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Houston Cop Who Led Deadly Raid Lied, Bill To Mandate Notification If A House Sits In A Reservoir, And Lawsuit Over Release Of Misdemeanor Defendants In Harris County

These are some of the stories Houston Public Media is covering. Houston Cop Who Led A Deadly Drug Raid Lied About Informant. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said on Friday the case agent who led a January 28 deadly raid in which five officers were wounded and two people were killed lied about a con


Baytown teen’s death blamed on congested access

A death of a 16-year-old Baytown girl has led to speculation of traffic having played a part in the tragedy that happened Friday evening. The child’s grandmother said she died following a seizure at her residence in the West Meadows subdivision and local paramedics not being able to arrive in time t


Boy recounts attempted abduction in NW Harris County neighborhood

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A Harris County family is unnerved after their son was the apparent target of an attempted abduction. Surveillance video shows just how close the alleged creeper got to the 11-year-old.


People are fed up with road closures on I-10 near Baytown

BAYTOWN, Texas — Residents living in a subdivision off Interstate 10 east near Baytown say road closures have been ruining their lives. They say there is only one way out of their neighborhood and it leads directly to the I-10 feeder road.


Texas border town fights construction of border wall, fearing it could displace homes

ROMA, Texas — This small border town is hitting a wall. This past week, the border security deal reached by Congress and signed by President Trump set aside $1.35 billion for fencing and barriers at the border. Apart from the national emergency Trump declared to secure additional billions for the bo


Driver at large after crashing into elderly woman's home in NE Harris County

MT. HOUSTON, Texas - A driver is on the run after deputies say the person crashed into a home in northeast Harris County. The incident happened around 2 a.m. Friday at a house near Ciceter Road and Hollybrook Lane, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.


Two charged after Texas toddler's body found in bucket of acid

LAREDO, Texas — LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas couple has been arrested after the remains of their 2-year-old daughter were found in a bucket apparently containing acid.


Suit alleges Harris County judges circumvented defendant's constitutional right to bail

HOUSTON – A lawsuit involving the on-going fight between bail reform and the legal right to bail was filed Feb. 14 in Harris County District Court. The case of McCleveland v. Salgado pertains to actions taken by all 16 misdemeanor Criminal Court at Law judges in Harris County who, it is alleged, cir


5 Pasadena Area Foreclosures Selling Now

PASADENA, TX — Do you feel like affordable houses are pretty tough to find in your community? . A tour of the latest foreclosures in the Pasadena area might be your best bet!


City vs. firefighter lawsuit resolution still two weeks out

While cities across Texas have dropped lawsuits against cancer-stricken firefighters, the City of Baytown continues to push ahead against Battalion Chief Patrick Mahoney. Both await a determination a summary judgment.


HPD WARRANT: Informant didn't buy drugs from suspects killed in police shootout

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A confidential informant didn't buy drugs at the southeast Houston home where a botched police raid turned into a deadly shootout last month, according to a new search warrant.


Council briefs: Brunson work payment

Council approved its part of extended Brunson work. After the Baytown Municipal Development District approved the cost of the Brunson Theater renovation project by $24,032, the city did its part by authorizing an amendment to an agreement made with the MDD to take care of some extra work on the hist


Body recovered during search for missing 60-year-old fisherman in Texas City: Coast Guard

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- The search for a missing 60-year-old fisherman out of Texas City has come to an end. On Saturday, the Coast Guard said a body was recovered during the search for Dale Wolfe.


Sen. Angela Paxton files bill that would allow her husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, to issue exemptions from securities regulations

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.


Woman killed after car runs stop sign, causing 2-vehicle crash

HOUSTON - A woman was killed Saturday night after a car failed to yield at a stop sign and crashed into another vehicle, officials said. The accident was reported at 7:02 p.m. in the 4900 block of West Bellfort Avenue.


20 years of active shooter drills in schools

Long before an ex-student opened fire on his former classmates in Parkland, Florida, many school districts conducted regular shooting drills — exercises that sometimes included simulated gunfire and blood and often happened with no warning that the attack wasn’t real.


Former Houston Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas involved in Denver car crash

DENVER, Colorado (KTRK) -- A crash involving former Houston Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is under investigation by the Denver Police Department. The crash happened around 12:20 a.m. Saturday, as officers responded to a single vehicle rollover crash.


Truck driver possibly trying to abduct 11-year-old boy caught on camera

HARRIS COUNTY (KTRK) -- A northwest Harris County mother wants to identify the truck driver she thinks tried to abduct her 11-year-old son. Home security video shows the truck driver slowing down in front of Christie Rivera's house.


2 shot outside northwest Houston gas station, 1 dies, police say

HOUSTON - One man is dead early Saturday after he and another man were shot at a gas station, police said. Houston police said the shooting was reported around 3:45 a.m. in the 1600 block of West Little York Road, near Montgomery Road.


These are some of the wackiest laws in Texas

HOUSTON — We all know Texans love the Lone Star State - our legacy, our lands, even our laws - no matter how bizarre they may be. There are odd ones out there, some of them are still alive today.