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Dow locks out more than 200 workers in Deer Park

A Dow Chemical subsidiary has locked out more than 200 workers at a chemical plant in Deer Park east of Houston after negotiations for a new union contract broke down, the company and union said Monday.


Kerrville plane crash: Remembering the victims

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston entrepreneur, an investment banker active in local charities, and the husband of Houston Ballet's artistic director are among the dead in a plane crash in Kerrville.


Questions about Deer Park chemical fire? Town hall set for Wednesday

A town hall meeting to update the public about the Deer Park chemical storage facility fire is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Milby High School, 1601 Broadway St. in southeast Houston.


Six reported dead in crash of twin-engine plane in Texas

KERRVILLE, Texas (KWTX) Six people are dead after a small plane crashed Monday morning in Kerrville. The twin-engine Beechcraft BE58 went down at around 9 a.m. Monday as the pilot was preparing to land, Federal Aviation Administration officials told local media.


Shepherd’s co-MVP honor leads parade of Lady Deer on 21-6A’s all-district soccer team

Another strong showing in a district soccer campaign has opened the door for plenty of Deer Park High School Lady Deer to celebrate all-district accolades. Led by co-MVP Nyah Shepherd, she and 15 of her teammates were named to the 21-6A All-District Team, following the team’s perfect run through the


Crash shuts down Interstate 45 South near Galveston

GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — If you're heading to the beach in Galveston Monday afternoon, you may want to find an alternate route. Interstate 45 South near the Holland Road intersection is shut down due to a crash.


Two Texas men die in head-on crash

LOVING, N.M. (AP) Authorities say two Texas men were killed when their vehicles collided head-on in southeastern New Mexico. The New Mexico State Police says a vehicle driven by R.A. Steve Stephens, 19, of Trinity on Friday crossed the center line of State Road 128 near Loving and collided with a pi


Solitary confinement worsens mental illness. A Texas prison program meant to help can feel just as isolating.

TENNESSEE COLONY — For nearly two years, Geremy Sledge sat alone in his Texas prison cell about 23 hours a day. He was placed in solitary confinement — called administrative segregation by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice — after he stabbed another inmate he says stole from him in 2015.


As early voting starts, find out how voting is changing this year in Harris County

Early voting is underway in Harris County for May 4 elections, which include a bond referendum for Cy-Fair ISD, several seats on the Jersey Village City Council and a sales tax election for the Cypress Creek Fire Department.


$2 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Texas about to expire

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- The person who bought a Powerball ticket worth $2 million is about to see their good luck run out. A Quick Pick ticket matching five of the six numbers drawn for the Oct. 27, 2018 drawing was purchased at Valero Corner Store located at 603 Harvey Road, in College Station, but


North Texas Couple Gets 7 Years In Prison For Forced Labor Of Child

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Mohamed Toure, 58, and Denise Cros-Toure, 58, of Southlake, Texas, were sentenced by a U.S. District judge to seven years in prison each and ordered to pay more than $288,000 in restitution.


Four Houston Barbecue Restaurants Named Top New Spots By Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn is once again recognizing the Greater Houston area’s booming barbecue scene, naming four area newcomers to his just-released list of the 25 top new barbecue joints in the state.


Second man to be executed this week for 1998 dragging death of James Byrd Jr.

JASPER, Texas -- A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community's history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killing him.


Several lanes closed on Gulf Freeway near Texas City after multi-vehicle crash

TEXAS CITY, Texas — Four lanes are closed on the Gulf Freeway near Hughes Road after a mutli-vehicle crash. The Texas City Police Department said about four to five cars are involved.


Minor damage reported in house fire

An accidental house fire occurred in the 3300 block of Savell Drive Sunday that appears to have started at the back of the home. The fire subsequently destroyed pool equipment and the exterior siding of the house.


Texas teen seriously hurt after falling from Arkansas bluff

PONCA, Ark. (AP) Authorities say a 15-year-old Texas boy was seriously hurt after falling from a bluff in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains, one week after an Iowa college student fell to her death in the same area.


Texas mom missing after failing to pick up son from babysitter

MESQUITE, Texas -- A 26-year-old Texas mom was scheduled to pick up her son from the babysitter on Wednesday night, but she never showed up. Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing to the police after friends and family made several attempts to reach her by phone.


Police beat — Hit and run

A woman reported minor injuries when her car was struck in the rear in the 300 block of East Texas Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A witness said the other driver said he would return to the scene, but did not.


Weekend crash leaves one Texas A&M student dead, another injured

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KWTX) A weekend accident in College Station left a Texas A&M senior dead and a second student injured. Nathan Matos, 22, of New Jersey, died in the two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.


Off-duty deputy involved in shootout during attempted robbery in NW Harris County

SPRING BRANCH, Texas - A Precinct 6 constable deputy was off duty but still in uniform and on his way home when he saw four men in hoods run around the fence at a gas station in northwest Harris County.