An escaped convict is in official custody, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice 2 hours ago | ABC |  
It's been brought to our attention today that the Humane Society in Conroe will be closing its doors tomorrow. In an effort to avoid any of the animals being put down, they... September 18, 2009 | Houstonist |  
Harris County plans to begin charging business owners for failing to remove unwanted graffiti from their property. What if the business owner and sheriff's department disagree on... September 16, 2009 | Houstonist |  
The man who crashed into a parked car in May, 2008 and killed Tom Jones, then curator of the Art Car Museum has pled guilty. Dustin Allen Poe faces two to twenty years in prison... September 16, 2009 | Houstonist |  
Houston native Patrick Swayze lost a well-fought battle with pancreatic cancer yesterday, at the age of 57. Upon hearing this sad news, Houstonist began reflecting back upon his... September 16, 2009 | Houstonist |  
The world lost a great Houstonian, big brother, bouncer, dancer, bank robber and heart throb when Patrick Swayze died yesterday Rice students left the dorm, built shanties and... September 15, 2009 | Houstonist |  
We knew it was coming, but that doesn't make it any easier. Patrick Swayze died tonight after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. The Houston native began his... September 14, 2009 | Houstonist |  
Federal regulators warned BP that it failed to make all required safety improvements at its Texas City refinery where a 2005 explosion left 15 people dead 2 hours ago | ABC |  
Troopers say the pickup was southbound and attempting to make a left turn when the collision happened. 4 hours ago | Houston Chronicle |  
The crash occurred in the 2000 block of FM 1960 about 2:30 a.m., when the deputy collided with a pickup, officials said. 4 hours ago | Houston Chronicle |  
Zookeepers recently noticed swelling in the 320-pound tiger’s belly. 4 hours ago | Houston Chronicle |  
The showers today are expected to be very widespread and are most likely to come later in the day, possibly during the afternoon commute, according to the National Weather Service... 5 hours ago | Houston Chronicle |  
Gary Green is charged with capital murder and remained jailed Wednesday on $1 million bail. No attorney was listed, in electronic records at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center, for... 5 hours ago | Houston Chronicle |  
Around 4 a.m., the Houston Fire Department received a call of a fire at the Taqueria el Sol de Jalisco in the 8400 block of Telephone Road. It was extinguished soon afterward. 6 hours ago | Houston Chronicle |