According to pest control professionals, these crazy ants can quickly invade an area, and can double and even triple in population in just two weeks.
July 31, 2013: Rasberry crazy ants are showing up now in our northern communities like Conroe, The Woodlands and Montgomery. Mary Lee reports.
Visitors will also be able to see live shark feedings and watch biologists dive into the one million gallon Caribbean tank with dozens of sharks circling around them.
Some thieves got creative in southwest Houston overnight to steal dozens of shoes.
For the first time since Hurricane Ike, the first floor of the Rosenberg Library in Galveston is back open with several state of the art features.
Monday's rain was a welcomed and much-needed sight across southeast Texas. The summer rains are providing relief from the heat and drought relief as well.
Parents listen up! You may not know it, but hidden dangers could be in your children's playground.
July 5, 2013: Parents listen up! You may not know it, but hidden dangers could be in your children's playground. Mary Lee reports.
Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees and Texas A & M have come up with an interesting and resourceful way to use the seaweed washed up along the island's beaches.
July 2, 2013: Galveston County is buying a hay baler to rake in the seaweed and compact it into dunes at the back of the beach. Mary Lee reports.
June 24, 2013: The World's ugliest dog was named last week. Two dogs that would never be in that competition belong to Local 2's Lauren Freeman and Mary Lee.
The Carnival Triumph docked at the Port of Galveston Monday morning.
The mosquito sample from a trapping site in northeast Harris County came back positive.
The mosquito sample from a trapping site in northeast Harris County came back positive. Mary Lee reports.
After a couple years of an extreme amount of seaweed along Galveston beaches, things could be changing this summer for the better.
A waterspout was spotted Sunday morning in Galveston. Viewers captured the waterspout in action with photos and on video.INSIDE: Viewer photos, RAW video
Alligators are showing up everywhere in southeast Texas. Early Wednesday morning, a 10-foot alligator was shot and killed in Clear Lake.
COURTESY: Rebekka Fincher of Katy
The USDA launches an investigation into a giant African snail reportedly found in Harris County.
May 7, 2013: The USDA launches an investigation into a giant African snail reportedly found in Harris County. Mary Lee reports.
Dumpster diving in the city of Houston will no longer land you in trouble with the law.
Before you invest and start your spring landscaping, you may want to think twice about the type of plants and trees you choose for your garden or yard.
Houston Zoo officials said a baby giraffe named Yao is recovering after quite a health scare.
April 12, 2013: Houston Zoo officials say a baby giraffe named Yao is recovering after quite a health scare. Mary Lee reports.
Mayor Annise Parker is making a push for Memorial Park.
April 11, 2013: Mayor Annise Parker is making a push for Memorial Park. Mary Lee reports.
April 11, 2013: Weather conditions improve Thursday evening after a messy morning. Mary Lee reports.
A new barbie Mattel just released called "Mexican Barbie" is sparking a lot of controversy.
April 11, 2013: Mattel's latest attempt at cultural diversity is getting some backlash as some say the new "Mexican Barbie" is insensitive. Mary Lee reports.
A concerned woman is trying to find help for peacocks who were left to fend for themselves at an abandoned restaurant.
Students at one school got the phone call of a lifetime. They got to talk with astronauts in space through our KPRC Local 2 live satellite feed.
There was an unusual sight hovering above the Houston area on Sunday.
April 7, 2013: There was an unusual sight hovering above the Houston area on Sunday. Mary Lee reports.
April 5, 2013: An artist has painted Crape Myrtle trees along Memorial Drive blue to bring awareness to the drought. Mary Lee reports.
A 3-year-old pit bull mix on the loose bites a 6-year old boy and a kindergarten teacher at Boone Elementary in southwest Houston.
April 4, 2013: A 3-year-old pit bull mix on the loose bites a 6-year old boy and a kindergarten teacher at Boone Elementary in southwest Houston. Mary Lee reports.
It's technically spring, but it feels more like winter outside. The cool temperatures will stick around for a few days.
Warmer weather coaxes snakes out of hiding, so beware, expert says.
March 20, 2013: Snakes are prevalent in these parts of the country. So how can you avoid getting bit? Mary Lee reports.
Spring started strangely for some southeast Texas residents. A hail storm woke people up in a town outside of Houston and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage.
Moody Gardens is showing a special film, Flight of the Butterflies in 3D, that highlights Texas' role in a butterfly's life.
Dry conditions in southeast Texas are a major concern after the area suffered a disastrous drought two years ago.
Baby squirrels are creating a challenge for the Wildlife Center of Texas.
March 12, 2013: Baby squirrels are creating a challenge for the Wildlife Center of Texas. Mary Lee reports.
Spring Break traffic converges in one area of southwest Houston and for drivers, it can be a nightmare. But there are ways to navigate the headache.
March 12, 2013: Spring Break traffic converges in one area of southwest Houston and for drivers, it can be a nightmare. But there are ways to navigate the headache. Mary Lee reports.
A man captures cellphone video of a meteor he spotted in the Surfside area overnight.
Feb. 27, 2013: A man captures cellphone video of a meteor he spotted in the Surfside area overnight. Mary Lee reports.
Feb. 27, 2013: As temperatures drop, experts say you can protect your plants from dying in the cold. Mary Lee reports.
Feb. 26, 2013: Rides at the Houston Rodeo reopen after extreme winds forced workers to close them early Monday night. Mary Lee reports.
A mother and her son feel lucky to be alive after a storm destroyed a barn outside their home.
Feb. 20, 2013: A first-ever indoor hail storm is conducted at a South Carolina facility. Mary Lee reports.
A first-ever indoor hail storm is conducted at a South Carolina facility.
Some Lamar High School students are outraged one of their fellow classmates got in trouble for an elaborate prom proposal. They even took to Twitter to protest.
Feb. 13, 2013: Some Lamar High School students are outraged one of their fellow classmates got in trouble for an elaborate prom proposal. They even took to Twitter to protest. Mary Lee reports.
Feb. 9, 2013: The winter storm that hit the northeast over the past couple of days has stopped, but now the problem is restoring power and cleaning up after the storm. Mary Lee reports.
Feb. 9, 2013: The winter storm that hit the northeast over the past couple of days has stopped, but now the problem is restoring power and cleaning up after the storm. Jay Gray reports.
There's a new, high-tech way to keep you safe. Local emergency alerts can now be sent right to your cellphone.
Without a doubt, the fan favorite of Sunday's Super Bowl ads was the Budweiser Clydesdale commercial. The ad was done in true Texas style, since the actor in it calls the Houston area home.
Jan. 31, 2013: Toyota Center was filled Thursday evening as fans gathered to watch Lady Gaga perform. Mary Lee reports.
A group of homes in Independence Heights just might be the most advanced, futuristic, affordable homes in the world.
A neighborhood clubhouse goes up in flames and investigators are working to determine how the fire started.
Houstonians honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with two parades.
A three-alarm fire destroyed a building that housed apartments and businesses in west Houston.
As the Chevron Houston Marathon draws near, runners are getting ready for what promises to be an exciting race.
Health officials are urging people to get flu shots as the flu is spreading fiercely across the United States.
Critters are looking to find shelter from the cold, and they are doing it inside Houstonians' homes.
It's the day before Christmas, and shoppers are now scrambling to buy, wrap and put presents underneath the tree.
Travelers facing canceled flights finally head to their holiday destinations after a widespread snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest moved across the Great Lakes toward Canada.
People across Texas -- from Dallas to Houston -- saw a mysterious flash in the sky. NASA officials say it was likely a meteor.
It's the day before the day before Thanksgiving and thousands of people waited in line for more than an hour just to get their hands on a pie.
Four dolphins have been found stabbed, shot or mutilated on the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coasts. Investigators are working to find the person or persons responsible for the killings.
Dozens of Houston-area business executives and members of the community camped outside in sleeping bags night long in chilly conditions to bring awareness to Houston's homeless youth.
The holidays are just around the corner and shoppers are gearing up for the annual Nutcracker Market.
Pecan trees are loving all the rain this year, and pecan lovers are reaping the benefits.
A record number of voters cast ballots during early voting.
A ship that was supposed to be docked in Galveston for the winter sank after it got caught in Hurricane Sandy's wrath, killing at least one crewmember.
A family is reunited with their beloved cat eight years after the feline got lost.
A new study finds climate change is not fueling tornadoes.
Galveston County is officially certified as "storm ready."
The Texas Medical Center is ready for any potential flooding from this weekend's possible storms.
The Wings Over Houston airshow is a month away, but KPRC Local 2 got a preview of what you'll see.
It won't be too hard to find a great pumpkin this year. After last year's devastating drought, this fall pumpkins are bigger and better looking.
There is a new tool being used to fly into the eye of a storm. NASA is now using drone planes to fly into hurricanes.
The day before Apple releases the highly anticipated iPhone 5, several people are lined up and ready to camp out to get their hands on what some are calling the hottest gadget of the year.
Houston has a new ranking, but it's not for a good thing.
A dog that desperately needs medical attention ran away when a rescue group was putting her in a van. Officials need help to find her.
If you're sniffling, sneezing and coughing, you are not alone. Fall allergy season is starting earlier than usual.
The heat can be dangerous for students playing sports outside.
Mary Lee flew into the eye of Hurricane Isaac with the Hurricane Hunters. Find out what she saw and what the flight was like.
It's every weather geek's dream to fly into a storm. So, you can imagine my excitement to fly with the hurricane hunters this afternoon and evening.
Ellington Field in Southeast Houston is host to several hurricane hunter crews who were evacuated from Mississippi where Isaac is expected to wreak havoc.
The Houston area is completely out of a drought. It's no small feat after last year's devastation.
Shrimpers are now gearing up for open shrimping season after the state department shuts down shellfish harvesting.
Aug. 14, 2012: Shrimpers are now gearing up for open shrimping season after the state department shuts down shellfish harvesting. Mary Lee reports.
This year's devastating drought in the Midwest is affecting people in Texas, causing a spike in food prices.
Harris County Mosquito Control crews are testing thousands of mosquitoes for West Nile virus, and they're finding a lot of it.
Emergency officials hold a drill designed to prepare them for the next big storm to hit the Houston area.
Classes haven't started yet, but football and marching band practices have. It's hot outside, so students are taking precautions to make sure they don't get overheated.
A Houston man diagnosed with West Nile virus has died, health officials say. His death is one of 10 related to West Nile virus in the state.
It may not be London, but we've got our own amazing athletes competing in the AAU Junior Olympics in the Bayou City.
July 25, 2012: KPRC Local 2 teams up with H-E-B and Academy to help everyone get prepared before the next big weather emergency. Mary Lee reports.
July 16, 2012: Residents in northwest Harris County are relieved to see Cypress Creek back in its banks a few days after days of rain led to flooding. Mary Lee reports.
July 4, 2012: Thousands of people head to the beach on the Fourth of July. Mary Lee reports.
July 2, 2012: CenterPoint Energy technicians head to Virginia to help restore power after storms battered the northeast. Mary Lee reports.
Two people in the Houston area have been diagnosed with West Nile virus, and officials urge everyone to protect themselves.
July 2, 2012: Two people in the Houston area have been diagnosed with West Nile virus, and officials urge everyone to protect themselves. Mary Lee reports.
People aren't the only ones suffering in Houston's heat. Pets are, too, and sometimes people don't do what's needed to protect them.
June 27, 2012: As the temperatures rise, animal cruelty cases rise. Mary Lee reports.
June 27, 2012: The heat isn't hard on just people, it's really hard on pets, too! There are warning signs that pets give to let you know that they're too hot. Mary Lee reports.
Triple-digit temperatures leave Houstonians searching to find ways to stay cool.
June 26, 2012: With triple-digit temperatures in Houston, KPRC Local 2 finds out how hot some children's playground equipment it. Mary Lee reports.
Houstonians are doing their best to stay cool in what will likely be the hottest week so far this summer.
June 25, 2012: Houstonians are doing their best to stay cool in what will likely be the hottest week so far this summer. Mary Lee reports.
Tropical Storm Debby is nearly stationary over the central Gulf of Mexico.
A tropical disturbance has an 80 percent chance of becoming a depression in the Gulf of Mexico.
June 22, 2012: A tropical disturbance churning in the Gulf is no threat to Texas, weather experts say. Mary Lee reports.
Researchers are trying to figure out why more than 100 dead dolphins have washed up on shore on the Texas coast.
June 12, 2012: Researchers are trying to figure out why more than 100 dead dolphins have washed up on shore on the Texas coast. Mary Lee reports.
June 11, 2012: Reliant Energy opens several "beat the heat" centers to help Houstonians keep cool. Mary Lee reports.
Fort Bend County crews are almost done fixing a gorge in a Richmond neighborhood.
May 30, 2012: Fort Bend County crews are almost done fixing a gorge in a Richmond neighborhood. Mary Lee reports.
May 30, 2012: Hurricane season starts in two days. Galveston officials are working to make sure residents and city officials are prepared. Mary Lee reports.
Galveston Island beachgoers have been getting quite a surprise in the sand over the Memorial Day weekend. They're finding and smelling a lot of seaweed.
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