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18 charged as part of massive robbery ring — HOUSTON - Eighteen suspects have been charged as part of effort to disband a massive robbery ring in the Greater Houston area following a multi-agency investigation, police said. According to the Houston Police Department, area law enforcement received information in March of sophisticated aggravated bank robberies occurring in multiple jurisdictions in the greater Houston area.

Terrence Jones nearing return for Rockets — HOUSTON - After being out since early November, Rockets forward Terrence Jones could be back on the floor Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks. On Tuesday, Jones went through his first full practice. "It felt good just being out there, being back with the guys 100 percent was just a great time," Jones said afterwards.

Judge refuses to toss abuse-of-power case against Perry — A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds. AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov.
Jan 27, 2015

Rick Perry legal team: "Continued prosecution of Governor Perry is an outrage." #khou11

Dwight Howard a game-time decision vs Mavericks — HOUSTON - Dwight Howard "tweaked" his injured ankle at practice on Tuesday and will be a game-time decision when the Rockets host the Mavericks on Wednesday. The team officially lists Howard as questionable in the injury report. Howard missed Sunday's victory over the Los Angeles Lakers after injuring himself in the previous game versus the Suns.

Survey shows Texans rank among worst in emotional health — A new survey reports residents of Texas are among the worst at renewing their mental well-being. Louisiana and Arkansas residents rank in the top five at restoring their mental health in the new year. AUSTIN, Texas - Texans rank among the worst at getting recharged and refreshed, according to a new survey.
Jan 27, 2015

Ughhhh. Survey shows Texans rank among worst in emotional health… via @KHOU #texas

Small child inches from gun during armed robbery — HOUSTON - Jaw-dropping surveillance video shows four armed suspects casually walk into the McDonald's on Veterans Memorial and Antoine Drive. In the video, you can see a little boy just inches away from the gun. "Oh my God, and I was there yesterday. I see the police here," said Maria Gonzalez, who works nearby.
Jan 27, 2015

Small child inches away from gun during armed robbery #mcdonalds (Sent from KHOU 11)…

Woman shoots at dog in Missouri City dog park — MISSOURI CITY, Texas - There was gunfire at two dog parks over the weekend. At one of those parks, a family pet was killed. Just the day before, someone also fired at a woman and her dog in Missouri City. "She emptied the gun on us.

Rockets to celebrate Chinese New Year with new jerseys — Houston, TX- Houston Rockets Owner Leslie Alexander announced today that the team will wear specially designed Lunar New Year uniforms to celebrate the Chinese New Year with its largest international fan base. The team will wear the uniforms on three occasions.

Lance Berkman won't coach for Rice this spring — HOUSTON - KHOU 11 Sports has confirmed that former Houston Astro Lance Berkman won't be coaching with this Rice baseball team this off-season, leaving his position as student assistant due to time constraints. The ex-Owl, who re-enrolled in classes in the fall in order to finish his degree, informed head coach Wayne Graham of the decision this week.

Amber Alert: 11-year-old boy missing from Brazoria County — An Amber Alert has been issued for an 11-year-old boy who was last seen Saturday in Brazoria County. BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas - An Amber Alert has been issued for an 11-year-old boy who was last seen Saturday in Brazoria County. Javier Christian Chapa, Jr.
Jan 26, 2015

#Amber Alert cancelled: Missing 11-year-old boy found safe (Sent from KHOU 11)…

Jan 26, 2015

#Amber Alert: 11-year-old boy missing from Brazoria County (Sent from KHOU 11)…

Overturned truck shuts down Holcombe at 288 — HOUSTON -- Holcombe Blvd is blocked in both directions at 288 due to an overturned truck. The westbound frontage road is also blocked. Air 11 is overhead. Houston TranStar reports the crash happened around 11 a.m. Monday. There was no early word on injuries involved, if any.
Jan 26, 2015

Third big rollover wreck in Houston today. Latest one on I-45 north at Houston Ave.#khou11

App tells parents, professors if students go to class — Some students attend only enough class to pass, when possible. But how do parents paying the high cost of college feel about this? It's all being challenged by startup Core Principle Inc., which developed Class120, an app that allows parents, professors and campus administrators to monitor whether students attend class.

UH ranked #3 in Baseball America preseason poll — HOUSTON - After an impressive 2014 campaign which same them reach the Super Regionals, the Houston Cougar baseball team is getting some high praise heading into 2015. UH is ranked #3 in the Baseball America preseason poll released on Monday. The ranking matches the highest ever in program history.

NFL, YouTube partner to post official clips to video site — Searching for Super Bowl highlights next week after the big game? They'll be available, legally, straight from the source. The NFL has protected its video as fiercely as any league, pushing most users to its website or to its broadcast partners.

Man shoots woman's pit bull at Pasadena-area dog park — Officials couldn't confirm if the dog was being aggressive HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Harris County sheriff's deputies were called to the Bay Area Dog Park after a man shot a woman's dog several times. The shooting occurred near Pasadena at the 7500 block of East Bay Area Boulevard around 10:29 a.m.

Free Chipotle burrito - here's the catch! — Sometimes free is free. More often, free comes with a catch. Monday's free burrito catch is tofu. Chipotle is pushing its new tofu Sofritas. They're luring you in with the promise of something free in the future.

J.J. Watt shines at Pro Bowl — HOUSTON - There aren't many reasons to watch the Pro Bowl, but Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is definitely on the short list. Watt, who served as a captain for "Team Carter" had an interception at the end of 1st half and a fumble recovery in the third quarter.

UH lands commitment from Lamar RB Tyreik Gray

Athlete of the Week: HCYA's J.J. Decker