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A passenger on a United Airlines flight from Sacramento to Houston was questioned by police Friday evening after authorities reported a hazmat incident on the plane once it landed safety in at Bush Intercontinental Airport, according to a statement from the airlines. [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
This week, the Trump administration unveiled a new proposal that threatened to remove funding from clinics that supported or promoted abortion "as a method of family planning." [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A day after making headlines for having more than $12,000 in overdue tax bills, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Lupe Valdez on Friday began paying off some of the arrears. Dallas County Tax Office online records show Valdez, 70, the former Dallas County sheriff, had nearly $4,700 in pending payments on six properties she owns in Dallas -- including two that were being fully paid off. [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Had Cynthia Tisdale not been in the art room at Santa Fe High School a week ago helping to shelter students from a gunman, her family said, she would have turned 64 Friday. Instead her loved ones bid her farewell during a service at League City's Bay Area Church and buried her at the Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson. [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Ellis County District Attorney Patrick Wilson told WFAA-TV that his office is "investigating the possibility" of bringing charges against the woman. [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg is taking charge of the Houston Chronicle's editorial pages as vice president and editor for opinion. [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg is taking charge of the Houston Chronicle's opinion section as vice president and editor for opinion. [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
An East Texas killer scheduled for execution in June is hoping to evade the death chamber with a last-ditch appeal arguing he's too intellectually disabled to execute. [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A man gunned down a woman at an Acres Homes-area apartment Friday morning before turning the gun on himself, all while a 6-month-old baby was in the residence. [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source