Tag: Houston

Man faces state, federal charges in death of Houston officer

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a Houston police officer during a domestic disturbance call is...

Police: 3 killed, 1 badly wounded in Houston club shooting

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities searched Wednesday for two men suspected of gunning down three people and wounding a fourth inside of a Houston nightclub. Police...

Police: 2 Houston officers shot before suspect’s arrest

HOUSTON (AP) — Two Houston officers were shot Tuesday before a SWAT team was dispatched to the scene, where the suspected shooter was arrested,...

Arson investigator, arson suspect fatally shot in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — An arson investigator and an arson suspect were killed during a shootout early Friday in Houston after the investigator pursued the...

24 indicted in probe of white supremacist prison gang

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Twenty-four people, including alleged members of a white supremacist prison gang, have been indicted in federal...

24 indicted in probe of white supremacist prison gang

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Twenty-four people, including alleged members of a white supremacist prison gang, have been indicted in federal...

Large fire near Houston burns apartments under construction

KATY, Texas (AP) — A large fire that could be seen for miles in southeastern Texas burned an apartment complex Wednesday on the outskirts...

State takes over Houston’s Harvey home repair program

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — All Houston resident Alice Torres has wanted in the three years since Hurricane Harvey hit was...

Documents show large police presence at George Floyd burial

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities deployed hundreds of law enforcement personnel, including six sniper teams and Border Patrol agents, during...

Houston Republicans sue to limit in-person, absentee voting options in Harris County

By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. A...

Houston sampling wastewater to track spread of COVID-19

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Results from a program that's testing Houston's wastewater to monitor the local spread of the coronavirus...

Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising...

Republican U.S. House campaign arm cancels $2M in Houston-area advertising

By Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune WASHINGTON - The National Republican Congressional Committee has canceled about $2 million worth of advertising it had reserved for campaigning...

Houston man set for court appearance in local smuggling case

A Houston area man is scheduled to appear before a federal judge Tuesday in connection with charges he attempted to smuggle more than 30...

Mourners gather in Houston to remember slain soldier

By ACACIA CORONADO and JOHN L. MONE Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Flags from the U.S., Texas and Mexico flew at half staff Friday as...

Official: 19 dead due to virus at Texas nursing home

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (AP) — Nineteen people at a Texas nursing home have died due to the coronavirus and 24 employees have been infected,...

Houston to enforce masks with fines; Texas deaths top 7,000

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's mayor on Monday instructed police to begin issuing $250 fines for flouting statewide mask orders in hopes that August will...

Texas passes 4,000 deaths, but Houston sees rates steady

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 4,000 deaths in the coronavirus pandemic Monday but officials in Houston, one of...

Army, New York giving Houston a helping hand during pandemic

By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Teams of doctors and nurses from New York and the U.S. Army have...

Americans are bewildered by patchwork of social-distancing rules

By Kristen V Brown Bloomberg News As states report record numbers of new COVID-19 cases, Americans are left confused about how to handle daily life. The...

Texas city, county leaders want authority to implement local stay-at-home orders

By Cassandra Pollock and Juan Pablo Garnham, Texas Tribune As Texas grapples with soaring coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, local elected officials in some of the...

Tracking coronavirus cases proves difficult amid new surge

By TAMMY WEBBER, BRADY McCOMBS and JOHN MONE Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Health departments around the U.S. that are using contact tracers to contain...

Some states break virus records as US caseload grows anew

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, NICK PERRY and KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Coronavirus hospitalizations and caseloads hit new highs in over a half-dozen states...

Texas man whose son was killed by police wants videos

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man whose son was shot and killed by Houston police in April is calling for law enforcement officials to...

Houston to remove Confederate statues from city parks

HOUSTON (AP) — Two statues that pay tribute to the Confederacy will be removed from Houston city parks, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday. The statue...

`He is going to change the world’: Funeral held for Floyd

By JUAN A. LOZANO, NOMAAN MERCHANT and ADAM GELLER Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — George Floyd was fondly remembered Tuesday as "Big Floyd" — a...

Gov. Abbott pays respects at service for Floyd

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has paid his respects with hundreds of people mourning the death of George Floyd at a church...

Floyd family members join 60,000 protesters at Houston rally

By JUAN A. LOZANO and JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The family of George Floyd, the man whose death in Minneapolis police custody...

Woman, boy, 5, drown in Houston home of ex-Dodger Crawford

HOUSTON (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and a woman drowned in the backyard pool of former Los Angeles Dodgers player Carl Crawford's Houston home,...

Houston officials use poop to track the spread of COVID-19

By JASPER SCHERER Houston Chronicle HOUSTON (AP) — City health officials and Rice University scientists have begun testing Houston wastewater samples for COVID-19, a process...