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    Family of slain teen Javier Flores seek justice; reward raised by Crime Stoppers

    HOUSTON – “How can they do that? They could have just took the money… they didn’t have to shoot. They could have taken the whole store if they wanted to,” pleaded Hilda Vasquez. A family continues to grieve for Javier Flores, the teen shot and killed Wednesday night when two men came in to rob the Subway restaurant where he and his mother worked. Hilda adds, “They didn’t have to shoot my son.” Javier’s father Carlos Vasquez says,  “Now, I’m not […]

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    Stupid on Purpose: Man takes police on high speed chase to promote music video

    HOUSTON – A man who led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen truck early Saturday morning says he did it for fame and to promote a music video. Police say Terrian Goosby led officers through Harris and Fort Bend Counties for about two and a half hours at speeds topping out at a hundred miles per hour. The chase came to an end in the Fifth Ward when Goosby turned down a dead-end street. “Look it up on […]

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    Lawsuit filed after transgender high school wrestler causes controversy

    HOUSTON – The ongoing debate over transgender policies in Texas has moved from the bathroom to the wrestling mat. Mack Beggs, 17, from Euless, Texas is a wrestler for Trinity High School is competing in this weekend’s state championship — in the girls division. Beggs is almost two years into a female-to-male transition.  Because he’s listed as female on his birth certificate, the UIL rulebook won’t let Mack wrestle boys.  So, he’s been competing and winning  against girls all season. Earlier this month, parents […]

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    Officers: Man, wanted in explosion at Porter motel, found drunk on side of road in San Jacinto County

    PORTER, Texas — Following a small explosion inside the parking lot of a Palace Inn Monday night in Porter, investigators have arrested thier main suspect after the man was found allegedly drunk and passed out on the side of the road in San Jacinto County hours later, authorities said. According to the person who reported the explosion, a man came to the motel’s parking lot holding a shoe around 6 p.m. The suspect then asked the witness if he wanted to see […]

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    What now that ‘Jane Roe’ has passed away?

    HOUSTON – The woman behind the “Roe versus Wade” Supreme Court case died of a heart ailment at the age of 69 on Saturday Norma McCorvey , who was “Jane Roe”, was the lead plaintiff in the case that legalized abortion nationwide in 1973. Later on,  her views changed and she became a voice of the pro-life movement. “She was more than a source of encouragement for us. She was an example of how to welcome into the pro-life movement […]

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    And in this corner: The ‘Donald Trump’ Mexicans love to hate

    MEXICO CITY – It’s fight night in Arena Mexico, and the red and green stands are packed with fans. Some wear the masks of their favorite wrestling idols, while others play drums and noisemakers ringside. Lucha Libre is a traditional pastime in Mexico City — a place where crowds come to see good fight evil and where they can get just about anything off their chests. The fans shout tirades, even obscenities, against the bad guys in what’s seen as […]

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    Three films fighting for top of box office

    HOUSTON – Thankfully no sequels this week, as three very different genre specific films aim for the number one spot at the box office. Film critic Dustin Chase reviews the Action/Fantasy, Raunchy Comedy and Horror/Mystery, that should provide something interesting for a wide variety of audiences. The director behind The Lone Ranger delivers a lengthy horror flick A Cure for Wellness starring Dane DeHaan and Jason Isaacs. Matt Damon stars in the Chinese action flick The Great Wall. Charlie Day and […]

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    Pearland 11-year-old honored for raising money for boy’s fight with leukemia

    PEARLAND –  After high-fiving, these two may look like longtime friends, but Emma Schall and Gavin Abdelmessih only recently became acquainted. That’s because Emma raised $1200 in Gavin’s fight against cancer just a few months ago. Gavin’s father, Sam Abdelmessih, said, “What Emma did is amazing and it shows what one person can do.” Gavin was diagnosed with leukemia in July of 2015. Sam said, “We spend at least three days a week, you know, doing things that have to with […]

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    Brutally honest ad for used Oldsmobile goes viral

    LARGO, Fla. – Car buyers who fear getting fooled into purchasing a lemon, take solace: There is at least one honest car salesman out there. An ad posted on Facebook Wednesday for a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero has gone viral, and the first line gives a taste as to why: “Nothing special or pretty about this car.” The car, available for sale at Journee Autos in Largo, Fla., has racked up 200,000+ miles and is being offered for $900, and “You’re […]