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Harris County prosecutors confirmed Friday they have filed more than 60 cases against county juveniles for threatening shootings at their campuses, a dramatic uptick in the ten days since a gunman killed 17 in a mass school shooting in Florida.
For more than a decade, most of Harris County's felony court judges directed magistrates to deny cash-free bail to all newly arrested defendants, in apparent violation of state judicial conduct rules, according to internal documents obtained by the Houston Chronicle.
City of Houston employees' healthcare and Social Security data might have been compromised by a run-of-the-mill car burglary earlier this month, the city announced Friday.
Police in Amarillo shot an innocent man who helped foil a possible church shooting.
A Harris County Sheriff's Office deputy was injured in a single-vehicle crash Friday morning.
Two products of Rice University have been named Knight-Hennessy Scholars, joining an elite group of 49 pioneers focused on developing creative solutions for complex global problems.
Rice alumna Sonia Garcia and senior Brandi Ransom were selected from among more than 3,500 applicants to take part in a new multidisciplinary program offered through Stanford University.
The federal agency in charge of granting American citizenship has removed a key passage in its mission statement describing the country as a "nation of immigrants."
An Alief student was accused of bringing a loaded gun to school Thursday, according to local television reports.
The Parent Teacher Association at a Texas elementary school did something as small as painting encouraging, colorful messages in the 5th grade bathroom to remind kids they are not powerless, and it made a difference.
A United Airlines plane flying from Houston slid off the runway in Green Bay Friday morning.
A shooting at a Harris County home left one man wounded Thursday night.
One man was shot and killed in his apartment in southwest Houston Thursday night.
One man was shot in the head and another was injured after they left a sports bar in east Houston early Friday.
Intense photos taken from high up above the Rio Grande give a unique look into the work by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.