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HOUSTON — Hey there and welcome to my page for story links! If you're here, you're probably looking for something specific. Every video I share has a date in the upper left corner. The corresponding article is organized by date below. Have a question or a tip? Email me

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-- Oct. 7 --

Uvalde CISD suspends the district's police department; troopers to continue patrolling the schools

-- Oct. 6 --

She's under investigation for her response to the Robb Elementary shooting. Now she's been hired by Uvalde CISD.

VERIFY: Fact-checking what was said during the Texas gubernatorial debate

Who's winning, who's not? Texas poll reveals voter favorites heading into November election

Court documents reveal evidence in Maira Gutierrez case

-- Oct. 5 --

Fact-checking what was said during the Texas gubernatorial debate

Who's winning, who's not? Texas poll reveals voter favorites heading into November election

Ex-wife of kidnapping, homicide suspect says he tried to kill her multiple times, but she got away

Seguin residents find disbelief and humor after raccoons knock out power twice in three days

Construction worker killed when drilling hole collapses off I-45 near Grand Parkway in Spring

HPD: Man wanted after biting piece of someone's ear off at downtown Houston business

Who is Maira Gutierrez, the woman who was kidnapped and killed in SE Houston?

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo goes to ER for 'rising fever, pain, dehydration'

Houston, get ready for the excitement that is the Savannah Bananas

-- Oct. 3 --

9 puppies rescued from side of Houston road up for adoption

Texas mom turns elaborate homecoming mums into big money-makers

Take a ghost tour in Galveston

Willie Nelson joins Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke in Austin

Beto O'Rourke stopped by Harry's House after rally

VERIFY: Fact-checking what was said during the Texas gubernatorial debate

-- Sept. 30 -- 

Southwest Freeway fully reopens in Sugar Land after 18-wheeler lost load of corn

-- Sept. 29 -- 

Families of three Uvalde shooting survivors sue school district, gun makers, city officials and others

Dozens of parents show up at Paetow High School after 'unfounded' threats and recent fights caught on video

KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Craft, photojournalist Ivan Gibson fly into eye of Ian with Hurricane Hunters

Uvalde families occupy school district property, demanding action

You're guaranteed to see spirits on this haunted Houston pub crawl

'One of the most haunted places in America' | Take a ghost tour in Galveston

'The whole place is active' | Walk with the dead in Old Town Spring

'Social connection is everything' | How to manage emotions tied to past trauma

-- Sept. 28 --

Track Hurricane Ian

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How you can help people in Ian's path

Helicopter searches Mississippi River for missing Alvin woman whose SUV was found in New Orleans

-- Sept. 27 -- 

Husband of missing Alvin woman says children are struggling with news

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home to avoid being served with subpoena, court record says

-- Sept. 26 --

Trial set to begin for son accused of killing parents at Bellaire home in 2016

-- Sept. 25 -- 

Sugar Land fires 5 Animal Services workers after 38 unauthorized euthanizations, city says

-- Sept. 23 --

Widow says husband tried for years to help man accused of murdering him

Texas' second-largest solar farm being built outside of Houston

What we've learned about Pct. 5 deputy busted in prostitution sting

Freedmen's Town Labyrinth celebrates legacy of neighborhood, former church

'Mermaid Capital of Texas Fest' underway in San Marcos

Student stabbed during fight at Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD high school, officials say

-- Sept. 22 --

Man charged with murder after 2-year-old found dead in stolen SUV after his dad was shot and killed

Gov. Abbott signs order designating drug cartels as terrorist organizations

-- Sept. 21 -- 

$3.3M federal grant awarded to Texas DPS to help reduce rape kit backlog

HPD: 2-year-old found dead inside stolen vehicle after father shot to death during meetup; person of interest in custody

12-hour waits, confetti and a marching band: Inside H-E-B's fanfare opening

-- Sept. 20 --

Man makes rare discovery; finds fossilized mammoth tooth near Waco hiking trail

73-year-old good Samaritan describes fight with robber after he rescued young woman being robbed

Jewelry designer Kendra Scott releases memoir

How to register to vote in Harris County by Oct. 11 deadline

-- Sept. 19 --

Houston's Puerto Rican community worried as Hurricane Fiona devastates the island

Puerto Rico completely without power from Hurricane Fiona

Teacher in viral Heights High School video speaks about hoax threat

-- Sept. 16 --

FULL INTERVIEW: Texas DPS Director Steve McCraw on failed Uvalde shooting response

Houston's first 3D-printed multi-story home being built

Texas company breaks new ground with 3D-printed homes

Insulting signs at the center of Lake Jackson neighborhood dispute

Homeowner thought vehicle was stolen, until realizing it was towed from their driveway by their HOA

It's a bird! It's a plane...It's clear water in Galveston!

-- Sept. 14 --

Houston Heights High School: Active shooter hoax revealed through new audio

Woman shoots, kills bull rider from Houston in Salt Lake City, police say

-- Sept. 13 --

Texas AG blocks release of many Uvalde school shooting records

H-E-B will now pay you to buy their products with their new debit card

Beloved Collin County teacher senselessly killed in murder-suicide, family says

Houston woman threatens to kill judge involved in Trump case, FBI affidavit says

-- Sept. 12 --

Group of cyclists wearing little to no clothes takes to the streets of Houston with a message

Family looking for answers after Houston woman killed in Virginia crash

Uvalde HS team honored by Texans during season opener

Man accused of killing Deputy Omar Ursin was out on bond for allegedly killing teen in 2021 robbery

Comal ISD says alleged racist incident against Hays HS volleyball players 'cannot be verified'

Mother of teen with special needs who was beaten to death at Harris County Jail files lawsuit

-- Sept. 9 --

Houston family reunited with dog after he went missing a year and a half ago

State gives Harris County 30 days to fix jail's overcrowding situation

Jury deliberating fate of accused road rage shooter that left two boys severely burned in 2019

-- Sept. 8 -- 

Suspected gang-related shooting in Uvalde park

Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96

10 things to know about Queen Elizabeth II’s life

What is the British royal order of succession after Queen Elizabeth II’s death?

Operation London Bridge: What happens after Queen Elizabeth’s death?

Minute Maid Park called out for outfield conditions following Bad Bunny concert series

Houston woman warns others after saying she was tracked by AirPods

North Texas constable and county commissioner deny involvement with Oath Keepers despite ending up on 'leaked' membership list

-- Sept. 7 --

Who was the teen found shot to death and dumped on side of rural Liberty County road?

Katy ISD investigating racially insensitive noises made at high school volleyball match

How does Texas' '3 strikes' rule work?

Houston city councilman to file grievances against judges over bond issue

Uvalde teacher opens up about struggles with survivor's guilt and trauma

5 Texas DPS officers to be investigated in Uvalde shooting response

-- Sept. 6 --

Forever Uvalde Strong | Texans rally in support of parents, students returning to school