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Here’s how ‘Go Topless’ Jeep weekend enforcement could change in response to problems this year


May 23, 2019

Galveston County officials plan to bolster law enforcement efforts for next year’s “Go Topless” Jeep weekend after deputies responded to nonstop calls for service and vehicle collisions at this year’s event. The event typically attracts hundreds of Jeep owners to Crystal Beach, but this year’s crowd appeared to be the largest in more than a decade, said Galveston County Sheriff …

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Texas moves to arm more teachers to prevent school shootings


May 23, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved a big step closer to arming more teachers and school personnel as a way to help prevent future campus shootings, under a bill sent to Gov. Greg Abbott. The measure approved Wednesday night by the state Senate changes the 6-year-old school marshal program that had limited the number of armed marshals, and instead opens …

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Lawyer: Police shot Texas woman in stomach, chest and face.


May 23, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — A private autopsy shows a Houston-area police officer shot a mentally ill woman in the stomach, chest and face when the two struggled during an attempted arrest, a lawyer for the victim’s family said Wednesday. Attorney Ben Crump presented the autopsy report at a press conference. He and Pamela Turner’s family said Baytown police must be held …

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Girl, 10, 6th known child to die after US border detention


May 23, 2019

  HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities say a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died last year after being detained by border authorities in a previously unreported case. The death marks the sixth known case in the last year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that she died on Sept. 29 at an Omaha, Nebraska, hospital of …

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Teen fatally shot after paintball attack on Houston house


May 23, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say a 19-year-old man was shot and killed outside a house that came under attack from people armed with a paintball gun. Police said in a news release Wednesday that the resident told investigators he believed the attackers were shooting at his home late Tuesday night, so he opened fire. Police have not released the …

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Census: Big cities in US aren’t growing like they used to


May 23, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Big cities in the U.S. aren’t growing like they used to. Most of the nation’s largest cities last year grew by a fraction of the numbers they did earlier in the decade, according to population and housing unit estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The previous growth big cities had experienced in the first …

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Former Houston municipal employee sentenced to 19 years in workplace killing


May 23, 2019

A former Houston municipal worker who murdered his supervisor in 2015 was sentenced on Wednesday to 19 years in state prison. Tyrone Auzenne had pleaded guilty to killing his boss, Michael Vaughn, at the southeast Houston offices of the city’s solid waste management department on Dec. 21, 2015 The man, then 43, told authorities that he was being “picked on …

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17 nabbed on felony DWI charges in Galveston County in April


May 23, 2019

Police arrested app HOUSTON CHRONICLE EXCLUSIVE: Houston is ‘ground zero’ for drugged and drunken driving Driving while intoxicated in Texas is usually considered a misdemeanor on the first two offenses. A person’s third DWI offense results in a felony charge. Drivers charged with a third DWI charge face up to $10,000 in fines, between two to 10 years in prison and …

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See who was arrested at the ‘Go Topless’ Jeep event in Crystal Beach


May 23, 2019

More than 100 people were arrested on charges ranging from minor in possession of alcohol to burglary at the ‘Go Topless’ event on Crystal Beach last week, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office. Of the 113 people arrested between Wednesday and Sunday, most people faced low-level misdemeanor charges, such as driving without a seat belt or possessing alcohol as …

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