William Axford, Houston Chronicle

William Axford

Houston Chronicle

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Past articles by William:

Texas teen shot in the face while playing a new social media game called 'You Lackin'.'

The Grimes County Sheriff's Department says the challenge involves contestants pointing guns in each other's faces and asking, "You lackin'?" → Read More

For nearly $50 million, this 5,000-acre property in Texas Hill Country full of wildlife can be yours

If you're looking to own your piece of land in Texas Hill Country, you'll want to come up with $50 million fast to buy the Northrup Pipe Creek Ranch. → Read More

A Texas deputy was fired for telling Instagram how cops 'really feel.' Now he's getting noticed.

Keon Mack, a former deputy with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office in East Texas, was let go after one of his comedy sketches went viral on Instagram. → Read More

Make sure you run your garden hose before using the water to cool off. Here's why

The Las Vegas fire department is warning people to drain the water from their hose before spraying anyone down with it. → Read More

Shocking photo of baby burned by scalding water serves as warning for outside summer fun

The Las Vegas fire department is warning people to drain the water from their hose before spraying anyone down with it. → Read More

Sen. Ted Cruz goes on a Twitter rant after being asked if the president can pardon himself

"On the question of whether a president can pardon himself, we're seeing an abundance of knee-jerk partisanship and dishonest journalism," Cruz tweeted after his 18 seconds of silence became a topic of major focus on Twitter. → Read More

Looking to live in a tiny home in Texas? Then you'll want to travel to Austin this August

In a state known for giant mansions, companies and professionals are hoping people will consider downsizing and living in a tiny home. → Read More

Stunning photos show people cliff diving from Texas' Hell's Gate

It's the only American stop planned for this year's Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. → Read More

Cracks found in Texas school district's $69.9 million stadium, causes opening day delays

Whether the stadium will open in time for football season remains to be seen. → Read More

Texas barbecue spots to try since Texas Monthly isn't releasing a top 50 list this year

All of the barbecue joints mentioned in Texas Monthly's Top 50 list from 2017 are worth visiting. Here's a few more that didn't make the list, but won't disappoint. → Read More

One of the Texas schools that's produced the most pro athletes is not where you'd think it'd be

This Texas high school along the Gulf has produced some of the most pro players in the Lone Star State. → Read More

H-E-B issues voluntary recall for certain types of ice cream, sherbet

H-E-B reports the affected flavors were distributed to stores in Texas and Mexico. → Read More

You'll fall in love with the outdoors with this massive Texas ranch where you can breed deer

The 3,226 acre Circle J&B Ranch comes with a 8,000 square-foot home, a three-bedroom lake house and a guest house, all for $12.5 million. → Read More

Texas nurse gets her $41,000 back after the government took it from her

Anthonia Nwaorie told the Guardian that she filed a federal class-action lawsuit against U.S. Customs and Border Protection. → Read More

Cavender's founder, Texas icon dies at the age of 87

James Cavender opened his first store in Pittsburg, Texas in 1957, according to Cavender's website. → Read More

Baby born inside of Texas jail cell dies, according to report

"My child is deceased, due to the lack of medical care and attention that's supposed to be given by these detention officers," Bear said to WFAA-TV. → Read More

ICE's 'special prison bus for babies' causes online furor, but the truth is more nuanced

The buses are used at the Karnes County Residential Center, an ICE detention facility southeast of San Antonio. → Read More

Body Camera Footage Proves Texas Trooper Didn't Rape Woman

The Texas Department of Public Safety has released body camera footage of a woman who claims a trooper sexually assaulted her. → Read More

Rowlett Police Department to drug dealers: Eliminate your competitors by reporting them

"I do realize we do not normally see eye to eye, but here at the Rowlett Police Department, we are always striving to improve community relations," police wrote in a survey tweeted on Friday. → Read More

'Explosive devices' found near school grounds

People are urged to call 911 if they see any suspicious items. → Read More