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Behind the scenes of Texans training camp

It’s the time of the season some NFL players simply dread: training camp.

It's official: Rockets introduce Dwight Howard

The Houston Rockets signed unrestricted free agent center Dwight Howard on Saturday.

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UIL Director: 'Always okay to praise God'

The University Interscholastic League deputy director says it's always okay to praise God in response to reports of a track and field athlete being disqualified because he did just that.

Deadline Set For Astrodome Proposals

Now sitting in the shadows of Reliant Stadium, the Astrodome regained a share of the spotlight Wednesday when the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation's Board of Directors met to revisit the "Eighth Wonder of the World".

Fans ready to cheer on Astros, Dynamo, Rockets

From opening day for the Astros to the Shell Houston open, the Rockets and even the Dynamo, there's a little something for everyone in the heart of Houston.

Texans cut WR Kevin Walter

The Houston Texans released receiver Kevin Walter as free agency opened on Tuesday.

School mourns death of standout lineman

Students and teachers hold a moment of silence at Dawson High School to mourn the loss of one of their own.

Houston Rodeo cookoff winners announced

The cream of the barbecuing crop emerged from their pits and processed out to the main stage at Reliant Park to find out their fates in the world's championship BBQ cookoff.

Rodeo parade two-steps into town

The Houston Rodeo Parade makes its way through the streets of Houston, to the delight of fans.

Former New Orleanians cheer from Houston

While football fans from around the country are watching, a former New Orleanian is cheering from Houston.

Texans fans travel to New England

Friendships were forged among Texans fans who flocked to Boston from far and wide.

Texans ready to take on Patriots

With only hours away until kickoff, it's win or home. The Texans, once said to be the people's choice, now are the team most believe has not shot at an upset.

Texans fans celebrate playoff win

A day that started with fans crossing their fingers for a Texans team that had lost three of its last four games, ended with those Texans being the toast the town for a night.

UT plays on despite controversy

A sea of burnt orange surrounded San Antonio's Alamodome Saturday, despite a growing controversy surrounding two of its players.

JJ Watt's family cheers from Reliant stands

As the Texans battled it out on Reliant field Sunday, J.J. Watt's family cheered from the stands.

Gun store owner receives death threat

A popular Houston gun shop owner says he was the target of a death threat.

Cruise with sick passengers docks

A cruise ship carrying dozens of sick passengers docked in Galveston Saturday.

Houstonians pray for Newtown

As the nation deals with the deadly tragedy in Connecticut, many in Houston seek help from a higher power.

NFL wives help spread holiday cheer

Wives of some NFL players teamed up with The Salvation Army to buy presents for children.

Crews work to stop fire

Neighbors and firefighters alike converge on a construction site in Cypress Saturday when plumes of smoke start billowing up from behind the Lakes of Northpointe subdivision.

Houston Dynamo fans flood LA

A sea of orange flooded across the City of Angels over the weekend to cheer on the Houston Dynamo.

Police investigate toddler's death

Police in Pasadena are trying to determine how a two-year-old boy died Saturday.

Teen killed, 2 children hurt in crash

A teenager is dead and two young children are hurt in a crash that police said started with a street race in east Houston.

Fans excited about Texans' win

Fans at Reliant and all over town are excited about Sunday's win, and many are hoping this is a sign of bigger things to come.

Texans fans prepare for big game

On the eve of Sunday's showdown at Reliant Stadium, a who's who of the Texans faithful gathered outside the garage of a Southeast Houston home, already rocking their game day gear.

Shelter in place lifted in Galena Park

A shelter in place for the Galena Park area has been lifted.

Teen, adult arrested in double murder

A teenager and adult have been arrested in connection with a double murder case in Waller County, deputies said.

Police search for EZ Money robbers

Police are searching for three crooks they said robbed a clerk at gunpoint at a check-cashing business.

Chemical leak prompts evacuation at grocery store

A strange odor prompted officials to evacuate a busy southwest Houston grocery store Saturday.

Police: Husband shoots wife in front of daughter

A man shoots and kills his wife in front of her daughter in Galveston County, police say.

Burglars suspected of targeting women living alone

At least three burglaries happen within the span of an hour.

100 pot plants found in warehouse

A strong odor and a stolen car result in a drug bust worth a quarter of a million dollars in southeast Houston.

Dynamo players cut their hair for cancer

Nearly a dozen Houston Dynamo players went from the field to the barber's chair on Tuesday for the Bald is Beautiful campaign.

6 shot, 3 killed in club shooting

Police are investigating a shooting in northeast Houston that left three people dead and three others injured.

Man drowns at Lake Conroe

Investigators have recovered the body of a 25-year-old man who drowned Saturday.

Are Disney characters too thin in new campaign?

A high-end store has taken Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Daisy Duck and turned them into rail-thin runway models.

HPD: Father stabs family, kills baby

An 8-month-old baby girl is dead after police say her father stabbed his entire family.

Man shot while driving SUV

A man is in the hospital after being shot several times while driving his vehicle in southwest Houston. Pictures from scene.

Husband shot, wife in custody

Police investigate the shooting death of an apartment maintenance man that has shocked his neighbors.

Shots fired during alleged gang member's funeral

Shots are fired during a funeral for an alleged high-profile gang member at a southeast Houston church, police say.

Esparza finds fame back home

After making history at the Olympic games in London, Houstonian Marlen Esparza says her life back at home has totally changed.

Bike shop burglary caught on camera

A break-in at a West U bike store wasn't the first one in the area—it wasn't even a first for the particular bike shop.

Women arrested after wild night out

Two women are arrested after a bizarre string of events in Montgomery County.

Taekwondo teacher accused of touching student sexually

A taekwondo teacher is accused of inappropriately touching a student during sleepovers.

Police: Man grabs Rice student on street, robs her

A Rice University student was grabbed and robbed a few blocks away from campus, investigators say.

Man shot in apartment stairwell

A man is shot in the stairwell of a southeast Houston apartment complex

Police: Teen leads cops on chase through 6 cities

A Friendswood teen is accused of leading police on a chase through several cities.

Police: Women steal $10,000 worth of items from store

Police are searching for two women who stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a boutique.

Armed man robs discount store

Police are searching for a man who robbed a La Porte discount store at gunpoint.

Police: Walmart employee intentionally runs over customer

A Walmart employee is accused of following a customer he suspected of shoplifting and then intentionally running over him.

Williams Tower is for sale

One of Houston's most well-known landmarks is for sale.

CPS investigates claims boy lived in box

Children's Protective Services is looking into claims that a box was forced to live in a box inside a Galveston home.

1 dead after shooting at SW Houston apartment complex

One man is dead after a shooting at a southwest Houston apartment complex Saturday morning.

Deputy shoots home invasion suspect

A deputy shoots a home invasion suspect in northwest Harris County after a mother hides in a closet with her child.

Son charged in father's death

A man confesses to fatally shooting his father at a home in Brazoria County, deputies say.

Pickup truck smashes into pawn shop

Police are looking for men who crashed into a southeast Houston pawn shop to burglarize it.

Thieves target National Guard members

Soldiers who should be focusing on national security during a training mission, are now worried about parking lot security, after their cars were broken into at the National Guard Armory parking lot.

Dozens of burglaries reported in Galleria area

Residents in the Galleria area are on alert after almost 50 burglaries were reported in the area in the past month.

14 killed in pickup truck crash

Fourteen people die and another 9 are injured after a crowded pickup truck left a highway and crashed into trees in a rural South Texas community, authorities say. See pictures from scene.

Police: father killed in carjacking

A minister is killed in an apartment complex parking lot after returning home from a fast-food restaurant

2 turn themselves in after boating crash

The Coast Guard suspend its search for a boater who disappeared after two boats collided in Baytown as two men turn themselves into police.

Residents watch San Jacinto River, Cypress cleans up

Stilts were serving their purpose along the west fork of the San Jacinto River Saturday afternoon as water below perched homes rose 30 inches out of its banks. Even homes away from the water, such as those in Cypress, couldn't escape the high waters.

Horses rescued from floodwaters

Nearly 100 horses are rescued from rising floodwaters.

Man shot, killed outside store

A man is shot and killed outside a southwest Houston food store.

Electrical short blamed for fire

An electrical short is believed to have sparked a fire at a house in southeast Houston.

Fire consumes RV, boat storage facility

Rows of recreational vehicles, campers and boats are destroyed after a fire tears through a northwest Harris County RV storage facility. Pictures from scene.

Man dies in house fire

A man dies after an early morning house fire in southeast Houston.

Houston faced with unhealthy smog levels

Smog in the Houston area reaches unhealthy levels as state monitors recorded the highest ozone levels in years.

Pickup truck used to steal from cellphone store

A pickup truck rams through an AT&T store in an early morning heist. Pictures from scene

Mailman rescues children from burning home

A mailman jumps into action after he sees smoke coming out a of a home.

Girl, 4, drowns during pool party

A 4-year-old girl drowns during a pool party in northwest Harris County.

PD: Neighbors beat burglary suspects

Two men are in the hospital after police say neighbors beat them for trying to break into a home.

Fish with massive teeth taking over Houston bayous

An invasive species of fish is turning up and causing trouble in Houston bayous, according to wildlife experts.

PD: Man steals from purse in church

Investigators are asking for help in the search for a suspect accused of stealing items from a purse in a La Porte church.

Moody Gardens

Monkey bites woman at Moody Gardens

Two monkeys are quarantined at Moody Gardens after a run-in with a woman who was visiting the Rainforest Pyramid.

Landscaper accused of scamming homeowner

A Houston area man is facing charges, accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a homeowner who requested landscaping services, according to court records.

Houston Zoo changes free admission policy

The Houston Zoo won't offer free admission on the first Tuesday of the month for a while.

Houston Zoo primates using iPads

Primates at the Houston Zoo are using Apple iPads as a high-tech training tool.

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