Latest Houston News

Facility for teen immigrant girls in Houston being closed

Apr. 17, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A facility in Houston that housed girls who crossed U.S. border unaccompanied is being closed and the girls immediately moved, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Saturday. About 450 girls housed since April 1 in an Emergency Intake Site...

1 man is on a mission to capture stories of Cajun WWII vets

Apr. 17, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Listening intently behind the camera, Jason Theriot has recorded more than 200 World War II veterans as part of a two-decade passion project to document their oral histories before they are all gone. He’s hoping to find even more. ...

Jokic, Porter help Nuggets cruise by Rockets, 128-99

Apr. 16, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 29 points, Michael Porter Jr. added 21 and the Denver Nuggets cruised to a 128-99 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night. Jokic dominated in the paint, hitting 10 of 12 field goals and adding 16 rebounds. Jokic fell three...

Dynamo open MLS season with 2-1 victory over Earthquakes

Apr. 16, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Memo Rodríguez scored the opening goal of the Major League Soccer season and Maximiliano Urruti added a goal in the second half as the Houston Dynamo beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on a rainy Friday night. Rodríguez raced to Joe Corona's through ball...

Texas assault of Korean woman leads to hate crime indictment

Apr. 16, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston woman has been indicted on a hate crime charge after being accused of attacking a Korean woman inside her business, prosecutors announced Friday. Authorities allege Keaundra Young, 24, repeatedly punched Jung Kim while she shopped inside...

AP study: MLB salary down 4.8% in 2 years; top 100 earn half

Apr. 16, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The average major league salary dropped 4.8% to just under $4.17 million on opening day from the start of the previous full season in 2019. The average has fallen 6.4% since the start of the 2017 season, when it peaked at $4.45 million, according to a...

In Texas, GOP voting bills zero in on Democratic Houston

Apr. 15, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The nation’s next big voting battle underway in Texas would outlaw 24-hour polling places, drive-thru voting and make it a crime for elections officials to mail unsolicited absentee ballot applications. Put another way: Everything Houston — the...

Texas' longest serving death row inmate has sentence tossed

Apr. 15, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An appeals court has overturned the sentence of Texas’ longest serving death row inmate, whose attorneys say has languished in prison for more than 45 years because he's too mentally ill to be executed. Raymond Riles’ “death sentence can no longer...

MLS season starts with hopes of returning to normalcy

Apr. 15, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Major League Soccer embarks on the 2021 season with a new labor agreement in hand, the return of two big stars, a new team in Austin, Texas, and lessons learned from 2020. There still won't be full crowds in most places but there are reasons to be optimistic for the...

CONCACAF Nations League semifinals, final moved to Denver

Apr. 15, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The first CONCACAF Nations League semifinals and championship are being moved to Denver from Texas. The United States will play Honduras at Empower Field on June 3 as part of a doubleheader that will have Mexico meet Costa Rica, the Confederation of North...