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  • 2 dead, 3 hurt in shooting at Houston flea market

    05/15/2022 2:46:02 PM PDT · by deport · 30 replies
    Two people are dead and three others are hurt from a shooting at a Houston flea market, where thousands of people were shopping on a busy Sunday, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said. The shooting appeared to stem from an altercation between five men, according to the sheriff's office. Two died on scene and three men were hospitalized in critical condition, the sheriff's office said. No innocent bystanders were hurt, authorities said. Two possible suspects were detained at the scene. Two possible suspects were detained at the scene and a third possible suspect was taken to a hospital, according to...
  • Emigration: Americans flocked to these 10 cities last year — and none are in New York or California; Here are the country's top 10 moving destinations for 2021

    05/08/2022 8:38:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/08/2022 | Jade Scipioni
    Fewer Americans are moving than ever before, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau data — but a new report says the people who are taking the plunge are flocking to some familiar cities.Houston, Las Vegas and Phoenix topped this year's edition of truck rental company Penske's annual Top Moving Destinations report, which uses data from its one-way consumer truck rental reservations to compile a list of the country's 10 most popular cities for movers. More generally speaking, the Sun Belt led the way, with Dallas, Austin and San Antonio also ranking highly.Eight of the 10 cities made the list in...
  • AP EXPLAINER: Concern mounts as Melissa Lucio’s execution nears

    04/24/2022 9:55:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2022 | By JUAN A. LOZANO
    HOUSTON (AP) — Nearly half of the jurors who sentenced a Texas woman to die for the 2007 death of one of her 14 children have called for her upcoming execution to be halted and for her to get a new trial. Melissa Lucio, 52, is set to be executed Wednesday for the death of her 2-year-old daughter Mariah in Harlingen, a city of about 75,000 in Texas’ southern tip. Her lawyers say new evidence shows that Mariah’s injuries, including a blow to the head, were caused by a fall down a steep staircase, and many lawmakers and celebrities such...
  • Texas judge hits panic button in court after brother of murder victim, 16, shot 22 times in back while walking her dog tried to attack suspect as he was freed on house arrest

    04/23/2022 8:19:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 23, 2022 | Harriet Alexander
    A judge in Texas was forced to hit the panic button in her court and call in security after the brother of a murdered teenager attacked the 17-year-old accused of killing her. Judge Hazel Jones had to call for security at her courtroom in Houston after Abel Alvarez flew at Frank DeLeon, 17, over the January 11 murder of Alvarez's sister Diamond Alvarez, 16. Diamond was shot 22 times as she walked the family dog, Peanut, near her home. Her on-off boyfriend DeLeon, 17, was arrested on January 17 and charged with her murder. DeLeon was freed on a $250,000...
  • 3 indicted for roles in awarding COVID outreach contract

    04/11/2022 3:06:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 11, 2022
    HOUSTON (AP) — Three people who have worked for the top elected official in Harris County were indicted on Monday after being accused by prosecutors of steering a nearly $11 million contract for COVID-19 vaccine outreach to a political consultant with ties to local Democratic officials. Alex Triantaphyllis, Aaron Dunn and Wallis Nader were each indicted on one count of misuse of official information and one count of tampering with a record, according to court records. Triantaphyllis is chief of staff for Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, while Wallis Nader is a policy director and Aaron Dunn is a former...
  • Toll road authority explains $300 million 'fix' for Ship Channel Bridge project

    03/25/2022 11:53:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    FOX 26 News ^ | December 7, 2021 | Tom Zizka
    HOUSTON - The Harris County Toll Road Authority now has an expensive plan to fix design flaws in its billion-dollar replacement of the Ship Channel Bridge. The original structure was finished in 1982. But, with just two lanes in each direction and no shoulder for emergencies, construction on a replacement was started in 2018. HCTRA’s Executive Director Roberto Trevino was hired after flaws were discovered in the design, and he says the danger could have been catastrophic. "It could have collapsed," he says. Trevino says the county wanted the new bridge to be sleek and iconic, resembling the Fred Hartman...
  • Houston Is So Short Of Construction Help, Developers Are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

    03/25/2022 10:29:46 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 3-25-2022 | Lane Gillespie of
    Horizon International Group had just nabbed the contract and city tax breaks to develop the W Hotel, a 300-odd-room luxury hotel set to sit atop the Partnership Tower in downtown Houston, in early March 2020. A week later, pandemic lockdowns ground the construction industry to a screeching halt, setting off ongoing labor shortages and project delays that have since been compounded by layoffs, the Great Resignation and severe materials shortages. When the W Hotel project picks back up later this year for Horizon, it will mark more than two years of labor and materials difficulties that have driven up costs...
  • Texas Elections Official to Resign After Thousands of Uncounted Ballots Found [Harris County - Houston]

    03/10/2022 11:10:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | MARCH 9, 2022 | By Jack Phillips
    The Harris County elections commissioner is resigning after 10,000 uncounted ballots for last week’s primary were discovered, according to an announcement posted online on Monday. “Today I am submitting my resignation, effective July 1,” Isabel Longoria said in the announcement. “I think this date ensures that there is a presiding officer during the May and June elections and allows the election commission the time they need to find a replacement. I remain committed to the office and its mission and hope to aid in defeating harmful rhetoric to ensure successful elections in the future.” It’s not clear exactly why Longoria...
  • OUTRAGE: Houston Precinct Only Allows DEMOCRATS to Vote (VIDEO)

    03/03/2022 12:29:05 AM PST · by dalight · 55 replies
    Liberty Now ^ | 03-02-2022 | Liberty Now
    (Right Scoop) – A shocking video has come out of Houston, Texas today where a precinct official turns away voters who are voting Republican, telling them that they are understaffed and only those voting Democrat can vote.
  • Harris County election officials won't be able to report results in 24 Hours

    03/01/2022 9:38:45 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 14 replies
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- As we continue waiting for election results, Harris County election officials will not be able to count and report results by the deadline due to damaged ballot sheets, according to the Texas Secretary of State's Office. With the deadline being 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, the secretary's office said it has offered assistance to Harris County, to help ensure that all ballots are counted in a timely manner.
  • Houston area littered with antisemitic, racist flyers

    02/16/2022 9:31:55 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    The hill ^ | 02/16/2022 | Brad Dress
    Two neighborhoods in Houston were littered with racist and antisemitic flyers over the weekend, about a week after residents in a separate area of the city woke up to similar hate messages. A Harris County resident told CNN she found 400 flyers tucked inside plastic bags around two neighborhoods in the Houston area on Sunday. They featured messages of hate, including an image of Adolf Hitler and the caption "We can do it again."
  • Surveillance video captures Houston-area USPS letter carrier allegedly dumping voter registration applications

    02/14/2022 4:51:24 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    KPRC 2 via YouTube ^ | Feb 4, 2022
    A neighborhood home surveillance camera caught what appeared to be a USPS Letter Carrier dumping a stack of Texas voter registration cards in the garbage on Thursday. (Video at the link)
  • Machete murder suspect in ‘vicious execution’ cuts off ankle monitor after skipping bail, Houston DA office says

    02/09/2022 10:40:01 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 23 replies ^ | Feb 9 2022 | B911
    A woman charged with murder for luring a man to his death at the hands of machete-wielding MS-13 gang members is on the run and a reward is being offered for tips leading to her capture, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Wednesday
  • U.S. to try house arrest for immigrants as alternative to detention

    02/08/2022 1:46:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | February 8, 2022 | By Ted Hesson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration will place hundreds of migrants caught at the U.S.-Mexico border on house arrest in the coming weeks as it seeks cheaper alternatives to immigration detention, according to a notice to lawmakers and a DHS official. A 120-day pilot program will be launched in Houston and Baltimore, with 100-200 single adults enrolled in each location, according to the notice, which was sent by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Biden administration plans to ask Congress for funding to place as many as 400,000 migrants this year in alternatives to detention, which could include the...
  • Drew Peterson Asks Judge to Vacate Murder Conviction

    02/07/2022 1:51:34 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 7, 2022
    A judge is scheduled Monday to consider former Chicago-area police sergeant Drew Peterson's motion to vacate his 2012 conviction in the murder of his third wife. Officials have said Peterson will not attend the hearing and it is not known if Will County Judge Edward Burmila will make an immediate decision on the motion. The judge has appointed an attorney and an investigator to assist Peterson and experts have said that such an investigation could take months to complete. Peterson was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2004 killing of Kathleen Savio and sentenced to 38 years in prison. He...
  • Former Missouri boarding school student is suspect in triple police shooting in Houston

    01/28/2022 6:53:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | January 29, 2022 | Judy L. Thomas and Laura Bauer
    A former student of a Missouri boarding school has been identified as the suspect who shot and wounded three Houston police officers after an hours-long standoff Thursday night. Roland Caballero, 31, is in custody after the Thursday night shooting, according to ABC13 and KPRC 2 in Houston. Caballero reportedly was shot in the neck and was taken to the hospital. Two of the three officers had been released from the hospital as of Friday afternoon, according to Houston Police. The third is in stable condition, police said. Caballero attended Agape Boarding School in Stockton, Missouri, as a teenager from around...
  • 3 police officers shot in Houston, authorities searching for suspect

    01/27/2022 3:24:00 PM PST · by navysealdad · 19 replies
    Authorities in Houston were searching for a suspect Thursday after three officers were shot, police said. The Houston Police Department said in a statement that the suspect fled a scene south of the city's downtown in a white Mercedes. The officers were in stable condition, the department said. A motive for the shooting also wasn't known, though NBC affiliate KPRC reported that it occurred after a pursuit. The incident involved multiple scenes, according to the station.
  • Oscar Rosales arrested: Suspect in Houston murder of Pct. 5 corporal captured in Mexico

    01/26/2022 11:56:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies ^ | January 26, 2022 10:17AM | Staff
    Oscar Rosales (left) is wanted in the deadly shooting of Harris County Pct. 5 Constable's Office Corporal Charles Galloway. (Photos: Harris County Pct. 5 Constable's Office ) HOUSTON - Oscar Rosales, the suspect wanted in the deadly shooting of Harris County Pct. 5 Constable’s Office Corporal Charles Galloway, was arrested in Mexico, authorities confirm. The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force, in conjunction with Mexican authorities, arrested Rosales without incident in Ciudad Acuña, which is located on the border with Del Rio, Texas. Houston police say they are working with law enforcement partners to begin the...
  • Texas sheriff's deputy shot dead during traffic stop, authorities say

    01/23/2022 8:15:02 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Fox news ^ | 01/23/2021 | Lawrence Richard
    A manhunt was underway in Harris County, Texas, early Sunday after a sheriff's deputy was shot dead during an apparent traffic stop in the southwest region of Houston, officials said. The victim was identified as Cpl. Charles Galloway, 47, a 12-year veteran of the force. "This has got to stop," Constable Ted Heap said during a news conference at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
  • Houston couple found slain 40 years ago identified, but baby daughter still missing

    01/17/2022 3:35:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    WSB-TV 2 ^ | 1/17 | Crystal Bonvillian
    Hollie Marie Clouse would now be 41 years old. The Florida infant was barely a year old in 1980 when her parents, newlyweds Harold Dean Clouse Jr. and Tina Gail Linn, uprooted their small family and headed to Houston for a job opportunity. A few months later, the couple’s families stopped hearing from them. They never saw them again. Now, with the help of genetic genealogists, authorities have identified a murdered couple found in a wooded area of Harris County the following January as Clouse and Linn. There remains one problem, however. “The closure of these cases has led to...