BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday suspended a search of a Texas bayou, a day after receiving a distress call that a boat with seven people had taken on water.
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A 630-gallon (2,385-liter) oil spill in a bay on the eastern outskirts of Houston has been contained and is being cleaned from the water, the U.S. Coast Guard said...
LEWISVILLE, Texas (AP) — Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine and TexasFootball.com's high school football rankings following Week 8, distributed by The Associated Press, with rank, team and...
HOUSTON (AP) — Eleven protesters have been arrested after they rappelled from a busy highway bridge over the Houston Ship Channel, closing the vital artery for hours.
HOUSTON (AP) — Harris County plans to hire additional environmental personnel to better respond to dangerous chemical plant and refinery fires like ones that occurred this year near the Houston...
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas county has sued Exxon Mobil one day after an explosion and fire at a company plant near Houston left at least 37 people with minor injuries.
HOUSTON (AP) — An explosion and fire at an Exxon Mobil oil refinery in Texas on Wednesday left 37 people with minor injuries, in the latest of a series of petrochemical industry blazes this year...
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Houston-area refinery complex (all times local):
A shelter in place has been lifted for residents living near a Houston-area...
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — Despite the occasional spring shower, a group of friends were enjoying an evening of warm conversation, cold beer and boiled crawfish at an outdoor food truck garden in...
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area police officer who fatally shot a woman with mental illness is back on the job but not the streets.
Baytown police Officer Juan Delacruz returned to work...
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Houston area woman who was shot and killed by a police officer (all times local):
Community leaders, elected officials and relatives...
HOUSTON (AP) — A private autopsy shows a Houston-area police officer shot a mentally ill woman in the stomach, chest and face when the two struggled during an attempted arrest, a lawyer for the...
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — State records show a Texas police officer who fatally shot a woman who authorities say shocked him with his Taser had completed dozens of hours of crisis intervention...
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area police officer knew his neighbor suffered from mental illness and should have offered assistance when that was apparent, but instead he fatally shot the 44-year-old...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the police shooting of a Houston-area woman (all times local):
Texas police have released the name of the officer who shot and killed a...
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — In a story May 15 about the shooting of a Houston-area woman by a police officer, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Pamela Turner was shot in the parking lot of...
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a police shooting of a Houston-area woman (all times local):
Baytown police have called in the Texas Rangers to...
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a woman at a Houston-area apartment complex after she hit him with his Taser during a struggle, shocking him, police said.
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a woman shot and killed by a Texas police officer (all times local):
Police say a woman who was shot and killed by a Texas officer was not...
HOUSTON (AP) — Exxon Mobil says it plans to spend $2 billion to expand a chemicals plant next to the Houston Ship Channel and that the project will create 2,000 temporary construction...
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Brittany Force won the Top Fuel final Sunday in the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals and John Force Racing teammate Robert Hight topped the Funny Car...
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — John and Brittany Force topped qualifying Saturday in the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway, the first time a father-daughter duo has swept the nitro...
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — John Force topped Funny Car qualifying Friday in the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals and daughter Brittany Force led the Top Fuel field at Houston Raceway.
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area school district says one of its teachers used poor judgment when she had her students read an essay critical of President Donald Trump.
HOUSTON (AP) — Some Houston-area residents have been urged to remain indoors as a fire burns at a petrochemicals terminal.
The fire started Sunday morning at Intercontinental Terminals...
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Joel Johnson examines the shipping labels on 35-ton coils of American-made steel that will be unspooled, bent and welded into rounded sections of pipe.
One's from Nucor, a mill in Arkansas. Another's from Steel Dynamics in Mississippi. But much harder to spot in the sprawling factory yard is the imported steel that's put his company in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump's bitter trade dispute with America's allies and adversaries.
HOUSTON (AP) — Oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. and Plains All American Pipeline have agreed to build a pipeline to transport crude from the Permian Basin to the Texas Gulf Coast.
Tuesday's announcement by Irving-based Exxon Mobil and Plains All American, with headquarters in Houston, did not include financial details.
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a 9-month-old child is dead after being left unattended in a hot vehicle in Harris County.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Texas man has been arrested for kidnapping after Louisiana police found a woman tied up at the side of a road.
Lake Charles Police Lt. Richard Harrell tells local media that the unnamed woman was found bound in duct tape and sheets on Thursday.
Charged with kidnapping is 19-year-old Dequinta Jack of Baytown, Texas. He's held on $225,000 bail and it's unclear whether he has a lawyer to speak for him.
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — J.R. Todd won the NHRA SpringNationals on Sunday at Royal Purple Raceway for his second straight Funny Car victory.
Todd powered his Toyota Camry to a 3.955-second run at 313.29 mph to beat defending season champion Robert Hight in the final round.
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Leah Pritchett broke the Top Fuel elapsed-time track record during the final qualifying session Saturday to take the top spot in the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.
The defending event champion had a 3.680-second pass at 326.00 mph.
"We've been developing our confidence the last couple of races," Pritchett stated. "To be able to put it on the track is phenomenal. We know we need to be exceptional because our competition is exceptional."
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Matt Hagan took the Funny Car qualifying lead Friday night in the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.
Hagan had a 3.913-second run at 308.78 mph in a Dodge Charger R/T.
"Really happy with my guys right now," Hagan said. "They laid down some great runs and the car has been phenomenal. I'm very confident in what they're doing. It helps me as a driver to allow me to do what I need to do."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott is back home after a nine-day trip to India that was aimed at bringing more jobs and businesses to Texas.
Abbott returned to Austin late Friday. The Republican told pool reporters the trip was "outstanding" and cited two India-based companies announcing plans to add more jobs in Baytown and Plano.
Abbott's trip also included a meeting with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Abbott says the two discussed several issues that included defense, energy and trade.
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted a Houston-area chemical company and its owner after some 50,000 gallons of dangerous industrial waste was dumped into public waterways.
The Harris County district attorney's office said in a statement Friday that 58-year-old Henry Wuertz, the owner of Crestchem LLC in Baytown, ordered company employees in 2015 to dump the waste into nearby Cedar Bayou.
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Police at a Houston-area school have detained a 15-year-old boy who was found with a loaded gun on campus and reported by other students.
Officials with the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District say no one was harmed Friday at Ross S. Sterling High School in Baytown. Classmates who learned the freshman had a gun notified school authorities.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A mother, father and their two young sons were shot to death early Monday at a Southeast Texas beachfront hotel in what police are investigating as a possible triple killing followed by a suicide in which the woman was the shooter.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the shooting deaths of four family members at an upscale beachfront hotel in Galveston, Texas (all times local):
Police say the four people who were shot to death in a Southeast Texas beachfront hotel were family members.
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A breakthrough in a long-stalled murder case in Baytown, Texas, has come in the form of a discarded cigarette butt.
The Beaumont Enterprise reports that Byron Lloyd Collins was picked up by authorities last week at the same complex where 50-year-old Natalia Shal was discovered slain on May 8, 2016.
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas man has been indicted on a murder charge accusing him of killing his ex-wife on the eve of Hurricane Harvey.
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A sheriff says a southeast Texas man accused of killing his ex-wife on the eve of Hurricane Harvey gave a tearful confession under questioning.
Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne told the Houston Chronicle though that they don't yet know the motive in the slaying of Crystal McDowell, a 37-year-old mother of two. He tells the Baytown Sun that early indications show she was strangled, but the autopsy report is not yet back.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Houston's population is growing quickly, but when Harvey hit last weekend there were far fewer homes and other properties in the area with flood insurance than just five years ago, according to an Associated Press investigation.
The sharp, 9 percent drop in coverage means many residents fleeing Harvey's floodwaters have no financial backup to fix up their homes and will have to draw on savings or go into debt — or perhaps be forced to sell.