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J.J. Watt sets franchise record for sacks

khou.com — HOUSTON - Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt become the franchise leader in career sacks when he picked up a sack in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against Baltimore. The sack gave him 17.5 for the season and 54 for his career. He passed Mario Williams who held the top spot coming into the game.

Andre Johnson reaches 1,000 receptions for a career

khou.com — HOUSTON - Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson achieved another milestone on Sunday, reaching 1,000 receptions for a career. Johnson is the 10th player in the NFL history to get to that mark, but the second fastest player to accomplish that feat.

Popular, powerful Houston Mayor Bob Lanier dies at 89

khou.com — Lanier rode into office on the promise of putting more police on the streets, abandoning a Metro monorail plan and diverting transit funds into paving roads and sidewalks Bob Lanier, the political kingmaker who shambled out of smoke-filled rooms to become one of Houston's most popular and powerful mayors, died on Saturday.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @DougMillerKHOU: Bob Lanier 1925-2014 Houston mayor, political kingmaker dies at 89 khou.com/story/news/loc… via @KHOU

Dec 21, 2014

RT @DougMillerKHOU: Bob Lanier 1925-2014 Houston mayor, political kingmaker dies at 89 khou.com/story/news/loc… via @KHOU

Dec 20, 2014

Sad news. One of the most dynamic people passed away today. RIP MayorBob. Prayers to @elyselanier and her family khou.com/story/news/loc…

Dec 20, 2014

Former popular, powerful Houston Mayor Bob Lanier has died at age 89, reports @DougMillerKHOU. on.khou.com/13pf2Fk pic.twitter.com/TxhMjqTa3r

DeAndre Hopkins active for Texans vs. Ravens

khou.com — HOUSTON - Despite missing all week with an ankle injury, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is active for the Texans as they face the Baltimore Ravens. Hopkins had five catches for 77 yards against the Colts last Sunday.

Amber Alert canceled for missing 18 month old

khou.com — Genessa Bryant has been found safe LEAGUE CITY - An Amber Alert has been ceased after 18-month-old Genessa Bryant had been found safe. The alert was issued at 3:24 Saturday morning. Bryant was last seen Sunday at the Almeda Mall with her 30-year-old mother, Tyreshia Cheek.

Watching Out For You: A much needed refund

khou.com — Tricia Bronikowsi was given the run around at a local Walgreens, until Tiffany Craig stepped in to help CITY OF SOUTH HOUSTON - For receptionist Tricia Bronikowsi, every dollar really does count. "I don't make much (and) I'm struggling with my two kids" she says.
Dec 20, 2014

Here's story about $60 fix that ran last night (and this morning) #KHOU #houston #hounews @walgreens @KHOU khou.com/story/news/inv…

Stranded dolphin rescued from Bolivar

khou.com — A young bottlenose dolphin was rescued early Thursday after it stranded on Bolivar Peninsula. GALVESTON - A young bottlenose dolphin was rescued early Thursday after it stranded on Bolivar Peninsula. A young bottlenose dolphin was rescued early Thursday after it stranded on Bolivar Peninsula.(Photo: Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network) Employees and volunteers with the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network in Galveston are caring for the dolphin.

Deputies searching for purse snatching suspects

khou.com — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to suspects arrest CYPRESS -- Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrests of two suspects who stole a woman's purse. The suspects drove past a woman in a parking lot of the 24200 block of Northwest Freeway and snatched her purse.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @KHOU: She was pulled to the ground during a drive-by purse snatching. Her warning for other women, at 10! on.khou.com/1GAUMz1 #KHOU

Texas' November jobless rate falls to 4.9 percent

khou.com — AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' unemployment rate has declined for the third month in a row to 4.9 percent in November as the state continues to add jobs, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The state added 34,800 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in November for a total of 441,200 jobs added since last year.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @KHOU: Texas' November jobless rate falls to 4.9 percent bit.ly/13Kk9AF #Texas

Sketch released of gunman who shot Waco meteorologist

khou.com — The manhunt has been called off for the gunman who shot a Waco meteorologist Wednesday. BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, Texas - Investigators have released a composite sketch of the suspect who shot a Waco meteorologist Wednesday. Other than the description, police have few leads in the shooting of Meteorologist Patrick Crawford in KCEN's parking lot.
Dec 18, 2014

Investigators have few leads in mysterious shooting of #Waco meteorologist khou.com/story/news/cri…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @KHOU: BREAKING: Investigators release sketch of gunman who shot Waco weatherman ow.ly/G8EHQ #khou pic.twitter.com/VCLz55o0Um

Dec 18, 2014

Doctor says Texas TV meteorologist who was shot is awake, talking & in good spirits.#khou11 bit.ly/1AlBxrq pic.twitter.com/HSS69R4vGI

Ways to Save: How to Shave & Save for holiday meals

khou.com — In my continued search to help you save time and money, today great grocery savings and an important deal heads up. Before we get to today's savings, on Monday I expect one of the biggest tablet deals of the year to drop with guaranteed Christmas delivery.

Conroe ISD student brings gun to campus

khou.com — School officials say no evidence shows the student intended to cause any harm CONROE - A Grangerland Intermediate student was apprehended after bringing a handgun to campus Thursday. A student saw the gun while on a school bus and immediately reported it to campus administrators, who pulled the student with the gun out of class and confiscated the weapon.