Republican Chaplain Tries to Block Muslim Nominee From Office Because "Islam and Christianity Do Not Mix"

Brendan O'Connor · 05/19/16 09:05AM

On Monday, at a meeting of the local Republican Party in the third-most-populous county in the United States, a Christian pastor who serves as chaplain for the Harris County GOP tried to stop a Muslim man from serving as a precinct chair because of his religion. “Islam does not have any basis or any foundation,” the pastor, Trebor Gordon, said. “It is the total opposite of our foundation.”

Sheriff's Deputy Shot and Killed at Texas Gas Station

Brendan O'Connor · 08/29/15 08:55AM

Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was fatally shot multiple times on Friday evening while filling up his patrol car at a gas station in suburban Houston, Texas. A manhunt for the suspect, who approached the uniformed Goforth from behind before shooting him, continued Saturday.

Hudson Hongo · 08/09/15 12:30PM

49-year-old David Conley has been charged with three counts of capital murder in connection with five children and three adults found dead in a Houston-area home last night, the AP reports. One count is said to cover multiple deaths while another is for a person under 6 years of age.

Texas Highway Shut Down for Hours Following Gigantic Beer Can Spill

Aleksander Chan · 09/02/14 10:58AM

Houston Police spent five hours this morning cleaning up a highway covered in beer after an 18-wheeler carrying dozens of cases of Busch beer and a car collided on the Katy Freeway. KHOU reports that the 18-wheeler jackknifed and rolled over, spilling the hundreds of beer cans across multiple lanes of the highway.

Texas Shooter Killed Parents, Four Children Execution-Style

Aleksander Chan · 07/10/14 05:52PM

According to prosecutors, the man behind yesterday's grisly shooting in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas forced his way into Stephen and Katie Stay's home, tied them and their five children up, and made them lie face-down before shooting them "execution-style." Police arrested Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, last night after a chase and an hours-long standoff. He has been charged with one count of capital murder.

Houston Neighborhood Haunted by Serial Pooper

Taylor Berman · 05/08/14 11:40AM

A serial pooper is on the loose in Houston. Residents of the Woodland Heights neighborhood say one man—pictured above—has repeatedly shit on their sidewalks and in their yards, striking the yard of one unlucky house at least six times.