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Montgomery County residents get crash course in spotting human trafficking

What do a young, 20-something man, an 18-year old cheerleader and a 71-year-old former restaurant owner have in common?. All three were convicted of human trafficking in Houston.


R. Kelly charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse, reports say

CHICAGO - Chicago prosecutors have charged R&B star R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, according to media reports citing court records. Thursday's charges come after years of allegations directed at Kelly, accusing the now 52-year-old of sexual misconduct involving women and underag


Conroe-Montgomery County Weekend Weather Forecast

CONROE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Rain in the morning and afternoon. Light rain in the afternoon. Partly cloudy throughout the day.


UPDATE: 2 killed by rooftop gunman in east Houston ambush identified

HOUSTON - A rooftop gunman who police say shot four people, killing two, is still on the loose after a Thursday evening shooting. The incident happened around 4:50 p.m. in the 12800 block of Eastbrook Drive, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said. The area is near the intersection of Maxey Road and W


Felony charge against 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff tossed

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was indicted in April 2018 on a state jail felony charge of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance vio


Montgomery County Hospital District was ranked No. 1 for customer service

Montgomery County Hospital District was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for customer service for the fourth year in a row this January by independent company EMS Survey Team. Based on 20 performance metrics, MCHD scored 95.43 and served more than 1,500 patient contracts per month. 1400 S. Loop 336 W., Conr


New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with solicitation of prostitution in sex sting

JUPITER, Florida (KTRK) -- Police in Florida have charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor.


Who ya gonna call? When there's a need in Montgomery County, it's this man

HOUSTON - Arnette Easley knows how to put together a good makeshift air conditioner. Last summer in Magnolia, Easley brought a fan to an elderly resident, and, seeing that it was only blowing the hot Texas air around, devised a low-tech contraption to cool the room: He placed a pan of cold water beh


'I'm a man of God': Driver accused of stealing ambulance, leading police on chase

CROSBY, Texas - A man is in custody after police said he stole an ambulance and led them on a slow-speed chase through northeast Harris County. Officers said Daniel Jacob Mitchell stole the ambulance from the Kingwood Medical Center around 3:20 a.m. Thursday before leading police on a chase that end


Texas lawmaker files bill to add 'In God We Trust' to government buildings

AUSTIN, Texas — On Thursday, Rep. Kyle Biedermann of Fredericksburg filed a bill in the Texas House of Representatives to add the U.S. national motto, In God We Trust, to the state’s government buildings.


Montgomery County to handle fire code inspections for Willis

Photo: Michael Minasi, Staff Photographer / Houston Chronicle. The city of Willis unanimously approved on Tuesday a proposed interlocal agreement for fire code enforcement between Montgomery County and the city of Willis.


Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'

A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall. But when the snake appeared to spring back to life on the grill, well, that may have been a little more rattling.


Texas robber duct-tapes store clerk, sets bound customer on fire: police

Authorities in Texas on Thursday said they arrested the suspect wanted for a violent robbery earlier that included duct-taping a convenience store clerk and customer and then pouring lighter fluid on the customer and setting the bound person on fire.


14-year-old rescued in sex trafficking bust at Houston hotel

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities say a 14-year-old girl was rescued during a human trafficking bust Thursday. Harris County constable deputies say the 14-year-old was among other girls or women who were being trafficked by a pimp at a motel.



On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 4:16 pm, MCHD, and Liberty County units responded to a crash involving a Chevrolet C2500 pickup on FM 2090 near the Liberty/Montgomery County line. Units arrived to find the driver, 62-year-old Sherry Bowles of Splendora deceased on the scene. A 3-year-old female


Texas cheerleader’s final moments before gas explosion at house kills her captured on video

A Texas girl’s family released shocking video that shows the 12-year-old cheerleader’s final moments before a gas explosion tore through her home and killed her last year. "Good morning, guys. It is 6:02 a.m.," Linda "Michellita" Rogers whispered in the Feb. 23, 2018 video. Those words were among th


Atascocita Middle School student arrested for bringing saw blade to school, having hit list

HUMBLE, Texas (KTRK) -- An Atascocita Middle School student was arrested for bringing a saw blade to school and having a written hit list of classmates' names. Principal Karl Koehler sent a letter to families Wednesday when the incident happened, saying, "the blade was about 8 inches and is the type


Texas Experiencing High Influenza Activity Levels Report Says

Texas is experiencing a high level of influenza-like illness (ILI) the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said. New York City and 29 states are also experiencing a high activity level of ILI.


South Texas 8-year-old dies hours after being diagnosed with flu

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A family in Rockport, Texas, is searching for answers after their son suddenly passed away on Sunday. Relatives said eight-year-old Martin Campbell came down with flu-like symptoms and then hours later, died. Now officials are waiting for test results to determine exactly wha


Montgomery County officials surprised at $2M car allowance expense for employees

Photo: Jason Fochtman, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer. The Montgomery County Commissioner Court will address car allowances for county employees in its next budget session after learning almost $2 million will be spent this year on personal vehicle expenses.