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  • Authorities: Former Hartman Middle School employee impregnated 13-year-old student

    HOUSTON —  A former employee at Hartman Middle School was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly impregnated a 13-year-old student. Mauricio Mendoza, 37, has been charged with sexual assault of a child. He is no longer employed with the district. The allegations were first reported to school officials in December, at which time, Mendoza was removed from the campus and an internal investigation began. The administration also notified HISD police and Children’s Protective Services (CPS) of the allegation. Police conducted a […]

  • Flix Fix: King Kong returns and what to expect this year at South by Southwest

    HOUSTON — King Kong returns for a new generation, but does Kong: Skull Island live up to the films that came before? Film critic Dustin Chase reviews the latest monster movie starring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson. Plus reviews for The Ottoman Lieutenant, Land of Mine and what to expect this year at South by Southwest as Chase heads to Austin for one of the largest film festivals in the world.

  • Worthing High School student killed in double shooting at southeast Houston apartments

    HOUSTON –Two teens who were manipulating a pistol at a southeast Houston apartment early Wednesday were killed when the weapon discharged twice, according to police. The accident happened at an apartment complex in the 4000 block of Corder near Scott Street shortly after 1 a.m. According to Houston police, 17-year-old Jordan Coleman and Alfred Wayne Harris Jr., 19, were loading and unloading a pistol and checking it for safety when the weapon accidentally discharged, striking Coleman. The weapon then discharged […]

  • Memorial for fallen HFD Capt. William “Iron Bill” Dowling

    HOUSTON — A public memorial service was held Wednesday for Houston Fire Department Capt. William “Iron Bill” Dowling who died a week ago from injuries sustained while fighting a massive fire that killed four of his comrades in 2013. The service began at 10 a.m. at Houston Baptist University’s Linda and Archie Dunham Theater in the Morris Cultural Arts Center. A processional march of firefighters, family members and dignitaries started at 8:45 a.m. in honor of the fallen firefighter. Dowling and his […]

  • Man accused of sexually abusing, filming underage girls and boys

    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A man accused of sexually assaulting multiple children has been arrested after fleeing to Europe to try and avoid prosecution, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Dwayne Bernard Howard, 50, has been charged with two counts of continuous sexual assault of a child and one count of aggravated sexual assault. Investigators said Howard was already at the center of a child sexual assault case in October of 2010 when he fled to Europe in order […]

  • Tix Fix: Win tickets to see Journey (Contest has expired)

    HOUSTON – Journey will be at the Smart Financial Center on July 12 and Scott Sparks wants to send you to check out the show.  Watch the clip above and answer a trivia question here for you chance to enter. Many will enter, maybe you will win.

  • Homeowner: Teen playing Russian Roulette shoots self in head

    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A teen boy was rushed to the hospital Friday after accidentally shooting himself in the head at a home in Spring, Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables said. The shooting happened at a home in the 21300 block of Greenham Drive shortly before 9:30 a.m. According to the homeowner, his son and his son’s friend both attend Klein Collins High School. The boys were on Spring Break, and were hanging out at the home for the […]

  • Between the Lines: Craig milks goat at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    HOUSTON — He’s a man of many talents. This week, Craig Hlavaty shows off his goat milking “skillz.” So how did he do? Check it out!

  • Deputies: Law enforcement officer beaten with metal bar by boyfriend

    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A man is accused of using a metal bar to beat his girlfriend, who is a law enforcement officer, then using a pillow to try and smother her. Cecil Justin Farrell, 40, has been charged with aggravated assault of a family member. According to the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office,  Farrell went to the woman’s house Saturday and pounded on her door. The woman said she had a phone in her hand when she went […]