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Harris, Fort Bend counties call for evacuations amid flooding; death toll rises - Chron.com
Sat, 28 May 2016 18:47:00 GMT


Chron.com

Harris, Fort Bend counties call for evacuations amid flooding; death toll rises
Chron.com
Harris, Fort Bend counties call for evacuations amid flooding; death toll rises. Shelters for evacuees open in Montgomery Country. Houston Chronicle. Updated 6:47 pm, Saturday, May 28, 2016. A flooded home is seen at the corner of Rock Elm Lane and ...

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Man beaten, shot in northwest Harris County - KPRC Houston
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:43:55 GMT


KPRC Houston

Man beaten, shot in northwest Harris County
KPRC Houston
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A man is recovering after he was shot in the back in northwest Harris County Monday morning. Police said Guillermo Vargas was parked in the 3100 block of Crestdale at the Waterford Place Apartments when he was approached ...

Death toll rises from Texas flooding - CBS News
Mon, 30 May 2016 01:16:41 GMT


CBS News

Death toll rises from Texas flooding
CBS News
To the southeast along the rain-swollen Brazos River near Houston, prison officials evacuated about 2,600 inmates from two prisons to other state prisons because of expected flooding, Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark said.
3 people still missing after floods in Kansas and TexasDeseret News
Flooding, severe weather devastate TexasWFAA.com
Fort Bend residents threatened by rising Brazos RiverChron.com
PBS NewsHour
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Mosquito Hunters Set Traps Across Houston, Search for Signs of Zika - NPR
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:05:00 GMT


NPR

Mosquito Hunters Set Traps Across Houston, Search for Signs of Zika
NPR
Mosquito control is serious business in Harris County, Texas. The county, which includes Houston, stretches across 1,777 square miles and is the third most populous county in the U.S. The area's warm, muggy climate and snaking system of bayous provide ...

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Harris County requests public's assistance in locating next of kin - Your Houston News
Sun, 29 May 2016 19:03:01 GMT


Harris County requests public's assistance in locating next of kin
Your Houston News
Please call the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences at 713-796-9292 and refer to case ML16-1598. Johnny Lee Johnson – black male, 66 years of age. Mr. Johnson died in the 12900 block of Southbridge Road, Houston, Texas, on May 2. Please call ...

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Activists Advocate Reforming Harris County's Bail System - Houston Public Media
Fri, 27 May 2016 15:03:23 GMT


Houston Public Media

Activists Advocate Reforming Harris County's Bail System
Houston Public Media
Texas State Sen. Rodney Ellis agrees with TOP's rationale and, same as the organization, he supports a federal civil rights lawsuit that Equal Justice Under Law, a Washington D.C.-based group, has filed challenging Harris County's bail system. “I want ...
Flareup could be sign of things to come on Harris County commissioners courtHouston Chronicle
Legislator, others call for county bail reformChron.com

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Flash flood watch extended through Friday evening - Chron.com
Fri, 27 May 2016 03:14:00 GMT


Chron.com

Flash flood watch extended through Friday evening
Chron.com
A flash flood watch for several counties, including Harris and Fort Bend, has been extended through Friday evening. Early Friday, TranStar listed several high-water locations, including along Interstate 45, U.S. 290 eastbound at Texas 6, Texas 105 ...

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Harris County, Texas, shooting, May 4, 2016 - BreakingNews.com
Wed, 04 May 2016 14:18:44 GMT


BreakingNews.com

Harris County, Texas, shooting, May 4, 2016
BreakingNews.com
Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,092,459, making it the most populous county in Texas and the third-most populous county in the United States. Its county seat is Houston, the ...

Harris County's pretrial detention practices challenged as unlawful in federal court - Houston Chronicle
Fri, 20 May 2016 14:15:44 GMT


Houston Chronicle

Harris County's pretrial detention practices challenged as unlawful in federal court
Houston Chronicle
An advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., challenged Harris County's bail system on Thursday, arguing in a federal civil rights lawsuit that hundreds of offenders are unlawfully jailed for minor offenses like trespassing and shoplifting simply ...

Harris County Republican tries to block Muslim from office - Chron.com
Fri, 20 May 2016 01:06:18 GMT


Chron.com

Harris County Republican tries to block Muslim from office
Chron.com
Gordon, who serves as a part-time pastor at a Near North Side church and as chaplain for the Harris County Republican Party, contended Ali did not bow his head Monday night during his prayer at the party's quarterly meeting. "If you believe that a ...
'His beliefs are total opposite': Republican tries to block nominee from office because he is a MuslimWashington Post

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