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Judge dismisses case against Texas toll dodger who used gadget to avoid $5,000 in fees
Updated at 4:40 p.m. April 18: Revised to reflect that the charge against Preston Talbot was dismissed. A Harris County judge has dismissed the case against a Texas man who dodged more than $5,000 in toll fees using a license-plate flipper, authorities said.
Pearland voters to decide whether to build 'no kill' animal shelter
PEARLAND, Texas — A “yes” for Proposition D could help Pearland Animal Shelter could reach “no kill” status. The current shelter at 2002 Old Alvin Road was built in 1997. At the time, there were roughly 30,000 people living in the City of Pearland. Now, the city has about 130,000 and countless more
Charges to remain against Texas driver who dodged paying over $5G in tolls with ‘license plate flipper’: cops
A Houston motorist was not quite free to drive off into the sunset on Thursday after a judge found “no probable cause” for the man’s arrest for allegedly using an illegal “license plate flipper” to avoid paying nearly $5,500 in tolls, authorities said.
Kersh Law Firm family lawyer indicted for allegedly sexually harassing client, exposing himself
A Brazoria County Grand Jury has indicted a Pearland divorce attorney on three charges of official oppression. Shane Kersh of the Pearland based Kersh Law Firm was indicted on three separate misdemeanor charges that accuse him of sexual misconduct that includes soliciting one of his clients for sex
Free Friendswood concert series to include ‘Voice’ performer
The city of Friendswood’s free annual Concert in the Park series starts May 3, carrying on a tradition since the early 1970s in which city residents gather to enjoy live music every Friday night in May and June in Stevenson Park.
Women arrested in Texas had baby in car seat sitting next to 275 pounds of pot, authorities say
Two Texas women had an infant boy with them when they were pulled over with 275 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle, authorities say. Ashley Renee Resendiz, 22, and Carla Michelle Resendiz, 47, were taken into custody Friday morning on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute an
One Person Killed, Several Injured After Church Bus Crashes on Texas Highway
A church bus has crashed on a Texas highway, killing one person and injuring several others. The crash happened about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday just outside the town of Warren, Texas, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Houston. The Texas Department of Public Safety says in a statement that a car
Walk-off gives Lady Bucs huge victory
CLUTE — In walk-off fashion, the Brazoswood Lady Bucs surprised first-place Pearland in a District 23-6A softball showdown, 1-0, at Lady Buc Field on Tuesday. Scoreless going into the seventh inning, Sam Herrera started things off for the Lady Bucs with a one out single to center field. Ali Celedon
East Texas man gets life sentence for aggravated robbery
GREGG COUNTY, Texas — A jury sentenced an East Texas man to life in prison on Thursday. According to Gregg County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, a jury found Michael Fred Houston guilty of aggravated robbery of an elderly individual.
Dogs reunited with owners after being found on side of Eastex Freeway
HOUSTON - A playful pair of pups felt right at home even though where they were staying was only temporary. The short stay was with the family that rescued them from the side of the Eastex Freeway.
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
Houston suburbs take top spots in new ranking of Texas' safest cities
Several Houston-area suburbs took top spots in a new ranking of the 65 safest cities in Texas. Researchers at SafeHome.org, a home security data website, compared violent and property crime trends, ratios of law enforcement officers to citizens and demographic metrics like population density and med
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.
Trial Of Houston Teen Accused Of Killing Parents Reveals Their Frustration Before Murders
Antonio and Dawn Armstrong seemed to be living the American dream. He was a former NFL player. The couple ran a gym franchise, First Class Training, together in Bellaire, a Houston suburb where they also lived. They had two sons, Joshua, and a daughter, Kyra, and appeared to be a happy family.
South Texas Lawyers Angry That an Alleged Judge-Briber Still Practices Law
For nearly a year now, McAllen solo practitioner Pat Nitsch has grown angry when he visits the McAllen County Courthouse and sees Edinburg attorney Noe Perez, who’s agreed to plead guilty in a criminal case alleging he paid bribes to a judge in exchange for favorable rulings.
Woman out $284K when she's told of lotto win on Facebook: Documents
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman in Austin found herself the target of an elaborate scam that promised her hundreds of thousands of dollars in winnings on Facebook, according to investigators.
Men On Texas 10 Most Wanted List Captured After Authorities Get Tips
AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Two convicted felons on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list have been caught in unrelated arrests. The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday announced the capture of 24-year-old Clifford Milton and 34-year-old Rodrigo Flores.
‘I been killing his kind,’ says man during racist rant at AT&T
FRIENDSWOOD, TX (KTRK/CNN) - Cellphone video captured a racist rant at an AT&T store in Texas. A customer berated a store employee all because he had to run a credit check. The incident was caught on camera and the police were quickly on the scene.
Woman slaps 70-year-old volunteer after receiving parking ticket, deputies say
HOUSTON - A woman was arrested and is accused of assaulting a parking enforcement volunteer after she received a citation for parking in a handicapped spot in west Houston, according to Constable Ted Heap's office.
Man in wheelchair may have been beaten to death outside Houston home care facility
A Navy veteran found mortally wounded outside the Houston boarding home in late March may have been beaten to death, witnesses and officials said. It was nighttime on March 24 when a nurse at Grace Assistant & Independent Living at 4003 Wayne Street found 79-year-old Hubert Heatherly bleeding on the