An ugly road rage incident Sunday morning led to the killing of a woman and injury of her young son on FM 1943 near Garth Road. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says charging are pending against a man who maneuvered "his pickup tuck to interfere with a second vehicle driven by his wife," when he ... More >>
Update: Press conference: Sheriff Adrian Garcia confirms one 17-year-old dead and four injured. "We have three persons of interest that our investigators are interviewing....We believe that a confrontation of some sort occurred...this morning that ultimately led to a physical confrontation that then ... More >>
An electrical explosion in downtown Houston this morning sent five Centerpoint Energy workers to the hospital, according to the Houston Fire Department. Ruy Lozano, HFD's spokesman, said the burns were all significant. "The flash burn was very significant to the majority of the bodies," Lozano told ... More >>
TGIF, my children. It's time to rev up the weekend and get yo butt in gear. You may want to lie around on your couch watching the Final Four or spend some time absorbing "culture" at a "museum." I say blow all that crap out of the water with an ass kicking good time like any red blooded American. Ho ... More >>
After one of their food trucks was burglarized a second time, the owners of Healthy Lunch Box Catering decided to take action. They may have got more than they bargained for. After setting up surveillance of their parking lot Saturday night, they were witnesses to a wild episode that only ended wh ... More >>
On December 8 at around 9:20 p.m., three suspects were allegedly involved in the shooting of Eduardo Magana, 18, of Sugar Land in a the parking lot of a convenience store at 7433 Bissonnet. Police have released a surveillance video of the shooting, which includes two of the suspects. The shooter, se ... More >>
Murder charges have been filed against a 21-year-old man suspected of killing a Bellaire police officer and a man who came to his aid Christmas Eve. Harlem Harold Lewis has been charged with capital murder and murder in the shooting deaths of Bellaire Police Corporal J.D. Norman, 53, and Terry Tayl ... More >>
Police have obtained surveillance video of an Hispanic male wanted for questioning in the November 8 death of 23-year-old Vanessa Rodriguez. As we reported earlier, Rodriguez called police to tell them she had been shot at her apartment about 11 a.m. at 8520 Pitner. Her one-year-old was in another ... More >>
Football is a violent, dangerous sport. But when watching a running back break free of the line of scrimmage and bust into the open and sprint 40 yards for a touchdown, the violence and danger can be forgotten. The perfect spiral into the outstretched arms of a receiver sprinting down the sideline b ... More >>
A chronically disgruntled renter went on a shooting rampage Wednesday morning and injured four people before dying in a traffic accident, police say. HPD has identified the shooter as Patrick O'Neal Spurlock, 39. The ysaid they received a call of a shooting in progress at an apartment in the 6000 b ... More >>
The Houston Police Department released its report of the investigation into Wednesday morning's shooting outside two southwest Houston nightclubs that killed three people and wounded two others, including popular Houston rapper Trae tha Truth. According to the report, the shooting occurred around 3 ... More >>
A baby born after her mother died in a Texas Medical Center traffic accident is in critical condition, police say. The Houston mom, 30, whose name was not released, was crossing the intersection of Main and Cambridge about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday when she was hit by a grey Acura MDX going north on Main. ... More >>
Sylvia Casares, chef and owner of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, was shot in the stomach on Monday night at her home near Fulshear, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. Casares was taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is currently in stable condition at an undisclosed ... More >>
Shot by five men.One man was killed and another injured when a group of attackers fired shots at them near downtown last night, Houston police say. Jessie Shepherd, 24, was shot in the 2200 block of Briley southeast of downtown about 10:35 p.m., HPD says. He was pronounced dead at Ben Taub. ... More >>
Resident and security guard shoot it out.A gunfight between an apartment resident and a security guard ended in one death Friday night, but a Harris County grand jury will determine if any charges are filed. Humberto Velasquez, 66, was killed in the shootout in the 5100 block of South Willow ... More >>
Photo by HPDSamuel Sanchez was drunk during fatal crash, HPD saysHouston police have charged man with intoxication manslaughter after the death of his passenger in a crash early Saturday morning. Franklin P. Canales, 50, faces the charge. The victim's name was not released pending notificati ... More >>
Lee West III says he really wanted to be a member of Omega Psi Phi. But he couldn't take the beatings the underground black fraternity was handing out. By Steve Jansen
Deadly cab rideA cab driver has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the deaths of two passengers Friday afternoon, Houston police say David Wayne Houston, 56, was driving a Yellow Cab about 5 p.m. Friday on the Eastex Freeway north of Crosstimbers when he veered out of his lan ... More >>
Tara Csatlos is 16 years old, but her vision is equivalent to a 40-year-old's. In the past year, she has almost died several times, traveled back and forth to Illinois to see medical specialists and dropped out of spring semester at Cypress Woods High School. All of this due to a freak skateb ... More >>
Killed while watering his lawn.A southwest side man was killed in the course of being robbed while watering his front lawn early Monday morning, Houston police say. Clarence Vick, 61, had returned home from his job as a nightclub photographer when he decided to water his lawn about 2:50 a.m. ... More >>
Wesley Clark faces murder chargesThree men were talking on a porch early Saturday morning when one took out a pistol and started firing, police say. Wesley Clark, 26 has been charged with murder for killing Steven Sadler, 25, on the northwest side of town about 6 a.m. Saturday. Police Clark ... More >>
More, Parker. More.Hey, Mayor Parker! Drop those bacon-wrapped Cheetos. In fact, drop everything, and become a vegan. You're not doing anything else, are you? So supposes Dr. Neal Barnard, a nutritionist who's coming all the way from D.C. to fix Houston's lardy lifestyle with legumes. As p ... More >>
Ears, they're not just for Mike Tyson anymore.Relatively few of us get into fistfights as adults, or get run over by trucks. Fewer still of us bite off a chunk of someone's ear or flee the cops in a wheelchair. In the history of mankind, perhaps only Davon LeShannon Stewart has done all fou ... More >>
Gabrielle Giffords with her astronaut husband, Mark KellyCNN is reporting that family members say Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be coming to Houston Friday to begin her long rehab process. The victim of the Tucson shootings will move to an unnamed facility here, but one with "military surgeon ... More >>
Death at 6:30 in the morningAn 18-year-old answered a knock on his front door and was shot dead on the far southwest side Thursday morning. Michael Williams was at his home in the 11500 block of Keegans Ridge when he answered the knock around 6:30 a.m. "After a brief discussion with an unknown ... More >>
A stabbing on the west sideA man still on the run has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a westside man a week ago. Jose Domingo Sanchez, 30, is charged in the death of Cesar Hernandez, no age given. Hernandez suffered multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at Memorial Herma ... More >>
Death in the afternoonA 43-year-old man died after being shot on the west side of town Tuesday afternoon.The shooting took place in the 7900 block of Locke Lane about 3 p.m., police say.The victim, Lanail Gregory Allen, 43, of Houston, was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where ... More >>
Death in an exclusive neighborhoodA domestic dispute that turned into a SWAT situation ended Saturday with a woman dead and the man who allegedly killed her in critical condition from a self-inflicted gun wound.Police responded to a "panic alarm" call in the 2100 block of Tangley near Rice ... More >>
Running a red light and killing someone does not automatically mean you're in trouble in Harris County.
courtesy of HPDLeandro Lozano-JiminezSuspected New Year's Day killer Leandro Lozano-Jiminez is on the loose, and Houston police say he's armed and dangerous.It was only 56 minutes into 2010 when Lozano-Jiminez, 20, started arguing with Uvaldo Gallardo, 18, and his brother, Hugo Gallardo, 25, at 9 ... More >>
Leigh Boone rode her bike everywhere she went.
Some people simply don't have good timing.Such was the case for 35-year-old Christina Stonebarger.On Sunday, Stonebarger and her friend Michelle Stansel, 36, were hanging out in Stonebarger's room at a motel at 12600 South Main, where both women lived. For some reason, police say, the two friends ... More >>
You don't mess with a man's dog. Especially if that man is a cop. At about 4:30 p.m. Friday, Houston police officer W.G. Smith made his way to an apartment complex at 7100 Renwick to check out a burglary that was supposedly going on. As Smith was heading up to the apartment, one of the people wh ... More >>
Houston police have arrested Harry Dwight Williams for allegedly shooting a 19-year-old man and his girlfriend earlier this month at McCullough Park. Police say that James Smith, 19, was walking through the park with his girlfriend when he saw Williams, and the two men started arguing. When they sta ... More >>
Someone gets your social, ruins your credit, upends your life. And gets away free and clear.
Texas and the right to defend oneself with deadly force seem to go hand-in-hand. And so it was for one man and his wife on Saturday along the 1100 block of Langwick. Houston police say a man shot and killed Darryl Milton Franklin Jr., 37, after Franklin tried to steal his car around 6:25 in the morn ... More >>
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