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Texas pet owner dead, ‘attacked by her two pit bull terriers’: police

A Texas woman died on Saturday after she was “attacked by her two pit bull terriers,” police said. Officers arrived at North O’Connor Road to help out the fire department, who was called to a veterinary facility about “reports of a woman in need of medical attention,” Irving Police said in a news re


HPD sergeant taken into custody after being wanted in Pearland murder investigation, sources say

HOUSTON - A Houston police sergeant was taken into custody in Kingsville, south of Corpus Christi, after being wanted in connection with a murder investigation, sources confirmed.


Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas

MEXICO CITY – Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days. The National Migration Institute said Saturday that its assistance unit, Grupo Beta, received a call for help after the migrants


Central Texas coalition working to end veteran homelessness

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Across the area, the Central Texas Homeless Coalition is working to provide resources to end veteran homelessness. According to a "point in time" count conducted in January, there were 31 veterans identified between Bell, Coryell, Lampasas and Hamilton counties.


Teen shoots girl in chest while playing with gun in Katy, police say

Harris County deputies say that a teen boy shot a 15-year-old girl in the chest while he was playing with a gun in Katy. The shooting incident occurred at 12 a.m. Friday night at Trinity Hunters Place on 2800 block of Hockley Cut-Off and Pineview Terrace.


Blinn seeking permit for ag complex expansion

Blinn College is asking for a specific use permit that would allow it to expand its agricultural complex on the campus here. The city of Brenham’s Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing Monday on Blinn’s request.


Several toxins found in water near ITC; ship channel remains closed

DEER PARK, Texas - Nine toxins were detected from water samples near the ITC Deer Park ditch after multiple chemicals from the facility leaked into the Houston Ship Channel after a dike wall collapsed Friday, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.


Waco: Central Texas Girl Scouts hold 7th annual "STEM Fest"

WACO, Texas (KWTX) S.T.E.M, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Important subjects to know, as the Central Texas Girl Scouts are doing their part to learn about the different subjects in the 7th annual "STEM Fest."


ITC: Latest Deer Park fires caused likely caused by wall breach

A breach in a containment wall at Intercontinental Facilities Company that allowed flame-retardant foam to leak from the charred Deer Park tank farm likely caused the site to re-ignite on Friday afternoon, company officials said at a news conference Saturday morning.


Texas Senate Passes Kolkhorst's Hurricane Harvey Legislation

The Texas Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 6, priority Hurricane Harvey recovery legislation authored by Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham). The legislation was deemed an "emergency item" by Governor Greg Abbott in his State of the State address, and now moves to the Texas House for fina


TV host lays down borders with map that identifies the ‘real regions of Texas’

Texans have a lot of pride when it comes to repping where they're from in the Lone Star State. Just think of how many "H-Town" shout-outs you hear in songs by Houston rappers. Or the amount of Dallas Cowboys bumper stickers you see in the DFW. And, of course, the variety of Spurs gear spotted on pro


Grand jury indicts two men for slew of charges

A Brenham man and a Sealy man were indicted for a slew of various charges by the a Washington County grand jury on Tuesday. Spencer Lee McCarty, 19, of Brenham, was indicted on charges of aggravated robbery, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substa


Louetta Automotive opens store on South Mason Road in Katy area

Cypress-based Louetta Automotive opened a new location at 5105 S. Mason Road, Katy, on Jan. 31, spokesperson Devann Blake said in an email. The business has about 10 other locations throughout the Greater Houston area. The brand offers oil change services, brake service and repair, and battery repla


Superintendent: Campuses more secure

The Brenham school district has made significant advancement in safety measures at its eight campuses, Superintendent Walter Jackson said. The district has made what Jackson said is an effort to be “proactive” in upgrading security, including safety vestibules to screen visitors before they are admi


Jordan brothers continue to shine

Ty and Seth Jordan, 2017 graduates of Gatesville High School, will be finishing their degrees at Blinn College at Brenham and with graduation just weeks away, the two have added yet another major recognition for their work in livestock judging.


See who got drenched in the annual Katy Color Run

Photo: Craig Moseley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer. Sharon Walters laughed and clapped her hands. Donning a white shirt, covered with bright, neon-colored corn starch, she was preparing to run her first 5K. Walters, 41, was standing next to “sister,” Leander Francis, 42, and Francis’ 8-yea


The Popcorn Shop closes in Katy area

The Popcorn Shop at 25757 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 170, Katy, was closed as of Feb. 12. The website has been taken down, but the store’s phone and Facebook page are still connected. Community Impact Newspaper reached out for more information regarding the closure. The shop sold a variety of gourmet


Water quality training April 25 will focus on Cypress Creek

HOUSTON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop related to water quality in Cypress Creek will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. April 25. The workshop will be at the Prairie View A&M Northwest Educational Building, 9449 Grant Road in Houston. It is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and


No-No answers: Brenham Cubs go hitless in second loss to College Station

Brenham spent all night trying to find the strike zone and a base hit. By the end of their District 19-5A clash with College Station, the Cubs had accomplished neither.


Lady Tigers tie Morton Ranch in regular season finale

The Lady Tigers had the fourth seed in District 19-6A locked up ahead of Friday’s final home game against Morton Ranch. Neither team could come away with a goal in a 0-0 tie, but Katy moves on to the bi-district playoffs against Ridge Point 7 p.m. Thursday at Cinco Ranch. The Lady Tigers finished 5-