Posted on · Statewide poll numbers released by a non-partisan group finds Senator Ted Cruz of Texas vulnerable in 2018. And "don't know" leads the field in the race for Lieutenant Governor.
Posted on · Senate Bill 1166 calls for a mandatory review of the Harris County Department of Education. State Senator Paul Bettencourt says the agency should welcome a sunset review, but the department's superintendent thinks this is just a method for ending the agency.
Posted on · A second immigration detention facility is planned for Conroe -- the mayor just wishes that he'd been notified. This second detention center would add 1,000 beds to the existing 1,500-bed Joe Corley facility in Conroe.
Posted on · Flight controllers at NASA during America’s race to the moon were able to solve problems as they appeared during each mission. Many of them say we need a new commitment from Washington to give direction to America’s space program. A new documentary profiles the team that worked in NASA’s Mission Control to put humans on the moon.
Posted on · President Trump's signature on a bill impacting how states distribute Title X funds might not have immediate effects on family planning services in Texas. Although no Title X fund -- or any federal funds -- can be used for abortion services, some states reduce money for women's health centers that provide abortions.
Posted on · The historic Mission Control room at the Johnson Space Center is one of two that were in operation when Apollo 11 put the first man on the moon. The goal is to make the room look exactly as it did when Neil Armstrong stepped on the lunar surface in 1969.
Posted on · Senator Ted Cruz of Texas reacts to having a challenger to his seat. Last week, a congressman from El Paso announced a bid for his seat, and at least one other politician has hinted at a possible run. Cruz took time out during a visit to a space contractor in Sugar Land to talk about it, and also about his preference to meeting with businesses rather than holding formal town hall meetings.
Posted on · The 30th Houston Art Car Parade gets underway tomorrow afternoon. This event has grown from a small group of like-minded individuals making a statement on the streets, to a celebration of personal artistic expression.
Posted on · The Baytown Police Department said it has identified what is believed to be the suspect vehicle as investigators continue to search for the person who fatally shot a Harris County deputy on Monday.
Posted on · A new report says the number of people exonerated in the United States has risen again, with more than half from cases in which it was later determined that no crime occurred. The most exonerations came out of Harris County.
Posted on · A federal court here in Houston is looking into the practice of keeping someone in jail who can't make bail. It's a lawsuit filed by the Texas Fair Defense Project, which claims that Harris County is violating the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the constitution by keeping people jailed solely because they can't pay bail.
Posted on · Houston has reduced its homeless population by about half, but the mayor says that's not enough. The city is announcing a six-point plan to permanently house the homeless.
Posted on · The Houston Police Department has paused the roll out of body cams. HPD is about halfway into its distribution of about 4,500 cameras, but there are complaints about the system's technology.
Posted on · Some residents who say the White Oak Music Hall is too loud are trying a new tactic. The attorney representing residents near the venue is asking for an administrative hearing on that venue's sound permits.
Posted on · The city is considering ways to help clear the homeless from Houston streets. The Houston City Council is looking at concepts being utilized in other cities.