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  • Precinct 5 deputy constable shot by masked gunman while working extra security job

    HOUSTON — A Harris County Precinct 5 deputy constable is recovering Thursday morning after being shot while working a side job as a security guard. Investigators said the shots were fired from inside a Five Guys restaurant on N. Shepherd Drive about 8:25 p.m. Wednesday. The deputy saw a man wearing a mask and carrying a semi-automatic weapon go into the restaurant. Authorities say the gunman was robbing the customers first, and then was heading towards the cash register when he […]

  • Local group welcomes refugees to Houston with resources, support and ‘brotherly love’

    HOUSTON — Refugees are people who have been forced from their homes often because of war, violence, or in Noel’s case,  persecution. “Why I fled from my country is they confiscated our land,” explained Noel. Houston continues to be a leader in refugee resettlement. “In 2018, Houston saw just over 1,000 individual refugees and SIVs, Special Immigrant Visa holders. In 2016, 2017 leading up to that, we were seeing between two and three thousand individuals per year,” Executive Director Molly […]

  • 13-year-old recovering after being shot in possible gang-related incident

    HOUSTON —  A 13-year-old girl is recovering after being shot overnight. Houston police were called to the La Plaza apartments in the 5900 block of Glenmont Drive  just after midnight Thursday. When officers got there, they found a girl who had been shot in the shoulder. Authorities said the bullet went all the way through her shoulder. She was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK. At this point, police say they have been told conflicting stories […]

  • Houston Rockets GM apologizes for Hong Kong tweet that sparked international conflict

    HOUSTON — A now deleted tweet from Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey has caused quite the controversy. Morey tweeted in support of Hong Kong protesters Friday and has since apologized, but the damage has already been done. “Fight for freedom. Stand with Hong Kong,” the tweet read. Since then, the Chinese Basketball Association, which is headed by Rockets legend Yao Ming, said it would suspend cooperation with the team, calling Morey’s tweet “improper remarks regarding Hong Kong.” The NBA responded […]

  • Candlelight vigil tonight for fallen Harris County sheriff’s deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

    HOUSTON — The Harris County Sheriff’s Office invites the community to a candlelight vigil scheduled Monday night for fallen sheriff’s deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal. The vigil will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth Park, which is on Wheat Cross Drive in northwest Harris County. There’s a great deal of significance to this location as Aug. 28 of this year marked the four years since the shooting death of deputy Darren Goforth.  The two […]

  • Fort Bend Austin High School wide receiver Troy Omeire is this week’s Class Act

    “He can jump, he can catch, he’s got huge hands, so it makes it easy on the quarterbacks because it’s hard to miss him,” Fort Bend Austin High School coach Mike Arogbonlo said. Troy Omeire’s talent shows. The Fort Bend Austin wide receiver stands 6 feet 5 inches tall and doesn’t lack athletic ability. “In seventh grade I was about 5-foot-8, eighth grade like 6 foot. And then when I came to high school, I was 6-foot-2 and then now […]

  • Jury convicts Ronald Haskell Jr. of capital murder in Stay family killings

    HOUSTON — A Harris County jury has found Ronald Haskell Jr., the man accused of killing the Stay family, guilty of capital murder. Next up is the sentencing phase where the jury will be deciding if he should receive life in prison or the death penalty. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Haskell following a horrific attack on the Stay family in July 2014. Police said Haskell went on a shooting rampage when the family wouldn’t tell him where […]

  • A look inside Houston’s Homeowner Assistance Program 2 years after Harvey

    It’s been two years since Hurricane Harvey hit and still thousands of people are working to get back into their homes. The city of Houston’s Harvey recovery program received money from the federal government to help homeowners do just that,  but the process to get the money has not been as simple as you’d hope. Houston’s Homeowner Assistance Program, also known as HoAP, is focused on reconstruction, rehabilitation and reimbursement for homeowners within the city limits of Houston. The first […]

  • Boyfriend charged in connection to 5-year-old’s death appears in court

    HOUSTON — Santiago Esparza Jr., the man charged in connection to the death of his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter, made his first appearance in court Monday. Esparza is charged with tampering with evidence in the death of Sierra Patino, whose body was found in an apartment closet on Labor Day. On Monday,  Judge George Powell set bond conditions for him that include no contact with the girl’s mother, Priscilla Torres, no weapons, no drugs or alcohol, and if he does bond […]

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