Bissonnet Corridor Map

Transportation

Houston awarded federal grant to improve safety, expand transportation options on Bissonnet Street

Posted on · The U.S. Department of Transportation has pledged to fund most of a $36 million infrastructure project on a 7-mile stretch of Bissonnet, which Houston officials have identified as one of the most dangerous roads in the city.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis Santa Fe Shooting

School shooting

Santa Fe High School shooter remains mentally incompetent to stand trial, further dragging on 5-year-old case

Posted on · A judge in Galveston County ordered Dimitrios Pagourtzis, charged with capital murder of multiple persons and aggravated assault of a public servant in a 2018 school shooting in the Houston area, to remain at a state-run hospital for up to 12 more months.

Andrew Hanen Courtroom

Criminal Justice

Woman who ran former Houston bar Puerto Alegre pleads guilty to sex trafficking crimes

Posted on · Maria Dolores Botello-Morales, 56, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, according to federal court records. Some of her relatives face similar charges.

Houston Police Department Vehicles

Police

Do Houston police officers have enough regard for pedestrians?

Posted on · Houston Police Department officers struck and killed three pedestrians during the last month. According to those involved in police oversight, that should be cause for departmental policy and training reviews.