Feds warn of sophisticated call scam

Tonya Granger, a Houston addiction counselor, came downtown Thursday to turn herself in to U.S. Marshals for failing to report for federal jury duty.

A marshal identifying himself by name and badge number had phoned several times about the neglected …

Outgoing DA dismisses DWI for prominent lawyer

[…] the elected district attorney signed off on the case personally, which is exceedingly rare, especially misdemeanors. […] the DWI pretrial intervention program, which lets people walk away from their first offense without a conviction, general…

Bill signed by Obama aims to expedite Ike Dike study

GALVESTON – A provision to streamline a study of how best to protect the Texas coast from storm surges like the one generated by Hurricane Ike was included in legislation signed by President Barack Obama, according to Texas’ senior U.S. senator.

Obama on Friday signed the Water Resources Development Act, which contains a provision aimed at speeding up the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study to be done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Man led police on chase along I-45 in north Houston

A man was taken into custody Monday morning after he led police on a car chase along Interstate 45 in north Houston, sometimes driving through opposing traffic.
The chase began about 9 a.m. near Gulf Bank at the North Freeway, according to initial re…