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Houston: Largest city in Texas
Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas, fourth most populous city in the United States, as well as the sixth most populous in North America, with an estimated 2018 population of 2,325,502. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which is the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second most populous in Texas after the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, with a population of 6,997,384 in 2018.


'They were friends': Texas teen mistakenly shot, killed ROTC member in class, officials say

A 16-year-old student mistakenly shot his friend in their Houston-area high school's ROTC room before fleeing and being arrested, officials said. - Published

Texas teen mistakenly killed friend in high school ROTC class, officials say

A 16-year-old student mistakenly shot his friend in their Houston-area high school's ROTC room before fleeing and being arrested, officials said. - Published

Videos for Houston

Biden Gets Another Big Endorsement [Video]Biden Gets Another Big Endorsement

On Monday, Freshman Rep. Colin Allred endorsed Joe Biden. Biden now has ten endorsement from a black member of Congress. This is his fifth endorsement from the Texas’ congressional delegation. “I..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Atlas Air Coworkers Slam Co-Pilot Of Crashed Flight 3591 [Video]Atlas Air Coworkers Slam Co-Pilot Of Crashed Flight 3591

Two pilots were at the helm of Atlas Air Flight 3591, which it crashed on February 23 in Houston, Texas. That flight was carrying Amazon and US Postal Service cargo, and was contracted by Amazon. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Police chief blasts NRA, senators after cop's death [Video]Police chief blasts NRA, senators after cop's death

In a fiery press conference Monday, Houston's Police Chief lashed out at the National Rifle Association and three top Republican lawmakers - including two from his state - after the recent death of one..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:18Published

McDonald's Is Testing New Chicken Sandwiches [Video]McDonald's Is Testing New Chicken Sandwiches

The new crispy chicken sandwich and deluxe crispy chicken sandwich are being tested in Houston.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published


Allegiant continues push into major cities, with new Chicago, Boston, Houston flights

Rapidly growing no-frills carrier Allegiant Air is offering one-way introductory fares starting at $33 on some of its new routes. - Published

As Astros empire collapses, players, executives must ponder one question: Was it worth it?

Houston's World Series title and run of playoff appearances is suddenly tainted by the cheating scandal. Was the success worth it in the end? - Published

Chiefs rally to historic comeback against Texans, return to AFC Championship Game

Kansas City fell in a 24-0 hole early, but Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce helped lift their team past Houston with a dazzling surge. - Published

Storms sweep southern US, Midwest as death toll rises to 11

storms sweep southern us, midwest as death toll rises to 11
HOUSTON: Severe storms sweeping across southern portions of the US and up into the Midwest were blamed on Saturday in the deaths of at least 11 people, including two first responders, as high winds,..
WorldNews - Published

Texas governor to reject new refugees, first under Trump

texas governor to reject new refugees, first under trump
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas will no longer accept the resettlement of new refugees, becoming the first state known to do so under a recent Trump administration order, Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday...
WorldNews - Published

These Houston residents dream of moving to where the air is clear

On the east side of Houston, the white plumes of the Texas oil and chemical refineries are a constant backdrop for residents of the Manchester neighborhood.
Reuters - Published

Harden has 35 as Rockets down Nuggets 130-104

harden has 35 as rockets down nuggets 130-104
HOUSTON (AP) — Now that the Houston Rockets are healthy, James Harden is excited for his team’s possibilities. But he knows there will be ups and downs as his teammates figure out how to play..
WorldNews - Published

9 Shot, 2 Fatally, in Ambush at Music Video Filming, Official Says

A group of men were filming a rap video when shots were fired Friday night in a parking lot near Houston. - Published

Toys R Us re-emerges with new, smaller stores

Following its 2018 bankruptcy and liquidation, Toys R Us has re-emerged under new ownership, starting with two new "experiential stores," which opened in November in Paramus, N.J. and Houston, Texas.. - Published

Government Liable to Some Hurricane Harvey Victims, Judge Rules

The government knew that overflowing reservoirs could flood private properties in the Houston area, the judge wrote. - Published

U.S. liable for home damages from flooding during 2017 hurricane: court

Hundreds of Houston homeowners near U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed reservoirs may receive compensation for flooding of their properties during 2017's Hurricane Harvey, a federal judge ruled on..
Reuters - Published

Dozens decontaminated after Houston mercury spill

Officials say dozens of people were decontaminated as a precaution after trace amounts of mercury spilled at three locations in Houston. A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection.. - Published

Rapper Scarface in runoff for Houston City Council seat

rapper scarface in runoff for houston city council seat
HOUSTON (AP) — As a member of Houston’s pioneering rap group The Geto Boys, Brad Jordan co-wrote the early 1990s hip-hop anthem “Mind Playing Tricks on Me.” Now, the 49-year-old rapper better..
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Slain Houston officer honored in funeral service

A Houston police sergeant who was fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call was remembered Thursday for his friendship and faith, his quirkiness and his service to others. (Dec. 12) - Published

Bulletproof vest did not fail in fatal shooting of Houston police officer, chief says

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says body armor didn't fail Sgt. Christopher Brewster, who was killed while responding to a domestic violence call - Published

Texas prisoner becomes 22nd executed in US this year

texas prisoner becomes 22nd executed in us this year
A Texas man who killed a prison officer has been executed, bringing to 22 the number of people put to death in the US this year. Travis Runnels, 46, was pronounced dead at 7.26pm (1.26am Irish time),..
WorldNews - Published

Texas officer run over, killed during traffic stop

Authorities in Texas are searching the man suspected of fatally striking a Houston-area police officer as he fled a traffic stop. (Dec. 11) - Published

NFL power rankings: Packers, Chiefs rejoin top five after Week 14 shuffle

Losses by Seattle and Houston created room for movement atop this week's poll of league's best. - Published

Chief slams federal lawmakers after officer death

Houston police chief slammed federal lawmakers for not doing enough to combat gun violence following the fatal shooting of a Houston officer. (Dec. 9) - Published

A study of Saturn's largest moon may offer insights for earth

a study of saturn's largest moon may offer insights for earth
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 04, 2019 Scientists studying the weather and...
WorldNews - Published

McDonald's enters Chicken Sandwich War with test of two new crispy chicken sandwiches

McDonald's is testing two new crispy chicken sandwiches in Houston and Knoxville. Will the sandwiches launch nationwide? - Published

Texas Is Taking Over Houston’s Schools, Prompting Charges of Racism

A takeover of the state’s largest school district has led to lawsuits and accusations that minority voters are being ignored. At the center of it are a majority-black high school and a member of the.. - Published

Texas chemical plant explodes and prompts evacuations

An explosion at a chemical plant in Texas rocked an entire neighborhood overnight, prompting evacuations that stretched over a half-mile radius. Michelle Choi of our Houston affiliate KHOU reports.
CBS News - Published

Toys R Us comeback: The new company's first toy store opens Wednesday

Toys R Us opens its first new store at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey. A location also opens soon in Houston. - Published

Kanye West appears at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church service

Kanye West made an appearance during Pastor Joel Osteen's service at Lakewood Church in Houston on Sunday. The mercurial rapper talked about his spiritual awakening and later performed at the church...
CBS News - Published

Kanye West talks about serving God during visit with Osteen

kanye west talks about serving god during visit with osteen
Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he’s no longer in the service to fame and money but “in..
WorldNews - Published

Rapper Kanye West: 'The only superstar is Jesus'

Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he's no longer in the service of fame and money but "in.. - Published

Kanye West calls himself 'the greatest artist that God has ever created' at Joel Osteen service

Kanye West took the stage with Houston pastor Joel Osteen, discussing sinning, Christianity and his more religious ideology with 'Jesus Is King.' - Published

Kanye West performs for hundreds of inmates at Houston prisons

The rapper-turned-gospel singer performed his new album during two surprise concerts for prison inmates Friday
CBS News - Published

Mike Pompeo talks China, Mexico during Texas Q&A

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed China and Mexican realtions during a Q&A session Friday held at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston. (Nov. 15) - Published

Man caught at Houston airport with 35 pounds of liquid cocaine in shampoo bottles

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says an arriving passenger tried to smuggle 35 pounds worth of liquid cocaine in shampoo bottles into the country. - Published

James Harden scores 47 as Rockets beat Clippers; Doc Rivers ejected

james harden scores 47 as rockets beat clippers; doc rivers ejected
James Harden was pestered and harassed on defense by Patrick Beverley for most of Houston’s game against the Clippers on Wednesday night. Despite all of Beverley’s antics, Harden still scored 47..
WorldNews - Published

Maintenance tips of patio teak furniture

Maintaining outdoor patio furniture is more complicated than that of indoor furniture. As the outdoor furniture gets more exposure, these need to be dealt with special care and attention always. For..
WorldNews - Published

A shelter cat freed his feline friends. So he got put in 'solitary' and won't stop busting out

Quilty, a mischievous cat living in a Houston animal shelter, has garnered viral attention for his cunning jailbreaks of other cats in the shelter. - Published

Kanye West Set to Speak at Joel Olsteen’s Church This Sunday

kanye west set to speak at joel olsteen’s church this sunday
Kanye West’s visit to the Lakewood Church in Houston, which is pastored by Joel Osteen is set to happen this Sunday. TMZ details Ye will be on hand for both the morning and night services on Sunday...
WorldNews - Published

How Voters Turned Virginia from Deep Red to Solid Blue

A new kind of suburbanization is sweeping through politics, from Richmond to Atlanta, Houston, Denver and elsewhere, and Democrats are starting to breach Republicans’ firewalls in elections. - Published

Houston Prosecutor Fired for Asking Assault Victim’s Immigration Status

Police officers said John Denholm, an assistant district attorney, declined to file charges in a sexual assault case because he believed that the victim was “illegal.” - Published

Suspect arrested in connection with New Hampshire couple found dead in Texas

An arrest has been made in connection with a New Hampshire couple found dead in Texas. Adam Curtis Williams was located in Mexico and taken to Houston Wednesday night. He was arrested for felony theft,..
CBS News - Published

As U.S. crude oil goes global, hedging goes local

The booming U.S. oil sector is seeing a surge in hedging by producers against drops in regional crude prices to protect revenues from oil sold out of Midland, Texas, or delivered to terminals in..
Reuters - Published

Gov. Greg Abbott says Harvey has brought "one of the worst floods Houston has ever had"

Texas Governor Greg Abbott joins to discuss the state's emergency response to Hurricane Harvey.
CBS News - Published

Parts of Houston are now islands completely surrounded by water

CBS News Correspondent Mark Strassmann reports from Houston, Texas to share the latest on the flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey.
CBS News - Published

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner: "The city of Houston is open for business"

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner joins Face the Nation to provide an update on the city's efforts to repair and remove the destruction from Hurricane Harvey.
CBS News - Published

Personal treasures line the streets in Houston

CBS News Correspondent David Begnaud joins Face the Nation from Houston to show how the city's residents are coping with the damage from Hurricane Harvey.
CBS News - Published

George H.W. Bush's last words were "I love you, too" to his son George W. Bush

Former Secretary of State James Baker joins Margaret Brennan from Houston to share his memories of and the final moments of his longtime friend George H.W. Bush.
CBS News - Published

First lady Barbara Bush laid to rest

On Saturday some 1,500 invited mourners packed St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, where Barbara Bush and former president George H.W. Bush attended services for over five decades, to honor the..
CBS News - Published

Washington, DC fans celebrate World Series win

Fans celebrated in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday night as the Washington Nationals defated the Houston Astros, 6-2 in Houston to win the 7th game of the 2019 World Series. The win gives the Nationals.. - Published

Washington claim first World Series title after historic win in Houston

The Washington Nationals are crowned World Series champions for the first time after beating the Houston Astros in the decisive seventh game.
BBC News - Published

'This is going to sting': Bitter disappointment for heavy-favorite Houston

With a 2-0 lead and six-time All-Star Zack Greinke putting up a strong showing in front of a fired-up, home turf Game 7 crowd, a second World Series title appeared more tantalizingly close than ever..
Reuters - Published

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