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‘There is nothing bigger than that for me’: Country star Parker McCollum reflects on his RodeoHouston debut
After the big success of his hits ‘Pretty Heart,’ ‘To be Loved by You,’ and a string of sold-out shows all over the nation, Conroe native Parker McCollum finds himself on the verge of country music superstardom.
‘Student of interest’ expelled from Klein ISD after threats made against Klein Cain High School
The Klein Independent School District Police Department will hold a news conference on Wednesday at 10 a.m. to discuss its ongoing investigation into threats made against Klein Cain High School.
HPD boy camera video released HPD releases bodycam video of deadly police chase
On Tuesday, the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mvPukv_Q0w&list=PLVEy_5I6ZjJTslm9h1VY4bbMASFztF94F&index=2" target="_blank">Houston Police Department released body camera video</a> of a police chase that ended in law enforcement officers shooting and killing a suspect.
1st Texas case of omicron variant reported in Houston area
AUSTIN (AP) — A Houston-area woman has been confirmed as having the first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Texas, state health officials reported Monday.Genetic sequencing tests this week sh[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
‘Community spread is occurring’: More COVID-19 cases linked to omicron variant likely in other parts of Houston, doctor says
On Monday, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo confirmed that the <a href="https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/12/07/houston-woman-with-no-recent-travel-history-tests-positive-for-omicron-variant-judge-hidalgo-confirms/">first case of the omicron variant in the Houston area</a> had been detected in Harris County. According to Hidalgo, the patient is a woman in her 40′s from northwest Harris County with no recent travel history.
VIDEO: Gunman shoots clerk in face during botched robbery attempt at west Houston convenience store
On Monday, a gunman shot a store clerk in the face and hand before jumping over the counter and beating him – all in an attempt to get at the money in the store’s register. When he couldn’t figure out how to access the cash drawer, the armed suspect fled empty-handed, the Houston Police Department said.
Houston man sentenced to life in prison; Police say he confessed to shooting USPS mail carrier, setting her body on fire
A 45-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to life in prison after admitting to murdering a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier in 2013, Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery announced Monday.
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences investigating after data linked to crime lab found on computer that was sold at auction
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is investigating claims from a computer repair technician that a computer sold at a surplus auction still contained data from the agency that provides medical examiner and crime lab services for the county.
Federal Highway Administration visits Houston to address concerns over I-45 expansion project
In the heart of Houston’s Greater 5th Ward is Bruce Elementary. Its future may be in jeopardy, according to critics of the I-45 expansion project, if the plans to redesign and expand the I-45 from downtown Houston to Greenspoint to Beltway 8 don’t get a second look.
Man charged in 2019 murder of Houston police sergeant Christopher Brewster sentenced to life in prison
The man charged in the 2019 <a href="https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2019/12/08/hpd-officer-shot-in-east-houston-suspect-sought-police-say/" target="_blank">murder of a Houston police sergeant</a> will spend the rest of his life behind bars after accepting a plea deal Monday.
Katy survives Summer Creek to take regional title, sets up showdown with Westlake
HOUSTON—Like its regional semifinal against C.E. King last week, Katy was challenged in its Class 6A-Division II regional final against Summer Creek on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers’ authority was threatened.
Afghan refugees in the Houston area face troubles adjusting to their new lives – Houston Public Media
At least 1,000 Afghan families have been resettled in the Houston area in recent weeks. They face challenges ranging from housing and employment to language barriers and education.houstonpublicmedia.org
SWEET SCOOP: Katy ice cream shop creates job opportunities for adults with special needs
From classics like vanilla to gourmet flavors like Dr. Pepper Chocolate Chip, you can’t go wrong with any of the scoops at Howdy’s Homemade Ice Cream. The cherry on top? Knowing your icy sweet treat supports a really cool cause.
Plumber's find possibly tied to 2014 Texas megachurch theft
HOUSTON (AP) — For more than seven years, no one has known what happened to $600,000 in checks and cash that was stolen from a safe at Pastor Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch, which has one of the largest congregations in the country.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Northwest Assistance Ministries Extends Deadline For Holiday Toy Drive Donations To December 10
Houston, Texas – Northwest Assistance Ministries has extended the deadline for donations to its Holiday Blessings toy drive from December 6 to December 10. The annual collection brings toys to children of families in need during the holidays and this year is hoping to provide up to three toys each for the 5,000 children that are registered. Northwest Assistance Ministries stated that they have extended the deadline due to low amounts of toy donations thus far. The nonprofit also accepts canned food and certain Holiday-related food donations through the duration of the Holiday season. For more information, call Northwest Assistance Ministries at 281-885-4555 or visit the Season of Blessings page on their website.springhappenings.com
A plumber was working on a toilet at Joel Osteen’s church. Then a trove of cash and checks fell out of the wall.
It had been more than seven years since Lakewood Church, led by Joel and Victoria Osteen, lost more than $600,000 in a burglary reported by the church. Now, a plumber has found what's believed to be hundreds of thousands of dollars stashed away while working on a toilet.washingtonpost.com
Not worth 1,000 words: Player images scrubbed from MLB site
Shortly after the sport's first work stoppage in 26 years began Thursday at 12:01 a.m., MLB removed all current player photos and highlights off MLB.com. Major League Baseball said in an email to The Associated Press that “every action we are taking is at the advice of legal counsel per the National Labor Relations Act.”news.yahoo.com
Appeals court reinstates Texas mask mandate ban in schools
HOUSTON (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday halted a federal judge’s order that had stopped Texas from enforcing its ban on mask mandates in the state’s schools, allowing the prohibition to remain in[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
The job forecast for Houston, and Enron 20 years later (Dec. 2, 2021) – Houston Public Media
On Thursday's show: The job forecast for the region in 2022, lessons from the collapse of Enron, a conversation with the late Stephen Sondheim, and the best new restaurants from the past year.houstonpublicmedia.org
Texas health experts ‘not panicking’ over COVID’s omicron variant, expect cases to appear soon – Houston Public Media
Doctors and health officials in Texas say the omicron variant of COVID-19 could be found in the state within the next couple of weeks -- if it’s not already here.houstonpublicmedia.org
Suspect Arrested On Sixth DWI Charge After Crashing Vehicle
Houston, Texas – On November 26, 2021, deputies with Constable Mark Herman’s office responded to reports of a vehicle crash at the 3500 block of North Sam Houston Parkway West. The driver, identified as 60-year-old Johnie Robinson, displayed multiple signs of intoxication. Robinson refused to comply with a Standardized Field Sobriety Test and refused to give a breath or blood specimen for testing. Deputies proceeded to obtain and execute a warrant for a blood specimen and a complete criminal history check revealed that Robinson had five prior DWI convictions on his record. Constable Mark Herman stated of the case, “Johnie Robinson was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail, charged with Driving While Intoxicated – 6th offense.springhappenings.com
Houston highway project sparks debate over racial equity
A $9 billion highway widening project being proposed in the Houston area could become an important test of the Biden administration’s commitment to addressing what it has said is a history of racial inequity with infrastructure projects in the U.S. The project’s critics, including community groups and some residents, say it won’t improve the area’s traffic woes and would subject mostly Black and Latino residents to increased pollution, displacement and flooding while not improving public transportation options. Its supporters counter the proposed 10-year construction project that would remake 24 miles along Interstate 45 and several other roadways would enhance driver safety, help reduce traffic congestion and address flood mitigation and disaster evacuation needs.news.yahoo.com
Kirby Ice House Set To Build New Location In The Woodlands
The Woodlands, Texas – Houston-based Kirby Ice House has announced plans to build its third location and its first outside of Houston, set for 1700 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. The five-year old business opened its second ice house nearly 18 months ago and has now solidified plans for its third, though no opening date has yet been announced. The third Kirby Ice House will have all of the features that made the first two such popular gathering places, including outdoor games, food trucks, and event opportunities. Some features will be even more out-sized than at the other locations, such as the 70 TVs that will allow Kirby Ice House to show several different sports events, movies, and shows at once. In a news release announcing the upcoming ice house, Kirby Ice House Partner Russ Morgan said, “As we add locations, we are looking to bring the same Kirby Ice House brand to more people by maintaining the experience and service that made our first location so popular.springhappenings.com