Matt Dougherty, KHOU

Matt Dougherty


Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Matt:

Family searching for answers after son was murdered in SW Houston

Eddie Lanier, III, known as Tre by his family and friends, was shot and killed while sitting in his parked car in southwest Houston Sunday night. → Read More

Make-A-Wish Foundation grants teen with cancer her one request: Help with college tuition

Although some may think it sounds like an unusual wish, there have been five teenagers in the past year whose only wish was to attend the University of Houston. → Read More

Man smashes woman's windshield with a dumbbell during suspected case of road rage

Houston police are still investigating an apparent case of road rage that happened near Tidwell and the Hardy Toll Road on Sunday. → Read More

All-female group breaks Texas skydiving record

The group of 40 women formed a single-point formation, the largest the state has seen. → Read More

Massive wind farm to be built off Galveston coast, Biden administration announces

The wind farm is expected to produce enough energy to power 3.5 million homes. → Read More

Effects of drought starting to be seen in Houston's trees

Expert says prioritize water use during restrictions, and decide which plants you want to keep and which you are willing to lose. → Read More

Pack of 7 dogs captured after mauling 71-year-old man to death in Fort Bend County

A 71-year-old man in Fresno was killed by a pack of dogs on Monday, according to the Fort Bend County sheriff. The 7 dogs believed to be responsible were captured. → Read More

Houston home becomes crime scene for third time in one week

One man was killed at the home on Monday, another man on Wednesday. Detectives returned on Friday to dig in the home's backyard. → Read More

Search area expands slightly during manhunt for escaped inmate

After narrowing the search area this week, officials said they're now going to move it to a new area. → Read More

Massive Houston-area oak tree is expected to be cut down this week to make way for new, bigger house

Neighbors in Hedwig Village are furious about a developer’s plan to cut down a more than a 100-year-old oak tree to make way for the construction of a new home. → Read More

Massive century plant about to flower in front yard of Houston house

The century plant appears to be about two stories tall and will only bloom once before dying. → Read More

Gov. Abbott says immigration has created 'extraordinary' challenges to public school system

Gov. Greg Abbott says he's considering a challenge to the 1982 Supreme Court ruling that guarantees a public education for children brought to the U.S. illegally. → Read More

Heights mechanic returns to work after he was run over during carjacking in January

Tarfin Micu had to re-learn how to stand and walk after he was ran over during a January carjacking. → Read More

Galveston County counselor missing since March 18 found safe near Nashville, local sheriff reports

Caroline Gaddis had been missing since March 18, and her family was worried something bad happened to her. → Read More

'Not cool at all' | Katy residents disturbed by racist flyers circulating in neighborhoods

Several people posted on Nextdoor about flyers left on their driveways and porches. They said the flyers show racial cartoons and neo-Nazi symbols. → Read More

Suspect pistol whips employees during violent robberies at two Houston businesses

The man was caught on video hitting his victims, even as they tried to comply. → Read More

Videos show drivers taking over Houston freeway to do doughnuts

Police say they are investigating the incident but haven't made any arrests. → Read More

League City counselor has been missing for more than one week

Caroline Gaddis' parents are asking for help finding their 39-year-old daughter who was last seen leaving work on March 18. → Read More

Houston-area street racing task force is making arrests as TX2K weekend begins

Officers say a large percentage of suspects are from outside Houston area. → Read More

'You’re never going to stop it' | Catalytic converter thefts on the rise in the Houston area

"How do you stop it? You're never going to stop it," one Houston scrap metal dealer said. → Read More