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2 hrs ago | Chron

Emmett briefs historical commission on Dome proposal

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett speaks during a press conference where the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation announced a literacy plan for the city at the Hobby Center, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Houston. As a group of national experts convenes to figure out what is best to do with the Astrodome, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett on Tuesday briefed the chairman and staff of the Texas Historical Commission about his proposal to turn the vacant stadium into an indoor park and about the repair he says is needed no matter what happens to the 1965 structure.

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10 hrs ago | Dallas Observer

Texas Cops Are Going to Fight Like Hell Against Cell-Phone Privacy Protections

Last night in Houston two masked men, armed with a revolver and a shotgun, stormed a Denny's and raided the cash register . The same scene has played out on security footage at dozens of Houston-area IHOPs and Denny's, albeit occasionally with bloodshed .

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11 hrs ago | MySanAntonio.com

Vince Young finds himself at the center of another lawsuit

Former NFL and University of Texas quarterback Vince Young and his former business manager, Ron Peoples, have been sued in Harris County by a company trying to collect payment on a $700,000 loan that Young obtained from a Dallas man in April 2011, according to court records. The lawsuit, filed in late August by Triton RMS, a Katy company that acquired the debt last year, alleges that the unpaid loan plus principal and an origination fee now totals $1.163 million.

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Related Topix: Katy, TX, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Houston, TX

15 hrs ago | The Family Badge

Scalded Pasadena baby's parents sentenced

William Jace Cain appeared to have been scalded from the waist down and was in cardiac arrest in March 2013 when he was brought by his parents to Bayshore Medical Center He died shortly after arriving at the hospital. The child's death was ruled a homicide caused by "complications of thermal injuries," according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

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Related Topix: Pasadena, TX, State Prisons, Prison

20 hrs ago | KCBD-TV Lubbock

Texas couple sentenced in child death case

A Pasadena man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and his wife has received probation for injuring their 10-month-old son who died after being scalded. A Harris County judge sentenced 24-year-old William Cain and 22-year-old Vickie Cain last week.

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Related Topix: Pasadena, TX

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Resident expresses frustration over repeated hoax calls to...

Resident expresses frustration over repeated hoax calls to 911 Resident expresses frustration over repeated hoax calls to 911 Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/15/resident-expresses-frustration-over-repeated-hoax-calls-to-911/15690243/ Twice in three days police swarmed a house in Tomball only to find the call that brought them there was a hoax. More than a half dozen officers rushed, with lights and sirens blaring, to the address of the call, which they called priority one.

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Related Topix: Tomball, TX

Chron

Suspect arrested in N. Harris slaying

Harris County sheriff's deputies arrested Christopher Anthony Campos Jr. in the June 14 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Michael Turner . Officers heard gunfire that night while breaking up a party outside a home in the 2000 block of Greenbriar Colony.

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Chron

Accused Metro robber arrested

INCIDENT #1: The suspect casually walks past his victim, then snatches his target's belongings before dashing across the METRO tracks and disappearing. INCIDENT #1: The suspect casually walks past his victim, then snatches his target's belongings before dashing across the METRO tracks and disappearing.

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Related Topix: Fort Bend County, TX

The Beaumont Enterprise

Trial of Texas doctor accused in poisoning begins

Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo sits in court on the first day of her trial on a felony charge of aggravated assault,at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center Monday, Sept.

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Houston Press

Harris County Treasurer Candidate Brings His Moms Into Politics

Rick Perry does it; Ted Cruz does it; Harris County treasurer nominee David Rosen doesn't see why he can't run on a family values platform too just because he has two moms. In a bid to redefine the tired jargon of political ads, Rosen released a video starring his mothers, retired HISD teachers who have been married for only two years out of a decades-long relationship.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Gay/Lesbian

JD Supra

English Contract Law: Choice of Law and Forum Trumped?

In Fern Computer Consultancy Ltd v Intergraph Cadworx & Analysis Solutions Inc [2014] EWHC 2908 , the English High Court analyzed the arguments for and against non-English forum selection and choice of law terms in commercial contracts involving English parties or performance in England, as well as permissive service of English court proceedings out of the jurisdiction. While the outcome was not final, it certainly sends a note of caution and a reminder to consult English qualified counsel before assuming that application of English law and English court proceedings can be avoided by contract.

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Houston Press

Juvenile Probation Takes On Child Trafficking in Houston

On September 4th, the Harris County Sheriff's Office gave the Juvenile Probation Department a check for $300,000 in an effort to help victims of child trafficking. Houston is often called a hub for trafficking victims, both domestic and international, but to no one's surprise, these numbers are far more complicated, and so are the victims' experiences.

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Related Topix: US News

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Authorities searching for aggressive robberya

Authorities searching for aggressive robbery suspect Authorities are searching for a man they suspect is responsible for a rash of robberies in the Midtown area. Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/13/authorities-searching-for-aggressive-robbery-suspect/15580051/ HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Authorities are searching for a man they suspect is responsible for a rash of robberies in the Midtown area.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Suspect in DWI crash on Highway 6 airlifted

Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office said a suspected drunken driver was critically injured in a crash early Friday. Life Flight takes suspected drunk driver to hospital after Highway 6 crash Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office said a suspected drunken driver was critically injured in a crash early Friday.

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The Beaumont Enterprise

Teen convicted in stabbing of Spring student

A Harris County jury found Luis Alfaro guilty of manslaughter in the stabbing death last year of a Spring High School student on Sept.

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Related Topix: Spring, TX, Houston, TX

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Fort Bend Star

Civil Servant of the Week: Constable Deputy David Rivera

Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable Deputy David Rivera never thought last week Wednesday would end with rescuing five children wanted in connection with an amber alert. What started as a normal day, turned into a day testing Rivera's Deputy training.

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Related Topix: Fort Bend County, TX, Sugar Land, TX, Cinco Ranch, TX

D Magazine

Why Are District Attorney and Judicial Elections Partisan?

Yes, Republican Susan Hawk, who's seeking the Dallas County district attorney's job, is most likely making the argument out of convenience and self-interest, but isn't she absolutely right that we shouldn't be electing our top prosecutors based upon party affiliation ? "Our District Attorney should be focused on law enforcement, not partisan politics," Hawk said in a prepared statement. "Today, party politics permeates our DA's office, from hiring and firing to who gets prosecuted and who goes free.

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Related Topix: US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KHOU-TV Houston

Alert neighbor helps stop burglary-in-progress ata

Deputies said one of three burglar suspects was taken into custody at a home in southwest Harris County late Tuesday. Alert neighbor helps stop burglary-in-progress at SW Harris County home HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- Deputies said one of three burglar suspects was taken into custody at a home in southwest Harris County late Tuesday.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Baytown police searching for clues after mana s body found in...

Baytown police searching for clues after man's body found in apartment Investigators are searching for clues after a man was found dead in his Baytown apartment Monday morning, police said. Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/10/baytown-police-searching-for-clues-after-mans-body-found-in-apartment/15407013/ BAYTOWN, Texas - Investigators are searching for clues after a man was found dead in his Baytown apartment Monday morning, police said.

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Related Topix: Baytown, TX

KYTX-TV News

Court records reveal Haskell planned and plotted shooting rampage

HOUSTON -- Days before his arrest and more than 1,500 miles away from Houston, Ronald Haskell was allegedly hatching up an evil plan, according to court records obtained by the 11 News I-Team.That plan is now being pieced together by Homicide Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Department. Shortly after the July 9 massacre in Spring, they searched Haskell's pickup truck, recovering a laptop computer, two cell phones, and other telling evidence, according to an affidavit for search warrant filed by Sgt.

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Related Topix: Spring, TX

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