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Past articles by Brandi:

J.J. Watt calls out fake autograph for charity, offers replacement

J.J. Watt does it again. He came through for a fan and a charity in a big way. It all started with an autograph – a fake one. → Read More

KHOU 11 crew reunites with truck driver rescued during Hurricane Harvey

If home is where the heart is, Robert Roberson's heart is split between the sleepy railroad town of Durant, Mississippi and the expansive freeways that stretch all over this country. → Read More

Daughter of fallen officer marries at HPD police memorial

Officer Richard Martin died just more than two years ago as he laid spikes to end a police chase → Read More

Take a tour of the USS Gabrielle Giffords in Galveston

The U.S. Navy’s newest combat ship, the USS Gabrielle Giffords, is docked in Galveston right now ahead of being commissioned on Saturday. → Read More

Cypress family celebrates graduation of quadruplets

The Burns family got to celebrate graduation four times as their quadruplets got their diplomas. → Read More

Pearland student, 18, beats incumbent for school board seat

When school's back in session at Pearland's Dawson High on Monday, senior Mikael Floyd might have a little extra pep in his step. → Read More

Investigators following money from Deputy Greenwood fundraiser

Thousands of people turned out for a crawfish boil for Deputy Clint Greenwood’s family over Easter weekend, but now the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether the event was a scam. → Read More

Houston-area doctor hopes to get 1 of 3 CBD oil production licenses

Two years after the passage of the Compassionate Use Act, lawmakers decided the state will grant three licenses for CBD production facilities, creating a fierce competition among bidding companies. → Read More

Daycare worker accused of slamming 4-year-old to the ground

Shocking video shows a daycare worker in Spring slamming a 4-year-old girl into the ground. → Read More

HCSO: Attempted carjacker kills father in front of family

A father was shot and killed in front of his wife and child during an attempted car jacking late Saturday night in north Harris County, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

New bill to prevent employees being fired for expressing political views

A bill proposed in the Texas Legislature on Friday would prevent employers from firing off-the-clock employees who express their political views. → Read More

Agent Orange: one veteran's fight

In binder after binder, Liberty native Cleveland Walters Jr. documents his battle with the Department of Veterans Affairs. → Read More

Digging deeper: teacher track record

Letters from Orangefield ISD's attorney to the then-superintendent include details such as he "has not touched any students but is guilty of gross stupidity" regarding now-convicted former teacher Kip McFarlin. → Read More

Grammys 2017: The complete list of winners

This list will be updated in real-time as Grammy winners are announced. Early winner announcements begin at 3:30 p.m. ET. → Read More

Digging deeper: Beaumont woman still waiting for Ike repairs

A walk around Carolyn Brown's property reveals lingering damage from Hurricane Ike, including gaping holes around the windows as well as the front door. → Read More

Crawfish 101 for Super Bowl visitors

HOUSTON- Just in time for the Super Bowl, crawfish season is kicking into high gear. → Read More

High expectations: marijuana expected to be hot topic for 85th Texas Legislature

Texas lawmakers submitted at least 11 marijuana-related bills for consideration before the 85th Legislature gets started on Jan. 10. → Read More

DEVELOPING: Port Arthur police investigating assault on public servant

Officers arrested a 41-year-old man, though his name has not yet been released. → Read More

Southeast Texas man accused of tying puppy to truck, dragging it on road

Investigators say a concerned citizen reported the crime on Nov. 4, but it took until Dec. 26 for deputies to track down the suspected driver. → Read More

Digging deeper: how well do local police reflect their communities?

12News looked at the cities in Southeast Texas with populations of more than 15,000, then submitted public records requests to find out how well their police departments match the community makeup. → Read More