Trial on Harvey plant fire resumes after COVID-19 delay

HOUSTON (AP) — A trial in which a chemical manufacturer is facing charges over a fire at its suburban Houston plant during Hurricane Harvey that sent toxic smoke into the air in 2017 resumed on Thursd...

2nd Texas death row inmate declared intellectually disabled

HOUSTON (AP) — For the second time in as many weeks, Texas’ highest criminal court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of an inmate after agreeing with findings that he was ineligible to be execu...

Beta continues slow trek, bringing rain to several states

HOUSTON (AP) — A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi after having flooded homes and roa...

Biggest unknown with Beta is how much rain it will bring

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on the upper Texas coast on Monday evening. The storm made landfall about 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of Port OÇonnor, Texas, with m...

Tropical Storm Beta forecast to make landfall Monday

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical storm conditions were expected to begin Monday morning in parts of Texas and Louisiana as Tropical Storm Beta slowly worked its way into a part of the country that's already be...

Appeals court commutes death sentence of Texas inmate

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ highest criminal court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of a Mexican man after agreeing with findings that he was ineligible to be executed because of an intellectual dis...

2 charges dismissed in trial over plant fire during Harvey

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed two of the charges a chemical manufacturer and one of its former executives were facing during an ongoing trial over a fire at the company’s suburban Houston...

Houston chief: Officers ignored training in fatal shooting

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police officers initially seemed to be doing everything right during their April encounter with a man in the midst of a mental health crisis. But when the man picked up a stun g...

Union: 4 Houston police officers fired after fatal shooting

HOUSTON (AP) — Four Houston police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man who had a history of mental illness and appeared to have been on his knees before he was killed have been fired, the...

3 years after Harvey, some in Houston still waiting for help

HOUSTON (AP) — Some Houston residents say they endured difficult, often hazardous living conditions while waiting months, even years for help from the city to fix flood-damaged homes after Hurricane H...

Museum says displaying Confederate statue part of healing

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston museum dedicated to conserving African American culture said Tuesday that its decision to display a more than 100-year-old Confederate statue is about providing Black American...

Virus deaths hit new high in Texas as governor urges masks

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Signs in the Texas Panhandle urged voters to wear masks. Polling precincts were already staffed thin because some election workers backed out of the state's primary runoffs, cauti...

Texas set to resume executions after delay during pandemic

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas death row inmate condemned for fatally shooting an 82-year-old man nearly three decades ago was scheduled to die by lethal injection Wednesday, as the nation’s busiest death pen...

Bar owners worry as virus surges in their workplaces

HOUSTON (AP) — The din of conversation and music that normally fills The Cottonmouth Club in downtown Houston fell silent last Friday when the owners shut it down for a second time during the coronavi...

Texas set to resume executions after delay due to pandemic

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate condemned for fatally stabbing an 85-year-old woman more than two decades ago was scheduled to die by injection Tuesday, as the nation's busiest death penalty state prepa...