Texas Rep. Ted Poe Says He Has LeukemiaRep. Ted Poe announced Wednesday that he's been diagnosed with leukemia. The 67-year-old Republican from Houston said that he's being treated at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Truck Hits Texas Bridge, Debris Strikes Car, Killing ChildInvestigators say a child riding in the front seat of a car was killed when part of a Central Texas highway bridge collapsed after a truck hit it.
US Gives Tentative OK For Flights To Cuba From 10 US CitiesThe U.S. government on Thursday tentatively approved scheduled commercial airline service to Havana from 10 American cities, further bridging the gulf between countries as close as 90 miles and an hour flight but long kept at a greater distance by the Cold War.
Worshippers Attacked At Mosques In Texas And FloridaA pair of attacks on Muslims near their mosques this weekend may be a sign of increasing physical violence against worshipers of Islam in the United States.
Activists Troubled By Houston's History Of Police ShootingsThere's a concerning pattern in Houston that's lasted more than a decade, activists and attorneys say: Nearly every officer-involved shooting is deemed justified by the law enforcement agency, and grand juries tend to concur.
Texas Girls Lead Police On High-Speed Chase In Grandma's CarAuthorities say a 12-year-old girl took her grandmother's car for a joyride with her 7-year-old sister, striking other vehicles as she led police on a high-speed chase.
Houston Mother Fatally Shoots Two Daughters Before Police Kill HerPolice say a Houston-area woman fatally shot her two daughters before officers shot and killed her.
Police Say 14-Year-Old Boy Fatally Stabbed In HoustonHouston police say a 14-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in a strip mall parking lot.
Inmates Return To Texas Prisons Evacuated Due To FloodingAbout 4,000 inmates evacuated from three Texas prisons during late-May storms are back in their assigned units after floodwaters receded.
Texas Floodwaters Recede, Inmates Bused Back To UnitsAbout 2,400 inmates evacuated last month from Texas prisons near the rain-swollen Brazos River have been returned to their regular lockups.
Boy, 3, Found In A Hot Car DiesA 3-year-old boy has died after he was found in a hot car outside his family's home in northern Houston.
Texas Man Charged In 7 Sex Assault Cases, Suspect In 8 MoreAuthorities say a Houston man facing charges in seven sexual assault cases is also the prime suspect in eight other cases dating back to 2012.