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Past articles by Michelle:

'There's a purpose in this': Relative of 4 boys, grandpa killed in Texas say family's faith remains strong

Glenn Collins, the brother of Mark Collins, spoke at a church service on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Leon County coroner said all 5 victims had apparently been stabbed. → Read More

Texas woman finds ancient Roman bust once owned by a German king at Goodwill

The marble sculpture, which dates from the late 1st century BC to the early 1st century AD, disappeared from Germany after World War II. → Read More

Bond set at $500,000 for suspect charged in case of body found inside box in Texas

Police say 60-year-old Miguel Angel Moreno was charged with tampering with evidence. A judge set his bond at $500,000 Wednesday morning. → Read More

Mom who had just cashed her tax refund check robbed at gunpoint outside her Houston, Texas home

The robbery happened on Saturday, March 26, around 7:35 a.m., in the 4300 block of Boynton Drive near West Orem Drive in Southwest Houston. → Read More

What is alopecia areata? Why Chris Rock's joke about Jada Pinkett Smith struck a nerve

Jada shaved her head after going public about her struggles with alopecia, a condition caused when the immune system gets out of whack and attacks hair follicles. → Read More

Snakes, crocodiles and lizards, oh my! Feds say man caught smuggling 1,700 reptiles into U.S.

When Jose Manuel Perez was caught with dozens of reptiles hidden in his clothes, he told border agents in California they were his pets, federal investigators said. → Read More

Former mistress accused of being mastermind behind murders of Texas couple, their 6-year-old daughter

Investigators say Alexus Williams hired a man to kill her ex, Donyavia Lagway, Gregory Carhee and 6-year-old Harmony Carhee inside their southwest Houston home. → Read More

How Wordle helped save an 80-year-old woman held hostage for more than 17 hours by a naked man

The Illinois victim told WBBM the bloody stranger was carrying scissors when he got into her bed and then forced her to take a bath with him. → Read More

$2 billion Astroworld lawsuit names Travis Scott, Drake, Apple Music among defendants

"The defendants stood to make an exorbitant amount of money off of this event, and they still chose to cut corners, cut costs, and put attendees at risk," he said. → Read More

World Series map: Only three states are cheering for the Astros over the Braves

Everybody loves to hate the Astros. Well, almost everybody. A geotagged map shows 3 states want the 'Stros to win the 2021 World Series, betonline.com says. → Read More

'It's horrifying': Woman, dog dragged several feet by vehicle after purse-snatching in Texas

Surveillance video has been released of a woman and her dog who were dragged by a vehicle in the Heights after a suspect grabbed her purse and jumped into the car. → Read More

Man shot his 72-year-old mother before dismembering her, court documents say

Robert Barnes, 36, is facing a $650,000 bond for the death of his mother, 72-year-old Lucila Barnes. → Read More

Family says 77-year-old woman died after being hospitalized with COVID while on Carnival Cruise

In a statement, Carnival confirmed the death of a passenger, but said they don’t think she contracted COVID-19 while on board the Vista. → Read More

India the tiger is having a ball at his spacious new habitat near Dallas

“He bounces around the habitat exploring all of the new smells and stalking his toys in the thick tall grass, illustrating his wild instincts.” → Read More

Houston police investigating allegation against Deshaun Watson after complaint filed

It’s the first official complaint HPD has received after 21 women filed lawsuits against the Houston Texans QB, alleging sexual misconduct or sexual assault. → Read More

Gov. Abbott ends statewide mask mandate, allows Texas businesses to open at 100%

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said all businesses can reopen at full capacity and he's rescinding the statewide mask mandate. Houston leaders say that's a mistake. → Read More

From Massachusetts with love: Truckloads of food head to Texas, courtesy of US veterans, New England Patriots

Two truckloads of food are headed to Freeport, Texas -- courtesy of the New England Patriots, the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation and USA4Veterans. → Read More

Oops! Attorney mortified when cat crashes Zoom call for Texas court case

“I’m here live. I’m not a cat,” the attorney said when he realized a cute kitten filter had replaced his face on the call. No kitten? Thanks for clarifying. → Read More

Dozens who attended swingers convention in New Orleans have COVID-19, organizer says

Bob Hannaford, owner of Naughty Events, said in a lengthy post on his website that he agonized for months over if -- and when -- to hold the annual event. → Read More

Houston child uses savings to make blessing bags for homeless

Family and friends helped fill 50 blessing bags with hygiene products and snacks that will be handed out to homeless people on Thanksgiving Day. → Read More