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Sheriff Ed Gonzalez blames ‘inefficient court system’ for increasing deaths in Harris County Jail

Harris County Jail saw record number of in-custody deaths last year due to a persistent court backlog, an ever-growing inmate population and an insufficient number of staff, according to Gonzalez. → Read More

2022 Atlantic hurricane season ends uneventfully for Texas

Forecasts initially predicted an "above normal" hurricane season this year with 14-21 named storms forming in the Atlantic region. → Read More

Many of Texas’ most congested roadways are in Harris County, new report says

The report found five of the top 10 most congested roadways in the state are located in the Houston area. → Read More

Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade set to take place ‘rain or shine’ Thursday morning

As of Monday, forecasts showed a high likelihood of a rainy Thanksgiving in the Houston area. → Read More

Headstones of fallen military to be restored in Galveston’s historic Broadway Cemetery

The Broadway Cemetery Historic District is the final resting place for several veterans who served in every war since 1812. → Read More

Montrose-area Starbucks becomes first Houston location to unionize

In an 11-3 vote, workers at the Starbucks on South Shepherd near West Alabama voted to form a union on Thursday. → Read More

Houston METRO to receive over $21 million for electric buses from federal grant program

The $21.6 million federal grant will help cover the cost of 20 electric buses, as well as charging equipment. → Read More

Monkeypox cases rise to 57; local leaders call for more vaccines

The city received more than 5,000 vaccines, and 1,500 of those were given to Harris County Public Health. → Read More

Harris County officials select new elections administrator after multiple delays

The commission unanimously voted to appoint Clifford Tatum at a later date after he becomes a Texas resident and a registered voter. → Read More

Some Texas child abuse investigations for gender-affirming care put on hold again

The ruling doesn’t apply to all families, but does halt investigations into some families as the case continues. → Read More

Houston NRA convention comes 3 days after Uvalde school shooting

Despite the shooting, the NRA's annual meeting is still set to take place in Houston Friday. → Read More

Lina Hidalgo on whether she thinks she’ll be indicted, and the criminal investigation into her office

In her first one-on-one interview about the Elevate Strategies investigation, Hidalgo lays out her case for why she accused the DA of a political vendetta. → Read More

Lina Hidalgo on whether she thinks she’ll be indicted, and the criminal investigation into her office

In her first one-on-one interview about the Elevate Strategies investigation, Hidalgo lays out her case for why she accused the DA of a political vendetta. → Read More

An officer was shot at southeast Houston gas station, HPD says

HPD says the incident occurred at 14800 Gulf Freeway at Astoria. → Read More

Inmate dies after a fight in Beaumont’s high security federal prison

An inmate sustained life-threatening injuries after a fight in the United States Penitentiary Beaumont, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. → Read More

Nearly 300 people were released from Harris County Jail after a computer system outage

The outage prevented detainees from appearing in front of a judge within a state-required time frame, leading to the mass release. → Read More

Houston receives $45 million in federal funds to combat homelessness

HUD allocated over $125 million for more than 200 organizations across the state. → Read More

Early voting for the March 1 primary elections starts today. Here’s what you need to know

Early voting ends Friday, Feb. 25. Here's where to vote and who's on the ballot. → Read More

The historic River Oaks Theatre will be reopened by a Houston-based cinema chain

The theater was built in 1939, and had been operated by Landmark Theatres since 1976. It will now be operated by Star Cinema Grill, a Houston-based cinema chain. → Read More

3 Houston police officers shot near Third Ward

Police say the officers were shot in the 2100 block of McGowen Street, and that the shooter fled the scene in a white Mercedes. → Read More