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Past articles by Heather:

Credit for Nazi U-boat sunk in Gulf finally bestowed on Navy commander

After 72 years of doubt, a U.S. Navy commander who claimed it was his ship and crew that sunk a Nazi submarine in the Gulf of Mexico during World War II, has been vindicated by the Pentagon. → Read More

Juvenile confesses after dolphin is shot with hunting arrow in the Gulf

A juvenile has admitted firing the arrow which killed an endangered bottlenose dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month. The dolphin was found dead on Orange Beach, Alabama,December 7, but its thought it was shot with the arrow in Florida waters several days earlier. → Read More

Creepy ghost shark covered with parasites spotted at the bottom of the Gulf

The crew of the E/V Nautilus - the same team that brought us the vampire squid of hell , a giant dumbo octopus and a sunken Nazi submarine - has snagged rare footage of a deep sea chimaera, otherwise known as a ghost shark. → Read More

Houston earns praise in Top 20 U.S. food cities ranking

Houston has been blossoming as a foodie captial of the world in recent years; local classic have been expanding and with the addition of new restaurants from award winning and TV celebrity chefs the future could not be brighter for Bayou City food. → Read More

Huge mako shark caught in the Gulf

A huge mako shark weighing 580 pounds was hooked out of the Gulf of Mexico Friday by visitors who'd come all the way from North Dakota to fish in the waters here. → Read More

Mission Burrito is now Überrito Mexican Grill after trademark lawsuit

Sobs were heard across Houston this morning as the legendary church towers of Mission Burrito wre brought down for the final time. The almost cult-like burrito joint has had to change its name after a trademark infringement lawsuit was brought against it; early Wednesday morning workers were out peeling off the past in favor of the future. → Read More

Texas City plumber receives threats after his old truck is seen in Syrian war

A Texas City plumber says he is receiving threats after a photo of one of his old trucks was posted online showing the vehicle being used as a gun platform in the war in Syria. → Read More

Reward in dolphin killing now up to $20,000

A reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of whoever shot an endangered bottlenose dolphin with a hunting arrow in the Gulf has been raised to $20,000. The dolphin is one of two that were found dead in the Northern Gulf of Mexico after being shot in the last month; it was found washed up on Orange beach Alabama on December 7 with the arrow still sticking out of its side. → Read More

Solandge 'super yacht' may be worth the $1 million per week pricetag

We know Houston's winter isn't the worst in the world but the slight chill we feel can still inspire dreams of sailing off into the sunset, and if the cooler air doesn't the holidays drama might. → Read More

How much debt Texas' 25 largest counties carry

Texas has been doing pretty well over the boom and bust of recent years; the Lone Star state is growing rapidly and according to most data has one of the strongest economies of any state in the nation. → Read More

Neuroscientists nab top prize in gingerbread-contest

At least one didn't make it Saturday as the 28 teams stood with their icing bags poised - the gingerbread Titanic, perfectly listing into its edible ocean at 2 p.m., was completely collapsed in a heap by 3 p.m. with the team that designed it nowhere to be seen. Rice University School of Architecture took second runner-up with gingerbread project row houses, and English and Associates took best… → Read More

Police: Man shot during traffic stop in southwest Houston

Houston Police homicide and internal affairs division are investigating after two officers opened fire on a man after a traffic stop in southwest Houston Friday night. According to HPD the man refused to follow verbal commands and officers used their weapons as a last resort. Some witnesses at the scene have described the man as being in shock. No weapon has been recovered. → Read More

Special Texas hunt takes place after law change to benefit critically ill children

The first hunt under a new law which allows charities to bring seriously ill children and young people to Texas under reduced permit fees has gone ahead at a hill country ranch. → Read More

Driver critical after crash with McDonalds 18 wheeler at West Houston Walmart

Harris County sheriff's office are investigating after an accident in a Walmart parking lot left an elderly driver in critical condition Thursday. → Read More

America's largest closet (and the house attached) for sale for $12.9 million

If designer clothes are your thing, this could be the house for you. Socialite Theresa Roemer has put her 3,000 square-foot "largest cloest in America" up for sale, along with the 10-bedroom mansion it is attached to of course. → Read More

Lotto players file $250 million suit over cancelled Fun 5's scratch off

Five hundred Texas Lottery players are suing the makers of one of the game's scratch off cards for almost $250 million claiming they were cheated out of winnings right fully theirs. The Fun Five's scratch off game was launched in September across the state; complaints immediately started over the final game on the ticket with some players thinking they had won thousands of dollars only to be… → Read More

North Texas woman reels in record fish at Lake Texoma

An all female fishing team out for the weekend on Lake Texoma took home a new state record Saturday after catching a whopping 27 pound striped bass. The giant fish, measuring 38 and three quarter inches long took Barbara Pope from Dallas 15 minutes to reel in according to guides Striper Express. → Read More

Plea for help issued after two dolphins are shot and killed in the Gulf of Mexico

Federal agents have issued a plea for help finding whoever is responsible for the deaths of two dolphins washed up on the shores of hte Gulf of Mexico. One of the two protected species was just about to deliver a baby when she died. → Read More

Houston Zoo mongooses take on a ball pit and it's awesome

The Houston Zoo's mongoose population is known to be an entertaining bunch. Earlier this year, a six-pack of the furry ferret-like creatures made a break for freedom, spending several hours hiding out in the holding area next to their enclosure. → Read More

Texan arrested in Israel accused of bomb plot against Muslim Holy sites

Israeli prosecutors said Tuesday that they have arrested a Texas fugitive they claim was planning to carry out terrorist attacks against the country's Arab population, and had previously been approached to be part of a plot to assasinate President Obama, the Jerusalem Post reports. → Read More