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Proprietors of small businesses in Houston's hardscrabble East End, resentful of criminals who can wreck their lives in a matter of moments, are striking back. Twice in the past five days, business owners or their relatives have fatally shot robbers on the premises of their...
Russell and Erin Miller met while deployed in Iraq in 2005 and discovered a shared passion for Dungeons and Dragons. Their interest in the popular role-playing game led to their marriage and settling down in Rice, 45 miles southeast of Dallas. The husband and wife, both in the...
Tucked away in the basement of the School of Social Work, dozens of students, alumni and community members meet to share stories and support each other in a fight for their lives. They come from places of chemical addiction, years plagued with anxiety, failed relationships and...
Juries in Texas — the nation's most-active death penalty state — sentenced only eight killers to die this year, the lowest number since 1976 when the U.S. Supreme Court ended its ban on capital punishment. Seventeen killers were put to death in 2010, six fewer than last year for...
The City of Dallas is overpaying for items by up to 400 percent in one of its stimulus programs, according to a review of documents by News 8. City staff approved invoices from contractors for $8 flourescent light bulbs and a $1,500 water heater — prices substantially higher...
The state's foster care agency since 2008 has required residential treatment centers to document each time restraints are used to subdue troubled and abused children, yet many don't do it diligently and some don't do it at all, records obtained by the Houston Chronicle show. The...
19-year-old Elijah Espinoza was killed on November 14th, when police say he was trying to break into a home. A man inside the home fired five shots through the back door, killing Espinoza. He hasn't been charged. Nelda Cuevas, Espinoza's mother, is looking for answers. Answers...
Driving his mud-spattered Suburban through a wood storage yard, Danny Vines gestures out the window at piles of lopped-off logs and bushy materials. “This is our fuel,” he says. “And it’s a waste product.” Just down the road from the storage yard, Vines' company, Aspen Power, is...
Mimi Coffey wants to scrap Texas' Driver Responsibility Program. If she doesn't accomplish the task first, the Texas Legislature appears poised to do so. The Fort Worth defense attorney has filed a federal lawsuit asserting that the surcharges assessed through the program are...