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3 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Chron

Channelview neighbors watching home fatally shoot intruder

Before the Channelview homeowners moved away, they asked the couple next door for a favor - to watch their vacant property.

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Related Topix: Channelview, TX

Click2Houston

Couple protecting neighbor's home shoots, kills alleged intruder

ABUSING HIS VETO POWER AND COERCION OF PUBLIC SERVANT AND IF CONVICTED COULD FACE UP TO 109 YEARS IN PRISON.

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Related Topix: Channelview, TX

Click2Houston

One arrested, one on the run after chase in Channelview

August 25, 2014: One is arrested and another person is on the run after a police chase in Channelview.

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Related Topix: Channelview, TX

KHOU-TV Houston

Motorcyclist killed in crash west of Spring

SPRING, Texas -- Deputies responded to a motorcycle crash west of Spring late Sunday.

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Related Topix: Spring, TX, Louetta, TX

Sun Aug 24, 2014

SFGate

Houston gangs extend turf to suburbs

As gang members in Houston extend their turf to surrounding suburbs, officials in those areas are developing strategies for countering them.

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Related Topix: Texas, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Fort Bend County, TX, Montgomery County, TX

KHOU-TV Houston

Smoke shop clerk robbed, fatally shot

Smoke shop clerk robbed, fatally shot The suspect is believed to be the same person responsible for multiple "smoke shop" robberies in the county Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/news/crime/2014/08/24/smoke-shop-clerk-robbed-fatally-shot/14527969/ HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A suspect pulled out a gun, robbed the FM 529 Smoke ... (more)

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Click2Houston

Harris County sheriff hosts NextDoor Night Out

WHAT THE COUNTY IS DOING STARTING TONIGHT THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT. FIRST, SHERIFF ADRIAN GARCIA REACHES OUT TO A COMMUNITY TORN APART BY TRAGEDY.

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Related Topix: Cypress, TX

Click2Houston

Harris County Sheriff meets with community members

WHAT THE COUNTY IS DOING STARTING TONIGHT THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT. FIRST, SHERIFF ADRIAN GARCIA REACHES OUT TO A COMMUNITY TORN APART BY TRAGEDY.

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The Family Badge

Houston Firefighters Vow to Protect Future Hire Retirement Pensions from Mayor Parker

"The City already asked permission for this scheme in Harris County District Court but was denied, as it is contrary to the Texas Constitution and statutes.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement, Social Security

Houston Press

Deja Vu at the Montgomery County Jail

Those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. As Montgomery County officials consider spending $200 million on expanding their jail, let's hope they keep the old maxim in mind.

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Related Topix: Prison, Montgomery County, TX, Montgomery County Jail, State Prisons

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Bay Area Observer

Largest Advanced Citizens Police Academy Graduation Celebrated

On August 12th, 2014 the La Porte Police Department proudly hosted a graduation ceremony for the most recent members of their Advanced Citizens Police Academy course.

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Related Topix: La Porte, TX

Click2Houston

Bus route changes in Aldine concern parents

HUNTERS WENT IN TO INVESTIGATE 96L TODAY. THANK YOU, SIR. AS OUR CHILDREN HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK, ONE MOM SAYS THIS YEAR HER CHILDREN WILL BE WALKING INSTEAD OF TAKING THE BUS BECAUSE THEIR BUS ROUTE WAS ELIMINATED.

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Related Topix: Aldine, TX, Family, Kids, Education Etc., Houston, TX

Chron

'Armed and dangerous' robbery suspect sought by HSCO

Harris County Sheriff's Office say the man is armed and dangerous and suspected of robbery several area smoke shops at gun point.

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Related Topix: Fort Bend County, TX

Business Insurance

Court upholds judgment against Union Pacific in railroad worker's death

The Texas Court of Appeals has affirmed a $1.2 million judgment awarded to the family of a railroad employee who died from complications after being injured on the job.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Transportation, Railroads, Union Pacific Railroad

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