Colorado is seeing a significant increase in the number of homeless people arriving from Texas and the head of two homeless shelters say a big reason for the increase is homeless people wanting to smoke pot.
There is outrage from parents at a local high school who are just now learning that an athletic trainer and a softball coach are both under investigation for allegedly having inappropriate communications with students.
Attorneys for indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked Monday that the Republican be allowed to skip his next court appearance because he'll be out the country — and that he not be forced to attend subsequent pretrial hearings where no evidence is presented.
The fate of Texas' tough voter ID law moved into the hands of a federal judge Monday, following a trial that the U.S. Justice Department said exposed another chapter in the state's troubling history of discrimination in elections.
Harris County Precinct 4 deputies were investigating a deadly car accident Monday morning. Authorities say one person died after the driver lost control and slammed into a tree at a high rate of speed.
The iPhone 6 is officially here. Thousands of Houstonians lined up in the rain to get one Friday. That means a lot of older phones are sitting around gathering dust, but there are ways to quickly turn that old smartphone into cash.
Persistent drought has kept South Texas farmers and community leaders in an uproar for years over shortfalls in the delivery of water to the Rio Grande from Mexico's tributaries. Now, they're asking for congressional help in getting the White House to intervene in the dispute.
Republican Gov. Rick Perry says Texas adequately funded public schools on his watch and still believes in offering in-state tuition rates to students who are living in the country without legal permission.
A man who drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave was arrested on Saturday, the Secret Service said, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and made it all the way into the presidential residence before being apprehended. The president and first family were not at home.
The nation's housing secretary says a booming Hispanic population will drive the future of America's residential real estate market and predicts that a major overhaul of federal immigration laws would create a further boon to home sales across the country.
Questions during the first gubernatorial debate ranged from border security, to capital punishment, to economic development and trade with Mexico. However, the biggest point of contention came when state Sen. Wendy Davis sparred with Attorney General Greg Abbott over funding education.
A couple down on their luck turns to Craigslist looking to sell what they could to raise money for their wedding day. A stranger who saw their ad met the couple with a gift and that's not where the story ends.
The FBI is asking for the public’s help to catch the “Longhorn bank bandit,” a man who allegedly robbed a J.P. Morgan Bank branch while sporting a Texas Longhorn baseball cap. The robbery happened at a suburban branch located at 12350 West FM 1960 Road on Wednesday.
Houston's police chief says hundreds of drivers ticketed for traffic violations could be getting the tickets dismissed because the officers whose names are on the citations may not have been present when the violation occurred.
A Houston-area woman says she made a disturbing and dangerous discovery in her takeout dinner from a local restaurant. Brooklyn Weathers said she found maggots in her soup, and she has the video for proof.
Texas' top criminal appeals court on Wednesday overturned a large part of the state law banning the taking of photos or videos in public without the consent of the subject for the purpose of sexual gratification.
Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.
Two men claimed an off-duty police officer unfairly targeted them while they were shopping in a southwest Houston Walmart. The incident led to one man being arrested for trespassing and the other being charged with interfering with a public servant.
NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a statement Monday about his indictment on child abuse charges in Montgomery County. The team says Peterson will play this coming Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
You'd expect a massive police response after someone dialed 911, claiming a 17-year-old shot his sister and father and had his mother tied up in the living room with a gun to her head. But the emergency phone call turned out to be a hoax.
As a city councilwoman in Fort Worth, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis did not always recuse herself from votes that potentially overlapped with her private business interests, according to a newspaper investigation published Sunday.
Adrian Peterson was released after posting a $15,000 bond, charged with one count of injury to a child with reckless or criminal negligence. His attorney claimed he was punishing his son, but where is the line between punishment and abuse?
Summer is winding down but we all know it's not the end of mosquito season. An increasingly popular device is making it easier for homeowners to handle those pesky, biting insects that make you itch all over.
Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson is widely - known for his skills on the field, but off the field and in the streets, he is known for his fashion. Tapping into his personal swag, Jackson has designed an apparel line to help bring fans a little extra flavor when representing the hometown…
The Galveston Police Department said it has arrested numerous members of a street gang. The department said the city has seen this summer an increase in crimes, including robberies, burglaries, stolen vehicles and carjackings.
Some residents said they're worried good, working-condition items were left in a school that was recently demolished, instead of being moved to the new Klein High School, which opened this school year.
Workers are improving the drainage system and putting down new pavement, traffic signals, sidewalks and curbs. Some people in the area consider the construction work a blessing, but others say it’s nothing but a headache.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office has warned prosecutors that an investigator who used to work for the office, and was then hired as a sheriff's homicide detective, backdated a search warrant in a murder case, a DA's Office spokesperson told Local 2 Investigates.
The city of Galveston enacted Stage 2 of its drought contingency plan Monday. The water restrictions allow property owners to use automatic sprinkler systems on landscaped areas on designated days and times.
Hot, humid, summer days and sultry summer nights will continue for southeast Texas through this work week. By the weekend, however, big changes will happen when our first Canadian cold front of the fall season spills into the area.
The Houston Astros got their 63rd win of the season and therefore avoided the dubious distinction of a fourth consecutive 100-loss season. And with the win comes a pretty cool prize for several lucky people.
Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane fields along the Rio Grande, and an agent's challenge was to distinguish between an exhausted immigrant and a threat.
On his way out of the store, police say the victim saw another man rummaging through his vehicle. The victim confronted the suspect, who then got in his vehicle and tried to run over the victim. That's when the victim opened fire.
A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after Houston police say he attacked his sister with a machete in north central Houston. Officers say while fleeing he threw a gun to his female friend, who hid the firearm in her children's wagon.
A classic summertime weather pattern will continue in the Houston area for the rest of the work week. Then a cold front will nudge into Texas from the north, increasing our rain chances over the weekend.
She stands 4 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds, and claims she was tackled by three police officers at a high school because she wouldn't hand over her cellphone. The alleged incident, which was recorded by a fellow student, was posted to Instagram and has lit up social media with…
Expect afternoon high temperatures to reach into the low and mid 90s each afternoon. As the temperature climbs, the atmosphere will destabilize and scattered showers and storms will generate each afternoon.
A previously unreported 2010 state raid of a Houston effort to register low-income voters is raising concerns from critics that the Republican favorite to become the next governor of Texas used his post to suppress voter registration efforts that could favor Democrats.
A major election year in Texas has overshadowed an upcoming trial on the fate of the state's tough new voter ID law, with a judge set to determine whether it safeguards ballot integrity or discriminates against minorities by imposing a mandate that suppresses turnout.
North Texas water wells within two miles of active gas drilling sites contain higher concentrations of arsenic and other carcinogens, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.
High school football just isn't the same without the marching band, but at Saturday night's game against Wheatley High School, eight members of the Yates High School marching band decided to march to the beat of their own drums.
A Katy man accused of selling synthetic drugs to customers in every state and distributing the chemicals that resulted in the overdose deaths of two teens in the Grand Forks, North Dakota, area was sentenced Thursday to more than 20 years in prison.
Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies are searching for two men who broke into a self storage facility Wednesday night and got away with almost two dozen rifles, pistols and shotguns, including at least one assault rifle.
We're learning new details about the company that owns the bus that crashed Tuesday sending 19 kids to the hospital. State regulators say the bus was not authorized to transport students at all. Even while officers investigate the crash, Nancy's Bus Service is transporting children using at least…
One of the worst nightmares a mother can imagine is having no idea where your child is. For Carmen Rivera, she didn't know where 5-year-old Valentino -- who is autistic -- was for more than three hours.
Our story about how much local school districts collected in fines after confiscating cell phones from students in class is getting plenty of buzz from parents, teachers and administrators. We're hearing from you about the issue of classroom distractions.
Depending on the school, children may or may not be able to use a cellphone on campus, but Texas Education Code states that any school in the state can confiscate a student's phone and charge a fee to get it back.
Cristobal strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic as it moved away from the Bahamas on Monday, leaving behind flooded communities across a swath of soaked Caribbean islands and at least three fatalities.
Three teenagers have been arrested after committing two alleged robberies in Montgomery County on Sunday. Deputies say the trio is additionally being identified as suspects in numerous other similar aggravated robberies of individuals in Montgomery and Harris Counties.
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