Groups tout program they say rebuilds faster after disaster

HOUSTON (AP) — For Houston resident Scenacia Jones, the experience of getting her new home through an innovative way of building post-disaster housing was like an experiment. Jones a...

Remains found in Arkansas identified as Maleah Davis

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say the remains found in Arkansas last week have been identified as those of a missing 4-year-old Texas girl. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Scien...

Searchers going to Arkansas to look for missing Texas girl

HOUSTON (AP) — Searchers are headed to Arkansas to look for a missing 4-year-old Texas girl after a community activist said the man arrested in connection with her disappearance confessed he disposed ...

Mother of missing Texas girl heckled after canceled hearing

HOUSTON (AP) — The mother of a missing 4-year-old Texas girl was heckled outside a courtroom by a group of people who questioned if she had done enough to protect her daughter before her disappearance...

Trial to determine if government liable for Harvey flooding

HOUSTON (AP) — Residents seeking compensation after their Houston-area homes and businesses were flooded by two federally owned reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey say authorities knew for decades that...

Texas school shooting suspect to face federal charges

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for an 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school says federal prosecutors plan to file charges against the former student after they had previ...

Murder charge dropped against ex-deputy in deadly fight

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors are dropping a murder charge against a former deputy who had been accused along with her husband in the strangulation death of a man they confronted outside a Houston-area r...

Cleanup begins at Texas petrochemicals facility

HOUSTON (AP) — Crews on Wednesday extinguished a fire that burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility and began cleaning up the site. International Terminals C...

Friends seek to clear Houston couple killed in drug raid

HOUSTON (AP) — Friends of a Houston couple fatally shot by police during a drug raid of their home continue pushing back against claims the two were criminals. They say the shock and...

Chief: Union head's comments after shooting 'over the top'

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's police chief on Thursday distanced his agency from comments made by the head of the police officers' union that seemed to imply this week's shooting that injured five officers...

Shooting that hurt 5 officers started with warrant attempt

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's police chief says what began as an attempt to serve a search warrant at a suspected drug house turned into a gun battle that killed two suspects and injured five officers, inc...

Houston home to rival Martin Luther King Day parades

HOUSTON (AP) — For more than two decades, Houston has had competing parades on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with organizers lobbing allegations of favoritism and conspiracy at each other and at city of...

2nd suspect charged in shooting death of Jazmine Barnes

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities announced Tuesday that a second black man has been charged in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old Houston black girl, whose death her family had initially believed w...

Prosecutor: Duo attacked wrong car in deadly drive-by

HOUSTON (AP) — Two men suspected in a drive-by shooting that killed a 7-year-old black Houston girl and that was initially investigated as a possible hate crime mistakenly thought they were attacking ...

Houston wins praise for handling of girl's drive-by shooting

HOUSTON (AP) — Activists are praising Houston area law enforcement for pursuing a tip that led to the arrest of an African-American man in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old black girl. ...