Erica Simon, Houston News

Erica Simon

Houston News

Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Erica:

18-year-old suspect shot by police, 17-year-old in custody after running into Wisdom HS, HPD says

The two suspects, who are 17 and 18 years old, are in custody after a confrontation with an officer who shot one of them. It turns out that a tense chain of events followed. → Read More

Battleship Texas docks in Galveston after daylong, historic tow

Crews got underway at 6 a.m. to move the historic vessel. Now, needed repairs will return to its former glory. → Read More

Man killed in 'aggressive' dog attack in Channelview, deputies say

Investigators said they believe the victim, in his late 30s, was riding his bicycle when he was mauled by the dogs. → Read More

17- and 18-year-old men accused of kidnapping, killing woman are members of MS-13 gang, sources say

Sources tell Eyewitness News that the 17- and 18-year-old suspects claim to be part of the brutal MS-13 gang. → Read More

2 masked gunmen shoot young passenger on METRO bus in west Houston, police say

When the bus stopped, two suspects in ski masks reportedly exited a black vehicle and got on. One suspect punched the victim, and the other shot him twice, police said. → Read More

'I never thought I'd see a skull': Man describes moment he found human bones in Texas BBQ pit

The man has been doing landscaping for nearly 15 years. He's seen a lot of strange things, but he says what he saw that day blew his mind. → Read More

Homicide ruled in deaths of Houston-area grandfather and his 4 grandsons in Centerville

Homicide was ruled for all five Houston-area victims found dead at their family ranch in Centerville, where investigators returned Thursday. → Read More

Investigation underway after incident at Freeport LNG oil and gas company

The incident happened late Wednesday morning but police said the building was not under any evacuation. We have a crew headed to the scene to learn more. → Read More

NRA convention in Houston day 1: Who is attending? Who canceled? Where are the protests?

National attention shifts from Uvalde to Houston, where attendees and protesters are converging after a shooting rampage killed 19 children and two teachers. → Read More

Sheriff's office confirms deadly stabbing victim worked for Katy ISD

The latest detail comes hours after the 41-year-old victim died in the foyer of her Katy-area home. Her husband was detained. → Read More

Heights HS temporarily locked down after student shot in parking lot, school tells parents

A message about the shooting and a precautionary lockdown was sent to Heights High parents Thursday afternoon. → Read More

27-year-old Harris Co. deputy dies after crashing into back of tractor-trailer stopped on Hwy. 249

The incident was compounded by another one involving a motorcycle deputy who was escorting the critically-injured deputy. → Read More

Harris County Bail Bond Board passes 10% minimum bail requirement

The goal is to make sure repeat offenders will not have the opportunity to bond out. → Read More

Dozens of residents displaced by apartment fire in northwest Houston

One firefighter has been injured while fighting the apartment fire, according to HFD officials. → Read More

5 people charged in connection with Harris County Pct. 5 corporal's murder

In a court appearance Friday, it was revealed that two men allegedly pawned off jewelry to get cash for Oscar Rosales in order for him to flee the U.S. → Read More

Brazosport ISD parents claim district is lax on bullying, want answers: 'You aren't doing your part'

After a football player's attack, another mom is speaking out about her son's attack earlier this month. → Read More

Houston police officer off duty when weapon discharged while dealing with fleeing suspect, HPD says

An investigation is underway in southeast Houston where, police say, an off-duty officer was hurt while dealing with a suspect running from a business. → Read More

Brothers describe 8-year-old boy's beating death in their family home in new court details

A judge set bond for a man and a woman in the beating death of an 8-year-old boy in Houston, Texas. → Read More

Brothers describe 8-year-old boy's beating death in their family home in new court details

A judge set bond for the boy's mother and her boyfriend. The details revealed in court are gruesome. → Read More

Man found dead with gunshot wound after crashing into front of W. Houston furniture store

A driver was found dead after he was shot in the head and crashed into a furniture store along Westheimer near Wilcrest. → Read More