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Philanthropy and drinking a good mix at Texas bar
December 27, 2013 12:36 AM
HOUSTON: It’s become a place where you can eat, drink and be merry – but also give to charity. Since opening its doors last December, a Houston bar that donates 100 percent of its profits to local charities has far exceeded expectations, helping turn cocktails and glasses of wine and beer into...
NRA, gun control advocates say fight far from over
May 05, 2013 10:15 AM
HOUSTON: Leaders of the National Rifle Association, an influential gun rights group, told members Saturday that the fight against gun control legislation is far from over, but they vowed that none in the organization will ever have to surrender their weapons.Proponents of gun control also asserted...
Student arrested in Texas college stabbing attack
April 09, 2013 11:40 PM
CYPRESS, Texas: A student went on a building-to-building stabbing attack at a Texas community college Tuesday, wounding at least 14 people before being subdued and arrested, authorities said. The attack at about 11:20 a.m. on the Lone Star Community College System campus sent at least 12 people to...
Officials: At least 14 hurt in Texas stabbing
April 09, 2013 10:18 PM
CYPRESS, Texas: An apparent stabbing attack on a Houston-area college campus left least 14 people wounded Tuesday, authorities said. The attack about 11:20 a.m. on the Lone Star Community College System campus sent at least 12 people to area hospitals, including four people taken by helicopter in...
Museum: Fast action may help save vandalized Picasso painting
June 21, 2012 12:12 AM
HOUSTON, Texas: Within minutes of a vandal spray-painting a Pablo Picasso painting, Houston museum officials had rushed the valuable artwork into their onsite conservation lab as if it was an injured patient in need of emergency surgery. “I think that’s a dramatic analogy, but I think...
Stanford gets 110 years for role in $7B swindle
June 14, 2012 10:41 PM
HOUSTON: Former jet-setting Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford, whose financial empire once spanned the Americas, was sentenced Thursday to 110 years in prison for bilking investors out of more than $7 billion over 20 years in one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history. U.S. District Judge David...
Nurse accused in fatal baby abduction in court
April 19, 2012 10:22 PM
CONROE, Texas: Attorneys for a nurse accused of fatally shooting a new mother and speeding away with the dying woman's infant son said Thursday they will be evaluating their client's mental state as they prepare to defend her on a capital murder charge. Verna McClain's court appointed...
Texas nurse admits to shooting mom, abducting baby
April 18, 2012 09:58 PM
SPRING, Texas: A nurse has admitted to fatally shooting a young mother in a town near Houston and abducting the dying woman's newborn son, whom she apparently intended to adopt, authorities said Wednesday. Verna McClain is charged with capital murder in the killing of 28-year-old Kala Marie...

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