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1 hr ago | Chron

Federal judge returns same-sex case back to state court

A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit involving city of Houston benefits for the spouses of same-sex married couples will be heard in state court.

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5 hrs ago | Click2Houston

Dozens of dogs rescued from home near Tomball

Aug. 29, 2014: Volunteers rescued more than 65 collies from a northwest Harris County home after the owner was forced by a court order to give them up.

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Related Topix: Tomball, TX

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Click2Houston

More than 65 dogs removed from home in Tomball area

Volunteers rescued more than 65 collies from a northwest Harris County home after the owner was forced by a court order to give them up.

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Related Topix: Tomball, TX

KTEN-TV Denison

Man charged with kidnapping in Houston van theft

Houston police say a man accused of stealing a daycare center minivan containing five young children has been charged with kidnapping.

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The Family Badge

Katy resident sues Sheriff over new social media policy

Carl Pittman, a Republican primary candidate for Harris County Sheriff in 2012, believes the new rules violate his first amendment rights to freedom of speech.

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Related Topix: Katy, TX

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

School shuttle service owner driving without a valid license

The woman who left five children outside a Southwest Houston fast food restaurant should never have been behind the wheel in the first place, an I-Team review of records has found.

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Related Topix: Stafford, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Click2Houston

Two men sought for stealing guns from storage facility

Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies are searching for two men who broke into a self storage facility Wednesday night and got away with almost two dozen rifles, pistols and shotguns, including at least one assault rifle.

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Chron

Judge rules school finance system unconstitutional

A judge on Thursday again declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional, reaffirming his 2013 ruling that struck down the current mode of funding public education as inefficient and inadequate.

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Related Topix: Texas, Education Etc., Houston, TX, Education, School Vouchers

Houston Press

Anonymous Tip Leads to Large Pot Bust in North Harris County

An anonymous tip to the Harris County Sheriff's Office led deputies to a large marijuana grow operation in North Harris County on Tuesday, according to sheriff's officials.

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Related Topix: Houston, TX, Fort Bend County, TX, Sugar Land, TX

Business Journal

Looming water shortage worries Houston developers

Bridgeland's lakes serve as detention ponds. The master-planned community uses the non-potable water from the lake to irrigate its landscaping, but also provide a recreational fishing amenity to its residents.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Conroe, TX

Chron

Plan to convert Astrodome to indoor park will depend on details

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett's proposal to turn the Astrodome into "the world's largest indoor park" and recreation area is definitely feasible, a local architect said Wednesday, but also one whose fate - and cost - will be dictated by the details.

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Related Topix: Spring, TX, Katy, TX

GlobeNewswire

Big Increase in Steel Moving Across Docks at Port of Houston Authority in July

More steel moved across the docks in July than any month since 2008, Executive Director Roger Guenther reported at the August 26 meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority.

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Related Topix: Houston, TX

Wed Aug 27, 2014

USA Today

Husband retrieves special coin wife had to use for toll

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A woman who feared she'd lost an irreplaceable coin at a Harris County toll booth got it back, thanks to her determined husband and a county employee who went above and beyond the call Husband retrieves special coin wife had to use for toll HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A woman who feared she'd lost an irreplaceable coin at a Harris ... (more)

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KHOU-TV Houston

Police looking for gas station robbery suspectsPolice looking for gas ...

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of these suspects Police looking for gas station robbery suspects Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of these suspects Check out this story on KHOU.com: ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cypress, TX

Sys-Con Media

Harris County Contracts with CryWolf to Reduce False Alarms

Public Safety Corporation, Inc. announced today that it signed a contract with Harris County, TX to install PSC's CryWolfA False Alarm Management software to help enforce the cities alarm ordinances.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Homicide investigators looking into shooting death in...

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- Deputies near Channelview were investigating the shooting death of a man inside a mobile home on Tuesday evening.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Channelview, TX

KHOU-TV Houston

Family, pet birds escape house fire

Family of four, pet birds make safe escape from Harris County house fire Investigators said it appeared the fire started on the stove Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/2014/08/27/family-of-four-pet-birds-make-safe-escape-from-harris-county-house-fire/14676627/ HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A family of four and their ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pets, Birds, Fire

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Latest proposal for Astrodome: massive indoor park

The iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome could come back to life as an indoor park that county officials say would be the world's largest, according to the newest proposal for reusing the stadium and saving it from demolition.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Firefighters battling large fire in City of South Houston

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- Firefighters responded to a large fire at a warehouse along Spencer Highway around lunchtime Tuesday.

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Related Topix: South Houston, TX

Houston Chronicle

Rapid pulse

Nursing school involves classroom and simulation labs as well as hands-on clinical experiences.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, University of Houston Victoria, University of Texas Medical Branch, Opinion

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