It has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in flammable wooden containers in buildings without sprinklers and volunteer firefighters like those who rushed into that plant…
Tuesday is Earth Day and for most of us it's a day that comes just once each year, but for one local school Earth Day is every day. Monarch Institute and School is taking on a living building challenge.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says storm surge is often the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane, yet many people still base their decision to evacuate based on the storm's wind speed or strength.
The home where two adult sisters were found living with 130 cats in a hoarding situation will be stripped to the studs and renovated after a pending sale on the property closes later this month, according to the seller’s Realtor.
Two brothers face multiple charges after a collision early Friday that sent Liberty County Judge Craig McNair and his wife, Lisa NcNair, to Memorial Hermann Hospital with serious injuries. The men allegedly switched places in a cover-up.
Prosecutors say a 19-year-old charged last week with burglary after a home security video caught him peering at a sleeping toddler in a crib has told them says he's been involved in two other burglaries.
An outgrowth of Vatican II reforms in the 1960s, Misa Panamericana, the Mariachi Mass, was authored by a Canadian priest and first performed in Mexico. St. Joseph Catholic Church in Houston continues the tradition.
A Texas A&M University executive who Gov. Rick Perry wanted promoted to school president quietly resigned after not getting the job, becoming the latest top campus official to step down in recent months.
The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.
Lieutenent Gov. David Dewhurst was in Houston Thursday, speaking to a crowd of more than 1,500 business and community leaders at the Luncheon and Business Expo put on by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Keeping food at the right temperature is a big part of running a restaurant. It prevents food borne illnesses and it's required by the health department. But Houston inspectors found plenty of temperature problems in this week's Restaurant Report Card.
Edward Ascue was about to board a flight to Mexico, but before he did he stopped at a gas station in the 15600 block of JFK Boulevard to fill up his rental car, he had no idea he was about to become a crime victim.
Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past.
Last Thursday Quyen Hasenmyer checked into Texas Childrens Hospital's West Campus with her 9-month-old daughter Violet for a routine sleep study. Two days later, she and her husband made the difficult decision to take the infant off life support and allow her to die.
An accomplished astronaut flew three shuttle missions and logged more than 12 hours of spacewalk. Yet for 17 years, Rich Clifford, a handful of NASA officials and a Houston doctor were guarding a secret that made his triumphs all the more impressive.
Prominent Texas figures in the debate over the country's immigration policies took their dispute from Twitter to the airwaves on Tuesday, facing off in person for audiences on the Internet and Spanish-language television.
Beaumont Independent School District is being taken over by the Texas Education Agency after being investigated over its finances and its handling of services to disabled students, officials announced Monday.
It’s a head-to-head challenge against their peers. Students from the Houston Independent School District are battling it out in the kitchen, seeing who can create the healthiest, most delicious school lunch.
A 5-year-old boy who was allegedly starved and forced to live in his father's closet was released from the hospital Thursday. Jordan Bleimeyer will go to live with his great aunt and his biological mother will have access to him.
A young couple is dead and a baby is in Children's Protective Services custody after a neighbor stumbled on a gruesome scene in southwest Houston. Houston police have now released sketches of the two suspects.
Houston police searched for two kids who were reported to have been in the back of a carjacked sedan Wednesday morning but a couple of hours after the search, a neighbor said he saw the 11-month-old and 2-year-old playing just a few feet from their apartment in west Houston.
To most people the guitar with corroded tuning pegs and debris clogged sound hole sitting at a League City auction house was a junked, forgotten instrument. To Kim Clemons, the guitar is a mystery that has to be solved.
Graye Coody pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter in the death of Charles "Charlie" Garley in April 2013. His wife came to court Tuesday to look her husband's killer in the eye for the first time. She lost both her husband and her unborn child.
The Texas Board of Education is considering adding a Mexican-American studies course as a statewide high school elective, a move that proponents say would give students a deeper understanding of their state.
Famous Houston restaurateur Damian Mandola was arrested Thursday for an alleged burglary at a Driftwood winery. Then on Saturday, Mandola was arrested again, this time for aggravated assault and criminal mischief at the same business.
Attorneys for a Houston woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with her 5 1/2-inch stiletto heel used a martial arts expert during her trial on Monday to demonstrate for jurors how they believe she was attacked on the night of the killing.
What would a filmed love letter to the city of Houston look and sound like? The Houston Symphony and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitor's Bureau have compiled their own version inspired by the Bayou City.
Tornado warnings were issued before the sun even came up in Alabama. The Storm Prediction Center has already issued a Tornado Watch for parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. In all, 67 counties are under the watch until 3 p.m.
Just a few days before Christmas, only a few hours after celebrating his 6-year-old daughter Aaliana's birthday, a local rapper was shot down and murdered inside the home he had only moved into a few days before.
It has been two weeks since an oil barge and cargo ship collided in the Houston Ship Channel and now researchers are looking into the possibility that the oil spill may be causing more dolphin deaths than normal.
Authorities say more than 119,000 pounds of oil-soaked sand and debris have been removed from island shorelines tainted by the spill nearly two weeks ago when two vessels collided in the Houston Ship Channel.
People with strong ties to the Army are waiting to officially learn all the names of the fallen, after an army specialist is accused of killing three fellow soldiers and wounding 16 others before killing himself.
Unsuspecting drivers sitting at the stoplight near the intersection of Monroe Street and the I-45 feeder road in southeast Houston found themselves targeted by a man armed with rocks and pieces of concrete.
President Barack Obama vowed that investigators will get to the bottom of a shooting incident Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, seeking to reassure the nation whose sense of security once again has been shaken by mass violence.
The November 2009 attack at Fort Hood happened inside a crowded building where soldiers were waiting to get vaccines and routine paperwork after recently returning from deployments or while preparing to go to Afghanistan and Iraq.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution.
Now recovering in a hospital, the boy is being nourished slowly with three 100-calorie meals a day, family members said Tuesday. Over the course of just a few days, he's shown significant progress. He's becoming more talkative with relatives and has done a little walking — something he could not…
A woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with her stiletto heel told detectives that her boyfriend had attacked her first and she didn't realize she had hurt him until she saw blood on the floor, according to a police interrogation video played for jurors on Wednesday.
An advocacy group filed another federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a new provision in Texas' tough restrictions on abortion, less than a week after a federal appeals court reversed a previous suit and found that the stricter limits don't impose an undue burden on women's health.
While the boy's father and stepmother are facing child abuse charges in a disturbing case accusing them of locking their son in a closet and not feeding him, the boy's biological mom is fighting for custody of the child.
A bus driver accused of driving while intoxicated appeared in front of a judge Tuesday morning, one day after police say he left the scene of an accident while driving kids home from school. The company that hired him says he is now out of a job.
Harris County Financial Crimes investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a man and woman accused of stealing money to pay their bills and buy hundreds of dollars' worth of groceries and other items.
In the video from both the camera mounted on the side of the train and a surveillance camera above the intersection, you can see the driver maneuver his way around the crossing arm, then the train smashes into the vehicle.
A Houston woman attacked her boyfriend in a fit of rage, sat on him after knocking him down and then stabbed him to death with the stiletto heel of her shoe, striking him at least 25 times in the face, a prosecutor told jurors Monday.
Hundreds of uninsured people waited in lines at hospitals, multicultural centers and other sites across Texas on Monday, hoping to buy a health insurance plan through President Barack Obama's federal marketplace before an 11 p.m. CDT enrollment deadline.
The father of a Rice University student who went missing on a spring break trip in Panama City, Fla., said university students know more information than they are telling him about his son's disappearance.
If you're planning to enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, there isn't much time left. The deadline is midnight March 31, and this weekend last-minute help sessions are underway across Texas.
The police chief of Hempstead ISD is off the job due to what the district says was his failure to investigate a bus tampering incident that happened last month, as well as his insubordination and lack of integrity.
Many are wondering about the lasting affects of the oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel and what's next for these companies that were impacted. Some local business owners are already considering potential lawsuits.
There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.
Two suspects have been arrested and a third one is on the run in a kidnapping and robbery case, in which the trio allegedly pretended to be a woman on Facebook then lured the victim with the promise of sex and drugs.
The barge operator that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil into the Houston Ship Channel, closing one of the nation's busiest seaports for several days, will be fined by Texas regulators regardless of the outcome of state and federal investigations.
Texas' unemployment rate held steady at 5.7 percent in February for the second straight month, reflecting the state's lowest jobless figure since November 2008, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission.
A judge ordered Texas prison officials Thursday to disclose the supplier of a new batch of lethal injection drugs to attorneys for two inmates set to be executed next month, but she stopped short of revealing the identity of the manufacturer to the public.
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has moved again. In a stunning turn, Australian authorities announced Friday that they were abandoning the remote patch of Indian Ocean where search crews had spent more than a week looking for the plane. A new analysis of satellite data showed…
It's easy to see the injuries Tim Collins, of Houston, is trying to recover from -- the broken foot, the deep bruises and cuts, and the broken nose. But it was a lot worse when a driver struck him on his bicycle and fled without trying to help.
U.S. Coast Guard officials confirmed the oil has reached Matagorda Island, as predicted, but the good news is that the oil is along the southwest part of the island, facing the Gulf of Mexico, and not Matagorda Bay.
A judge ordered Texas prison officials Thursday to disclose the supplier of a new batch of lethal injection drugs to attorneys for two inmates set to be executed, but she stopped short of revealing the identity of the manufacturer to the public.
Gilford Beatty's legal troubles began with a phone call from a bonding company. Beatty said the message left on his cellphone informed him he had warrants out for his arrest on two felony charges of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.
Antonio Saldivar's cause of death is still pending, but now the family wants new investigators assigned in hopes that they can solve the mystery of how the teenager ended up in the Houston Ship Channel.
An expert sea pilot has testified before a federal agency that he is concerned that cruise operators, like airline pilots, may rely too much on electronics to navigate massive ships, losing the knowledge and ability to manually operate a vessel during a power failure.
The Coast Guard partially reopened one of the nation's busiest seaports to ship traffic Tuesday, three days after a collision between a barge and a ship spilled up to 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil to spill into the waters south of Houston.
What happens when a young child's life can't be saved and there's no chance for any recovery? A grandfather's long wait to watch his 21-month-old granddaughter die is stirring a new debate over euthanasia in Texas.