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Ex-police officer sent to prison after drug stop

HOUSTON – A former officer with the Houston Police Department (HPD) has been ordered to prison after admitting her guilt in a Houston-area cocaine conspiracy, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Julissa...

Mayor Sylvester Turner Testifies Before the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee, Oversight Subcommittee

HOUSTON - Mayor Sylvester Turner is testifying before a U.S. House subcommittee looking into the failure of the Texas power grid today. Turner is urging Congress to help local communities prepare for the...

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and UP Art Studio invite Texas Artists to apply to the Mini Murals Program Artist Registry 2021

HOUSTON - The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs and UP Art Studio invite Texas Artists to apply to the Mini Murals Program Artist Registry 2021. The program has paid local artists over $300,000 over the past five...

11 Fort Bliss soldiers injured after ingesting an unknown substance

FORT BLISS, TX - Nearly a dozen soldiers at the Fort Bliss military base were injured after ingesting an unknown substance during a field training exercise. According to a news release Friday...

UPDATE: Houston Health COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Completely Booked

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic appointments are booked for the remainder of the month and the department is no longer taking additional appointments at this time.    The...

City of Houston Extends Suspension of All Jury Trials and Jury Duty

HOUSTON - Due to changing circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic the City of Houston Municipal Courts Department has decided to extend the suspension of all jury trials, jury duty, and arraignments starting January 1, 2021, until further...

Mayor Sylvester Turner calls for TxDOT to increase funding for housing and flood control

HOUSTON - Yesterday (Dec. 8), Mayor Sylvester Turner sent a letter to TxDOT District Engineer Eliza Paul, P.E. and Sue Theiss, Director of Project Development, regarding the North Houston Highway Improvement Project.

Mayor Turner Announces New City Attorney to Replace Ron Lewis

HOUSTON, TX - Mayor Sylvester Turner has selected a familiar name and a well-respected attorney to join the administration as the City’s chief legal counsel and advisor. The mayor announced Thursday that...

Mayor Turner Recommends Vigilance As Texas Preps To Take The Next Steps In Opening More Businesses

HOUSTON, TX - Mayor Sylvester Turner issued the following statement today about the state's expanded COVID-19 reopening plan, which is expected to be announced next week. "We must remain vigilant and not...
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Hamilton wins chaotic Saudi GP to move level with Verstappen in title fight

Lewis Hamilton won a crazy, twice-halted Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Sunday (December 5) to send the...
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Free at-home COVID test plan will blunt Omicron spread

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer urged Americans to seek out free, at-home COVID test kits that are being distributed at community health centers...

“A uniquely American problem,” says Michigan Governor after deadly school shooting

A 15-year-old boy killed three fellow high school students and wounded eight other people upon opening fire with a semi-automatic handgun at...

U.S. congressman posts family Christmas picture with guns, days after school shooting

A U.S. congressman on Saturday (December 4) posted a Christmas picture of himself and what appeared to be his family, smiling and...

Solar Eclipse brings minutes to darkness to Antarctic summer

Video released by NASA showed a total solar eclipse as seen from Western Antarctica on Saturday (4 December). The...