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-- May 27 --

Texas House votes to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton responds after House votes to impeach

How Houston-area House members voted in AG Ken Paxton's impeachment

-- May 26 --

What to know about Texas' extraordinary move to impeach GOP Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas AG Ken Paxton faces 20 articles of impeachment, including conspiracy, constitutional bribery and obstruction of justice

Anyone who got 3 As this past school year can get into Typhoon Texas for free

Comicpalooza 2023: What you need to know before heading to the pop culture event

-- May 25 --

Family members prepare to bury young father gunned down during PlayStation sale

Man describes how his SUV ended up in giant hole in Galveston

Houston drivers, mechanics weigh in on possibility of annual car inspections ending

-- May 24 --

KHOU 11 coverage of Uvalde school shooting

Investigators detail years of alleged misconduct by Texas AG Ken Paxton in 'shocking' House committee hearing

Beaumont United grad touches hearts after posing for photo at mother's gravesite

Water turned off for some Galveston residents after giant sinkhole forms, swallows SUV, officials say

Can you guess where mosquitoes are the worst in Texas?

-- May 23 --

Texas House speaker Dade Phelan's office responds after AG Ken Paxton called for his resignation

AG Paxton says Speaker Phelan is unfit for position

-- May 22 --

More than 230 arrested during Jeep Weekend on Bolivar Peninsula

Houston-area school made 6-year-old girl change clothes, parents say

Rare bird spotted in Galveston for first time in 40 years

-- May 20 --

Midland man charged with murder of Missing Person Madeline Pantoja

Precautionary shelter-in-place issued near Bellaire area due to chemical fire

KHOU 11 Rewind: May 15-19

-- May 19 --

Four Houston-area waiters accused of credit card fraud, changing tip amounts at popular Tex-Mex chain

Danjoy's Homemade Pasta

Family and friends of Madeline Pantoja hold prayer service for her

It doesn't get much more Texas than this new Blue Bell ice cream flavor!

Texas lawmaker frustrated over bill being rushed through legislature

Texas A&M University-Commerce investigating after AI chatbot claims to have written every essay in professor's class

Five years later: Santa Fe Families share how their lives have changed

-- May 17 --

Santa Fe: Five Years Later

90-year-old Houston woman gets $58K water bill... and says she's gotten sky-high bills for the last year

Robbers take selfies before carjacking man who gave them a ride, Houston police say

There's a Texas ghost town that could be yours for $100,000

Texas DPS locates and recovers 30 children in Joint Human Trafficking Operation

-- May 15 --

These are the names for the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Midland family desperately searching for missing 21-year-old

Former Magnolia youth pastor confesses to molesting multiple church members, records say

How one man went from construction worker to Rice University graduate

-- May 12 --

Houston Rewind: May 8-12

Boyfriend, child were in bed with woman when she was killed by stray bullet

The body in the suitcase has been identified. How she died is still a mystery

UH student graduates with 3 majors, 3 minors, 4.0 GPA

What to know ahead of Ed Sheeran concert at NRG Stadium

-- May 11 --

Houston 5th grader goes viral on social media for playing piano

After man was killed at a Zydeco party near Beaumont, investigators think his killer is in Houston

Woman accused of stealing machine gun arrested, allegedly used dead sister's identity

-- May 10 --

'Toxic' worms have been spotted in the Houston area

Tomball Memorial HS baseball squad rallies around 15-year-old manager

-- May 9 --

One pill: Fighting fentanyl

GoFundMe to establish a scholarship fund and Collins memorial 

Judge deemed 'disqualified' to hear Santa Fe shooting case

-- May 8 --

Driver accused of killing 8 people in crash outside Texas shelter identified

Allen mall shooting: What we know about the victims

In surprise move days after Allen mall shooting, Texas House panel OKs bill raising age to buy semi-automatic rifles

Wife of accused Texas mass shooter asked cousins for help getting him to Mexico, officials say

Plainview ISD cancels school due to 'threats of violence' after alleged sexual assault

-- May 3 --

Texas mass shooting suspect charged with 5 counts of murder

Texas shooting suspect: Several others taken into custody during arrest of Francisco Oropeza

'Law enforcement prevailed' | Gov. Abbott talks about arrest in San Jacinto County mass shooting

'Should never have been here' | Sen. Ted Cruz responds to criticism over San Jacinto County shooting

-- May 2 --

Man accused of killing 5 of his neighbors in San Jacinto County caught after dayslong manhunt, top law enforcement official says

-- May 1 --

Here's what we know about the 5 people killed by their neighbor in San Jacinto County

Timeline: Manhunt for accused San Jacinto County killer

Manhunt for Texas shooting suspect enters third day

Several Montgomery County schools secure campuses after tip leads to focused search for Francisco Oropeza

Gov. Greg Abbott sparks outrage after calling San Jacinto County victims 'illegal immigrants'

Man who lost his wife and son in San Jacinto County shootings talks about how he got out alive

Investigators say they have no leads in search for San Jacinto Co. mass shooting suspect; reward at $80K

What we know about the man accused of killing 5 people in San Jacinto County

-- April 30 --

$80,000 reward for info leading to arrest of San Jacinto County shooting suspect

What we know about the man accused of killing 5 people in San Jacinto County

Residents concerned alleged gunman is still on the run after 5 people were killed in San Jacinto County

Five people allegedly killed by man in San Jacinto County identified | Search for gunman continues


Ayuda Para los 5 Hondureños Asesinados en Texas

Sonia Guzman Taibot , Daniel Lazo Guzmán

-- April 29 --

Gunman on the run after 5 killed, including 8-year-old, in San Jacinto County, sheriff says

-- April 26 --

Surveillance video shows speeding Porsche crash after killing man walking in Montrose

Woman charged in crash that killed man on first date in Montrose area

Driver in deadly Montrose crash was about four times over legal drinking limit, authorities say

Man accused of killing Taylor Swift fan will be charged with felony murder, prosecutor says

Sister of Taylor Swift fan killed after Houston concert thanks Swifties for all their support

Southeast Texas couple goes viral on TikTok after marriage proposal at Taylor Swift concert

-- April 25 -- 

GoFundMe for Jacob Lewis

Father of man killed on way home from Taylor Swift show speaks out

GoFundMe for man hit, killed after leaving Taylor Swift concert in Houston flooded with $13 donations

Stray service dog found at west Houston park

DPS: Millions of doses of fentanyl, heroin, meth, stolen cars found during bust in west Houston

-- April 24 --

Man who had just left Taylor Swift concert hit, killed by suspected drunken driver

-- April 21 --

Swifties embrace Taylor Swift Eras Tour with a passion for fashion

Swifties get to Houston concert hours early to trade friendship bracelets

What to know before the shows

NRG Stadium renamed in honor of Taylor Swift concerts

Taylor Swift tickets for Houston concerts on sale for as much as $18,337, TickPick says

Here's when you can get your Swiftie merch outside NRG Stadium

Swifties prepare for Houston Eras Tour shows

Houston-area businesses toast Taylor Swift

Houston buzzing ahead of weekend filled with Taylor Swift concerts

Cypress mom creates chalk portrait of Taylor Swift ahead of Houston concerts

Inspiring young cancer survivor surprised with front row tickets to Taylor Swift's concert in Houston

-- April 19 --

All your Taylor Swift questions answered

Here's when you can get your Swiftie merch outside NRG Stadium

-- April 18 --

Mysterious 'sea creature' found on Bolivar beach, near Galveston, identified by TPWD

Taylor Swift in Houston: What to know before the shows

Where's the Eras Tour pre-party? Houston-area businesses toast Taylor Swift

-- April 13 --

Taylor Swift in Houston: What to know before the shows

Families of Uvalde shooting survivors raising money to take kids to Disneyland

Another mysterious sea creature found on Bolivar beach, near Galveston

-- April 12 --

Mom of Taylor Swift fan writes hilarious note to daughter's first-grade teacher

Crew of 4 to take part in yearlong 'isolation and confinement' mission to test Mars possibilities

Texas company breaks new ground with 3D-printed homes

Help us get books in the homes of Houston-area children

-- April 11 --

Texas governor facing backlash after promising pardon for man convicted of killing protestor

Massive North Texas castle is up for sale

Texas woman missing for nearly 2 days found alive in Jeep submerged underwater

-- April 10 --

Strangers help each other in 'kidney swap' at Memorial Hermann

City to add extra patrols and additional safety plans in wake of Lady Bird Lake drownings

Man accused in deadly shooting after car crash was exonerated in separate murder case in 2021

-- April 7 --

Woman pepper sprays restaurant employee after not paying for meal, police say

New Galápagos Islands exhibit at Houston Zoo opens Friday

What we know about Taylor Swift's Eras Tour stops in Houston

Info about METRORail

-- April 6 --

Here's your chance to win free tickets to Taylor Swift's Houston concert

Daisetta sinkhole continues to expand as experts try to figure out why

Connecticut governor has strong words for downtown Houston

-- April 4 -- 

Details about Taylor Swift's Eras Tour stop in Houston

Thousands at the capitol demand gun control while Republican leaders stay skeptical of a red flag law

Republicans file resolutions to expel Rep. Gloria Johnson, 2 other Democrats from their Tennessee House seats

Jury selection begins in sentencing phase of David Temple trial

-- April 3 --

TEA to appoint a conservator to Austin ISD, citing 'systemic failures' with students needing special education

-- April 1 --

Final Four Fan Fest information

Grandmother who killed robber at SW Houston food truck still shaken up

-- March 31 -- 

'It's pronounced WAT-ER-BRR-GRRR' | Beloved burger chain causes a stir on social media

State Rep. Jolanda Jones' staff resigns

Family of 9-month-old allegedly beaten to death by father says baby always fought to be in this world

Heading to Houston for the Final Four? These are some must-do's while you're here!

Harrison's Heroes

-- March 30 --

Woman shoots, kills man who tried to rob her SW Houston food truck, HPD says

How Enron Field came about and eventually became Minute Maid Park

-- March 29 --

Heading to Houston for the Final Four? These are some must-do's while you're here!

-- March 23 --

Mother of 2-year-old allegedly killed by father says she was just trying to move on

Army investigating soldier's death at Fort Hood

Pink Berets speak on death of Fort Hood solider Ana Basaldua Ruiz

Fort Hood officials ask soldiers to come forward after soldier's death

GoFundMe created to help Pvt. Ana Basaldua Ruiz's family travel to her memorial

-- March 22 -- 

KHOU 11's logos through the years

Man ticketed for feeding Houston's homeless outside of library

Tensions rise, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee makes appearance at TEA's first public meeting on HISD takeover

WATCH LIVE AT 6:30PM: TEA hosts second of four community hearings on HISD takeover

-- March 21 --

Another UH student dies at Agnes Arnold Hall in 2023, school says

NRG Stadium begins transition from RodeoHouston to Final Four overnight

KHOU 11 NCAA Men's Final Four coverage

WATCH LIVE AT 6:30PM: TEA hosts first of four community hearings on HISD takeover

-- March 17 --

At 90, Mr. Pickles -- the oldest animal at the Houston Zoo -- is a father again

Houston ISD trustees will still run for election amid TEA takeover

Arrest made in burglaries of at least two Midtown bars

-- March 15 --

TEA taking over HISD, Texas Legislative Black Caucus says

Texas Education Agency taking over HISD | Here's what happens now

FAQs about what happens as the Texas Education Agency takes over HISD

TIMELINE: How Houston ISD got to the point of a possible TEA takeover

Texas Education Agency readies documents tied to HISD takeover

HISD takeover today? Key meeting on possible TEA takeover set for this morning, Rep. Reynolds says

Emotions run high as HISD votes to end fight against TEA takeover

HISD takeover: Community members hold march at Wheatley High School to protest TEA takeover

How many Texas school districts have been adopted by TEA

-- March 13 --

Woman arrested, accused of slapping H-E-B employee who told her she couldn't use self-checkout

Teen breaks her own record at Houston rodeo art auction

Volunteers keep Rodeo running every year

Mother wants answers after 13-year-old son with autism was recorded using the bathroom by students

-- March 9 --

'Yellowstone' star coming to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Despite Pappas' campaign to stay at Hobby Airport, Houston City Council gives bid to another company

Meet the Houston woman who owns the only Black-owned sneaker store in US

-- March 7 --

Woman accused of stealing from Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, using money for plastic surgery, trips

HISD teachers, parents voice opposition to possible TEA takeover at community forum

Hitch a ride with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo trail rides

-- Feb. 23 --

Bodycam shows Jersey Village police officer threaten to kill man during traffic stop

Man shoots into neighbor's home in Atascocita because of barking dogs, Pct. 4 says

Check the routes for trail riders heading to town for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston Rodeo BBQ Cookoff 2023: What you need to know about tickets, parking and rideshare

Water used to put out Ohio railcar fire being taken to Texas for safe disposal, officials say

KHOU 11+ RodeoHouston special

-- Feb. 18 -- 

Where to watch trail rides ahead of RodeoHouston

-- Feb. 17 --

Houston man who adopted 9 boys charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse of a child

Woman chose to molest 5-year-old with autism because child is non-verbal, officials say

What will happen to 11-year-old accused of sexually assaulting 6-year-old student on Aldine ISD bus?

HSPVA alum returns to Houston with Moulin Rouge! The Musical

-- Feb. 16 --

11-year-old charged, accused of sexually assaulting 6-year-old on Aldine ISD bus

Woman caught on video kicking, hitting husky mix at north Houston home

Young wife sticks by husband's side after he suffers heart attack

Teen whose painting set record at last year's Houston Rodeo auction wins again

-- Feb. 14 --

Emergency crews respond to deadly train derailment in Splendora area

Uvalde superintendent explains why district nixed review of school police department's response to Robb shooting

Killed on Valentine’s Day: Search for man responsible continues year after Arlene Alvarez was shot inside family’s car

Why does Valentine’s Day have a dark history?

Couple rekindles romance 65 years after going to senior prom in 1955

-- Feb. 13 --

Precinct 4 will take care of your ex for Valentine's Day

WANTED: Woman accused of leaving her children home alone for nearly 2 months in Montgomery County

Warrant: Moving boxes believed to be full of marijuana found in house where man was found dead

Texas mother loses both hands and feet after giving birth

-- Feb. 10 --

Interactive map of Hidden Gems

HIDDEN GEM: Houston Hat Guy

Remains of missing California woman Felicia Johnson may have been found outside Houston, father says

UH study: Domestic violence deaths have doubled from 2019 to 2022

-- Feb. 8 --

Belt found near possible remains of missing 24-year-old Eagle Pass woman, police say

How much press are you worth? 

-- Feb. 7 --

Teen with special needs found alone in Texas, his family still not identified

Remains found in South Texas 'likely' body of missing 24-year-old woman

Woman says her 6-year-old son was sexually assaulted on school bus

Meet Athena Castillo, an 8-year-old tattoo artist in San Antonio

-- Feb. 6 --

Man hoping to find dog its forever home after it was left tied up to pole in southeast Houston

How social media algorithms work

-- Feb. 3 --

Man arrested in connection to missing Dallas Zoo monkeys, sources say

Officer fights through tornado to rescue K-9 partner from patrol unit

Houston's Pierce Elevated could be turned into a 'Sky Park'

HIDDEN GEM: Bandista

-- Feb. 2 --

Man mauled to death by dogs while protecting his dog in northwest Houston, police say

Woman found dead at 'bloody' scene at newly built home in La Marque, police say

Father hit, killed feet away from son’s birthday party in Pasadena

Why do we use a groundhog to predict weather?

-- Jan. 31 --

Missing Dallas Zoo monkeys found by police

DeMeco Ryans returns to Texans in new role as head coach

Microchips mandatory for Houston pets; How to get free chips, avoid $100 fines

Two emperor tamarin monkeys believed to have been taken from Dallas Zoo, officials say

KHOU 11 analysis: Election ballot paper shortage bigger than estimated

-- Jan. 30 --

Super Bowl 57: Chiefs, Eagles meet for title in Arizona

TikTok star Randy Gonzalez dies

Celebs, fans react to the death of Enkyboys father Randy Gonzalez

-- Jan. 27 --

Woman's body found in wooded area in Sunnyside identified as missing mom, Leslie Obi, medical examiner says

Woman accused of kidnapping, killing Austin mother in 2019 to take plea deal

New 'Goonies' house owner's neighbor hangs banner telling movie fans to stay away

Take a tour of the 'Goonies' house in Astoria

-- Jan. 26 --

These Houston-area chefs, restaurants are James Beard Awards semifinalists

-- Jan. 25 --

NWS: At least EF2 damage found after tornado tears through Houston area

Clean-up process begins after tornado tears through Houston area

Teen rides out tornado in truck while waiting on parents at Deer Park doctor's office

Dozens of pets displaced after Pasadena Animal Shelter hit by tornado

Restroom the only thing still standing after Pasadena gym destroyed in tornado

-- Jan. 24 --

A look at the tornado damage left across the Houston area

Here's the track a tornado took through the Houston area

Customers take shelter in restroom after tornado rips through Pasadena gym

What is a tornado emergency?

Severe weather threat today includes strong winds, heavy rain and tornadoes

Live radar

Interactive map | Check power outages

LIST: High water on Houston-area roads

Check flight status and road conditions

Houston-area school closures: After-school cancellations, early dismissals Tuesday due to severe weather

Near Me feature on KHOU 11 news app

Rodeo announces first-ever Community Day with FREE admission

Woman wants Texas grocery store workers charged, claims she was assaulted after finding $50 on ground

SPCA rescues over two dozen dogs, cats from property in south Houston

-- Jan. 22 --

Plane crashes on Grand Parkway in northwest Harris County, DPS says

-- Jan. 20 --

Watch the Houston Rewind for Jan. 16-20

Stinky woman accused of string of robberies around Christmas arrested, FBI says

ERCOT market overhaul could increase your monthly power bill

New Uvalde elementary school to feature security and technology upgrades

Kidnapping, assault suspect released on $1 bonds back in court on new charge of threatening same victim

-- Jan. 18 --

HPD: Search for Leslie Obi leads investigators to Scott Street apartment

Man accused of installing hidden camera above neighbor's shower gets in heated argument with judge

How much do you need to make a year to be considered rich in H-Town?

Which Houston-area schools have most fights? Map shows where your kids’ school stands

-- Jan. 17 --

HCSO: Deputies searching for suspect accused of making threats at Katy business

Creature 'straight outta the depths of hell' found on Crystal Beach

It's crawfish season, y'all! How to find the best and cheapest in your area

Eunice to Eunice: How crawfish make it to Houston from Louisiana

Miss Universe R'Bonney Gabriel talks about her Houston roots

UT Austin blocks access to TikTok on campus Wi-Fi networks

Jesus Christ Superstar opens in Houston Tuesday

-- Jan. 13 --

Case dismissed: Woman ticketed for driving 2 mph over the speed limit is off the hook

Woman working 2 jobs to pay for mom's cancer treatment found decapitated in Waller County

Watch the Rewind for Jan. 9-13

-- Jan. 12 --

Houston bar owners sick of break-ins sleeping at their establishments

After being questioned by investigators, man who killed taqueria robbery suspect releases statement

HIDDEN GEM: Department of Wonder

-- Jan. 11 --

Here's why Uvalde CISD Chief Pete Arredondo said he didn't try to stop the Robb Elementary shooter

Man who shot robber at SW Houston taqueria questioned, released, HPD says

Katy teen improvises after noticing he was being followed

Police officer running for Houston mayor accused of beating boyfriend with baton, court documents say

A Universal Studios theme park is coming to Texas

-- Jan. 9 --

Texans announce they've fired head coach Lovie Smith

HPD: Attorney says man who killed robber at SW Houston taqueria is ready to talk

Gov. Greg Abbott meets Biden at border, hand-delivers letter

#prisontok creators bond over shared experiences, mission to raise awareness

-- Jan. 6 --

Houston Rewind: Looking back at JJ Watt's impact on and off the field

Alexandra Mealer says she will file to contest Harris County judge race

Arson suspect in custody after climbing out of burning home in Spring, authorities say

-- Jan. 5 -- 

Houston woman says she was cited for driving 2 mph over speed limit

Check out this list of personalized Texas license plates denied in 2022

TxDOT provides update amid ongoing I-35 expansion plans

-- Jan. 4 --

Houston woman accused of kidnapping 2-day-old baby from apartment

Search underway for man accused of hitting estranged wife with car, setting home on fire

-- Jan. 3 --

HCSO: Woman kills 6-year-old daughter before killing herself at Spring-area home

Woman sexually assaulted, held hostage for 5 days by guy she met on dating site, Precinct 4 says

Family searching for answers after Wingstop employee killed in Katy

How to find relief as cedar fever season arrives in Central Texas

-- Jan. 2 --

Sandra Melgar's daughter hopes new DNA evidence will clear her mom's name

Texas representative files bills to regulate corporate homebuyers

Media literacy 101

-- Dec. 30 --

Barbara Walters, network news groundbreaker, dead at 93

-- Dec. 29 --

Texas bride scrambles to get her groom to the altar after Southwest cancels his flight days before wedding

Her mom is sick in Indiana, so when Southwest canceled her flight, she started driving

Strangers snag last rental car, drive 23 hours home to Austin after Southwest flight cancellations

Friend says Sawyer Yards arson suspect who killed himself was in downward spiral

-- Dec. 28 --

Southwest pilot details airline's failure

Tips on what to do with your plants after the freeze

Smoothie King manager beaten and choked by fired employee, documents show

Arson suspect took own life as authorities closed in to arrest him, HFD officials say

Family members say mechanic was executed in north Houston over $500 repair bill

Strangers snag last rental car, drive 23 hours home to Austin after Southwest flight cancellations

-- Dec. 27 -- 

'We recognize falling short' | Southwest Airlines releases statement amid holiday flight cancellations

Southwest won't rebook passengers until Saturday or later

Widow stranded at Hobby Airport headed home after Southwest Airlines returns her luggage

Southwest cancels most of its Tuesday, Wednesday flights | What you can do if you're affected

Here's how you can request a refund or rebook your Southwest Airlines flight

Internal Southwest Airlines messaging offers in-depth look at what's causing mass flight cancellations

Airlines' responsibilities when it comes to lost, damaged, delayed baggage

'We have some real work to do' | Southwest Airlines CEO makes first public comment on flight cancellations

-- Dec. 26 --

Flight cancelations, delays create chaotic scenes at airports around the country

Why Texas liquor stores are closed Christmas Day - and Monday, too

Southwest cancels 60% of flights while air travel disruptions ease elsewhere after storms

Southwest won't rebook passengers until Saturday or later

Read Southwest Airlines' customer service plan

Check cancelations and delays via FlightAware

-- Dec. 22 --

The forecast

Warming centers opening across Houston area

How to prepare your home, older or newer, for a freeze

How to protect your pipes from freezing temperatures

Drip vs no-drip faucets: What the city of Houston, Harris County are saying about preparing for the freeze

Fireplace, chimney safety tips ahead of arctic blast

5 things to take out of your car ahead of freeze

How to protect your plants during freezing temperatures

Gov. Greg Abbott says state's power supply will withstand freeze

NRG: Texas’ largest power plant ready for arctic blast

-- Dec. 21 -- 

How to build a winter cat shelter

Latest forecast

-- Dec. 20 --

Weather timeline: Preparing for an arctic blast later this week

How to build a winter cat shelter

New ERCOT CEO expects enough power to go around during freeze

How to protect your pipes from freezing temperatures

BARC seeks emergency donations of blankets to help keep shelter animals warm during arctic blast

Officials urge to begin preparations now ahead of arctic blast

-- Dec. 19 --

Weather timeline: Stormy Monday, then arctic blast later this week

Tips on how to prepare your home for cold weather

Is ERCOT ready for the temperatures to drop?

Search underway for missing Texas A&M student last seen in College Station

-- Dec. 16 --

Parents, survivors of Robb Elementary shooting urge action from Congress

Family learns uncle's home was burglarized after his death

Living in the Lone Star: Hidden Gems

-- Dec. 15 --

Text messages, emails show Houston city leaders' frustration over boil water notice

CPS refusing to answer questions after report details failures leading to death of 7-year-old Troy Khoeler

Season 1, Episode 6: Holiday gems

Living in the Lone Star: Hidden Gems YouTube playlist

Living in the Lone Star: Holiday Homes YouTube playlist

Living in the Lone Star: Holiday Homes Week 3

-- Dec. 14 --

7-year-old boy found dead in washing machine had a tough life from birth, CPS records show

Athena Strand's father sues FedEx, Dallas-area contractor who hired suspect in her killing

-- Dec. 13 --

2 years after Jason Landry vanished, retired FBI agent believes he may have been a crime victim

Uvalde County Sheriff's Office had no active shooter policy at time of school massacre, review shows

-- Dec. 12 --

TikTok video helping delivery drivers rebuild customer trust after the murder of Athena Strand

KHOU 11+ good news only special

13-year-old victim's family visits scene of apparent hit-and-run along highway in Fort Worth to plead for public's help

-- Dec. 9 --

FedEx van video shows man taking 7-year-old Athena Strand, details of murder revealed in affidavit

Final TDCJ report details what went wrong to allow convicted killer Gonzalo Lopez to escape

13-year-old victim's family visits scene of apparent hit-and-run along highway in Fort Worth to plead for public's help

-- Dec. 8 --

WNBA star Brittney Griner freed as part of prisoner exchange with Russia

President Biden speaks on why American Paul Whelan wasn't released with Brittney Griner

Who is Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout?

TIMELINE: A look at Brittney Griner's career on, off basketball court

Newly obtained search warrants give new insight into the night TakeOff was shot and killed

-- Dec. 7 --

HPD: Police responded to Sen. Ted Cruz's Houston home due to 'self-inflicted cutting' call

Officer 'fighting for his life' after crash involving train, HPD Chief Troy Finner says

League City approves book policy paving way for removal of 'obscene' books from public library

Several security failures discovered in investigation into Gonzalo Lopez's escape, report shows

-- Dec. 6 --

Family flies from Costa Rica to Houston for life-saving heart surgery for newborn

Defense attorneys for suspect in TakeOff shooting death claim he was not trying to flee the country

After two murder-suicides hours apart, experts warn the holidays can make abusive situations worse

Texas Secretary of State John Scott resigns after just over a year on the job

CCISD says viral TikTok claims against elementary school principal are 'false'

-- Dec. 5 --

HPD: Two killed in murder-suicide outside Texas Children's Hospital West Campus with child in back seat

Couple dead in suspected murder-suicide in N. Harris County, deputies say

Grandfather of Athena Strand posts emotional message about the man accused of abducting, killing her

Who is Tanner Horner, the man who confessed to abducting and killing 7-year-old Athena Strand?

Texans asked to wear pink Monday in honor of 7-year-old Athena Strand

-- Dec. 2 --

Houston Police announce arrest in murder of Migos rapper TakeOff

'Texas Killing Fields' near Houston featured in Netflix 'Crime Scene' docuseries

Alex Jones files for personal bankruptcy after $1.5 billion judgements against him

-- Dec. 1 --

Here’s why Houston never turned on backup power generators at its water treatment plant

Baby husky suffers broken leg after being thrown off Houston balcony

Uvalde victims, survivors file $27 billion class action lawsuit

-- Nov. 30 --

Man seen at rapper TakeOff's shooting charged with possessing a weapon

First stop for Living in the Lone Star: Holiday Homes

-- Nov. 29 --

Here's what to do after a boil water order is lifted

Houston lifts citywide boil water notice

Campuses, districts closed Tuesday due to citywide boil water notice

Here's why it took City of Houston hours to inform public about citywide boil water notice

Here’s why Houston never turned on backup power generators at its water treatment plant

Woman charged in Vanessa Guillen's death pleads guilty to lesser charges, attorney says

Body of missing Houston man last seen stumbling out of Heights bar found, medical examiner confirms

-- Nov. 28 --

The Houston boil water notice could also impact these places

Houston Water director explains citywide boil water notice

Here's what you should do after a boil water notice ends

-- Nov. 27 --

Boil water notice issued for entire City of Houston

Houston school districts closed due to citywide boil water notice

What to do when a boil water advisory is issued

-- Nov. 25 --

Six months after the Robb Elementary shooting, what's changed in Uvalde?

What has happened to 'Uvalde Strong'?

Texas lawmaker reflects on 'horror' of Uvalde investigation

-- Nov. 21 -- 

KHOU 11 coverage in Uvalde

Uvalde CISD safety & security improvements

-- Nov. 18 --

El Campo 1-year-old survives freak accident that caused six skull fractures

Man sent to prison because of ex-cop's 'lies' has conviction overturned

Buc-ee's breaks ground on its largest service station in the country

Taylor Swift breaks silence on Ticketmaster controversy

Why are doctors concerned about kids using melatonin?

Why is rudeness on the rise?

-- Nov. 17 -- 

Patrol unit riddled with bullet holes after man opens fire with 'AK-47-style' rifle, HPD says

Pasadena couple leads Salvation Army Angel Tree charge after getting presents as kids

-- Nov. 16 --

Text messages between adoptive parents reveal new details in death of 7-year-old Spring boy

KHOU 11+ special on Artemis I launch

Houston one of 3 Texas cities on list of 100 best cities in the world

HPD: Guy who jumped onto big rig on Eastex Freeway, started dancing gets knocked off, killed

-- Nov. 15 --

Texas teen named Honor discovers hundreds in mysterious cash on school grounds, turns money in

Ticketmaster 'urgently working to resolve' issues during Taylor Swift presale

-- Nov. 14 --

Pflugerville ISD teacher captured in 'inappropriate conversation' no longer employed

Gov. Greg Abbott calls for investigation into Harris County elections after 'widespread problems'

Harris County Democratic party disputes GOP claim that ballot paper shortage at polls was intentional

All mail ballots received on Election Day have been tabulated, Harris County Elections says

-- Nov. 11 --

Harris County Democratic party disputes GOP claim that ballot paper shortage at polls was intentional

Migos member TakeOff to be remembered at Atlanta arena

Astros part ways with GM James Click just days after winning World Series

-- Nov. 10 --

Who is Lesley Briones? Meet the new Democratic Harris County Precinct 4 commissioner

Local school districts won't be able to give teachers pay raises after proposals fail to pass

Why are work dress codes getting the pink slip?

-- Nov. 9 --

Harris Co. Judge Lina Hidalgo re-elected after challenger Alexandra Mealer concedes

Jeremy Peña gets fitted for World Series grillz and has message for 'all the women who want to marry him'

Uvalde County voted in favor of Gov. Abbott on Election Day

'SIX' gives new life to stories of Henry VIII's wives

-- Nov. 8 --

Election results

KHOU 11 Voter Guide

Harris County judge race results

Harris County Elections administrator clarifies what will happen to provisional votes

Harris County veteran goes viral after tearful TikTok post about nightmare voting experience

30-minute delays at several Harris County voting locations

The long road to counting votes in Harris County

Election observers will be in Harris County to monitor federal voting rights compliance

Why does a lot of work go into securing elections in Texas?

Astros fan accused of throwing cans at Sen. Ted Cruz appears in court

-- Nov. 7 --

Watch the Astros World Series Championship Parade!

What happens when you Google 'Astros'? 

-- Nov. 6 -- 

What you need to know about the Houston Astros World Series championship parade

Here are the Astros World Series items heading to the Hall of Fame

Several districts, colleges cancel class ahead of Astros victory parade

Houston jeweler makes promise to Astros players after winning it all

Kate Upton on Justin Verlander's elusive World Series win

Itching to snag World Series championship Astros merch? Here's where you can get it now

-- Nov. 3 --

Celebrity jeweler Johnny Dang shares last moments with TakeOff just hours before he was shot to death

Cost of the Uvalde delay: Austin doctor leading expert team to analyze victim survival chances

Why a baseball legend is responsible for Twitter's blue check marks

-- Nov. 2 --

911 recordings reveal fear and urgency of those trapped in Uvalde elementary school

Houston police, mayor ask for public's help to find rapper TakeOff's killer

Pasadena Taste of the Town tickets

-- Nov. 1 --

Migos member TakeOff killed outside bowling alley in downtown Houston, AP confirms

Who was TakeOff? The rise of Migos

Fans, hip-hop community reacts to death of Migos' TakeOff

-- Oct. 31 --

Spooky Spaces playlist

XFL unveils team names for league's relaunch

MECA's Dia de Muertos festival honors 21 lives lost in Uvalde tragedy

-- Oct. 28 --

Too many animals forcing shelter to euthanize more animals, BARC says

Why could this World Series be a battle of the mascots?

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-- Oct. 27 -- 

Houston teens blackmailed with fake nude photos

Second murder trial of AJ Armstrong Jr in 2016 deaths of his parents ends without verdict

-- Oct. 26 --

'Similarities are horribly striking': Nightmare for abused Houston twins began in Baton Rouge

Astros fans react to World Series ticket prices

-- Oct. 25 --

Panhandler shot, killed after smashing woman's windshield in NW Houston, HPD says

-- Oct. 24 --

Pet python loose in SW Houston neighborhood

KHOU 11 Voter Guide

Why was Texas an early innovator when it comes to early voting?

-- Oct. 21 -- 

Court documents: Cypress twins say they were forced to drink bleach, burned, beaten with curtain rods

'Now hiring non-stupid people' | Pasadena sign raising eyebrows

Fan runs on field to hug Astros star Jose Altuve during Game 2 of ALCS

-- Oct. 20 --

Twins whose escape from Cypress home led to couple's arrest suffered horrific abuse, neighbor says

Family of 21-year-old concertgoer settles Astroworld Festival lawsuit against Travis Scott, Live Nation

Why does it appear the flu is running rampant this year?

Why do baseball games start at weird times?

-- Oct. 19 --

Cause of death released for Humble mother found dead in car trunk in Nebraska

Why are certain people more attractive to mosquitoes?

A 19-year-old dog was surrendered at a Dallas shelter. These best friends took her in

-- Oct. 18 --

Report: Austin is now the 2nd fastest-growing city in the U.S.

Woman says custodian urinated in her water bottle, giving her an STD, court documents state

-- Oct. 17 --

Tomball mother kills 'evil' 5-year-old daughter in woods, court document say

Study: The ground is gradually sinking in some Houston neighborhoods

Texas school districts distribute kits to have students’ DNA samples in case of emergencies like Uvalde

-- Oct. 14 --

Texas girl wins Miss Dallas Teen pageant with her service dog by her side

Why do baseball games start at weird times?

New Marist Poll finds Abbott, O'Rourke 4 points apart in governor's race

My "Spooky Spaces" playlist on YouTube

SPOOKY SPACES: Galveston ghost tour

SPOOKY SPACES: Houston ghost tour

SPOOKY SPACES: Spring ghost tour

SPOOKY SPACES: Creepy Hollow Haunted House

-- Oct. 13 --

Purse from 1959 found in CCISD floorboards reunited with family

Boaters 'fending off sharks' in Gulf rescued by Coast Guard crews

Why are turkeys hard to find this year?

Bexar County to add more polling locations, judge rules

-- Oct. 12 --

Hear the radio call when Yordan Álvarez sent Minute Maid Park into a frenzy

Why have stores started the Christmas season even earlier?

Former SAPD officer who shot unarmed teen in parking lot officially charged

-- Oct. 11 --

Check your status: Voter registration deadline is hours away

Video shows porch pirate steal Houston couple's wedding mementos

Uvalde CISD will search for a new superintendent to replace Hal Harrell after retirement

Gators galore! Alligator stories from southeast Texas

-- Oct. 10 --

Families react to Uvalde CISD Police Department suspension, superintendent's retirement announcement

Spurs practice, fair brings a bit of joy to Uvalde, Texas

Uvalde CISD suspends the district's police department amid investigation

-- Oct. 8 --

Clear Creek ISD searching for owner of purse from 1950s found during renovations

-- 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

Watch as Hurricane Ian approaches

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