m. Soccer Fenerbahce SK at FC Krasnodar FS2 9:50 p.m. Soccer Tottenham at KAA Gent FS1 noon
1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Tennessee Southeastern Conference ESPN Manchester United F.C. Oak Ridge Associated Universities ESPNU Texas Houston
Video: Golden retriever delivers valentines at Texas Children's Hospital with joy
A toddler couldn't have done this with any more sweetness. Elsa. the 2-year-old golden retriever employed full-time by Texas Children's Hospital to help patients heal, spent Tuesday delivering valentines.
1178 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Valentine's Day Golden Retriever Dog breed Hospital Labrador Retriever Therapy Texas Children's Hospital
Deputy hospitalized in car crash

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Gov. Abbott tells NFL to back off from threats over 'bathroom bill'
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is showing no signs of backing down from threats by the NFL that passage of a so-called "bathroom bill" requiring people to use public restrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate could mean no more Super Bowls for the Lone Star State.
1201 points by The Houston Chronicle | National Football League United States Super Bowl Tom Brady American football Houston Dallas Cowboys New England Patriots
Ogg under fire for new marijuana plan
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg - who campaigned on promises to go easier on low-level drug offenders - is under fire for plans to change the way her office handles misdemeanor marijuana cases.
363 points by The Houston Chronicle | Texas Houston New Orleans Rice University Super Bowl Donald Trump Valentine's Day Tornado
Texas governor rips NFL over threats concerning bathroom bill
Greg Abbott wants the NFL to allow Texas to run its own playbook regarding its controversial bathroom bill targeting transgender people.
373 points by Daily News | United States National Football League Houston Super Bowl American football Texas New Orleans U.S. state
Old Inwood golf course will store stormwater
A defunct golf course in northwest Houston will be excavated to hold up to 370 million gallons of stormwater with City Council's approval Wednesday of an agreement with the county Flood Control District.
103 points by The Houston Chronicle | Water Dam Flood Hydrology Houston Municipality Thames Barrier River Thames
Texas woman, 2 children pulled from rubble left by tornado
VAN VLECK, Texas (AP) — Residents of a coastal area southwest of Houston are cleaning up debris after at least six tornadoes left a swath of damaged buildings.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Texas Houston United States New Mexico Southwest Conference State University of Houston Dallas
Texas would look different if broken into megaregions
Rather than one state, how about dividing Texas up by regions based on how commuters weave every day between cities, suburbs, and rural areas. 
3 points by The Houston Chronicle | Rio Grande United States Texas Houston Rio Grande Valley Harris County Texas Greater Houston State
Man charged in fatal shooting

1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Criminal Investigation Department Greater Houston Police Detective Harris County Texas Houston Houston Police Department Joe Mantegna
Two Spring ISD schools on lockdown as police chase suspect
Two Spring ISD schools are on lockdown while constable deputies chase down a suspect in the area, authorities confirmed Tuesday.
8 points by The Houston Chronicle | Harris County Texas Middle school Elementary school High school Houston Spring Texas College News
Cops: Suicide tale a lie; wife shot Michigan-born husband to death
A Marysville native was found fatally shot in his Houston, Texas, home Feb. 2 and his wife is charged in the slaying.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Houston Lawyer Marriage Funeral Judge Houston Press Prosecutor Houston Post
Harris County jail inmate dies in custody
A 33-year-old man died while in custody of the Harris County Sheriff's Office early Monday night.
99 points by The Houston Chronicle | Police Grand jury Houston Coroner Harris County Texas Le Bureau Greater Houston Death
Two former TSU employees accused of stealing more than $500,000 from school
Two former Texas Southern University employees are accused of stealing more than $500,000 from the Houston college, according to authorities.
26 points by The Houston Chronicle | Southwestern Athletic Conference Houston Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Criminal law Lawyer Burglary Historically black universities and colleges in the United States University of Virginia
Jackson Lee welcomes Katy-area student from Jordan who was detained
A 16-year-old from Jordan stood silently midday Monday in the decorated downtown office of a Houston-area congresswoman, his hands folded in front of him. A Katy-area student, Mohammad was detained in Houston at Bush Intercontinental Airport when he returned from his native country a day after President Donald Trump issued his immigration ban on Jan. 27. The Democratic congresswoman called Mohammad an "innocent child," explaining that he had gone home to renew the documents that allowed him to be in America. Because he was a minor, the case moved from the Department of Homeland Security to Health and Human Services, which eventually released him. An HHS spokeswoman declined to comment on the young man's case in an email, saying the agency "does not identify individual unaccompanied children" to ensure their privacy, safety and well-being.
372 points by The Houston Chronicle | Texas Houston New Orleans Super Bowl Policy ZZ Top Houston Press Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
Enough with Dome dreams. Let's put money in NRG.
Harris County has finite resources in the face of competing needs to maintain NRG Stadium and transform the Astrodome into an asset.
535 points by The Houston Chronicle | National Football League Super Bowl Houston Cowboys Stadium New Orleans American football Super Bowl XLIV Sun Life Stadium
Report: State senator to hold press conference about the Astrodome Tuesday
According to news station KHOU, Senators John Whitmire, Paul Bettencourt and Borris Miles will hold a press conference Tuesday to announce the filing of a bill that would require Harris County voters to approve a county project to renovate the Astrodome by raising its floors and installing parking underneath. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is expected to be at the announcement. 
117 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Future Minute Maid Park Rogers Centre Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Plan Reliant Astrodome
Houston's high heat shatters temperature records
Thermometers reached 86 degrees at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and 83 degrees at William P. Hobby Airport. Evening temperatures on Friday at both locations also broke records for warmth, said Nikki Hathaway, a meteorologist with the weather service.
9 points by The Houston Chronicle | George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston Greater Houston William P. Hobby Airport Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Texas Temperature Heat Houston Airport System