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Baywood Foods owner retiring; Arlan’s taking over

FREEPORT — Baywood Foods will likely be an Arlan’s by the end of next week after the longtime Freeport grocery store changes hands, Ames Arlan confirmed Thursday. Tony Wood, owner of Baywood Foods, is retiring and selling the store, Arlan said. Multiple messages left for Wood at Baywood Foods this w


Widow sets herself on fire as she's about to be arrested for husband's murder in northeast Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police say they were trying to arrest a 69-year-old widow for her husband's murder when she apparently set herself and the home on fire. Firefighters were called to the home in the 9900 block of Valley Wind Drive just after 10 a.m.


Freeport refuses RV park's refund request

FREEPORT — The Freeport RV Park will not get back $400 for a plumbing bill after miscommunication with the city over a backed-up sewer line, city leaders decided. “In my conversation with the RV park owner, he said in the past, he could just call the city manager and get the credit funded,” Mayor Tr


Three dozen arrested in Central Texas gang crackdown

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Three dozen violent offenders and fugitives were arrested during a large-scale three-day gang crackdown in Killeen and Bell County, police said Friday evening.


Brazoria County releases emergency preparedness app

The Brazoria County Office of Emergency Management has released a free mobile app, ReadyBrazoriaCounty, just in time for hurricane season. The app will help residents build a personal preparedness plan and receive real-time updates during emergencies from Brazoria Co.


Texas cops find 275 pounds of pot next to baby in car seat, women arrested: report

Texas Border Patrol officials said they discovered a baby in a car seat next to 275 pounds of marijuana after they pulled a vehicle over last Friday, a report said. Ashley Renee Resendiz, 22, and Carla Michelle Resendiz, 47, both of Texas, were arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to dis


Woman Sues Texas Water Park For $1M After Son Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba

WACO (CBSDFW.COM) – The mother of a surfer who died from a “brain-eating amoeba” after visiting a surf park in Texas has filed a $1 million wrongful death lawsuit. New Jersey native Fabrizio Stabile died in September 2018. The man’s mother, Rita Stabile, claims BSR Surf Resort, owners of Parsons Bar


TDECU named corporate member of the year by the Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber

The Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently named TDECU its 2019 Corporate Member of the Year. TDECU received the award for its significant community involvement “on all fronts,” within Brazoria County and beyond. TDECU representatives also head up one of the chamber’s business develop


Woman sets self on fire as officers serve warrant, police say

HOUSTON — BREAKING UPDATE - Police say they were serving a warrant at the woman's home when she set herself on fire. Check back for updates to this story. Paramedics took a woman to the hospital after she was hurt in a house fire in northeast Houston.


Police chase ends in north Harris County

HOUSTON — Police chased the driver of a silver SUV near Interstate 45 and Beltway 8. The chase appeared to be headed toward Bush Airport and ended near Old Humble Road. It was not immediately clear what led to the chase.


Thousands take to the dark in adult-only Easter egg hunt

LAKE JACKSON, Texas (KTRK) -- It wasn't your typical egg scrambled, but a massive egg scramble with 20,000 to scramble for. For hundreds of adults in Lake Jackson, it was go time Thursday night.


Union Pacific 'pauses' construction of new $550 million Texas rail yard

Union Pacific is "pausing" construction of its new $550 million rail yard in Texas. The Omaha, Neb.-based company said it will shift the money it committed this year to the Brazos project to instead make improvements to its 760-mile line running from El Paso to Los Angeles.


Texas swimmer sues vitamin maker: 'I want them to know the damage they've done'

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Madisyn Cox has always been competitive. She's testing that spirit in a new way. Cox, 23, is suing Dallas-based Cooper Clinic, claiming it "produced, distributed, and sold" a multivitamin that turned out to be tainted with Trimetazidine. The drug is known to aid in improving the c


Hello, stranger: How doorbell cameras in North Texas are helping police and residents catch bad guys

The first calls came into Frisco’s 911 dispatch center early one morning in late January. Residents were reporting a string of car burglaries, and they had video to prove it.


New North Texas Congregation Has Church to Call Home for Easter and Beyond

The thing that brought the newly formed Gracia Viva church and the established Oak Lawn United Methodist Church in Dallas together under one roof, is an issue that is dividing the United Methodist Church worldwide.


North Texas mother reported missing after not picking up child from babysitter

MESQUITE, Texas — The Mesquite police department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing mother. Authorities are searching for 26-year-old Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes after she never returned to pick up her child from the babysitter Wednesday night.


Customer alleges car restoration company failed to properly fix Jeep

GALVESTON — A Brazoria County man is suing a Kemah car restoration company, alleging failure to restore his Jeep as represented. Michael Knuckey of Pearland filed a complaint April 18 in Galveston County District Court against Chipz and Dentz Away LLC and Joseph Peters, alleging fraud, negligent mis


Texas woman gets 15 years in jail for stealing $1.3M from rodeo

FORT WORTH, Texas – A former bookkeeper for the Stockyards Northside Rodeo has been sentenced to prison for stealing $1.3 million from the rodeo over three years. According to the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office, D’ann Elizabeth Wagner was given a 15-year sentence after pleading g


Man carrying cross on Good Friday says he's going as far as 'Holy Spirit leads him'

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- Our ABC13 photographer saw a man carrying a cross along Highway 6 in Missouri City. Israel Uvalde left Friday morning from Oyster Creek. He said he's carrying it as far as "the Holy Spirit leads him on this Good Friday."


Central Texas boy injured in crane-SUV crash now breathing on his own

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Fourteen-month-old Kyngston Churchill, who was injured in a crane-SUV crash in April in Harker Heights, is now breathing on his own at a Temple hospital, his mother said Friday.