5 things to know Thursday: 8th grader fatally shot in Freeport

KHOU 11 News This Morning

HOUSTON -- Here are five of this morning's top headlines along with your weather forecast from KHOU 11 News:

8th grader fatally shot in Freeport park

We're learning more about the 13-year-old boy fatally shot at a Freeport park on Wednesday evening. The Freeport Police Department identified the victim as Juan Borja. Borja was an eight grader at Freeport Intermediate School. He was also a popular player for the school's football team, according to the principal. Tap here to read more.

HPD: Burglary suspect arrested after going for a swim in retention pond

Police have arrested a burglary suspect who was held up on a small island in the middle of a large retention pond near Beltway 8 in west Houston. Tap here to read more.

Texas House lawmakers hear overnight testimony on alternative 'bathroom bill'

Amid concerns about rolling back local protections for vulnerable Texans and dire economic fallout, a panel of House lawmakers considered a measure into the early hours of Thursday morning that some are hoping will serve as an alternative approach to regulating bathroom use for transgender Texans. Tap here to read more.

Affidavit: Woman busts cascarón on girl's head then violently attacks her

San Antonio Police said a woman was arrested after she was accused of beating her great-niece at a family Easter gathering. Belinda Abundis is charged with injury to a child, and the incident happened in the 6500 block of Royal Gate Drive on the southwest side. Tap here to read more.

SeaWorld's final baby killer whale is born at Texas park

The last baby killer whale to be born at a SeaWorld theme park has made its debut. The company said it welcomed its newest aqua-animal when Takara, the 25-year-old matriarch of the SeaWorld San Antonio killer whale pod, gave birth to the calf Wednesday afternoon. Tap here to read more.

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HOUSTON'S WEATHER: Scattered rain today

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