1 hour ago

Houston mayor and police chief speak at vigil of slain transgender woman

Seals is the 28th transgender person to be murdered this year, according to advocacy group Transgender Law Center. She was shot in the driveway of a newly constructed residence near 8000 Brandon St, police said. Authorities have not released any details surrounding the circumstances of her death.

    Houston mayor and police chief speak at vigil of slain transgender woman
    A vigil was held at Houston City Hall on Friday for Brandi Seals, a 26-year-old transgender woman found shot to death Wednesday morning near Sunnyside in southeast Houston. Attending the vigil were members of the Houston LGBTQ community as well as Mayor Sylvester Turner and Police Chief Art Acevedo, who were both filmed speaking at the event.
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18 hours ago

New SW Houston police station called a vast improvement for officers, the community

The $20 million station, located near Allum Road and Player Street, required a public bond and replaces HPD's decades-old, twice-flooded substation on Beechnut. It serves police districts 15 and 16.

    New SW Houston police station called a vast improvement for officers, the community
    The Houston Police Department on Friday unveiled a new station in southwest Houston that officials believe will strengthen ties between law enforcement and the public and help reinvigorate the surrounding neighborhood. The $20 million station, located near Allum Road and Player Street, required a public bond and replaces HPD's decades-old, twice-flooded substation on Beechnut.
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22 hours ago

Prime property: Contemporary 'butterfly roof house' is near Memorial Park

With 3,000 square feet, 5715 Logan is known as the "butterfly roof house" because of its V-shaped, inverted gable roof that resembles the wing span of a butterfly.

    Prime property: Contemporary 'butterfly roof house' is near Memorial Park
    Offered on the market for the first time, this award-winning contemporary home has been featured in various publications and home tours. Listing agent Andrew McCain of John Daugherty, Realtors says the home - built on the high banks of Buffalo Bayou - is adjacent to restaurants and Memorial Park.
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25 hours ago

Elderly woman dies from injuries two days after being hit by Cadillac

Police said the victim, who has not been identified, failed to yield the right-of-way while walking near Bellaire Boulevard and Synott Road on Dec. 12. She was hit by a Cadillac sedan, police said.

    Elderly woman dies from injuries two days after being hit by Cadillac
    An 82-year-old woman who was hit by a car earlier this week died from her injuries Thursday, Houston Police said. Police said the victim, who has not been identified, failed to yield the right-of-way while walking near Bellaire Boulevard and Synott Road on Dec. 12. She was hit by a Cadillac sedan, police said.
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45 hours ago

KHOU plans first satellite studio of its kind along downtown's Avenida Houston

...return to its longtime location along Allen Parkway. KHOU staff evacuated from the building at 1945 Allen Parkway during Hurricane Harvey as flood waters began to flow into the first floor. Since that...

    KHOU plans first satellite studio of its kind along downtown's Avenida Houston
    Starting in March 2018 a Houston news institution will begin broadcasting from one of the most popular spots in downtown. On Wednesday, the Houston First Corporation and KHOU-TV announced a partnership that will bring a satellite network studio into downtown Houston.
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45 hours ago

Two men fatally crushed while attempting to raise Hurricane Harvey-damaged home

The house fell a little after 11 a.m. in the 5400 block of Olana Drive, said Al Sterkx, spokesman for Harris County Emergency Services District 10, which responded to an entrapment call along with the Harris County Sheriff's Office and other officials.

    Two men fatally crushed while attempting to raise Hurricane Harvey-damaged home
    Two men were killed Thursday morning when a Hurricane Harvey-flooded house they were trying to raise collapsed on them in northeast Houston. The house fell a little after 11 a.m. in the 5400 block of Olana Drive, said Al Sterkx, spokesman for Harris County Emergency Services District 10, which responded to an entrapment call along with the Harris County Sheriff's Office and other officials.
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3 days ago

Masked men steal ATM from Marriott hotel second night in a row

Around midnight Wednesday, the Houston Police Department got a call from the manager at the Courtyard by Marriott on the 9900 block of Westheimer, in Westchase. A group of about five to eight masked men had stormed the lobby and grabbed an ATM, carrying it out into their white SUV and speeding away.

    Masked men steal ATM from Marriott hotel second night in a row
    Published 6:36 am, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 A mob of masked suspects waltzed into a Marriott hotel to steal an ATM for the second time in as many days, Houston police said. Around midnight Wednesday, the Houston Police Department got a call from the manager at the Courtyard by Marriott on the 9900 block of Westheimer, in Westchase.
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3 days ago

Drive-by shooting leaves teen boy dead, teen girl wounded

The shooting occurred just after midnight at the Sir John Apartments on Madrid near Yellowstone in southeast Houston, Houston Police Department Lt. Larry Crowson said.

    Drive-by shooting leaves teen boy dead, teen girl wounded
    An apparent drive-by shooting overnight has left one teenage boy dead and a teenage girl in critical condition, Houston police said. The shooting occurred just after midnight at the Sir John Apartments on Madrid near Yellowstone in southeast Houston, Houston Police Department Lt. Larry Crowson said.
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3 days ago

Man shot to death in car in southeast Houston

Residents on the 5100 block of Bataan near Jutland called police about 3:30, saying they heard gunshots, said Houston Police Department Lt. Larry Crowson.

    Man shot to death in car in southeast Houston
    A man was found shot to death in his car in southeast Houston early Wednesday morning with no suspects in sight, police said. Residents on the 5100 block of Bataan near Jutland called police about 3:30, saying they heard gunshots, said Houston Police Department Lt. Larry Crowson.
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3 days ago

Reports: Teen dead after shooting in southwest Houston

He was found dead shortly after 9 p.m. in the 6000 block of Gulfton at Napoleon Square Apartments.

    Reports: Teen dead after shooting in southwest Houston
    A teen has died after a shooting Tuesday evening at a southwest Houston apartment complex, according to the Houston Police Department and local television reports. He was found dead shortly after 9 p.m. in the 6000 block of Gulfton at Napoleon Square Apartments. The victim was identified as a 14-year-old, according to reports from KTRK and KPRC.
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3 days ago

Man's body found in ditch north Houston

The man's body was found by officers shortly after 11 a.m. in the 7000 block of Bleker Street, police said.

    Man's body found in ditch north Houston
    A man was found dead inside a ditch Tuesday morning in the Trinity-Houston Gardens area, according to a news release from the Houston Police Department. The man's body was found by officers shortly after 11 a.m. in the 7000 block of Bleker Street, police said. His body showed signs of foul play.
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4 days ago

Houston police stop fleeing suspect using new pursuit tactic

That's when an HPD cruiser nudged the Tahoe's back right bumper, causing it to spin out and come to rest in the middle of the road, near the intersection of Greens and Northborough.

    Houston police stop fleeing suspect using new pursuit tactic
    Houston police saw an opportunity to use the department's new, controversial maneuver to end in-progress vehicular pursuits for the first time during early morning hours Tuesday, after a man led police on a chase all across Houston.
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4 days ago

Standoff in northeast Harris County ends peacefully, police say

A SWAT team and helicopter was sent to a home in the 8700 block of Deep Valley Drive around noon after nearby construction workers told Harris County Precinct 3 Constable's deputies that the man had brandished a firearm at them "unprovoked," Chief Inspector Jorey Herrscher said.

    Standoff in northeast Harris County ends peacefully, police say
    A standoff between police and a man holed up with a gun inside a northeast Harris County home ended peacefully Monday. A SWAT team and helicopter was sent to a home in the 8700 block of Deep Valley Drive around noon after nearby construction workers told Harris County Precinct 3 deputies that the man had brandished a gun at them "unprovoked," Precinct 3 Chief Inspector Jorey Herrscher said.
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5 days ago

Three people shot at West Houston apartment complex

Three people were shot late Sunday at an apartment complex on Chimney Rock just south of Westpark Drive, police said.

The incident was reported about 10:30 p.m., when a caller told Houston police a man had been shot at the Sharon Park apartments in the 5600 block of Chimney Rock. When officers arrived, they discovered two more shooting victims in another apartment, police said.

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