Blog Posts in March, 2012

  • Police search for motorcyclist after wreck

    Police search for motorcyclist after wreck By: Dale Lezon Houston Chronicle Police are searching for a man who allegedly crashed his motorcycle and then rode away on another one, leaving behind his critically-injured female passenger early Friday morning in Pasadena. The wreck happened about 12:30 a.m. in the 4400 block of Fairmont, said Vance Mitchell, spokesman for the Pasadena Police ...
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  • UH's new mascot moves into his Houston Zoo home

    By Joshua Mann Houston Chronicle The University of Houston's new mascot entered his home in the Houston Zoo for the first time Saturday, prowling around the enclosure in front of adoring crowds before climbing up the cliffs to nap in the sun. The 6-month-old cougar, named Shasta VI, was welcomed to his new home during a party hosted by the UH Alumni Association. He's the university's first live ...
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  • 2 Deer Park special ed teachers accused in mistreatment case

    By Robert Stanton Houston Chronicle Two Deer Park school district teachers have submitted their resignations amid allegations of mistreating a special education student and failing to report the incident the officials, district leaders said. Parent Sheri Graham said she was told that one teacher taunted and mocked her 13-year-old son, spraying his face with a water bottle and forcing him to fold ...
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  • Splendora police officer critically injured in crash

    By: Dale Lezon Houston Chronicle A Splendora police officer is in critical condition after being involved in a wreck with an 18-wheeler in Montgomery County early Monday morning. The two-vehicle crash happened about 1:30 a.m. on 1485 at Roberts Road, according the Department of Public Safety. Authorities said the officer, identified as Ryan Simpson, was taken by a medical helicopter to Memorial ...
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  • Man dies in hit-and-run collision

    A pedestrian died when he was run down by a car in a hit-and-run collision in southwest Houston early Wednesday morning. The collision occurred at 3600 W. Fuqua near Buffalo Speedway about 2:15 a.m., according to the Houston Police Department. Police said the victim, whose name has not been released, died at the scene. No other injuries were reported. Police said the man was walking in or along ...
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  • Drunk Drivers Beware on Spring Break

    By: The Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Highway Patrol troopers will increase patrols and crack down on drunk drivers during a special enforcement effort over Spring Break. The increased patrols will be in effect across the state from March 10 to March 18 in high-risk locations during the times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. The patrols are funded through a grant from the ...
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  • 1 dies in Gulf Freeway road rage fight

    By Carol Christian Houston Chronicle The death of a 42-year-old man following an altercation on the Gulf Freeway early Monday evening will be referred to a Harris County grand jury, Houston police said. The man, whose identity has not been released, was northbound in the 8800 block of the Gulf Freeway feeder road near Monroe when his black Chevy Tahoe rear-ended a red Ford Explorer driven by ...
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  • Houston leads in "super-commuters" with 250,000

    By: Erin Mulvaney Houston Chronicle Despite the rising prices at the pump, the number of "supercommuters" has risen 98 percent in Harris County in the last decade, according to a recent study. According to New York University's Rudin Center for Transportation, the number of people who work in Houston but live in cities as far away as Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi and McAllen has risen sharply ...
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  • Texans Reach Contract Agreement with Arian Foster

    By: John McClain Houston Chronicle The Texans have reached an agreement on a five-year contract with running back Arian Foster. They are still ironing out final details, and terms were not available this morning. General Manager Rick Smith and vice president of football administration Chris Olsen have been negotiating daily with agent Mike McCartney on the long-term deal for Foster, who would have ...
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